Chamber Resort Association Gala celebrates Glenwood Springs superheroes |

Chamber Resort Association Gala celebrates Glenwood Springs superheroes

Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony is slated to dazzle attendees Saturday.

With live music from A Band Called Alexis, a wine bar sponsored by Bay Equity Home Loans and set in the historic and newly renovated Hotel Colorado, the gala aims to bring Glenwood Springs’ business community together for a night of entertainment and recognition, said Tara Harman, the chamber’s vice president of special events and programs.

“It’s our largest networking event,” Harman said. “It’s an opportunity to look at where we’ve been, where we’re going, and it’s a fantastic time to be together.”

Kicking off at 6 p.m., this year’s gala theme is superheroes, and attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero costumes.

“Our businesses and communities have overcome so many challenges in recent years: The Grizzly Creek Fire, COVID-19, the mudslides — just to name a few,” Harman said. “It may be a little corny, but not all heroes wear capes. We felt superheroes was an appropriate theme, because our community is filled with them: nurses, teachers, business leaders, first responders and so many more.”

Tickets are $75 for chamber members and $85 for general admission and can be purchased at The event is a cocktail-style celebration with small-plate stations, games and a silent auction, a news release states.

“The silent auction is an opportunity to highlight our local businesses,” said Angie Anderson, the Chamber Resort president and CEO. “All the items are donated from businesses within our community.”

The chamber is also scheduled to award multiple businesses and residents for their efforts throughout Glenwood Springs. Awards include Citizen of the Year, Top Brass Outstanding Business of the Year, Top Brass Outstanding New Business of the Year, a Resiliency Award and an award for the Gala’s best dressed.

Anderson said the event celebrates the community as a whole, but it also owes its success to the support from the community.

“We couldn’t do these events without our generous sponsors, such as FirstBank, Integrated Mountain Management and Bay Equity Home Loans,” she said.

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