• Tom Genes

October 21st

The Carbondale Chamber has announced The Carbondale Business Confluence will come together in a new interactive virtual format, indicative of the times, on Wednesday, October 21st from noon to 2 p.m. “The focus will be to inspire, give hope and share strengths, struggles and shifts as we explore ‘Carbondale through Change – an Evolution of Community,’” said Carbondale Chamber Executive Director Andrea Stewart. Traditionally held in September, the Confluence was moved back a month to allow more time for planning and to provide some support to local restaurants in the off-season. “In addition to the overall Confluence experience, this year’s $20 access ticket is a redeemable $20 voucher good at any participating Carbondale Chamber restaurant member. This win-win program is an economic stimulus for our Carbondale community,” Stewart continued.

The Zoom format, will be available in both English and Spanish. Highlights will include updates from Town of Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, and Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, HealthCare/COVID-19 information shared by Valley View Hospital and a local perspective of surviving the challenges of COVID-19 with Eaden Shantay, owner of True Nature Healing Arts.

The Confluence will culminate with a panel discussion “Conversations on Change through COVID” – a dynamic sharing of relatable struggles, strengths and pivot points while reflecting on changes since the beginning of 2020.

Panelists will be:

  • Briston Peterson of Carbondale Marketplace

  • Samuel Bernal of Entravision Communications

  • Beatriz Soto of Wilderness Workshop

  • Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts & Carbondale Creative District.

The Panel conversation will be moderated by Steve Skadron, Colorado Mountain College Vice President and Dean, Aspen and Carbondale campuses.

“This year’s Confluence will be both a reflection and inspiration as we shift from a survival mentality into finding success among change,” said Stewart. “We have stories of individuals and businesses that we hope participants will find informative and thought-provoking.”

The cost of the event is a win/win for our Carbondale community as the $20 ticket includes a $20 restaurant/beverage voucher valid at any participating Carbondale Chamber restaurant. Scholarships are available upon request.

Sponsorships are only $500 and will help underwrite scholarships, as well as offset expenses. Sponsors will receive visibility on the Carbondale Chamber website, eblasts and Carbondale Confluence marketing materials. For more information please contact the Carbondale Chamber at chamber@carbondale.com.

The Confluence is made possible from support by the Carbondale Chamber Avalanche Creek, Crystal River, and Mt. Sopris tiered membership levels.

All net proceeds from the Carbondale Business Confluence benefit the Chamber’s continued service to the community and its 425+ businesses. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is committed to working together with businesses and the community to provide leadership, education, and support for our members in order to make the Carbondale area a more vital and dynamic place to live, work, and visit.

For tickets, updated information and membership options, please visit Carbondale.com or call the Carbondale Chamber office at (970) 963-1890.

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