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Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
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Business Spotlight
Joanna Rallo with Neuhaus Real Estate
Joanna Rallo
Berthoud Fit
Rising Star!
Joanna Rallo with Neuhaus Real Estate, Inc. is a Berthoud based Realtor serving Berthoud and the surrounding areas. Joanna’s goal as your real estate advocate, is to promote your best interests with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. She is continually educating herself for your benefit. Past clients are amazed at the low stress involved when Joanna is working with them. Check out over 52 of her latest client reviews and over 328 for her team. https://www.zillow.com/profile/Joanna-Rallo/#reviews
Joanna was awarded the Five Star Professional Award for Top Real Estate Agents and was featured in the March 2018 edition of 5280 Magazine. She is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert ( MCNE ), Pricing Strategy Advisor ( PSA ), e-PRO designee trained in advanced technologies and social media strategies, Green Designee with advanced awareness of energy efficiency and sustainability and a Short Sale and Foreclosure
Resource ( SFR ) to help those purchasing or selling a distressed property.

Each Spring Joanna hosts fitness classes (Berthoud Fit) in Pioneer Park, open to all who want to jump start their fitness and nutrition goals. She believes that a “healthier home is a happier home.” As a special thank you to Berthoud Chamber members, Joanna will offer a free basic home warranty to members that buy or sell with her and close by the end of 2018. Contact her for details. joanna@neuhausrealestate.com or (720) 626-9039
If you would like to be featured in Business Spotlight, please email us a paragraph about you and your business with 1-3 photos.
Recent Chamber Events
We had a record attendance for Berthoud Day this year. We counted just over 6,000 people coming through the gates. The weather was perfect and the flow throughout the day was smooth. Thank you, to all of you that sponsored, volunteered and showed up for the event. If you would like to send us any comments or suggestions, email us at bcc@berthoudcolorado.com
During Sunfest this year, we introduced the Barn Quilt Trail Program . A quilt trail is a series of painted wood quilt squares installed at various locations along a route, emphasizing significant family history, architecture and/or aesthetic landscapes. You can create one for your barn, house, business and even your mailbox. We have gotten a lot of interest and the committee is planning on setting up some workshops to create these together. We have patterns to choose from or you can create your own. Come join the fun!
Get your events on the Berthoud App
If you haven't downloaded the Berthoud App, search Berthoud Chamber of Commerce in your app store. It's Free! As a Chamber member, you have a free directory listing and unlimited event listings . If you own a business in Berthoud or belong to a club or non-profit in Berthoud that has events, you can take advantage of our free listing or upgrade for a page with much more information. You can also upgrade your plan to add coupons, frequency rewards, and post Berthoud events. Email the chamber office for more info.
If you have any questions, call the Chamber Office - 970 532 4200
Ribbon Cuttings
Friends of The Berthoud Community Library District
May 26, 2018
Help us in congratulating the Friends of the Berthoud Community Library District on their ribbon cutting. They did their ribbon cutting on the first day of the library's summer reading program. Bonnie Sheehan shared with us many things that they do to support the library. But, mainly, The Friends of the Library raise funds to help support library programs. All money raised directly supports the library. The luncheon at their ribbon cutting was provided by the Friends. Amie Pilla, CEO of the Berthoud Community Library District shared about the summer reading program. If you would like to join the Friends of the Library, their meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at the library at 3:00 pm. You can pick up an application there as well. We also want to thank the chamber members that came out on a Saturday during Memorial Day weekend to help them celebrate. Cindy Leach with the Town of Berthoud won the door prize and got to go "shopping" for books to put in her new bag she won!
Amazon Financial Group Inc.
May 24, 2018
Help us in congratulating Steve Locke with  Amazon Financial Group  on their ribbon cutting. Amazon Financial Group is a mortgage brokerage that was established in 2003. They specialize in finding the right mortgage for consumers who are buying a house or those who wish to refinance their current first mortgage.

They are located at 752 17th Avenue Suite 202 in Longmont. You can reach them by calling (720) 340-4440. We, also, want to thank our members who came down to help in this celebration. Amazon Financial Group Inc.
Junk King & Mr. Thrift
May 12, 2018
Congratulations to Allen Wasson with  JUNK KING  and Adam Wasson with  Mr. Thrift  on their double ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon. They are both family run businesses.
Junk King does fast, eco-friendly junk removal. They take Just about everything!
If you are in need of their services, please give them a call at (970) 290-2098 or toll free at 1-888-888-5865. Mr. Thrift is a one-of-a-kind Antique Emporium. They are located at 349 Massachusetts Avenue here in Berthoud. They change their inventory almost daily, so you'll want to stop by often to shop. They are open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. If you want to give them a call, you can reach them at (970) 290-2098. Welcome to the chamber, the Wasson family and your two businesses! Congratulations to Phil Auserehl with  Castle Cleaning & Oriental Rug Company LLC  for winning the door prize from Junk King and Kathy Burcham with  Re/max Town & Country  for winning the door prize from Mr. Thrift. They had a guessing contest on how many golf balls in the glass container as well as how many remote controls in the bin.
Berthoud Vintage & RE/MAX Alliance
May 8, 2018
Help us in congratulating  Berthoud Vintage  and Re/Max Alliance - Amy Lane on their double ribbon cutting. Berthoud Vintage is located at 434 Mountain Avenue Unit D. Amy Lane and her daughter, Courtney Vinaske, are bringing a touch of country life to your home decor with their affordable urban country furnishings. Their hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. New things arrive almost daily so stopping in often is a good idea.
Amy Lane is not only part owner in Berthoud Vintage but she is also a realtor with Re/Max Alliance. Amy wants you to know that she is here to serve Northern Colorado in the largest purchase that you make. Being a Loveland/Berthoud native she is able to assist and offer guidance with your home purchase. Be sure to give her a call at (970) 567-0816 to visit about selling or buying your home. Berthoud Vintage and RE/MAX Alliance
The Group, Inc. - Loveland & Centerra
April 26, 2018
Congratulations to  The Group, Inc. Real Estate - Loveland and Centerra on their ribbon cutting. Christina Huff shared with us that when you work with a Group Realtor Broker you are working with the owner of the company. It is one of the things that makes them different. The concept of equal ownership is not new for them – they started that way – and it has allowed them to build a culture of excellence and cooperation. Their mission is to provide value to their customers, both buyers and sellers. Working together and sharing information with one another is rather unique in this business, but they believe it is the best way to get the job done. Their full-time professional Realtors/Brokers are experts in their real estate market and our area and their entire team strives to create a smooth and worry-free transaction for you. If you are looking to sell or buy a home, please give them a call at (970) 663-0700. Their offices are located at 1401 West 29th Street and 5401 Stone Creek Circle in Loveland. The Group Inc.
"B" Sweet Cupcakes
April 10, 2018
Help us in congratulating Dana Brungardt and  B Sweet Cupcakes  on their ribbon cutting. This is their 7th Business Anniversary at this location (425 East 4th Street, Loveland). Dana and her mother, Sue, treated us to cupcake pairings for the ribbon cutting. They educated us on how what we drink with each cupcake brings out the flavor. And, we agreed. They have 120 flavors of cupcakes (not every day). You can walk in six days a week and purchase what they’ve baked for the day. Or you can special order. When you order far enough in advance, you can pick the flavor, frostings and even the wrapper. “B” Sweet makes mini as well as full-size cupcakes and scones. And, they also make 40 flavors of cheesecakes (not every day). They make cupcakes for all occasions: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. There is even a private room on location to host an event (breakfast meetings or parties). You can book a kid’s birthday party where part of the event is for the kids to decorate their own cupcake. Phone number is (970) 430-7073. "B" Sweet Cupcakes
2018 Board of Directors
President - Amie Pilla - Berthoud Community Library District
Director - Kathy Burcham - RE/MAX Town & Country
Vice Pres. - Debbie Schleiger - Berthoud Drug
Treasurer - Connie Murray - Mueller Pye & Associates
Director - Shannon Lei - Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
Ex-Officio - Walt Elish - Town of Berthoud
Director - Bill Daley - Citizen Printing
Ex-Officio - Thomas Texeira - Thompson School District
Director - Pete Tomassi - Tomassi Financial Planning
Ex-Officio - Deanne Mulvihill - Berthoud Chamber of Commerce
2018 Chamber Ambassadors
2018 Ambassadors

Debbie Schleiger,  Director of Ambassadors, Schleiger Electric
John Beck,  Individual Member
Kristin Boeding, The Group Inc. Loveland
Bill Breunig , Individual Member
Jeff Butler , Team Butlers Real Estate
Becky Dostal,  Safeguard Business Systems
Jason Filler, The Group Inc. Loveland
John Giroux, Jr ., Family Mortgage Co - Berthoud
Misty Hollabaugh , Northern Colorado Massage
Virginia Huppe, Individual Member
Maria Larsen, Primo Painting
Cindy Leach,   Town of Berthoud
Rick Moehling, The Group Inc. Loveland
Ken Schwols , Berthoud Lions Club
Wanda Zimmerman,  Adams Bank & Trust

If you are INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHAMBER AMBASSADOR and want to know more about what that entails. Check out the details. 
Featured Ambassadors
March: John Beck
John Beck is one of our newer Ambassadors. But, John is not new at promoting the chamber or volunteering. He already has been attending many of the chamber functions and volunteers at our monthly events as well as at many of our major events. John is retired but has always been involved in the Berthoud community. He has been a chamber member since March of 2015. By becoming an ambassador, he is now on several major event committees as well as continuing to serve as he's always done. Help us in congratulating John for being Ambassador of the month for March.
Thank you, John for joining our great team of Ambassadors. We are happy to have you!
April: Becky Dostal
Congratulations to Becky Dostal with Safeguard Business Systems on being nominated Ambassador of the month for April. Becky is on the Berthoud Day Committee and is co-chair of the Berthoud Sunfest Committee. She attends the ambassador meetings as well as many of our other chamber events. You'll recognize her by her smile! Thank you, Becky for all that you do with our Chamber.
May: Cindy Leach
Congratulations to Cindy Leach for being voted Ambassador of the Month by her peers. Cindy was Co-Chair on the Berthoud Day Committee. She also volunteers at almost every luncheon. She sets up and helps tear down. Cindy also volunteers to take pictures at events so we have them to share on Facebook. We always appreciate Cindy's willingness to help and we all enjoy her fun sense of humor. Congratulations, Cindy.
Businesses of the Month
March: The Group Inc.
Congratulations to The Group Inc. Real Estate for being chosen as Business of the Month. They have joined with their two locations: 1401 West 29th Street and 5401 Stone Creek Circle (both in Loveland, CO). Not only did they join, but they got involved right away. They had the most attendees at our first Experience Berthoud event and five of their agents joined our Ambassador program. We truly appreciate how they have embraced their membership with involvement.  The Group Inc.
April: Jones Excavating & Plumbing
Congratulations to Josh Jones with Jones Excavating & Plumbing LTD here in Berthoud. Josh has been so helpful in loading trucks to move our snow during Snowfest each year. If he's not moving the snow, he's loading the snow into the cylinders so we can stomp them before they get carved by our artists. Josh also does a great job on putting historical information about Berthoud up on the Berthoud Community Facebook page. Thank you, Josh, for all you do. Jones Excavating
May: Adams Bank & Trust
With Wanda Zimmerman as an Ambassador, Adams Bank & Trust has been very active with the Chamber. Both Wanda and Kelly have been active on committees, attending events and volunteering at our major events. They have even opened up their board room for committee meetings. They also store some of our event items at their location and have loaned us their pop-up tent and other items. We appreciate all you do to help the chamber be successful! Congratulations for being chosen Business of the Month for May.
New Chamber Members
Help us in Welcoming our Newest Members!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
2018 Chamber Events
Contant Contact Member Discount
Chamber members get a 25% off discount with Constant Contact. This is such a valuable asset to have. There are free webinars and classes all the time to help you get started if you have never used it before. Click below to see details.

ChamberMaster Class
Are you taking full advantage of the "Enhanced" feature on Chamber Master? This is a FREE addition that we now are offering to all of our members! You don't want to miss out on this class. GOOGLE LOVES THE CHAMBER! This features raises your Google ratings.

Deanne will be teaching how to make your business page more visible. Bring a lunch and a laptop or tablet. Did you know you can increase your page placement in Google? Come see how.
Check the next class on our Business Calendar.
Promote your Business
Share your business with useful goodies.

We give out between 5-15 welcome bags a month. As a member of the BACC, you have the opportunity to have your "swag" put in these welcome bags we give to our new members at ribbon cuttings and to the new homeowners in Berthoud. With our growing community we are giving away a lot more of these bags.

If you would like to add your promotional items...please drop it off at the chamber office so we can add them to our bags. Thank you!
Thank You to our Sponsors!
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