Platte Canyon - Gateway to Historic South Park

Chamber Mission

Whether you are a visitor, looking to relocate, recently relocated, or are a long-time mountain resident, the Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce (PCACC) welcomes you to "our little bit of paradise". While you enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and historic sites, feel free to visit with local residents and business owners in our fast-growing small community.

Our mission is to encourage a healthy environment for our local businesses and our citizens by promoting new opportunities, supporting existing businesses, and encouraging pro-active legislation that will benefit our local economy. Although our mission is the promotion and development of local commerce, along with that goal lies great responsibility in protecting our quality of life.

So, welcome! Join hands with us as we move onward with pride in our past and hope and determination for an even brighter future.
Letter from the President
September 2014

Fall is upon us! I don't know about you, but doesn't it seem like the trees are starting to turn EARLY this year? And I know the elk are already in rut, which definitely seems several weeks premature. I think we're all wondering whether our very wet summer might mean a very snowy winter... Great news for snow-plowers and Sasquatch hunters, but less so for the rest of us. I want to encourage all of you to join us at our September general meeting next Tuesday morning – September 9th – at our usual time of 7:30 am. This is the only time we all meet as chamber members, and it's a great opportunity for networking and for hearing all the local news and announcements about upcoming events in our communities. We'll also have a new and exciting opportunity to offer to our chamber members – so you owe it to yourself to be there!

We're gearing up for our annual 285 Gold Rush weekends, when all the folks from “down the hill” will be driving through our communities to admire the explosion of color that should begin in a couple of weeks. The goals of the Gold Rush event are to promote tourism along the 285 corridor (and therefore encourage tourists to spend their hard-earned money in our community), and to promote our local businesses. I want to encourage all of you who have businesses along the 285 corridor to join in with us, as the more businesses that participate, the more likely people will stop in Bailey, Pine, Shawnee and Grant rather than just whizzing through. So, how can you participate? It's pretty simple: just put one of the Gold Rush signs in front of your business (“285 Gold Rush Celebrated Here”, which you can pick up at the general meeting on Tuesday or at the country store), and use the opportunity to offer discounts or sale items as an incentive for people to stop by on their way up or as they're heading home. In addition, the chamber board has decided to print several banners to hang along 285 over the coming weekends as one more way to help promote your businesses!

By next Tuesday at our general meeting we should have finalized the new date for Bailey Day, as well as having a number of other important news items to pass on to you. I'm also hoping that our new wooden billboard will be up for you to admire.

I'll look forward to seeing many (hopefully most) of you next Tuesday.

Hang in there,

Jim