By Mary Jo Coulehan
Pagosa Springs Area
Chamber of Commerce
From Dec. 18 to Feb. 15, 2021, people will be able to access numerous local stores, restaurants and other industries and purchase items or gift cards/certificates.
Here is how the program works. Log on to the website, https://www.32auctions.com/PSWeLoveYou. That site has local participating businesses that are offering goods or gift cards for people to purchase. Purchase your item, then go to check out. You will be able to pick up the item or gift card at some stores, others will mail them out. The business will contact you about your purchase.
The store, in turn, will receive the full value of the item purchased. The Chamber, through a generous partnership with the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County, will be picking up all the credit card and online store site fees in order for our businesses to recoup as much revenue as they can, thus the support part of the program. Plus, it gives the stores another outlet for people to access their goods. Because of the town and county partnership, any business that is registered with the state is eligible to participate.
Businesses can list up to five individual items or different denomination gift cards. Within those five items, they can list as many gift certificates or items as are available — don’t oversell your hard good items between actual and virtual shoppers. It’s that easy. Business should have received an email with instructions on how to send your items that you want listed to the Chamber. We are still including businesses in the program, so don’t miss out on this additional free sales opportunity.
Shop local from the comfort of your home or office. Remember, if you forgot that Christmas present and need a New Year’s gift or perhaps a birthday or anniversary present, the program runs until Valentine’s Day, so you can shop for your loved one online until then. Remember to shop local with PS We Love You! program. It is just one more way to show your support to our business community. If a business would like to participate and has any questions, contact us at 264-2360 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Love your locals and shop Pagosa Springs through the PS We Love You program.
Voting open for the Chamber board of
Voting remains open for the 2021 slate of candidates for the Chamber board of directors. Businesses who are Chamber members are eligible to vote. There is a slate of six very qualified candidates this year. With each ballot, a member can vote for up to three candidates.
The candidates this year are Tabitha Zappone, Robin Young, Marissa Talamante, Shane Price, Curtis Nehring and Eric Hittle. A big thank you goes out to these candidates for “putting themselves out there” to run for the board. To find out more about the candidates, go to the Chamber home page, www.pagosachamber.com and click on the “Vote Now” — 2021 Board of Director Candidates tab under Chamber and Community News. This link will take you to a more detailed description of each of the candidates and your opportunity to cast your ballot. You can also go to https://pagosachamber.com/board-of-directors-member-vote/.
The candidates’ bios are interesting and informative. If you are not familiar with all of the candidates, read their bios and vote for a person that you believe can represent your business voice. The beauty of the make-up of the Chamber board is that there is a wide representation of businesses including food service, retail, lodging, nonprofits, service industry and professional services. Any of the candidates would be qualified; however, only the top three vote recipients will be elected to sit on the Chamber board for the next three years.
This is an important part of your Chamber membership — to vote for those representatives that will be your business voice. If you are not computer savvy or for some reason cannot cast your vote electronically, you are welcome to stop by the Chamber to cast your vote via paper ballot. Questions can be directed to the Chamber at 264-2360. Ballots can be cast until Jan. 8, 2021. Take just five minutes and cast your ballot.