chris gibbens

chris gibbens 2 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat Chamber Resort Association aims to grow summer marketing efforts

The story is about the chamber, summer marketing and a possible tax increase proposal. Yes Bill, strong summer business and proper marketing using existing funds equals friends and neighbors making money and paying bills.

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chris gibbens 2 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat Chamber Resort Association aims to grow summer marketing efforts

From what I recall, this is the only thing I have heard from Tom Kern on anything. I did miss the broadcast of city council meeting last week, so...my bad. Mr. Kern asking for more money doesn't seem like a good start. Marketing efforts for events online is a cheap way to use existing funds. Between chamber websites, FB, Twitter, ski area and others a more coordinated web bombardment of events is needed. We have a long way to go concerning maxing out infrastructure, or that "get me out of town" feeling. Certain events are only for a weekend and then gone. Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge...that will get the gag effect going for some around here, but they turn out great events. Octoberfest in Breck and Vail was on another level. I think concerning money and the chamber there needs to be a more coordinated effort among marketing departments including the ski area. I realize people come to Steamboat for that off I-70 feeling. Yet, even busy here seems a little more chill to them. I think Mr. Kern should deal with budget issues and let his younger staff keep developing more creative, competitive events with modern marketing.

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chris gibbens 3 years, 1 month ago on Pro Cycling Challenge brought 1 million fans, $83.5 million to Colorado

What don't you all understand about the difference between revenue and profit? Which is what the article was stating. Cattle drive what?? I run a business that gets revenue from many sources...Hicks(of which my customers know they are hicks and proud of it and would put their name to it!) and spandex clad athletes that would kick both your "bottom lines" in anything from crunching numbers to chew spitting. The number of merchants that claim the event did nothing was a simple statement from the article in the paper from not too many businesses. I don't want to buy gift shop crap either like a stupid fake Native American fake tribal doll or a bronze cast sculpture of a cowboy bucking bronc ride of a lifestyle long dead and supported by selling off parcel ranchettes of my grandpappy's homestead. Some businesses thrived during the event and some are as lame as ever. Do I sound as smug as yvb...sweet! "Herding cats" could be a new attraction at your fake ranch to bring in revenue so you can buy more guns to act like a real pioneer and then your guests can spend leftover cash around town in restaurants and hotels after being so exhausted from chasing kitties.

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chris gibbens 3 years, 2 months ago on Pro Cycling Challenge brought 1 million fans, $83.5 million to Colorado

I find the article clearly conveying that the event brought 83 million in revenue, not profit BS'er. Even YVB gave props. How much revenue did the cattle drive on 131 pictured in SB Today Sept 22 bring in? I think hundreds of cows block traffic a bit more than a few bikes on our roads.

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chris gibbens 3 years, 4 months ago on Crews work to finish beginner downhill trail at Steamboat Ski Area

Nice that ground has been broke. Pretty silly trail compared to new Frisco bike park, Keystone, Vail, Whistler, etc. We have lots of catching up to do in order to get 50,000 bike visits. Ski area is still having trouble with its "XC" trails like the new extreme gravity uphill re-route on Zig Zag. Tourists and plenty of locals can't clean that section and many other climbing routes are just as bad. Sorry to be such a downer, but the Ski Area needs a lot of help with existing trails as it is.

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chris gibbens 6 years, 6 months ago on Fort Collins company buys SpringSips

Did anyone read the article? It doesn't seem like SpringSips is going anywhere. Send your money out of the valley with Comcrap or Qwest. It seems these folks are still keeping it local.

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chris gibbens 7 years, 2 months ago on Vowing to manage growth

Families, children, growth, blah blah blah. Sustaining the economy of Steamboat is part of growth. When is there going to be some dialog about Single people or couples w/out children. There are plenty of 20, 30, 40 somethings in this town working those exploited jobs. Anyone checked out the 4 pages of employment classifieds, and winter jobs haven't put there ads in there yet. Most of those jobs in the paper are geared towards single non-professional residents. Who is going to fill these jobs? The employee pool gets smaller and smaller every year. The affordable housing situation seems to focus on double income families. Not everyone needs a 1,500- 2,000 home thats 300,000 to 600,000. The single dirt ball, perceived lesser class person, and Renter ( ooh! Yuck! ) that has lived here 10 or so years is really overlooked. Talk to most employers and they will tell you they are usually understaffed and finding good employees from such a small pool is even harder. Hope addlip2u doesn't go out too much in the future and use any local services because there won't be any employees to help out or serve at a restaurant. You probably shop on the internet anyway. SINGLE people unite. Oh Yeah, I rent and don't have children or a dog, go figure.

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chris gibbens 7 years, 3 months ago on Keen cab driver phones in taggings; two arrested

Cut fingers off, 500 hrs. community service. This was magic markers on windows ( cleans with windex ), and metal road signs in a construction zone of soon to be torn down buildings. Some of you need to take a poop!

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