Chairman’s Circle Members
These businesses are leaders in our community and have achieved
Chairman Circle status through hard work and strategic investments.
They recognize that membership in the Evergreen Area Chamber
of Commerce provides access to a valuable bundle of networking,
marketing and exclusive Chamber services to complement their
business’ activities. Membership in the Chairman’s Circle offers
the most elite opportunities and is limited to 10 premier companies.
Investment level – $5,000.
Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, FirstBank has been providing full-service banking for over 45 years. Since its first bank charter was granted in 1963, FirstBank has grown into an $11.6 billion organization with over 125 locations to serve you. FirstBank continues to provide its customers with innovative banking products and outstanding customer service with local decisions. FirstBank is Colorado’s largest locally
owned bank and has locations throughout the Front Range including the Denver Metro
area, Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Colorado Springs and the
mountain communities of Vail, Avon, Breckenridge and Silverthorne. FirstBank also has
five locations in California. FirstBank opened its doors to the residents of Palm Desert
and the Coachella Valley in 1985. In 2007, FirstBank expanded into Arizona and today
has 10 locations with more branches in the planning stages. www.efirstbank.com
Doug Kinzy, publisher
Colorado Serenity was founded in 1992 in order to extol the uniquely wonderful lifestyle found here in the Rocky
Mountains west of Denver. Finding
Serenity has a special meaning for everyone. Since moving to Evergreen in 1977,
I have found that more than any other
place, the people who move here say they
have found their own feeling of Serenity.
Colorado Serenity publishes a wide
variety of editorial, including feature
stories, advertorials (a monthly column
where businesses write about themselves)
and departments like Designing Home,
Faces, Survivor, Your Chamber, For the
Love of Dog, The Art Scene and The Dish.
We are open to publishing just about
anything inspirational about local people
Colorado Serenity is a monthly, large-format, glossy magazine. We are often
described as a coffee table piece and readers frequently say that they read Serenity
from cover to cover. Advertisers benefit
from a long shelf life, as many households
keep displays on their coffee tables showing months of past issues. Readers say they
read our magazine from cover to cover.
Colorado Serenity has a total distribution
of 24,000. For advertising rates and questions, contact Holly Jorgensen at holly@
coloradoserenity.com or Doug Kinzy at
In 1955 in Indian Hills, the need for a source of information for a growing mountain
community gave rise to a monthly newspaper called Smoke Signals. Backed financially
by the Indian Hills Fire Department, Smoke
Signals started on a shoestring but grew
steadily along with the community. Within
six months of the paper’s creation, the Inter-Canyon and Idledale departments were also
pitching in, and advertising revenues began
In October 1958, under editor and pub-
lisher Vern Manning, Smoke Signals became
the Canyon Courier, an independent weekly
newspaper. The Courier started with an
ambitious goal: covering all news “from
U.S. Highway 40 on the north to Bailey and
beyond on the south, and from Mount Evans
to the east Jefferson County line.”
No one could have predicted in the late
’50s how Evergreen and this entire area
would grow in population, until finally many
mountain communities had distinct identi-
ties and sizable populations of their own.
Today, the Courier focuses more tightly
on the Evergreen area, which has grown to
become a large, thriving and economically
diverse community. Our three sister newspapers — the High Timber Times (Conifer), the
Clear Creek Courant (Clear Creek County)
and the Columbine Courier (South Jeffco) —
now report on many of the areas that the
original Canyon Courier sought to cover.
Our goal as newspapers remains the
same, however: unite our communities
with a reliable and local source of information, advertising and online content.