By Lin Browning, President/CEO, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with Team Evergreen Cycling and the Triple Bypass annual event. Team Evergreen Cycling has been a member of the Chamber since 2010. Team Evergreen Cycling was named Non-Profit of the Year for 2011. In 2012, the Chamber began providing volunteer support for the Triple Bypass. Volunteers staffed the finish line in Avon, CO and the finish line for those completing “the double” in Evergreen, CO. The Chamber was on hand to assist cyclists in exchanging event jerseys, answering questions, and directing them to food and drinks and vendor booths. In 2013, Karen Bettinger, Finance Manager for the Chamber, took on greater responsibility that included organizing all of the volunteers for the Evergreen finish line in addition to managing venue setup and tear down.
The Chamber is one of many local non-profit organizations in Evergreen that benefit from Team Evergreen Cycling’s donations of proceeds from the Triple Bypass event. The Chamber uses these funds to support its goal of Promoting the Community. Projects that benefit include advertising with Visit Denver, membership on the Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway, and print ads in publications such as the Colorado Vacation Guide.