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Honkers Help Wash Spott Celebrate Grand Opening

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers and Chamber board members visited the Hot Spott Car Wash at 1200 East Olive Street in Lamar, Saturday, February 27th for their grand opening celebration. Owners Matt and Shea Reinhardt converted the former Hot Spotte night club into a unique car wash, serving the motorists of southeast Colorado from […]

Lamar Honkers Around the Town

  My Health & Wellness The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers paid a welcome visit recently to Dr. Samantha Befidi, Chiropractor/Acupuncture-Certified, at her offices at 206 East Olive Street in Lamar. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 6:30pm.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Call 719-336-0108 or […]

Chamber Holds Awards Banquet

Four citizens were honored for their service to the community during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet held at the Wolves Den Event Center Thursday, January 28th.  The annual meeting served to introduce incoming and outgoing chamber directors for 2015/2016. Clay Peacock was honored as Citizen of the Year as Ian […]

Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

Lamar Chamber Accepting Citizen of the Year Nominations

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year award. This award is presented annually to honor an individual that has made a substantial contribution to the Prowers County area. The nominees must have exhibited leadership in community projects and be involved in civic […]

Key Events for 2016 Presented to County Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to approve funding to secure the rights to host the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals for 2016 and 2017. Panel members also approved $240 for shared funding of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce website and tabled a request for funds for the annual Sand and […]

Lamar High School Painters Become Santa Helpers

These Lamar high school students are on Santa’s ‘nice’ list this year for the work they contributed to upgrading and painting the decorative panels on the sides of Santa’s train. Art instructor, John Gersick, answered a request to use his painting skills to spruce up the side panels for the train known as Santa’s Express. […]

How to Use Them: LUV BUCKS 101

  Luv Bucks are a special community currency developed by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce to promote our local economy. When your dollars are spent locally, nearly 70% of that money will remain within our local economy. Doing business locally supports not only the place where your dollar is spent but also the city itself […]

Lamar Chamber Selects New Board, Schedules Annual Banquet

This year’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, January 28th at the Wolves Den Event Center, south of Spreading Antlers Golf Course at 27534 Highway 287 in Lamar. Chamber board members recently selected five new members for the new year, replacing one member who resigned and four others whose terms had […]

Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

Holiday Festivities in the Enchanted Forest

    Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and several local organizations will celebrate this holiday season with family festivities in the Enchanted Forest beginning this Saturday, December 5th. To kick off this year’s family fun, the Lamar Police Department, Lamar Fire Department, and Lamar Community College will host the Enchanted Forest from […]

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

     LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) will host the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The event will be at the DVR offices; 1006 South Main Street, Lamar CO 81052 on […]

City Sales Tax Revenues on Continued Increase

  The Lamar City Sales Tax revenue collected this past September shows a 5.85% gain, or $15,314 compared to this time last year. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 3.98% for the same period for a gain of $11,218.  Year to date collections show City Sales Tax revenue up 7.94% for a gain […]

Halloween Treats Around our Area

  It’ll be a great time for ghouls and ghosts towards the end of the week, as various organizations are prepared to offer some great treats or scary times for area residents.  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants group are set for another traditional Moonlight Madness this Thursday from 5pm to 8pm with […]

Lamar Chamber Seeking Board Members for 2016

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking business and community professionals, interested and willing to dedicate their time, energy, and expertise, to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2016.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and […]

City of Lamar, Sales Tax Revenue Report-August 2015

Sales Tax Revenues continued to stay on the plus side through the summer with August Sales and Use Tax collections showing a 4.58% increase and a year to date growth of 6.75%. That translates to a $12,560 increase for August of 2015 compared to the same time last year and a $166,459 increase over last […]

Busy Weekend with Breezy and Cool Oktoberfest

The windy and cooler weather during Lamar’s Oktoberfest Saturday, October 3rd, reflected the approaching autumn and may have held back the attendance for the Lamar Chamber’s beer garden that evening. The turnout was good during the day, with a record number of entrants for the 4th Annual Beers and Brats for Boobies 5K race to […]

Patriotic House Decorations on Display for 9/11 Tribute

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce identified the three winning households in Lamar who decorated for the 3rd Annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute, held this past Saturday, September 12. This is the second year the Tribute parade route has not followed the traditional path along Main Street, south to the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Because of concerns the […]

Lamar City Council Okays MOUs, IGAs and SDS Contract

  Janell Martin and Katie Philpy, employed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and headquartered at Lamar High School, provided an overview of the Colorado Gear Up program for the Lamar City Council during their September 14th meeting. CGU is a federally-funded program that instructs middle and high school students on college basic courses […]

Fall Festival 2015 Brings Out the Crowds

This year’s fall festival combined downtown vendors, music and the aroma of BBQ burgers in the downtown Lamar area on Friday, September 11. The Pocket Park, north of the Shore Arts Center, served as the gathering place for over 100 persons who used the portable tables and chairs as a picnic area which was decorated […]