CRC Strong Total Resource Campaign

As a well respected pillar of the business community since 1955, the Castle Rock Chamber advocates on behalf of business.  For more than 66 years, through the support and teamwork of our members and our partners, the Chamber is able to continue to achieve our goals and ensure continued success.  Thank you for your support!

What is the CRC Strong Campaign?

It is an annual fundraising campaign that is volunteer-led, staff-coordinated to secure resources necessary for membership goals and programs in the areas of professional development, education, networking and the work of selected committees for the next year. It is designed to package most of our products and services into one annual campaign, something many key Chamber supporters have indicated they want.

Why CRC Strong Campaign?

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce offers many services, activities and programs to help improve a member’s ability to run a profitable business in Douglas County. The CRC Strong Campaign is designed to strengthen our financial resources so that we may continue to broaden the value and the effectiveness of our Chamber, in terms of value of membership, advocacy, and services/programs.

How does it work?

Without apology, this campaign is based on accessing your influence and relationships to secure financial resources for the Chamber. To that end, the volunteers do the selling. CRC Strong is directed by volunteer leaders with the staff doing the legwork and recruited volunteer teams actually doing the selling of the Chamber’s key strategic initiatives and programs.

What are the goals?

The key goal is to have a well-funded chamber of commerce capable of positively influencing the economic well-being of the area and providing programs and services that members deem valuable.

View Our Leadership Team and Team Captains Below.

In the News

CRC Strong Training Manual
Sponsorship Opportunities
2020 Year In Review
Membership Trifold
Membership Levels & Descriptions
Online Application-Join Now!

Team Members:

  • Report to their respective Team Captain
  • Reach the team’s financial goal
  • Learn about the Chamber and its various funds and products.
  • Attend Team Training session.
  • Prospect and sell the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce products and memberships (to your existing network).
  • Work with members of your team to meet the team’s goal.
  • Attend campaign kickoff event, weekly update sessions and victory celebration.
  • Have fun while doing something good for the community!

In addition to the volunteer layout, there are incentives and rewards for volunteers.

Why Get Involved:

This is important and fun!  By getting involved with the CRC Strong Campaign you will be part of an annual campaign to make sure the Chamber is properly funded.

 Volunteers like you make it possible to raise the necessary funds to sustain current programs as well as create exciting new programs.

 During the campaign you will sell memberships, sponsorships, advertising, and budget reduction trades.  The product(s) you sell is up to you!

Value For You:

 More than 50 individuals will participate.  The campaign provides a great opportunity for…

  • Individual recognition
  • Company recognition
  • Cash incentives
  • A chance to earn a trip to Mexico, Caribbean area
  • Building relationship with new people
  • New skills
  • New contacts
  • A stronger Chamber of Commerce
  • The chance to influence big issues
  • Team building
  • Fun!

Campaign Rewards:

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will recognize all producers for their good work in the CRC Strong Campaign.

  • The CRC Strong Campaign  Website (www.CastleRock.org/CRCStrong) will list every volunteer and their production to date: team totals will be updated weekly, top producers of the week will be recognized.
  • Cash awards will be presented weekly at the update sessions.
  • Every volunteer will be invited to the Victory Celebration at the conclusion of the campaign.
  • Top producers will qualify for the Campaign Victory Trip in date/year.

Cash Incentives:

Three Campaign Incentive Schedules have been designed to reward volunteers. In addition to the cash incentives, volunteers can qualify for the Campaign Victory Trip to the Mexico, Caribbean Area in TBD.  Other prizes will be given away at the weekly update sessions.  Incentives will be presented as they are earned at the weekly update sessions.  Incentive schedules reward sales as follows:

· New Cash Sales-examples include new memberships, sponsorships, advertising and key strategic initiatives. All money must be collected to earn the incentive.

· Direct Budget Reduction Trades – for products and services included in the Chamber’s current year budget and for highly valued big-ticket items that were not budgeted because funds were not available (note:  trades do not count toward earning the victory trip).

Campaign Trip:

Top cash producers in the Chamber’s CRC Strong Campaign can qualify for the Campaign Trip.  Trip Location for the 2021 Campaign is Mexico, Caribbean Area!  The Campaign Victory Trip rewards successful volunteers.  Sponsorships will be used to fund the trip, including airfare, receptions and room accommodations.  Should a volunteer opt not to take the trip there will be no refund. Earned trips are non-transferable.  Children are not invited on the trip.  Volunteers must be an active member of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in order to qualify for the victory trip and must be employed with the qualifying company at the time of the trip.

How to Win the Trip:

Each volunteer must accomplish the following to earn the trip.

  • Must sell a minimum of 3 new Chamber memberships.
  • Must sell a minimum of $7,700 in Chamber products for one person and $10,300 for two people to attend the trip.
  • All money MUST be collected, or a promissory note signed during the campaign to earn the trip.
  • If a volunteer exceeds $30,000 in revenue, the members quota (3 new members) will be waived.
  • The Victory trip will only be taken if Chamber meets or exceeds the financial goal and new member goal in the campaign

Below you will find individual sponsorship opportunities for each event.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL SPONSORSHIPS ARE SUBJECT $250 INCREASE IN PRICE IS SPONSOR CHOOSES NOT TO BECOME A CHAMBER MEMBER.

Overview – All 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
https://castlerock.org/2021-all-sponsorship-opportunities/
2021 Website/Email Marketing Advertising
https://castlerock.org/2021-advertising-opportunities/

Thank You Sponsors!

CRC Strong Leadership Team

Bernard H. Greenberg
Bernard H. GreenbergCo-Chair
Kokish, Goldmanis, & Greenberg P.C.
Shawn Temple
Shawn Temple Co-Chair
Miller’s Landing/P3 Advisors
Pam Ridler
Pam Ridler Chamber President, CEO
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
Sue Turner
Sue TurnerCampaign Manger
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Team Captains

Kevin McHugh
Kevin McHughFootprints Floors

Team Members:

Randy Ridler, FirsTier Bank
Lesley Frohnhoefer, Premier Members Credit Union
Chris Sommers, Edge Home Finance
Scott Ashburn, White Construction

Chamber Liaison:
Jason Piter

Angel Kelchen
Angel KelchenEdward Jones

Matt Geerdes, Realtor
Mary Anderson, Minuteman Press
Alan McDaniel, Farmers Insurance

Chamber Liaison:
Jim Thiessen

Kris Brader
Kris BraderFarmer's Insurance-Brader Agency

Team Members

Mike McNairy, Creative Colors International
Jennifer Davis, Castle Rock/Castle Pines Dining Guide
Dawn Gabriel, Authentic Connections Counseling
Christina Gilbertson, Gilbertson Law

Chamber Liaison:
Eliza McAvenia

Lisa Manzo
Lisa ManzoEncore/Confluence Communities

Team Members

Steve Thayer, Keller Williams Action Realty
Joe Blakely, Friday Health Plans

Chamber Liaison:
Melissa Mares

Gregory K. Hernandez
Gregory K. HernandezG Karl Company, LLC

Team Members

Mike Golden, MW Golden
Abby Tardiff, ANB Bank

Chamber Liaison:
Pam Ridler

Aaron Barrick
Aaron BarrickFolkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, P.C.

CEO Team Members

Jose Medina, Castle Rock Autoplex

Chamber Liaison:
Sue Turner