Image courtesy of Chaffee County Visitors Bureau
The Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, Salida Chamber of Commerce, Salida Business Alliance, and Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
partnered to create an online auction and storefront for businesses in Chaffee County to sell gift cards, products and services amid the challenges of COVID-19. The online auction ran for 10 days and generated $116,514.88. 100 percent of all sales went directly back to each business. From start to finish, money was in the hands of the businesses within 15 days. There were 871 different items in the auction, ranging from gift cards to art to furniture. There were 2,017 different items sold in the auction.