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Meet Brian Himmelman

Posted in 2012, Around Town, Our Heros, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 04-04-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoBrian Himmelman is more than a State Farm Insurance agent. He has lived in the Evergreen area for over 30 years and understands the community. Having graduated from Evergreen High School, and after finishing his degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, he returned to his home to build a business. He’s been married to his lovely wife for 21 years and his sons AJ and Tyler are now both attending college themselves.

Brian’s team provides the best solutions for everyday insurance needs and comprehensive financial planning. They proudly serve the communities of Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Pine and Fairplay by offering an extensive line of insurance and financial services. Whatever your insurance needs, Brian and his team will offer the information you need to make a solid decision.

In addition to building a solid and successful business, Brian believes in volunteering in the community. He is a member of Conifer Kiwanis, and sits on the Board of Directors for Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Mount Evans Hospice. He’s also embraced his love of baseball by coaching kids’ teams longtime in the Evergreen/Conifer area. Brian is continuing his “give back” mentality by once again sponsoring The Big Chili Cook-Off, giving of himself to support our volunteer firefighters. Thanks, Brian! We love that! You can learn more about what Brian Himmelman has to offer by checking his website here.


What Matters?

Posted in 2012, Around Town, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , on 01-04-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~ Leo Rosten

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoThose are some powerful words. The truth is that what you do, even the small things, make a difference – especially when the small things of many people are added together. We need to live like what we do matters, because what we do … matters. Here at The Big Chili, we know this to be true. We appreciate every minute spent by our volunteers, every effort made to make the event better, every single contribution. Thank you.

Making it Happen

Posted in Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , on 10-26-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Thank you to a couple of sponsors – St. Anthony EMS and Bentek Energy – we loved having your involvement this year and appreciate your support of our local fire departments!

Thank you to Tommyknocker Brewery for your huge involvement and sponsorship. Tommyknocker cooked chili, had a vendor booth, and hosted our beer garden – all crowd pleasers!

Thanks, everyone.

First Responders

Posted in 2011, Our Heros, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , on 10-05-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

You don’t ever want to be in a situation where you need an emergency service worker to help you. But when you’re having an emergency that you can’t handle yourself, it is such a relief to have someone else take it into his or her capable hands. 

Some of you are aware that at The Big Chili Cook-Off, the Director (who had worked herself to the point of exhaustion the previous few days) became ill. The Big Chili Board of Directors and the Director of the Cook-Off would like to thank Evergreen first responders who offered medical assistance and transport to the hospital. They took care of her and it is greatly appreciated. 

Thankfully, she did not require use of the helicopter. But the picture is still fabulous!

Blue Spruce Kiwanis

Posted in 2011, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , on 10-04-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Everything Blue Spruce Kiwanis does is for this community – they volunteer here in a variety of organizations, and they are committed to the youth and schools of our mountain community. It is because of Blue Spruce Kiwanis consistency in volunteering throughout the community that so many people were willing to give back by volunteering for one of their biggest events ~ The Big Chili Cook-Off. 


Thank you Blue Spruce Kiwanis! And thank you to all the students from the local schools who volunteered at the event. You are a truly great group of kids!

Thanks Cactus Jacks

Posted in 2011, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , on 10-03-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Thank You Cactus Jacks ~

You sponsored our *thank you* party for our volunteers, and we had a blast! You demonstrate what community spirit is all about, and we are thrilled to have you partnering with The Big Chili!

A BIG Thank You!

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09-08-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Today is a day for saying Thank You to the many smaller sponsors and volunteers that make The Big Chili Cook-Off happen.


Thank You to these businesses for providing the following:


Evergreen Discount Liquors ~ wine

Da Kind Soups ~ judges chili cups

Evergreen Shipping Depot ~ printing & posters

Evergreen Signs ~ signage

Zuni Signs ~ printing & installation of banners

Felde Associates ~ accounting services

Evergreen Rentals ~ jump castles & scaffolding for banners

Incognito Solutions ~ website

Mountain Connections ~ advertising

Hiwain Golf ~ golf passes for the auction

Eric Lars Bakke ~ photography

Tuscany Tavern ~ sponsorship + dinner for firefighters and Board


Thank You to these groups for providing volunteers for the event:


Early Edition Leads Group

Leads Group 3

Web-Women of Evergreen Businesses

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity

Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon High Schools

Drive Smart

Center for the Arts Evergreen

Blue Spruce Kiwanis

Bank of the West

Mutual of Omaha

Chase Bank Evergreen

and Thank You to the many individuals volunteering independently.