Welcome to the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven organization focused on increasing and sustaining economic vitality in the Cortez Area. It's mission is to foster business prosperity for community success.
Through membership services, the Chamber works to accomplish this mission by meeting a wide variety of member needs. These include: networking, advertising, education & training, small business resources and logistical support. In addition, the Chamber believes it is important to celebrate our members achievements which it does throughout the year. Advocacy for members is key and, with over 50,000 requests for information a year, the Chamber is well positioned to promote our members and the benefits of the Cortez Area.
Please explore our website and discover why the Cortez Area is such a special and unique place to live and do business.
We are located in the Colorado Welcome Center
Inside you will also find:
- Friendly Travel Counselors who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction
- More than 650 brochures about the local area and Colorado, New Mexico, Utah & Arizona; free internet access, maps, coffee & tea
- Mesa Verde Museum bookstore and Ancestral Puebloan artifacts
New Cortez entryway features, South Broadway medians and downtown pedestrian improvements coming!
The goal is to have the most of the landscaping in the South Broadway medians installed before school starts in the fall, with the exception of any plants that might fare better with a spring installation. The beautification plan will also include artwork and the City will be soon be requesting RFQ's from artists for artwork to include in the medians. More information on this aspect of the project will be coming within the next month.
Building fees dropped for projects greater than $1 million:
The original building permit fee was $5,953.75 for the first $1 million of a project, and an additional $4 for each additional $1,000 or a fraction of that thousand. The council decreased the rate to $2 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction therof) The fees for structures less than $1 million will remain the same. Click here to read more.
Wednesday, June 5, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse
Derek Padilla of the Forest Service will join us to discuss fire issues, planning for this year and how they relate to our local businesses
Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade
Saturday, June 9 beginning at 5 pm
This year's theme is: "Saddle UP - Follow Your Dreams"
Sponsored by the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
4th Annual Southwest Colorado Women's Small Business Conference
DoubleTree Hotel; Durango, Colorado