Celebrations & Awards
We believe it is crucial to celebrate the efforts and successes of our members and community and do this through ribbon cuttings, groundbreaking ceremonies and "ambush recognitions" where we surprise a deserving business with goodies and a thank you for all that they do for our community.
The annual Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Gala is one of Cortez’s most established traditions. The event brings an esteemed group of community members together for one night to appreciate and celebrate with the outstanding businesses or individuals who are making a significant impact on our lives. Each year offers a different theme and awards and it is always a special evening for all.
2012 Community Award Winners:
Dolores State Bank's Unsung Hero: Rose Jergens of the NEST Child Advocacy Center
Four Corners Character Council Volunteer of the Year: Orly Lucero
Dad and Daughter Agribusiness of the Year: Rusty and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro
Empire Electric Green Business of the Year: Doug and Karen Muscanell of Muscanell Millworks
Cortez Journal Citizen of the Year: Becky Brunk
Visit here to see photos of Gala Highlights!