• The Cortez Area Chamber Business Resource Center at 20 W Main St is now open! The center will house new offices for the Chamber with an info kiosk section to display information and brochures for our many great Chamber members, as well as affordable co-working, meeting, and event space in the heart of downtown. We have also been working with the Southwest Colorado Business Development Center (SBDC) and Region 9 to offer their business support resources through the center as a true one-stop-shop for business resources in the Cortez area.

  • Cortez Area Chamber's Annual Gratitude Gala benefitting the 100 Club of Montezuma County in November of 2021 was a HUGE success raising $13,857.93 for the 100 Club! Thank you to all of our great sponsors and to everyone who came out to the sold-out event!

  • 2021 brought several new changes to the Cortez Area Chamber including a change in the dues structure and sponsorship options. You can learn more about those HERE. Also be sure to check the member directory HERE to verify that your membership is current and that information listed is still accurate. 

  • The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director. Please welcome Colton Black to his new role. You can learn more about him and his goals for the Chamber by clicking HERE.

  • Help us learn how we can better serve our local businesses take our BUSINESS SURVEY by clicking here: https://form.jotform.com/cortezchamber/business-survey

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Our Mission Statement:

Strengthening Business to Promote a Prosperous Community

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization focused on increasing and sustaining economic vitality in the Cortez Area and Montezuma County. Our mission is to strengthen business to promote a prosperous community.

The Chamber works to accomplish this mission through a combination of Economic Development activities and Membership Services. These include providing: networking opportunities, advertising, education & training, small business resources, and logistical support to area businesses, as well as working with regional partners and governmental entities to develop business-friendly policies and programs to recruit new businesses to our area.


Advocacy for members is key, and with hundreds of local business members, the Chamber is well-positioned to promote our members and advocate for pro-business policies that affect them in legislative discussions as the collective voice of business in the Cortez Area. In addition, the Chamber believes it is important to celebrate our member's achievements which it does throughout the year.