By Mary Jo Coulehan
The Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization that promotes and supports the local community through various educational programs, a resource and referral system, business advocacy, economic gardening and special event promotions. With almost 400 members, it is known for consistently having one of the highest per capita memberships in the state — an honorable achievement for a small mountain community.
Networking events such as Business After Hours and targeted trainings are a great way to stay current with area activities and to hone and expand your business savvy.
The Chamber offers confidential consulting services, connections to other important business service centers and numerous ways to help you grow your business.
We also stay involved in other community initiatives including broadband, housing and early childcare which are the priorities identified by the business community.
In 2020 our business community saw how important their chamber was by receiving the latest information on financial assistance, help with unemployment issues, working to man an emergency call center, and partnering with the town, county and nonprofit organizations to assist residents and businesses in Archuleta County.
The Chamber of Commerce, along with the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation, the Small Business Development Center and the Region 9 Economic Development District are poised to help you take your business to the next level. The Chamber is the administrative arm of the Community Development Corporation and works hand in hand in building a stronger community.
Being a Chamber member is being in support of the business community and offering a collective voice.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at pagosachamber.com or by calling (970) 264-2360 for more information.