Cortez Area
Chamber of Commerce

News and Opportunities
  February 19, 2013
Your are Invited!
Chamber 101--Everything you always wanted to know about your chamber membership, but didn't have time to ask at this month's Chamber Luncheon, this Wednesday, February 20th at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse.

Come whether you have been a member for two weeks, two months, two years or two decades!

***Bonus***  Local author Erin Gray will read an excerpt from her book "Moonshine Murder". In it there is a scene that takes place at a speakeasy in our area. Very fun!
Hire a Winner!

For small business there is little room for error when it comes to hiring and retaining a great employee. You simply cannot afford to miss this interactive workshop on "Hiring Winners" on Wednesday, February 27th from 9-11am at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce.

The fee to attend is $25 each for Chamber members and $30 for non-Chamber members. More Information. Space is limited so register today. Call 565-3414.

State of the Community Address
Thursday, March 7th 8-10am

Every now and then it's important to take a good look at our community, see where we stand, remember where we've been and take a look at where we're going.


Representatives from Montezuma County, the City of Cortez, School District Re-1 and Southwest Memorial Hospital will collectively discuss community issues that are timely and insightful. This unique dialog between community leaders is an opportunity for attendees to learn about recent achievements and upcoming initiatives affecting us all. 


Join us on Thursday, March 7th from 8-10am at The Farm Bistro, 34 West Main in Cortez and enjoy their NEW breakfast menu. Everyone is welcome. The cost to attend is the cost of your meal.

FREE Leadership Development


I'd like to personally encourage you to make plans to attend our new series of the Chamber's First Friday Leadership featuring John Maxwell's "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" on Friday, March 1st at First National Bank.  

 Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 7:45am with introductions and networking. The leadership presentation and open discussion will be from 8:00-9:00am. It's absolutely free and no reservations are needed. 


Effective leadership is not about experience, education, or talent. It's about choosing to grow as a leader. I hope that you will join us for this free, innovative and interactive program.  

Calling all Shutterbugs!

We want to celebrate the wonders of Montezuma County at its finest...    


The Dolores, Mancos and Cortez Area Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring an amateur photo contest.  


Photos should capture the beauty of the people, scenery, personality, history or natural elements which contribute to the profile of our quality of life here in Montezuma County.  

Click learn more.   



Soups of the World Fundraiser

Come out on Friday Feb. 22nd from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and enjoy delicious soups from six different regions of the world.  There will be a live dessert auction beginning around 6:00 with our favorite auctioneer, Larry Don Suckla.


Tickets are $10.00; kids 5 and under are free


This event is sponsored by St. Barnabas Church and Grace's Kitchen; all proceeds go to the Bridge Emergency Shelter.


Are You Feeling Lucky?

The cream, and the not so cream, of society are invited to a secret bash~ a roaring 20's speakeasy. There will be gangsters, grifters, dolls and molls at the Chamber's Annual Celebration on Saturday, March 23rd at 6:00.
It's sure to be the bee's knees so make sure that you dress keen. Quit your lollygagging and grab your fedora,  your long strands of pearls, gangster guns and your boas because you'll soon be given an earful about the secret location and other must have info so you won't be given the bum's rush! 

Tempt Lady Luck at Craps, Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em. There will be period food and cocktails galore. Get a wiggle on to get your $35 ticket before they're gone. Call 565-3414 or just reply to this email, we'll deliver too!

Shout out to our Speakeasy Sponsors:
Vista Mesa Assisted Living Residence,   CARE Cleaning and Restoration Experts,      
Southwest Colorado Community College    and    The Ute Mountain Casino!


Thank You Chamber Sponsors Who Make Many of our Programs Possible

Southwest Memorial Hospital              First National Bank                        Ute Mountain Casino

Axis Health System                               Empire Electric                        Mercury Payment Systems

Save 10%

Montezuma Veterinary Clinic is offering:  


A Complimentary Oral Exam for your cat or dog,  

10% off ALL dental related products and treatments including:

-Dental Cleanings, -X-Rays and Treatments

-Dental Diets,

-Dental Home Care Products 


Call 970-565-7567 to schedule an appointment


Offer Expires: February 28, 2013