The Chamber of Commerce holds monthly board meetings, which are open to the public. The schedule for meetings is determined at the beginning of each year, following the election of three incoming board members at our Annual Meeting in January.
The Pagosa Chamber hosts Annual Membership Meetings every January. Yet, these are much more than regular meetings! They bring chamber members together to celebrate the successes of the Chamber over the past year; they bring fellow business owners together to network and socialize; they provide a platform to announce community awards and welcome new board members.
Business After Hours Networking Receptions (formerly Sundowners)
Business After Hours receptions are perfect for a new business, a business that has added a feature or expanded your services, or it is a great way to bring recognition to your existing business. Signing up to host a reception is ongoing. You can sign up for the current year or any future years on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage businesses to partner for a Business After Hours event, especially if you are a home-based business or your business is located in a plaza adjacent to other businesses. For more information about hosting a Business After Hours reception, contact the Chamber.
Business Bites Luncheons
Business Bites are educational seminars for businesses, including information about marketing, finance, insurance, tax credits, business expansion, and other pertinent information that would aid you in running your business more efficiently. The sessions last approximately one hour and a meal is included. A small fee is charged. Contact the Chamber or check the calendar for the monthly topic and location.
Maximizing Your Membership
Maximizing Your Membership is a service offered to Chamber members or businesses interested in becoming a Chamber member where your Chamber benefits are reviewed. This session will aid you in utilizing the Chamber website to the best of YOUR advantage and gives you content management control. The one hour class also informs you of various sponsorship and advertising opportunities and services offered by the Chamber at little or no cost. Maximizing Your Membership classes are usually held on the last Monday of each month in the Chamber conference room. Join us from 12:00 am to 1:15 pm, and we will provide lunch. The class is free. Call the Chamber to RSVP at (970) 264-2360 or register online.
Opening a new business, relocating a business or expanding your business services? Let the Chamber perform a ribbon cutting for you. Ribbon cuttings give your business more exposure with pictures being published on the Chamber website and in the Chamber newsletter. Invitations to the ribbon cutting are extended through various media outlets.
Business to Business Expo
Once a year the Chamber hosts a Business to Business Expo. While open to the public, this event focuses on the services and talents of the Pagosa Springs community. Booth space is available, time is set aside for businesses to speak publicly about themselves and networking between organizations occur offering wholesale opportunities and new business relationships. There is a free recognition and networking reception.