GREATER MONTROSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Annual Reception and Business Expo
The GMCC Annual Receptions Business Expo has become a must-attend event for local businesses and organizations looking to make valuable connections and grow their business.
Last week’s Expo saw a surge in participation, with more than 40 exhibitors and 250+ attendees. The event offered an excellent platform for networking, showcasing products, and gaining valuable insights into the local business landscape.
The GMCC saw it’s largest increase in membership in a 30-day period since launching in 2020 with the addition of Blueline Equity Partners, Cedar Creek Lodging and RV, Centennial RV Park, High Desert Haulers, Hot Water Productions, Montrose Business Times, Paul Davis Restoration, Bank of the West, Colleen Aller Real Estate, Indoor Air Services, Networks Unlimited, The Pic Place, The Screen Medic, Western Slope Appliance, Thirty Seconds Out, Weehawken and Integrity Health Advisors.
Chambers of commerce are essential for small businesses as they provide them with access to resources, advice, and mentorship.
Chambers of commerce also provide small businesses with a platform to network with other businesses, share ideas and collaborate on projects. Additionally, chambers of commerce can help small businesses lobby for their interests and advocate for their rights from a unified voice.
The Greater Montrose Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2020 when local entrepreneur and business owner, Tonya Maddox, ga thered a dozen of engaged business leaders to discuss the need for Mont) ose County businesses to have a collective voice and advocacy after the ¡30+ year old Montrose Chamber of Commerce was dissolved in 2018.
Three years later, the Greater Montrose Chamber of Commerce boasts a membership of 80 small, medium and global businesses with local headquarters. Each week the Montrose Business Times will compile the happenings of the Cha mber.
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Chamber members gather for the new member breakfast at the Chamber of Comerce office, on Friday, April 14. (From left) Jason Martin with Elevate Fiber, Samantha Villanueva with T-Mobile, Griffin Thoman with Alpine Bank, Jane Marie Amundson with Alpine Bank, Mike Labertew with The Screen Medic, Andrea Trenda and Sheree Wanner with Camelot Gardens, Megan Wilson with Shelter Insurance, Jaimee Carnes with ElderAdo Financial and Jessie Neitzer with The PIC Place. Rika Donegan | Montrose Business Times