About The Chamber
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area.
2018 Quarter 1 Interim Lodging Tax Report
During the first quarter of 2018, the Chamber has focused on continuing content development on the website to ensure value to both our visitors as well as the local businesses. We have also made critical progress on the staffing front by getting the new executive director, Peri Gore, involved in many aspects of the community, including but not limited to, the Creative Corridor project, Main Street America education, Ridgway online presence project, Ridgway Volunteer Fair, and Visitors Guide development for 2019. Special projects are now underway, including itinerary development for the website and Creative Corridor project, Visitor Center experience and training improvements and a photo contest to present Ridgway to the IPW conference this month, which has over 6,000 destination travel-buyer attendees.
The Chamber has two excellent additions to our Board of Directors, brining it to a full seven-member board for the first time in several years. We are excited to see the foundation that was laid in 2017 beginning to advance the organization’s work and new partnerships. We continue to focus on identifying opportunities to bring value to local business and select projects which will bring a positive, bottom-line impact to the local businesses community. Read more in the Report presented to Ridgway Town Council in early May.
2017 Lodging Tax Report
2017 was a banner year for the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Read about how the Ridgway Lodging Tax and other revenues supported our various activities from tourism advertising to a new website, Visitor Center improvements and more. 2017 Lodging Tax Report
Meet RACC Executive Director Peri Gore
Peri Gore is a well-respected and active member of the Travel Management and Hospitality Industry. Having served her clients for more than twenty-five years in many aspects of Travel Management, Peri’s experience is extensive and comprehensive including hotel site selection, contracting and management, air travel, event planning, onsite event management and account reconciliation. Paying attention to detail and finding what will turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience in order to exceed the client’s expectations are special talents that motivate her in the Hospitality Industry. Peri relies on past experiences to bring a high level of expertise to her role as Travel Director and Onsite Event Manager.
Peri attended Texas A&M University and graduated from the University of Texas in Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, including a special emphasis on International Business. She is an avid fly fisherman, enjoys hiking, camping and skiing and her love for travel has taken her to more than 50 countries around the world. Peri’s philanthropic interests include being involved with Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. She is also a member of Professional Convention Management Association.