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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

RACC Chamber Manager Peri GorePeri 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.

Recent News & Events

Summer 2018 Colorado Wildfire Prevention Tips for Travelers

Summer 2018 Colorado Wildfire Prevention Tips for Travelers

Rockin K Jeep Rentals Grand Opening

Rockin K Jeep Rentals Grand Opening

Amanda F. Swain And Daniel Richards Join Ridgway Chamber Board

Amanda F. Swain And Daniel Richards Join Ridgway Chamber Board

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
info@ridgwaycolorado.com

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Visitors Center and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

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. The Visitors Center is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of Sherman Street/Highway 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
raccadmin@ridgwaycolorado.com

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

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Extra Info

How about yak meat for a meal? Little Ridgway is home to three yak farms! Not only do they sell their products directly to consumers, but they are served on local restaurant and school menus.

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  • Elevation: 6.985'
  • Population: 932 (2013)
  • Sunshine: 300 days / year
  • Summer Temps: 82º / 55º F
  • Winter Temps: 45º / 6º F


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Adventure, night life and all around easy living await you in Ridgway Colorado, gateway to the San Juan Mountains.