Welcome to the Montrose Virtual Chamber of Commerce
Membership is free and open to all businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations in Montrose County, Colorado.
About the Virtual Chamber
We are a business-lead and business-driven organization dedicated to providing an online platform for Montrose County Colorado businesses promote and grow their businesses. Our mission is to help local businesses become competitive in the region through first class business directory and advertising services. Membership is 100% free, and open to all businesses in Montrose County.
Be one of the first 500 businesses to join the Montrose Virtual Chamber of Commerce and win an iPad!
All businesses listings must be approved. Your business must be located in a Montrose County zip code. Register your business today to be among the first 500 businesses to be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad.
Why Should Your Business Join the Virtual Chamber?
(Besides the fact that it’s free, your business also gets:)
Search Engine Optimization
Your free business listing with the Montrose Virtual Chamber has all the elements of great SEO built into it. Your business listing will start showing up for relevant search results within weeks!
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSURE
Get more followers to your social media pages! When you create your free directory listing you may include links to your social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
Images and Files
Engage your audience with images of your business in your free listing. This is your chance to show off your new building, your cool products, or your awesome team. You also get to upload your logo and any other important files.
With your free business listing, you will automatically be included to receive our business newsletter. The business newsletter will have all the best information about Montrose CO businesses, nonprofits, events, and other opportunities.
Is there a cost to join the Virtual Chamber of Commerce?
Membership in the Virtual Chamber is 100% free and open to all Montrose County businesses. The only requirement is that members have a physical location with a Montrose County zip code.
What services are offered through the Virtual Chamber of Commerce?
The Virtual Chamber offers a competitive online business directory for free to all Montrose businesses to promote their products and services. The directory also offers review ratings, maps, search functionality, images, mobile responsive and optimized to get found on search engines like Google. The Virtual Chamber will also send out free monthly emails to keep business members and community members informed of local and state-wide news that affects businesses.
In the future, the Virtual Chamber will offer the ability to promote your business through premium listings, advertising with banner ads on the site, on email blasts, and on Google and social media.
I am moving to Montrose CO and need information about the area.
First, welcome to Montrose! We love this town and hope you will too. The Virtual Chamber does not provide this type of information about the community, so we suggest you contact the Montrose Visitor’s Center.
What do I do if I have a complaint about a local business?
We do not accept phone calls or emails to our office about complaints.
Our online business directory allows registered users to leave a review. If you’ve had a negative experience with a local business, then you may leave a review on their listing.
When leaving a negative review, keep these Community Standards in mind so that we can cultivate a positive community:
1) Be kind. No slander, name calling, or swearing. Remember, the people on the other end of that business are most likely small business owners trying to make their business work, and everyone makes mistakes.
2) Be specific, but don’t give confidential information away in a public forum.
3) Wait 24 hours after your negative experience so you don’t say something you regret later.
The Virtual Chamber reserves the right to remove any review that does not meet our community standards above.
If you are a business owner with a negative review on your listing, you have these rights:
1) Appeal the review. Send us a message and let us know that the review doesn’t meet the community standards. We will investigate, and if we deem the review to be inapproriate, we will remove it.
2) Reply to the review directly. Sometimes a simple, “We regret your bad experience and invite you to call us directly to discuss” is all it takes to difuse a situation.
I need a business referral; can I call or email the Virtual Chamber?
The Virtual Chamber does not have the staff to manage a large volume of calls and emails, nor do we respond to emails or voicemails with this request. If you need to find a particular type of business, then please browse the Business Directory (click on the link at the top of the page and browse by category).
Keep in mind that the Vitual Chamber does not recommend a business simply because they have a listing on our site.
You can also do a Google search and read online reviews.
Is the Virtual Chamber connected to the Montrose Chamber of Commerce that closed on May 24, 2019?
The Virtual Chamber is a completely new organization from the original Chamber. It is not a non-profit or government organization. It is not lead by a Board of Directors. It is a private organization locally owned and operated as a business.
Where do I go to get a Certificate of Origin Stamp for my business?
Who runs the Montrose U Leadership Class?
Who is in charge of Ribbon Cuttings?
Where did the historic memorabilia from the original Chamber of Commerce go?
All photo albums and books of the 136 year old organization were donated to the Montrose Historical Museum.
Who runs the Reality Fair?
Is the Montrose Ken Gayle Scholarship still available?
What is 970Studio?
970 Studio is a non-profit high school apprenticeship program for students interested in visual media (graphic design, photography, videography, etc.). They provide design services to the business and nonprofit community for an hourly rate. The fiscal sponsor for the program is the Boys and Girls Club. Proximity Space Coworking has donated desk space for the students. Students interested in applying may find out more information from the Boys & Girls Club. Businesses interested in their services may contact the Proximity Space at 210 East Main St.
Get in Touch
Please read our FAQ section before sending us a message. Your message will be responded to in the order in which it was received, and within 5 business days.
We do not respond to:
Inquiries about things to do and places to live in Montrose CO, business referrals, business complaints, the City, the County, Region 10, Montrose U Leadership Class, Certificate of Origin, ribbon cuttings, scholarships, Government Affairs Council, 970 Studio, or the Reality Fair.
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