Telluride Region Chamber of Commerce
We formally announced in April the formation of the Telluride Region Chamber of Commerce. We have created such an organization in order to provide you – the business owner – with tactical solutions, and to represent the business community as a whole. But first we need to know what makes sense for you. So here comes the fun part. We came up with a list of services and products we can offer you beginning right now, or in the near future: marketing support, network building events, advocacy, project support, business community coordination, educational workshops, and product and service discounts. You just need to tell us if these offerings are relevant and of value to you. If they are, beautiful. If not, tell us what makes your business tick and how we can meet your needs. This will ensure that the chamber will be a valuable resource to your business, and assist with determining associated chamber membership plans. The discovery survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Please click the above green button to start the survey. As always, thank you for your time.
Fletcher has owned a home in Ski Ranches since 2003 and was the founder and owner of Las Montanas restaurant, also known as The Llama. Las Montanas opened on Pacific Street in 2004, soon became a local’s favorite, and eventually moved to main street where it became Telluride’s best loved live music venue. Fletcher has served his part-time home well by sponsoring the KOTO Doo-Dah, Telluride Film Festival, and Telluride Jazz Festival; contributing to the Telluride Foundation; and often making his restaurant available for local fundraisers. Fletcher was the founder and CEO of public company Providence Service Corporation and is now the CEO of Sinfonia HealthCare.
Todd has been in Telluride since 1995, and a full-time resident since 2007. He works for ASAP Accounting & Payroll as a business coach, for Telluride Ski & Golf as a ski instructor, and is a member of several volunteer non-profit boards in the Telluride region. Before settling down in Telluride, Todd was the vice president of operations for Sara Lee’s European branded apparel business based in Paris, France, and for a short time was the president of BIOTA Brands in Telluride. He also worked for Alcoa and Coors early in his career, and spent 35 years in various divisions of Anheuser-Busch including its public spin-off of the Earthgrains Bakery (which was purchased by Sara Lee). He has an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines with studies in geology and an MBA in finance from Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis, Missouri. Todd grew up in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, back when it was a small town, and has lived and travelled all over the world.
Christopher Cox has been employed with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. since 2008. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a private mortgage banker in 2013, Chris served as community bank president/senior business banking relationship manager for the Telluride market from 2008 to 2012. Before working for Wells Fargo, Chris served as CFO for Omabuild Corporation in New York City for 10 years. Omabuild Corporation ran a $5 billion family office investment portfolio, and Chris was responsible for investment and trade strategy, portfolio management, commercial real estate management and acquisitions, and oversight of the New York City office. Chris grew up in Aspen, Colorado, and then moved to Crawford, Colorado, where his family lives and operates a cattle ranch. Chris attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received a degree in political science/international business. Chris also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand after college and when he returned to the U.S. he began his career in finance. Chris and his wife Holly live in Telluride and are actively involved in the community, serving on several business and town government boards.
Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Erik has lived in Telluride since 2003. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and owns and operates the Jagged Edge retail store on main street. Erik is also a coach for the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club for the past 10 years, loves the Telluride community, and is happy to be serving as a board member for the newly formed Chamber of Commerce.
Teddy, a Telluride local since 1996, has been selling real estate in the Telluride Region for 14 years and currently is an associate broker for Telluride Sotheby International Realty. Prior to selling real estate, Teddy managed special events and sponsorship for Telluride Ski & Golf Company, and was general manager at the upstart Scott Art Factory, a special event and performing arts venue. Teddy has been the production director for the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival since 1998, and is the founder and producer of the Telluride Cajun Festival. His various positions in Telluride, as well as a previous background working in marketing, have helped launch a successful career in the real estate field. Teddy has participated on several boards in the community including the Telluride Association of Realtors, Telluride Parks and Recreation Department, and the Telluride Hockey Club.
Chad has lived in Telluride for 18 years, and owns and operates The Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Telluride and The Cosmo Bar and Dining in Durango. During the past 18 years Chad helped form the Telluride Restaurant Association and was the president for two years; he represented the Restaurant Association as a board member on the Telluride Airline Guarantee Program, T.M.V.S. and several other boards. Chad’s efforts were instrumental in the creation of the Telluride Merchant Ski Pass Program linked to the 2% airline contribution. Prior to Telluride, Chad owned a restaurant in Beaver Creek, Colorado. He also spent two ski seasons as the executive chef at Hotel Piscis at Las Lenas Ski Resort in Mendoza, Argentina. Chad received a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration and an associate degree in the culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America.