Community Projects

Business Empowerment

Owners and managers of small businesses and startups have their work cut out for them! In addition to the mastery of their trade, they also must have a working knowledge of bookkeeping, marketing, human resources, risk management, and so many other facets of business management. Cordova Chamber’s Business Empowerment Classes provide actionable advice and realistic resources to help businesses grow sustainably and support one another. With presenters sourced from within our talented local and statewide business community, the series also encourages collaboration and offers opportunities to grow business connections.

Blue Economy Project

Broadening our support for ocean-based businesses, Cordova Chamber is launching a new suite of “Blue Economy” programs including collaborative content creation sessions, dockside sales support, restaurant/retail/harvester sample sessions, and more. To learn more about our Blue Economy programs, committee, and collaboration support, click the button below. Click here to read about our recent Beach Meet & Greet event to connect local ocean-based business owners.

Regenerative Tourism

Rooted in Indigenous values, Regenerative Tourism centers around the idea that there is an opportunity for visitors to actually improve a destination. It addresses impacts holistically, from destination and community perspectives as well as environmental ones. And it seeks to work together with and build up the local ecosystem and cultures as well as the current industries and businesses. Click the button below to learn more about Cordova’s new Regenerative Tourism Destination Strategy and access our Destination Toolkit, a free resource for local businesses and organizations to leverage this model for the good of the community.

Shop Cordova First

The Cordova Chamber’s “Shop Cordova First” campaign began in 2015, utilizing nautically themed custom artwork and fun slogans to encourage residents and visitors to “anchor” their business in Cordova. The campaign has expanded to include the Shop Cordova First Passport, Cordova Coupon Book, and Cordova Shopping & Dining Guide. The branding recognizes that there are times when residents must shop outside of Cordova, but encourages them to give local merchants a shot at their business first because they are often willing to go the extra mile to serve customers. The program also emphasizes that ‘money spent here, stays here’ — creating jobs, tax revenue, and more. 

Cordova Business Gala

The Cordova Business Gala is an elegant and fun annual event for our local businesses and Corporate members to gather, network, and celebrate the successes of our vibrant business community. As the primary fundraiser for Cordova Chamber’s future-focused programming, the evening will include business awards, dinner, a social hour, and more. Tickets are included in some Corporate membership packages. Contact us for more info.

Partner With Us As a Corporate Member

Joining Cordova Chamber as a Corporate Member shows the community that you are a part of important work that is propelling Cordova into a bright future! This elevated partnership allows your business or organization heightened opportunities for participation and promotion in our biggest, most visionary projects. Join us as we give back and build up Cordovans to be industry builders, vision casters, and eco champions.

Thank you to our 2023 Corporate Members