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About Us

The Farmington Chamber of Commerce was incorporated January 9, 1953 and consists of a volunteer association of business people who coordinate efforts of commerce, industry and professions to maintain a healthy business in our community.  The chamber helps to promote a better understanding of private enterprise. We are financed by membership investments and are open to any business deciding to invest in the betterment of the community.

Mission Statement
 
The Farmington Chamber of Commerce Inc. is organized for the purpose of serving and advancing the civic and business interest of the City of Farmington and the Four Corners region.
 
What does the chamber do for the community?
  • Promotes commercial and industrial activities
  • Works to improve the economic and civic vitality of our community
  • Sponsors programs that promote community development
  • Provides creative business leadership to help solve community problems
  • Promotes measured and planned business development
  • Encourages beautification of Farmington and San Juan County
What does the chamber do for its members?
  • Business After Hours: an after work social event, hosted by a chamber member, that promotes networking among members
  • Recommends member businesses over non-member businesses
  • Helps to sell your products and services
  • Publishes a membership directory that is given to members and in response to inquiries
  • Creates, supplies and distributes surveys and up-to-date information concerning you and your business
  • Individualized to meet your needs

 

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Message from

Corey Freeman

2014 Chairman of the Board

While Sunny may be the face, figure, icon of Sun Glass, my family and I have enjoyed doing our part to make the family business successful. I was born and raised in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School (go Scorps!). Like most graduates, I thought there was a better world outside of Farmington, so I moved to Texas to attend college. I met my beautiful wife, Megan, there and after I graduated from college, I got a job and we made our home there.After 15 years, we decided there really isn’t any better place than home, and we came back to Farmington to help with the family business and to raise our own family.

We know how important family and community are and we’re glad to be home, where we can make a difference.When I was invited into becoming part of the chamber’s Executive Committee, I knew I was in for a ride, but didn’t realize it would be such a fun and challenging ride! Being part of the committee and helping lead the chamber forward has been a lot of hard work, a lot of time and effort, but also a lot of fun. It’s also been a learning experience. Because of the chamber, I’ve become aware of the challenges and opportunities every business faces, and I’m grateful to be part of the process that helps those businesses be successful. I’ve enjoyed giving my time and my talents to help our members begin and grow their business. The chamber is a leader in our community and I’m honored to be part of it.

As we move forward into a new year, the chamber has a strategic plan that will be implemented. We had great minds giving input into the plan and we’ll all be working together to make the plan become a reality. We’ll be including all of our committee chairs in our monthly Board of Directors meetings, so they can share what’s happening in those committees and how we, as a board, can help. We’ll be inviting more people to become involved and we’ll be active in making our chamber and our community grow.

We’ll also be working closely with the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the City of Farmington and Four Corners Economic Development to share our resources to attract new businesses to Farmington. We are fortunate in our community that organizations work well together and that the priority for us all is a community that provides jobs and a great quality of life.

But it won’t be all work – we’re going to play a little too. We’ll get together at our monthly Business After Hours to network, learn about the host business and to share what’s new in our own business. We’ll help with the Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference, we’ll partner with the city and the CVB for the History Makers event during Freedom Days, we’ll eat, drink and be merry at Chile in October, and we’ll brave the cold and kick off the holidays with the Christmas parade. In addition, we’ll cut a lot of ribbons, make a lot of new friends, and have another successful year.year.

Click here to see The Farmington Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Annual Report

Farmington Chamber Board of Directors
 
Tony Atkinson

Associate

Clete Berens

Four Corners Community Bank

John Byron

D.J. Simmons, Inc.

Jamie Church

Childhaven Foundation

Tonya Daniell

 

Shauna Roche

Chandler & Co.

Nathan Duckett

Farmers Insurance

Scott Eckstein

San Juan County Commissioner

John Elchert

The Daily Times

Heather Fortner

AVI Risk Management

Jack Fortner

San Juan County Commissioner

Corey Freeman

Sun Glass Co.

Ray Hagerman

Four Corners Economic Development

Dr. James Henderson

Associate

Keith Johns

San Juan County Commissioner

Adam Kinney

Wells Fargo

Carmen Martinez

San Juan College

Rob Mayes

City of Farmington

Margaret McDaniel

San Juan County Commissioner

Ginger Palmer

Washington Federal

Dr. Toni Pendergrass

San Juan College

Jeff Ring

Animas Valley Mall

Tommy Roberts

Mayor

Mary Rogers

Carpet One

Janel Ryan

Farmington Municipal Schools

Brenda Shepherd

San Juan Medical Foundation

Brenda Shepherd

San Juan Medical Foundation

Jeff Smith

Parkers Office Products Inc. 

Tonya Stinson

Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dr. Carletta Thompson

San Juan Regional Rehabilitation Center

GloJean Todacheene

San Juan County Commissioner