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Mission Statement

"To represent our membership by advocating a healthy economic climate through the effective use of our unique regional resources to enhance the quality of life in the greater Yuma area."

Annual Chamber Awards

There is no single distinction for defining a community's heroes or it's inspired leaders. Simply, they are people who have the ability to translate intentions into reality and to sustain it. Fortunately, in the greater Yuma area, the list of inspiring leaders is long. Here, the chamber acknowledges a few who have recently been recognized and awarded for excellence.

The Athena Award
The Athena Award acknowledges individuals who have attained and personified the highest level of excellence in her/his business or profession, devoted meaningful time and energy to the community, and generously assisted women in attaining their full potential. The award is cosponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and National Bank of Arizona.

Small Business-Person Of The Year
Small Business-Person of the Year honors local business-persons operating successfully in the Yuma area market and contributing to high standards of excellence and community participation.

Chamber Member Of The Year
Chamber Member of the Year is a tribute to business-members who go all out giving their time, energy and donations to support the community. The award is sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.


The ambassadors extend the hand of friendship that bridges the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and its members with the business and professional community at large.

Legislative Affairs
Monitors and researches all levels of government and legislative activity affecting business and industry, and proposes actions to the Chamber Board of Directors.

Military Affairs
Through events and recognition activities, this committee works to maintain and improve the good relationship with Yuma’s military bases and the community.

Monitors, researches and coordinates action on behalf of business regarding all forms of transportation activity in Yuma County, including air, rail, highway and water.

Chamber Staff

John Courtis
John Courtis
Executive Director
Email: john@yumachamber.org

Sheryl Hehe
Member Services
Email: sheryl@yumachamber.org

Chamber Board Of Directors

Matt Molenar
Matt Molenar 
MGM Design
Art Morales
Chair Elect/Treasurer
Art Morales
Wells Fargo
Adrian Elder
Past Chairman
Adrian Elder 
Yuma Investment Group

Anna Chaulk 
Travis Smith
Caballeros de Yuma
Dr. Michael Sabath
Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings
Green Oasis
Howard Blitz
Howard Blitz
The Freedom Library
Kathy Ahuactzin
24 Karat
Lisa Reilly
The Yuma SUN
Dr. Robert Trenschel
Jeff Byrd
1st Bank Yuma

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