David’s Blog

At the Table or On the Menu

The origin of the saying ‘You’re either at the table or you’re on the menu’ is unknown to me, but it is frequently used when talking about business and its relationship with government.

In a way it’s equal parts sad, cynical, and realistic. It’s sad that sometimes government and non-business community activists see businesspeople as an easy mark to pay for their agendas or assume responsibility for non-business oriented social issues. It’s cynical for people to think that way. B...

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Your Business Voice Matters – Talk to Governor Polis

Government policy decisions matter to your business and the economy. Plan to join the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance as it presents the 2019 Regional Issues Summit on November 19 in Loveland.

Engage and join the conversation about the policy decisions affecting you, your business, our region and our state. Governor Polis is confirmed to speak at the Summit. The Regional Issues Summit will feature additional keynotes and panels of high-level decision makers, experts and business lead...

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Join the Conversation on Housing Costs

One of the vexing issues in Northern Colorado is housing attainability. Local government regulations, land use codes, and high fees limit the supply of housing to meet the demand of a growing area. As economist Dr. Thomas Sowell says in a 2015 article, “When a growing population creates a growing demand for housing, and the government blocks housing from being built, the price of existing housing goes up.” He shares a story of someone telling President Ronald Reagan about an issue that was ...

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Proposition CC: State Budget Savior or Government Lard?

During the 2019 Legislative Session, Democratic state leaders referred Proposition CC to the fall ballot.

Proposition CC would override the part of the provision in the state constitution in the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) that requires the state to reimburse taxpayers when state revenues exceed population growth and inflation. The retained monies would be used for transportation, public schools, and higher education.

The measure is partisan in nature being referred by the Democrat-co...

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ICYM Some Interesting Things

As a member service, in case you missed some great events recently, I want to direct you to some great resources.

Cyber Security Summit 2019

The Chamber partnered with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office to host the inaugural Cyber Security Summit on September 25 at The Ranch Events Complex.

The event was established to create a greater awareness of cyber threats and bring together the best resources to combat and protect valuable information and assets. More than 200 members from th...

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