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Giving Thanks

The Chamber has had a long tradition of this space being dedicated to a “list of thanks” each Thanksgiving week.  To stick with tradition, here goes…

I’m so thankful for the team at the Chamber.  Our small band of advocates has been working all the way through the pandemic and beyond to serve our members and the community.  They are the smile you get at the front door, the “canary in the coal mine” at City Council meetings, the connector you meet at Red Carpet and so much more....

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Leadership Northern Colorado Prepares for Graduation

Public and alumni invited to attend presentation on organizational change

The eleventh Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class will soon complete their pandemic expanded program and LNC alumni and the public are invited to celebrate the class accomplishments and to learn more about leadership at a breakfast event featuring Josh Packard, executive director of Springtide Research Institute and former sociology professor at the University of Northern Colorado. A talented speaker and writer, Pac...

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Fall, COVID and Mandates 

It’s officially fall and leaves and temperatures are dropping everyday.  Unfortunately, our COVID numbers aren’t following this wonderful fall pattern.  Kevin Unger, President/CEO of UCHealth North Region, noted on Thursday at our Health Care in Your Future Summit that UCHealth is currently caring for 311 COVID-19 cases with 101 of those patients being in the ICU.  This contributes to the 112% ICU utilization that we are facing as a community.

As hospitalization numbers have continued ...

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Moratoriums and Mandates

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks here at the Chamber.  I’ve been invited to join several conversations related to moratoriums and mandates and wanted to share a few perspectives with our membership.

What is a mandate and how do we feel about that here at the Chamber? Our good friend Merriam-Webster (the dictionary folks) defines mandate as “to officially require (something): make (something) mandatory.”  Separately, a moratorium is defined as “a waiting period set by an au...

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Advocacy Support for Business

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has long been a business advocate, attending every City Council meeting, standing up on key issues and sharing a pragmatic view point. We make sure you have a seat at the table and a well-versed voice in the conversations that matter most is important.

We are excited that our first Advocacy Newsletter landed in members email boxes yesterday with the intention to keep you updated on issues impacting business, ways to contact your elected officials and ...

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