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Thank You Leaders

As a Chamber of Commerce, we are incredibly fortunate to be led by business community volunteers. Over the course of a calendar year, we have the opportunity to interact with amazing people, sharing their time and talent with the Chamber.

We are so pleased to see BizWest celebrating some of these wonderful women through their 2021 Notable Women – Banks & Credit Unions feature.  We are so proud to see Chamber Board Chair Nicole Staudinger with FirstBank and Board Member/Moving Fort Coll...

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Trolls

I’ve been thinking a lot about trolls the last three weeks.  And I don’t mean those cute, fuzzy trolls that sing and dance in the movies. I’m talking about the online, anonymous individuals that post intentionally inflammatory, rude, or upsetting statements to elicit strong emotional responses in people or to steer the conversation off-topic.

Unfortunately, we saw a tremendous amount of trolling to push a specific agenda during the 2021 City of Fort Collins elections.  As a self-descr...

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Northern Colorado COVID-19 Business Survey

As organizations that work closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand the challenges your business continues to face in 2021.

We previously used results from regional and organizational surveys during this pandemic to help catalyze, design and mobilize funding tools, such as local loan funds and other local government or chamber of commerce responses, including some tax deferment, rebate and micro-grant programs.

We are collecting this information to better serve our b...

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Springtime To-Do List

The sun is shining outside my window and I can’t wait for Spring to arrive.  If you are like me, you can’t wait to be able to spend time outside, soaking up the beautiful northern Colorado sunshine.  I’m already making my list of “things to do,” to get ready for and to embrace spring – and want to make sure you have filling out your ballot for the City of Fort Collins Municipal Election on that list.

The 2021 Election is on April 6.  The City of Fort Collins conducts its electi...

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Chamber Endorsements – Ballot Issues

Sound policy, consistency and predictability help businesses thrive. That’s why the Fort Collins Area Chamber examines policy issues in depth and takes a stand to protect the interests of businesses and their employees. This year, we are taking a stance on one critical ballot issue.  Below is what you need to know about this ballot issue and why it matters to the business community.

Proposed Citizen-Initiated Ordinance
(relating to the former Hughes Stadium property)

The Chamber is rec...

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