Business News

Chamber Welcomes New Front Range Community College President

One of the important roles that your Chamber plays in this community is that of champion.  As a champion, we are devoted to making our community a great place to live, work and raise families. But we don't do this work alone. We collaborate with various public and private partners to find solutions and opportunities.  One of those important partners is Front Range Community College. We are thrilled to introduce to the community the new president for FRCCC.
NEW PRESIDENT TAKES THE HELM AT FRCC...

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2022 State of Business Event

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual State of Business event from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on June 29, 2022 at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch.

This signature event was established to showcase the current status of business in Fort Collins and the surrounding area. Topics will include reigniting the economy, economic trends, the value of  jobs and workforce and more. The event will also feature how your Chamber is working for business at the state and local levels.

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Celebrating the Impact of Business

The Fort Collins Area Chamber joins in celebrating the impact of business on our community.  We are so honored to have these businesses as key leaders in our community and our organization.

Curt and Nancy Richardson Inducted into Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Entrepreneurs, philanthropists and Otter Products founders Curt and Nancy Richardson were inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on May 3. The Richardsons co-founded Blue Ocean Enterprises in 2011, investing capital in p...

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The “Why” to Our Work

We celebrated the many landscaping companies that are a part of the Fort Collins Area Chamber in my last blog—but missed one of these great partners.  If you are faced with the same challenges I was --missing a green thumb and trying to do it yourself -- please consider making contact with one or more of these amazing companies. And a very special shout out to Zak George Landscaping, the team that keeps the Fort Collins Area Chamber looking great!

In other news, I had the great fortune to ...

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Change

Change, change, change.  If there is anything that we’ve learned about a pandemic it’s that things will not stay the same very long.

This last weekend was another one of those change moments for us during the pandemic.  The CDC came out with their new mask guidance, Larimer County ended their public health orders and the City of Fort Collins ended their local face cover order.  At the same time, the State of Colorado amended their face cover order.

So what in the world does all this...

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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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Champion for Business

We’ve had a busy week working as a champion for business.  We hope that you will take advantage of the great opportunities that we have that can help you grow, prosper and be successful!

Join us as we #MarchOn2021! Our Annual Celebration looks very different this year as a 30-minute online event, but we will continue to celebrate the success of the Fort Collins Chamber and the business community.  We invite you to join us as we recognize individuals that have impacted our organization a...

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Level Up — Bringing Out the Best Community Stalwarts

Your Chamber has been a key advocate and co-creator of the Larimer County Level Up program. Launched on December 23, the program is a creative grass-roots effort to keep Larimer County residents safe and businesses functioning during the ongoing pandemic.

The Level Up Program provides businesses with the opportunity to voluntarily apply current best practices, become certified by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and then be allowed to open more fully than the current CO...

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The Face Mask Requirement

The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County have both mandated that businesses open to the public require employees, customers and others entering the business to wear a face covering. Estes Park has also put into place a similar ordinance.

We understand these orders have caused confusion, have been challenging to implement, and have put front line employees in a difficult position of trying to police these orders. One thing that may help: Both the City and the County have created signage tha...

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