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Get Your Tickets to the 2022 Annual Celebration on April 27

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue the 117th Annual Celebration with an in-person event starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Tickets are now available for purchase!

The second part of the Annual Celebration on April 27 will allow for business members to connect and  the Chamber will recognize individuals who had a great impact on our organization and the community, including presentation of the:
- 2021 Colli...

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2022 Annual Celebration Rewind

Earlier this morning, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first part of the 117th Annual Celebration online. In the video, Chamber President & CEO, Ann Hutchison and 2021 Board Chair, Nicole Staudinger shared what was accomplished in 2021. Current Board Chair, Brett Kemp then presented priorities and where the organization is headed in 2022.

Click here or below is the link to the video.

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Thanks and Happy New Year!

I can’t believe that 2021 is almost over.  As I look back on this last year, and my first as President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber, I am blown away by the talents and investments that community members will make into our organization.  I have been humbled and honored to serve in this role the last year – mostly because of the people that I get to work with on a daily basis.  Today’s blog is a bit of a thank you letter to the many people who make our community what it is.
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Time to Pause and Reflect

It’s wonderful to have an occasional rainy day in the middle of summer.  As someone who grew up on the eastern plains of Colorado, I always appreciate moisture coming from the sky!  Rainy days inspire me to pause and reflect, even in the hustle of everyday demands.  Below is a catch-all of today’s observations.

Hats off to Chamber member and long-time volunteer Carrie Gillis! Carrie is the Real Estate Manager for a grouping of businesses here in northern Colorado and was inducted int...

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Hello From Your New President & CEO

Happy New Year from the Fort Collins Area Chamber to all of our business partners!  As an organization, we are excited to kick off 2021 and, as an individual, I am thrilled to be taking on the role of President & CEO at the Fort Collins Area Chamber.

My name is Ann Hutchison and I took on the reigns at the Chamber on January 1.  I am happy to say that many of you reading this blog already know me.  For those that I haven’t met yet, I look forward to connecting with you soon.

A lit...

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2019 Great Year for Chamber and Region

Another year come and gone. In its roles as a catalyst, convener, and champion, the Chamber had a positive and proactive impact on the prosperity and livability of the Northern Colorado region. Following are a few highlights.

Champion for stronger communities

North I-25 is getting widened. In recent years, I-25 has been a perennial on our end-of-the-year list. In the recent past, it has mostly been about the funding secured for North I-25. And that is impres...

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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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First Half of 2019 Good for Chamber

The Chamber is having a strong year. At the 7-month mark, here’s a quick review of the top priorities.

Lead the lobbying effort to secure funding to widen I-25 to 3 lanes between Highway 14 and Highway 66 (Fix North I-25)

Efforts by area leaders over the past several years, including the Chamber, have resulted in $927.5 million committed to North I-25. There have been several major wins in 2019:

The Fix North I-25 Business Alliance helped secure $300M in state General Fund expenditu...

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Last Wednesday evening 500+ people gathered at the Hilton for the Chamber’s Annual Dinner. It was great to hear the buzz in the room. People were so into visiting that it was hard to get the event started! And, it was great to see very worthy people honored for their contributions to the Chamber and community including outgoing Chair Yvonne Myers, outgoing Treasurer / Board Director Jason Ells, Allison Hines as Young Professional of the Year, Steve Tool as Volunteer of the Year and Karen Weitk...

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Successful Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign Buys Impact and Quality

As you know from the update in today’s Chamber SmartBrief e-Weekly, the Chamber’s annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign is over and was very successful. When the residual pledges and numbers finish coming in, campaign volunteers will have raised over $700,000 and recruited 100 new members in just 11 weeks. Very impressive!

But while we measure progress with numbers, what do they really mean?

First of all, as I’ve said in this space before, we don’t raise money for the sake o...

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