2023 Annual Celebration

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 118th Annual Celebration Wednesday evening at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. More than 500 Chamber members and others from the area came together to celebrate the success of the Fort Collins Chamber and the business community.

The Chamber continued its theme of Building Community Through Business. The Chamber hosted an online event on February 16, 2023 to present 2022 accomplishments and 2023 priorities. The in-person event on Wednes...

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QPR Training Day

Join Leadership Fort Collins participants for QPR Suicide Prevention Training,  3 locations, 3 times all in Fort Collins. Click here to sign up for one of these sessions.

QPR is a nationally recognized suicide prevention gatekeeper training for adults. Alliance for Suicide Prevention (ASP) offers this free 60-90 minute training to any interested party. Can’t make QPR Training day? Click here to schedule a virtual Community QPR Training on the third Wednesday of each month.

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Local Regulations Still On Agenda

At the initial retreat of the current City Council, adopting 1041 Regulations was identified as a priority. Known by the State Statute that grants local governments this authority, 1041 Regulations allow the City to subject certain projects to a local evaluation and approval process that would otherwise be considered by other governmental or quasi-governmental entities.

Your Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has been following this closely and has provided its members and other in the c...

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Importance of a CIVIC Conversation

Last year, your Chamber started a civic engagement program designed to expand our shared understanding of issues important to the business community.  This ongoing program, dubbed CIVIC Conversations, is presented in person on the fourth Monday of each month.  Each session is held in an informal setting at which participants are introduced to a topic of interest, presented with an objective analysis of business implications, and encouraged to share their own perspectives and expertise.

We i...

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A Sweet Treat – Chamber Leaders Recognized 

Happy Valentine’s Day to our entire membership.  Your love of Fort Collins and your commitment to Building Community allows so many people to thrive.

Today I wanted to share a special shout out to various community members that have recently been honored for their time, commitment and contributions to our community.

These community leaders have been keen business advocates and they drive important policy and action that supports business success.

Congratulations to:

The Chamber ...

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Launch of Education Pathways to Employment

On behalf of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and The Weld Trust, in partnership with Colorado Succeeds, I want to thank all who attended the Education Pathways to Employment Launch event. We are also very grateful for High Country Beverage, who donated their community room and hosted us today.

More than 150 people came together last Friday to support learners in Northern Colorado and identify potential opportunities to support them in ...

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Fort Collins City Council Call to Action : Land Development Code

We ask you to help us send City Council a message to fix it, Don’t Break it! 

With the certification of sufficient signatures to repeal the recently adopted Land Development Code (LDC), the Fort Collins City Council will consider two options on Tuesday, January 17: repeal the new code or refer the measure to the voters.  As of the signature certification date of December 20, 2022, ...

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Meet Your 2023 Board of Directors

Welcome to 2023!  I hope your holiday season was filled with family, friends, and fun.  It is undoubtedly a perfect time of year to reflect, refresh and relaunch.  It is also a perfect time to share appreciation with those that impact us individually and organizationally.  A group of people that are tremendously impactful to our organization is our Board of Directors.  We are thrilled to announce our 2023 Board and express tremendous appreciation for their investment of time and leadership ...

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Thank You and Best Wishes for the New Year!

I can’t believe that 2022 is almost over!  As I look back on this last year, 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 two years – 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.