Growing Your Business

7 Ways Employers Can Support Older Workers

One of the topics being discussed as part of the Fort Collins-Loveland Talent 2.0 Regional Workforce Strategy is how to retain and support older workers and transfer knowledge to their successors.

A recent story on Forbes.com by Nancy Collamer addresses this issue. It is titled “7 Ways Employers Can Support Older Workers and Job Seekers.”

The full story is a quick read and worth taking time for. Here are her 7 suggestions:

Advertise job openings in newspapers in addition to online...

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We’re making progress on I-25 funding in Northern Colorado

We continue to make important progress in funding expansion of north Interstate 25.

Last week the Colorado Transportation Commission announced an additional $200 million for north I-25. The money is contingent upon the award of a $95 million federal freight corridor grant being applied for by the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization.

If it comes through, it would be applied to widen a segm...

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Making Our Future

This morning I had an interesting conversation with a member who owns a manufacturing business. He came in to talk about the future of the region and how the various communities and economic development-type organizations in the area work together to promote Northern Colorado.

During our discussion, he made a point similar to one that I’ve made in the past: it’s great to be us, meaning Northern Colorado. Our robust economy is reflected in employment statistics. At 2.6% Colorado has the lo...

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Leaders Step Up with Money to Tackle Big Issues

In March I told you about Northern Colorado Prospers, a major new initiative of the Chamber’s designed to tackle some of the region’s biggest challenges.

Northern Colorado Prospers is a 5-year key strategic initiative campaign with four goals:

Fix North I-25. This means lobbying to secure the ~$1.5 billion necessary to widen the interstate to 3 lanes each way between Longmont and Fort Collins.
Align, attract and retain talent. We rank 7th in the nation in under-employment yet many...

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Seven Ways to Grow Your Business

In an era when technology rules, it's easy to forget the fundaments. You might be able to grow your business by using a variety of social media and social networking tools. Business consultant and #1 best selling author Tony Rubleski says, "I'm often asked by new and existing business owners for a simple, inexpensive way to increase their local visibility and marketing efforts to produce more opportunities and sales. Without a doubt, I always ask a stunningly simple question, Are you a member of...

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