Quality of Life

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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Chamber Committed to Addressing Housing Affordability

It has been the rare conversation over the past few years in which the subject of housing has not come up.  Small retailers, large manufacturers and virtually every business in between has been impacted by the cost and availability of housing within our region.  Some may wonder why housing is an issue for the Chamber of Commerce when only a portion of our membership are in the business of building, selling and renting residential real estate.

The answer, of course, is relatively straight fo...

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An Invitation to Cheer on CSU!

I had the tremendous pleasure of cheering for the Colorado State Rams at the Mountain West and the NCAA Tournaments the last two weeks. Anyone who has spent any time with me knows that I’m a die hard sports fan with a special affinity for the Rams. Cheering for the Rams and

Traveling to other locations, spending time with CSU Ram fans from across the country and being able to cheer for a dynamic group of young men and women makes being a Ram fan a very special treat. 

And while I would...

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Green and Gold Weekend Set for April 21-23

Weekend to Include RAM Life Career Fair

Green and Gold Weekend, hosted by Canvas Credit Union and highlighted by the UCHealth Green and Gold Game, has been set for April 21-23.

A complete list of all activities including parking information and registration links, if necessary, can be found HERE.

2022 RAM LIFE Career Fair

The second annual RAM Life Career Fair will be held during the Green and Gold Weekend from 6-8 p.m. on April 21 at Canvas Stadium.

The purpose of the event is to...

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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.

Click here for t...

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Save the Date: 117th Annual Celebration

Online: Tuesday, February 15, 8:00- 8:30 a.m.
In-Person Event: Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 117th Annual Celebration, a two-part event that will bring the community together online and in-person to celebrate the success of the Fort Collins Chamber and the business community.

In the spirit of the this year's Building Community theme, the Chamber will:

Part 1: Online

share what was accomplished in 2021
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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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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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Thank You and Best Wishes

This is my last official communication to you as President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce before I retire in a few days.

It has been a great honor for me to work with you over the past 17 ½ years on behalf of our business community and region. The community is better because of the efforts of the Chamber and because of your support.

I’ll spare you from my reminiscences! Instead, let me return to a theme I’ve repeatedly shared with you over the years: Thank God ...

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