Value of the Chamber

Crossroads Safehouse Named April Business Of The Month

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce today announced that Crossroads Safehouse has been selected as the April Business of the Month. This prestigious recognition celebrates and honors Chamber members who have been members for 10+ years and have been selected by the Chamber Staff, Board, and the Red Carpet Committee.

"Crossroads' unwavering commitment to offering lifesaving services to women and children is remarkable," said Ann Hutchison, Chamber President &...

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Bi-Partisan Vote Kills HB23-1118, Fair Workweek Employment Standards

Last Thursday, the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee voted 8-2 to postpone indefinitely HB23-1118, which would have created litigation traps for employers, and created scheduling requirements, fines, and minimum weekly pay for workers in certain industries. Legislators cited the “hundreds” of emails they received, nearly all of them urging a “no” vote. Your business community came together and advocated a a single voice.  Hearing testimony from affected businesses and employee...

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Housing Affordability – A Shared Concern

I recently had the pleasure of presenting the good work of your Chamber in promoting housing affordability at the Western Area Chamber Executives conference in Sacramento, CA alongside my colleague, Joe Rowan.  With roughly 50 fellow chamber representatives attending the session, it reinforced the idea that housing affordability is a shared concern across the country.  Yet, I’m often asked, “how is this a business issue?”

For those that don’t live and breathe this stuff every day, i...

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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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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.

To make sure you are well informed on current issues impacting business, we have created a St...

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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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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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Advocacy Support for Business

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has long been a business advocate, attending every City Council meeting, standing up on key issues and sharing a pragmatic view point. We make sure you have a seat at the table and a well-versed voice in the conversations that matter most is important.

We are excited that our first Advocacy Newsletter landed in members email boxes yesterday with the intention to keep you updated on issues impacting business, ways to contact your elected officials and ...

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