Value of the Chamber

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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Get Your Green On

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a Colorado State fan.  I wear green on fan Friday, my sister and I have season tickets for Volleyball, Football and Basketball and we travel—a lot.  We’ve been following various CSU teams as they play in other communities for a couple of decades.  We are headed to Iowa for the football game this weekend.

These trips to other college-based towns have always been a great opportunity to see and learn about new ideas and different ways of creating comm...

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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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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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