Chamber Announces Successful 2020 Fundraising Campaign

Nov 24, 2020 | Chamber News

For the 10th year in a row, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce another successful Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign. Even during a time of uncertainty, Chamber volunteers and staff secured funds and memberships to support future Chamber operations, events, programs and initiatives for the business community.

“We are truly grateful for the businesses that continue to see the Chamber’s value and support our initiatives,” said Kim Medina, Vice President of Development and Operations with the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and leader of the campaign “We gave our volunteers a lofty goal in a challenging environment, and like every year, they were committed and rose to the top. We can’t thank them enough for believing in us and being dedicated year after year.”

Since September, 40 volunteers on 11 teams were given a 2020 goal of raising $360,000 and new members for the Chamber. To reach this goal, volunteers and Chamber staff sold memberships, event sponsorships, advertising, initiatives and budget reduction trades.

“In the spring we asked campaign leaders whether to conduct the campaign due to Covid-19. The volunteers did not hesitate to say yes. The (Chamber) Board agreed with their recommendation and all of the teams from previous years returned,” said David May, Chamber President & CEO. “It was a remarkable show of support and testament to the type of can-do volunteers involved with the Chamber. They wanted to make sure we have the resources to continue our work on behalf of members and the community.”

Businesses can still get involved with the Chamber by becoming a member, sponsoring a 2021 event, or getting involved with business initiatives. Visit: or call (970) 482-3746.


The Chamber would like to thank the following:

Campaign Sponsor: Wilbur’s Total Beverage
Teams: Banner Health, Brinkman Partners, Columbine Health Systems, Elevations Credit Union, fnbo, Flood and Peterson, Independent Financial/ Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Markley Motors, Red Carpet Ambassadors, UCHealth and Wells Fargo
Co-Chairs: Deb Kelly (Independent Financial) and Mat Dinsmore (Wilbur’s Total Beverage);
Vice Chairs: Gerry Agnes (Elevations Credit Union), Gene Bocis (Anheuser-Busch), Connie Dohn (Dohn Construction), Margo Karsten (Banner Health), Brett Kemp (Flood and Peterson), Kevin Unger (UCHealth) and Bob Wilson (Columbine Health Systems).

Campaign Event Sponsors: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Mac’n, NOSH Northern Colorado and Yampa Sandwich Company

About Moving Fort Collins Forward!

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce offers many services, activities and programs to help improve a member’s ability to run a profitable business in Northern Colorado.  The Moving Fort Collins Forward! is an annual fundraising campaign that is volunteer-led, staff-coordinated to secure resources necessary for membership goals and programs in the areas of professional development, education, networking and the work of selected committees for the next year. It is designed to package most of our products and services into one annual campaign, something many key Chamber supporters have indicated they want. The key goal is to have a well-funded chamber of commerce capable of positively influencing the economic well-being of the area and providing programs and services that members deem valuable.


About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,150 business owners and managers in the market. For over a century, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has helped shape the Fort Collins region into one of the most livable places in America. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit












Co-Chairs Deb Kelly (Independent Financial) and Mat Dinsmore (Wilbur’s Total Beverage)