CSU Stadium, Moving Fort Collins Forward, New Members

It’s a beautiful fall in Northern Colorado. As I write this, it’s a near perfect 71 degrees and sunny with the leaves in their full glory.

As you know by now, the Colorado State University Board of Governors heard a report last week from CSU President Tony Frank about the status of fund raising for the proposed on-campus stadium. The Board approved Dr. Frank’s recommendation to further study 4 options ranging from maintenance of the existing stadium to a public-private partnership to build the stadium on the campus. You can learn more at www.colostate.edu/stadium/. I am one of six people on the Community Leadership Committee that will provide Dr. Frank feedback on the 4 options. If you have opinions about the options, feel free to drop me an email at davidmay@fcchamber.org

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The Chamber’s Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign has been underway for 4 weeks. At this moment, it has generated $259,150 and 21 new members against goals of $550,000 and 100, respectively.

You can help several ways: 

  • Underwrite one of our top initiatives. These programs help us effectively represent business with government including lobbying to secure the money to widen I-25 to 3 lanes each way between Highway 14 (Mulberry) in Fort Collins to Highway 66 just north of Longmont. Learn more about those initiatives here.
  • Sponsor a Chamber program or event. These are great ways to market your company while supporting worthwhile programs. Golf tournament, annual dinner, Leadership Fort Collins, Fridays at the Chamber, Small Business of the Year Luncheon, and helping us finally pay off our 42-year old mortgage are a few examples. Find the list of programs here.
  • Recruit or refer someone for membership. We are climbing back after the so-called Great Recession but still haven’t reached our pre-recession membership number. We can get close by recruiting 100 new members during this campaign. Check the online membership directory to see if they are members or contact Joe Anderson (janderson@fcchamber.org) and he’ll check for you. Other links you can send to prospective members include Join Online, Accomplishments and Goals, “Grow Your Business With Us” and Membership booklet.
Thanks for your help! The campaign ends on November 20.