Fort Collins Area Chamber Hosts Year End Celebration – Great Progress Announced!

The Fort Collins Area Chamber hosted a Year End Celebration with investors and volunteers last week.  We had a great time networking and celebrating the tremendous work of volunteers.
A few highlights from the event (also featured in the 2023 Annual NCP Report attached and Our Video):
  • We reminded our investors that the Fort Collins Area Chamber fully engaged decision-makers on policies and issues that matter to you including stopping local minimum wage, addressing the housing crisis and creating infrastructure solutions related to transportation, water and energy.
  • We made meaningful connections with elected officials, policymakers and business leaders, showcased by more than 300 meetings and conversations.
  • We utilized grant dollars to incentivize businesses to develop work-based learning opportunities to build and enhance their workforce while connecting businesses with high school students seeking career opportunities.  300 businesses connected, 40 receiving incentives and 73 employing students.
  • We leveraged the legacy of being a champion for transportation solutions, including the completion of I-25 while convening conversations and analysis of the next regional solution.
  • Our Moving Fort Collins Forward! Volunteers, led by amazing co-chairs Mat Dinsmore and Deb Kelly, raised $531,881 dollars in membership and sponsorship for use during 2024 – well over our $450,000 goal.  As well, they brought in 113 new members to the Chamber.
  • A very special thank you to our top Moving Fort Collins Forward! volunteers:
    • Carol Salter, Nadine Trujilo-Rogers and Clint Dale
    • The Health Sector Partnership, the Red Carpet and the Wizards teams
    • Lindi Dykson – our membership sales person of the year
    • Teams provided by the following companies:  Brinkman, Elevations Credit Union, FNBO, Flood and Peterson, Health Sector Partnership, Independent Financial/ Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Markley Motors, Red Carpet Committee and
      UCHealth.
And finally, a tremendous thank you to you, our partners and investors, for allowing  the Chamber to be your trusted business champion, catalyst and convener in Northern Colorado, creating shared economic prosperity!
We are Building Community Through Business!

Ann Hutchison, President & CEO

November 21, 2023
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