Fort Collins Area Chamber Presents Annual Talent Summit

Apr 16, 2021 | Chamber News

Business Community Encouraged to Engage in the Future of Workforce Discussion

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Northern Colorado Prospers and regional Talent 2.0 partners will host the fourth annual Talent Summit, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on April 21 online.

Finding and keeping key talent will continue to be a critical mission for employers throughout the Northern Colorado region, made even more complicated with the pandemic and changing trends and laws. This online event will provide an opportunity for employers to gain new insights, resources and tools that can create their future workforce.

“Talent and workforce are an essential part of a healthy economy. As the region continues to grow, businesses and communities realize that the development, maintenance, and accessibility of a talented workforce is a top priority,” said Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber President & CEO. “With the Talent Summit, we want to provide our employers with insights from industry leaders who follow the talent trends and share resources that will support their current and future workforce needs.”

The keynote presentation will feature Andrea Alexander, an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company. Andrea helps transform large organizations to deliver lasting performance improvements against a backdrop of changing workplace needs and expectations. She leads McKinsey’s thinking on reimagining the workforce, with a focus on integrating virtual and in-person work. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm working with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors to transform their organizations, embed technology into everything they do, and build enduring capabilities.

The agenda will also include other industry leaders who will provide perspectives on talent trends, preparing the office for employee return and the changes in human resources in 2021. Attendees will hear from regional employers about their response to the pandemic and their strategies of embracing the pivot to run a successful business.

Registration is free and compliments of the 2021 Sponsors: City of Fort Collins, HP. Inc., BizWest, Columbine Health Systems, Elevations Credit Union, Madwire, Northern Engineering, Robert Half, UCHealth, Canvas Credit Union, North Forty News and Signarama.


About the Talent Summit

The Talent Summit was established as part of the Align, Attract and Retain Talent initiative in the Chamber’s Northern Colorado Prospers Campaign. More than ever before, successful communities will be those whose employers can find talent and whose residents can find jobs that let them work to their full potential. Resources, an employer toolkit and other information to elevate your hiring strategies can be found at


About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based 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 1,100 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, 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