Fort Collins Chamber Announces Third Annual Talent Summit

Sep 18, 2020 | Chamber News

Business Community Encourage to Attend to Gain Insights on New Hiring Landscape

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and regional Talent 2.0 partners will host the third annual Talent Summit, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on September 30 online.

Despite COVID-19, finding and keeping key talent will continue to be a challenge for employers throughout the Northern Colorado region. The business community is encouraged to attend, show support of the work being done, gain new insights and access novel tools that can create their future workforce.

“As we dive deeper into issues affecting our regional workforce, we are now implementing solutions and coming up with great resources that we hope help our employers find and keep the best people,” said Ann Hutchison, Chamber Executive Vice President. “With the Talent Summit, we want attendees to understand this new hiring landscape while taking back insights and resources to use as part of their recruiting and retention processes.”

The Talent Summit, established as part of the Align, Attract and Retain Talent initiative in the Chamber’s Northern Colorado Prospers Campaign, will include a morning of presentations, an insight into Talent 2.0, a discussion on trends and opportunities to pivot during COVID-19.

The keynote presentation will feature executives from Development Counsellors International (DCI).  They will be discussing what talent looks for in jobs and locations in the age of COVID-19. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to download DCI’s national talent research, Talent Wars. The document offers communities valuable insight into what exactly talent looks for in a new job opportunity, how often people search for new jobs, the top resources talent looks to for information on a new location, and of course, how COVID-19 is affecting talent’s job and relocation priorities. Attendees don’t have to guess how talent is feeling during this era of uncertainty—DCI surveyed talent across the U.S. and have insights for our community. Full Agenda and other event details can be found HERE.

Registration for the event is FREE and is available HERE thanks to the generous sponsorship of the City of Fort Collins, BizWest, Columbine Health Systems, Elevations Credit Union, Madwire, Robert Half, UCHealth, AlphaGraphics, Canvas Credit Union and Signarama.

About the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based organization in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investment in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,200 business owners and managers in the market.  For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has influenced efforts to maintain and grow the business community in Fort Collins.  For more information about the Chamber call (970) 482-3746 or visit