Fort Collins Chamber Launches 11th Annual Fundraising and Membership Campaign

Sep 14, 2021 | Chamber News

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has launched its 11th annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign.

From now through November 17, 40 volunteers on 11 teams, with Chamber staff liaisons, are tasked with raising $400,000 and 100 new members for the Chamber. To reach their goal, volunteers will be raising funds through memberships, event sponsorships, advertising, initiatives and budget reduction trades. Started in 2011, this annual campaign was designed to strengthen financial resources to continue to broaden the value and effectiveness of the Chamber membership, advocacy, services and programs.

“The funds raised during this campaign go right back to helping support our business community. Businesses are recovering and the economy is reigniting. The Fort Collins Chamber continues to stand as a strong voice and resource for our businesses, large and small,” said Ann Hutchison, President & CEO with the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

Returning for the fourth year are 2021 campaign Co-Chairs Deb Kelly (Independent Financial) and Mat Dinsmore (Wilbur’s Total Beverage). Campaign Teams include: 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.

“Our volunteers, some have been with us since the beginning, continue to be strong believers of the Chamber. Their support and work during the campaign is remarkable and we can’t thank them enough for recommending the Chamber, selling our programs and events, and leading us to our campaign goal,” said Kimberly Medina, Campaign Manager and Vice President of Development and Operations with the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce.

To learn how to get involved, become a member, sponsor an event and donate to the campaign, please visit: call (970) 482-3746.


2021 Campaign Supporters: ACE Hardware of Fort Collins, Austin’s American Grill, Colorado State University Bookstore, DC Oakes Brewhouse and Eatery, Fort Collins Marriott, Great Harvest Bread, Hilton Fort Collins, NoCo Nosh, Old Firehouse Books, Santa Fe Craftsman, The Cupboard and Vintage Marketplace


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.  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 1,100 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)