Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2013 in Full Swing

Sep 3, 2013 | Chamber News

The Fort Collins Area Chamber will launch it’s third annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign, on September 4. The Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2013 campaign will provide the Fort Collins area with a properly funded chamber of commerce capable of accomplishing key initiatives in the community. The Chamber is dedicated to improving community infrastructure, keeping schools strong, sound public policy, and economic growth, all of which lead to a more successful and vibrate community.

From now until November 21, over 100 volunteers on 14 teams are tasked with raising $400,000 for the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. To reach this goal, volunteers will be raising funds in five different ways which include special community initiatives, memberships, event sponsorships, advertising and budget reductions trades. The special initiatives are three areas of emphasis during this campaign which include Job Creation, Stand Up for Business and Improved Infrastructure, each of which encompass the Chamber’s main goals in 2014.

The Campaign Co Chairs are Chris Richmond, Flood and Peterson and Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems. Joining them in the campaign are Campaign Vice Chairs:

Donna Chapel, Chapel & Collins, LLC; Byron Collins, Harmony Club; Mark Driscoll, First National Bank; David Everitt, Everitt Companies; Dr. Tony Frank, Colorado State University; Kathy Jack-Romero, Coloradoan; Chris Otto, EKS&H; Curt Richardson, Otter Box and Bob Wilson, Columbine Health Systems.

Campaign teams include: Auto Dealers of Northern Colorado; Bank of Colorado; Brinkman Partners; Columbine Health Systems; First National Bank; FirstBank; Flood and Peterson; Foothills Mall; Gallegos Sanitation; Guaranty Bank; Kaiser Permanente; Red Carpet Committee; UC Health and Wells Fargo.

Additionally, OtterBox has committed to be the overall campaign sponsor for Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2013. The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce thanks all the volunteers committed to making Fort Collins a great place to live and work and all the business members who get involved along the way. To learn more about Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2013 visit

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. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more that 1,000 business owners and managers in the market. For more that 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