Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2014 In Full Swing

Sep 10, 2014 | Chamber News

The Fort Collins Area Chamber and campaign sponsors Blue Ocean and OtterBox has launched their fourth annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign, on September 3.

The Fort Collins Chamber has not raised membership dues since 1999 but continually seeks additional funding to keep the organizations programming relevant and a key resource to its members success. The Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2014 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 vibrant community.

From now until November 20, over 100 volunteers on 14 teams are tasked with raising $550,000 and 100 new members 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 Fix North I-25 Business Alliance, Stand Up for Business and Strong Economy, each of which encompass the Chamber’s main goals in 2015.

The Campaign Co Chairs are John Carroll, Ed Carroll Motor Company, and Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems. Joining them in the campaign are Campaign Vice Chairs: Eric Adams of Wells Fargo; Mark Driscoll of First National Bank; David Everitt of Everitt Companies; Dr. Tony Frank of Colorado State University; Kathy Jack-Romero of The Fort Collins Coloradoan; Lucia Liley of Liley, Rogers & Martell; Curt Richardson, of OtterBox; Rick Sutton of Banner Health; Kevin Unger of University of Colorado Health; and Bob Wilson of Columbine Health Systems.

Campaign teams include: Auto Dealers of Northern Colorado; Bank of Colorado; Brinkman Partners; Columbine Health Systems; Elevations Real Estate; First National Bank; Flood and Peterson; Food Services of America; Guaranty Bank; Home State Bank; Kaiser Permanente and Banner Health; Red Carpet Committee; UC Health; and Wells Fargo.

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! 2014 visit