The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Volunteers Celebrate Moving Fort Collins Forward! 2013 as a Huge Success

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has officially culminated a two and a half month campaign to generate financial resources to expand its programs for the community and chamber members.

A goal was set to secure $400,000 in a “total resource campaign” that 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, sound public policy and economic growth, all of which lead to a more successful and vibrant community.

Reaching this ambitious goal involved the assistance of more than 80 volunteers from 13 different companies.

The “Moving Fort Collins Forward” campaign has been headed by Flood and Peterson CEO Chris Richmond and Columbine Health Systems Director Yvonne Myers with support of campaign vice chairs including Donna Chapel, Chapel & Collins; 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, OtterBox and Bob Wilson, Columbine Health Systems.

Thursday, November 21 marked the final day of the fundraising effort. The campaign in total has brought in $480,402 that will enable the chamber to successfully carry out its mission and present quality programs to its business members. As well, the campaign has resulted in 107 new members against a goal of 100.

“We have incredible volunteers who have made this happen,” said David May, Chamber President & CEO. “People are busy and the economy is still tough, but it’s clear that the business community wants an effective, properly funded chamber of commerce.”

You can learn more about Moving Fort Collins Forward! at the Chamber’s Web site, Contact Kim Medina at [email protected] or 482-3746 if you would like to contribute to the campaign.

Thank you for your past support of the Chamber and for participating in the Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign.

And special thanks to OtterBox and the Coloradoan for underwriting the 2013 Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign.

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

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