Tickets Now Available for New York Times Best-Selling Author Jim Collins Presentation in Fort Collins

Tickets are now on sale to Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce members for the Thought Leader Speaker Series Presented by OtterBox Featuring Jim Collins, best-selling author of Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice, who will speak from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St.

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: the classic BUILT TO LAST, a fixture on the Business Week best seller list for more than six years; the international bestseller GOOD TO GREAT, translated into 35 languages; and HOW THE MIGHTY FALL, a New York Times bestseller that examines how great companies can self-destruct.

His most recent book is GREAT BY CHOICE: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, coauthored with Morten Hansen. Based on nine years of research, it answers the question: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Jim’s prior books by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

Tickets for the event are $99 for members of the Chamber and $150 for non-members. Event sponsorships begin at $1,000 and are available through the Chamber events department. Members can purchase tickets online at starting on March 4. The general public will be able to purchase tickets starting March 11. For sponsorship information call the Chamber at (970) 482-3746 or contact Ann Hutchison at [email protected].

The Fort Collins Area Chamber expects more than 1,000 people at the April 16 event. Collins returns to Fort Collins for a second presentation and joins previous Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Thought Leader speakers Dr. John Maxwell, author of more than 30 leadership books; Dan Heath, the author of Made to Stick; and Marcus Buckingham, author of Now, Discover Your Strengths.

The Thought Leadership Speaker Series is sponsored by Overall Sponsor: OtterBox; Platinum Sponsors: Bohemian Foundation, CSU School of Business, Everitt Companies and Woodward; Silver Sponsors: City of Fort Collins, Heath Construction and UCHealth; Bronze Sponsors: Advanced Energy, Allergy and Asthma Center of the Rockies, Banner Health, Brinkman Partners, Brock & Company, CPAs, Chrisland Commercial, EKS&H, Flood & Peterson, Foothills, Otis & Peters, LLC, Yancey’s and High Country Beverage; Supporting Sponsors: Advance Tank, Community Banks of Colorado, CSU Bookstore, Larimer County, Maxey Manufacturing, Miramont Lifestyle Fitness, Poudre River Library District, Poudre School District and Wolf Robotics; InKind Sponsors: Lamar, Rocky Mountain Publishing and Old Town Media

About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

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 than 1,100 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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