Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign

The Fort Collins Area Chamber and campaign sponsors Blue Ocean and OtterBox will launch their seventh annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign, on September 6.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber and campaign sponsors OtterBox and Colorado State University will launch the seventh annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign, on September 6.

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! 2017 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 September 6 until November 16, over 65 volunteers on 12 teams are tasked with raising $500,000 and 100 new members for the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. To reach this goal, volunteers will be raising funds in four different ways which include memberships, event sponsorships, advertising and budget reductions trades.

Learn More About Program and Sponsorship Opportunities

Campaign Co Chairs: Deb Kelly of Guaranty Bank & Trust and Chris Otto of EKS&H

Campaign Teams: Banner Health, Brinkman Partners, Columbine Health Systems, Ed Carroll Motor Co., Elevations Credit Union, First National Bank, Flood and Peterson, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Red Carpet Committee, UCHealth, Adams Bank, Wells Fargo

Vice Chairs: Tom Gendron of Woodward, Doug Markley of Markley Motors, Gene Bocis of Anheuser-Busch, Gerry Agnes of Elevations Credit Union, Paul Taylor of Guaranty Bank & Trust, Mark Driscoll of First National Bank, Dr. Tony Frank of Colorado State University, Kathy Jack-Romero of Fort Collins Coloradoan, Lucia Liley of Liley Law Office, Curt Richardson of OtterBox, Margo Karsten of Banner Health, Kevin Unger of UCHealth and Bob Wilson of Columbine Health Systems.

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 the 2017 Campaign please contact Kim Medina at


A BIG thanks to our campaign supporters!

Biergarten Anheuser-Busch, Buffalo Wild Wings, CopperMuse Distillery, Costco, Elevate Chiropractic, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Jax Fish House, Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Midici Fort Collins, Moothouse, Pulcinella Pizzeria, Red Lobster, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Santa Fe Craftsman, Silver Grill Cafe, Subway Green and Gold, Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic, Which Wich? – Superior Sandwiches, and Wing Shack!!