Colorado Capitol Report

The Colorado Chamber’s Holiday Happy Hour – A Smashing Success

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CACI's Holiday Happy Hour - A Smashing Success

Trisha Smith, CACI, Barry Rogers, POA, & Lalitha Christian, CACI

Thank you to Pacific Office Automation for sponsoring CACI’s Holiday Happy Hour at 10 Barrel Brewing Company.  It was a smashing success with a sold out audience tasting different kinds of brews and tasty bites.  Extending Pacific Office Automation’s generosity, their donated prizes such as Avalanche, Nugget, and Concert tickets were given to four lucky and deserving CACI Members. Pacific Office Automation, thank you for your continued support, You Crushed It in 2017!


CACI 101…Everything You Wanted to Know

Gregg Moss & Donn Schaible

CACI staff and Council Chairs had a hard time competing with the delicious desserts provided by Steven Roberts Originals at CACI 101.  The members who attended found out how they could connect with CACI in ways that would be most meaningful to them.

They were first welcomed by both Chuck Berry, CACI CEO & President and Jon Anderson, CACI Board Chair and Partner with Holland & Hart.  Tricia Smith, CACI’s Sr. VP of Events & Political Fundraising, spoke about our awesome events, followed by Lalitha Christian, EXECs Program Manager, who explained how to apply for next year’s EXEC’s class.  Dave Tabor, CACI Sr. VP of Business Partnerships discussed how important it is to refer like-minded colleagues to join CACI.  He also talked about Chair’s Roundtable and our Manufacturer’s Leaders Group.  Next, Loren Furman, CACI’s Sr. VP of State and Federal Relations, introduced her lobby team and Council Chairs who all educated the audience about our advocacy efforts and the importance of participating in the process.

Voting took place for the best dessert and the winner of the tasting was a three way tie:  Louisiana Brownies, Double Chocolate Cake and Santa’s Surprise.

Sign Up Now to Sponsor a CACI Council Meeting

As the 2018 legislative session approaches, we want to invite you to once again participate in CACI’s Issue Councils.  CACI councils offer a unique opportunity for CACI members to add their expertise and judgment to our policy-making and influence legislation and regulations that impact business. Council meetings provide an open and frank dialogue between our members, key legislators and state agency leaders.  This is also your chance to attend council meetings that you have not attended in the past.  The following Councils are available to all CACI members:

  • Energy and Environment Council
  • HealthCare Council
  • Federal Affairs Council
  • Labor and Employment Council
  • Governmental Affairs Council
  • Tax Council

Each Council will meet at Noon at the CACI offices throughout the session.  Lunch is served at each meeting.  Sponsorship of council meetings by our members is crucial to maintaining the practice of providing lunch to each member during these important council meetings.  We need sponsors for every meeting in the coming year, so we would like to encourage members to sign up now to sponsor a lunch!  Sponsors receive recognition in both email reminders for the meeting and our online Events Calendar, as well as during the meeting itself.  CACI does all of the ordering and setup of the lunch and the sponsorship is always a flat rate of $600.  Please contact Laura Moss for more details or to sign up as a sponsor.  Again, sponsorship by our members is essential to providing our members with lunch during these meetings; we appreciate your ongoing support!

Please see below for specific dates for each council.  Councils always meet from Noon to 1:15 p.m. in the CACI Conference Room: 1600 Broadway, Suite 1000, Colorado State Bank Building.

2018 Council Meeting Dates

Energy & Environment Council:Labor & Employment Council:
January 31stJanuary 24th
February 28thFebruary 21st
March 28thMarch 14th
April 25thApril 11th
Governmental Affairs Council:Tax Council:
January 30thJanuary 19th
February 13thFebruary 9th
March 13thMarch 9th
April 17thApril 13th
HealthCare Council:Federal Council:
January 18thFebruary 6th
February 15thApril 3rd
March 22ndMay 1st
April 26thJuly 17th
September 4th
October 16th
November 27th (if needed)

To learn more about our councils, click here.

Thank you and please contact Laura Moss with any questions you may have!

Now Accepting 2018 EXECs Advocacy Applications

The CACI EXECs Advocacy Program delivers experiential insight into prominent Colorado companies. Through business tours and policy-based forums in partnership with key Colorado executives and elected officials, you will learn about the different industries that impacts Colorado’s economy.


  • Develop a strong foundation in Colorado business policy and advocacy
  • Network with other leaders from Colorado companies
  • Gain perspective on critical issues that impact the different regions of Colorado and the industries that support them


Rising leaders who are passionate about shaping and enhancing Colorado’s economy and strengthening Colorado’s business climate.


$2100 per person includes all required program materials, travel, food, and beverages. Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Programs range from half day to full day commitments.

Program dates* :
February 15
March 22
April 10
May 16
June 14-15
July 24
August 23
September 13
October 3

*Dates Subject to Change

Click here to apply

For questions regarding the program, please contact Lalitha Christian at [email protected]