Colorado Capitol Report

Registration is Open for the Wage & Hour Law and Regulations Training Workshop

Registration is Open for the Wage & Hour Law and Regulations Training Workshop

Avoid potential fines for unintended wage and hour violations and receive updates on pending regulations with Jennifer Harpole, Jennifer Harpole, Shareholder, Littler law firm.

Date: January 19th
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Location: Colorado Chamber Office, 1600 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, 80202 or virtually by Zoom

Register for the event here.

Colorado Chamber Sponsors 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards

Registration Deadline Extended

The Colorado Chamber will sponsor the 38th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver. Every year since 1986, the business community has come together on the Friday before the national and Colorado holiday to recognize individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations for their commitment to the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as evidenced by their exemplary social responsibility.

The 2023 honorees include:

  • Charles Burrell
  • Ed Dwight
  • Hate Free Colorado
  • Emanuel Martinez
  • Derek Okubo
  • Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleszine Nelson, Ph.D., who will be recognized for the 2023 Trailblazer Award

Proceeds from the 2023 luncheon will be donated to Denver Kids, Inc. who will select and award Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships to underserved, minority and non-traditional Colorado students. For more information and reservations, visit or call 720.233.6550.

Sign up to Sponsor a Council Meeting

As the 2023 legislative session approaches, we want to invite you to participate in the Colorado Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Councils. Councils offer a unique opportunity for Colorado Chamber members to add their expertise to our policymaking 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. The following Councils are available to all our members:

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

Each Council will meet at Noon, unless otherwise noted, at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce office 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 during these important council meetings. We need sponsors for every meeting, 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. The Colorado Chamber of Commerce does all of the ordering and setup of the lunch, and the sponsorship is always a flat rate of $800Please contact Laura Moss at [email protected] or (303) 866-9652 for more details or to sign up as a sponsor. We appreciate your ongoing support!

Please see the below for specific dates for each council. Councils always meet from Noon to 1:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in our conference room at 1600 Broadway, Suite 1000.

View the list of Council Meeting Dates Here

Save-the-Dates: Upcoming Policy Council Meetings

Health Care Council – Jan. 12th

  • Discussion of Governor Polis’ 2022 policy priorities

Tax Council – Jan. 13th

  • Guest Speakers from the Colorado Department of Revenue: Mark Ferrandino, Executive Director, Brendon Reese, Senior Director Taxation Division, Josh Pens, Director of Tax Policy, Cooper Reveley, Legislative Liaison

Labor & Employment Council – Jan. 18th

  • Guest Speaker:Representative Judy Amabile, Chair of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee (D-Boulder)

Energy & Environment Council – Jan. 24th

  • Guest Speakers: Garry Kaufman, Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs, CDPHE (confirmed) and Joel Minor, Environmental Justice Program Manager (invited)

Governmental Affairs Council – Jan. 31st

  • Guest Speakers: Allie Kimmel, Legislative Director, Office of the Governor and Eleni Angelides, Deputy Legislative Director, Office of the Governor

View the complete list of policy council meetings on the online calendar.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Laura Moss at [email protected] or (303) 866-9652  for more information.