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New Colorado Chamber Federation Will Strengthen Small Business and Local Chamber Advocacy

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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced the establishment of the Colorado Chamber Federation, formalizing its partnership with local chambers of commerce and expanding access to free membership for certain small businesses.

Under the new initiative, small businesses that are current members of their participating local chamber of commerce can receive complimentary membership with the Colorado Chamber.

“Since the early days of the Colorado Chamber, we have had a long-standing partnership with local chambers of commerce throughout the state – the Aurora and Greeley chambers have been members of ours since the 1950’s,” said Lauren Schwartz, director of investor relations for the Chamber. “By establishing the Chamber Federation, we are renewing our commitment to providing value and service to local chambers and the businesses they serve. We’re also proud to be offering a new membership option to small businesses to ensure they have a powerful, unified voice in advocacy and access to many of the Colorado Chamber’s resources at no additional cost.”

Local chambers of commerce represent more than 50,000 businesses and 1 million employees across Colorado. More than 50 local chambers across the state are current members of the Colorado Chamber and will automatically become partners through the new Chamber Federation. The federation will provide local chambers with increased influence in the state legislature, tools to engage in grassroots advocacy efforts, and access to timely information, opportunities and resources.

As part of the creation of the Chamber Federation, any small business with 10 employees or fewer and less than $1 million in annual revenue qualifies for free membership into the Colorado Chamber of Commerce if they are a member of a participating local chamber.

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The Colorado Chamber of Commerce champions free enterprise, a healthy business environment and economic prosperity for all Coloradans. It is the only business association that works to improve the business climate for all sizes of business from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. What the Colorado Chamber accomplishes is good for all businesses, and that’s good for the state’s economy. It was created in 1965 based on the merger with the Colorado Manufacturers’ Association.