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Colorado Chamber Hires Award-Winning Journalist Ed Sealover, Announces New Chamber-Owned News Site

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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced the hiring of Ed Sealover as vice president of strategic initiatives and editor of The Sum & Substance, a new chamber-owned online publication that will cover Colorado’s legislative and political news related to the business community.

“Ed’s reputation as a trusted source of news and information is unmatched and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Colorado Chamber,” said President and CEO Loren Furman “We’re confident that his wealth of experience will be invaluable as he takes on strategic initiatives and leads our newest project, The Sum & Substance. Through this digital publication, we look forward to delivering informative and engaging content that helps the business community and the public navigate the complex issues facing job creators in Colorado today.”

With a background of 28 years in journalism and reporting on the Colorado Legislature and the business community, Sealover brings extensive experience and knowledge to the chamber. Sealover previously served as a senior reporter with The Denver Business Journal for 14 years, where he reported on state government, economic development, transportation, health care, tourism, hospitality and the beverage industry.

“After a decade-and-a-half immersing myself in the business community, I know how important it is that government leaders and members of the general public understand what conditions can cause the people who create jobs to prosper or to suffer. This new effort will allow for an even deeper dive and greater understanding into how government policies and actions affect employers across the state – and in doing so, affect the lives of all workers in Colorado as well,” Sealover said. “And I’m excited to go beyond just writing about what is happening and, in this new role, trying to develop ideas on how to boost areas like workforce development to benefit everyone in the state. Working with the Colorado Chamber, I hope not only to educate businesses more directly about policy and regulations but to have an impact that can lead to the creation of more jobs and a better economic ecosystem.”

In his new role, Sealover will lead the content development and dissemination of the Colorado Chamber’s new digital publication, The Sum & Substance. The website will focus on legislative, political and regulatory issues impacting the Colorado business community, utilizing Sealover’s vast expertise in covering the news to bring readers an inside look at what matters to Colorado business. Sealover will also implement short- and long-term strategic initiatives for the Colorado Chamber to advance a healthy business climate across the state.

Sealover graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1995 and has received 140 awards from national organizations and press associations in five different states. He was named the 2020 Colorado Journalist of the Year by the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his coverage of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on business. He has previously reported for The Colorado Springs Gazette and Rocky Mountain News covering a range of issues, including city hall, politics, and the state legislature. Sealover has also written two books, “Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado Breweries” and “Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops.”

The Sum & Substance will formally launch online the week of February 27. Interested readers can access the website and join the mailing list here:

Email Ed Sealover.

Follow The Sum & Substance on Twitter.


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.