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Colorado Chamber Named a Finalist for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2023 Citizens Awards

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DENVER — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation named The Colorado Chamber Foundation a finalist in the 2023 Citizens Awards, a long-standing program that honors purpose-driven businesses for their leadership in solving the world’s biggest challenges. The Colorado Chamber was nominated for the Best Civics Engagement Program for its work showing middle school students “Civics in Action”.

“The Colorado Chamber is honored to have been acknowledged for our commitment to promoting civic engagement and education,” said Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman. “Providing our 2023 Civics Bee Finalists with unique opportunities to witness ‘Civics in Action’ not only serves to recognize their outstanding achievements but also underscores our dedication to nurturing informed and engaged citizens in our great state.”

For more than two decades, this annual awards program has recognized the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives that leverage a company’s talent, resources, and expertise to improve communities.

The Colorado Chamber Foundation is being recognized for providing valuable opportunities to the 2023 Colorado Civics Bee Finalists.  These opportunities encompassed a range of enriching experiences, such as including the 2023 Colorado Civics Bee State Finalists in the Colorado Chamber’s Denver Mayoral Debate, enabling the 2023 Colorado Civics Bee State Champion to participate in an interview with NPR and Hanna Skandera with the Daniels Fund where they discussed the significance of civic engagement, and more.

The winners of the 2023 Citizens Awards will be announced during the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Business Solves Conference on November 1, 2023. Learn more about the awards program here.


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.

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