January 16, 2014

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The Colorado Chamber’s Colorado Manufacturing Initiative 

Send your HR Directors! They will thank you!

I want to encourage you, or your HR Director, to attend The Colorado Chamber’s Labor and Employment Councils this year. This council will discuss bills that may significantly impact manufacturers and your input will be requested.


The L&E Council protects businesses that are highly affected by labor and employment issues. The Council addresses issues that include:

  • Attempts to repeal or erode the Colorado Labor Peace Act;
  • Employer restrictions or mandates that increase costs for businesses;
  • Attempts to increase workers’ comp and unemployment insurance costs;
  • Implementing legislation on organized labor initiatives;
  • Administrative actions by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.


All meetings are held at noon at The Colorado Chamber on the dates below. Lunch is provided. RSVP to [email protected]


Jan. 22nd

Feb. 19th

Mar. 19th

Apr. 16th

Micro-summits for The Colorado Chamber supported HB13-1165


Last year The Colorado Chamber and CMI Manufacturers supported HB13-1165, the Manufacturing Career Pathways bill. Since the summer Danielle Glover, CMI Program Manager, has been working with the Colorado Community College System to ensure the implementation of the pathway was what manufacturers wanted.

Starting this month, CCCS is holding micro-summits in Pueblo, Grand Junction, Montrose, Denver, and Larimer/Weld counties and collecting information from employers on what skills are needed in the regions across Colorado. Please consider attending one of these summits or sending a representative to ensure your voice is heard. 

The letter CCCS sent to manufacturers with details can be found here. You can register for the summit in your area by clicking here.

In This Issue
Send your HR Directors!
News and Events – Other organizations
Upcoming CMI Events
Jan. 29th, 11-1, First Quarter MLG Meeting at Steven Roberts Orginial Desserts
March 13th, HR Roundtable at The Colorado Chamber with Sparton’s HR Director, Barb Snyder & RMTMA
April 9th,
11-1pm, Second Quarter MLG Meeting at Ball’s Golden Plant
Late Spring/Early Summer, International Trade Policies & World Trade Center training

News and Events from Other Organizations


CAMT to host seminar on Supply Chain Optimization


CAMT is hosting a 2 day event with the first day focusing on Risk Mitigation and the second day on total cost of ownership. Click herefor more info.


Denver OED to host Manufacturing Job Fair and Expo


Denver OED will host a job fair and expo on Feb. 13th. For more info click here.

Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
1600 Broadway, Suite 1000
Denver, Colorado 80202
[email protected]