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Labor and Employment Council Kicks Off First Meeting Ahead of 2020 Legislative Session

The Colorado Chamber’s Labor and Employment Policy Council today held its first meeting in anticipation of legislative session, which begins in January. The Council heard from speakers from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), discussed pending legislation impacting business, and welcomed its new Chair, Daniel Combs of Campbell Litigation Joe Barela, Executive Director […]


Family & Medical Leave Task Force Update

The Family & Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Task Force met on Tuesday, November 12th, to continue its work towards making recommendations on a program pursuant to SB 188 ahead of the 2020 Legislative Session. The Task Force is currently awaiting an actuarial analysis to price out what a program will cost under different parameters. The […]


EXECs Alumni Spotlight: Gloria Schoch, Class of 2015

About Gloria Schoch: Director of Global Community Affairs at Molson Coors Beverage Company Education: University of Colorado Boulder (undergraduate), University of Colorado Denver (graduate) EXECs Class Year: 2015 The Colorado Chamber sat down with Gloria Schoch to talk about her experience in the EXECs Advocacy Program. Highlights from the interview are below (edited for length […]


City of Denver to Slow Minimum Wage Proposal

After much opposition from small businesses, restaurants, retailers, and the Colorado Chamber, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced this week that a proposal to fast-track the city’s minimum wage hike would be slowed to phase in over more time. Originally, the plan would have increased the minimum wage from its current rate of $11.10 to $15.87 […]


Colorado Chamber Urges Voters to Support Prop DD in November 5th Election

  Proposition DD is on the statewide ballot for Colorado’s election next Tuesday, which will create a new source of funding for the state’s water infrastructure. The initiative asks voters to authorize betting on sports in Colorado, allowing the state to tax the casinos and operators administering the bets. Approving of the measure would allow […]


Colorado Chamber Elects Stacey Campbell as Board Chair

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today elected Stacey Campbell as 2019-20 Board Chair. Campbell has been a public voice for the business community in front of the General Assembly and state government on critical employment issues. He is the owner of […]


Happy Colorado Manufacturing Day!

The Colorado Chamber today is celebrating Colorado Manufacturing Day, which was designated by Gov. Jared Polis this year as October 4th, 2019! The proclamation issued by the Governor’s Office recognizes that the manufacturing industry in Colorado boosts our state’s economic growth, provides jobs for skilled workers, and links to innovation in other sectors. The event […]


EXECs Alumni Spotlight: Jenn Penn, Class of 2014

About Jenn Penn: Owner and Principal of Dome Strategies Education: Colorado State University EXECs Class Year: 2014 The Colorado Chamber sat down with Jenn Penn to talk about her experience in the EXECs Advocacy Program. Highlights from the interview are below (edited for length and clarity): Tell us about what you do and what it’s […]


Colorado Chamber Raises Concerns About Aggressive Air Quality Regulations

Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) held a meeting this week to address several issues of concern to the Colorado Chamber, including the implementation of certain SB 181 requirements, regional haze, and the possible redesignation of the Denver area’s air quality to “serious” nonattainment. John Jacus, Chair of the Colorado Chamber’s Energy & Environment Council, […]


Colorado Chamber Asks EPA to Consider Economic Impacts of Air Quality Designation

The Colorado Chamber yesterday submitted comments to the EPA regarding its pending decision on whether to reclassify the Denver area’s air quality designation from “moderate” to “serious.” If it proceeds, the reclassification would result in immediate and long-term damage to the state economy. “The Colorado Chamber believes the attainment extension granted to then-Governor Hickenlooper is […]