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Survey: Colorado Businesses Financially Strained, But Adapting

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the results of a survey conducted this week to measure the impact recent COVID-19 developments have had on the business community. The survey covers “Stay at Home” orders, employee furloughs and layoffs, and an assessment of how well […]


Statement from the Colorado Chamber on CARES Act Passage

DENVER – The Colorado Chamber released the following statement regarding the passage of the federal CARE Act today, which is the third phase of congressional COVID-19 relief: “The coronavirus pandemic has created both a public health crisis and an economic crisis,” said Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry. “Many businesses and their employees across Colorado are […]


A Business Leader’s Guide to Effective COVID-19 Crisis Communications

Companies and brands in Colorado and across North America face unprecedented leadership and communications challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and resulting economic and financial market disruptions. Uncertain times elevate the importance of clear, credible communication from business leaders. The organizations most likely to survive and emerge with reputations intact will be those […]


Here’s what Colorado’s “Stay at Home” Order Means for Businesses

As of Thursday, March 26th at 6 a.m., all of Colorado has been placed under a “Stay at Home” order, which mandates that Coloradans not leave their residences except for essential activities. The order will be in effect until Saturday, April 11, 2020 unless it’s modified to continue past that date. The executive order lays […]



Colorado Chamber Survey Demonstrates Concerns, Challenges Businesses Face Due to COVID-19

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the results of a survey on its membership conducted between March 17-20, 2020 about the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the business community. The survey includes responses from 80 businesses of all sizes across the state, […]


COVID-19 Update: Non-critical Employers Ordered to Reduce In-Person Workforce by Half

Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m., the governor’s office has issued an executive order for “non-critical” employers to reduce their in-person workforces by at least 50%. He encourages the use of tele-working and staggering employee shifts to accomplish this goal. The order does not apply to critical businesses, or any business that can […]


Colorado Small Businesses to Receive Financial Assistance, Potential Relief Coming for Taxpayers

Please see below for important updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to employers. Colorado Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Disaster Loan Assistance We are happy to share that Colorado was just approved for the federal Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Under the program, small businesses and nonprofits throughout the state […]


U.S. Senate Passes Coronavirus Response Bill

The U.S. Senate today passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which contains the same provisions as the House version that passed over the weekend. The bill is on its way to President Trump’s desk, which he is expected to sign. Broadly, the multi-billion dollar relief package does the following: Requires most employers to provide […]


How You Can Support Colorado Businesses Right Now

Businesses across Colorado are having to adapt and alter their operations amid the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic. Gov. Jared Polis has ordered all bars, restaurants, casinos and theaters in the state to close, social distancing is encouraged, and public gatherings are limited. Colorado businesses and their hard-working employees need the support of their communities now more […]