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What We’re Watching: House Bill 1237

This legislative session, the Colorado Chamber continues to advocate for priorities that advance its 10-year strategic action plan for a better business climate. A key focus area of that plan is to improve Colorado’s cost of living, which currently ranks among the highest in the nation. Colorado’s declining affordability is a critical economic issue – […]


Government Affairs Council Support Initiatives on Affordable Housing, Child Care and Workforce Issues

This week, the Colorado Chamber’s Government Affairs Council was joined by Nellie Moran, chief of staff for the Colorado Senate Democrats and Tim Griesmer, chief of staff for the Colorado Senate Republicans. The chiefs of staff discussed their priorities with the group, including focuses around affordable housing and addressing workforce issues. The pair also spoke […]


Commemorating March’s Milestones: Recognizing Our Members of 5 and 10+ Years

The Colorado Chamber would like to take a moment to acknowledge the unwavering support of our long-standing members who have been with us for 5 and 10+ years this March. Their dedication to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in our continued growth and success. We extend our appreciation to the following members […]


In the News: Colorado Chamber Press Roundup

Gazette: EDITORIAL: Bills would bust Colorado’s oil & gas industry As detailed by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce’s Sum & Substance news service, the bills broadly purport to reduce emissions from a range of activities — from transportation to warehouses — but their true aim is to lower the boom on oil and gas exploration […]


Chair’s Roundtable: What Every Leader Can Learn from Jake Jabs

This week, the Colorado Chamber hosted a Chair’s Roundtable at the American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) Headquarters where the group met and spoke with CEO Jake Jabs. In 1975, Jabs purchased a struggling one-location furniture business called American Furniture Company which he renamed American Furniture Warehouse. Under Jabs’ leadership, American Furniture Warehouse expanded into a sixteen-store […]


Colorado Chamber Celebrates One Year Anniversary of The Sum & Substance

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Eveleth-Havens at [email protected]. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today celebrates the one-year anniversary of The Sum & Substance (TSS), a chamber-owned online publication that covers Colorado’s legislative and political news related to the business community. The Sum & Substance gives readers an insider’s perspective on the political […]


Black History Month Feature: African American Youth Leadership Conference

In honor of Black History Month, the Colorado Chamber is recognizing Black business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and job creators who have grown their businesses from the ground up and are core to our local Colorado communities.  Today’s feature is Dr. Ersaleen Hope with the African American Youth Leadership Conference Dr. Ersaleen Hope is the newly […]


Colorado Chamber Takes Positions on Environmental, Legal Reform and Technology Legislation

The Colorado Chamber’s policy councils and alliances have been busy this week with new positions on eight bills from the 2024 legislative session. The Energy & Environment Council, Legal Reform Alliance and Technology Alliance discussed major legislation impacting the business community and heard from key leaders on future proposals. Dominque Gomez, Deputy Director of the […]


What We’re Watching: Senate Bill 159

  Environmental bills have taken a focus this week as Democrats in the legislature unveiled a series of proposals targeting the business community. While many of these bills would disrupt the energy industry, the Colorado Chamber is raising broader concerns for the statewide economy. One of these bills that the Colorado Chamber is aggressively working […]


Colorado Chamber CEO: Job-Killing Bills Threaten Colorado’s Competitiveness

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Eveleth-Havens at [email protected]. DENVER – Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman today responded to a series of bills filed in the legislature targeting the business community, declaring them “job killers.” Several of the bills were unveiled at a press conference held today by the bill sponsors. “We’re seeing […]