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Coalition of Business Entities Calls for Unemployment Insurance Relief

DENVER – A coalition of more than 75 businesses and organizations led by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to legislators in the General Assembly calling for Unemployment Insurance relief. The Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund (UITF) was fully depleted in the height of the pandemic and employers face substantial premium increases that […]


The Colorado Chamber Stands with Local Businesses Impacted by Boulder County Fires

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – In response to the Marshall and Middle Fork fires that have devastated our local communities, the Colorado Chamber is working with its local chamber partners to provide and share important resources for businesses impacted by the fires. “The loss and destruction caused by the […]


Colorado Chamber Announces Board Changes

David Rivera Elected Board Chair for 2021-22 For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today elected David Rivera as 2021-22 Board Chair during its annual meeting. Rivera is director of business affairs for Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company. Additionally, the Board elected John […]


URGENT: Colorado Manufacturers Need Your Help

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently debating the budget reconciliation plan and will vote on the proposal in a matter of hours. The proposal would impose $1 trillion in new taxes on U.S. manufacturers! The National Association of Manufacturers needs our help to flood Capitol Hill with phone calls opposing these new taxes. Please […]


Colorado Chamber Selects Loren Furman as Next President and CEO

Furman has served as the Chamber’s senior vice president of state and federal relations for 13 years DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today selected Loren Furman to serve as its next president and CEO. Furman, currently a senior vice president for the Colorado Chamber, succeeds Chuck Berry who earlier this […]


Gov. Polis Releases Budget Proposal to Accelerate Economic Recovery

Today, Governor Jared Polis released his budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The budget addresses a number of major challenges facing the Colorado business community and helps put the state on track for economic recovery. One of the most significant issues the governor’s budget addresses is the looming unemployment insurance (UI) premium increases facing […]


Join us in Celebrating our Local Chambers of Commerce!

Today is National Support Your Local Chambers Day! The Colorado Chamber is proud to partner with local chambers across the state to support the Colorado business community. Together, we give businesses of all sizes a voice in public policy to champion a better business climate in Colorado. Local chambers have endured many challenges in the […]


Raytheon Intelligence & Space to acquire SEAKR Engineering

Colorado Chamber member Raytheon Technologies shared exciting news recently, signing a definitive agreement to acquire Centennial-based SEAKR Engineering, a leading supplier of advanced electronics for space applications. Closure of the acquisition, expected by year end, is subject to the completion of customary conditions and regulatory approvals. SEAKR Engineering will be a wholly owned subsidiary of […]


Federal Mandate Issued for Large Employers: Q&A with OSHA Staff

This week, President Biden released a plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  Within that plan is an Executive Order mandating that employers with 100 employees or more be vaccinated or test negative for the virus.  Specifics regarding the pending rule are outlined below: “The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a […]


Colorado’s Congressional Delegation Talks Infrastructure, Afghanistan and the Economy at Colorado Chamber Event

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. WHEAT RIDGE – The Colorado Chamber today held its fifth biennial congressional event, bringing together Colorado’s U.S. House delegation on one stage to discuss the critical issues facing the business community. U.S. Reps. Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse, Doug Lamborn, and Ken Buck participated in […]