EXECs Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Erker, Class of 2016

About Jeff Erker: Current member of the Colorado Chamber Board of Directors Sr. Vice President for FCI Constructors Inc. Education: Colorado School of Mines Hometown: Burlington, Colorado (born and raised) EXECs Class Year: 2016 The Colorado Chamber sat down with Jeff Erker to talk about his experience in the EXECs Advocacy Program. Highlights from the […]

U.S. Rep. Thornberry Addresses Colorado Chamber: Business Leaders Must Stay Engaged in the World

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber today hosted U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, for a discussion on America’s global engagement and military strength. The congressman has been touring the nation speaking to community and business leaders as part of […]

Family and Medical Leave Insurance Task Force to Include Prominent Colorado Chamber Voices

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber’s Stacey Campbell and Dana Hagood were appointed to the Family and Medical Leave Task Force by the legislature yesterday, which will study how to implement a financially responsible family and medical leave program in the state. The task force stems from […]

New Reports Highlight Strength of Colorado Economy

Revenue forecasts released today by the Governor’s Office and the state Legislative Council reflect Colorado’s economic strength, showing stronger than expected growth driven by wages and consumer spending. The forecast released by the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting showed an increase in the 2018-19 budget of about $270 million. Legislative Council projects an […]

Repeal of Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) could be on Colorado Ballot in 2020

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) can be removed from the state constitution by a single ballot measure, which paves the way for a possible ballot initiative next year. See below for an overview of the news coverage on this decision: From the Colorado Sun: The state title […]

Colorado Chamber Sends Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on EPA Water Rule

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce signed onto a joint letter with the U.S. Chamber and six other state chambers to Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) regarding the EPA’s revised “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. The letter is in response to today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding […]

Statement from the Colorado Chamber on Favorable Colorado Supreme Court Corporate Income Tax Decision

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations, following this week’s favorable decision from the Colorado Supreme Court in Department of Revenue v. Oracle: “A fair, consistent and predictable tax system is […]

The Colorado Chamber Releases Annual Legislative Overview for 2019 Session

  Every year after legislative session, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce releases an annual report on the organization’s role in the legislative session. This year’s end-of-session overview was released on Friday, May 24th, which details the crucial victories and challenges the business community faced at Colorado’s capitol this year. With both legislative chambers and the […]

Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Speaks at U.S. Chamber Forum in Washington, DC on the Legislative Session

This week, the U.S. Chamber hosted a Labor Relations forum at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. where representatives from multi-state corporations, labor and employment attorneys and chamber representatives across the nation were in attendance.  Loren Furman, the Colorado Chamber’s chief lobbyist, spoke alongside panelists Glenn Spencer, Senior VP Employment Policy Division for the U.S. Chamber, […]

Curtsinger Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Fellowship Provides State and Local Chambers with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues Leah Curtsinger, Director of Federal Relations for the Colorado Chamber, was selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to participate in the third cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips […]