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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 […]


How Will The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Impact Employers?

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides unemployment compensation to workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). The bill provides relief to workers and businesses as the pandemic impacts operations. One of the primary provisions of the bill provides flexibility to the states in determining Unemployment Insurance […]


Colorado Legislature to Temporarily Adjourn until March 30th

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Colorado General Assembly is altering its schedule during the current legislative session.  The General Assembly will temporarily adjourn until March 30, 2020. Colorado’s Constitution limits a legislative session to 120 calendar days.  The current legislative session is scheduled to adjourn sine die no later than on May 6, 2020.  […]