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HB 1026 — the right way to reduce emissions

It’s easy to get lost in politics but, in the end, its good policy that makes the difference for families, businesses and the future of Colorado. Despite the partisan bickering, mudslinging and spin that typically reign supreme in an election year, there is some good news and good policy in the state legislature. It comes […]

PERSPECTIVE: Will unemployment insurance crush Colorado’s job creators?

The tremendous economic upheaval of the last two years has taken its toll on our economy. Since 2020, Colorado businesses have fought hard to survive, recover, and thrive. We’re not there yet. The pandemic has continued to strain Colorado’s economy, impacting businesses of all sizes, and altering the fabric of our local communities. For nearly […]

Colorado businesses press state lawmakers for $600 million in unemployment relief

Colorado businesses are pushing state lawmakers to alleviate pressure on their bottom lines by putting at least $600 million toward a trust fund benefiting unemployed workers. ….. “Without any financial relief, that all falls on the shoulders of employers to have to pay back, through no fault of their own,” said Loren Furman, president and […]

ASCP Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASCP) is proud to announce its 2022 Board of Directors: President – Stephanie Snyder, The State Chamber of Oklahoma President-Elect – Kelly Wolf, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past President – Brock Hesler, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Secretary/Agenda Chair – Kelly Boutwell, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry […]


Business leaders ask Colorado Legislature for restraint By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal Businesses that have suffered whiplash over the past 22 months are bracing for legislators to return to the state Capitol on Jan. 12 for their annual 120-day session. Recent government policies have lurched from Covid-19-prompted shutdown to aid infusion to […]

Fox21News: Colorado Chamber supports local businesses impacted by Marshall, Middle Fork Fire

In responding to the Marshall and Middle Fork fires that devastated Boulder County, the Colorado Chamber is working to offer resources to businesses impacted by the fires. Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman said, “The Colorado Chamber stands united with our members and all local businesses and residents impacted by this tragedy. As our […]

DBJ: The debate over Colorado’s paid family and medical leave will return in 2022

By Ed Sealover for The Denver Business Journal Voters ended a six-year-long legislative debate on paid family and medical leave in 2020 when they approved the creation of a program under which all private employers must offer as much as 12 weeks of partially paid leave to their employees beginning in 2024. Now, after two […]

DBJ: Colorado legislators want to incentivize employers to reduce worker car trips

By Ed Sealover for The Denver Business Journal Key Colorado legislative leaders on Thursday said they will seek to reward employers to incentivize workers who take public transit or carpool to work. Sen. Faith Winter and Rep. Matt Gray, the Democrats behind the $5.3 billion transportation-funding bill that included new environmental regulations on roadbuilding in the 2021 session, are coming […]

DBJ: Colorado raising minimum wage for employers again in 2022 — if that matters

Colorado’s minimum wage is expected to rise to $12.56 per hour in 2022 — a boost that major business groups say doesn’t answer the question of where employers will find talent during a labor shortage. The coming hike is a result of Colorado law that requires annual inflationary adjustments of the wage, which currently is $12.32 […]