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The Colorado Chamber’s Cybersecurity Luncheon Featured Military and CIA Experts

Cybersecurity is like the Wild West days for American businesses — they’re on their own, Michael Hayden said during The Colorado Chamber’s  52nd Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring Cybersecurity Panel Discussion.  Read the complete article by Greg Avery in the Denver Business Journal.

Loren Furman is One of the Colorado Business Community’s Most Influential Voices

Dan Njegomir of states, “Loren Furman is one of the Colorado business community’s most influential voices. Not the kind of voice that publicly trumpets business interests from the tops of Denver’s tallest skyscrapers; she’s the kind who quietly promotes those interests deep in the corridors of power at Colorado’s Capitol and beyond.”  Read more […]

Legislators Reach Deal on Roads & Business Tax Cuts

“The funding for transportation in the bill is critical, as are the other pieces of the bill,” Furman said. “We will continue to need more funding to fulfill the $9 billion funding gap [estimated by the Colorado Department of Transportation], but this is an extremely important first step for Colorado.” Furman also lauded the business […]

Senate Committee Nixes The Colorado Chamber-Opposed “FAMLI” Bill

HB 1307 was applicable to even one-person companies, and it would have required the business to offer the employee the same or a similar position when they return from leave, requiring small businesses to hire extra workers or keep the job open for three months, said The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman.  Read the full article by […]

The Colorado Chamber weighs in: Another biz community behemoth whose views matter

The Colorado Chamber’s policy councils — which convene The Colorado Chamber’s member-businesses around different issue areas such as taxes and energy — debate, mull and then take positions on a range of legislation facing state lawmakers. The council dig deeply into their own members’ expertise to help shape their stands on the issues.  Read the complete […]

The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Continues to Advocate for Transportation Funding

Loren Furman, a senior vice president of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry who has been involved with the transportation-funding negotiations, said that Colorado residents feel it is important to have some give and take if asked to pony up more money — possibly in regard to the amount of taxes they are being […]

Colorado Lawmakers Map a Road to Progress

“We can’t kick the can down the road again. We’ve got to find a critical solution,” The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman said, explaining a growing sense of urgency among business and housing leaders that this is the year something must get done in order to add more lower-cost home-ownership options for young professionals and downsizing […]

What’s at Stake in Colorado’s Statehouse Races

“This is absolutely the most critical thing for this election cycle,” said Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry senior vice president for state and federal relations. “I would think for business groups everywhere, this outcome can determine what we’ll be fighting and what we’ll be supporting for the next two to four years.” […]

The Colorado Chamber seeks to keep Colorado Senate in Republican hands

“I think we’re going to have to have at least one chamber held by Republicans,” Loren Furman said. “The anti-business bills that were defeated in the Senate this year were because of Republican control.”  Click here to ready the full article by Ed Sealover in the Denver Business Journal.