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Loveland Reporter-Herald: Loveland business briefs for August 7

Coolest Thing Made contest launched The Colorado Chamber of Commerce is holding a Coolest Thing Made in Colorado contest to celebrate the state’s manufacturing industry. “This is a unique opportunity for manufacturers from every corner of the state to put their best creations on display, and we encourage nominations of local products from Northern Colorado […]


FOX 21 Colorado Springs: Coolest Thing Made in Colorado nominations open for Chamber of Commerce

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce opened nominations for its first annual Coolest Thing Made in Colorado contest. The contest is a new statewide, community-driven competition celebrating Colorado’s vibrant manufacturing industry. “The Coolest Thing contest is a unique opportunity for Colorado manufacturers from every corner of the state to put their best creations on display,” said Colorado Chamber […]


Businesses await details amid looming deadline to fund new state paid family leave

In just five months, every private employer in Colorado will begin paying into a new system that will provide workers, beginning in 2024, up to 12 weeks each year of partially paid leave for major life health events. And business leaders are getting antsy to see how it will work. ….. Loren Furman, president/CEO of […]


In ‘State of the State,’ Colorado Chamber underscores importance of politics

Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman emphasized that a lot of the larger issues have political roots. “That’s why we have to work together to identify, what are the public policy solutions? What are the funding solutions to some of those challenges that [Valand] just described?” Furman posed. “When I think about our organization, […]


One of Colorado’s leading business groups just endorsed in primary races for the first time. Here’s why.

Colorado Chamber of Commerce this week endorsed 10 candidates running in legislative primaries — a first-time action for an organization that usually stays out of races until the general election but that said the early intervention is necessary as the two parties become increasingly polarized and less willing to engage in more practical business discussions. Read the […]


Time Magazine Quotes Colorado Chamber on Equal Pay Law

In Jan. 2021, Colorado took the unusual move of instituting a law, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (sponsored by four female Democrats in the General Assembly), that requires online job listings to include compensation information, right there on the post. …… Over at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Loren Furman […]


Colorado Springs Business Journal: Chamber & EDC launches Find Your COS

By Jeanne Davant In June, 36 young people will be coming to Colorado Springs to intern at six local companies and get to know the city that could become their permanent home. Through the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s Find Your COS (pronounced “cause”) program, the interns will participate in 13 professional and social development […]



Cost of Colorado’s fentanyl crisis rises to $11.1 billion

By Mallory Anderson for KRDO COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – The monetary cost of Colorado’s fentanyl crisis has increased by 750 percent in just five years, according to an analysis by Common Sense Institute (CSI). On Monday, Colorado business leaders and law enforcement discussed how the deadly drug is leaving behind a paper trail in […]