Governor To Reflect On Session Close At State Of The State

Less than 24 hours after the legislative session ends, Gov. John Hickenlooper will reflect on the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly to an audience of more than 700 metro area business leaders at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s sold-out State of the State luncheon on Thursday, May 11.

WHAT: The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State luncheon is an opportunity for hundreds of business leaders to be among the first to hear from the governor following the close of the Colorado General Assembly session.

WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper will share his assessment of the just-concluded legislative session and discuss upcoming priorities and issues faced by our state.

Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shailen Bhatt will moderate a panel on mobility and technology with Tom Baloga, senior director of government affairs for Audi of America; Dave Britton, general manager of Uber; and Don Hunt, a former CDOT head and executive director of the Chamber’s Mobility Choice – an initiative to convene state and regional transportation agencies, business and the technology sector.

The Chamber will also announce the recipient of its fourth annual Robert Blankenship Heart Award, named in memory of Blankenship, the former chief operating officer of the Chamber and a steward of the business community.

WHEN: Networking: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Event: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 11.

WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, IM Pei Tower Building Grand Ballroom, located at 1550 Court Place

SOCIAL: Follow the conversation @DenChamber and with #DMCCpolicy

Reporters, please confirm your attendance with Sara Crocker at Cameras are also welcome.

About the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

For 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the state and includes 3,000 businesses and their 300,000 employees, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses. For more information, go to