“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Our hearts, while not as small as Piglet’s, I hope, hold much gratitude – and at the top of that list of what we are grateful for is our members. It’s even more special this year as we turned 150 years old.
We only exist because of our members – it’s what makes us so strong. Our 3,000 businesses and their 300,000 employers come together to grow our economy, improve our region and support each other’s successes. And by doing so, many of you are hitting your own milestones and going stronger than ever. Here are those who’ve told us they’re celebrating:
- 125 years or more: The Brown Palace, The Denver Post, Denver Rescue Mission, Sherman & Howard, LLC, Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors, Mile High United Way, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, MillerCoors and Denver Health.
- 100 years or more: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Colorado, Cushman Wakefield, Eide Bailly, Goodwill Industries of Denver and VFW Post 1.
- 75 years or more: Swinerton Builders, Denver Water and TIAA (in fact, Denver Water and TIAA will both celebrate 100 years in 2018).
- 50 years or more: Colorado Mountain College, Denver Art Museum’s North Building, GE Johnson Construction Company, Land Title Guarantee Company, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and Denver Health Community Health Services.
- 25 years or more: Colorado Rockies, Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Mission Yogurt, Center for Work Education and Employment, Minor and Brown, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Alpine Bank and Saunders Construction.
- 20 years or less: dance2b, SPHERE Education, The Colorado Education Initiative, Internet Media Consultants, Xlingshot, Inc. and the Denver Health & Hospital Authority (celebrating 20 years as an authority).
We are so proud of our members and the work you do. Congratulations to you all.
We hope each and every one of our members has as much to give thanks for as we do. May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends and food. (Did someone say pumpkin pie?)
The Chamber wants to keep helping you grow your business’ pie and your impact, so I hope you’ll join us and hundreds of member companies to ring in the holiday season at our Net90 holiday party on Dec. 21 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Kelly Brough is the president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber.