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Small Business, Big Connections

Last week, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) gathered to hear the stories of three successful small business owners and recognize VF Corporation’s Kellye Gordon, the 2021 Bill Daniels Ethical Leader of the Year, presented by the University of Denver Colorado Business School. Vectra Bank was … Read Post

Denver Metro Chamber Appoints Raymond H. Gonzales as Executive Vice President of Chamber and President of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

DENVER – The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Raymond H. Gonzales as executive vice president of the Chamber and president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC). He will begin Dec. 1. Gonzales, who currently serves as county manager of Adams County, brings more than 24 years of senior level … Read Post

Chamber Takes Positions on Three Ballot Issues

Sound policy is about people – creating an economy that allows employers to start and grow businesses and employees to access great jobs with opportunities to grow, earn more and achieve their families’ dreams. That’s why the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce takes an in-depth look at policy and weighs in on issues that affect … Read Post

We’re All Part of The Elevation Effect

Since I was named president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce last month, I have been getting to work ensuring the Chamber and our entire family of organizations will continue to promote and defend free enterprise, convey the power of business as a force of good in the community and renew our … Read Post

How Middle Market Companies Can Advance ESG While Supporting Business Goals

Increased awareness around climate change, racial and social equity issues and COVID-19 has changed the way that many companies think about environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Recent events have exposed vulnerabilities in our economic, political and social systems as well as the need for resilience in our businesses, including our supply chains and larger ecosystems. … Read Post

The 2021 Annual Meeting Was Electric!

Last week, the Denver Metro Chamber hosted its 2021 Annual Meeting, celebrating a year of resilience and transition with remarks from new President and CEO J. J. Ament, 2021-22 Board Chair Mark Spiecker and a keynote address that focused on the connection between happiness and success from Michelle Gielan. Bob Hottman, former partner at Plante … Read Post

The Next Era for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and Executive Committee Co-Chair Trey Rogers, I am pleased to announce that we have appointed recognized business leader J. J. Ament as our new Chamber President and CEO. J. J. brings proven leadership to his new role along with financial acumen, a deep understanding … Read Post