Linda Childears Takes Seat as Chair of Chamber Board

“So, a smart aleck comes in and starts asking all kinds of questions …” It’s not the start of a punchline. But as Linda Childears reflects on her career in banking and as president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, it does often sum up her approach to her work. Her curiosity and drive propelled … Read Post

Capturing Your Market: The Hispanic Population

When you think of your target audience for your business, does the Hispanic population play a role? If it doesn’t, you’re missing a big – and growing – opportunity, business and sales leaders say. Consider the numbers: In the last year, 51 percent of the U.S.’s 2.2 million-person population growth was among Hispanics. Here in … Read Post

Defining Success and Business on His Own Terms

“We only enjoy the stars because they lead us out of the darkness.” It’s a phrase that Joshua Hunt, founder and CEO of TRELORA and the 2018 9NEWS Leader of the Year has gravitated toward lately. Hunt was in the dark not too long ago. From the outside, he had it all: a great family … Read Post

Enhancing the Entertainment Experience for Everyone

Did you know many of our now-common technologies, like the typewriter, were initially developed as tools to help with accessibility and communication? As entrepreneurs, creators and civic leaders, we can take the opportunity to view accessibility as a component of innovation by thinking outside of the box and beyond our current audiences to develop technologies … Read Post

Investing in Transportation

For several months, the Chamber has been working with a large coalition of partners from across the state to file language for a November ballot issue asking Coloradans to invest in our transportation infrastructure through an increase in sales tax. Why do we need to invest? Colorado has critical needs that have gone unmet for … Read Post

Metro Denver EDC Leads on Amazon HQ2 Proposal

We learned in mid-January that the Denver metro area is one of 20 sites that Amazon is considering – down from 238 proposals – for its second North American corporate headquarters and soon after hosted the 10-person Amazon HQ2 team in Colorado. Leading Colorado’s sole response to the initial request for proposal for Amazon HQ2, … Read Post

Tech Plants Seed to Grow in Ag Industry

The agriculture industry  may be the last great digital frontier. It is the least digitized industry in the U.S. at a time when even the metrics for measuring tech adoption will be out of date the next day, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report. But, on the other side of the coin, those working … Read Post