What’s a Social Enterprise?

What do you get when you combine nonprofit’s passion of improving human and environmental well-being with the market-driven approach of business? A social enterprise. Metro Denver is home to a thriving network of social enterprises including the Women’s Bean Project which provides women with on-the-job training that, in turn, allows participants to build their confidence … Read Post

2017 Business Awards Winners

Meet all the finalists for the 2017 Business Awards: Green Business of the Year Finalists: Grand Salon, Seattle Fish Co. and MillerCoors Small Business of the Year Finalists: Breo Solutions LLC, AppIt Ventures and TRELORA Large Nonprofit Organization of the Year Finalists: AllHealth Network, Kids First Health Care and Denver Rescue Mission Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year … Read Post

Planning for the Future Today

As we celebrate 150 years of the Chamber, you all keep asking us the unreasonable question, what will the next 150 years look like for Colorado? Our answer is based on our history, where we’ve gone from using carriages to seeing driverless cars, from handwritten notes to smartphones, from the Pony Express to instant messaging. … Read Post

150 Years of History on Display

When you’re in one place for a while you acquire a lot of stuff. And after 150 years of doing business in Colorado, the leaders of the Chamber have saved photos, letters and telegrams and even hand-written notes that document our work since 1867. Many of those documents have been stored at the Denver Public … Read Post

Business Awards: Why Should You Apply

As a business, you’re constantly looking for ways to make your business stand out in the crowd. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce of Business Awards is just one way to get a leg up on your competition. The Chamber’s Business Awards recognizes local businesses in six categories: start-up business, small business, minority or woman-owned … Read Post

History in Focus at Boots ‘n Business

In 1906, the Denver Metro Chamber hosted and planned what would become the National Western Stock Show. Now this “Super Bowl” of livestock shows creates $100 million in economic impact in just 16 days. This afternoon, 1,100 business and community leaders celebrated the impact of the Stock Show and the state’s roots in agriculture at … Read Post