April 20, 2011
Running an organization is hard work and it takes effort to stay abreast of all the changes in the way business gets done. We know a critical role we play at the Chamber is helping our members navigate those changes so your business can grow and achieve your goals.
The Chamber offers a variety of programs designed to help you explore current market trends and best practices and apply them to your business. Whether you are in sales or management, producing a product or delivering services, these programs can help your organization reach the next level.
Next week, we are launching the new series, the Business Growth Roundtable, which will feature in-depth expert and panel discussions on topics from generating leads to improving your margin. Also next week, the Business Excellence Forum will offer some new perspectives on social media and how you can tap into the latest trends for the benefit of your business. In mid-May, the newly updated CEO Exchange program will kick off. CEO Exchange now offers three groups designed to connect executives from non-competing companies in similar stages of development to discuss business challenges and solutions in a confidential forum.
If you or your employees are not already engaged in the Chamber’s offering of professional development programs, I encourage you to take a look at our website, talk to your membership representative or call us at 303-534-8500 to learn more.
On May 4, I also encourage you to come and hear some success stories from your fellow Chamber members at the Chamber’s annual Business Awards Luncheon – a tradition with a 29-year history. This year, we will honor 18 inspiring finalist companies in six categories (small business, emerging business, minority-owned business, green business, small nonprofit and large nonprofit).
Hearing about others’ success is not only inspiring, but can also leave us all with a few ideas of how we might have even greater successes in our own effort. We will also recognize this year’s winner of the David E. Bailey Small Business Advocate of the Year award recipient. All winners will be announced at the luncheon, and I invite you to come and celebrate these innovative and hard-working business leaders who are contributing directly to our regional business community with their products, services and leadership.
Here’s to the success and growth of all our member companies that are so vital to Colorado’s economy and quality of life.