Annual Events

Esprit Entrepreneur 2013
Boulder's Top Event for Entrepreneurial Success - Now In Its 29th Year!

Join hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals at the Boulder Chamber's inspiring event of entrepreneurship. The theme of this year's event is Launch USA: Grow Your Ideas Nationally to share insights from experienced entrepreneurs on how to ramp up revenue and to scale up the smart way. Now in its 29th year this is the region's top event for entrepreneurial success. It kicks off with a VIP Networking Reception on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Kitchen Next Door on Pearl and then a full day of entrepreneurial insights on Tuesday, October 29 with dynamic keynote presenters, interactive panel discussions, targeted exhibitors, prestigious awards, and outstanding networking & business development opportunities at the St. Julien.
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Women Who Light the Community>

through April 19, 2013

The Business Women’s Leadership Group annually honors women who have made significant contributions through innovations and a committed effort to address a meaningful business or community need, locally, regionally, nationally, or globally.

Call for Nominations Deadline:  April 19, no exceptions.

Winning nominees will be honored at the 18th Annual Women Who Light the Community luncheon on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.


Celebration of Leadership 
Millennium Hotel | Boulder | April 4, 5:30pm 

Join top CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, and rising stars in the Boulder Chamber’s biggest event of the year. Be part of the celebration as we honor the executives who shape our community and pioneer the path to innovation.  See the Photographs on Facebook and take a peek at the video below

And the Award Goes To: The Boulder Chamber recognized several business leaders during a special awards ceremony at the Celebration of Leadership event on April 4. Pedestrian Shop owner Richard Polk  received the Franny Reich Local Business Hero Award for his legacy of business leadership and commitment to supporting the community. CU's Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations Frances Draper received the Virginia Patterson Business Person of the Year Award for her leadership and for strengthening ties between the business community and the university. Namaste Solar CEO Blake Jones received the Business Innovator of the Year award for his pioneering efforts to bring solar energy into the mainstream. The Chamber Champions Award was also bestowed on a team of 13 business leaders for their volunteer efforts. Congratulations to our award recipients!


This fun evening includes a special cocktail reception, awards celebration, silent auction, delicious food, and of course, time to connect with friends and colleagues in the Boulder business community.  The Celebration of Leadership is not just a who’s who social event; it’s also a fundraiser to support the nonprofit Boulder Chamber’s efforts to strengthen the local business community. As the region’s flagship business support and advocacy organization, the Boulder Chamber helps promote economic success, influence policy, and facilitate valuable businesses connections.  

Join business leaders on April 4 to help support efforts to build a vibrant, prosperous Boulder. Together we’ll celebrate your accomplishments and the success of other remarkable business leaders who make this community such a special place to live, work, and play.


ESPRIT  Fall of 2013

CU Buffs Pep Rally 2013 

State Legislature Events 2013

Details on 2013 Annual Events will be posted soon!  For questions regarding events, please contact or 303.938.2070.

2012 Events

Annual Awards Dinner 2012
The Boulder Chamber’s Annual Dinner is a high profile event honoring our volunteers and deserving members of the business community.  This year's dinner on March 15, 2012 will be hosted at the University Memorial Center, CU Boulder, and will feature keynote speaker, Jeremy Bloom, former All American Football Player, two-time Olympic skier and an entrepreneur in both the technological and non profit industries. Download a list of past honorees.


Discover Cuba with the Boulder Chamber - September 2012 - The Boulder Chamber Discover Cuba program departs September 13, 2012 for 9 days, 8 nights - Space is Limited - Journey to Cuba and discover this country's delightful people, island culture, unique history, and beautiful landscapes.  Become part of a privileged few and legally travel to the island nation.  our partner, Chamber Explorations, has been issued a specific license by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, which authorizes registered guests of our programs to visit Cuba legally.  There are no applications to complete, and your travel with us is fully authorized.  Prior to departure, you will receive a copy of our Specific License and Letter of Authorization which legalizes your travel to Cuba.  Learn more about this Member Benefit

CU Buff Kickoff Luncheon 2012
Held in conjunction with CU-Boulder to kick off the new season, this event is attended by business professionals and CU's football team and coaches. This past year's luncheon took place at the Balch Field House.  Mark your calendar for August 30, 2012.
Over 800 Buff fans attended (see photo, courtesy of Rachael Malone).

Esprit Entrepreneur 2013: Click here to learn more >
Esprit Entrepreneur 2012 & Previous Years:
 Download a list of past honorees.

Esprit2011 Honorees (left to right): Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons Center; Jud Valeski, Gnip; Alex White, Next Big Sound; Tim Enwall, Tendril; Adrian Tuck, Tendril; Philip Anson, EVOL Foods; Julian Farrior, Backflip Studios; Dale Thoms, Backflip Studios

Photo by: Casie Zalud Photography


Women Who Light The Community
Join us for one of our most popular events on June 13, 2012 at the Millennium Harvest House. This event honors five remarkable women for their commitment to our community. These outstanding women generously share their talent, expertise and passion. Watch the videos on our YouTube channel from past honorees to learn more about these remarkable women.

2012 Honorees
Cindy Carrillo 
Founder of Work Options Group

Deborah Conley
Volunteer extraordinaire for the blind community

Alex Zinga 
Program Director, Youth Services Initiative

Diane Dimeff 
Executive Director for eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship

Janet Russell 
Founder of the Louisville Arts District & the First Friday Art Walk

Download a list of past honorees.

Boulder Business Trade Fair
In 2012 the Chamber will hosted the region’s signature business networking event.  More than 60 exhibitors came together to learn more about local business resources. The fair was on November 14, 2012 at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field in conjunction with our November Business After Hours.   The Boulder Chamber event's team is planning next year's event and details will be availble next year.
To learn more about the Trade Fair click here

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