The Chamber Today eNewsletter January 2010


The Chamber Today is an electronic newsletter, published monthly by the Boulder Chamber with a distribution of more than 3,000 members each issue. It provides a snapshot of upcoming networking events, public affairs and green business issues, seminars, and educational programs for Chamber members.

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IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Articles
> A Message from Susan Graf
> 2010 Chamber Annual Dinner
> Impact on Education - Education Matters
> Member Spotlight: Spectra Logic
> Boulder Economic Council's Economic Forecast
> SBDC's Hands-on Workshops

News
> Announcements
> Good News!
> New & Renewing Members
> Members' News
> Photo Gallery
> Events Calendar




A Message from Susan Graf

From Good to Great in 2010
Last year was the kind of year that confirms the need and value of the Boulder Chamber. Our organization helped more businesses than ever before and continued to strengthen and support the local economy. Full Story.




2010 Chamber Annual Dinner

Each year, the Boulder Chamber's Annual Dinner is a high profile event honoring business members and volunteers within our community. For 2010, U.S. Representative Jared Polis, a successful high-tech entrepreneur founding companies including American Information Systems and Bluemountainarts.com, will be the Annual Dinner keynote speaker. Polis's presentation will focus on jobs and the economy - both locally and nationally.

In addition, several new award categories have been added to compliment one of the Chamber's most prestigious events. Click here to read more. This year's silent auction and networking hour begins at 6:00 p.m. at the University Memorial Center at CU-Boulder with the awards dinner commencing at 7:00 p.m. Cost for the event is $90 per person and $650 for a table of eight.

Title sponsors are BBVA Compass Bank and Roche Colorado, patron sponsor is Pinnacol Assurance and bronze sponsor is Caplan and Earnest LLC. Register soon to secure your spot!

Details
What: 2010 Chamber Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
When: Monday, February 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CU-Boulder's UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Register: Here




Education Matters Business Leadership Forum Impact on Education and the Boulder Chamber present Senator Michael Bennet

Education is the key to our nation's economic success, at home and abroad. Former Denver Public School Superintendent Michael Bennet is now crafting education policy for the nation as a member of the U.S. Senate. Come hear his perspective on why education reform is critical to our economic future. This event is hosted by Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. Cost for this event is $25 and includes breakfast and parking.

Details
When: January 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Where: CU-Boulder's UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Register: Here




Member Spotlight:  Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic Celebrates 30 Years of "Tape Without Pain"

Like so many high-tech startup companies in town, Spectra Logic - innovators in backup and archive storage - was founded in CEO Nathan Thompson's apartment while an engineering student at CU-Boulder. Unlike many high-tech startups, it was 30 years ago. Full Story.




Don't Miss 2010 Economic Forecast Event

2010 Economic Forecast: Boulder & Beyond

Join the Boulder Economic Council for a unique and informative look at the impact of changing economic conditions and what's ahead for Boulder businesses in 2010. This event will be on January 13 at the UCAR Center Green facility from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seats for the event are filling fast - register now!

The event will feature economist Dr. Richard Wobbekind's presentation of the 2010 business economic outlook for Boulder, Colorado and the U.S. Also a  panel discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on several key industries. Panelists include:

  • Professional Services - Chuck Porter, Co-chairman - Advertising, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Information Technology - Scott Green, Site Director Google
  • Real Estate - Stephen Tebo, Owner, Tebo Development Company
  • Retail - Kim Campbell, Senior Property Manager, Twenty Ninth Street/Macerich
  • Financial Services - Pat O'Brien, Market President, Guaranty Bank & Trust


A reception and opportunity to network with business and community leaders will immediately follow the presentations. To register, click here. For event details, visit the Web site www.bouldereconomiccouncil.org.

Photo caption: Dr. Richard Wobbekind speaking at a previous economic forecast. Photo courtesy of David Clucas, Boulder County Business Report.




SBDC's Hands-on Workshops - Kick-off Your Sales in 2010
Hone your sales efforts in four sessions on Friday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Each workshop is $30; or $79 for the series. Held at the Chamber Center [MAP].

January 15
Build Your Prospecting Plan

January 26
Book Your 1st Appointment

February 12
Succeed at the Sales Meeting

February 26
Close the Deal

Build a Turn-around Plan
Achieve a successful restructuring plan and reach your profit goals using business tools to reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase sales. This event will be on Monday, January 11 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $35 ($45 non members). Register here.




Announcements

Leadership Boulder County
Registration for the prestigious six month Leadership Boulder County 2010 program has been extended to January 11, 2010.  Don't miss this opportunity to get a broad hands-on overview of civic leadership through direct contact with a variety of institutions and people who shape our community. Click this link for more information.

CleanTech Boulder with Ann Livingston, Boulder County Sustainability Coordinator
Beginning in January 2010, applications to pay for the full cost of energy efficiency retrofits to commercial properties will be taken. Event is on Tuesday, January 12 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber Center. RSVP required, contact Dan Powers for details at 303.442.1044 x122.

January 2010 BWLG: Managing Your Fear
Gain an abundant array of tips and skills to work with your fear, and utilize the energy it generates so that you are able to move into positive action and accomplish your goals. Speakers are Kathryn Deitz, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Wealthy Spirit; Jessica Higgins, Ph.D., LPC Psychotherapy and Counseling Services; Aicila Lewis, A Simple Twist and Boulder Pride; Nancy Stubbs, The Boulder Center for Conscious Living; and Cynthia Zaitz, Ph.D. public relations and training, life coach. Please RSVP as space is limited. Click here.




Good News!

HearPlugz-DF™ Wins Occupational Health & Safety's New Product of the Year Award
Last month, E.A.R.Inc.'s latest product, HearPlugz-DF™ multifunctional dual-filtered hearing protector received Health & Safety's New Product of the Year award. This cutting-edge product is designed to help the user hear speech and communications better while engaged in excessive noise or loud sounds. It can also be hooked up to radio communications. More information about this brand new product can be found at www.earinc.com.

Michele Weiner-Davis Invited as Panelist on Prestigious Psychotherapy Conference

Director of The Divorce Busting Center Michele Weiner-Davis was invited as a state of the art faculty member to present at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim earlier this month. The conference attracted more than 7,000 attendees and is one of the most respected conferences in this field. Michele led a conversation hour, a panel on Couples Therapy (approaches derived from Milton Erickson) and presented her popular workshop titled "One Foot Out the Door: Working with Couples on the Brink." More information at www.divorcebusting.com.




What Our Members Are Saying...

"The Boulder Chamber provides my small business with great opportunities to connect and interact with other small businesses in the area, plus they are awesome at bringing the community  together." - Deb Kolaras, BizCoachDeb




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