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Boulder Chamber Announces New Transportation Connections Associate Executive Director and Business Outreach Manager, Darcy Kitching 

By courtney.warford | June 11, 2024

The Boulder Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Darcy Kitching to a new leadership role in its mobility policy and program activities: Transportation Connections Associate Executive Director and Business Outreach Manager. Previously, Kitching served as a transportation demand management outreach specialist, supporting Transportation Connections’ work with the City of Boulder, the Denver Regional…

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Boulder Together First Quarter Recap

By courtney.warford | June 10, 2024

As spring ends and summer is in full swing in Boulder, the Boulder Chamber team is diligently working on projects to advance Boulder Together’s mobility, housing, and workforce development goals. With impressive progress, the team has secured policy wins in housing, worked to pilot short-term micro-mobility solutions, and plans to expand our workforce in two…

Tayer: “At Least Somebody Cares”

By courtney.warford | June 4, 2024

The Boulder Chamber Christopher Woods/BizWest Originally published by BizWest on May 31, 2024.  This is the type of column I love to write … with a positive message about collaboration between our business community and city government. In this case, I’m referencing the work of Brad Mueller and his team in Planning and Development Services.…

Ambassador Spotlight: Sara Pike

By courtney.warford | June 4, 2024

Tell us your story about becoming a Boulder Chamber Ambassador and what it means to you.  I became a Chamber Ambassador after a year of attending Chamber events as a member through BMoCA. As someone who moved to Boulder during the peak of the pandemic, I had a hard time making connections and getting to…

Joe Hovancak

Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs: Discovering One Of Boulder’s Resilient And Innovative Pillars

By courtney.warford | May 7, 2024

Originally published by Daily Camera on May 8, 2024. As the new VP of Economic Vitality for the Boulder Chamber, I’ve had the privilege of calling Boulder home for the past three months. With its stunning mountain views, active outdoor lifestyle, and vibrant community, Boulder is undeniably one of the coolest places to live, work,…

John Tayer

Tayer: Mycelium Dreamin’ Toward a Healthy Economic Ecosystem

By courtney.warford | April 29, 2024

Originally published by BizWest, April 26, 2024. In my Boulder Chamber role, I participate in a wide variety of events and programs that are consistent with the expansive interests of the Boulder business community. In just the past couple of weeks, the Boulder Chamber hosted business input sessions on the proposed minimum wage increase, sponsored…


Business Community Weighs in on Xcel Energy’s Planned Response to April Windstorm

By courtney.warford | April 9, 2024

On April 6, in anticipation of windstorms with gusts over 55 mph, Xcel Energy executed a plan to primitively cut power to areas of Boulder County. Businesses within the area experienced and continue to experience a number of challenges. Public Forum In response to this weekend’s windstorm and power outages, the Boulder Chamber and Downtown…

The Boulder Chamber Revitalizes Its Brand Identity and Member Support Software 

By courtney.warford | April 3, 2024

Boulder Chamber Commemorates Visionary Leaders at Celebration of Leadership With an eye toward reflecting the broader array of business support, policy advocacy, and economic vitality services that the Boulder Chamber performs for its members and the community, attentive stakeholders will notice subtle changes in the Boulder Chamber mark within a larger brand refresh. At the…


Tayer: Message to Council: Focus on Economic Vitality

By courtney.warford | March 29, 2024

Originally published by BizWest, March 29, 2024. You might expect the Boulder Chamber, with the mission of supporting business success and economic vitality, would want our City Council to join us in attending to the strength of our business community. It’s a regular refrain, for sure. That is why, every year around this time, we…

Joe Hovancak

The Boulder Chamber View: Innovative Solutions to Office Vacancies — A Multifaceted Approach

By courtney.warford | March 25, 2024

Originally published by Daily Camera on March 25, 2024.  For the first 20 years of my life, I lived in a small, but bustling downtown area. My parents owned two retail shops in the central corridor, and I recall the importance of employees from local offices who filled the streets, patronizing our local restaurants and…