The Boulder Chamber’s business advocacy efforts never rest. We are constantly watching, analyzing and speaking up for a vibrant and prosperous Boulder. Boulder is unique, and that makes us a special Chamber, serving our business members and supporting a strong economy in a way that reflects Boulder values.
We engage decision makers and participate in advance of formal policy change decisions on your behalf to help make Boulder the best place to locate and grow your business. We constantly ensure elected officials, government staff and other community leaders are aware of the concerns of the business community.
With the support of the Community Affairs Council, we stay one step ahead of the issues affecting Boulder area businesses and our Board of Directors keep the Chamber proactively engaged.

Advocacy News & Updates

Boulder Chamber Supports Xcel Franchise Agreement

By Boulder Chamber | September 18, 2020

This fall, voters will determine whether the City of Boulder and Xcel Energy enter into a franchise agreement, which would end the decade-long municipalization effort for a city-run, community-owned electric utility. The Boulder Chamber supports this proposed franchise agreement between the City of Boulder and Xcel Energy.

How Will You Vote on the Municipalization Ballot Issues?

By Boulder Chamber | August 31, 2020

The Boulder Chamber is hosting a forum on the local ballot measures that address a proposed settlement agreement with Xcel Energy to potentially end the municipalization effort and the future of Boulder’s Utility Occupation Tax.

Statewide Ballot Issues: Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Paid Medical and Family Leave

By Boulder Chamber | August 31, 2020

As the state continues to grapple with the economic impacts of COVID-19, Coloradans will vote on a number of key issues this fall that will affect state funding and the business sector. In preparation for this vote, the Boulder Chamber convened state leaders to discuss two key issues with our members—repealing the Gallagher Amendment and Paid Medical and Family Leave (Initiative 283).

Share Your Perspective on the Xcel Negotiations

By Boulder Chamber | July 23, 2020

The City of Boulder has spent years assessing whether to pursue a city-run, community-owned electric utility or to achieve it renewable energy goals through a renewed franchise agreement with its current electric services provider, Xcel Energy. City Council will revisit this debate on August 4 when it considers the progress of recent negotiations between Xcel leadership and City of Boulder representatives. At issue will be whether or not to place a new franchise agreement before the voters during this fall’s election, effectively ending the City of Boulder 10-year bid to municipalize our electric system.

With public health, keep the focus on real solutions

By John Tayer | July 9, 2020

To suggest that development density is the source of our current health challenges ignores both facts and history. It also undermines one of the most effective deterrents to climate change — one of the other great threats to human health.

Boulder Chamber Hosts Discussion with Xcel

By Boulder Chamber | June 25, 2020

Boulder Chamber Hosts Town Hall Regarding Municipalization with Xcel Energy and City Leaders The Boulder Chamber hosted a virtual town hall with Boulder City Council leadership and Xcel Energy executives to update …

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Boulder Chamber Identifies Opportunities to Save Time and Money for Struggling Businesses

By Boulder Chamber | April 10, 2020

Boulder Chamber Identifies Opportunities to Save Time and Money for Struggling Businesses Businesses will be challenged by the impacts of COVID-19 for years to come. Most will have significantly reduced revenue. Helping …

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Northwest Chamber Alliance Discusses Coronavirus Response with OEDIT

By Boulder Chamber | March 26, 2020

Northwest Chamber Alliance Discusses Coronavirus Response with OEDIT On behalf of our regional partners in the Northwest Chamber Alliance, the Boulder Chamber held a briefing on March 18 with Betsy Markey, Executive …

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Health Care Leadership Panel: Tackling COVID-19 and Curbing Costs

By Boulder Chamber | March 26, 2020

Health Care Leadership Panel: Tackling COVID-19 and Curbing Costs From left: Lori Call, Boulder Chamber Senior Director of Policy Programs, moderates the Boulder Chamber Health Care Policy Roundtable featuring Tom Massey, Deputy …

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Represent the Business Community on City of Boulder Boards and Commissions

By Boulder Chamber | January 29, 2020

Represent the Business Community on City of Boulder Boards and Commissions Have you considered a deeper level of community engagement or civic participation? The Boulder Chamber encourages you to apply for one …

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Community Affairs Council

At the core of our effort to develop thoughtful positions on the policies that impact our local businesses and economy is the work of our policy committee, the Community Affairs Council (CAC). The CAC helps identify and address community issues, provides input and recommends policy direction for consideration by the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors.
We thank all of our CAC members for their contributions to the strength of the Boulder Chamber’s advocacy program!
  • Erik Abrahamson, CBRE
  • Judy Amabile, Boulder Chamber member
  • Peter Aweida, Westland Development Services
  • Chris Barge, The Community Foundation
  • Allison Billings, Impact on Education
  • Darryl Brown, Boulder Community Hospital
  • Ed Byrne, Ed Byrne, PC
  • Kim Calomino, University of Colorado
  • Ashley Cawthorn, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
  • Chip, Downtown Boulder Partnership
  • Ann Cooper, RE/MAX of Boulder
  • Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmers Market
  • Jonathan Dings, Boulder Valley School District
  • Michal Duffy, Out Boulder County
  • Clif Harald, Boulder Economic Council
  • Mark Heinritz, The Sink
  • Scott Holton, Element Properties
  • Jason Isenberg, BBVA Compass
  • Cecilia Jacobsen, The Zayo Group
  • Jay Kalinski, ReMax of Boulder
  • Lauren Lambert, Google
  • Sean Maher, RRC Associates
  • Alana Malone, Green Dot Labs
  • Nikhil Mankekar, Naked Sunrise
  • Nikki McCord, McCord Consulting Group
  • Nicole Milo, Centura Health
  • Bob Morehouse, Vermilion Design + Digital - Co-Chair
  • Paul Nashak, Mountain Sun Pub & Breweries
  • Tim O’Shea, Engage Colorado
  • Dennis Paul, Elevations Credit Union
  • Richard Polk, Pedestrian Shops
  • Danica Powell, Trestle Strategy Group - Co-Chair
  • Dan Powers, CO-Labs
  • Matthew Rarden, Premier Members Credit Union
  • Gordon Riggle, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
  • Bill Rigler, MAPRagency
  • Ted Rockwell, University of Colorado - Continuing Education
  • Bonifacio Sandoval, First Western Trust
  • Andrew Shoemaker, Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz
  • Ariel Solomon, Premier Mortgage Group
  • Adrian Sopher, Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC
  • Stephen Sparn, Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC
  • Aaron Spear, Bank of Colorado
  • Gabrielle Stockmayer, Dietze and Davis Law Firm
  • John Tayer, Boulder Chamber
  • Julie Van Domelen, Emergency Family Assistance Association
  • Dan Wittenberg, Snell & Willmer

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