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Boulder Chamber Names New Executive Director of Boulder Economic Council

After an extensive search that engaged a wide diversity of Boulder Chamber stakeholders and Boulder Economic Council (BEC) leadership, the Boulder Chamber is pleased to announce Scott Sternberg, former president of Vaisala Inc., as the next Executive Director of the Boulder Economic Council and Associate Vice President for Economic Vitality.

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

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

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.

Let’s Pull on Our Oars Together

I’ve heard it said, “We may be in this COVID-19 storm together, but some of us have leaky boats.” Yes . . . and we either pull our oars together toward a brighter future for all of us, or we’ll all soon have leaky boats. Fortunately, in our community’s immediate COVID-19 response, we’ve demonstrated an encouraging degree of collaborative planning and action. It is in this same spirit that the Boulder Chamber offers a few principles to guide our collective economic recovery efforts.

“Let Hope Shine Among Us” – Last Night to View Boulder Star is May 31

With the Boulder economy beginning to show renewed signs of life under the evolving Safer-at-Home orders, the Boulder Chamber announced today the final evening for its special illumination of the Boulder Star will be Sunday, May 31.
Though it’s traditionally an exclusive holiday season tradition, the Boulder Chamber relit the Boulder Star in late March in recognition of its power to help foster community resilience and hope for brighter days ahead during Boulder’s COVID-19 response.

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