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Let’s hear Chamber ideas

We normally take a serious approach in this space, so keep that in mind. What follows might seem like humor to some, but the message is sincere. Nearly two years have passed since the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce merged with the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. to form the Colorado Springs Regional… Continue Reading Let’s hear Chamber ideas

Binn leaves Chamber-EDC

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Brian Binn, president of military affairs council for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is leaving the organization after six years to pursue a new career. He did not reveal his career plans. “I hope that from the perspective of the community, and our military partners, I have been able to make a positive… Continue Reading Binn leaves Chamber-EDC

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After reports that few Colorado Springs people were being appointed to state boards and committees, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC decided to do something about it. The group is gathering a list of people to apply for more than 300 empty seats in state-level boards and committees. “We’re working with the governor… Continue Reading Chamber leading effort for Springs representatives on state boards

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Scott McInnis for the Republican gubernatorial primary. The chamber also endorsed Jane Norton today over Ken Buck in the Republican senatorial contest. McInnis, who is running against Dan Maes, has been embroiled in controversy since last month when accusations of plagiarism surfaced. Chamber Vice President of… Continue Reading Chamber endorses McInnis, Norton

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, are seeking nominations for businesses and business leaders. Nominations are needed for philanthropy, creative work space, and business leader in the arts awards. Winners will be announced Oct. 4, at the third annual Business & Arts Awards Luncheon at… Continue Reading Chamber, COPPeR seek business and art nominations

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Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a package of bills taxing everything from candy and soda to online sales. The governor says the money is needed to help close a $1.5 billion shortfall this year and next. The new laws signed by the governor on Wednesday are expected to raise about $118 million over the next… Continue Reading Despite last-minute effort, Ritter signs tax bills

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Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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Eight chambers of commerce and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau have collaborated to form the Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership to pool lobbying efforts. The group has been meeting for nearly four years, but only recently gained status as a separate 501(c)(6) organization. “We’re looking at four different areas,” said Chairwoman Debbie Miller, president… Continue Reading Chambers combine to form ‘single voice’

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