Dear Members of the South Metro Denver Chamber,
You are part of a chamber that understands the value of grassroots to grasstops and the power of engagement from small, mid and large businesses. Your voice has meaning with the South Metro Denver Chamber. This is one of the key reasons I accepted to serve as chair of the board of directors. We have a strong board comprised of a variety of representatives that make up the south Denver business and civic communities. About one-third of the board are new members, and I am excited to work with them to tap their expertise to not just lead the chamber, but to create and support programs and services that benefit our members.
If you have ideas about better engagement with the south Denver community, we want to hear from you. Please contact myself or Bob Golden with your thoughts.
This chamber is very lean, which has its pride but also has its challenges. Our members’ engagement is critical to the chamber’s success. There are plenty of programs and services you can take advantage of to help your business and your professional development. You and members of your business can volunteer to serve on committees, which provides opportunities to make connections, promote your business, make friends, grow professionally and most importantly make a difference. You can find a list of those committees here (CLICK HERE) If you are not getting the information you need to be engaged, please let me know.
The south Denver region is growing by leaps and bounds, which is exciting and a sign of economic strength, but growth needs to be thoughtful and strategic, particularly with transportation, water and our school systems. The chamber will be monitoring policies and growth areas to see where we can help influence policy and development. We will keep you apprised of relevant matters happening at the state and civic levels with the chamber’s monthly programs.
Your return on your chamber investment is important to us, but you need to take the time to reap the benefits we offer by getting engaged in activities, attending events, serving on committees and sharing your thoughts.
The chamber looks forward to helping you get the most of your membership.
SMDC Board Chair
Assistant Vice President, External Relations and Advocacy
Office of the President
University of Colorado