As the 2015 legislative session begins, that South Metro Denver Chamber (SMDC) has joined a new organization to improve the efficacy and efficiency of its public policy outreach. Effective immediately, the Chamber has joined the Douglas County Business Alliance and the services of the The Capstone Group.
The Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) is a coalition of business organizations with a mission to provide a single voice for the Douglas County business community on business-related legislation focused on the following subjects: Transportation; Water; Business-Friendly Public Policy; Education; Tax Policy; Sustainable Development. The Douglas County Business Alliance is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce; Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Denver South Economic Development Partnership; Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce; Parker Chamber of Commerce; Parker Economic Development Council; South Metro Denver Chamber.
The Capstone Group, whose services the DCBA utilizes, is a full-service public affairs and government relations team based in Denver, Colorado.
“We are looking forward to partnering with our fellow DCBA members in utilizing the tremendous legislative services of Mary Marchun and the Capstone Group. Her organization provides comprehensive legislative reporting, lobbying services, and other important resources that we are eager to provide to our membership,” said Natalie Harden, SMDC director of public policy and economic development.
The Chamber participated in the DCBA Legislative Preview and Legislative Kickoff Receptions last week, both of which hosted numerous members of the incoming Colorado State Legislature.
“The Capstone Group has a great reputation in the business and legislative communities and we look forward to working with them,” said Jeff Wasden, president of the Colorado Business Roundtable and SMDC Chair of Public Policy.
Chamber members will have access to Capstone’s legislative updates through the bimonthly Prosper newsletter. For more information on the Chamber’s public policy committees please visit www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142.
Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) Morning at the Capitol is March 11, 2015 from 7:30am – 10:00am, State Capitol (200 E. Colfax. Denver, CO 80203)