Event, Program & Committee Descriptions
Public Policy Committee
The Chamber is a steward on behalf of business to affect positive change influencing public policy and economic sustainability, helping to shape the community you do business in to be its best. This committee meets monthly and holds ongoing educational forums for members and non-members to attend to learn about key issues that affect business. Meets once a month in the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce conference room. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Assisting new and veteran members maximize their Chamber investment through an insightful presentation crafted to share the variety of ways to help each member business’ grow. Breakfast provided. Orientations are held once a month in the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce conference room. Contact Shelley McLeod for more details.
Volunteer arm of the Chamber, they are your fellow Chamber Members who are the conduit that keeps Chamber events and programs in motion. This team meets monthly in addition to assisting at numerous activities and functions year-round. 40+ chamber member volunteers. Ambassadors meet once a month in the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce conference room and attend numerous chamber events throughout the year. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Small Biz Net
Practical training workshop held six times per year. Whether it’s sales, marketing, or financing, you’ll find it here along with great network support for small biz. Avg. attendance 35+. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
neXt Young Professionals
Longmont’s neXt is a group of young professionals ages 21-45 working together to showcase Longmont as a cool place to live, work and play. Providing its younger members an outlet for affecting change in the Longmont community. This group seeks to work hand-in-hand with current community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and to create a young professional-friendly atmosphere. Group meets once a month at various chamber member businesses. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Unity in the Community
This event is designed to introduce businesses and members in the community to the legislators who influence business development, taxation, and a healthy economic climate throughout Colorado. Avg. attendance 500+. Held annually in February. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Commerce Cup Open Golf Tournament
This wildly successful golf tournament has sold out the last four years. Providing opportunity to broaden business networks and develop new relationships over a round of golf. Charity hole benefits local non-profit organization. 144 golfers of all playing abilities. Held annually in June. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
The Chamber offers 6 Leads networking groups. Currently, there are two morning groups, three lunch group and one afternoon group. They meet twice a month to help build each others business and practice business development ideas. The groups are industry specific to avoid competition. Contact Shelley McLeod for more information.
Membership Matters Committee
This group is made up volunteers that call on new and renewing members to generate questions or concerns. The new members are encouraged to participate in a New Member Orientation and get involved with other events. The renewing members are asked about their involvement, suggestions and overall satisfaction with the Chamber.
Business After Hours
This monthly Chamber favorite features a member host location and attracts 200+ member businesses regularly. These lively, business casual events are a great way to build on member relationships, network your business, and connect with other member businesses in our community. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Business Before Hours
Get connected and get a great start to your day networking with other business professionals at member host locations. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast each month at a different chamber business. This event is a favorite for those who prefer a more intimate networking opportunity. Contact Scott Cook for more details
Membership Celebration and Annual Meeting
Held annually in November, this event is the time to celebrate. Meet the incoming chair of the Board of Directors, the chamber staff, and recognize our business award winners. Each year the chamber recognizes the Rookie Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and those who make a major impact on the chamber through the Making A Difference Award. This is a must attend event. Contact Scott Cook for more details.
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
These ceremonial ribbon cuttings are a great way for new members to announce their chamber membership and become more visible in the business community. They are also a great way to celebrate a grand opening or re-model for existing business. Ribbon cutting photos and information are sent to the local newspaper and also published online to get your business extra exposure. Contact Shelley McLeod for more information.
This annual program immerses potential community leaders in the issues that are inherent in the public arena at varying levels: city government, education, transportation, arts, culture, and more. Meet with current community leaders and develop long lasting relationships with other participants in the course. This is a six month course held once a month starting in January of each year. Contact Bruce R. Partain for more information. Deadline for 2016 program application is Dec. 3, 2015. Click here to access 2016 Leadership Longmont application and FAQ page.
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