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Hoosball 2019!

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The Broomfield Chamber’s 2nd Annual Hoosball Tournament was a great success. Eight teams turned out to do battle on a giant human foosball court, with Summit Financial Solutions defending their 2018 championship in hard-fought final against the Chamber HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Evolve) team.

We also had a great turnout from fans cheering on all eight teams. Thank you to all of the teams, referees, volunteers and fans for making the day one to remember. And special thank you to Presenting Partner Elevations Credit Union, Title Partner Summit Financial Solutions, and Court Sponsor Profile by Sanford.

Check out some of the day’s images…and we hope to see you next year!

Family Leave Task Force Seeking Feedback

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The Family and Medical Leave Task Force was appointed by the Colorado legislature with the purpose of studying how to implement a financially responsible family and medical leave program for our state. The task force is seeking feedback from the business community on family and medical leave programs. See the letter below from Loren Furman with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce.
 The Family & Medical Leave Task Force has been meeting over the summer and held their second discussion last week.  One of the requirements of the Task Force is to accept public comments that they can review and evaluate.  As you are aware, the Task Force is required to provide a report to the Colorado General Assembly to consider for potential implementation of a fiscally responsible family and medical leave program in Colorado.  The public comments are an important step toward ensuring that the voices of employers and employees are heard on this issue.

We would strongly encourage you to provide your feedback on behalf of your business, organization or public entity.  The deadline for comments is September 27, 2019, and examples of comments could include but are not limited to:

  • How would a family and medical leave program affect your business, organization or public entity?
  • What do you NOT want mandated by the State of Colorado?
  • What you would prefer to see in such a program?
  • What would the budgetary impact be to your business, organization or public entity and its employees?
  • Would you anticipate any changes in current wages or benefits?
  • What adjustments would you make to your operations if an employee is on leave for 12-16 weeks?
  • Any other comments.

When submitting comments you are only required to submit a first name and last initial.  Comments can be submitted electronically through the following link:

Comments can also be sent directly to Admira Makas at, or by snail mail to Admira Makas, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, 251 E. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.

US 36 Eastbound Reopened

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CDOT reports that, as of this morning, all lanes of US 36 between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards are now open and have been restored to the original configuration, with the Express Lanes in both directions also open and operational.

More information on the reopening is available on the CDOT website.

Eastbound US 36 Project Update

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Although US 36 is reopened, the work continues to finish the overall repairs on the roadway. Click the link below for the latest update from The Colorado Department of Transportation.

Latest update: December 13, 2019

Weekly Update US 36 Dec. 13


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The deadline to apply for the Broomfield Chamber’s 2019-2020 Leadership Broomfield Class has been extended to July 31st – don’t miss this chance!
What can you do as a part of Leadership Broomfield ?
  • Help define and enhance your leadership abilities
  • Connect with local leaders in a variety of areas
  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the City and County of Broomfield
  • Determine how to become more involved in leadership roles in the community
  • Build lasting professional relationships with community leaders.
The goal of Leadership Broomfield is to build a sense of community by identifying individuals with the passion and commitment to become personally engaged in issues, programs and activities aimed at building a better City and County of Broomfield.
Don’t miss your chance to get involved in this unique learning experience. To get an application, contact Pat Monacelli at the Chamber right away!