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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2020-2021 LEADERSHIP BROOMFIELD

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**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. FOR HELP, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAMBER AT 303-466-1775, x 102.

The Broomfield Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 class of Leadership Broomfield.

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.

The program is designed to help attendees:
• define and enhance leadership abilities
• connect with local leaders in a variety of areas
• be exposed to the challenges and opportunities that face the city and county
• determine how to become more involved in leadership roles in the community
• build lasting professional relationships with community leaders

Leadership Broomfield features six monthly sessions plus a December mixer, running from September 2019 to March 2020. Each session focuses on a different aspect of the community, including quality of life, the nonprofit community, local government, and much more.

BUSINESS/RESTAURANT RE-OPENING RESOURCES

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The Broomfield Chamber has created some images and signage that we our offering to local businesses to utilize in their re-opening efforts, and in their efforts to communicate mask requirements. Please feel free to use these in social media, or print for your windows or store-fronts. If you need PDF versions of the posters, please reach out to patrick.monacelli@broomfieldchamber.com.

The City and County of Broomfield also has a Blueprint to Reopening plan, and a Business Support Toolkit. You can find those resources here.

Let’s work together to make our community’s return to business successful. We are in this together, and we are Broomfield Business Strong!


Mask requirement graphics: Formats include png, 8.5×11 PDF and 11×17 PDF

Restaurant mask requirement

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Mask Required Poster-Restaurant-Bar-11×17

 

Store/Business mask requirement

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Mask Required Poster-Store-Business-11×17

 

Business Reopening graphics: Available as PNG files for use in social media, or to print as signs

       

     

BROOMFIELD CHAMBER, COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCH BROOMFIELD SMALL BUSINESS FUND

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Collaborative fund aims to help businesses rebuild as they re-open.

The Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Broomfield Community Foundation, has created a new relief and assistance fund designed to help local small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic closures and restrictions.

The Broomfield Small Business Fund will distribute cash grants to assist eligible small businesses that are or may have closed temporarily, are having financial difficulty paying business rent and utilities, and/or are facing staff reductions or cuts in hours due directly to COVID-19 related market impacts.

Apply for funding or donate to the fund here.

“Broomfield has long been a great place to start and grow your business. Our community is a strong supporter of small business and now many of them are at risk of permanently going out of business through no fault of their own,” Said Sam Taylor, President and CEO of the Broomfield Chamber. “This fund will offer a lifeline for those companies that need a little extra help as they reopen their companies after being shut down because of the pandemic.”

“The Broomfield Community Foundation is proud to support the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and our local small businesses throughout the medium and long-term recovery period to get back on their feet. The Broomfield Small Business Fund provides an easy solution for local residents and corporate supporters to assist fellow Broomfield businesses in a much bigger way,” stated Marianna Williamson, Executive Director of the Broomfield Community Foundation, which will be managing the fund and distributing grants.

Businesses that receive grants can use funds on direct business expenses such as payroll, inventory, supplies, lease or rent payments for non-residential business premises, and utilities for non-residential business locations. Fund grants are intended to promote business success, resulting in employee retention, supplement business revenues for payment of expenses, and sustaining business activity in the City and County of Broomfield.

Contributions are still being accepted to help grow the fund. You can make an online contribution, or apply for funding here.  Questions can be directed to the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce at info@broomfieldchamber.com.

Statement on Extension of the Stay-At-Home Order for the City and Count of Broomfield

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By Sam Taylor
President and CEO, Broomfield Chamber of Commerce

Leadership is tough. Telling people what they want to hear and having them follow you is easy; people do it all the time. Real leadership is doing what you believe is right, even when it upsets people who believe their situation is not being considered. It takes fortitude and dedication to stick to stick to those decisions. This pandemic has provided us with a lot of opportunity for leadership. Some people have failed miserably, many have succeeded, but in such a small way we never hear about it. One thing is certain, we need to follow the leadership that is the best for all of us.

As the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, I want nothing more than for our businesses to go back to how things were two months ago. Business was booming, the State of Colorado had money that they could add to transportation, our unemployment level was low, and you could stand next to someone and not worry about contracting a potentially deadly disease. Those days may come back, but today is not that day. Governor Polis came out with his Safer at Home plan this week and he wants things to go back to normal. The Governor has stressed that he understands that it is not going to happen overnight. He also recognized that each community is different and responds to isolation and preventative care differently. As such, he specifically called on each community to monitor and act in their best interests to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 worse than what we are going through now. The Broomfield City Council, led by Mayor Quinn, believe that based on our demographics and situation that slightly more caution is needed. They have decided to wait an additional couple of weeks.

Is this the best choice for our community? Based on the conversation, there are many residents and businesses that say yes and just as many that say no. We do need to get our businesses back in business as soon as possible. But if we do it too soon, we risk being worse off than we are now, as hard as that is to imagine. So, yes, we should certainly let the Mayor and our other elected officials know what we think, and how hard this is on our businesses and their employees. But let’s also give them the leeway to lead, to use solid data from the CDC and our own public health department in making their decisions. Let’s give our Mayor the right to lead as he was elected to do. True leadership is not easy, but it is critical in a time of crisis.

Sam Taylor
President/CEO

Broomfield Chamber Celebrates 60 Years with a Special Beer Release

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“Community of Tomorrow” Lager pays tribute to the past and looks to the future.

April 9, 2020 – Broomfield, CO – A special beer release is the first event in the year-long celebration of the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce’s 60th anniversary. The Chamber is partnering with Rails End Beer Company, a Chamber member, to release “Community of Tomorrow” Lager.

“When we started discussing ways to celebrate 60 years, one of the first ideas that came to mind was to work with a local brewer to make a special release beer,” said Pat Monacelli, the Chamber’s Marketing Director. “With craft beer being such a rich part of the character of our state and our community, we thought it would be a perfect way to celebrate. We had a series of conversations with our member breweries, and all were very supportive of the idea. Eventually, Rails End was that one that took on the task of creating and brewing the beer.”

The name “Community of Tomorrow” calls back to the first-ever slogan for the Chamber of Commerce, which was “Broomfield: Today’s Community of Tomorrow.” The beer’s logo is reminiscent of the old Broomfield Heights Center/Broomfield Center sign of the 60s and 70s. The cans for the beer were printed by Contour Printworks.

The Chamber had originally planned to debut the beer at its Membership Celebration event in March. However, when the event was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, the beer was already in the brewing process. Now, the beer will be released starting April 10th , with 6-packs of cans available at Rails End Beer Company.

Community of Tomorrow is a Helles-style lager, described by Rails End as a clean, gold-colored lager with a smooth grainy-sweet malty flavor and a soft, dry finish.