Broomfield Chamber of Commerce

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.
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 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:  https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/famli/public-comment.

Comments can also be sent directly to Admira Makas at admira.makas@state.co.us, 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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The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued an update on the repairs being done to US 36, where a section of the road near Wadsworth cracked and collapsed last month. Click the link below for the PDF report.

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Last Call for LEADERSHIP BROOMFIELD

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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!

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Chamber Events

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The success of our events is a direct result of the incredible team of dedicated volunteers, supporters and contributors who support our mission. We’re always happy to have additional help from individuals willing to donate their time and expertise!  That being said, read on for ways that you can assist our efforts by volunteering your time at the following upcoming events. and reach out to Tammy to secure your spot!

1.  Taste It – held on Thursday, June 27th at the 1st Bank Center, Taste It is the signature fundraising event for the Broomfield Chamber.  We are in need of 15 – 20 volunteers to work a variety of positions including check-in, vendor coordination, portal monitoring, set-up and tear-down, etc.  All volunteers receive complimentary admission (a $25 value) which allows you to be part of the event as a guest once you’ve fulfilled you’re assigned responsibility.

2.  Great American Picnic Beer Garden – held on the 4th of July from 4:00 – 9:00pm as part of the City and County of Broomfield’s Great American Picnic.  This event takes place at County Commons Park located at 13200 Sheridan Blvd, and requires several volunteers for ID checking, wristband distribution, beer ticket sales, and entrance/exit monitors.

3.  Broomfield Days Beer Gardens – the Chamber sponsors beer gardens on both the north and south sides of Midway Park for this event with volunteers needed in 2-hour shifts from 9:00am – 6:00pm.  Responsibilities include ID checking and beer ticket sales.

4.  Hoosball Tournament Committee – as many of you may remember, we held our inaugural Hoosball Tournament last year in October at Midway Park.  We’re bringing it back for a repeat performance this year and are looking for volunteers willing to serve on a committee dedicated to the planning and coordination of this new and exciting event!  We need your ideas to move this event to the next level, so contact Tammy if you’re interested! 

Tammy can be reached by phone at 303-466-1775, xt 101 or by email at tammy.whitaker@broomfieldchamber.com.  Thanks in advance for your commitment to the success of the Chamber and its events.