News for Chamber

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
U.S. Chamber Awards Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Business leaders are a critical voice in conversations about promoting economic growth and job creation in ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Monday, March 05, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 6   Highlights of the Week It was another busy week under the golden dome of the Colorado State Capitol.  Committee meetings have started to run late into the evening as their calendars fill up and as more complicated bills move through the process.  Another slew of bills met their fate in the State Affairs Committees this week.  On Wednesday, the Senate State Affairs ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA, Political
Monday, March 05, 2018
Please Join Us!   Douglas County Business Alliance   Morning at the Capitol   Wednesday, March 14th, 7:30am    Senate Committee Room 352       Join the Douglas County Business Alliance for a Morning at the Colorado State Capitol!   Featuring special guest’s speakers   Majority Leader Chris Holbert Senator Jim Smallwood Houses Minority Leader  Patrick Neville Representative ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Every year, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce recognizes business owners, citizens and volunteers who represent the best that Douglas County has to offer.  View pdf of nominees  The Chamber has announced the nominations for this year’s Businessperson, Small Business, Citizen and Volunteer and Ambassador of the Year awards. The winners will be revealed, along with the 2018-19 Board of ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Town & County News, Community, Chamber, Press Release
Monday, February 26, 2018
Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce? Directors of the Chamber board are selected through a process called for in the Chamber bylaws. Any current Chamber member in good standing is eligible to apply and be considered for the Board of Directors. Please review the Chamber's Roles & Responsibilities document prior to submitting your ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, February 08, 2018
DCBA Bill Tracking:  http://statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=24400&pk=619&style=pinstripe Under the Dome, Week 4   Highlights of the Week   There were 50 bills introduced on Monday, and the bill deadline on Wednesday will mean another slew of bills will be introduced any day.  As of Friday, 336 bills, resolutions, and memorials have been introduced.  The Joint ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Monday, January 29, 2018
Castle Rock is a top TownThe numbers, facts, research and databases help tell the story residents live every day - Castle Rock is a great place to be. In fact, our Town ranks among the best both locally and nationally, according to a variety of national publications and studies. Money Magazine: Top Place to LiveMoney magazine recognized Castle Rock in its top places to live in 2011, 2012 and ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 2   Highlights of the Week The legislature didn’t convene until Tuesday this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Overall, the week was uneventful until Friday, when the House debated a resolution urging Congress to act on recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Last fall, President Trump announced that he would let DACA expire in March, giving ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Chamber, Political
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
After adding jobs at a rate of 2.2% in both 2016 and 2017, Colorado will add jobs at a rate of 2.0% in 2018. There have been a few bumps along the way, but three years of job growth in the range of 2.0% to 2.2% can only be described as steady!   The Colorado economy is a happening place and there are a lot of moving parts. A few of the things to watch for in 2018 are:Health care will add the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 1   Highlights of the Week Legislators from across the state met for the first day of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, January 10th.  Lawmakers have 120 days to address critical issues facing Colorado, pass laws that will enhance the lives of Colorado citizens, and agree on a budget for the next fiscal year.   The legislators enter this session under the unusual ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA, Economic, Political
Monday, January 15, 2018
Governor John Hickenlooper gave his last State of the State Address to the members of the Colorado Legislature this morning.  In his speech, he took the long view to recognize the history that Colorado has risen from and the common threads that weave its citizens together.  He called the most central thread topophilia, which means a love of place.  He drew upon characters we can imagine such as ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Town & County News, Chamber, DCBA, Political
Monday, January 15, 2018
The General Assembly started with much uncertainty about what the 2018 session will look like given all that happened during the interim.  There is a contentious election already underway for 2018, the Governor is entering his last year in office after two terms, Colorado’s capitol was hit with sexual harassment allegations against legislative members on both sides of the political aisle, and a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA, Economic, Political
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
When choosing where to live or work, there are many factors to consider. For many, the most important factor is safety, and Castle Rock was once again ranked as one of the safest places in the state. Security system company Safe Home recently ranked the top 25 safest communities in Colorado. Castle Rock came in at No. 5. Nationally, Castle Rock ranked in the top 25th percentile. Safe Home used a ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Chamber, Town & County News
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If you’re a solopreneur, you’re likely putting in some long hours building your business. Anything that helps you be more productive for little money is a necessary investment for you at this point. You may have thought briefly about the chamber and then decided against it because when you think of older people standing around talking about business, you probably figured it wasn’t for you. It’s ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If your business is seasonal, it probably feels a lot like feast or famine. You may love your seasonal crowds but hate the fear you won’t last long enough to see your next one. Seasonal businesses or businesses in towns with a seasonal draw struggle with year-round consistent revenue. While you might not ever achieve revenue equality throughout every month, a chamber membership can help you see ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber