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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
The Citizen Advisory Committee created by Town Council to help implement the at-large Mayor structure approved by voters, met Tuesday night to discuss their recommendations. Town Council authorized the Committee in December 2017 to advise Council on certain necessary changes to the Town Charter and a transition plan for Castle Rock’s new Town Council structure. Specifically, the Committee was ...read more
Categories: Political, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
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: Economic, Chamber, 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, January 09, 2018
Town Council is moving forward in the process to implement the will of voters and establish a process for Castle Rock’s elected at-large Mayor. While the 2017 Special Election changed the overall structure of Town Council, the original citizen-initiated petition did not identify a few critical elements. Now, a Citizen Advisory Committee has been established to advise Council on next steps. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Press Release, Town & County News
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Free January 30 resource fair offers support to those in need For Douglas County residents enduring hard times, it’s good to know that a free hot meal and more than 20 local service organizations will be available at the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair, on Jan. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 1100 Caprice Dr. in Castle Rock. This free event provides attendees with information on ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the Colorado unemployment rate increased from 2.7% in October to 2.9% in November. Based on the current data, Colorado is on track to add 49,100 jobs in 2017. That number are likely to be revised upwards in the March 2018 benchmark revisions. For details, check out the cber.co Review of 2017 Colorado Employment Data Through November.   Watch for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Legislative Council December Revenue Forecast: http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/dec2017forecast.pdf.   Governor’s Office of State Budgeting and Planning December Revenue Forecast: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Hlm9TRbyISJk6ybh2k61euFf5pqE5A-/view   Legislative Council shows that the national economy will continue to grow at a moderate rate and Colorado’s economy is still one ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Political, Transportation
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Voters on Nov. 7 approved a citizen-initiated measure to change language in the Town Charter regarding how the Town’s Mayor is elected. Now, the Mayor will be elected at-large, and there will be six Councilmembers elected within six districts.   While the election changed language in the Charter regarding the overall structure of Town Council, the original citizen-initiated petition that ...read more
Categories: Political, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
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
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Drive-by suburb between Denver and Colorado Springs becomes bustling business destinationBY FRANK GRAY        Published: 2017.10.26 03:00 AM  PC: NICK LUCEYFor companies seeking a place to plant their teams where landscapes are equal to development opportunities, Castle Rock is proving to be a choice location. Situated midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, this historic Colorado ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community, Press Release, Transportation
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), E-470 Public Highway Authority and Arrivo, a next generation transportation company engineering a hyperloop-inspired infrastructure and vehicle system, announced a public-private partnership to build the first ever “Arrivo” super-urban network to serve the greater Denver region. To download Arrivo videos and photos, and b-roll footage ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Transportation, Economic, Town & County News
Friday, November 03, 2017
Eligible residents may apply for assistance beginning Nov. 1 Douglas County residents who need help with winter heating costs may apply for energy assistance through the State of Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). The program is seasonal and help is available beginning November 1 through April 30.  While the program will not pay for all winter heating expenses, if you are ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News
Monday, October 02, 2017
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Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, 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
Monday, August 22, 2016
Do you track the number of sales you make along with the revenue? Of course you do. How do your numbers look? Are you increasing or remaining the same? Hopefully you’re not down this year but if you are, these may be some of the reasons why and what you can do to fix them: You Can’t Compete on PriceI’m making a broad generalization here, but as a small business you can’t compete on price with the ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog