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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Castle Rock Chamber introduces a new brand reflective of the progress being made at the organization. Earlier this year, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with a 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.  The new, refreshed look signifies the Chamber’s growth and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2018 Session FactsDemocrat/Republican split in House of Representatives: 36/29 (This number was 37/28 as the session convened. Former Representative Lebsock switched affiliation from Democrat to Republican just prior to his expulsion, setting up a Republican vacancy committee.)Republican/Democrat/Unaffiliated split in the Senate: 18/16/1 (Sen. Cheri Jahn switched her affiliation from Democrat ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Monday, April 30, 2018
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=24400&pk=619&style=pinstripe     Under The Dome, Week 16   Highlights of the Week There are less than two weeks until the Legislature adjourns Sine Die, which is a Latin term meaning “without a day.”  Legislators still have more than 300 bills to work through before Sine Die on May 9th.  Though ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Chamber, Political
Monday, April 30, 2018
NEW CHAIR ELECTED TO CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCEVersatility Creative Group’s Mark Michael Welcomed at April 21 GalaCastle Rock, Colo. – Local agency Versatility Creative Group is known around Douglas County and Colorado for its video production, graphic design, photography, social media and web design services. With a ubiquitous presence in the Castle Rock market, owners Sandy and Mark Michael ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Awards & Accolades, Community
Monday, April 30, 2018
Bruce Hier and Robbie Person, Hier Drilling Company, honored as 2018 Small Business of the year. Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, recognized as the 2018 Business Person of the year recipient. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce's annual awards ceremony brings out the best of the best each year.  The annual passing of the gavel ceremony, a time-honored tradition, provides the ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows Q1 2018 Colorado employment is 66,900 jobs greater than Q1 2017, a growth rate of 2.6%. On average, the state is adding about 5,600 jobs per month. This rate of growth outpaces the forecasts of most of the state's economists. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve stated on its website that all 50 states are projected to show ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Town & County News, Economic
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Under The Dome, Week 15   Highlights of the Week There are 18 days left in session, hundreds of live bills, and next week is gearing up to be big as the Legislature goes into overdrive to wrap up the session.  Top priority legislation for House Democrat leadership including paid family leave and youth suicide prevention passed this week and now moves to Senate while the Senate passed one of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 14    Highlights of the Week There have been 627 bills introduced and there are 307 still waiting to move through the process either to postponement or to the Governor’s desk.  The Joint Budget Committee met this week as a conference committee for the Long Bill to resolve the differences between the Senate and the House versions of the FY2018-19 budget.  Once the JBC came ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Volunteers are needed to greet visitors at the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located inside the beautiful, historic landmark Victoria’s House (built in 1889) in Downtown Castle Rock, Colorado. The Castle Rock Chamber was founded in 1955 and relocated its office to the historical site in 1992. The Visitor Center receives tourists, business guests and phone calls daily inquiring ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Highlights of the Week There are just over 30 days left in the 2018 Legislative Session and bills continue to be introduced.  The state budget made progress this week with its passage through the Senate.  Now a conference committee composed of the Joint Budget Committee members will convene to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and present a final ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA, Political
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Highlights of the Week   It was budget week this past week in the House and the Budget Long Bill passed through right on schedule.  There was also lengthy debate on several gun bills and oil and gas regulation bills in the Senate.  SB 052, Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition, passed the Senate on Wednesday on third reading and is headed to the House.  The bill would repeal prohibitions, ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Highlights of the Week   This week, the Legislature came to some key agreements on top issues including transportation funding in SB 001 and the state budget for FY2018-19.  However, other top efforts including finding the right balance to fund the state pension program, remain under fierce debate.  On Friday, March 23rd, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) put the finishing touches on the Long ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Transportation, DCBA, Political
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
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
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 Town The 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 Live Money magazine recognized Castle Rock in its top places to live in 2011, 2012 and ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Fun Facts
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