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Joe Hovancak, VP of Economic Vitality

Boulder Chamber View: Boulder’s outdoor industry is powering economic vitality and community prosperity

Originally published by Daily Camera on June 2, 2024. As the vibrant spring season unfolds, there is a refreshing energy in the air that motivated me to lace up my hiking boots at 4 a.m. on a cool Saturday morning. With a sense of adventure, I headed out to the mountains to immerse myself in […]

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Enhancing Workforce Sustainability: Insights from Industry Partners

The Boulder Area Food, Beverage and Hospitality Sector Partnership explores innovative solutions for recruiting and retaining skilled talent at OZO Coffee gathering On Thursday, May 30 the Boulder Area Food, Beverage and Healthcare Sector Partnership convened at OZO Coffee to learn and have a conversation about services that help businesses recruit and retain skilled talent.  

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Joe Hovancak, VP of Economic Vitality

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Discovering One of Boulder’s Resilient and Innovative Pillars

Originally published by Daily Camera on May 8, 2024. As the new VP of Economic Vitality for the Boulder Chamber, I’ve had the privilege of calling Boulder home for the past three months. With its stunning mountain views, active outdoor lifestyle, and vibrant community, Boulder is undeniably one of the coolest places to live, work,

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LifeScience Workforce Development Group engages industry to explore talent needs

On April 18, the LifeScience Workforce Development Group of Boulder held its BioBoost event — convening industry leaders in LifeSciences — to explore the talent needs of companies engaged with drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research and testing. The LifeScience Workforce Development Group is comprised of educators, workforce professionals, and industry leaders focused on

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Professional Services

Professional Services Partnership Starts Off Strong

Boulder Area Professional Services Sector Partnership identifies key priorities during launch. The Boulder Area Professional Services Sector Partnership launched Tuesday, April 16 with a passionate group of industry leaders in the banking, human resources, staffing, and business and financial services spaces. The group was lead through a series of questions by John Tayer, Boulder Chamber

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Boulder Chamber integrates commercial real estate group

By Lucas High, Biz West BOULDER — The Boulder Chamber and the Commercial Brokers of Boulder advocacy and networking group have joined forces in an effort to better support local brokerages, businesses and property owners as the industry continues to adjust to the new challenges that have emerged in the post-COVID-19-era commercial real estate space.

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Silicon Flatirons Startup Variety Show Highlights Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

On April 9, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship hosted an innovative and impactful Startup Variety Show. This event shone a spotlight on entrepreneurs who are often underrepresented in the emerging startup community, offering them a platform to share their experiences and insights. Emcees Lead Candid Discussion on Inclusivity The event was

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Spring Brings on New Opportunities for Food, Beverage and Hospitality Industry

Food, Beverage and Hospitality Professionals focus their second meeting of the year on policy challenges and new grant opportunities.  On Thursday, March 28th, the Boulder Area Food, Beverage and Hospitality Sector Partnership convened at the Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. This meeting brought together a great group of local restauranters, hotel directors, and fellow industry professionals

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Joe Hovancak, VP of Economic Vitality

The Boulder Chamber View: Innovative solutions to office vacancies — A multifaceted approach

Originally published by Daily Camera on March 25, 2024. For the first 20 years of my life, I lived in a small, but bustling downtown area. My parents owned two retail shops in the central corridor, and I recall the importance of employees from local offices who filled the streets, patronizing our local restaurants and

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