2022 Annual report
Why? Here’s a few reasons:
- You want to be a larger part of the community and be in the know
- You want to be connected to a large network and grow your business with leads and referrals
- You want to have a voice and be an advocate
- You want to reduce your bottom line and grow revenues
- You want access to a hub of information and communication; videos, newsletters, website, constant contact, social media
Who we are
where we are going
For over 100 years, the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the lead business voice representing over 700 investors. Looking forward, we are firmly planted in the present with an eye on the future, reimagining ourselves in new and exciting ways! We represent some of the most innovative businesses in the region.
Our businesses make the quality of life better for thousands of Coloradoans in our city, region and state. Together, we are pioneering, innovative, rugged and independent just like our roots that built us.
Put simply, we power Colorado’s Economic engine and set the pace for what’s next for the Northern Colorado region and one of its leading business voices. We have home-based businesses, multi-national corporations, small businesses, service businesses, manufacturing, and more.
We champion and serve our business community. We are the leading voice and convener for Business and Industry.
We are the catalyst for business development, growth, and success.
Business and Industry | We keep our businesses at the center of everything we do
Innovation | We value innovation and solutions to lead our region forward
Inclusion | We strive for a welcome and inclusive community
Community | We are dedicated to our community and its growth and understand the importance of legacy
Action | We act on opportunities and challenges in our community
Strategic Priorities for the Greeley Area Chamber
- Advocates for our diverse and growing investors
- Champions, partners, convenes, and promotes businesses and the community
- Grows business leaders and entrepreneurs as catalysts for development
- Leads as an early adopter and innovator
eyes on the future
serving as the leading voice for our businesses
The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce is a leading and important unified voice for the greater community. We do this by engaging issues important to business in our region and delivering significant return on investment for our stakeholders.
Let us know what is important to you and your business. Let your voice be heard. Attend our next Common Grounds: Where a lot can happen over coffee. They take place the first Friday of every month.
The Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce’s key areas
local policy priorities
Collaboration with Community partners
We value relationships with civic leaders and will continue our commitment to further developing positive and mutually beneficial working relationships. Furthering economic resiliency and mutually beneficial partnerships is one of our core strengths.
Education and Workforce
Desirable communities require quality education and public schools dedicated to high performance. A city or region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life depend on the success of its early education, K-12, community college, and university-level people and programs. Education is essential to the quality of life and economic well-being of the City of Greeley and the State of Colorado.
Commitment to Growth
The Greeley Area Chamber is committed to the growth of our city and region and strategies to support it. With significant growth on the horizon for the Greeley Area and region, our support will extend to Economic Development projects with existing business expansions and attraction of new business. We support projects that stake a claim on innovation and the improvement of our business climate.
We believe in a high-quality transportation system that allows individuals and goods to move safely, quickly, and conveniently and reliability around the community and region is necessary to preserve and improve quality of life and economic growth. The Chamber also supports trails, sidewalks, and greenspace to promote quality of life. We also recognize the need for proactive water policies to develop and ensure future supplies for Greeley’s residents and the city’s future growth.
A local government that is fiscally responsible, a careful steward of public tax dollars, and regularly reviews ordinances and policies allows the private sector to flourish. This helps build the economy and nourishes the overall quality of life in the communities it serves. In these pursuits, working in partnership, public and private sectors make Greeley an outstanding place to live and work.
Economic Development Partnership
The Greeley Area Chamber will continue to be a critical partner in the Economic Development process partnering with the City of Greeley and Upstate Economic Development along with Chambers throughout the region to ensure Greeley’s continued success. We will ensure we are a destination for business development & retention as well as talent and opportunity. We also will take a lead role in growing future leaders and fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem. We will be future-focused and economically competitive with an eye on the global markets
Don’t just take it from us, let the numbers speak for themself.
109 New Members in 2022
84.65% Retention Rate
20 Ribbon Cuttings
connecting within the community
programs & events
2022 board of directors
- Ken Ball – Martin Marietta Materials
- Leah Bornstein – Aims Community College
- Mark Bradley – Realtec Commercial Real Estate
- Brad Darby – Cintas Corporation
- Doug Dennison – Chevron
- Phil Del Vecchio – JBS, USA
- Josh Dollard – Pepsi Beverages Company
- Andy Feinstein – University of Northern Colorado
- Neil Fisher – WeldWerks Brewing Company
- Levi Gain – Doug’s Carpet & Upholstery Care
- Chris Gentle – First Interstate Bank
- Dale Hall – City of Greeley, City Council
- Judy Hicks – Anderson & Whitney, PC
- Lisa Hudson – East Colorado SBDC
- Aimee Hutson – Aunt Helen’s Coffee
- Jason Jones – Adams Bank & Trust
- Margo Karsten – Banner North Colorado Medical Center
- Deirdre Pilch – Greeley-Evans School District 6
- Roger Ramirez – Weld County Garage
- Collin Richardson – Richmark
- Jared Salas – State Farm
- Marilyn Shock – UCHealth
- Christian Schulte – Peters Schulte Odil & Wallshein, LLC
- Scott Warner – Connecting Point
- Kevin Weimer – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
- Rich Werner – Upstate Colorado Economic Development
2023 New directors:
Matt Estrin – 477 Distilling/Greeley Hatchet House
Kaycee Lytle – Bank of Colorado
Betzy Valdez – Empowered Leader/Hispanic Women of Weld County
2023 Professional Staff
Jaime Henning, CCE
President / CEO
Executive Vice PresidentSend an email
Communications CoordinatorSend an email
Investor Retention SpecialistSend an email
Business Development CoordinatorSend an email
Events & Programs CoordinatorSend an email
Marketing and Finance AnalystSend an email
Latino Business Outreach & Young Professionals CoordinatorSend an email
come explore off of U.s. HWY 34
Visit Greeley is a department housed within the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce. It is primarily funded by the City of Greeley through local lodging tax dollars collected. Visit Greeley is a Destination Marketing Organization, which also serves as the official Visitors’ Center for Greeley.
Reimagine Destination Program
Visit Greeley is participating in the Reimagine Destination Program with the Colorado Tourism Office. This is a 12-month program that brings stakeholders and community members together to focus on shared industry priorities.