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Registration is now open for our August 18 Anadarko rig tour.  Join us for a full day of activities, including complimentary breakfast and lunch and transportation to the drilling site near Greeley.  Click here to register.  Questions? Contact Paige at or 303-860-1201.

Michael Bennet

Join Colorado Concern for a luncheon with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet August 25 for a dialogue about a host of federal business issues of interest.  Click here for information and to register.


Colorado Concern Board of Directors

Blair Richardson


John Ikard


Steve Farber

Tim Gill

Pat Hamill

A. Barry Hirschfeld 

Bill Hybl

Walter Isenberg

David McReynolds

Larry A. Mizel 

Chip Rimer

Dan Ritchie 

Rick Sapkin

Sylvia Young 


Committed to a strong and vibrant future, Colorado Concern is an exclusive alliance of top executives with a common interest in enhancing and protecting the Centennial State's business climate. Founded in 1986 by a dozen committed individuals, Colorado Concern's membership now includes more than 110 CEOs and business and community leaders from across the state. These members are committing business leadership and financial resources to support legislative candidates and statewide policies that ensure a sound economic future for Colorado. The organization is recognized for providing unprecedented access to opinion leaders and elected officials and for its ability to financially support issues and candidates that positively impact the state's economic well-being.


The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the leadership and management of Colorado Concern.  The President/CEO reports to and works in partnership with the Board of Directors. The President/CEO is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Colorado Concern's members to accelerate progress on the organization's mission and goals. 


This individual will have at least five years of progressive leadership experience in the corporate or government sectors. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment.


This results-oriented leader will demonstrate success in operating a financially healthy and sustainable organization. This executive has experience mobilizing talent to support an impactful institution. This individual has experience building durable relationships with members, partners, stakeholders and constituencies. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in Colorado government relations and the state's political environment. As a key spokesperson for Colorado Concern, this individual must have strong verbal and written communication skills. A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected.


Additional information regarding this position is available here and at  The deadline for applications is August 24, 2015 by contacting:


Raylene Decatur,

Principal, Kittleman & Associates, LLC,

299 Milwaukee Street, Suite 327, Denver, CO 80206

Colorado Concern Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming Colorado Concern events.  Click here for more information or to register to attend events.


Wednesday, July 29: Colorado Concern Membership Networking Lunch Hosted by Pat Hamill and featuring a discussion with Kelly Leid, Executive Director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative - EVENT FULL
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400

Tuesday, August 18: Andarko/Colorado Concern/CRED Field Tour
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., meet at Granite Tower, 1099 18th Street, Denver

Tuesday, August 25: Colorado Concern Luncheon with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., RubinBrown, 1900 16th Street, Suite 300, Denver

Monday, August 31: Colorado Concern Membership Networking Lunch Hosted by John Ikard and Chip Rimer and featuring a discussion with Nate Easely and Cathey McClain Finlon w/ Denver Scholarship Foundation
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400

Monday, September 21: Colorado Concern Membership Networking Breakfast Hosted by Walter Isenberg
7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400

Denver Post: July 21
Features Nancy McCallin


Here's where Colorado's hospitals rank in latest U.S. News report

Denver Business Journal: July 21

Features Dr. Michael Salem

Colorado Concern News Clips

Development/Real Estate

Urban renewal backlash gains strength across Colorado

Denver Post: July 20


Auditor: TIFs good for Denver

Denver Business Journal: July 21


Aurora apartment rent increases top 17 percent, new report says

Denver Post: July 23


Metro Denver home sales remain above national average

Denver Post: July 23


Economy/Economic Development

Pace of inflation eases in Colorado, West

Denver Business Journal: July 20


Mixed Colorado jobs report: Payroll jobs up, but so is unemployment

Denver Business Journal: July 21


Colorado sets a monthly record for job gains in June

Denver Post: July 22


Colorado economic development board rejects big incentives request

Denver Post: July 23


Colorado new-business filings slow in Q2 but lead year-ago totals

Denver Business Journal: July 24



Colorado Student Test Scores Come In Low, As Expected

CPR: July 20


Jeffco recallers start robocalls - Complete Colorado

Complete Colorado: July 20


Two small districts set the record for opting out

Chalkbeat: July 21



Guest Commentary: All deserve a fair shot at getting ahead

The Denver Post: July 20


Mayor Michael Hancock to support college tax in inauguration speech

Denver Post: July 20


Editorial: A fine time to be mayor of Denver

Denver Post: July 20


Denver auditor's office prepares for leader with different approach

Denver Post: July 20


Guest Commentary: All deserve a fair shot at getting ahead

Denver Post: July 20


Denver's Hancock says $15M is goal for new affordable housing funding

Denver Post: July 21


In final act, Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher fires once more at mayor

Denver Post: July 21


Ted Trimpa: How one gay activist changed Colorado and a nation

The Denver Post: July 22


Vice President Joe Biden talks economy, raises campaign cash in Denver

Denver Post: July 22


Denver City Council re-elects Chris Herndon president in split vote; new members get committees

Denver Post: July 22


Noonan: No hobby in the lobby, it's all business at the Capitol

The Colorado Statesman: July 22


Editorial: Keeping a tally on Denver taxes

Denver Post: July 23


For Mayor Hancock, a friend's bribery charges raise questions

Denver Post: July 23


Term Limits - A Failed Experiment

San Juan Independent: July 24


Colorado missed key welfare target, faces $4.8 million sanction

Denver Post: July 24


Hickenlooper focuses on good government as NGA chairman term ends

Denver Post: July 24



Ballot fight over fracking could be taking shape |

Centennial Citizen: July 20


Even more Colorado oil will move to market by rail, Denver company predicts

Denver Business Journal: July 20


Guest Commentary: Come clean on federal coal program

Denver Post: July 21


Amid lawsuit, further delay of federal land drilling rules

Denver Post: July 22


Front Range officials weigh in on proposed oil, gas rules

Denver Post: July 23


Encana, Erie reach agreement on oil and gas operations

Denver Business Journal: July 24


General Business

Innovators Colorado: Companies join forces on growth

Denver Business Journal: July 20


Colorado wheat harvest shows that ample moisture is a mixed blessing

Denver Post: July 22


Denver still in second tier in life sciences market

Denver Business Journal: July 24


At 50, the iconic Larimer Square block is evolving to stay fresh

Denver Business Journal: July 24


Health Care

New Funding Allows Organizations to License Health Care Data In Support of Efforts Aimed at Improving Health, Improving Care and Lowering Costs

PR Newswire: July 24


Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Denver Post: July 24


SCL Health gets employment boost

Denver Business Journal: July 24


Guest Commentary: Tap foreign talent to stem health care gap

Denver Post: July 24


ColoradoCare backers say Title Board's $25 billion cost estimate 'misleading,' ponder suing

The Colorado Statesman: July 25



KMGH-Channel 7 says plan for pot advertising is on hold indefinitely

Denver Post: July 21


Colorado Police share lessons learned from marijuana legalization

19 Action News: July 22


Jeffco to allow marijuana testing labs, but ban remains on sales, grows

The Canabist: July 22


Editorial: Legal banking for the marijuana industry

Denver Post: July 23


Legal pot's in Colorado, but not banking services

Denver Business Journal: July 24



Guest Commentary: It's not too late to build Northwest rail line from Denver to Longmont

Denver Post: July 23


Colorado Springs among U.S. airports with most cut flights; DIA down, too

Denver Business Journal: July 24