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OCTOBER 27 MEMBERSHIP NETWORKING LUNCH

Join October's Membership Networking Lunch host Brent Anderson for discussion about reviving and improving the safety of the 16th Street Mall.  Brent will be joined by guest speakers Tami Door with the Downtown Denver Partnership and Brad Buchanan with the City of Denver.  Click here to register and to learn more. 

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Colorado Concern Board of Directors

Blair Richardson

(Chairman)

John Ikard

(Treasurer)

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 

COLORADO CONCERN SIGNS ONTO EFFORT ASKING CONGRESS TO LIFT OIL EXPORT BAN
Vital for Colorado,the Colorado Petroleum Council, Colorado Concern and more than 90 economic development groups, businesses and elected officials from across the state encourage the Colorado congressional delegation to support lifting the ban on oil exports.
 
"Lifting these 1970s-era restrictions could create new U.S. jobs, put downward pressure on fuel costs,and strengthen the energy security of America and its allies," said Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute." Colorado alone could gain nearly  5,000 jobs. "This is a clear win-win for U.S. workers and U.S. allies seeking an alternative to energy from countries like Iran and Russia. It's no wonder so many Colorado leaders support lifting this outdated ban."
 
While the ban remains a federal issue, Colorado is particularly well-positioned as an energy provider. With its vast oil supply, particularly in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado could be a prominent contributor to the country's oil exports if the ban was lifted.
 
"Colorado is blessed with abundant oil and natural gas resources,which have served as key drivers of our economy," said Robert Golden, President and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber, and Treasurer of Vital for Colorado."And study after non-partisan study has illustrated the incredible benefits that would be realized if we lifted the ban on oil exports. From lower national gasoline prices to thousands of new, high-paying Colorado jobs, it's high time for the outdated ban to go."
 
Organizations from across the state have expressed their support for overturning this policy, including the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry(CACI), the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (which includes the Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley Chambers as well as Upstate Colorado), the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce,more than two dozen elected officials, and dozens more.
 
The letter submitted to Colorado's federal leaders highlights some of the benefits that would result from lifting the crude oil export ban.
AN INVITATION FROM ROCKY VISTA UNIVERSITY

Please note that the RSVP deadline has been extended to this Wednesday...
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Denver Post: September 20
Features Dr. Rebecca Chopp with the University of Denver
 
University of Denver Magazine: September 20
Features Dr. Rebecca Chopp 
 
Excitement builds for Pope Francis' first U.S. visit
9News: September 20
Features Fr. John Fitzgibbons with Regis University
Colorado Concern Upcoming Events
Below is a list of upcoming Colorado Concern events.  Click here for more information or to register to attend events.

Tuesday, October 6: Colorado Concern Breakfast with Noble Energy's Dave Stover, CEO, Chip Rimer, Senior Vice President of US Onshore, and Ken Fisher, CFO
7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Denver Country Club, 1700 East. 1st Avenue, Denver

Monday, October 27: Colorado Concern Membership Networking Lunch Hosted by Brent Anderson and Featuring a Discussion about the 16th Street Mall with Tami Door from the Downtown Denver Partnership and Brad Buchanan with the City of Denver
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Colorado Concern, 140 East 19th Avenue, Suite 400
Colorado Concern News Clips
Budget/TABOR
Denver Business Journal: September 14
 
Denver's new $1.8 billion budget would boost jail, child welfare staffing
Denver Post: September 15
 
Denver Post: September 17
 
Development/Real Estate
Denver looks to preserve existing affordable housing with new law
Denver Post: September 14
 
Denver Post: September 14
 
Denver Business Journal: September 15
 
Economy/Economic Development
Denver Business Journal: September 14
 
Denver Business Journal: September 15
 
Denver sees stronger economic trends than nation, Census report finds
Denver Post: September 18
 
Colorado adds 2,400 jobs in August
Denver Post: September 18

Denver Business Journal: September 18

Denver Business Journal: September 18
 
Denver Business Journal: September 18
 
Elections/Politics/Government
Colorado Springs Gazette: September 14
 
Club 20 hears ideas on state amendments, elections and taxes at Western Slope event
Denver Post: September 14
 
Colorado Springs Gazette: September 14
 
Denver Metro Chamber goes on offensive with agenda, election stands
Denver Business Journal: September 14
 
Watchdog: September 15
 
Colorado Springs Gazette: September 16
 
Denver Business Journal: September 17
 
Denver Business Journal: September 18
 
Colorado Springs Gazette: September 18
 
Education
Denver school board to vote on new schools, continuing slow reforms
Denver Post: September 14
 
Colorado changes requirements for high school graduation
Denver Post: September 14
 
Metro hosts discussion on how to prepare aspiring teachers in Colorado
Denver Post: September 14
 
Colorado's ACT test scores dip after 3 consecutive years of increases
Denver Post: September 14
 
Denver Business Journal: September 14
 
Denver Business Journal: September 17
 
Denver Post: September 18
 
Energy
Feds in Colorado launch huge oil and gas worker safety study
Denver Post: September 14
 
Low energy prices have Colorado communities wary of future budgets
Denver Post: September 14
 
Denver Post: September 15
 
Denver Business Journal: September 16
 
Loud outcry in Adams County over oil, gas site
Denver Post: September 16
 
Denver Business Journal: September 17
 
Denver Post: September 18
 
The Colorado Statesman: September 19
 
General Business
Denver Post: September 17
 
Molson poised to take control of MillerCoors if giants combine
Denver Post: September 17
 
Denver Business Journal: September 18
 
Pueblo Chieftain: September 20
 
Health Care
Denver Business Journal: September 18
 
Marijuana
Ahead of 2015 vote, campaign pushes marijuana tax question in Colorado
Denver Post: September 14
 
Ahead of 2015 vote, campaign pushes marijuana tax question in Colorado
Denver Post: September 14  

Colorado pot critic's report suggests bad side effects of legalization
Denver Post: September 15
 
Newsweek: September 16
 
InsideCounsel: September 17
 
Transportation
Denver Business Journal: September 17
 
Water
The Durango Herald: September 16
 
Denver Post: September 18