(Arvada, Colorado – April 27, 2023) – Today, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce announced it has surpassed its $2.75 million investment stretch goal to support its regional economic strength initiative, Big Opportunities for Leaders To Deliver (B.O.L.D.) 2026. In less than a year, the Chamber secured a mix of private, public and individual investments that will fund the initiative’s five year strategy to directly impact economic opportunity across Jefferson and Adams Counties.
B.O.L.D. 2026 includes four mutually supporting goals that tackle challenges impacting businesses and employees around talent development, housing, childcare capacity, and the business environment. The funds raised will be utilized over five years to build a team focused on solving the four goal areas through new education, programming, advocacy, and communication strategies. The Arvada Chamber sought public and private engagement to ensure a comprehensive investment from the community to its success while maintaining a successful membership offering.
“This initiative requires an incredible commitment of capital and strategic partnership to collaboratively solve systemic economic issues for our community,” said Arvada Chamber President and CEO, Kami Welch. “We are proud of the diverse support of this campaign that affirms this is the right work for all who do business in Arvada.”
B.O.L.D. 2026 investors include:
- Community First Foundation
- The City of Arvada
- Graf Engineering
- On Tap Credit Union
- Kratos Industries, LLC
- The Arvada Tavern
- Footers Catering | Social Capitol
- First Bank
- Jefferson Center
- Arvada Economic Development Association
- Hestra Gloves
- Lutheran Medical Center | Intermountain Healthcare
- Arvada Rent-Alls
- Your Castle Real Estate, Vanessa Kendrick
- RE/MAX Alliance Olde Town, Mike and Nick Papantonakis
- Lakeside Insurance
- Front Range Excavating
- Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado
- Sooper Credit Union
- Thrive Workplace
- All Secure Lock & Security
- Five Parks Investors, LLC
- SMACNA Colorado
- Olde Town Flower Shoppe
- Colchin Automotive
- EOS Worldwide, Barb Stevens
- Kokoro Restaurant
- Fairway Independent Mortgage Arvada Branch
- Visible Network Labs
- Republic Services
- Kathryn & Joe Seehusen, Realtors at Colorado Home Realty
- Xcel Energy
Learn more about the initiative, including a recap of Q1 2023 outcomes, at arvadachamber.org/BOLD2026. If you and your business or organization is interested in getting involved, please contact Kami Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support B.O.L.D. 2026 as a Business Champion!
The B.O.L.D. 2026 initiative requires an active team of business, non-profit and community leaders to play a role in solving the challenges that are stifling economic strength and opportunity for businesses and families. Perks of being a Champion include name and company listed on the Chamber website, emailed updates and data, a complimentary ticket to a community forum tied to your Champion area, and more. Learn more at arvadachamber.org/champions.
Kami Welch President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce