What’s Important Now

The Top 5 Arvada Chamber news, resources, and events you need to know this week and month.

This Week

On Friday, April 19, hear from Mayor Lauren Simpson on a variety of issues facing the City of Arvada, as well as successes from 2023 and exciting upcoming plans that impact businesses and the community. In addition to hearing updates on the city’s project plans and priorities, you will have an opportunity to connect with over 100 business and community leaders in attendance. Tickets are just $10 and include coffee and tea.

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At this free workshop from GROW Jeffco, learn how to explore, engage, and expand work-based learning opportunities at your organization. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop a work-based learning plan alongside key partners in Jeffco and the state. This workshop will include a light breakfast and lunch.
 
The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2023 Young Professional Leadership and Rising Star Awards. Recipients of these awards will be honored at the May 9, 2024, Arvada Chamber 73rd Annual Awards Luncheon. The Arvada Chamber is proud to recognize Ashley Palacios (Hope House Colorado) and Stephanie Paul (Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District) with the Young Professional Leadership Award. The 2023 Rising Star Award goes to Terenn Tracy of Arvada West High School.
 
Hosted by the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors, the Day of Service aims to promote volunteer efforts and spotlight community organizations that make a difference throughout the year. Members of the business community are invited to sign up for one of eight projects to participate in on Friday, May 3 from noon to 3:00 PM. Sponsorships are also available, starting at $500.
All spots are filled on two projects. Sign up today to reserve your spot!
 
The Chamber’s Member Action Plan outlines your membership benefits to help grow your business and community impact. At the link below, learn more all benefits related to business growth, leadership, advocacy, resilience, talent, childcare, and housing.

April 2024

Thirteen local middle school students will compete in the National Civics Bee, a live quiz event to test their civics knowledge. The finalists will receive various prizes, including $500 cash for the first-place student, and the top three students will go to the state competition. Free to attend! arvadachamber.org/CivicsBee

On Friday morning, April 19, the Arvada Chamber and the City of Arvada will host the 2024 State of the City Address at Revive Church. In her inaugural address, “From Milestones to Horizons: Charting the Path Forward,” Arvada Mayor Lauren Simpson will celebrate accomplishments of the past year and preview the work to come in the future.

arvadachamber.org/SOTC

Join the Arvada Chamber community for the inaugural Day of Service! Sign up yourself and your team for one of 8 local organizations that need our helping hands! We will be serving the community from 12:00 – 3:00 pm and then coming together for a happy hour celebration. All volunteers will receive official Day of Service apparel. arvadachamber.org/DayofService

Join us at Arvada Center Event Spaces to celebrate leaders who make Arvada thrive! We will honor the Man and Woman of the Year, Pioneer Award, Image Awards, Young Professional Leadership Award and Rising Star Award. arvadachamber.org/AwardsLuncheon

The Arvada Chamber has assembled explainer posts for five new Colorado laws: FAMLI, Minimum Wage Increase, Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, Colorado SecureSavings, and the POWR Act. arvadachamber.org/Laws101