NCLA Partners to Present U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Hear Candidates Discuss Key Business Issues on Oct. 15

The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance has partnered with the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and others to host the 2020 U.S. Senate Candidate Forum Thursday, October 15 | 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM online.  Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss key issues with the region’s business community, such as economic development, the impact of COVID-19, job creation, education and health care. The conversation will be moderated by Denver Business Journal’s Senior Reporter Ed Sealover.

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NCLA Presents Energy: The State of Oil and Gas

The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the joint public policy advocacy arm of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, Upstate Colorado Economic Development Corporation and One NoCo, has created a series of virtual conversations to help business understand the impact of the 2020 Colorado Legislative Session on the future of our economy.

The next topic of this series is Energy: The State of Oil and Gas in Colorado and will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16 through Zoom web conferencing.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Associatio
  • Barb Kirkmeyer, Commissioner, Weld Count
  • Rich Werner, Upstate Colorado
  • Doug Dennison, High Point Resources

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Congressman Joe Neguse, Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers and Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance to present “NoCo Recovers”

Free webinar to help northern Colorado small businesses thrive will provide updates on government responses and assistance, along with resources and ideas for managing a business through COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present business owners with near-daily changes, small businesses throughout northern Colorado need resources, information and ideas to navigate the challenges.

“NoCo Recovers — Helping Our Small Businesses Thrive” is a free webinar to be held this Thursday, July 9, from 4–5 p.m. MDT. Participants are:

  • Rep. Joe Neguse, US Congress (CO-2).
  • Sandra Solin, director, Legislative Affairs, Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA).
  • Mindy McCloughan, president and CEO, Loveland Chamber of Commerce.
  • David May, president and CEO, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce.

The free event is being presented by NCLAMAPRagency and BizWest. To register, please click here.

The participants will discuss both available and potential pending government programs to assist small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as local resources and ideas businesses can take advantage of to help manage all aspects of their business, from communications to human resources to public health compliance. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the participants.

Please click here for more information or to register.

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NCLA Series: LABOR Legislation: The Practical Considerations for Business, Leadership, Economics

When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Free Registration Here

Join the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance in a deep dive conversation about the new laws related to your employer/employee relationship recently passed in response to the COVID pandemic. Hear from David Zwisler HR Attorney of Ogletree, Deakins, Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, and Kristen Strohm of Common Sense Institute about the measures and what they mean for your business and our economy.

The series will continue weekly with additional topics on federal legislation, transportation, energy and health care. The video below has more information.

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2019 Regional Issues Summit Resources


Event PowerPoint (includes all Speaker Slides)

North Forty News and New SCENE Magazine Broadcast of Governor Polis Remarks

News Stories:

BizWest: Health care public option debated at NoCo forum

Colorado Politics: Polis ponders next steps on transportation at NoCo summit


  • Kickoff/Welcome – Carol Salter, Chair NCLA Board of Directors – VIDEO 
  • A Look at the Political Landscape in Colorado– Joey Bunch – Senior Political Writer, Colorado Politics – VIDEO
  • Northern Colorado Economic Highlights – Scott Ehrlich- Chair, OneNOCO – VIDEO
  • Common Sense Policy Roundtable– Kristin Strohm, President/CEO – VIDEO
  • Governor Jared PolisVIDEO
  • Health Care and the Public Option: Winners and Losers?   VIDEO
  • Climate, Air Quality & Energy: NoCo Legacy Industries Under Siege? VIDEO
  • Transportation:  Celebrating Success, Working Towards More VIDEO
  • What’s in Store for BusinessThe Other Legislative Issues in 2020VIDEO
  • Closing Remarks – VIDEO 

Northern Colorado is one of the state’s most vibrant and livable areas. It is also one of the fastest growing parts of Colorado. The Regional Issues Summit is a forum that will bring attention to some of the larger issues facing Northern Colorado.  The half-day program will feature expert presentations, panel conversations and participant reactions. Business, civic, education and government leaders are invited to attend to help identify possible solutions to the area challenges.

Because…it matters.  NCLA Regional Issues Summit.

Northern Colorado is the epicenter for vibrant economic growth.  But current and looming public policy decisions and regulatory action could have significant economic implications.

Policy decisions matters. A vibrant economy matters.  You matter.

Engage and join the conversation about the policy decisions affecting you, your business, our region and our state. The Regional Issues Summit will feature keynotes and panels of high-level decision makers, experts and business leaders. And you. Join us for the 2019 Regional Issues Summit!

  • Governor Polis will to deliver remarks at the Northern Colorado Regional Issues Summit
  • Panels featuring experts from Colorado on issues that matter to business o
    • Health Care and the “Public Option”
    • Climate, Energy, and Air Quality
    • Moving People and Goods: Next Steps

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