To be more inclusive of surrounding communities, Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce will now go by the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County. The chamber's board of directors announced the name and …
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To be more inclusive of surrounding communities, Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce will now go by the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County.
The chamber's board of directors announced the name and logo change on Sept. 26 at a business after-hours event.
Since its inception in 2000, the chamber has grown to 275 business memberships, representing more than 17,000 employees from Highlands Ranch and its neighbor Lone Tree. The chamber offers networking events, educational programs and resources to help businesses succeed, its website says.
In 2016, when Roxborough's local business association closed, the Highlands Ranch chamber began serving the community of roughly 10,000 people. It continues to serve the 80125 zip code, which covers Sterling Ranch, the new development being built along Titan Road west of Santa Fe Drive and south of Chatfield Reservoir. Commercial properties are beginning to open in the development, according to a media release from the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County.
“With continued growth along the 85 corridor and our existing service to Roxborough, and Sterling Ranch, we felt it was the right time to make a change,” Chairman Tim Lindsey said in the media release. Lindsey owns Bear Mortgage in Greenwood Village.
In addition to the name change, the chamber is rolling out a three-year plan with programs and service initiatives to help its businesses flourish. There will be opportunities for successful companies, small and large, to mentor others and address workforce issues in the area, the media release says.
The new identity excites Andrea LaRew, the chamber's president.
“It's not just about the name,” LaRew said. “We are moving into the future with a focus on a larger sense of community with everything we do. This board is committed to the success of the business community, and the Chamber, and I am excited about the vision they have created.”
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