June 17, 2020

Chamber Connects and Business Briefings: unpacking the resources and info you need right now

A quick note about our events

We’re doing our part to keep our community safe. Rest assured we are working behind the scenes to expand our educational, networking, and business support programs into virtual platforms. We continue to closely monitor the evolving pandemic and its impact on our signature and networking events. Under Governor Polis’s guidelines, it clearly states that there be “no gathering over 10 people”. Until this changes, we will refrain from any and all physical gatherings of members for the purpose of networking or updating our members on our program of work. All events through June 30 will be delivered in a virtual format.

We’re here to help you build your recovery plan

Accessing the tools, information, and resources you need right now is critical. The good news is that there are a ton of business resources available. So many, in fact, that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We’re partnering with local businesses and community leaders to unpack all the info and help you make informed decisions. Join us for one, some, or all of our virtual Chamber Connects and Business Briefings.

Chamber Connects

Can’t join us for our real-time conversations? Take a listen to our recent Chamber Connect discussions:

  • Thursday, April 9 | Update on PPP loan processing and the SBA Interim Final Rule
    Featuring panelists from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and Stockman Kast Ryan + Co.
    Listen here
  • Thursday, April 16 | Leading during an economic disruption
    Featuring David Hudnut, Center for Creative Leadership; Hillary Reed, Leadership Pikes Peak; Chris Cipoletti, Pioneer Fund; Dr. Barb Hughson, Leadership Dance; and Bob Kittridge, Focus Point Solutions
  • Thursday, April 30 | Innovation in the workplace during an economic disruption 
    Featuring James Baker, Baker & King Security Services, LLC; Laddie Blaskowski, Business Truths Consulting; Dave Varnum, CF&O; Dave Koscove, Colorado Industrial Recycling; Rodney Gullatte, Jr., Firma IT Solutions & Services; Dorothy Silvanic, Home Care Assistance of El Paso County; Erik VanHorn, Outside the Bread Box; Randy Geving, Six & Geving Insurance; and Rahul Kasat, Titan Robotics
    Listen here
  • Thursday, May 7 | Safer at work: mitigating employer liability 
    Featuring Julia Paris, attorney, Employers Council
    Listen here | Download Julia’s presentation here 
  • Thursday, May 14 | Know the signs: protecting your family’s mental health during the pandemic 
    Featuring Dr. Laura Anthony, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Thursday, May 21 | Back to work: job search strategies in a virtual world
    Featuring Richard A Gagne, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center; Kevin Kokinda, Resumedics Career Strategies & Solutions; Sarah Silva, T-Mobile; Dr. Meghan Stidd, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business; and Al Maxwell, Pikes Peak Work Force Center
    Listen here
  • Thursday, June 4 | Mitigating employer liability as we return to work: part 2
    Featuring Gary M. Kramer, employment attorney
    Listen here
  • Thursday, June 11 | Why connectivity is key to COVID-19 resilience
    Featuring Ryan Trujillo, City of Colorado Springs, and Sarah Meuli, Scott Hite, and Andrew Cole from Verizon.
    Listen here | Download handout here

Business Briefings

  • Thursday, April 16 | Maintaining your mental health during an economic disruption
    Featuring Dr. Joe Wehrman, UCCS, and Dr. James Garafalo, ViewPoints Psychotherapy
    Listen here
  • Tuesday, June 16 | Securing capital for your business 
    Featuring Chris Cipoletti, Pioneer Fund, and Scott Van Ness, UCCS College of Business
    Listen here

COS Live

Interested in more conversations like this? Follow our COS Live Facebook page in partnership with Support the Springs for tips on surviving and thriving during the stay-at-home order. Local experts share insights on mindfulness practices, at-home workouts, virtual cooking and cocktail classes, and much more.