Colorado’s Premier Business Advocacy Group Adds Two Prominent Heads of Area Chambers of Commerce
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DENVER (February 8, 2017) – Vital for Colorado, a coalition of business, civic and economic development leaders dedicated to promoting the benefits of energy production in Colorado, announced the addition of Kevin Hougen, President and CEO of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and Wade Frisbie, Co-Chair of the Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, to its board of directors.
While Vital for Colorado boasts nearly 60,000 coalition members, its board of directors, comprised of business, agricultural and legal leaders, drives the agenda for the organization.
“We’re fortunate to have an engaged and diverse board of directors representing a broad spectrum of businesses and industries,” Vital for Colorado Chairman Peter Moore said. “With these latest additions, we can expand our coalition and further amplify the Colorado voices supporting responsible energy development.”
“The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented membership organization that serves as the leading business voice in the Eastern Metro area,” said Hougen. “For our members, we seek to provide access, advocacy, and influence, and working in partnership with Vital for Colorado, whose work in the energy advocacy space on behalf of business is unparalleled, is a tremendous opportunity we’re excited to seize upon.”
“We see the energy sector as a major driver of Colorado jobs and our economy,” said Frisbie. “The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce was founded on a platform of providing opportunities for our LGBT community and its businesses so partnering with Vital for Colorado will highlight the industry’s support of our community and build upon those opportunities.”
Vital for Colorado is a broad coalition of business, civic and economic development leaders along with thousands of Coloradans from across the state. Its mission is to support and promote the benefits of energy production in Colorado, highlight energy resource extraction as a critical part of Colorado’s state economy, and support a rational, well-regulated, and competitive regulatory environment which allows energy production in the state to thrive responsibly.
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