November is the traditional time to reflect on what we are thankful for. One thing we are always thankful for is our members. When some of them were struggling just to survive others stepped in and supported them any way they could. When people were suffering our nonprofit community rose to the task. Organizations in the Broomfield area have been there for each other, from the largest multinational down to the newest solopreneur.
Let’s face it, the last 18 months have been tough. Now, with widespread vaccination levels in the area, people’s comfort level in being out supporting the local economy and pent-updemand for goods and services, companies are looking for ways to reach potential customers and workforce. One of our key collaborators throughout this time has been the Broomfield Workforce Center. We are so thankful for their work supporting the abruptly laid off workers in early 2020, to helping companies find employees in late 2021. Their innovative programs to help people gain new skills as the job market changes is going to be key moving forward.
Another key partner of ours throughout this year has been the City and County of Broomfield. From the Economic Vitality Department, Public Health, to the Parks and Recreation department, they have been there to support our mission. CCOB knows that the key to a thrivingcommunity is strong connections between local government, for profit, and the nonprofit organizations. They have been there for both organizations, and individuals throughout this trying time.
While our members are the reason we exist, the group we are most thankful for is the staff and volunteers that allow us to provide connections so that organizations and people can grow in whatever role they have and improve the community. The Chamber staff works countless hours, many times with not near enough appreciation, to help others to find opportunities for growth. But as hard as this team of three works, there is absolutely no way that we could do what we do without the support of our volunteers. Like most nonprofits, we rely on the help and support of many people who give their Time, Talent, and/or Treasure to help ussucceed. Our Board is there to guide us and provide direction and support, and our Ambassadorsare the best cheerleading squad in the state. Even those who volunteer for a single shift once a year at Broomfield Days or Taste It, you are the support that allows us to move forward every day.
To everyone that has been a member, volunteered for an event, sponsored a program, or even said positive things about the Chamber online, thank you for your support!
Sam Taylor, President/CEO