Blog 2017-03-18T04:40:23+00:00


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9NEWS Leader of the Year Finalist Jodi Rolland Paves the Way for Women and Young People to Succeed

Losing her mother at a young age, Jodi Rolland had to grow up fast. Raised by her three sisters, she realized college would be her ticket to a better life – but, a financial scam that wiped out her savings nearly derailed her plans. Undeterred, those experiences have shaped Rolland’s career and how she makes an impact in the community. [...]

9NEWS Leader of the Year Finalist Joshua Hunt Empowers Others to Find Their Passion

An encounter in 2006 with a man who was experiencing homelessness put Joshua Hunt on a totally different trajectory to start to understand people’s own journeys and to live in curiosity, not judgment. […]

9NEWS Leader of the Year Finalist Priya Burkett Creates Impact through Education

The library has always been a second home to Priya Burkett. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. metro area, she’d head there straight after school – and it opened a new world to her. Now, she’s working to keep libraries and other educational opportunities accessible to all families in Denver. […]

Leadership Foundation Impact Denver class partners with 10 community organizations

Putting their focus on community issues into action, young professionals in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Impact Denver 2018 spring class will help 10 organizations with community impact projects. Impact Denver is one of the Leadership Foundation’s seven programs aimed at building strong community-minded leaders. Participants get an introduction to civic and business issues, learn from local leaders and [...]

Mentoring the Next Generation

Everyone needs outside eyes to solve problems and I love having the opportunity to be that person,” said Dan Kobler, partner at Campfire Digital and a current member of the Leadership Denver (LD) 2018 class. Dan had the opportunity to be that person for Paul Hunter, a student leader at Regis University, this past fall through the Colorado Leadership Alliance [...]

Learnings from LEX: The Apprenticeship Model

For the first time in 27 years, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation went intercontinental to Munich, Germany, for Leadership Exchange (LEX), taking 130-plus Denver metro area business leaders to explore innovations happening in another community and bring those best practices home. On this trip, delegates focused in on workforce readiness and Germany’s apprenticeship model. “The apprenticeship model, while not [...]

LEX From A Student Leader’s Eyes

When the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation invited me to be the student participant on the Munich Leadership Exchange (LEX), I was surprised and overwhelmed with excitement, yet nervous. I was going to spend nearly a week with a select group of Colorado’s most exceptional business and civic leaders. Just a month before LEX, I met with my mentors to [...]

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