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9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist James Iacino Builds On History, Feeds The Future

Driven by a desire to give back to the community that has supported his family since the founding of Seattle Fish Co. in 1918, James Iacino stands behind his company’s vision of sustainably feeding people and communities. As a third-generation business owner, Iacino worked his way through the company, learning not only the family business, but also living and breathing [...]

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Greg Greenwood Leads Through Service

For Greg Greenwood, leadership starts with serving others. From mentoring youth to building connections for business owners, Greenwood has a knack for bridging gaps and bringing people together to achieve a greater impact. He believes strongly that “all boats will rise together if a purpose greater than ourselves is at the forefront of our actions,” and has put this belief [...]

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Stephanie Donner Empowers Others Through Education And Opportunity

From advocating for communities around Colorado to empowering women in Denver and across the globe, Stephanie Donner leads by “meeting people where they are” to create collaborative, innovative and connected communities. Donner’s career has included a variety of roles that all were inspired by her desire to be a small part of something larger: “When we work together and collaborate [...]

Ten Years Of Giving

This is a time of year that evokes traditions. Gathering of friends and family. A meal shared. And memories made. For one group of Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation alumni that tradition includes giving back. 2006 Impact Denver Class The 2006 class of Impact Denver, the inaugural class, has hosted a giving circle since their class wrapped 10 years ago. [...]

One Leader Finds How She Can Serve

Lindsay Jones Sometimes we just need a little push as we contemplate our next step. For Lindsay Jones that push came when she received a scholarship to be in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s spring 2016 Impact Denver class. Not only did it mean she wouldn’t have to worry about financial strain during the six months of [...]

Trip To Salt Lake Inspires Interest In Bringing Skills, Mentoring Program To Denver

Understanding motivation—why someone makes a certain choice—is not the first step toward creating meaningful social change. Instead, developing the skills needed to change comes first. It was a provocative idea put forth to delegates of the Leadership Exchange last week by Joseph Grenny, the social scientist known for his bestselling book Influence: The New Science of Leading Change. The 165 [...]

Connecting Community Leaders

Leadership is a journey—and it’s one that is never really done. That’s why the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation works to support leaders throughout their careers. The Leadership Foundation provides you with the tools you need to be a successful community leader: knowledge, skills, network and experiences. Elizabeth Norris Part of the success of a civic leader is the community [...]

Leadership Matters

Leadership matters. That’s why the Chamber started its first leadership program over 40 years ago. The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation helps people learn to be great leaders in Colorado — from young college leaders to old people like me — we all have something to learn. You can learn more about the Foundation’s work at Here are a few leadership resources to [...]

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