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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 denverleadership.org. Here are a few leadership resources to inspire and encourage as [...]

2017-03-17T16:27:50-06:00April 18th, 2016|

Dr. Ryan Ross Announced As The 2016 9NEWS Leader Of The Year

The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation program alumni have cast their votes and selected Dr. Ryan Ross, dean of Student Development and Retention with the Community College of Denver, as the 2016 9NEWS Leader of the Year. Dr. Ryan Ross with 9NEWS anchor Gregg Moss Ross has committed his career to advocating for education equity in Colorado. As dean of Student Development and Retention [...]

2017-03-17T16:35:40-06:00March 8th, 2016|

How A Student Leader Is Using Her Voice To Fight For Social Justice

For Neda Kikhia what matters most is simple: it’s all about the community. Neda Kikhia The University of Denver senior was recently named the 2016 Student Leader of the Year by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation at the Colorado Leadership Alliance summit in January. With her involvement in Public Achievement, the Pioneer Leadership Program and multiple organizations at DU, [...]

2017-03-17T16:38:07-06:00February 16th, 2016|

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Lafferty Helps Families Find A Place To Call Home

One of Heather Lafferty’s favorite places is her home. In the Denver metro area Lafferty, executive director and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, is bringing communities together to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home. Under Lafferty’s direction, Habitat’s housing production has tripled in comparison to the previous two decades. Not only does Habitat serve 600 local families, but [...]

2017-03-17T16:50:53-06:00February 2nd, 2016|

9NEWS Leader Of The Year Finalist Mitchel Connecting Vets With Community

Visionary, veteran and “militant” fundraiser, Michael Mitchel, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1 executive director and commander, is bridging the gap between veterans and the community. “VFW Post 1 creates a place where veterans are never alone. There is camaraderie among the members,” Mitchel said. “Personally, what I am most proud of is how members step in for each other and for people [...]

2017-03-17T16:43:48-06:00February 2nd, 2016|