150 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chamber

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Putting money back in your wallet: In 1901, the Chamber investigated the Denver Gas and Electric Company franchise and asked for a reduction in gas and electricity rates, which saved Denver $140,000.

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The Chamber helped secure air mail services for Denver in 1931.

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Putting money back in your wallet: In 1901, the Chamber investigated the Denver Gas and Electric Company franchise and asked for a reduction in gas and electricity rates, which saved Denver $140,000.

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Crime prevention by your local Chamber of Commerce: In 1984, the Chamber launched a crime awareness campaign urging for a “Townwatch” program in which metro area employees were instructed by Chamber volunteers what to do when they spot a potential crime.

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The Chamber sent $1,091.65 to the governor of Kansas for flood sufferers in 1903.

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In 1999 the Chamber found summer internships for 250 at-risk high school through the Youth at Work Program.

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The Chamber continues to focus on educational and career training for youth today through its Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative.

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In 1985, the Chamber’s research office answered over 1,500 phone calls, saw over 300 visitors and sent out over 400 pieces of mail on average each month.

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More than 5,000 businesses were served by the Chamber’s Small Business Profit Center in its first year in 1987.

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In 2007, 20 years since the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center was founded, they had served more than 10,000 clients.

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We help you network and connect your business. Last year alone we helped generate $39 million in member-to-member business leads.

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