The inception of the Commerce City Chamber of Commerce came after City Manager Brian McBroom and resident Debra Bullock began talks in 2015. The first organizational meeting for the group was held by Michael Scanlon in July 2016. Committee members were Michael Scanlon, Debra Bullock, Maria Gonzalez, Michelle Claymore, Phil Wilson, Gary Ulam, Janet Union, Venus Howard, Gary Ruby, Debra Eggleston, John Barrett, William Lawrence and Jimmy Burds. The committee met monthly and organized a kick-off event at KeyBank in November 2016.
Within the next year, the group obtained 501(c)6 status, developed bylaws and a membership structure, launched a website and was donated its first office space by Phil Wilson. The group elected its first Board of Directors -- TH Mack, Phil Wilson, Debra Bullock, Maria Gonzalez, Janet Union. Michael Scanlon was named Membership Director and Yolanda Gotier was hired as the organization’s first employee in charge of administration tasks. The organization grew quickly as the group established its Centennial Club, which consisted of the first 100 members which helped fund and establish the Chamber prior to offering full memberships. Thanks to Dick Sporting Goods Park, the group celebrated both its first and second annual business meetings in 2017 and 2018.
In February 2019, the Chamber moved its office to 32599 E. 104th Ave., Suite 550 and later moved to 13611 East 104th Avenue, Suite 700 in an office share location. Michael Scanlon left the organization to pursue other interests. Debra Bullock took over as manager of the Chamber and Yolanda Gotier began working member services. In March 2019, June Younger was hired as the Chamber’s coordinator in charge of social media and administrative duties. Rene’ Bullock was appointed by the board as the Executive Director in December 2019 starting his role in January 2020 as Debra moved on to other duties with the Chamber.
The Commerce City Chamber is comprised of business networking, marketing opportunities, leadership development, business advocacy, fun events and more. Membership helps build your own business and the community. We look forward to welcoming you into the Commerce City Chamber of Commerce and helping your business grow.
The Commerce City Chamber of Commerce (4C) is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation. We launched November 10, 2016. We were formed through the efforts of an all-volunteer Organizing Committee. We are forever indebted to the Centennial Club, the first 100 companies who signed onto the idea of a Chamber of Commerce in Commerce City and made it a reality.
The Commerce City Chamber of Commerce will engage, educate, and advocate for the business community and Commerce City.
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