Originally shared in the B:CIVIC newsletter on 11.2.2021.
Reflecting on the 2021 B:CIVIC Summit
Thank you to the more than 350 professionals who joined us at the 2021 B:CIVIC Summit | Act to Achieve. We hope you walked away inspired, energized and with an expanded toolkit of best practices to advance your work in social responsibility. The local and national thought leaders that joined the Summit challenged us to think differently about how to tell our story, encouraged us to develop cross-industry partnerships to drive impact and inspired a sustainability movement.
A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors, Delta Dental of Colorado and VF Corporation.
As a reminder, attendees have access to the 14 recordings on the platform until Nov. 25. Access the sessions here.
Don’t forget to take our brief three-minute survey by Nov. 5. Survey respondents have the opportunity to win the grand prize.
Thank you to our chairs: Andrea Miller of Delta Dental of Colorado and Liz Gardner of Xcel Energy.
Thank you to our committee members: Micah Gurard-Levin of Liberty Global, Meredith Hintze of COPIC, Matt Kaspari of Kaspo Inc., Brian Kurth of Revere Software, Paula McClain of Black Pearl Marketing, Laura Roese, Terri Taylor of First Western Trust and Shanda Vangas of Fourth Wave Strategies.
Join Us at an Upcoming Event
Virtual Small Biz Quarterly Roundtable
Nov. 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Small Business B:CIVIC Members
Join B:CIVIC’s small and entrepreneurial business members for our “Small Biz” affinity group. This group holds quarterly conversations on issues of particular interest to smaller companies and solo practitioners who recognize doing good is also good for business. This roundtable is intended for companies with 100 employees or less.
The Civic 50 Colorado 2021 Honoree Announcement
Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Community Events
Join us in celebrating the top Colorado companies setting the standard for civic engagement by using their time, talent and resources to drive social impact in their company and community with CSR Solutions of Colorado.
The 2021 Honoree Event will celebrate community leaders, provide valuable benchmarking data, and spotlight opportunities for companies of all sizes to engage with The Civic 50 Colorado in 2022.
Words Matter: Crafting an Authentic Public Statement in Response to Issues and Current Events
Nov. 10, 1 – 2 p.m. | Community Events
Issues of racism, climate justice, protest, tragedy and other social and political events are no longer the domain of the social sector alone. Increasingly, consumers and employees demand companies respond to and use public platforms to invite transparency and accountability into their actions. But performative, formulaic and tone-deaf responses are more damaging than staying silent. Join Barefoot PR for this workshop, which is designed to help professionals guide their companies through the do’s and don’ts of crafting an authentic public statement.
CSR Peer Roundtable
Nov. 18, Noon – 1 p.m. | For-Profit B:CIVIC Members
The CSR peer roundtable hosted by Twilio is a peer-advisory group for professionals with B:CIVIC member companies to engage in CSR-related conversations.
Leadership in Action: Panel and Networking
Dec. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Panel, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking | B:CIVIC Members and Leadership Foundation Alumni
Colorado is a leader in social responsibility. Organizations are advancing the way they support employees, engaging with the community and advocating for the biggest social and justice issues of our time. Leaders are stepping up to take action to make meaningful change and deliver value through purpose driven organizations.
Navigating complex social issues, finding a meaningful role, working effectively with partners and mobilizing stakeholders is a journey that takes commitment and skills to make effective social change. It takes true leadership to make it happen.
Join Denver leaders from Comcast, Denver Parks and Recreation and Food Bank of the Rockies for an honest conversation on leadership, effective social change, action and how organizations can use their brand for good.
Join Us in Welcoming the New Leader of the Metro Denver EDC
Raymond H. Gonzales Will Join the Chamber Family on Dec. 1.
The new executive vice president of the Denver Metro Chamber and president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is Raymond H. Gonzales, current county manager of Adams County.
Ray brings more than 24 years of senior level experience encompassing nearly every level of government administration. He also served as president and CEO of the Brighton Economic Development Corporation and has worked with three different governors of both parties.
B:CIVIC and the Metro Denver EDC are part of the Denver Metro Chamber family of organizations. Ray will oversee the Metro Denver EDC in its work to unite more than 70 communities in the nine-county Metro Denver region to promote economic prosperity. He will officially start his new role Dec. 1.