The Aurora Chamber of Commerce has played no small role in building the prosperity of this growing Colorado town, now representing 12% of the metro Denver population.
Recognized in 2007 by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the city's great places to work -- and by Inc.
Business-education partnerships can often help a community achieve its goals, but the truly successful communities are those that explore the depth and breadth of opportunities such partnerships can bring.
How does the business community actively get engaged in bridging high school students to the world of work – especially when taking into consideration many students graduating high school are ill-prepared for the workplace?
Despite the recent economic downturn, many communities are still looking at a changing job market in the next 5 to 10 years, with middle- and high-skill jobs constituting a majority of the incoming workforce needs.
At Santa Ana Valley High School, the largest and oldest high school in Orange County, California, business and education leaders have a forged a unique partnership to better prepare students for the road ahead after graduation.
While most chambers to date have not actively worked on early childhood education issues in their community, in Richmond, Virginia, the chamber has been doing so for more than a dozen years.