FAQs – Membership

Why should I join CWCC?

For more than 33 years, CWCC has been a vital part of the Colorado business community. Our mission is to provide women opportunities that better our community and economy, help women grow their businesses and their careers; ultimately finding success in work and in life.

Joining CWCC is an effective business strategy. A national survey* of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., is a chamber board member), consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.

* The study was conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm. It was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), in cooperation with the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

Additional benefits of joining:

  • Network with organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies
  • Access to 435 members and 1800 individuals from those member organizations
  • Access to development opportunities for business and career growth
  • Your not just part of a chamber, but part of a movement for women in business

What’s the difference between CWCC and other chambers?

We like to say we are “transformational, versus transactional.” We focus on supporting this for women and those that identify as women in three ways:

  • Relationships: While we are a business organization and encourage our members to do business with one another, the way a lot of women do business is different. A lot of women are relationship focused and want to do business with someone they trust and know first. They also like to have options.
  • Our culture: CWCC is comprised primarily of professional women from different backgrounds who focus on how they can support and partner with one another.
  • Development Opportunities:  In order to change the statistics around women in business, we work to provide programs, education, advocacy, resources, and tools that will support the growth and advancement of women business owners and women advancing in careers. We also build networking opportunities into our programs and events for more intimate interactions.

How does joining CWCC help me as a small business owner?

More than half of CWCC members are small business owners. Small businesses represent the largest segment of our membership. The national study*indicates that chamber membership has consistent and powerful benefits for small business members. If respondents know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:

  • 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating
  • 73% increase in consumer awareness
  • 68% increase in its local reputation
  • 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future

Join us today by completing our online membership application or contact our staff at info@cwcc.org or 303.458.0220.

Can men join CWCC?

Yes. CWCC has grown to be one of the largest women’s chambers in the country by being inclusive – men are not only members, but part of our leadership.

Who are the members?

CWCC has a broad-base of members representing more than 400 Denver businesses and 1,000 members ranging in size, revenue, industry and strategic focus. Our members range from presidents and CEOs to small business owners, from large corporations to small non-profit organizations.

jon the ranks of other women in business by completing our online membership application or contact our staff at info@cwcc.org or 303.458.0220.

How do I join?

Joining CWCC is easy! Simply complete our online membership application or contact our staff at info@cwcc.org or 303.458.0220.

What if I don’t have time to participate?

Please consider sending another company representative or representatives, who may want to participate any of in our professional development programs and events. Regardless of participation, CWCC is a voice for women in business and your membership supports our mission.