FORT COLLINS — The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its "Moving Fort Collins Forward" campaign goal, raising $357,412.

The campaign kicked off on Sept. 5 with the goal of raising $350,000. Money raised during the campaign will fund programs for small business success, job creation and public policy.

The initiative was executed by 50 volunteers from 12 different companies.

"People are busy and the economy is still tough, but it's clear that the business community wants an effective, properly funded chamber of commerce," said David May, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce.