Being the Voice of Business This week the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee took action on the following bills: HB16-1001 State Contractor Certify Compliance with Equal Pay Laws (Oppose) HB16-1002 Employee Leave Attend Child’s Academic Activities (Oppose) HB16-1020 No Drones Near Airports Or Jails (Oppose) HB16-1114 Repeal Duplicate Reporting Requirements (Support) HB16-1119 Modifies the Number of…

The first class of a newly created program, Hire Me First, begins on Monday, January 11, 2016, for area high school students. The class is held at the Mesa County Workforce Center from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is designed to take students on a journey of career exploration, workplace skill development,…

The mission of the Grand Junction Area Chamber is to promote economic growth and represent business.  To achieve this we operate under the following guiding principles: A Healthy Business Climate Creates a Sustainable Community: We believe that no community can be sustainable and provide services required by its citizens without a healthy business climate that…

As the incoming Chairman of the Chamber’s Board, I am honored to have this exceptional opportunity to serve our business community. As the 2016 Chair, I am looking forward to working even closer with our wonderfully dynamic Chamber team lead by Diane Schwenke, and to continuing the great work of my predecessor, Jeff Franklin. Jeff’s…

As a direct result of the North Star Economic Development Marketing Study, the Chamber will be taking the lead on helping existing businesses grow. Assistance will be provided by the other economic development partners including GJEP and the Business Incubator Center. With funding from Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction, the Chamber will…

Want to have a noticeable presence at the Chamber Annual Banquet, January 29, 2016, the largest gathering of members in all of 2016? Consider being one of our sponsors! While Wells Fargo is our event sponsor, Two Rivers Winery is our wine sponsor, Express Employment Professionals  is our VIP Reception sponsor and Wind River Hotel & Casino…

The battle lines have been drawn and the droids are fired up! The 2016 Chamber Business Plan is a well-coordinated attack on the factors that are keeping the local economy and local businesses from being more successful. The major goals are: Develop a skilled workforce that meets the current and future needs of employers by…

Commercial tar sands mining has come for the first time to the U.S., where U.S. Oil Sands and MCW Energy Group, both Alberta-based companies, have begun producing tar sands from mines literally right next door in eastern Utah. Learn about the new technology that is being employed and how the mining may be impacting our local economy at…

One of the most important things that any high school graduate needs to learn is how to qualify for and succeed at their first job. In Grand Junction, we have many businesses that have what are considered entry level positions in their organizations. For these small business owners choosing their next employee without the benefit…

The Colorado General Assembly convenes on January 13th and the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs convenes their video conference series beginning January 29th. There are still limited opportunities to sponsor these important briefings held at 7:00 AM in the Gallegos Board Room, CMU. For sponsorship details contact Sherri Davis-Hafer (sdavis@gjchamber.org or call her at 970-263-2917). Shown below…

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