Inspiration and innovation can occur anywhere, even on a bicycle headed to your favorite fishing hole.  That is where Brayden Kelley, a 13-year-old who attends Redlands Middle School realized how difficult it is to balance a fishing pole and a tackle box while on two wheels.  From there Practical Tackle, a new Grand Junction area…

The March 2016 issue of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership newsletter is now available. In This Issue: Brayden Kelley, Practical Tackle Represents Community at YEA! Competition Watch a “Shark Tank” Experience in Grand Junction! March Energy Briefing Features Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Association Chairman’s Column – March 2016 Chamber Hosts Tech…

Chamber members and the public are invited to attend the Investor Panel presentations of this year’s budding CEOs on Tuesday, March 15th, 6:00 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott. For the first time, these middle and high school students will be publicly pitching their companies to a panel of investors composed of this year’s program…

Dan Haley, the President and CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association is the featured speaker for the Chamber’s next Energy Briefing March 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Prior to assuming his position Haley served as editorial page editor for the Denver post and as a media consultant including a…

It is hard to believe how quickly this year seems to be flying by. The Annual Banquet is already behind us, energy briefings are underway, we have a number of ribbon cuttings under our belt and as I write this, the legislative trip is just days away. Although these events are just part of what…

The Chamber, in collaboration with Launch WestCO, is hosting the organization’s monthly Beer and Business session in March. Part of the agenda for this gathering, besides the normal networking, will be to ask a series of questions of participants related to their industry sector needs in order to grow. LAUNCH WestCO is a new initiative out…

Why would someone want to devote one day a month for ten months to participate in the Mesa County Leadership program? Here is what a few past participants have to say about their experiences. “The leadership class was an amazing personal and professional experience.  I walked away with a deeper understanding of our community, our…

Our many volunteers are already out on the streets hand delivering the 2016 Business Directory and membership materials to our almost 1,000 members. These include a new window sticker, insert for the membership plaque and the 2016 Business Directory. Please welcome them to your business and share your thoughts on how the Chamber can better…

The Chamber’s next Quarterly Membership Luncheon will be on Monday, March 21st, 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. The keynote will be an update on Mesa County Valley School District 51 and their efforts to fundamentally transform learning for the Valley’s students. The Chamber will once again be recognizing businesses in the Grand…

What Will Your Kids Do Over Summer Vacation? Time spent learning translates into a better prepared workforce and the Mesa County Business Education Foundation (MCBEF) is committed to helping identify and support community initiatives that offer opportunities for learning outside the classroom and/or on the job. With that in mind, the Foundation has teamed with…

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