For immediate release  September 28, 2016  Grand Junction ED Partners Garner Awards from International ED Organization  Efforts by the Economic Development Partners, specifically the Grand Junction Area Chamber, Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the Business Incubator Center to highlight resources available to help create jobs locally were recognized for excellence yesterday, September 27th at the…

In spite of objections raised by members of the business community nationwide including this Chamber, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized updated overtime rules in May and all businesses will be expected to comply beginning December 1, 2016. While key provisions are shown below there are still a lot of questions about how to apply…

Every once in a while, the staff at your Grand Junction Chamber and I have a slight difference of opinion on what topic I should cover in the “Chairman’s Column.” This month was one of those times that we were not 100% in sync. I wanted to start talking about the Banquet (yes, it is…

The Chamber’s Board Nominating Committee met and is presenting a slate of directors who will be appointed to serve a four-year term on the Board with approval from the members. They are shown below: Ryan Ellington – Edward Jones Investments Chris Higgins – StarTek USA, Inc. Matthew Rosenberg – RoseCap Investment Advisors, LLC Stacey Stewart – KKCO – NBC…

The legal challenge to the Grand Valley Drainage District fee by the Chamber and Mesa County continues to wind its way through the court system. A meeting was held with the new judge in the case, Judge Timbreza, late last month and a trial date was set for early June, 2017. It is the hope…

As this newsletter goes to print, the Colorado Secretary of State continues to review petitions and certify measures for the November ballot. Shown below are business related ballot measures that have already been certified for the ballot that the Chamber has taken positions on: Amendment 71 Increasing Requirements for Constitutional Amendments (Raise the Bar) – Chamber Supports…

Energy Briefing September 2016 Mark your calendars for the September 14th Energy Briefing, 12:00 PM at the Workforce Center featuring Kelly Flennekin, Xcel Energy. Kelly, the Area Manager, Community & Local Government Affairs at Xcel Energy, will speak about the plans at Xcel to assure our future energy needs are met in the region. She…

As countless membership surveys have found, the Business Showcase is one of the most beneficial business events that the Chamber offers. And this annual event happens on October 25th, 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Two Rivers Convention Center. Here are the top reasons you should exhibit: This event is not only open to Chamber…

The Chamber shines the spotlight on new members twice a year during a networking event called the New Member Showcase. Our next event will be held on Thursday, September 15th under the “big top” in the Chamber parking lot from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and will feature businesses that have joined the Chamber since…

September has arrived and with it comes the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament, an interstellar event, on September 30th sponsored this year by Shaw Construction and Caliber Home Loans. Are you golfing with the “rise and shine” bunch or the “out to lunch and not coming back” group? We still have limited space available in both…

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