Mesa County recently became the first and so far, only county in the State of Colorado to receive ACT Workforce Ready Certification. The foundation of a community’s certification is based at the county level—across the current, transitioning, and emerging workforce—on individuals earning and employers recognizing the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™. The ACT NCRC is…

The Summer Youth Employment and Enrichment Fair was held on March 16, 2017 at Grand Junction High School.  It was the 5th year of the event, and there were 32 businesses and organizations that offered enrichment activities for elementary and middle school students, and employment opportunities for high school students.  The Fair was a huge…

As small business owners, we are concerned about our employees. It isn’t just the fact that these employees are essential to our business success. These are people that work side by side with us building the company, servicing customers and more. Oftentimes we wish we could do more for these special individuals, especially as group…

“Just because you don’t take interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.”  This observation, sometimes attributed to the Greek statesman Pericles, rings true: Whether we’re paying attention or not, government has a say in many of our business and non-business affairs. One way to exercise some control is at…

The Chamber’s first Quarterly Membership Luncheon of 2017 on March 20th will feature a candidate forum with the seven Grand Junction City Council Candidates, sponsored by Beckner & Hurd, LLC and Conquest Developments, LLC.  The luncheon will also feature awards to expanding businesses. If you are a business that has grown in the past 12…

During the last week of February close to 50 members of the Grand Junction Chamber Board of Directors, Governmental Affairs Committee and Mesa County Leadership Class spent two days at the State Capitol learning about issues facing the state from members of the General Assembly and the Governor’s Cabinet. But long before that the Chamber…

Ashley Sroufe, Branch Supervisor for ANB Bank’s Patterson location had lived in the Grand Valley and was already involved in her community through service on the Board of Child and Migrant Services and as a member of the Palisade Chamber. What value did she see in committing to over 60 hours of training through the…

Our many volunteers are already out on the streets hand delivering the 2017 Business Directory and membership materials to our almost 1,000 members. These include a new window sticker, insert for the membership plaque and the 2017 business directory. Please welcome them to your business and share your thoughts on how the Chamber can better…

Chamber members and the members of the public are invited to attend the Investor Panel Presentations of this year’s budding CEOs on Tuesday, April 4th, 6:00 PM at the Marriott Courtyard. For the first time these middle and high school students will be publicly pitching their companies to a panel of investors composed of this…

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 other community organizations to offer a unique opportunity…

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