The Chamber Board adopted a new guiding principle in April to reflect our organization’s long-term commitment to CMU 20,000, an effort to rally 5,000 community supporters around growing Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students. With an economic impact of over $450 million annually, today CMU could be even more impactful as it grows by strengthening…

As this newsletter is being printed, parties on both sides of the dispute regarding the Grand Valley Drainage District levying of a fee on all residents and businesses within its boundaries are preparing for trial. Judge Timbreza on May 17th, executed a court order denying the GVDD request and the Chamber/Mesa County response and request…

On June 3rd, American Airlines begins direct service to LAX from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Saturday flights may not be ideal for business travelers but using this direct flight for part of a roundtrip ticket to your business appointments can save time and money. It may also serve as an incentive to American Airlines…

As you may have read in the newspaper or seen on the news, the Chamber—in partnership with Colorado Mesa University—is launching a major skilled workforce and economic development initiative. We’re calling it “CMU 20,000”: the goal is to boost CMU’s student enrollment to 15,000 students, and to engage 5,000 business and community supporters. This month’s…

School is out for the summer but businesses don’t take a summer vacation. In fact, if things are slowing down a bit in your business this is the ideal time to engage in some networking activities to build your client and referral base. The Chamber has multiple opportunities for you to utilize this month: Quarterly…

Sunrise Seminars, a series of no cost learning opportunities for small businesses is sponsored by Home Loan/Nationwide Insurance and takes place the first Wednesday of each month at the Chamber except July. Registrations are encouraged for planning purposes and shown below is our schedule of topics for the remainder of the year: June 7th: Marketing…

The Chamber is pleased to announce that Shaw Construction will be the named sponsor of the Chamber’s annual golf tournament which will be played in two flights on Friday, September 22nd at the Golf Club on Redlands Mesa. If you are interested in being recognized as a name sponsor with Shaw, please reach out to…

The following companies recently invested in the Chamber, demonstrating strong support of the Chamber’s efforts to drive the region’s economy. Balloons Plus 2695 Patterson Rd Ste 14 Grand Junction, CO 81506 Steve Katz – (970) 628-1025 www.balloonsplusgj.com Party Supplies/Party Planning Service Clubhouse 2325 2325 W Ridges Blvd Grand Junction, CO 81507 Butch Miller – (970)…

Any of our committee members, who have been fortunate to attend a meeting over the lunch hour since the beginning of the year, have been the beneficiaries of a new program the Chamber is using to showcase our catering companies to potential customers. Our April caterer, Buffalo Wild Wings, provided an assortment of chicken wings,…

Close to 40 businesses or social enterprises have been launched with your help in the past four years through your support of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year….

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