John Harpole, Mercator Energy, is no stranger to regular attendees of the Chamber’s Energy Briefing series. He has presented on several issues over time and on April 12th, 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel he will provide an update on the natural gas markets and current state of LNG exports.  Harpole, Mercator’s founder and owner, managed natural gas purchasing requirements for General Electric facilities located throughout the United…

The first quarter of 2017 is history and it is time to review what progress has been made on implementing the strategies of the Chamber’s 2017 Business Plan. Highlights include: Recruiting companies and students to participate in a pilot apprenticeship program for high school students through collaboration with CareerWise Colorado and local workforce development partners…

The Chamber June Quarterly Membership Meeting will feature a presentation on Colorado Mesa University by President Tim Foster. CMU is more than a university. It is an economic engine that has a $417 million impact on the local economy and meets the number one need of existing and new businesses–a qualified workforce. Learn more about…

This year Mother Nature appears to have forgotten that “April showers bring May flowers,” as we seem to have skipped straight from winter into late spring weather. It’s only the middle of March as I write this, yet trees are budding and flowers are blooming all over the Grand Valley. Regardless of when it comes,…

John Harpole, Mercator Energy, is no stranger to regular attendees of the Chamber’s Energy Briefing series. He has presented on several issues over time and on April 12th, 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel. John will discuss a recently completed update to study he authored in 2014 for GJEP and the Unconventional Fuels Center at…

The Colorado General Assembly has passed the halfway point and as someone wryly commented recently, “it’s all uphill from here” with a budget to be passed and over 400 bills still alive and kicking. The Chamber’s Annual Legislative Wrap Up Breakfast, sponsored by Home Loan Insurance/Nationwide, Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:30 AM at the Clarion Inn…

The Grand Valley region will kick off our Economic Development Week May 7th-13th. Economic Development Week was created by The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in commemoration of its 90-year anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. The goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that…

Have you ever visited the soup kitchen? Spent time at the Persigo Water Plant? Taken an escorted hike with the BLM to learn how they manage our public lands? Had dinner in Denver with the House Minority Leader? If you can say “yes” to all these questions, then you are most likely a graduate of…

Without members, there is no Chamber of Commerce in Grand Junction. It is your investment and your involvement that makes us a viable voice for business and promoter of economic growth. We hope you know we are grateful 365 days a year for your support but on May 12th we want to say thank you…

Air Service. The Air Service Task Force has morphed into a stand-alone 501c6, the Grand Junction Regional Air Service Alliance. The change allows the entity to fundraise in order to supply revenue guarantees for new service if needed. It also establishes a board of directors but does allow for an unlimited number of ex-officio members…

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