“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.” That’s a classic line spoken by Bill Murray’s deadpan character in one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day. For those of you who haven’t seen (or can’t remember) that gem of a film, it follows…

The Chamber’s 24th Annual trip to the State Capitol will be on February 23rd-24th and will feature briefings with members of the Governor’s cabinet along with an informal dinner typically attended by up to one third of the Colorado General Assembly. Shown below is the tentative schedule for the trip.  Space is limited and reservations…

One election cycle has just concluded but another has already begun. The City of Grand Junction general election will take place on April 4th with mail ballots distributed in mid-March. There will be four of the seven city council seats decided along with two ballot issues. The Chamber has slated a Candidate Forum for city…

The Trump Administration has made it clear that energy development will be viewed more favorably than in the previous administration but what does that really mean for energy development in Western Colorado? Christopher Guith, senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute) will kick off…

Jeff Lundgren, Chief Health Care and Immigration Lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and John Gonzales, Director of the South/Southwest Region, U.S. Chamber will keynote the Chamber’s Healthcare Summit slated for Wednesday, March 8th at the DoubleTree Hotel. A key issue during the 2016 Presidential Campaign, health care reform discussions will likely be in…

The Fuse Summit, a collaborative industry conference hosted by the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance and Launch will be held on February 23rd and 24th and will feature sessions on manufacturing, outdoor recreation and tech entrepreneurship. Sponsored by Alpine Bank and the Mesa County Workforce Center the intent of the conference is to bring together these…

Students and their parents who have an interest in being part of the first Career Wise apprenticeship class are urged to make time to visit with participating employers between the hours of 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on February 16th at the Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road. CareerWise will give students accepted…

We know it is only February but time moves quickly and summer will be here in the blink of an eye. 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…

It’s an honor to serve as your Chamber’s 2017 Chairman of the Board. I’m grateful to last year’s chair, Matthew Breman, for his talented and resourceful leadership of the Chamber. I feel a debt of gratitude to leaders like Matthew—and the many men and women who served before him as chair—for being great stewards of…

The Chamber is “charting a course” for fun, excitement, mystery and (maybe) romance on Friday, January 27th at Two Rivers Convention Center. Who else will be “on deck”? What will be some of those onboard items that just have to be bought before someone else snatches them up at the silent and live auction? Which…

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