What creates more than $417 million of economic impact each and every year in our community? If you know the answer then you may have read the latest CMU Regional Impact Study. Colorado Mesa University with its 9,500 students, a payroll of $43 million and local spending on goods and services of $34 million is…

The Grand Valley region celebrates Economic Development Week May 8-13. 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. Economic developers are charged with generating economic growth, creating better jobs for residents and facilitating an improved quality…

The Chamber and Home Loan/Nationwide are excited to be promoting “JUCO Spirit Week” and hope you and your business will join in the festivities! This national tournament that has been bringing visitors and dollars from across the country to our community for 60 years and it’s important that the business community show it’s support! We…

April 30-May 6, 2017 is Small Business Week, this is a time to celebrate and support small business and the impact that they have on our communities, partnering with the Business Incubator, Downtown Development Authority, Palisade and Fruita Chambers of Commerce we will be “Floating Across the Valley”. May 1st and 2nd we will be…

Without members, the Chamber does not exist. It is the 850 businesses, employing over 37,000 people that give our organization the opportunity to be the business voice and promote economic growth in the Grand Valley. On May 12th, between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, we want to pause and say “Thank You!” with a casual…

The fourth class of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate on May 9th, 6:00 PM at Chez Lena, at WCCC and members are invited to attend and cheer on these newly minted small business owners aged 11 to 18. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from the…

On Wednesday, May 3rd the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel of experts from various Chamber Member Businesses to discuss ADA compliance, as well as the mass filings of ADA litigation, and what they mean for your business. The seminar will start at 7:30 AM, at the Chamber office. Contact…

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…

Our Young Entrepreneurs Academy students will be putting on a Trade Show on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 4-6 PM at Office Max, 925 Independent Avenue. These middle and high school students started the program in October and are now the CEO’s of their own companies . . . get to know them and let…

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,…

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