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…

Want to learn more about the local candidates and their views on business? Then look no further than the Chamber’s Voter Guide which is now available online.  Ballots will be mailed the week of March 13th and must be returned by election day, April 4, 2017.  We urge all Chamber members to vote and encourage…

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…

The Colorado General Assembly convenes on January 11th and the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs convenes their video conference series beginning January 17th. The venue has moved to the Chamber’s lower level conference room and all members in addition to our Governmental Affairs Committee are welcome to attend. Our thanks to the following sponsors of these sessions:…

The Colorado General Assembly convenes on January 13th and the Chamber is gearing up to be the voice of business at the State Capitol in 2017. Our videoconference series which offers real time opportunities to discuss issues with our state delegation begins January 17th and will be held at the Chamber offices in the lower…

Last week, a Texas federal District Court placed a temporary nationwide injunction blocking implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule scheduled to go into effect on December 1. Responding to lawsuits filed by 21 states and a coalition of business groups, the court found that Congress intended for exempt status to be based on an employee’s…

Confused about whether Amendment 71 is about minimum wage or tobacco taxes? Want to learn more about the local candidates and their views on business? Then look no further than the Chamber’s Voter Guide which is now available online. Mail in ballots will be arriving around mid-October and we urge all members to vote and…

As this newsletter goes to print, the Colorado Secretary of State continues to review petitions and certify measures for the November ballot. Shown below are business related ballot measures that have already been certified for the ballot that the Chamber has taken positions on: Amendment 71 Increasing Requirements for Constitutional Amendments (Raise the Bar) – Chamber Supports…

The Chamber’s next Quarterly Membership Luncheon, sponsored by ANB Bank is Monday, September 19th at the Grand Vista Hotel. Candidates for the two Mesa County Commissioner seats will be on hand to share their perspectives on business issues in the community. Confirmed to attend are: District 1 Candidates John Justman (incumbent) R Mel Mulder D…

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