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…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber with the support of Home Loan Insurance and Nationwide is looking to “up our game” when it comes to showing business support for this national tournament that has been bringing visitors and dollars from across the country to our community for 60 years. We are seeking “business boosters” that are…

Mesa County recently became the first and so far, only county in the State of Colorado to receive ACT Workforce Ready Certification. The foundation of a community’s certification is based at the county level—across the current, transitioning, and emerging workforce—on individuals earning and employers recognizing the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™. The ACT NCRC is…

The Summer Youth Employment and Enrichment Fair was held on March 16, 2017 at Grand Junction High School.  It was the 5th year of the event, and there were 32 businesses and organizations that offered enrichment activities for elementary and middle school students, and employment opportunities for high school students.  The Fair was a huge…

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 Chamber’s last Quarterly Membership meeting of 2016 featured Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind, Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for MBA and Enterprise Programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He provided insights and thoughts about what might lay ahead for businesses in Colorado and on the Western Slope.  If you missed the luncheon,…

I am pleased to inform you that the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce accepted the: International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Economic Development Week Campaign – Economic Development Week, Population 25,000 – 200,000 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Regionalism…

For immediate release  September 28, 2016  Grand Junction ED Partners Garner Awards from International ED Organization  Efforts by the Economic Development Partners, specifically the Grand Junction Area Chamber, Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the Business Incubator Center to highlight resources available to help create jobs locally were recognized for excellence yesterday, September 27th at the…

In spite of objections raised by members of the business community nationwide including this Chamber, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized updated overtime rules in May and all businesses will be expected to comply beginning December 1, 2016. While key provisions are shown below there are still a lot of questions about how to apply…

The Chamber and Mesa County filed a complaint and a request for an injunction against the Grand Valley Drainage District earlier this year in response to their invoicing members a “fee” that put an inordinate burden on the business community. The basis for the suit is to get clarity as to whether this is a…

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