The CMU20000 initiative (15,000 students and 5,000 community supporters) is off to a great start with approximately 70 people stepping forward to serve on the four committees of the effort; Community Visibility, Community Engagement, Student Recruitment and Government Engagement. These committees will begin meeting soon and there is still an opportunity to sign up and…

The Chamber Energy Briefing Series, sponsored by WBS Coatings begins the fall series with a presentation by Stan Dempsey, Colorado Mining Association President and COO on August 9th, 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton. He will be discussing the current state of mining in the state and how public policy at all levels may…

What’s in a Name? As many of you know, the Chamber has assumed the role of catalyst, convener, and champion of “CMU 20000.” CMU20000 is an economic development and skilled workforce initiative that will grow Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students and will engage 5,000 community supporters. It means new jobs and hundreds of millions…

The Nominating Committee of the Chamber Board of Directors is currently in the process of selecting a slate of new proposed directors to present to the membership and current Chamber Board for approval. There are five slots on the Board currently up for election this fall. Those selected will be a cross section of the…

It was just six weeks ago that we celebrated the graduation of the 2016/2017 Mesa County Leadership participants, but planning was already underway even then for the next class in this popular program. Started 25 years ago the Mesa County Leadership Program offers those interested in “giving back” to the community the opportunity to learn…

Got an hour a week for eight weeks that you could donate to a child with the potential for life changing results?  That is all it takes to be part of the Read with a Child program.  Conducted by School District 51 and sponsored by the Mesa County Business Education Foundation, Read with a Child…

Community Businesses: Stronger Together Looking back on what the Chamber has accomplished during the first half of 2017, one thing is abundantly clear: our business community is stronger TOGETHER.  The Chamber—and indeed the broader business community in our area—are overwhelmingly composed of locally owned small businesses. Our business owners are justifiably proud of what they…

After hearing from the business community multiple ideas of how we can work together to reach a college enrollment of 15,000 students and a community support base of 5,000 people, leadership at the Chamber and Colorado Mesa University have formed the following committees and established initial priorities. They are: STUDENT RECRUITMENT John Marshall (CMU) and…

Do you have a budding entrepreneur sitting at home this summer plotting how to be the next Bill Gates or using your backyard to build a rocket?  If so, you may want to point them toward applying for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  Applications from middle and high school students interested in being the CEOs of…

The Chamber offers an online powerhouse of information that is available to small business owners when they need it 24/7.  Resources for Business is the one stop shop for government compliance information and forms, starting a business checklists, online marketing tips and much more.  Over 4,200 unique users took advantage of this resource, offered by…

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