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…

The Chamber’s popular series of energy briefings, sponsored by WBS Coatings, will resume in September with a robust line up of presenters and topics. Exact dates and presenters will be confirmed as fall approaches but you may want to tentatively mark your calendars for the following: September 13th – Jordan Cove Update October 11th – Partnerships…

On June 3rd, American Airlines begins direct service to LAX from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Saturday flights may not be ideal for business travelers but using this direct flight for part of a roundtrip ticket to your business appointments can save time and money. It may also serve as an incentive to American Airlines…

Members are encouraged to join us in celebrating the graduation of the 2016/2017 Mesa County Leadership Class on Thursday, June 8th, 12:00 PM at the Saccomanno Education Center, St. Mary’s Hospital. This is the 21st class to graduate from a program that has offered community leadership training to 375 individuals in the business and nonprofit…

Close to 40 businesses or social enterprises have been launched with your help in the past four years through your support of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year….

The deadline for applying to the Mesa County Leadership Program is May 31st. If you are interested in honing your leadership skills and learning more about the community you may want to consider applying for this ten month program. To access an application, click here.

Got an upcoming business trip to the Los Angeles area? Thinking of taking the kids to Disneyland for vacation? In either case, you should check out the American Airlines direct flight to LAX beginning June 3rd and continuing every Saturday during the summer. Even if you only use the flight for one way of your…

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