As this newsletter is being printed, parties on both sides of the dispute regarding the Grand Valley Drainage District levying of a fee on all residents and businesses within its boundaries are preparing for trial. Judge Timbreza on May 17th, executed a court order denying the GVDD request and the Chamber/Mesa County response and request…

As you may have read in the newspaper or seen on the news, the Chamber—in partnership with Colorado Mesa University—is launching a major skilled workforce and economic development initiative. We’re calling it “CMU 20,000”: the goal is to boost CMU’s student enrollment to 15,000 students, and to engage 5,000 business and community supporters. This month’s…

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….

Autumn Henderson, CEO of In A Pinch Products is the Grand Junction Area Chamber Saunders’s Scholar for 2017. She and her mother will be attending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Competition in Rochester, NY the first week in May to compete for up to $50,000 of scholarship funding. Autumn is a freshman in high…

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…

High School students looking for a Career Exploration Opportunity can take part in the Hire Me First class offered at Western Colorado Community College, starting on June 5, 2017. Designed to take students on a journey of career exploration, workplace skill development and job place immersion that will put them first when it comes to…

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