The Chamber’s 2017 Business Plan is ambitious and we can simply cannot achieve all of our goals without the assistance of our members. Shown below are the 2017 Committees along with a short description of what they do and when they meet. All committee meetings take place in the Chamber conference rooms. If you are interested in serving on a committee or wish to learn more, contact the Chamber staff at 970-242-3214 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Air Service Task Force brings together varied interests to explore the opportunities for expanding commercial air service options for business travelers and visitors using the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The group currently meets monthly on the first Thursday at 9:00 AM. The next meeting is Thursday, February 3rd.
- Diplomats provide communication and outreach with current and future Chamber members. Committee members participate in ribbon cuttings, directory delivery drive, welcome new members at Business After Hours and other events throughout the year.
- Emerging Workforce Committee is the Chamber’s workforce committee and brings together educators, government and businesses to address the needs of employers and potential employees, now and in the future. The group collaborates with partners on a variety of programs including the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, the Hire Me First Program, CareerWise, and Workforce Ready Community.
- Energy focuses on issues and events related to the local energy industry. Members help plan the monthly energy briefings, offer insights into industry trends and issues and guide the Chamber on public policy issues.
- Governmental Affairs: With over 100 members, this is the largest Chamber committee. Members help to draft policy guidelines; provide member input on issues; and generally, direct the policy discussions and actions of the Chamber upon Board approval. This committee is most active October through May.
- Leadership Steering Committee: Members of this committee help recruit participants and plan the elements of the ten-month class for up to 25 current and aspiring leaders in the community. The group meets twice a year but committee members are assigned to one full day of planning and implementation as well.
- Local Economic Development: This committee offers feedback and suggestions on the Chamber’s various economic development activities including business retention and expansion, Foreign Trade Zone development and developing sustainable sources of funding for all economic development activities of the Chamber and its business partners.
- Young Professionals Network of Mesa County: YPN is a group of young professionals who participate in monthly networking events, just for them, as they grow their network and their support system. There is an additional charge to join the network which is used to defray event costs for the group.
Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2017 Newsletter.