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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…

A golf tournament may sound like just a great networking opportunity on a Friday in late September when the weather is spectacular but you can also use it to promote your business! Where else can you put your business brand/name in front of 200 business professionals from around the Grand Valley during a time when…

Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will be starting up again! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) is an exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures, transforming students into CEOs of their very own business! Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will…

The following companies recently invested in the Chamber, demonstrating strong support of the Chamber’s efforts to drive the region’s economy. Audio Video Experts 2477 Commerce Blvd Unit G & H Grand Junction, CO 81505 Tona Hines – (970) 242-3900 www.myavexpert.com   Audio/Visual/Electronic Service and Equipment Barton Glasser Photography PO Box 1205 Palisade, CO 81526 Barton…

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…

The Chamber absolutely LOVES to spread positive economic news and celebrate business accomplishments. That is why we are asking you to tell us about any recent business expansions you’ve had in terms of increased employment or capital expenditures. In exchange for you telling us about your business expansion we will buy you lunch at our…

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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…

A golf tournament may sound like just a great networking opportunity on a Friday in late September when the weather is spectacular but you can also use it to promote your business! Where else can you put your business brand/name in front of 200 business professionals from around the Grand Valley during a time when…

Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will be starting up again! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) is an exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures, transforming students into CEOs of their very own business! Summer is flying by, and in just two short months YEA! will…

The following companies recently invested in the Chamber, demonstrating strong support of the Chamber’s efforts to drive the region’s economy. Audio Video Experts 2477 Commerce Blvd Unit G & H Grand Junction, CO 81505 Tona Hines – (970) 242-3900 www.myavexpert.com   Audio/Visual/Electronic Service and Equipment Barton Glasser Photography PO Box 1205 Palisade, CO 81526 Barton…

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…

The Chamber absolutely LOVES to spread positive economic news and celebrate business accomplishments. That is why we are asking you to tell us about any recent business expansions you’ve had in terms of increased employment or capital expenditures. In exchange for you telling us about your business expansion we will buy you lunch at our…

From April 1st to June 30th the Chamber was heavily engaged in helping create a stronger economy and being the voice of local business. Activities ranged from workforce development to business advocacy to aligning economic development efforts around an existing economic powerhouse that is also integral to workforce development. Highlights of the past three months…

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…

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