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The COVID-19 pandemic has put business leaders in the challenging and unenviable position of making decisions about how to best support employees and the community at large as we navigate through the seemingly arbitrary and ever-changing business, regulatory, and public health landscape. Our local health care facilities are the site of protests against vaccination mandates…

Why Does the Grand Junction Chamber Endorse Candidates? The Chamber first began endorsing candidates for public office in 2008 and it has been somewhat controversial with some GJ Chamber members since that time. It is not unusual for Chambers to endorse candidates with a recent Western Association of Chamber Executives Association poll indicating about 30%…

Helping Employers Address Labor Shortages Are you having a hard time hiring new employees? Are you seeing current employees becoming restless and looking for change? Pressure on the workforce is the top concern keeping our chamber members up at night. Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce can be difficult in the best of times and…

Original article text and information sourced from the Colorado Sun As businesses attempted to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)quickly became a lifeline for many Mesa County Businesses. They join nearly half of the 200,000 PPP loans made to Colorado small businesses that had been forgiven as of July 1….

The temperatures are beginning to drop at night and fall is definitely peaking it’s head around the corner here in the Grand Valley. At the Chamber, the new season brings a plethora of opportunities to engage and grow – including some great training and signature events. This year, we have a very important school board…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. 579 Construction LLC 2591 Legacy Way Grand Junction, CO 81503-1789 Michelle Powell – (970) 208-9009 https://579construction.com Construction: Commercial Advanced Window Cleaning 2332 Interstate Ave Grand Junction, CO 81505-8624 Eric Lammers, Tammy & John Hershberger – (970) 640-5290 grandjunctionwindowcleaning.com Window Cleaning ConCurrent…

GJACC Expresses Concern with Federal Legislation The Chamber in late July contacted Senator Michael Bennet to express our concerns regarding conversations to integrate California’s ABC test rule for independent contractors at the federal level. The classification of independent contractors has been under scrutiny at the state level as well this year. Right now, there are…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. Food Bank of the Rockies 120 N River Rd Palisade, CO 81526-8700 Gabriela F. Garayar – (970) 464-1138 www.foodbankrockies.org/ws Human Service Organization Good 2 Go Stores 1568 East 17th St Idaho Falls, ID 83404-6367 Mr. Dustin Johns – (208) 701-5080 www.good2gostores.com…

By Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO of Avelo Airlines Grand Junction is the jumping off point for the heart of Colorado’s scenic West and all that this region has to offer. We also know that the region’s residents want a fast, easy and affordable way to get to Southern California and its sun-soaked beaches and…

The need cuts across just about all income levels as Mesa County faces a housing crunch that is large and growing.  Employers routinely tell staff of difficulties their relocating employees face in acquiring a home.  Some have even resorted to buying rental/transitional units for new workers and their families. Grand Junction recently completed a Housing…

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