Shane Kinkennon, Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Expert discusses the impact of how you show up daily and the difference it makes. As the economy slowly reemerges from pandemic turmoil, are you adapting your mindsets about leadership to what your business now asks of you? Are you investing the energy and thoughtfulness necessary to maneuver…

We at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (GJACC) proudly declare our goal to “represent business and promote economic growth” in our mission statement. To ensure we are always moving forward towards that mission, the work isn’t always sexy and sometimes it can be just downright dirty! In the words of famous “Dirty Jobs”…

In rural communities such as ours, it takes everyone rowing in the same direction to accomplish significant tasks, which alone one person may not be able to pull off. Community and Economic Development is conducted by community members, all of us. It is a process where local people can not only create more jobs, income…

With over 75 in attendance, the GJACC Membership came together for the first time in over a year to celebrate expansions being made by our local businesses. The message from these businesses was one of strength and gratitude towards our amazing community and the partnerships that allowed them to be successful during a time that…

What a difference a few short weeks can make! In my January column, I assured you that we would get back to in person networking as soon as it was safe to do so. That time has come! Today, as I write this, we’ve seen over 26,000 vaccinations administered and daily case counts falling to…

In 2017 the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce recognized a gigantic need in our community for a shipping and logistics facility. It was a need heard far and wide in the community over a number of years. A strategic partnership with the Grand Junction Chamber was quickly forged and Rocky Mountain Rail & Storage…

Not so long-ago chambers of commerce were viewed by some as socializing bodies where business people come together to network. Although still a valuable networking venue, our Chamber has always strived to be much more for our members. This past year has shown stark examples where we advocated for businesses (particularly through the Five Star…

Advocating for the local business community is a strength and core competency for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. It is also a member expectation with 34% of respondents to the latest general membership survey indicating that they belonged to our organization because they wanted a strong partner to advocate for businesses. It also ranked…

When the Chamber Board of Directors conducted their annual planning session virtually in early November, a key theme emerged…the focus has to be on our members and how to help them transition from pandemic to prosperity. The plan that was adopted in December by the Board reflects that philosophy. It also incorporates some lessons learned…

Everyone joined the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce for different reasons. You could have been looking for networking opportunities or you could have wanted to utilize our great Office Depot Discount program. Whatever your reason for joining the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce; here are a few benefits you can enjoy no matter…

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