Building a Stronger Economy in 2017 As the calendar and Chamber year come to a close in the next 30 days, it is time for a look back at how this Chamber advocated for business and a stronger local economy in 2017.  Shown below are some of the notable accomplishments the organization was able to…

Recently, 267 individuals responded to a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Survey conducted independently for the Chamber by the Western Association of Chamber Executives Association. The Association is able to benchmark the Grand Junction Chamber results to those of other Chambers completing the survey in 14 states which aids the local organization in…

In the span of just four weeks in May we have the opportunity to recognize the local impacts of small businesses, the critical role of economic development, and the multiple benefits of hosting the best sporting event in baseball right here in the Grand Valley. To use a horse racing metaphor (yes, we get the…

The legal challenge to the Grand Valley Drainage District fee by the Chamber and Mesa County continues to wind its way through the court system. A meeting was held with the new judge in the case, Judge Timbreza, late last month and a trial date was set for early June, 2017. It is the hope…

As expected, the second half of the year is ramping up rather quickly and the Chamber staff and board are hard at work. This year seems to be busier than normal with it being an election year and all the ballot measures, the Grand Valley Drainage District (GVDD) lawsuit and our first ever Total Resource…

The Chamber and Mesa County filed a complaint and a request for an injunction against the Grand Valley Drainage District earlier this year in response to their invoicing members a “fee” that put an inordinate burden on the business community. The basis for the suit is to get clarity as to whether this is a…

The August 2016 issue of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership newsletter is now available. Chamber Statement On Injunction Denial Chairman’s Column – August 2016 Interested in Serving on the Chamber Board? Energy Briefings are BACK! Congratulations 2016-2017 Leadership Class For Students Who Mean BUSINESS… Chamber Opposes $12/hour Minimum Wage Initiative Quarterly Membership…

Those of you that have read my column before may remember that I sometimes need a nudge from the Chamber staff reminding me that I need to write the next Chairman’s Column and, unfortunately, they had to do it again today. But unlike previous months where we talk about what the topic should be, this…

The July 2016 issue of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership newsletter is now available. In This Issue: Second Quarter Accomplishments Chairman’s Column Grand Valley Drainage District Lawsuit Update Congratulations Expanding Companies Chamber Seeks Young Entrepreneurs RefUSA Training Offered Volunteer to Read with a Child! High School Students Preparing for Future Careers Chamber…

As the incoming Chairman of the Chamber’s Board, I am honored to have this exceptional opportunity to serve our business community. As the 2016 Chair, I am looking forward to working even closer with our wonderfully dynamic Chamber team lead by Diane Schwenke, and to continuing the great work of my predecessor, Jeff Franklin. Jeff’s…

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