Last month, 235 members, just over 17% of those asked, responded to the Chamber’s Annual Membership Survey. Their input was invaluable to the Chamber Board and Staff as the 2020 business plan development process got underway. There were no surprises when it came to what keeps our business community members up at night. Shortage of…

The Chamber led a coalition of four business organizations that pleaded with the Grand Junction City Council not to raise development fees and implement new fees to an extent that could hamper economic development and growth last month. Members of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association, Housing and Building Association of Western Colorado, Western Colorado…

For the past two years, Congress has passed a bipartisan resolution declaring September as National Workforce Development month and will likely do so again once they are called back into session after the summer recess. Closer to home, the Chamber and its valued partners in workforce development have chosen to shine a spotlight on all…

It started with complaints from businesses that do business globally…they could not reach their customers and their customers could not reach them in a timely fashion.  That conversation in 2015 led to establishment of a task force that ultimately grew to be the Grand Junction Regional Air Service Alliance, a 501c6 organization that is working…

As I was thinking about what to write for this Chairman Column it hit me between the eyes…the year is HALF OVER! Heck, soon it will be time to pick the theme for the 2020 Annual Banquet! It might also be time to take a look back at where we’ve come in the past six…

With the discovery of additional reserves of natural gas in the Piceance Basin in 2016, our area now acknowledged to be the second largest repository of natural gas reserves in the nation. As efforts advance to find new markets and access for the West’s natural energy resources, a strong partnership with Utah’s Office of Energy…

Economic Development Week will be celebrated the week of May 6th-11th throughout the country including here in Grand Junction and Mesa County. Created by the International Economic Development Council, an organization of 5,000 professional practitioners, in 2016 the aim of this week is to draw attention to economic development and those who work diligently to…

                        With three of the seven seats on the Grand Junction City Council up for election this spring and no incumbents running there is no doubt that the body will look very different after April 2nd. And decisions made by the Council, from planning…

          A tradition for over 28 years, the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet kicked off 2019 with a bang on January 25th. Guests arrived dressed in their 80’s best, ready to celebrate the successes of 2018 with their fellow local business community. The over 700 guests were treated to a night full of nostalgia including their favorite 80’s movie clips, a…

          Whew! One month down and eleven to go as your Chairman! Actually, I am extremely honored to lead the Grand Junction Area Chamber this year especially after the totally “awesome” Annual Banquet we all celebrated last month. I apologize for wearing shorts…but we can have fun while we work, right?!!…

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