CareerWise Colorado, By Lanna Hernandez During the last year, teachers across the country felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with school closures and the switch to remote learning. These new ways of education have become something everyone is now familiar with; however, the transition to virtual classes has been challenging for instructors. According to…

Chamber Membership Boots Your Image: According to American Business Magazine 44% of consumers are more likely to think favorably of businesses who are members of their local chambers and 63% are more likely to buy products or services from businesses who are members of their local chamber. But how can you communicate to people that…

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…

August is back to school month in the Grand Valley. Along with the typical list of school supplies needed and other preparations for students and teachers to return to the classroom, there is a lot of discussion about two things related to education. First, is the discussion related to measures being taken to continue to…

Close to 80 businesses have been launched over the past 8 years through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of…

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…

During an evening full of fun, reflection, and gratitude, the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet, held June 11th, hit the mark at the FIRST big event since before the pandemic hit last March. Attendees were treated to conversation and comradery as they enjoyed the evening’s festivities which included dinner, networking, auctions, and a…

Back on January 1st when I took over as Chairman of the Chamber, no one could have anticipated what the first half of 2021 would look like. As we enter the second half of the year, I am proud of all that our Chamber has accomplished, supporting the business community to not just recover but…

The eighth class of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy officially graduated on May 25th at CMU’s Maverick Innovation Center. Despite an unprecedented year and numerous challenges, these nine YEA! students stuck with it and can now officially call themselves the CEOs of their own companies. Congratulations to the YEA! Class of 2021: Miguel Ambriz, Jr.,…

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