The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce recently had the privilege of welcoming Chris Brown, Vice President of Policy and Research at the Common Sense Institute, to speak with employers, educational partners, stakeholders, and other workforce development implementers about the pressing issue of the skills gap in our community. Representatives from Mesa County Valley School…

While we as a community spend a large amount of time focused on navigating the challenges and barriers we face, it’s important to “stop and smell the roses” every so often. In doing so, it is quickly apparent that Spring is in full swing in Colorado’s Grand Valley, and with it, our vibrant economic landscape…

In March, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce held the first Industry Insights Roundtable sessions, a series designed to ignite pivotal conversations to propel industries forward and cultivate a deeper understanding of the challenges, resources and opportunities within our local business landscape. Bringing together diverse voices from across Mesa County’s business community, the roundtables…

As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, we at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce find ourselves reflecting on the incredible connections, insights and opportunities that have been forged through engagements with our business community. We are honored to serve this community as a catalyst for business growth and success,…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to Mesa County, turning students as young as 11 into the CEOs of their very own businesses and developing future business leaders of our community. Throughout the program, students gain valuable, hands-on experiences from a diverse set of activities…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet last Friday served as a triumphant celebration of the hard work, innovation, and perseverance that defines our local business community. Under the theme “rock stars of local business,” the event was an immersive experience, drawing nearly 700 attendees into a world of excitement, inspiration, and camaraderie….

Last week’s expedition to Denver by a formidable contingent of over 60 Western Slope business leaders, community stalwarts, and participants from the Mesa County Leadership Class was not just a routine visit to the state capitol. It was a significant stride in the ongoing engagement between the local leadership of the Grand Junction area and…

On Tuesday, our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) class had the opportunity to hear and receive guidance from some of our local business leaders at the 11th Annual CEO Roundtable, held at the Eureka McConnell Science Museum. YEA! turns students as young as 11 into the CEOs of their very own businesses, developing the skills necessary…

On Tuesday, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce had the honor of hosting Colorado Governor Jared Polis for an exclusive address at the Riverside Education Centers, highlighting key points from his recent State of the State address and providing a special focus on opportunities and challenges for the Western Slope. This special event convened…

Last week, the inaugural Mesa County Workforce Summit convened local partners and business leaders to address the most presssing issues employers face across our Valley through shared education and exploration. Covering topics including retention, recruitment, benefits, upskilling and talent cultivation, the Summit showcased the active collaborative efforts, resources and opportunities available that can offer solutions…

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