This upcoming fall will be the 11th year of our local YEA! program here at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. We are recruiting middle and high school students who are looking to build valuable life skills for their futures! YEA! is a 26-week academic program that will be meeting starting in early October…

In June, Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced the first 46 recipients of the Opportunity Now Colorado grant program to support the creation and expansion of innovative workforce and talent development initiatives across the state. Of the 46 recipients, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce was…

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Less than ONE MONTH until the highly anticipated Young Professionals Summit! This event promises to be a game-changer for all leaders and go-getters in various industries. Whether you are fresh out of college, just starting your career, or already making strides in your profession, this summit is designed to EMPOWER young professionals (YPs) to ignite…

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As an organization deeply rooted in this community, we have always believed in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the lives of those around us. First, we want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the incredible work being done by nonprofit organizations in our community and reaffirm our unwavering commitment…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. Extreme Game Truck Western Colorado Bryan Stephen – (970) 208-7582 www.extremegametruck.com Events/Special Events Rescue 1 Plumbing 554 25 Rd, Unit 1 Grand Junction, CO 81505-1312 Danielle Hernandez – (970) 812-7272 www.rescueoneplumbing.com Plumbing/Drain Cleaning Restoration 1 of Western Colorado 2479 Riverside Pkway,…

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Most of the City of Grand Junction is located in a Colorado Enterprise Zone, which allows employers access to various incentives. This strategic positioning grants employers access to a plethora of enticing incentives, fostering an environment of growth and prosperity. Our local Enterprise Zone administrator and local economic development partner, the Business Incubator Center are…

According to the 2022 Colorado State of Owner Readiness Report, 70% percent of business owners in the state of Colorado plan to transition ownership of their business in the next ten years, but almost half of these owners have given little attention to how this transition will occur. This fact presents a significant challenge but…

Every day reinforces the profound impact that community engagement can have on our collective growth and development. Last week, President and CEO, Candace Carnahan, had the privilege of engaging with local students participating in the summer academy for Upward Bound at Colorado Mesa University. This opportunity allowed her to delve into the subject of leadership,…

Last week, we were thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the Colorado Competitive Council during their recent visit to the Grand Valley as part of their esteemed Business Basecamp program. These Basecamps serve as a platform to foster closer connections among legislators representing diverse political perspectives, thereby enhancing their understanding of the rich tapestry…

30th Leadership Class Graduation

The beginning of June marked a significant milestone as the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated the distinguished graduates from the highly anticipated 2023 Mesa County Leadership Program. With a rich history spanning three decades, this esteemed program has witnessed the graduation of over 340 individuals, many of whom have since assumed prominent…

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