Colorado Mesa University will soon be initiating a process to update its current strategic plan, last revised in 2010.  The impetus for revisiting the plan is two-fold.  First, the increasingly shorter nature of the institution’s planning horizon, for which most have no more than a five year timeframe, is due to the rapidly changing environment…

Did you build a new building, open a second location or add employees in the past year? The Chamber wants to know! If your business is growing and adding employees we want to congratulate your company on that singular achievement and buy you lunch! Every three months during our Quarterly Membership Meeting we take time…

Candace Carnahan joined the Chamber staff in mid May as the Events and Program Manager, a position previously held by Shari Milholland who retired at the end of April. Candace is a Grand Junction native who has lived throughout Colorado including Estes Park and most recently, Glenwood Springs. She was Operations Manager at the Hotel…

It’s all about the economy and jobs. The fastest way to improve the local economy and the bottom line for you, our members, is to focus on what will help us secure more jobs for the area. I’m happy to report that April was filled with meetings and activities that can lay the groundwork for…

For close to twenty years, the Chamber, in collaboration with a committee of community leaders, has offered the Mesa County Leadership Program. In that time, over 300 individuals have completed the ten month course aimed at providing a broad-based view of all aspects of the community and how they are intertwined. “We originally began the…

Global energy prices have changed dramatically in the last twelve months and with that drop in price for oil and gas have come dramatic shifts in the resource management plans of companies active in our area. Learn what these companies are currently doing in the region and how that might change in coming months at…

The second class of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate on May 7th, 6:00 PM at Allen Unique Auto and members are invited to attend and cheer on these newly minted small business owners aged 11 to 18. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from the business…

As of this writing, close to 20 new businesses have joined the Chamber during our Spring Savings Membership Drive which continues through May 13th. These businesses receive added benefits from a media package and waived registration fee for joining now. But existing members can also see benefits of being involved. Provide a lead to the…

The June Quarterly Membership Luncheon date has been moved to June 18th in order to accommodate the travel schedule of our keynote speaker, Fiona Arnold, Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. She was appointed to that position in November of 2014 and will give us her perspectives on statewide…

Over 20 businesses have been launched with your help in the past two years through your support of YEA! 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…

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