The CMU20,000 initiative (15,000 students and 5,000 community supporters) is kicking off a second year of strengthening our workforce and economic development efforts by supporting Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College. Building on the success of a campaign last year to make students feel welcomed by the community, the Chamber is inviting area…

It is hard to believe that the CMU 20,000 initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary last month.  The long-term commitment of this Chamber to rally 5,000 community supporters around growing Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students is alive and well.  Progress has been made on many fronts, often out of the spotlight for our members and…

It was approximately one year ago this month that the Chamber Board of Directors strengthened their commitment to CMU by modifying the Chamber’s guiding principles to include the following; The Success of Colorado Mesa University is Key to Economic Development: The continued growth and development of Colorado Mesa University outlined in the “CMU 20,000 Campaign”…

Building a Stronger Economy in 2017 As the calendar and Chamber year come to a close in the next 30 days, it is time for a look back at how this Chamber advocated for business and a stronger local economy in 2017.  Shown below are some of the notable accomplishments the organization was able to…

So Thanksgiving arrives this month. While this may sound corny, I am thankful to have had the chance to serve as the Chairman of the Chamber Board and for the opportunity to get to know so many of you. Over the course of the year, I’ve seen this Chamber in action as a catalyst for…

  The CMU 20000 initiative to achieve a university enrollment of 15,000 student and a community of 5,000 supporters continues to gain momentum and supporters. During the month of September, a presentation on the initiative was presented to two Rotary Clubs and all subcommittees met. The Visibility Committee, which distributed over 1000 “We are CMU”…

The new academic year has started at CMU and there is definitely a palpable energy in the air with the return of so many students to the community. Over the past few weeks, members of the various CMU 20000 subcommittees have been very active in brainstorming and beginning various projects that can bring the Community…

“Mav” up your business for the entire month of October in support of Mav Month. Here is how: Decorate your office, restaurant, lobby etc. and enter into the Community Spirit Contest. Judges will be by on October to 6th to determine who has the most “Mav” Spirit. There is a limited amount of CMU T-shirts…

The CMU20000 initiative (15,000 students and 5,000 community supporters) is off to a great start with approximately 70 people stepping forward to serve on the four committees of the effort; Community Visibility, Community Engagement, Student Recruitment and Government Engagement. These committees will begin meeting soon and there is still an opportunity to sign up and…

What’s in a Name? As many of you know, the Chamber has assumed the role of catalyst, convener, and champion of “CMU 20000.” CMU20000 is an economic development and skilled workforce initiative that will grow Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students and will engage 5,000 community supporters. It means new jobs and hundreds of millions…

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