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…

Public schools are the cornerstone of our future workforce. They are not just institutions of learning; they are the breeding grounds of talent, innovation, and the skilled workforce that our communities and economies depend on. The quality of education provided in public schools directly influences the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our students as they…

Winners of the 2023 Bestslope NextGEN Award

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, communities face the challenge of retaining their young talent. As young professionals seek diverse opportunities and experiences, many cities and towns grapple with a “brain drain” effect, losing their brightest prospects to larger urban centers. However, the Grand Junction Area Chamber in partnership with the Young Professionals Network of…

The world is a small place. In a matter of hours, those of us living on the West Slope can be in a foreign country. Likewise, products made in the Grand Valley are exported daily to international markets. Supply chains help bring raw materials from foreign lands to Colorado to be fabricated into cutting edge…

The keynote speaker takes the stage at the YP Summit

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of our local economy, it is our privilege to share with you why workforce development has emerged as a key priority for our Chamber of Commerce. It is a subject that touches the heart of our community, our businesses, and a thriving economic climate. Workforce development is not just…

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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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When discussing the importance of the next generation of business and the crucial role that it plays in the overall economic health of our community, we must highlight the impact that young professionals have on it. Young professionals bring valuable qualities to the workplace that are imperative for our businesses to stay competitive and thrive…

Representative Matt Soper speaks at the 2022 Legislative Wrap Up event

It’s been another busy year during the current Colorado Legislative Session! Area lawmakers will gather to discuss what really happened during the session and what to expect as we move forward at the Annual Legislative Wrap-Up Luncheon May 15th. Join us as we recap the wins, the losses, and the continuing efforts to keep a…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Grand Valley business on, Friday, March 3rd at the Annual Banquet. This evening was filled with lively attendees, exciting networking, and wonderful silent and live auction items, but most importantly – we celebrated and recognized four amazing community members and businesses throughout the Valley who continue to…

You’re Booked! The Annual Chamber Banquet will be “The Story of Business Success” this March. Join us at this whimsical, thrilling event on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Grand Junction Convention Center! With an exciting silent auction, a live auction full of fun surprises, and awards to celebrate businesses and individuals throughout our community…

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