Helping Employers Address Labor Shortages Are you having a hard time hiring new employees? Are you seeing current employees becoming restless and looking for change? Pressure on the workforce is the top concern keeping our chamber members up at night. Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce can be difficult in the best of times and…

The temperatures are beginning to drop at night and fall is definitely peaking it’s head around the corner here in the Grand Valley. At the Chamber, the new season brings a plethora of opportunities to engage and grow – including some great training and signature events. This year, we have a very important school board…

In September 2020, 23 individuals within our business community made the commitment to grow their leadership skills, discover more about the community they call home, and work together to continue the strength of our economy for many years to come. Over the next 10 months, this next-generation of business leaders dedicated one day a month…

Close to 80 businesses have been launched over the past 8 years through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! 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 leaders of…

During an evening full of fun, reflection, and gratitude, the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet, held June 11th, hit the mark at the FIRST big event since before the pandemic hit last March. Attendees were treated to conversation and comradery as they enjoyed the evening’s festivities which included dinner, networking, auctions, and a…

Shane Kinkennon, Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Expert discusses the impact of how you show up daily and the difference it makes. As the economy slowly reemerges from pandemic turmoil, are you adapting your mindsets about leadership to what your business now asks of you? Are you investing the energy and thoughtfulness necessary to maneuver…

As we move into summer, while we still have challenges, we have a lot to celebrate. Let’s celebrate all of the graduations (including our very own Mesa County Leadership Class). Let’s celebrate School District 51 and Colorado Mesa University for successfully completing a year of in-person learning. Let’s celebrate the return of JUCO, Country Jam…

We at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (GJACC) proudly declare our goal to “represent business and promote economic growth” in our mission statement. To ensure we are always moving forward towards that mission, the work isn’t always sexy and sometimes it can be just downright dirty! In the words of famous “Dirty Jobs”…

COVID – 19 may have postponed our biggest party of the year, but plans are starting to take shape as the Chamber’s Annual Banquet countdown has begun. With special focus going into the details that will allow an IN-PERSON event under the safest circumstance possible, we hope many of you will save the date and…

In rural communities such as ours, it takes everyone rowing in the same direction to accomplish significant tasks, which alone one person may not be able to pull off. Community and Economic Development is conducted by community members, all of us. It is a process where local people can not only create more jobs, income…

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