The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for middle and high school students who have a passion for ideas and creativity, for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!). The program is entering its seventh year, after helping over 70 students launch their own businesses. YEA! is a 28-week academic program, meeting from early…

In March, we at the Grand Junction Chamber were increasingly aware of conversations and growing concerns surrounding a pandemic spreading in the East called COVID-19. As we evaluated the information, stayed up-to-date, and worked to continue to keep things as normal as possible, the announcement of a state-wide “Safe at Home” mandate quickly brought business-as-usual…

There are 74 million people in the Baby Boomer generation and they are retiring at the rate of 10,000 employees per day. The generations coming after those Boomers can’t replace all of them and that means that there are simply not enough people to fill the open jobs in America. Employers will need to become “employers…

Rich Wobbekind, Dean of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado will present his very popular annual Economic Outlook on Monday, December 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center, during our last quarterly luncheon of the year. Wobbekind will be providing an economic outlook for the nation, the state and Mesa County…

The Chamber’s Annual Banquet countdown has begun and we hope many of you are already planning to join us on January 31, 2020. Tickets are available now for this annual sold-out event. Pick your favorite SNL character and dress up as we celebrate the Grand Junction Business Community during an event filled with laughs, surprises,…

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $103 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined and 2019 marks…

The Chamber’s Annual Banquet countdown has begun and we hope many of you are already planning to join us on January 31st, 2020. Invitations will be in the mail sometime during the last few days of November and by then you will know what our fun theme will be. But we hope you don’t wait…

In a survey sent to GJACC members in September of 2018, healthcare costs tied as the top concern for businesses related to workforce issues. In collaboration with Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Chamber is excited to be discussing a variety of topics (see session plan below)…

In 2018 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $140 million in funding that will be spent over the next five years to expand the FORGE laboratory (short for Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy in Milford, Utah). The funding will power a large-scale experiment in rural Utah intended to develop new ways to extract…

Rich Wobbekind, Dean of the Leeds Business School, University of Colorado will present his very popular annual Economic Outlook on Monday, December 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center during our last quarterly luncheon of the year. Wobbekind will be providing an economic outlook for the nation, the state and Mesa County for…

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