Manufacturing, the often invisible pillar of our community. A great number of citizens have no general knowledge of the types of industries within their respective communities. They know how many hospitals are in the city limits and can rattle off a few names of the middle schools close to them, but how many core, stable,…

Football season is here (although apparently, no one told the Broncos or my Dolphins—ouch). And, while there is a lot going on with the Chamber that I could focus on this month, I’d like to hit the pause button on that and get back to some fundamentals while using the football analogy. To play the…

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)…

LOCAL AND STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES PROPOSITION CC: This proposition would allow the state to retain the revenue it is currently required to refund under TABOR, eliminating the state’s revenue cap. All future excess revenue would instead be spent on K-12 education, higher education, and transportation. CHAMBER’S POSITION: VOTE NO. The ballot language for Proposition CC…

As many local employers have experienced, finding qualified early career talent is increasingly expensive, competitive, and time-consuming. Through CareerWise Colorado, employers gain access to early-career talent that can be shaped into loyal, skilled employees who generate positive ROI, rejuvenate company culture, and develop a long-term, sustainable talent pipeline for hard-to-fill roles. From advanced manufacturing to…

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…

Yes, we know the leaves are just beginning to turn and we have an entire holiday season to enjoy but planning is already underway for the 2020 Chamber Annual Banquet slated for January 31st! We invite our members to get involved in several ways: •Join the Auction Committee and help us make the Chamber’s Auction…

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 below) covering the…

As the Chamber prepared to celebrate it’s 25th year of the annual Golf Tournament in 2018, a re-branding the tournament to be called the “Tees & Tunes” was only the start . The addition of a concert went on to enhance an already fun-filled day out at the golf course, allowing Chamber members to spend…

  It is back to school time not just for students in August but also for our CMU 20,000 initiative. Join us for a light breakfast and learn about all of the progress that has been made in providing college level access for high school students in District 51 on Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:30 AM…

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