What a difference a few short weeks can make! In my January column, I assured you that we would get back to in person networking as soon as it was safe to do so. That time has come! Today, as I write this, we’ve seen over 26,000 vaccinations administered and daily case counts falling to…

In 2017 the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce recognized a gigantic need in our community for a shipping and logistics facility. It was a need heard far and wide in the community over a number of years. A strategic partnership with the Grand Junction Chamber was quickly forged and Rocky Mountain Rail & Storage…

  At the 2021 YEA! Investor Panel held on March 17th, Meilyn Recker, CEO of Rezcue was named the 2021 Grand Junction Area Chamber’s Saunders’s Scholar. Meilyn will be competing in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Virtual Competition, tentatively scheduled for June 12th, for the chance to win up to $30,000 in college scholarships…

The delayed Grand Junction Chamber Banquet will happen in person on June 11th barring unforeseen circumstances, so mark your calendars NOW! The theme is still a secret for just a bit longer but what is not a secret is the nomination process for Citizen and Business of the Year. Due to the delay, nominations are…

Not so long-ago chambers of commerce were viewed by some as socializing bodies where business people come together to network. Although still a valuable networking venue, our Chamber has always strived to be much more for our members. This past year has shown stark examples where we advocated for businesses (particularly through the Five Star…

The benefits of joining the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce are numerous, and helping members realize the value of membership is a topic thoughtfully discussed at many meetings. The Chamber as a Catalyst, Convener, and Champion are qualities reflected in the staff’s daily activities, their advocacy for business, their newsletters and webinars with the most…

The week of March 8th to the 12th our Chamber will be celebrating Member Appreciation Week with social media, ribbon cuttings and more. While we are focused on our members and their opportunities/challenges EVERY week of the year, it is appropriate to pause on occasion to say Thank You and We Appreciate You! You are…

Advocating for the local business community is a strength and core competency for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. It is also a member expectation with 34% of respondents to the latest general membership survey indicating that they belonged to our organization because they wanted a strong partner to advocate for businesses. It also ranked…

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) turns students, as young as 11, into the CEOs of their very own businesses, developing the skills necessary to be successful members of the future workforce. Throughout the program students are encouraged to think critically and come up with creative solutions to problems, skills that are essential for entrepreneurs and…

During one of our employment law webinars last month a participant used the Zoom chat box to bemoan the fact that the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act is going to negatively impact all businesses and nonprofits in the state with employees. And he was right…it will. The Chamber lobbied heavily to stop or amend…

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