How it came about? The initial inspiration for the Caring for Our Home Community originated as a phone call between a local non-profit and a local business owner, just checking in. The “idea” however came out of a collaboration of businesses and non-profits involved in the evolution of this fund. Results of a highly…

Is anyone else besides me truly glad that April is behind us? That was a month that felt like a year! The good news is that as of this writing Mesa County has been largely spared from the pandemic known as COVID-19. The bad news is that our economy has suffered and will continue to…

At the 2020 YEA! Investor Panel held on March 11th, James Stucky, CEO of Bulldog Protective Gear was named the 2020 Grand Junction Are Chamber’s Saunders Scholar. James and his family will be attending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Competition in Rochester, NY in late August to compete for up to $30,000 in college…

Being strong advocates for business was cited by 40% of the Chamber’s membership in the 2019 annual survey as the top priority for the Chamber. This time of year, the organization is particularly focused on reaching out to policy makers in Denver and in Washington D.C. to ensure that local small businesses have a voice…

When the Chamber took a lead role in organizing a political issues committee (The Tax You Don’t Pay) and developing a campaign to increase the lodging tax along with the Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board in 2018, it was focused on economic development. More funding for destination marketing would result in more visitors and more…

Let’s focus on advocacy at the local level. This topic is very important to many small businesses in Grand Junction and countless other rural environments. Local Advocacy can vary from simply wanting to properly navigate the building code, making sure your new facility complies with the local fire marshal, or even how you can ensure…

There is a somewhat dated industry rallying cry that goes something like this…” This Chamber doesn’t just cut through ribbons…it cuts through the red tape!” Have you ever walked away from the local planning office shaking your head and convinced your dreams of growing are dead? Have you ever wondered who to call in order…

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…

In 2020 the Chamber will have several committees to do the work outlined in the 2020 Business Plan. Any employee of a Chamber member is welcome to serve on committees that are accepting new members. Shown below are the committees with a short description of their work. CareerLinkCommittee is the umbrella committee for Workforce Development…

Its January and we all make New Year’s resolutions, a big one for people in business is getting more involved or connected with other businesses or the community and the things that affect you or your business. The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is a great way to do this. We give you many tools…

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