On May 15, Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 065, which suspends a number of laws related to signature collection, ballot qualification and elections and orders the Secretary of State’s Office to develop rules for electronic and mail signature gathering. The Grand Junction Chamber Board of Directors at the May meeting affirmed that our…

With all the current uncertainty and change, it’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety of the world around us. If you look closely enough, though, you’ll see there’s a distinct signal of positivity buried in all the negative noise. It’s important now, more than ever, to keep an eye out for the good…

The Colorado General Assembly convenes on January 11th and the Chamber is gearing up to be the voice of business at the State Capitol in 2020. The Chamber Board adopted a set of legislative guidelines in December that will help guide the organization’s lobbying efforts under the dome. Our video conference series which offers real…

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…

                        With three of the seven seats on the Grand Junction City Council up for election this spring and no incumbents running there is no doubt that the body will look very different after April 2nd. And decisions made by the Council, from planning…

The 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly began on January 4th and will continue through May 3rd. Governor Polis has proposed an ambitious plan that includes all day kindergarten, universal health insurance and initiatives to curb the effects of climate change. The legislature has already introduced a number of bills to address health care…

As the voice of business for the Grand Junction area, the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce has worked to represent business and promote economic growth since 1884.  The election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  Click here to view or download an electronic version of this Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Voter…

  At the July Board of Directors meeting the Chamber passed a resolution in support of the lodging tax increase being proposed by the City of Grand Junction on the November ballot. Shown below is the full resolution adopted: Whereas the City of Grand Junction convened a working group of stakeholders in early 2017 to…

It is petition circulating time in Colorado and thanks to Amendment 71 Grand Junction will be seeing a number of petition gatherers in our area. Amendment 71, while still being challenged in the courts still dictates that signatures must be gathered statewide for Constitutional Amendments. Proposed changes to state statutes do not have the same…

The Chamber’s Annual Legislative Wrap Up, sponsored by Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC was held this morning, Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30 AM at the Clarion Inn. Local lawmakers shared their thoughts on how bills passed this session may impact businesses. Chamber members on the Governmental Affairs Committee have taken positions, as of press time,…

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