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…

Jared Meier Alumni Association Colorado Mesa University It seems this year more than ever we need something to root for. The CMU Homecoming tradition is a chance for the campus, our local community, and 46,000+ alumni who span the nation and world to come together to do just that – celebrate competition, togetherness, and the…

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…

In 2021 the Chamber will have several committees to do the work outlined in the 2021 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. CareerLink Committee is the umbrella committee for Workforce…

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