September is national Workforce Month and to celebrate, workforce partners throughout Mesa County will be hosting a Workforce Week. This week will highlight the innovative workforce development programs throughout Mesa County that are the result of the collaborative efforts of the Mesa County Workforce Center, School District 51, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce,…

We are all about to get inundated with commercials in the media, mailers on our doorsteps and robocalls about the various qualifications and worthiness of candidates seeking public office. A key characteristic that I think we all look for in these candidates is that they are knowledgeable leaders. . . folks that are “in it”…

As U.S. coal production declines due to the rise of natural gas and alternative energies, the question remains: What will happen to those communities of coal workers? The answer may lie in a derivative of coal called “pitch,” which can be used to produce a carbon-fiber material utilized in items from skis to automobile and…

The Chamber’s Board Nominating Committee met and is presenting a slate of directors who will be appointed to serve a four-year term on the board with approval from the members. They are shown below: Brian Davidson, St. Mary’s Medical Center | SCL Health Ivan Geer, River City Consultants Paul Peterson, Mesa Mall Katie Powell, Munro…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is currently look for middle and high school students who have a passion for ideas and creativity, for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!). The program is entering its sixth year, after helping over 50 students launch their own businesses. YEA! is a 28-week academic program, meeting from early…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber will launch the third annual Creating a Bright Future! Campaign, on September 10th. The Creating a Bright Future! 2018 Campaign will provide the Grand Junction area with a properly funded chamber of commerce capable of accomplishing key initiatives in the community. The Chamber is dedicated to business retention and expansion,…

The Chamber recently conducted an online survey about internship programs in the hopes of improving the usage and value of programs for employers and students.  Over two hundred people, which represents over 14% of those invited, took the time to respond.  Shown below are some highlights. Over 60 % of respondents have utilized interns as…

“Mav” up your business for the entire month of October in support of “Mav” Month. Here is how; Decorate your office, restaurant, lobby etc. and be sure to enter into the Community Spirit Contest at www.coloradomesa.edu/homecoming. The CMU Alumni Association is providing spirit kits to help you decorate, so be sure to register for the…

Welcome New Members The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to introduce our newest members.  Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by to introduce yourself. Would you like to see your business featured on this page? Contact Trisha Martinez at Trisha@gjchamber.org or click here to complete…

Looking to start a new Colorado business? The state of Colorado has launched a new web site to make that process much easier. MyBiz.Colorado.gov was developed jointly by the Governor’s office and the Secretary of State. The project engaged more than a half-dozen state agencies working together to provide new businesses a better way to…

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