I cannot tell you how honored I am to be the Chairman of the Chamber in 2020. We have a great organization with great members, a great board, a great staff…and a great plan for how to promote economic growth and be the voice for business this year! Based on research by the Western Association…

According to Dr. Richard Wobbekind, head of the Business Research Division in the Leeds School of Business, Colorado University, any slow-down in economic growth in 2020 could be due to a lack of available workforce and a wait-and-see approach regarding the 2020 election. But there will still be growth. Over 150 attendees gathered to listen to…

The first quarterly general membership luncheon of 2020 will take place on March 16, 2020. We have tentatively made plans to request that a representative of the BLM headquarters staff join us for that luncheon to talk about the role and mission of the BLM and the enhanced presence of the agency in Grand Junction…

The outlook into 2020 for the Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion program is extremely bright. Each week we are out in the community assessing the current business climate and addressing the needs of existing businesses all across the Grand Valley. Local business is the backbone of our community and does so much for our local…

Last month, the 2020 Class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a Grand Junction Chamber program that serves as the catalytic spark for students as young as 11 to become entrepreneurs and champions their own professional development, welcomed their business mentors to class! Business mentors are an essential component of the YEA! program and crucial to…

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…

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…

Rich Wobbekind, Dean of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado will present his very popular annual Economic Outlook on Monday, December 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center, during our last quarterly luncheon of the year. Wobbekind will be providing an economic outlook for the nation, the state and Mesa County…

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