For immediate release  September 28, 2016  Grand Junction ED Partners Garner Awards from International ED Organization  Efforts by the Economic Development Partners, specifically the Grand Junction Area Chamber, Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the Business Incubator Center to highlight resources available to help create jobs locally were recognized for excellence yesterday, September 27th at the…

In spite of objections raised by members of the business community nationwide including this Chamber, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized updated overtime rules in May and all businesses will be expected to comply beginning December 1, 2016. While key provisions are shown below there are still a lot of questions about how to apply…

The Chamber and Mesa County filed a complaint and a request for an injunction against the Grand Valley Drainage District earlier this year in response to their invoicing members a “fee” that put an inordinate burden on the business community. The basis for the suit is to get clarity as to whether this is a…

By now many of you may have already heard that the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, a handful of individual members, and Mesa County have joined forces to file a legal challenge to the Grand Valley Drainage District imposition of fees on area businesses, nonprofits and residents. The first step in that process is…

The third class of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate on May 10th, 6:00 PM at Chez Lena, at WCCC and members are invited to attend and cheer on these newly minted small business owners aged 11 to 18. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from the…

Inspiration and innovation can occur anywhere, even on a bicycle headed to your favorite fishing hole.  That is where Brayden Kelley, a 13-year-old who attends Redlands Middle School realized how difficult it is to balance a fishing pole and a tackle box while on two wheels.  From there Practical Tackle, a new Grand Junction area…

A highlight of the Chamber Annual Banquet is the recognition of businesses and individuals who make a difference in our community. This year’s winners are: Business of the Year Community Hospital Three doctors with a dream and a building that had once housed a café began Community Hospital in 1946. Since that time the facility…

The first class of a newly created program, Hire Me First, begins on Monday, January 11, 2016, for area high school students. The class is held at the Mesa County Workforce Center from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The program is designed to take students on a journey of career exploration, workplace skill development,…

The mission of the Grand Junction Area Chamber is to promote economic growth and represent business.  To achieve this we operate under the following guiding principles: A Healthy Business Climate Creates a Sustainable Community: We believe that no community can be sustainable and provide services required by its citizens without a healthy business climate that…

At the September Board meeting, your directors ratified the following slate of candidates for service on the Board of Directors beginning in January of 2016. They are: Tyler Bittner • WPX Energy Stuart Hall • Olsson Associates Donna Hardy • Dalby, Wendland & Co. Heather Lambeth • New Image Realty Darin Mack • The Trophy…

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