One election cycle has just concluded but another has already begun. The City of Grand Junction general election will take place on April 4th with mail ballots distributed in mid-March. There will be four of the seven city council seats decided along with two ballot issues. The Chamber has slated a Candidate Forum for city…

The Chamber’s last Quarterly Membership meeting of 2016 featured Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind, Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for MBA and Enterprise Programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He provided insights and thoughts about what might lay ahead for businesses in Colorado and on the Western Slope.  If you missed the luncheon,…

I am pleased to inform you that the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce accepted the: International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Economic Development Week Campaign – Economic Development Week, Population 25,000 – 200,000 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Regionalism…

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…

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