It’s full steam ahead for our 11 YEA! student who, within just a couple of months, are already well on their way to becoming the CEO’s of their own companies! Over the course of the last month, our young entrepreneurs have taken a deep dive in creating a business plan and finalized their business ideas….

  Mesa County became the first county in the state of Colorado to be certified a Work Ready Community by utilizing the Work Keys Assessment tool to determine the skill levels of our emerging and transitioning workforce along with our unemployed. This certification needs to be reapplied for every two years and we now need…

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”…

Imagine if you could have taken a class and started your first business at the age of 13 or 17 rather than 25 or 35 or even 65! Where would that knowledge have taken you? That is what the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy does for up to 24 lucky middle and high school students each year….

The 2018-2109 Leadership Class, sponsored by Sooper Credit Union, has been selected and the program will officially begin with an orientation luncheon on August 15th and an overnight team building retreat September 6-7th at Camp Hope on the Grand Mesa. We congratulate the following for their interest in serving this community and dedicating time to…

Three YPN events happening all in one week to highlight how young professionals throughout Mesa County are getting involved in the community. Go to all three events, and YPN will buy your first drink at After Hours on July 13th, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to the Wine Tasting…

Helping Students Become CEOs Let’s be honest… how many of us in middle or high school ever considered owning and/or running a business? And if we did, it was probably because we had a father, mother or other close relative that was in business. Yet the reality is that many of the students sitting in…

School is out for the summer but businesses don’t take a summer vacation. In fact, if things are slowing down a bit in your business this is the ideal time to engage in some networking activities to build your client and referral base. The Chamber has multiple opportunities for you to utilize this month: Networking…

Close to 40 businesses or social enterprises have been launched with your help in the past four years through your support of YEA! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in…

The 26th Mesa County Leadership Class participants will be feted at a graduation luncheon on Thursday, June 14th, 12:00 PM at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa.  Employers and anyone who helped make this most recent series a success (speakers, steering committee members, etc.) are invited to help celebrate this achievement.  As lunch will be served,…

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