In today’s tight labor market, unfortunately businesses have positions going unfilled for months at a time as hiring managers across a wide spectrum of industry are finding that traditional methods of recruiting skilled talent have become pricey and unsustainable. As a result, an old idea is becoming new once again: apprenticeship is taking root across…

What is the Chamber good for? We often get asked that question by businesses contemplating becoming members. Primary research conducted at the direction of the Western Association of Chamber Executives several years ago demonstrated that businesses look to their local chambers of commerce to engage in five key areas aimed at helping their individual businesses…

In 2019 the Chamber will have several committees to do the work outlined in the 2019 Business Plan. Any employee of a Chamber member is welcome to serve on committees that are accepting new members. Shown below are the In 2019 the Chamber will have several committees to do the work outlined in the 2019…

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 2019. Our videoconference series which offers real time opportunities to discuss issues with our state delegation begins January 15th and will be held at the Chamber offices in the lower…

According to Dr. Richard Wobbekind, head of the Business Research Division in the Leeds School of Business, Colorado University, “The Mesa County economy is performing extremely well.” Insights into why the economy is stronger and what the economy may look like in 2019 were presented at the Chamber’s Annual Economic Outlook luncheon in December. With…

As a business owner, manager, decision maker your time is at a premium. Taking time to look above the stack of papers and problems to assess where your business is and where you want it to go often falls to the bottom of your “to do” list. One of the benefits of belonging to the…

Networking is a key benefit for many chamber members and in 2019 there are several ways for members to grow their networks and their relationships. • Leads Groups are the Chamber’s ongoing weekly long-term networking venue. Up to 25 members of non-competing businesses get together for one hour to offer one-minute updates from the businesses…

The Chamber will reconvene the popular Energy Briefing series in February with a new line up of presentations covering various energy sectors and their impact on the economy and everyday life. Our 2019 Sponsors for Energy Briefings are Atlasta Solar and Shear Inc.     At press time the schedule and topic speakers were being…

Dust off your spandex, start teasing your hair and mark your calendars for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Totally Awesome” Annual Banquet! Join the Chamber on Friday, January 25th at the Two Rivers Convention Center, as we Cabbage Patch the night away. With a bodacious arcade, choice silent auction, a gnarly live auction,…

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….

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