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,…

It is hard to believe that the CMU 20,000 initiative celebrated its one-year anniversary last month.  The long-term commitment of this Chamber to rally 5,000 community supporters around growing Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students is alive and well.  Progress has been made on many fronts, often out of the spotlight for our members and…

  On Friday, May 4th Grand Junction YEA! student and CEO of Sleepy Sheepy, Nick Silzell, won the 2018 National Young Entrepreneurs Academy People’s Choice Award at the YEA! Saunders Scholar Competition in Rochester, New York. At the all-day competition, Nick competed against 70 student businesses from across the country, who were all vying for…

Anyone interested in participating the next Mesa County Leadership Class, which begins in early September, is urged to submit their applications soon. The deadline is Friday, June 1st and the class is limited to 20 individuals. Those chosen for the class will spend about one day a month in various community settings learning about what…

At the 2018 YEA! Investor Panel held on March 28th Nick Silzell, CEO of Sleepy Sheepy, was named the 2018 Grand Junction Area Chamber’s Saunders Scholar. Nick and his family will be attending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Competition in Rochester, NY the first week of May to compete for up to $50,000 of…

The fifth class of the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate on May 8th, 6:00 PM at the Factory and members are invited to attend and cheer on these newly minted small business owners aged 11 to 15. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from the business community…

A vibrant community doesn’t just happen. It is the work of leaders—those individuals willing to dream big, take risks and inspire positive change. At the urging of strong business leaders wishing to see others take up the reins and move Grand Junction forward the Chamber is rolling out a new event on April 18th, the…

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