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….

  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…

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