September is national Workforce Month and to celebrate, workforce partners throughout Mesa County will be hosting a Workforce Week. This week will highlight the innovative workforce development programs throughout Mesa County that are the result of the collaborative efforts of the Mesa County Workforce Center, School District 51, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce,…

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”…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is currently look for middle and high school students who have a passion for ideas and creativity, for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!). The program is entering its sixth year, after helping over 50 students launch their own businesses. YEA! is a 28-week academic program, meeting from early…

The Chamber recently conducted an online survey about internship programs in the hopes of improving the usage and value of programs for employers and students.  Over two hundred people, which represents over 14% of those invited, took the time to respond.  Shown below are some highlights. Over 60 % of respondents have utilized interns as…

September is national Workforce Month and to celebrate, workforce partners throughout Mesa County will be hosting a Workforce Week. Kicking off Wednesday, September 5th with the Career Fair at Colorado Mesa University, Workforce Week will highlight the innovative workforce development programs throughout Mesa County that are the result of the collaborative efforts of the Mesa…

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…

  The Chamber recently launched a short (six questions) survey about internships and how our members are or are not utilizing them. The purpose of the survey is to determine better ways to connect businesses and students in a workplace environment that will benefit both groups. The survey closing date is August 6th and we…

2018 is officially half over and the Chamber is proud of the work it has done on behalf of its members and the business community. Be sure to check out our infographic shown below for a snapshot, quantitatively, of what we do on your behalf. Shown below is a brief summary of our major activities/accomplishments;…

The CMU20,000 initiative (15,000 students and 5,000 community supporters) is kicking off a second year of strengthening our workforce and economic development efforts by supporting Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College. Building on the success of a campaign last year to make students feel welcomed by the community, the Chamber is inviting area…

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