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…

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…

Are you an employer who is regularly looking for ways to screen candidates for your open positions? Have you heard about the Work Keys Assessment Tools? These assessments are offered at no charge and can help you in your hiring decision making process. Over 100 businesses have already agreed to use Work Keys test scores…

After months of preparation and hard work, the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy students will be officially launching their businesses at the YEA! Trade Show. The Trade Show will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12-2 PM at the Mesa Mall, 2424 Old US Hwy 6 & 50. These middle and high school students…

Frankly, we are a bit tired of the phrase “talent pipeline” and in keeping with our theme of “saddling up for success” we see workforce development as putting coal in the “talent train.” Join us for a discussion on how we can shovel even faster in developing the talent we need to fuel our local…

Is your business interested in taking on an intern but don’t know where to begin? Or have you tried to find an intern and found the process to be too daunting? Then join us for an open discussion about the different pathways you can utilize to hire an intern, as well as provide feedback for…

The End of 2017—Already?! Time flies, doesn’t it? The 18th century Irish novelist Laurence Stern once wrote that “Time wastes too fast: every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity life follows my pen. The days and hours of it are flying over our heads like clouds of a windy day never to return…

                                        We all hoped for a sustainable and steady recovery in 2017 and while it didn’t happen immediately it appears we will be ending the year in a stronger economic position that when we began 2017. What…

  Are you interested in working with or recruiting students from CMU? Colorado Mesa University would like to invite you to use Handshake, a modern platform that enables employers to search for and manage relationships with top talent at universities across the country. Whether they be credit-bearing or not, paid or un-paid, Handshake allows you to easily…

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