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…

Got an hour a week for eight weeks that you could donate to a child with the potential for life changing results? That is all it takes to be part of the Read with a Child program. Conducted by School District 51 and sponsored by the Mesa County Business’ Education Foundation, Read with a Child…

Summer is flying by, and in just a few short months YEA! will be starting up again! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) is an exciting program that empowers young people to take control of their futures, transforming students into CEOs of their very own business! YEA! teaches students between the ages of 11-18 to turn…

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…

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,…

  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…

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