Did you miss the employer breakfast in September where representatives of the Mesa County Workforce Center discussed how you can use their assessments to help you hire the right employees with the right skill sets to move your company forward? You now have a second chance! The Mesa County Workforce Center has scheduled another breakfast…

The Young Entrepreneurs toured Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. on October 18, 2016.  The 14 students were toured through the manufacturing facility, shown product and packaging, discussed how the business was formed and grown, and saw photos of projects in the US and other countries.  Both Paul Kobishop and Jessica Smith were terrific tour guides and…

I am pleased to inform you that the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce accepted the: International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Economic Development Week Campaign – Economic Development Week, Population 25,000 – 200,000 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Regionalism…

In spite of objections raised by members of the business community nationwide including this Chamber, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized updated overtime rules in May and all businesses will be expected to comply beginning December 1, 2016. While key provisions are shown below there are still a lot of questions about how to apply…

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 Entrepreneurs Academy does for up to 24 lucky middle and high school students each year….

Are you having difficulty getting the right employees with the right skill sets to move your company forward? Who doesn’t? If so, it is worth your time to join fellow employers and representatives of the Mesa County Workforce Center for breakfast on Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30 AM at the Workforce Center, 512 29 ½ Road….

CMU desires to help members of our community realize their dream of achieving a college education, whether for career advancement or personal satisfaction. The opportunity exists and it’s more accessible than ever before. Currently, CMU offers 74 majors at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral level with 50 areas of concentration and 46 minors….

Applications are now being accepted for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). For those that would like more information, the Chamber is hosting a Pizza Party/Information Session for students and parents on Thursday, August 18th, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in the Chamber Board Room, at 360 Grand Avenue. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an…

The second quarter of the year from April through June is traditionally one of our most active periods in terms of serving our members and making progress on our annual business plan. Shown below are just a few of our accomplishments: Led the community effort to celebrate Economic Development Week in coordination with our economic…

Middle and high school students with a passion for ideas and a desire to augment their education with some real life skills would make excellent candidates for the Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Recruitment for the next class which begins the end of September is now in full swing and applications will only be accepted through…

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