When can a banker say, “And, it’s not going to cost you any more than you are paying now”? Not often enough in my book but this is one time I get to say it to you, the members of the Grand Junction Area Chamber. At the September Board meeting, we took up the annual task of adjusting membership investment levels to “at least the level of inflation,” a policy we have had in place for twenty plus years. Based on the feedback of staff as to the current inflation rate and knowledge that the economy is fragile, locally, the Board made the decision to maintain the current investment levels for all classifications in 2016. That means that your investment in the Chamber will be unchanged next year.
There are other things that won’t change in 2016 including:
- Our commitment to provide tangible return on member investments
- Our dedication to improving the local economy
- Our voicing of business concerns and support for actions by government
- Our offering of high quality networking and education for members
- Our recognition that all of us are here to serve the real owners of the Chamber, our members
The old adage that there is strength in numbers applies to a membership organization such as ours as well. You can help us increase our members and our programming in a very special way in October as we make our final push to add as many members as possible to our ranks before year end and the publishing of our annual business directory. Simply give us a lead and if that business joins in October, you are eligible to receive a $50 gift card to one of our member restaurants once we receive at least one half of their annual investment. It’s a win/win/win for all of us, so please consider being part of this effort.
Jeff Franklin, Chairman
Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce October 2015 Newsletter.