In 2021 the Chamber will have several committees to do the work outlined in the 2021 Business Plan. Any employee of a Chamber member is welcome to serve on committees that are accepting new members. Shown below are the committees with a short description of their work.
CareerLink Committee is the umbrella committee for Workforce Development Programing and includes business, government and education representatives. Meeting once a month the committee receives an update on workforce initiatives and seeks feedback from employers. The Committee is actively seeking more business engagement at their meetings on the second Tuesday of the month.
Diplomats is the Chamber’s oldest committee and is engaged in new business welcome activities and member outreach efforts. The group only meets once a quarter but gathers weekly for ribbon-cutting ceremonies and other Chamber functions. Members are free to attend as many of these special functions as they have time for and new Diplomats are always welcome.
Governmental Affairs is the Chamber’s largest committee and, as the name implies, focuses on being the voice of business with government. The group meets twice a month during the Colorado General Assembly session from January through May and then on an as-needed basis throughout the rest of the year. Members interested in public policy are encouraged to join the group.
Grand Junction Regional Air Service Alliance is a standalone corporation managed by the Chamber to assist in commercial air service development. The appointed board is the voting body for decision making but other Chamber members are welcome to attend in an ex officio capacity. The group meets on the first Wednesday monthly.
Leadership Steering Committee organizes and executes the Mesa County Leadership Program annually. Members of the group plan the day-long sessions and arranges speakers. The group is appointed and is not accepting new members at this time.
Young Professionals Network of Mesa County is under the Chamber’s committee structure and organizes learning and networking opportunities for professionals under the age of 40 in the community. There is a separate fee to help fund these events and those interested need not work for a chamber member to participate. Typical events include business before hours, CEO luncheons and monthly after-hours events.