The Chamber Business Plan is ambitious and we can simply not achieve all of our goals without the assistance of our members. Shown below are the 2016 Committees along with a short description of what they do and when they meet. All committee meetings take place in the Chamber conference rooms. If you are interested in serving or wish to learn more, contact the Chamber staff at 970-242-3214 or email

Air Service Task Force was created last year to bring together varied interests to explore the opportunities for expanding daily nonstop air service to California. The group currently meets monthly on the first Thursday at 9:00 AM. The next meeting is Thursday, February 4th.

Diplomats provide communication and outreach with current and future Chamber members. Committee members participate in ribbon cuttings, directory delivery drive, welcome new members at Business After Hours and other events throughout the year.

Emerging Workforce Committee is the Chamber’s Workforce Committee and brings together educators, government and businesses to address the needs of employers and potential employees, now and in the future. The group oversees the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, the Hire Me First Program and business participation in career fairs and efforts such as KickStart.

Energy and Economic Development focuses on issues and events related to the local energy industry. Members help plan the monthly energy briefings and offer insights into industry trends and issues.

Governmental Affairs: With over 100 members, this is the largest Chamber
committee. Members help to draft policy guidelines; provide member input on issues; and generally direct the policy discussions and actions of the Chamber upon Board approval. This committee is most active October through May.

Leadership Steering Committee: Members of this committee help recruit participants and plan the elements of the ten-month class for up to 25 current and aspiring leaders in the community. The group meets twice a year, but committee members are assigned to one full day of planning and implementation as well.

Young Professionals Network of Mesa County: YPN is a group of young professionals who participate in monthly networking events just for them as they grow their network and their support system. There is an additional charge to join the network which is used to defray event costs for the group.

Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2016 Newsletter.

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