2015/2016 YEA! Participants

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 exciting, fun, projects based after-school program that empowers students in grades 6-12 to start and run their own real business or social movement.

Unlike a typical class, in the Academy participants learn the foundations of business as they launch their own company and master key skills from local entrepreneurs and dynamic trips to local businesses.

If you are a student or know one who has demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to your community and family, you can begin learning the skills that will change our life. No business experience is required; only a drive to succeed.

Reservations are not required for the Pizza Party but are appreciated and can be made by calling 970-242-3214. Unable to make the party but want to know more? Download the application and view other materials at www.gjchamber.org and click on the Get Connected tab. You can also contact Diane or Terri at the Chamber (diane@gjchamber.org or terri@gjchamber.org).

We wish to thank our program partners Western Colorado Community College, Mesa County Valley School District 51, Mesa County Workforce Center and Business Incubator Center. And, of course we could not do this without our program sponsors. They include (as of press time):

Presenting Sponsor: City of Grand Junction

Premier Sponsors: Home Loan, Mesa County Workforce Center

Scholarship Sponsor: Mesa County Business Education Foundation

Investor Panel Sponsors: Mesa County Valley School District 51, OBJ Group, US Bank, Alpine Bank, Community Banks, StarTek, VanWinkle Enterprises, Inc.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteer for the program, please contact Terri Smatla (terri@gjchamber.org) for more information.

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

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