The Chamber’s 24th Annual trip to the State Capitol will be on February 23rd-24th and will feature briefings with members of the Governor’s cabinet along with an informal dinner typically attended by up to one third of the Colorado General Assembly. Shown below is the tentative schedule for the trip.  Space is limited and reservations can be made by contacting

Thursday, February 23

6:15 AM     Park and Ride – Board the chartered bus in the Chamber’s parking lot

6:30 AM     Promptly depart Grand Junction

11:30 AM     Lunch with Western Slope Legislators at Masonic Lodge

The following meetings will be held in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Colorado State Capitol:

1:05-1:25 PM     Bob Randall, Executive Director, Department of Natural Resources

1:30-2:20 PM     Governor John Hickenlooper

2:20-3:00 PM     Atorney General Cynthia Coffman

3:00-3:40 PM     Irv Halter, Executive Director, Department of Local Affairs

3:40-4:20 PM     Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director of CDOT

4:30 PM     Bus Departs for TownPlace Suites (685 Speer Blvd.)

5:45 PM     Bus departs for The Broker Restaurant located in the Colorado Business Bank Building (821 17th Street)

6:00-8:30 PM     Cocktails & Dinner with Legislators at The Broker Restaurant


Friday, February 24

7:00 AM     Breakfast, in Homewood Suites (550 15th Street, Denver)

7:30-8:10 AM     Tom Lipetzy, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, Dept. of Ag

8:30 AM     Bus departs for Capitol

9:00 AM     Observe House and/or Senate’s legislative proceedings

Historic Tour (Attic/Dome included) – Meet at the 1st floor tour desk, North side of  Capitol

11:30 AM     Bus departs for Grand Junction (Lunch en route)

Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2017 Newsletter.

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