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Education in our Valley has a big impact on business in our community. From ensuring a strong talent pipeline into the workforce after graduation to enticing employees who may be thinking of relocating to Grand Junction, the quality of our school system does determine the quality of workforce in the Grand Valley.   Many decisions…

Helping Employers Address Labor Shortages Are you having a hard time hiring new employees? Are you seeing current employees becoming restless and looking for change? Pressure on the workforce is the top concern keeping our chamber members up at night. Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce can be difficult in the best of times and…

Original article text and information sourced from the Colorado Sun As businesses attempted to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)quickly became a lifeline for many Mesa County Businesses. They join nearly half of the 200,000 PPP loans made to Colorado small businesses that had been forgiven as of July 1….

It is with great pleasure that the organization announces that Candace Carnahan is being promoted to Vice President. Her responsibilities will include business retention and expansion activities along with oversight of fundraising and general programming. Candace has been with the organization since May 2015 and has been responsible for events, communications, marketing and programming in…

The temperatures are beginning to drop at night and fall is definitely peaking it’s head around the corner here in the Grand Valley. At the Chamber, the new season brings a plethora of opportunities to engage and grow – including some great training and signature events. This year, we have a very important school board…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. 579 Construction LLC 2591 Legacy Way Grand Junction, CO 81503-1789 Michelle Powell – (970) 208-9009 https://579construction.com Construction: Commercial Advanced Window Cleaning 2332 Interstate Ave Grand Junction, CO 81505-8624 Eric Lammers, Tammy & John Hershberger – (970) 640-5290 grandjunctionwindowcleaning.com Window Cleaning ConCurrent…

In September 2020, 23 individuals within our business community made the commitment to grow their leadership skills, discover more about the community they call home, and work together to continue the strength of our economy for many years to come. Over the next 10 months, this next-generation of business leaders dedicated one day a month…

CareerWise Colorado, By Lanna Hernandez During the last year, teachers across the country felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with school closures and the switch to remote learning. These new ways of education have become something everyone is now familiar with; however, the transition to virtual classes has been challenging for instructors. According to…

Chamber Membership Boots Your Image: According to American Business Magazine 44% of consumers are more likely to think favorably of businesses who are members of their local chambers and 63% are more likely to buy products or services from businesses who are members of their local chamber. But how can you communicate to people that…

GJACC Expresses Concern with Federal Legislation The Chamber in late July contacted Senator Michael Bennet to express our concerns regarding conversations to integrate California’s ABC test rule for independent contractors at the federal level. The classification of independent contractors has been under scrutiny at the state level as well this year. Right now, there are…

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Helping Employers Address Labor Shortages Are you having a hard time hiring new employees? Are you seeing current employees becoming restless and looking for change? Pressure on the workforce is the top concern keeping our chamber members up at night. Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce can be difficult in the best of times and…

Original article text and information sourced from the Colorado Sun As businesses attempted to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)quickly became a lifeline for many Mesa County Businesses. They join nearly half of the 200,000 PPP loans made to Colorado small businesses that had been forgiven as of July 1….

The temperatures are beginning to drop at night and fall is definitely peaking it’s head around the corner here in the Grand Valley. At the Chamber, the new season brings a plethora of opportunities to engage and grow – including some great training and signature events. This year, we have a very important school board…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. 579 Construction LLC 2591 Legacy Way Grand Junction, CO 81503-1789 Michelle Powell – (970) 208-9009 https://579construction.com Construction: Commercial Advanced Window Cleaning 2332 Interstate Ave Grand Junction, CO 81505-8624 Eric Lammers, Tammy & John Hershberger – (970) 640-5290 grandjunctionwindowcleaning.com Window Cleaning ConCurrent…

In September 2020, 23 individuals within our business community made the commitment to grow their leadership skills, discover more about the community they call home, and work together to continue the strength of our economy for many years to come. Over the next 10 months, this next-generation of business leaders dedicated one day a month…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. Bucket List Destinations Travel, LLC 1048 Independent Ave, Ste A110 Grand Junction, CO 81505-6120 KaTina R. Cannon – (833) 400-3439 www.yourbucketlist.biz Travel Agencies/Travel Services Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse 3900 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85018-2614 Whitney Willis – (877) 228-9030 https://www.shamrockfsw.com/ Food:…

Chamber Membership Boots Your Image: According to American Business Magazine 44% of consumers are more likely to think favorably of businesses who are members of their local chambers and 63% are more likely to buy products or services from businesses who are members of their local chamber. But how can you communicate to people that…

GJACC Expresses Concern with Federal Legislation The Chamber in late July contacted Senator Michael Bennet to express our concerns regarding conversations to integrate California’s ABC test rule for independent contractors at the federal level. The classification of independent contractors has been under scrutiny at the state level as well this year. Right now, there are…

August is back to school month in the Grand Valley. Along with the typical list of school supplies needed and other preparations for students and teachers to return to the classroom, there is a lot of discussion about two things related to education. First, is the discussion related to measures being taken to continue to…

Close to 80 businesses have been launched over the past 8 years through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!) takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. Food Bank of the Rockies 120 N River Rd Palisade, CO 81526-8700 Gabriela F. Garayar – (970) 464-1138 www.foodbankrockies.org/ws Human Service Organization Good 2 Go Stores 1568 East 17th St Idaho Falls, ID 83404-6367 Mr. Dustin Johns – (208) 701-5080 www.good2gostores.com…

By Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO of Avelo Airlines Grand Junction is the jumping off point for the heart of Colorado’s scenic West and all that this region has to offer. We also know that the region’s residents want a fast, easy and affordable way to get to Southern California and its sun-soaked beaches and…

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