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I’ve been a member of the Grand Junction Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee for a long time…longer than I’ve been on the board actually. And as we meet at 7:00 AM every other Tuesday this winter to discuss and cuss about bills being introduced and moving through the Colorado General Assembly, I am reminded once again…

Being strong advocates for business was cited by 40% of the Chamber’s membership in the 2019 annual survey as the top priority for the Chamber. This time of year, the organization is particularly focused on reaching out to policy makers in Denver and in Washington D.C. to ensure that local small businesses have a voice…

When the Chamber took a lead role in organizing a political issues committee (The Tax You Don’t Pay) and developing a campaign to increase the lodging tax along with the Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board in 2018, it was focused on economic development. More funding for destination marketing would result in more visitors and more…

Let’s focus on advocacy at the local level. This topic is very important to many small businesses in Grand Junction and countless other rural environments. Local Advocacy can vary from simply wanting to properly navigate the building code, making sure your new facility complies with the local fire marshal, or even how you can ensure…

There is a somewhat dated industry rallying cry that goes something like this…” This Chamber doesn’t just cut through ribbons…it cuts through the red tape!” Have you ever walked away from the local planning office shaking your head and convinced your dreams of growing are dead? Have you ever wondered who to call in order…

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3 Angels Message Ministry PO Box 607 Fruita, CO 81521-0607 Tamara Ruckdeschel – (970) 712-3258 Non Profit: Cultural Absolute Dance and Performing Arts Center 2460 Patterson Rd, Ste 5 Grand Junction, CO 81505-1027 Theresa Kahl – (970) 255-8322 www.absolutedancegj.com Dance Board & Butter Tiffany Bland – (970) 208-4889 Caterers Castle Creek Manor Bed and Breakfast…

So…that was SOME banquet, am I right!?! I want to thank all of you who attended and our sponsors for helping us start 2020 off in true samurai fashion here at the Chamber. It was simply amazing and would not have been possible without all of our great sponsors. I want to give a special…

Chamber members have spoken loud and clear that a lack of workforce is their major challenge via numerous surveys. One of the ways that the Chamber has responded is by convening workforce stakeholders to work collaboratively to address this business issue and avoid duplication of efforts. The Chamber’s CareerLink Committee is an umbrella entity that…

On January 31st, The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce gathered over 700 members, community leaders, and volunteers to celebrate the success our local business community had in 2019. During the event, the Chamber presented awards to the following at the 2020 Annual Banquet in recognition of their work in championing a stronger and healthier…

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I’ve been a member of the Grand Junction Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee for a long time…longer than I’ve been on the board actually. And as we meet at 7:00 AM every other Tuesday this winter to discuss and cuss about bills being introduced and moving through the Colorado General Assembly, I am reminded once again…

Being strong advocates for business was cited by 40% of the Chamber’s membership in the 2019 annual survey as the top priority for the Chamber. This time of year, the organization is particularly focused on reaching out to policy makers in Denver and in Washington D.C. to ensure that local small businesses have a voice…

When the Chamber took a lead role in organizing a political issues committee (The Tax You Don’t Pay) and developing a campaign to increase the lodging tax along with the Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board in 2018, it was focused on economic development. More funding for destination marketing would result in more visitors and more…

Let’s focus on advocacy at the local level. This topic is very important to many small businesses in Grand Junction and countless other rural environments. Local Advocacy can vary from simply wanting to properly navigate the building code, making sure your new facility complies with the local fire marshal, or even how you can ensure…

There is a somewhat dated industry rallying cry that goes something like this…” This Chamber doesn’t just cut through ribbons…it cuts through the red tape!” Have you ever walked away from the local planning office shaking your head and convinced your dreams of growing are dead? Have you ever wondered who to call in order…

Colorado Injury & Pain Specialists 201 West Park Dr Grand Junction, CO 81505-1469 Terri Boschetto – (970) 242-0162 www.cipain.com Pain Management Franklin Prestige Mortgage 533 Bogart Ln, Unit C Grand Junction, CO 81505-7149 Gary Franklin – (970) 644-8006 www.franklinprestige.com Mortgages & Contracts Hormone Health & Wellness of Colorado LLC 1190 Bookcliff Ave, Unit 202 Grand…

I cannot tell you how honored I am to be the Chairman of the Chamber in 2020. We have a great organization with great members, a great board, a great staff…and a great plan for how to promote economic growth and be the voice for business this year! Based on research by the Western Association…

According to Dr. Richard Wobbekind, head of the Business Research Division in the Leeds School of Business, Colorado University, any slow-down in economic growth in 2020 could be due to a lack of available workforce and a wait-and-see approach regarding the 2020 election. But there will still be growth. Over 150 attendees gathered to listen to…

The first quarterly general membership luncheon of 2020 will take place on March 16, 2020. We have tentatively made plans to request that a representative of the BLM headquarters staff join us for that luncheon to talk about the role and mission of the BLM and the enhanced presence of the agency in Grand Junction…

The outlook into 2020 for the Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion program is extremely bright. Each week we are out in the community assessing the current business climate and addressing the needs of existing businesses all across the Grand Valley. Local business is the backbone of our community and does so much for our local…

Last month, the 2020 Class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a Grand Junction Chamber program that serves as the catalytic spark for students as young as 11 to become entrepreneurs and champions their own professional development, welcomed their business mentors to class! Business mentors are an essential component of the YEA! program and crucial to…

There are 74 million people in the Baby Boomer generation and they are retiring at the rate of 10,000 employees per day. The generations coming after those Boomers can’t replace all of them and that means that there are simply not enough people to fill the open jobs in America. Employers will need to become “employers…

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