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Manufacturing, the often invisible pillar of our community. A great number of citizens have no general knowledge of the types of industries within their respective communities. They know how many hospitals are in the city limits and can rattle off a few names of the middle schools close to them, but how many core, stable,…

Football season is here (although apparently, no one told the Broncos or my Dolphins—ouch). And, while there is a lot going on with the Chamber that I could focus on this month, I’d like to hit the pause button on that and get back to some fundamentals while using the football analogy. To play the…

In a survey sent to GJACC members in September of 2018, healthcare costs tied as the top concern for businesses related to workforce issues. In collaboration with Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Chamber is excited to be discussing a variety of topics (see session plan below)…

Did you know that the Mesa County Board of Commissioners instituted a program almost four years ago to help encourage new and existing businesses to expand and invest in Mesa County? While it has only recently begun to be utilized, it has the potential to assist in growing businesses and jobs throughout the county. What…

In 2018 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $140 million in funding that will be spent over the next five years to expand the FORGE laboratory (short for Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy in Milford, Utah). The funding will power a large-scale experiment in rural Utah intended to develop new ways to extract…

LOCAL AND STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES PROPOSITION CC: This proposition would allow the state to retain the revenue it is currently required to refund under TABOR, eliminating the state’s revenue cap. All future excess revenue would instead be spent on K-12 education, higher education, and transportation. CHAMBER’S POSITION: VOTE NO. The ballot language for Proposition CC…

One of the benefits of membership that consumers use more than any other is our annual Membership Directory. Potential customers, clients, and guests can find your business information in both this publication and on the Chamber website. Easy to find alphabetically or by business type, the Membership Directory is a great way to stay top-of-mind…

Edward Jones / Travis Mullenix 1114 N 1st St, Ste 102 Grand Junction, CO 81501-2177 Travis Mullenix – (970) 242-7366 www.edwardjones.com/travis-mullenix Financial Advisors or Services Hotel Maverick Colorado Mesa University Campus Lindsay May – (720) 384-4908 Hotels/Motels Mountain Iron Aesthetics 2381 Patterson Rd, Ste 141 Grand Junction, CO 81505-1219 Bryce E. Tourney – (970) 245-0992…

As many local employers have experienced, finding qualified early career talent is increasingly expensive, competitive, and time-consuming. Through CareerWise Colorado, employers gain access to early-career talent that can be shaped into loyal, skilled employees who generate positive ROI, rejuvenate company culture, and develop a long-term, sustainable talent pipeline for hard-to-fill roles. From advanced manufacturing to…

Rich Wobbekind, Dean of the Leeds Business School, University of Colorado will present his very popular annual Economic Outlook on Monday, December 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center during our last quarterly luncheon of the year. Wobbekind will be providing an economic outlook for the nation, the state and Mesa County for…

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Manufacturing, the often invisible pillar of our community. A great number of citizens have no general knowledge of the types of industries within their respective communities. They know how many hospitals are in the city limits and can rattle off a few names of the middle schools close to them, but how many core, stable,…

Football season is here (although apparently, no one told the Broncos or my Dolphins—ouch). And, while there is a lot going on with the Chamber that I could focus on this month, I’d like to hit the pause button on that and get back to some fundamentals while using the football analogy. To play the…

In a survey sent to GJACC members in September of 2018, healthcare costs tied as the top concern for businesses related to workforce issues. In collaboration with Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Chamber is excited to be discussing a variety of topics (see session plan below)…

Did you know that the Mesa County Board of Commissioners instituted a program almost four years ago to help encourage new and existing businesses to expand and invest in Mesa County? While it has only recently begun to be utilized, it has the potential to assist in growing businesses and jobs throughout the county. What…

In 2018 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $140 million in funding that will be spent over the next five years to expand the FORGE laboratory (short for Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy in Milford, Utah). The funding will power a large-scale experiment in rural Utah intended to develop new ways to extract…

LOCAL AND STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES PROPOSITION CC: This proposition would allow the state to retain the revenue it is currently required to refund under TABOR, eliminating the state’s revenue cap. All future excess revenue would instead be spent on K-12 education, higher education, and transportation. CHAMBER’S POSITION: VOTE NO. The ballot language for Proposition CC…

One of the benefits of membership that consumers use more than any other is our annual Membership Directory. Potential customers, clients, and guests can find your business information in both this publication and on the Chamber website. Easy to find alphabetically or by business type, the Membership Directory is a great way to stay top-of-mind…

Edward Jones / Travis Mullenix 1114 N 1st St, Ste 102 Grand Junction, CO 81501-2177 Travis Mullenix – (970) 242-7366 www.edwardjones.com/travis-mullenix Financial Advisors or Services Hotel Maverick Colorado Mesa University Campus Lindsay May – (720) 384-4908 Hotels/Motels Mountain Iron Aesthetics 2381 Patterson Rd, Ste 141 Grand Junction, CO 81505-1219 Bryce E. Tourney – (970) 245-0992…

As many local employers have experienced, finding qualified early career talent is increasingly expensive, competitive, and time-consuming. Through CareerWise Colorado, employers gain access to early-career talent that can be shaped into loyal, skilled employees who generate positive ROI, rejuvenate company culture, and develop a long-term, sustainable talent pipeline for hard-to-fill roles. From advanced manufacturing to…

Rich Wobbekind, Dean of the Leeds Business School, University of Colorado will present his very popular annual Economic Outlook on Monday, December 16th, 12:00 PM at the Mesa County Workforce Center during our last quarterly luncheon of the year. Wobbekind will be providing an economic outlook for the nation, the state and Mesa County for…

Yes, we know the leaves are just beginning to turn and we have an entire holiday season to enjoy but planning is already underway for the 2020 Chamber Annual Banquet slated for January 31st! We invite our members to get involved in several ways: •Join the Auction Committee and help us make the Chamber’s Auction…

One of the most anticipated GJ Chamber events is quickly approaching! The annual Tees & Tunes Tournament & Concert is taking over Bookcliff Country Club on September 27th. Start your day on the tee box with the sun shining and a gentle fall breeze surrounding you. As your eyes sweep over the green fairways, the…

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