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Last week marked a significant milestone as the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated the distinguished graduates of the 2024 Mesa County Leadership Program. With a rich history spanning over three decades, this esteemed program has graduated over 600 individuals, fostering civically engaged business leaders who have committed to bolster and support our…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has released the 2024 Investment Report detailing key strategies, activities, and impacts on our business community and economy. A year of representation, resources, and relationships, 2023 signified immense growth for the organization. Representing over 700 members and serving over 35,000 employees, investment in the Chamber is a significant…

Last week, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legislative Wrap-Up lunch, providing a comprehensive overview of the outcomes from the 74th General Assembly in Colorado. The event featured a distinguished panel including Senator Janice Rich, Megan Dollar, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Political Operations for the Colorado Chamber of…

JUCO’s impact on our business community is undeniable. JUCO’s impact on our business community is undeniable. Dear Valued Investors, As a proud founding stakeholder in bringing the Junior College World Series to Grand Junction in 1959, the Grand Junction Area Chamber is reflecting on the rich history and significant impact this tournament has had on…

Last week, local government, businesses and community leaders gathered for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Valley. A crucial engagement for community members across the Valley, the event offered a platform for meaningful discussions on key topics and priorities facing our communities today, and insights on collaborative regional efforts shaping…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2024 graduation took place last Tuesday, May 7th, at the Maverick Innovation Center. With that, our eleventh YEA! class has officially completed the program as CEOs of fully formed and functioning businesses. Congratulations to these students and their new businesses! Alison McCaw, Everything…

Over the past eight months, the 2023-2024 Mesa County Leadership Program class has committed to learning about the collaborative efforts that make our community work and thrive, hearing from local leaders and touring facilities in government, water, healthcare, education, economic development and more. In, these up-and-coming leaders will officially complete the program and join the…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate National Economic Development Week, May 6 – 10, 2024, alongside our regional partners, recognizing the contributions made by economic developers to create a vibrant economy, champion sustainability and resiliency, and build a prosperous future for Mesa County. In 2016, the International Economic Development Council…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce held the annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Trade Show last Saturday, where our eleventh class officially revealed their business products and services to the public. This marks a very exciting milestone for our students in the program and the culmination of months of hard work and dedication, from…

For over 30 years, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s celebrated Leadership Program has fostered community and business leaders. By providing unique opportunities for participants to develop their leadership abilities and increase their understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing their community, participants gain valuable insights on how they can become civically engaged to…

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Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. CARS / Colorado Autobody & Reconditioning Specialists LLC. 472 28 1/2 Rd Grand Junction, CO 81501-5128 John Fetzko – (970) 241-2258 Carslikenew.com Auto Body / Collision Repair Colorado Craft Coffee and Beer House 1144 N 12th St Grand Junction, CO 81501-7641…

Investing in the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (GJACC) during periods of economic uncertainty holds profound strategic significance for our local businesses and our community at large. Investments impact our ability to work hard representing you while providing valuable resources that strengthen your knowledge and ability to thrive. Below are just a few of…

The Grand Valley is home to some of the most innovative and impactful manufacturing sites across the country and the world, and continuing to recognize and support the contributions these businesses make to our community has never been more important. As one of the largest local industries employing thousands of workers, and providing products to…

As we embrace the spirit of community and collaboration, October is a month of double celebration for us – Mav Month and Manufacturing Month. First and foremost, we are thrilled to announce our unwavering support for Colorado Mesa University (CMU) throughout the month of October as we celebrate Mav Month. CMU plays an integral role…

This past year our CareerLink committee has been hard at work finding solutions for our workforce development needs around the Grand Valley. The members of this committee are our partners at the Fruita and Palisade Chambers of Commerce, the Mesa County Workforce Center, School District 51, Colorado Mesa University and CMU Tech, as well as…

Public schools are the cornerstone of our future workforce. They are not just institutions of learning; they are the breeding grounds of talent, innovation, and the skilled workforce that our communities and economies depend on. The quality of education provided in public schools directly influences the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our students as they…

Winners of the 2023 Bestslope NextGEN Award

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, communities face the challenge of retaining their young talent. As young professionals seek diverse opportunities and experiences, many cities and towns grapple with a “brain drain” effect, losing their brightest prospects to larger urban centers. However, the Grand Junction Area Chamber in partnership with the Young Professionals Network of…

The world is a small place. In a matter of hours, those of us living on the West Slope can be in a foreign country. Likewise, products made in the Grand Valley are exported daily to international markets. Supply chains help bring raw materials from foreign lands to Colorado to be fabricated into cutting edge…

The keynote speaker takes the stage at the YP Summit

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of our local economy, it is our privilege to share with you why workforce development has emerged as a key priority for our Chamber of Commerce. It is a subject that touches the heart of our community, our businesses, and a thriving economic climate. Workforce development is not just…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. Amadika Aesthetics 3070 I-70 Business Loop, Ste B2 Grand Junction, CO 81504-4446 Amber Scott – (970) 683-8798 www.amadikaaesthetics.com Health and Beauty Bank of the West – Clifton 3201 F Rd Clifton, CO 81520-7432 Omar G. Campos – (970) 242-6642 Banks &…

happy volunteers packing food in donation boxes

At their core, nonprofits are driven by a noble purpose and deliver essential services and resources our community, but they also help bridge gaps in government and private sector efforts. Their dedication to promoting the common good, empowering individuals, and fostering economic growth contributes significantly to the overall vitality and resilience of our local economy…

This upcoming fall will be the 11th year of our local YEA! program here at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. We are recruiting middle and high school students who are looking to build valuable life skills for their futures! YEA! is a 26-week academic program that will be meeting starting in early October…

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