2018 is officially half over and the Chamber is proud of the work it has done on behalf of its members and the business community. Be sure to check out our infographic shown below for a snapshot, quantitatively, of what we do on your behalf. Shown below is a brief summary of our major activities/accomplishments;
- The Young Entrepreneurs Academy hit an unprecedented level of success this quarter. Not only were eight new businesses launched by middle and high school students, our Saunders Scholar, Nick Silzell, won the regional competition and was named the People’s Choice at the national competition, garnering $20,000 in scholarship funding.
- CareerWise 2.0 has successfully matched nine new students doing multi-year apprenticeships with eight area employers, including two businesses that are new to the program.
- The Chamber took positions on 49 bills before the Colorado Legislature and garnered an 81% success rate with assistance for our state legislative delegation.
- Two new events were launched with a combined attendance exceeding 200. The first was the Mesa County Leadership Summit aimed at engaging business professionals in building a stronger community. The second was a State of the Valley luncheon featuring key leaders from a number of local governmental entities discussing their take on our region. Initial feedback from members indicates they would like to see both events continue.
- JUCO Spirit kits were distributed to over 300 businesses in order to demonstrate our collective support for the 61st Annual Junior College World Series and the tourism impact it has on the local economy.