Creating a Strong Local Economy
Last year the Chamber handled approximately 507,683 requests for local business information. Callers are referred to Chamber member businesses. Click here to view our online business directory.
Chamber Leads Groups provide a direct networking opportunity through weekly group meetings for Chamber members to:
- Generate Referrals
- Build Relationships
- Share Best Practices
Each group is limited to one member from each business category. Contact the Chamber at 970.242.3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Seminars on customer service, new technologies, and management techniques; OSHA workshops; and many other opportunities to discover the latest trends in business. Contact Diane Schwenke for more information or click here for a list of upcoming events.
Group Rate Discounts
Bottom line savings through group rates on workers comp, cellular phone service, United Chambers Insurance, and other programs, which are being developed. Contact Leif Johnson for more information.
The Chamber offers myriad opportunities to promote your business including the E-Newsletter, Events, the Community Profile, City Map and more. The Chamber web site lists all Chamber members free of charge. Click here to view a full list of marketing opportunities.
Providing Networking Opportunities
People like to do business with people they know! The Chamber offers many excellent opportunities to get acquainted with the many people who make up the business community through:
- Business After Hours - held on the last Tuesday of each month with an average attendance of 300.
- Committees and Task Force Involvement - opportunities including the Legislative Committee, Business Education Partnership, and the Chamber Rangers, the Chamber's ambassador group which does public relations, promotions, and volunteer work for the Chamber.
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Annual Banquet - average attendance of 750.
- Membership Directory and Buyers Guide Listing - 3,000 copies are distributed to Chamber Member Businesses and to individuals requesting relocation information - and the entire directory and guide are available on this Web site. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the Visitor and Convention Bureau to promote the Grand Junction area also use the directory.
- The Chamber encourages Chamber members to do business with other Chamber members.
Promoting the Community
The Chamber’s Committees Keep You In Touch & Involved
Chamber committees provide a conduit of information to you about healthcare, workforce, transportation, manufacturing and local legislative issues. While you are working at your business, the Chamber is promoting the community through involvement, facilitation and education.
Grand Junction Forum
The Chamber’s Grand Junction Forum Committee was formed to undertake efforts to plan for future growth in the community while preserving the unique character and assets that make this area an attractive place to live, work and play. Contact Diane Schwenke for more information.
Mesa County Leadership Program
The Mesa County Leadership Program was designed to identify, train, and motivate the current and future leaders from all
segments of community. Its goal is to prepare those people for involvement in community-oriented leadership roles. Contact Diane Schwenke for
2013 - 2014 Mesa County Leadership Application Form
Supporting A Sustainable Future
Green Business Directory
More and more businesses are examining their methods of doing business and looking for ways to conserve, recycle, renew and work in a sustainable manner. Your Grand Junction Area Chamber supports its green-minded business members with advocacy, and education. The Green Directory is available to anyone who wants to locate resources that use sustainable business practices and promote a strong local economy.
Representing Business to Government
The Grand Junction Area Chamber is active in the public policy arena, and works throughout the year with policymakers and legislators on issues of importance to the business community. From reducing health care costs to fighting burdensome mandates and regulations, the Chamber's goal is to foster an economic climate in which your business can succeed.
The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce offers five membership packages to promote your business. Click here to view the Chamber membership packages and apply online.