The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is heading to the state capital tomorrow. They will be making the trip to discuss state and local issues with legislators. The purpose of this trip is create a stronger relationship between local business and the state government.
There will be 50 people making the drive to Denver and they will be able to ask questions of the state legislature and will discuss key issues now facing the business community. Some issues include the health of the oil and gas industry and Amendment 64.
Betsey Bair of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the trip and said it is a great networking opportunity for our local government to tap into bigger issues.
Bair said there are several face to face benefits, "They pick up the phone and say hey I met you at dinner. I know you own this type of business. Can you tell me how this proposed legislation will affect your business?”
Bair said she is happy that 30 legislators RSVP’ed for the dinner because is will be the biggest event of the two day trip. The Chamber of Commerce will also get a tour of the state capital
This is not the first trip to the capital for the group. The Chamber of Commerce has benefited from this opportunity for 20 years.