Local businesses are being recognized by the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.
Monday the annual lunch celebrated growing businesses in Grand Junction.
With all the talk of our struggling economy it's not everyday that businesses get recognized for expanding, and providing jobs to community members.
No matter the size of your business, what you sell, or what you do, everyone who took part in providing jobs this quarter was celebrated.
Six businesses were recognized at the event today: Lewis Engineers, TWI, Atlasta Solar, Absolute Prestige, Vivax and ringing in the most growth with 500 new jobs was StarTek.
President of the Grand Junction chamber of commerce, Diane Schwenke says, whether it's 5 jobs or 500...every opportunity counts.
"We all could use some good news, we know the economy is fragile and to know that businesses are continuing to invest in this environment is good news for everybody," said Schwenke.
640 new jobs were added this quarter, bringing in more than two million dollars in capital.
Since local elections are taking place soon, city council members attended, answering any questions from the audience about job growth and business plans.
Once election season cycles out, the chamber of commerce plans to focus on work-force development and youth education.
A job fair will be held in April. To learn more you can visit www.gjchamber.org