What is on our radar this month?
Here is a medley of upcoming events and opportunities that have come across our desks at GJEP. If you have an upcoming event you'd like to share with the community, email us the details for consideration. 
Seeking Public Input on Transportation in Mesa County

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (GVMPO) is actively seeking public input for the  2045 Regional Transportation Plan .

Attend an upcoming community workshop:

Monday, September 9: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Factory, 750 Main Street, Grand Junction

Tuesday, September 10: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Mesa County Central Library, 443 N 6th Street, Grand Junction

Tuesday, September 10: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Clifton Community Hall, 126 2nd Street, Clifton

You can also take a survey online and find more information on the GV2045 Regional Transportation Plan website .

QHN 2019 Summit: Healthier Together
with keynote speaker Stacy Bare, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Founder of the Great Outdoors Lab

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado Mesa University - University Center Ballroom, 1100 North Ave, Grand Junction

Quality Health Network invites you to a full day of "inspiration, education, and collaboration" with professionals in the behavioral, social, and medical fields. Learn about the social determinants of health and get a sneak peek at QHN’s new Community Resource Network, a Community Information Exchange intended to encourage interagency communication to achieve a whole-person picture of wellness.

Keynote speaker Stacy Bare is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, US Army Veteran, and a co-founder of the Great Outdoors Lab, which seeks to scientifically prove that time outdoors is good for your health. Stacy also founded Adventure Not War and in 2017, GJEP executive director Robin Brown joined Stacy and fellow veteran Matthew Griffin to complete the first recorded ski ascent and descent of Mt. Halgurd, the tallest mountain in Iraq.

Denver Startup Week
representing the Western Slope startup scene

Dates: September 16-20

GJEP's Mara Hardy will be heading to Denver with some of our local entrepreneurs to represent the "West Slope Best Slope" at Denver Startup Week. If you attended Techstars Startup Week West Slope earlier this year, you know this will be a week filled with great learning opportunities and networking with Colorado's entrepreneurial community.

Courses in Human Resources
offered by the Western Colorado Human Resource Association

The Western Colorado Human Resource Association is offering five new courses in partnership with Colorado Mesa University and the law firm of Bechtel, Santo & Severn. The courses are designed specifically for those who are new to HR, those who perform HR-related duties but are not HR professionals, small business owners, and any HR professional who needs a refresher course.

The first course, "Conducting a Wage Audit", starts September 11 and will help organizations prepare for the new Equal Pay for Equal Work law that comes into effect January 1, 2021.

For more information on these HR courses and how to register, download this PDF .
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