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Tucson Metro Chamber Project Prosperity Selected as a Common Ground Award Top 20 Project of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Project Prosperity Selected as a Common Ground Award Top 20 Project of the Year   Tucson, AZ (September 22, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber’s Project Prosperity program has been selected by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance board of directors as one of the 2017 Common Ground Award Top 20 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Chamber News, News Release|

UA President Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UA President Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Tucson, AZ (September 20, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors has elected Dr. Robert C. Robbins, University of Arizona president to its board of directors.  The University of Arizona has a long history of involvement with the Tucson Metro Chamber [...]

September 20th, 2017|Chamber News, News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Celebrates Small Businesses, Copper Cactus Awards Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Celebrates Small Businesses, Copper Cactus Awards Winners Announced Tucson, AZ  – The Tucson Metro Chamber announced the 16 award winners of the prestigious Copper Cactus Awards at its major annual event at Casino Del Sol Resort on Friday, September 8.  The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards event presented [...]

September 8th, 2017|News Release|

“YES” to Better Pay for Public Servants

"YES” to Better Pay for Public Servants The Tucson Metro Chamber encourages a YES vote on Prop 406, a proposal to increase the salary of the mayor from $3,500 per month to $5,775 per month and to increase the salaries of the six councilmembers from $2,000 per month to $3,300 per month. The mayor of [...]

August 11th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert|

Chamber Opposes Permanent Tax Increase

Chamber Opposes Permanent Tax Increase The Tucson Metro Chamber has long been a strong supporter of education and increased education funding. However, in the November election, the Chamber recommends a NO vote on Prop 204, the Strong Start Tucson High-Quality Early-Childhood Financial Aid Program. Prop 204 is a proposal to authorize and implement an additional [...]

August 10th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert|

Susan Manfredi, IOM of Tucson Metro Chamber Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Susan Manfredi, IOM of Tucson Metro Chamber Graduates from Institute for Organization Management A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Tucson, AZ (July 20, 2017) - The Tucson Metro Chamber is pleased to announce that Susan Manfredi, IOM, investor services and affinity director, has graduated from the [...]

July 20th, 2017|News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors  Tucson, AZ (July 17, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber announces the election of the 2017-18 chairman of the board, the appointment of four new board members and the full slate of board members for 2017-18. The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors elected [...]

July 17th, 2017|News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named Tucson, AZ (July 11, 2017) – Forty-nine businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo. "Small businesses do amazing things in our metro area, but often don't [...]

July 11th, 2017|News Release|

“It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.” – Mark Twain

  “It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.” - Mark Twain Arizona’s Prop 206, the state’s new minimum wage and mandatory PTO initiative passed by voters in November 2016, could be the poster child for the quote above.  The sell line used by Big Labor to [...]

July 10th, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

Chamber Demands Funding, Education Reform

Chamber Demands Funding, Education Reform Go to any city.  Talk to any business owner.  Ask them what the biggest challenge is to their ability to grow and create more well-paying jobs.  The odds say that almost 100% of the time the answer will be finding qualified talent.  Ask a site selector what the number one [...]

July 5th, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|