Inside Baseball on D.C.

    Believe it or not, something good may be happening in Washington, D.C. Last week 12 local business executives, Tucson Metro Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Robert Medler and I visited Arizona's senators and representatives to advocate for our local community. Industry sectors represented by our group were:     Construction Education Financial [...]

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

Susan Manfredi Named Tucson Metro Chamber Investor Services & Affinity Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, AZ (March 29, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber is pleased to announce that Susan Manfredi has joined the organization as the investor services and affinity director. In her role, Manfredi is responsible for strengthening relationships with current investors and cultivating relationships with new investors. She serves as the high level [...]

March 29th, 2017|News Release|

The Most Difficult Decision Ever

  This day comes to all of us sooner or later.  It is time for me to say good-bye to a career I cherish, a staff I love, a board of directors that is visionary and supportive…and to say good-bye to you as an investor in the Tucson Metro Chamber. The decision to retire is [...]

March 23rd, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

Nominations Being Accepted for Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards

Tucson, AZ (March 21, 2017) – Nominations are now being accepted for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 14. To nominate a Southern Arizona small business or charitable non-profit business visit The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards celebrate the accomplishments and innovation of [...]

March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

U.S. Chamber Awards Tucson Metro Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation

Tucson, AZ (March 8, 2017) – The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Tucson Metro Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said [...]

March 8th, 2017|News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Awarded 5-Star Accreditation by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  Good news! The Tucson Metro Chamber is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive self-review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded us with 5-Star Accreditation.  This prestigious honor puts the Tucson Metro Chamber among the top 1% of chambers of commerce nationwide. Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers [...]

March 8th, 2017|Chamber News|

A Dark Day in Tucson II

  Last Wednesday you received a short note from the Chamber regarding the events of the February 28 meeting of the Tucson Unified School District’s Board of Governors and the resignation of TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez.  Here is more commentary you need to know. The TUSD Board has been fractured and factionalized for a number [...]

March 7th, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

A Dark Day in Tucson

  I left early this morning to go to the state legislature in Phoenix to represent you in the halls of state government, so I do not have time to write a complete editorial in this space about the regrettable decision made by the Tucson Unified School District Board of Governors last night.  A more [...]

March 1st, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

Tucson Metro Chamber Board Votes to Support Proposition 101, Road Improvements and Public Safety

Tucson, AZ (February 14, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today voted to support Proposition 101, the City of Tucson’s temporary half-cent sales tax increase to fund road improvements and capital expenditures critical to public safety. It did so for several reasons: Improving the condition of our roadways improves the [...]

February 14th, 2017|Government Affairs Alert, News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Recognized at Western States Conference

Tucson, AZ (February 3, 2017) – The Tucson Metro Chamber was recognized with four major awards at the 2017 annual conference of the Western Association of Chamber Executives in Los Angeles this week. WACE is an association of 420 chambers of commerce in the western states of the U.S. and western provinces of Canada. Executive [...]

February 3rd, 2017|News Release|