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|

Tucson Metro Chamber Engages Search Firm to Find New President & CEO

Tucson Metro Chamber Engages Search Firm to Find New President & CEO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, Arizona  (June 27, 2017) – The Board of Directors of the Tucson Metro Chamber is beginning its search for the organization’s next president & chief executive officer, retaining Waverly Partners, LLC as its executive search firm.   Waverly Partners is [...]

June 27th, 2017|News Release|

City of Tucson Sign Code: “Just Fix It — Please!”

City of Tucson Sign Code: "Just Fix It -- Please!” If your business has ever had to have a new sign made or had to repair or replace an existing sign, odds are good that you have experienced what is perhaps the crown jewel of regulatory nightmares in Tucson: the sign code. Signs are one [...]

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

Good News for Our Local Economy

Good News for Our Local Economy As you may already know, a milestone event occurred yesterday when the United States Forest Service (USFS) issued its record of decision to approve the future operation of the Rosemont Copper facility owned by Hudbay Minerals southeast of Tucson.  While there are several more layers of approval necessary for [...]

June 8th, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

What Happened at City Council Last Night?

What Happened at City Council Last Night? The Tucson Metro Chamber was there for you last night at the Tucson City Council meeting when the mayor and members of the City Council discussed a proposed resolution declaring the City of Tucson to be against the construction of a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. While the [...]

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

Inside Baseball on D.C.

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:     [...]

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

Susan Manfredi Named Tucson Metro Chamber Investor Services & Affinity Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Susan Manfredi Named Tucson Metro Chamber Investor Services & Affinity Director 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 [...]

March 29th, 2017|News Release|

The Most Difficult Decision Ever

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 [...]

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

Nominations Being Accepted for Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 TucsonChamber.org/CopperCactus. [...]

March 21st, 2017|News Release|

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

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 [...]

March 8th, 2017|News Release|