A Dark Day in Tucson II

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 [...]

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

A Dark Day in Tucson

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 [...]

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

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

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. [...]

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

Tucson Metro Chamber Recognized at Western States Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE 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 [...]

February 3rd, 2017|News Release|

Tucson Metro Chamber Recognized at Western States Conference

Tucson Metro Chamber Recognized at Western States Conference 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 [...]

February 3rd, 2017|Chamber News|

Emerging Leaders Council Applications Being Accepted

Emerging Leaders Council Applications Being Accepted Calling all young, dynamic, engaged, driven, upwardly mobile and top performers. The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) of the Tucson Metro Chamber is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for several new open seats. The ELC is a diverse team of under-40, upwardly mobile young professionals rooted in the [...]

January 25th, 2017|Chamber News|

Make the Switch – We Did!

The Tucson Metro Chamber has switched its office supplies discount program from Office Depot® to Gibson’s Office Solutions. Why did the Chamber make this move? For four reasons: Gibson’s is a local company, so more of what you spend stays right here in Tucson. When you are part of the Chamber’s group discount plan, Gibson’s [...]

January 10th, 2017|Chamber News|

Tucson Metro Chamber Announces Two More Breakthrough Programs

Tucson Metro Chamber Announces Two More Breakthrough Programs The Tucson Metro Chamber has just announced two more important achievements to promote a stronger local economy and build a better community. COALITION AGAINST RETAIL THEFT On Wednesday, January 4, the We Watch, We Prosecute campaign was launched at the Pima County Attorney's office. Organized retail theft [...]

January 6th, 2017|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|

Make No Mistake About the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Position on Proposition 206

Make No Mistake About the Tucson Metro Chamber's Position on Proposition 206 I am writing to reinforce the Tucson Metro Chamber’s longstanding opposition to increases in the state minimum wage such as Proposition 206 passed on the November 8 ballot.  Prop 206 takes the state’s minimum wage from its current $8.05 an hour to $10.00 [...]

December 21st, 2016|Government Affairs Alert|

How to Answer The Toughest Question Chambers of Commerce Face

How to Answer The Toughest Question Chambers of Commerce Face The number one challenge faced by chambers of commerce across the country is explaining exactly what they do in an elevator speech.  It’s not as simple as it might seem.  The reason: complexity.  The Tucson Metro Chamber doesn’t do just one thing – we do [...]

December 6th, 2016|One-to-One-From-Mike-Varney|