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 half-cent (0.5%) sales tax to …

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 Institute for Organization Management, the …

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 Larry Lucero, senior director of …

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 receive the recognition they deserve.  …

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 “X Factor” is when relocating …

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 a national executive search firm …

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 of the most important tools …

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 the mine to actually begin …

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 Chamber took no position on …