Tucson Metro Chamber and TUSD Partner to Develop Intern to Career Program

  Tucson Metro Chamber and TUSD Partner to Develop Intern to Career Program The Tucson Metro Chamber listened to its investors during a series of “Roundtables” to identify and address the biggest challenges facing local businesses today. Finding qualified workers was identified as the biggest obstacle to the success of businesses and the overall growth of our local economy.  Businesses …

City of Tucson Talks a Good Game on Diversity and Inclusion, but….

City of Tucson Talks a Good Game on  Diversity and Inclusion, but…. On Friday, September 2, a full eleven-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a decision by one of its own three-judge panels earlier this year and declared the City of Tucson’s quirky voting system to be constitutional.  The three-judge panel had originally …

Score Another One for the Home Team!

Score Another One for the Home Team! Can you handle some more good news?  A recent article published by Bloomberg reports that Tucson has the third best year-over-year job growth among cities with populations of 500,000 or more. There seems to be an element of regionalism in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.  Cities in the south and west …

J.B. Shockey Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors

J.B. Shockey Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Tucson, AZ (August 22, 2016) –The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors has elected J.B. Shockey, chief operating officer for Crest Insurance Group, LLC to its board of directors. Crest Insurance has been a major supporter of the Tucson Metro Chamber for more than 16 years and was a key partner …

What If We Were All More Like Bill Holmes?

What If We Were All More Like Bill Holmes? You may have heard that on Monday, July 18, Tucson lost one of its most favorite sons, Bill Holmes. Bill was a unique person in many ways. His passing deserves commentary. Originally from Yuma, Bill was a citizen of Tucson for more than 40 years. He loved Tucson deeply and constantly …

Tucson Metro Chamber Releases Arizona Legislature Report Card

Tucson Metro Chamber Releases  Arizona Legislature Report Card The Tucson Metro Chamber is proud to release its Arizona Legislature Report Card for the second session of the 52nd legislature.  The report card reflects the voting records of Southern Arizona’s legislators on pro-business policies on which the Chamber advocated a position.  To access the report card, click HERE or visit tucsonchamber.org/reportcards. …

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named  Tucson, AZ (July 6, 2016) – Forty-nine businesses and five 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.  …

Tucson is on a Roll

Tucson is on a Roll   If you’ve ever played dice (craps) in a casino, you know how exhilarating it can be to have gaming chips on the table when the person with the dice (the shooter) is “on a roll”.  Being on a roll means the shooter and all of the other people at the dice table making the …

Tucson Metro Chamber Opens Tucson – JFK Non-Stop Route

Tucson Metro Chamber Opens Tucson – JFK Non-Stop Route The Tucson Metro Chamber’s Air Service Task Force has succeeded in negotiating the creation of non-stop air service between Tucson and New York City’s JFK International Airport with American Airlines. The first inbound flight from JFK will arrive in Tucson on October 6 and return to JFK the following morning.  Daily …

Tomorrow is Election Day!

Tomorrow is Election Day! The Tucson Metro Chamber SUPPORTS Proposition 123 and Proposition 124. Prop 123 is a positive first step to increase funding for Arizona schools. Prop 124 makes intelligent changes to the retirement system for our public safety officers, which will protect both their retirement and the taxpayer. Vote ‘YES’ to support these business friendly referenda! Polls are open …