Lori Banzhaf, Tucson Metro Chamber Executive Vice President Graduates from Professional Development Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lori Banzhaf, Tucson Metro Chamber Executive Vice President Graduates from Professional Development Program Tucson, AZ (February 18, 2016) –Lori Banzhaf, executive vice president at the Tucson Metro Chamber, was among the 29 chamber executives to graduate February 5 from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Academy is an interactive …

Chamber Applauds Decision to Keep A-10 Flying at Davis-Monthan AFB

Chamber Applauds Decision to Keep A-10 Flying at Davis-Monthan AFB On Tuesday of this week the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the A-10 “Warthog” close air support aircraft will continue to fly at Davis-Monthan AFB.  Maintaining a flying mission at Davis-Monthan has been the subject of an aggressive advocacy campaign by local interests including the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance …

Chamber Reports on Final Mandatory PTO Stakeholder Meeting

Chamber Reports on Final Mandatory PTO Stakeholder Meeting The Mandatory Paid Time Off (PTO) stakeholder group met for the third of its three meetings last night at the Ward 2 offices of Council Member Paul Cunningham.  In December, the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors voted to strongly oppose the Mandatory PTO proposal advanced by Ward 1 Council Member Regina …

Tucson Metro Chamber Partners with U.S. Chamber

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Partners with U.S. Chamber Tucson, AZ (January 14, 2016) – The Tucson Metro Chamber has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to provide its investors with valuable new programs and services. Through the U.S. Chamber’s Federation Partnership program, small business investors in good standing with the Tucson Metro Chamber will now receive the …

Stop Mandatory Paid Time Off in Tucson

Stop Mandatory Paid Time Off in Tucson In early December, City of Tucson Ward 1 Council-member Regina Romero proposed a mandatory paid time off (PTO) policy. The ordinance, cleverly named “Safe and Sick Time,” would require all employers to provide paid time off for employees, regardless of their employment status. The City would mandate that for every 30 hours worked, an employee …

Tucson Metro Chamber Endorses Proposition 123 Education Funding Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Endorses Proposition 123  Education Funding Proposal Tucson, AZ (December 29, 2015) – The Board of Directors of the Tucson Metro Chamber has voted to support Proposition 123, a measure designed to increase funding to Arizona schools.  If passed by voters, Prop 123 will inject $3.5 billion into our K-12 public schools over the next …

Tucson Metro Chamber Strongly Opposes City Council Mandatory Paid Time Off Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Strongly Opposes City Council  Mandatory Paid Time Off Proposal Tucson, AZ (December 22, 2015) – Yesterday, December 21, the Board of Directors of the Tucson Metro Chamber unanimously voted an “Absolute No” on the proposed Mandatory Paid Time Off ordinance the Tucson City Council is proposing that a stakeholder group consider.  If the stakeholder …

Chamber Questions City of Tucson Priorities

Chamber Questions City of Tucson Priorities On Tuesday of this week the Tucson City Council met in an afternoon study session to discuss the subject of mandatory paid time off for employees of companies still trying to do business in Tucson.  This discussion follows a pattern promoted by Big Labor across the country.  Expect a companion measure promoting a hike …

Chamber Launches Insurance Program for Small Businesses

Chamber Launches Insurance Program for Small Businesses The Tucson Metro Chamber (Chamber) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) have collaborated to provide exceptional convenience to Chamber investors purchasing health coverage. About the Program Small businesses with 1-50 employees have more than 20 plan options with different benefit offerings and deductible levels. All plans cover the Essential Health Benefits …