Blogs: Chamber Business

FY22 Destination Resiliency Plan sees Visitor Education Take Center Stage

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 30, 2021 I want to thank the Sedona City Council for their partnership and City Manager Karen Osburn for her guidance of a rigorous discussion that helped finalize...
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Chamber Welcomes Incoming Board Members, New Officers, Salutes Outgoing

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 16, 2021 I recently worked with our Board to identify four organizing principles that define our mission of success for the chamber, greater Sedona and the Verde Valley:...
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Chamber, Sedona see Balance Ahead after Back-and-forth Year

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 9, 2021 A few years ago, the chamber led the way to Sedona’s award-winning Sustainable Tourism Plan. Hundreds of you participated, committed to balancing the four linked pillars...
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Chamber is About Community Leadership Through “The Three C’s”

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 25, 2021 After way too many Zoom sessions, it was refreshing to see people face to face at our sold-out Chamber Annual Meeting at the Sedona Golf Resort...
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Other Destinations: Communicating to Make Visitors Involved, Responsible Tourists

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 18, 2021 Isn’t it great to have SIFF back in town? It reminds me that we are a part of one of the planet’s biggest industries. Tourism, according...
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The Surge in Traffic, Trash in Sedona Reflect the Pandemic, New Social Trends

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 4, 2021 For years, the City of Sedona and the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has sought a sustainable Sedona, focusing on destination management and growing the...
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Let’s Remember Sacrifice and Practice Patience This Memorial Day Holiday

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 28, 2021 This Memorial Day weekend we remember the men and women who gave their lives defending America and honor their service to our country. 1.3 million Americans...
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While We Focus on Traffic, Sedona’s Housing Crisis Worsens

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 21, 2021 A peek at Next Door and other locally-focused websites would make you think Sedona has only one major problem – traffic.  But lack of housing, “Sedona’s...
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Tourism Management: Let’s Start with the Truth

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 7, 2021   Last week’s City Council meeting with the chamber started with the need to affirm truths. Truth about the relationship  between the City and the chamber....
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Sedona can be grateful for Travel and Tourism in 2020 and today

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS April 30, 2021 National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2 through 8 and as a board member of the US Travel Association, I am proud the “ Power...
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In Celebration of Earth Day, Sedona Chamber joins the Global Sustainable Tourism Council

April 22, 2021 Sedona’s sustainability achievements are reaching new heights on Earth Day as the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (SCC&TB) joins the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), adding Red Rock Country to destinations around the world committed...
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USTA Events

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS March 12, 2021 Destination management is an experiment. There is no one size fits all for communities to address the unanticipated impacts of tourism to protect quality of life and environment while preserving...
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