Blogs: Chamber Business

The State of Domestic & International Tourism in Sedona, Arizona

 THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 13, 2022   When I arrived in Sedona in 2009, the Great Recession was on. Revenues were down, and the City Council was forced to slash spending by more than 20...
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Village Yoga is now a Certified Sustainable Business

Village Yoga is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level from the Sustainability Alliance. When Marianne Langridge took over ownership of Village Yoga in 2021 she had a clear purpose: “The vision of our business is sustainability. Everything...
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Michelle Conway named Interim President/CEO of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

Candace Carr Strauss has resigned to return to Montana Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Al Comello released the following statement: It is with regret that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Candace Carr Strauss as President/CEO of...
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Board Committees Show Priorities, Offer Member Engagement Opportunities

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 6, 2021 August is an exciting time. Our newest Board members are sworn in, a catalytic executive leadership team is in place, and our FY22 budget is approved....
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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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