Blogs: Chamber In Action

Traffic, Taxes, Jobs all Depend on Visitor Management

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 17, 2018   How much do you spend in Sedona on taxable stuff each week? Let’s say – and this is probably an overestimate – an average Sedona taxpayer spends $300 weekly...
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Reply: Taxes on Tourists Mean Millions for Sedona Services, No City Food or Property Tax

A Sedona resident emailed Chamber President/CEO Jennifer Wesselhoff recently stating that Scottsdale and Tucson’s tourism budgets, though much larger than Sedona’s, are lower on a “per person” basis. Wesselhoff replied as follows: Thank you for your comments and your perspective....
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Locals manage Sedona tourism

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 10, 2018   I love talking with Sedonans about our economy, our challenges, and our future. I’ve even started a Monday morning 9:00 a.m. Coffee Chat at the Chamber Offices for anyone...
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Efficiency and results the Sedona way

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 3, 2018   Now that we know more about how baseless last week’s misinformation campaign against the City and Chamber truly is, it’s time to refocus on the real Sedona: people, businesses...
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Sedona must not believe fake news

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 27, 2018   “I don’t get it, especially when the Chamber is working to promote solutions…” “We can’t afford misinformation. We need facts.” “…I wish the local residents better understood that tourists...
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Sedona: Stand up to false news

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 20, 2018   Surprise. Outrage. Disappointment. Even sadness.  Those were just a few of the reactions I heard yesterday – and felt myself – as it was revealed that political discourse in...
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Straw Free Sedona campaign – sign up today!

Dear Restaurateur, The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau has launched Straw Free Sedona, a campaign that encourages local businesses and their patrons to cease use of single-use plastic straws. Research indicates that many of the 500 million plastic...
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We Want Your Input on Traffic

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 6, 2018   During a fantastic Fourth of July holiday, many people told me how excited they are that Sedona is defining a new direction in tourism’s future.  I agree we are...
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June marks progress for Chamber

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 29, 2018   Whew! As we get ready to celebrate a fantastic Sedona Fourth of July, we can look back at a month of big wins for Sedona as we work together...
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Questions on Bed Tax

What does the “Tourism Bureau” part of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau do? We market Sedona and take the lead in managing our biggest industry, which has a $600-million-dollar annual impact on our local economy and is...
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Chamber attempts to tackle traffic dilemma

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 22, 2018 Sedona appears to be enthusiastic about recently-proposed new ideas for managing tourism, and that’s a win for all of us concerned about traffic, environmental preservation, the future of our economy...
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Chamber Acts on Managing Sedona’s Tourism Industry

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 15, 2018 I was more excited than usual when I went before the City Council Tuesday evening to report on the activities of our Tourism Bureau. On that day, we began talking...
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