Blogs: Chamber In Action

Chamber Meeting Highlights Balance

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS October 12, 2018   Two words defined our Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Annual Meeting Wednesday at the Hilton Resort at Bell Rock – quality and balance. Balance between visitor attraction and...
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Annual chamber event honors its Visitors Center Volunteers

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS October 5, 2018   One of my favorite annual events is joining the board of directors to celebrate the Chamber’s one-hundred plus volunteers. Our Visitors Center at the corner of Forest Road and...
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‘Leave No Trace’ high on surveyed priorities

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 28, 2018   Insights keep rolling in from Sedona’s fantastic response to Sustainable Tourism surveys. Last week I reviewed some of the results: • Most Sedona residents and visitors want attractions that...
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Recent Tourism Survey Reveals Community’s Common Goals

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 21, 2018   Here are just a few of the Sedona survey results that had people talking at our Sustainable Tourism visioning sessions this month: •    Sedona residents and visitors want parks...
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New Chamber Plans Blossom

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 14, 2018   Autumn is coming to Red Rock Country, and the air is clearing in more ways than one!  Sedona’s first Sustainable Tourism Plan is in sharper focus following two public...
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Tourism Visioning Sessions a Hit; Online Opportunity Starts Today

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 7, 2018   Thank you to all for the fantastic turnout we had this week at our Sustainable Tourism Plan Visioning Sessions at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa. The excellent participation...
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Sedona Chamber of Commerce renews vision for the future

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 31, 2018   The passage of Home Rule Tuesday is a victory for local control and a salute to Sedona’s common sense. Sedonans recognized what was at stake and chose wisely, keeping...
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Sedona is a Shared National Treasure

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 24, 2018   Sedona residents are privileged and blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  We enjoy magnificent surroundings, clean air, year-round recreation, all things many...
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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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