Blogs: Red Rock News

9/11 Memories

 THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 10, 2021 Those of us who recall the searing hours following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 still feel a range of emotions this weekend. We all shared – and still share...
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Labor Day in Sedona

 THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 3, 2021 Happy Labor Day weekend! The semiofficial end of summer means some well-earned rest and relaxation for many of us. Still, thousands of employees from around greater Sedona will be...
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Focused on Destination Stewardship

 THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 27, 2021 The calm before the storm. That is how I view the past few weeks. We have seen a more seasonal “normal” for visitation with hotel occupancy hovering between 50%...
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Taking on the Labor Shortage in the Trades

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 20, 2021 Last week we talked about the new Wildcat Kids Club at West Sedona School that provides our youngsters before and after-school educational opportunities. The expanded hours...
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A Sustainable Sedona needs Strong Schools

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS August 13, 2021 A sustainable Sedona needs strong schools with access to a good education for all. Education is the enabler that allows young people to visualize a limitless future...
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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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Dealing with STRs, Housing, Staffing Shortages are part of Sustainability

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 23, 2021 Sustainability is an ambiguous word that people interpret differently.  At the chamber of commerce, it pertains to economic vitality for our 725 member businesses today and...
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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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Forest Closures Shouldn’t Dampen Your Summer as Sedona Offers So Much To Do

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS July 2, 2021 Happy Fourth of July! Celebrating freedom feels even more special this year as we once again travel and celebrate with friends. Travel and especially, travel by...
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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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