Blogs: Red Rock News

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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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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Summer 2021 Travel Tsunami something Sedona Can’t Control

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS June 11, 2021 A new normal?  Nationally, 8.1 million more hikers hit the trails in 2020, a 16.3% jump from 2019, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s recently released report....
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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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As Sedona’s Allure Enthralls Visitors, They Need to Know Our Values

A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 14, 2021 This land is your land. This land is my land. Woody Guthrie I love this song. Its lyrics ring true as Sedona grapples with our growing...
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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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