Blogs: Small Business

Chocolita has received Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

Dark chocolate has a long reputation as a healthy food, and Chocolita, LLC takes it a step further by adding medicinal herbs. Sarah Ann Lesslie discovered the potential of chocolate during her move to Sedona. After working with ChocolaTree (another...
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Events are Moving Swiftly

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 29, 2020 Events are moving swiftly. Issues such as government spending and economic recovery rightfully dominate the headlines, but crucial local developments are happening just below the radar. Here are just three....
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Sedona Hotels Reward Local Retail Clerks Dedication During Coronavirus Crisis

Members of the Sedona Lodging Council are donating free stays to celebrate “unsung heroes” who served the public throughout the pandemic. SEDONA, ARIZ. — As the coronavirus crisis has ravaged communities around the world, a great deal of well-deserved praise...
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Sedona Phased Reopening

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 22, 2020 Around Sedona, phased reopening is more evident each day. Many stores are open, restaurants are serving, popular recreation sites are back, people are out.  Often-maligned day trippers, whose spending is...
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Partial and Voluntary Re-opening

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 8, 2020 Today is a day you may greet with excitement, anxiety or a blend of both. Under Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order, retail stores may re-open this morning, provided they “implement...
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Friends of the Verde River is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver

Friends of the Verde River began as an informal gathering of volunteer river activists in 2007. They later merged with the Verde River Basin Partnership, a founding member of the Sustainability Alliance, and in 2011 became an official 501(c)(3). Friends...
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Moving Forward

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS May 1, 2020 Even before Governor Ducey’s announcement about next steps in dealing with the pandemic, the Chamber was working with the state task force on restoring Arizona’s tourism industry and responding to...
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Smart Window Creations has received Innovator/Silver Sustainable Business Certification

With summer approaching, you may want to contact Smart Window Creations, Inc. to update your window coverings and keep out the damaging  heat and UV rays. Owner Aileen Smart uses only Hunter-Douglas products because of their quality and sustainability. “They’re...
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Recovery Phase

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS April 24, 2020 Governor Ducey is planning an initial recovery phase as Arizona’s next response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Though all his actions will be critical for Sedona, his appointment of Arizona Office...
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Resources for Help

AS SEEN IN THE RED ROCK NEWS April 17, 2020 As the economic shutdown lingers, the Chamber continues to connect workers and employers to resources for immediate help and to prepare for a prosperous, sustainable future. You will find links...
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Sedona Community Food Bank is now a Certified Sustainable Business

Sedona Community Food Bank is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level from the Sustainability Alliance. Sedona Community Food Bank distributes food to an average of 165 families per week, some of whom are homeless. The lean operation...
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Loo Loos is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Innovator/Silver level

For many, using a portable toilet can be an unpleasant experience. After listening to her husband complain about the condition of porta potties on construction sites, Katy Feldt saw a business opportunity and started Loo Loos in January 2020. Loo...
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