Blogs: Small Business

Show Your Employees Just How Easy it is to Ride the Verde Shuttle to Work

The Sedona Chamber, with input from employers, has created a Marketing Toolkit for the Verde Shuttle. It gives you everything you need to show current and potential employees just how easy it is to ride the Verde Shuttle from their...
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O’Halleran Aids Local Craft Breweries, Backs Legislation to Keep Costs Down

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 This summer, caseworkers in the district offices of Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) helped Mother Road Brewing Co. in Flagstaff and Verde Brewing Company in northern Arizona cut costs, get approved for pandemic assistance loans, and keep...
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Karen’s Gluten Free Bakeshop has received Conservationist/Bronze Sustainable Business Certification

September 20, 2021 Karen’s Gluten Free Bakeshop has opened! Karen Russell previously created baked goods in her home and was originally certified in 2017. But business was so good, she’s opened a storefront (near Harkins in Sedona) and hired several...
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Where policy, people and place come together to create community

 THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE RED ROCK NEWS September 17, 2021 A gorgeous Red Rock Country autumn is upon us! For the chamber, it is filled with convening community leaders and residents of greater Sedona to champion solutions presented by...
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Sedona Village Partnership

In the early 2000s, former Big Park Regional Coordinating Council president, the late Dr. Mel Copen, clearly saw the opportunity to unite the Village.  As a result of Mel’s inspiration, Sedona Village Partnership was created in 2012. Anchored by our...
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Winners Wanted!

Are you familiar with the VVREO Moonshot Pioneer Pitch Program? In this our 3rd year, Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization will once again sponsor this exciting Moonshot Pitch contest to help small businesses. The video at the bottom highlights the...
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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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MicroBusinesses Now America’s Leading Business Type

Have you ever looked at a business with 100, 200 or even 400 employees and thought, “Why is that considered a small business?” An independently owned and operated business with up to 500 employees is the generally accepted definition of...
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NEW Verde Shuttle Offers Low-Cost, Frequent Cottonwood/Sedona Service Starting Today

July 7, 2021 The new Verde Shuttle launches today and can help ease staffing worries by providing reliable, low-cost, frequent transportation between Cottonwood and Sedona. Comfortable new buses pick up and drop off at the Cottonwood Library7 days a week...
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Chef Daluz Delights – Executive Home Dining

My name is David Daluz known as “DD”. I have lived in Sedona for over 26 years and worked in the culinary and hospitality industry for over 45 years. I was fortunate to be mentored by a top graduate of...
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Johnson Insurance Services announces merger with Crest Insurance Group

May 24, 2021 Noreen Johnson, President of Johnson Insurance Services, and Cody Ritchie, President of Crest Insurance Group, are proud to announce the merger of their two agencies. “We are excited for this opportunity as we continue to strive for...
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Forbes “3 States Offer $1,000, $1,200 And $2,000 Return To Work Bonuses As More End $300 Unemployment Benefit”

This article is an edited version from Forbes, May 18,2021 By Shahar Ziv, Contributor $2,000 Bonus In Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on May 13 that Arizona would no longer take the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. “In Arizona,...
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