January 2021



January 29, 2021


Here at the Chamber, we continue to distribute free disposable masks and bottles of hand sanitizer to our members, thanks to partnerships with Yavapai County and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. It’s all part of assuring that businesses, their employees and customers can interact safely each day, keeping our economy on the road to recovery while assuring that everyone remains safe. The critical supplies are available at the rate of one box of hand sanitizer (six bottles), and four boxes of masks (200 masks) per Chamber partner. If you would like to claim these free supplies, just stop by our Administrative Office at 45 Sunset Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Since our office is operating by appointment only, please knock on the door, and we will bring the supplies out to you.

Distributing free safety supplies is just one way our government and civic partners are responding. We want to reiterate some of our other efforts, since we all need to be reminded about keeping our guard up. First and foremost is “Mask Up, Sedona.” The City’s mask mandate remains in effect for everyone more than four years of age outside the home environment. This includes our visitors, too. Sedona businesses and resorts have been reminding visitors about “Mask Up, Sedona” through their communication tools and with Chamber-provided flyers and posters. The Chamber has been spreading the word around the nation and the world through our Visitor Center, websites and social media platforms. Please don’t forget your role! Remind friends and relatives who may be stopping by that masks are required in Red Rock Country.

Another way our businesses have responded to the crisis is by adopting Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready  guidelines, pledging to follow stringent safety standards and remind customers of their responsibility, too. Each of the restaurants in our Locals Nite Out BOGO events are signed on to the Sedona | Safe.Clean.Ready program, for example. Locals Nite Out is dine-in only and an excellent way to help restaurant workers earn tips while you and your family enjoy dinner, drinks and desserts in confidence. See you at the next event, Wednesday, February 3 at TC’s Bar and Grill at Poco Diablo Resort and Spa from 3 to 8 p.m.

All Sedonans deserve a vote of thanks for your persistence and strength during the most trying 12 months our community has ever experienced together. As vaccines arrive and we become more accustomed to using masks, practicing distance and finding ways to continue to thrive despite our challenges, it is important we keep our guard (and our masks) up. Let’s keep reminding our loved ones to do the same.

–Michelle Conway,
Interim President/CEO and Director of Marketing