The Chamber is Working for You



January 17, 2020

chamber-team-photo-1000x300Thanks to everyone who participated in the Community Pulse event Wednesday at the Sedona Rouge. Co-sponsored by the City and the Chamber, we heard good news on transportation and traffic while getting the latest on the upcoming Sedona International Film Festival, the Mountain Bike Festival and Earth Month – annual events that are important to our economy and quality of life.

Since December, our ‘Warm Up Your Winter’ campaign has been running in Chicago, encouraging chilled Windy City residents to enjoy our shopping, tours, services, restaurants and hotels while warming up among the red rocks. Our ‘YOUtopia’ campaign in the Valley invites Phoenix area residents to recharge and reconnect in ways that only Sedona can provide.

As critical as these marketing services are to Sedona’s economic big picture, we never lose focus on helping our individual Chamber partners achieve success. In fact, our monthly Partner Benefit Review is this morning from 8:00 – 9:30 am. at the Chamber Administrative office on 45 Sunset Drive. New and long-term partners can learn about the many ways we can help. Some of our most popular partner programs and events include:

Locals e-Newsletter submissions twice a month will go to almost 3,000 subscribed community members. This is a great way for partners to share what’s new, events, and discounts. Locals can sign up for this weekly e-newsletter at

Social media submissions twice a month are a great way for organizations to reach thousands of people. Our Tourism level partners can spread the word to up to 146,000 followers on @VisitSedona Facebook!

The Online Calendar of events is a free benefit for the whole community. Are you looking for an event to attend? Go to for all kinds of events ranging from nightlife to community and voluntourism. Anyone can share an event with the people in Verde Valley at

Our partners benefit from SCORE and SBDC Counseling, getting individual business counseling from seasoned executives.  Experts from the Small Business Development Center and the Senior Corps of Retired Executives are ready to advise on all aspects of successful business operations. There is no charge. Chamber partners can contact us to make an appointment.

Strategies for Success, sponsored by the City of Sedona and presented by APS, this is a free Wednesday morning workshop at the Sound Bites Grill at 101 89A from 8:00 – 9:30 am. Last week’s session focused on motivating and training staff, and the next meeting, February 12, will be a primer on social media for small businesses.  It is free – just RSVP at

Networking Mixers are an opportunity for Chamber partners and community members to meet and mingle – growing everyone’s network of relationships. The next event is set for January 23 at The Hub, 525-B Posse Ground Road from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. It is $10 for partners and $15 for non-partners, that will get you two drink tickets and a bite to eat. ChocolaTree Organic Oasis will have a couple treats for us this January.

We’re busy working hard to sustain our economy and helping connect businesses to potential customers.  We produce 10,000 Hometown guides and 275,000 Visitor Guides. Our award winning website reaches millions. We produce 2,500 guides for meeting planners and we continue to focus on building off-peak, mid-week visits.

In addition to direct business support, the Chamber connects our partners with the community via Chamber-supported events such as Run Sedona, The Film Festival and the Mountain Bike Festival, or through engagement with local nonprofits.

Our all-volunteer Board of local business owners is dedicated to supporting a thriving business community, making Sedona the best place to live, work, play and visit. Find out more about how the Chamber can help at

–Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/C