Governor Vetoes SB 1062 The highly controversial SB 1062 was vetoed Feb. 26 by Governor Jan
Brewer. The so-called "exercise of religion" bill brought negative national attention, once again, to Arizona. The Prescott Chamber joined chambers and other business groups around the state to oppose the bill.
Job Fair Coming March 28 More than sixty employers have already signed up to participate in the annual job fair hosted by Yavapai College, Prescott Chamber of Commerce, DES Job Services and NACOG. The job fair is free to attend and takes place at the Yavapai College gymnasium on the Prescott campus from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Annual Meeting Keynoter Slides Available For those who requested a copy of economist Elliott Pollack's presentation at the Chamber's Annual Meeting Jan. 29, you can find it here under recent speeches. Most of the slides are there except for those that are considered proprietary and not able to be shared.
Something to Bark About Linda Nichols and Prescott are the big winners in the 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. The $500,000 award will be used to refurbish the City's bark park in a new, fire-fighter themed park, in memory of the Granite Mt. Hotshots. Linda was one of more than 1,000 entrants that entered the competition. Thanks to all who voted for Linda and her dog, Caliie!
Prescott Cost-of-Living Below National Average Prescott's cost-of-living is below the national average. Third quarter 2013 figures for Prescott came in at 97.6 vs. the national average of 100. Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were: Flagstaff (115.6), Scottsdale (113.9) Lake Havasu City (101.9), Yuma (103.2), Sierra Vista (96.9), Phoenix (97.3) and Tucson (96.4).
Congratulations YRMC! Yavapai Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Consumer Reports as one of the ten best hospitals in the country for successful surgery outcomes. The ranking was part of Consumer Reports Safe Surgery Survival Guide and YRMC was the only Arizona hospital in the top ten among hospitals that did at least ten types of surgeries on a regular basis.
Learn More About Prescott-Area Non-Profits with Chamber for Good! Chamber for Good is a comprehensive list of non-profit organizations that serve the greater Prescott area. All 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to post their needs for funds, volunteers or other means of support. Any one is able to sign up for weekly emails that provide you with the latest information and needs from the non-profit community. www.chamberforgood.com/prescott
Prescott in Top 25 Places to Retire Money magazine has once again recognized Prescott as a top retirement area, listing Prescott 22nd out of 25 cities in the United States. While we appreciate the attention, we are quick to point out that Prescott is a great community for any age group--not just retirees!
Prescott in Top 10 for Business According to Jack Schultz, author of "Boomtown, USA," Prescott has made his top ten list of the "Best Small Towns for Business." In American Express Open Forum, it was noted that "Many small business owners are no longer tied to big cities or particular geographic locations with access to large numbers of customers or a skilled workforce." Come discover what Prescott can offer your business!
Prescott Area Young Professionals PAYP is an affiliate of the Chamber with programs and networking opportunities specifically for business men and women between the ages of 21 - 40. Employees of Chamber members can join PAYP for $25 annually. For membership information and a schedule of coming events, check the PAYP website.