Women in Business Luncheon May 13 Joan Gustafson, Director of Customer Operations at Quality Plastics, is the guest speaker at our quarterly luncheon Wed., May 13, noon - 1:15 pm, at the Hassayampa Inn. Joan came to Prescott in 1997 from Alaska where she was the captain and owner of a commercial fishing vessel. She has been active in the community and serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors. Make your pre-paid reservations now on-line or by calling Laura at the Chamber, 445-2000. Admission is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for others. Women in Business luncheons are sponsored by APS and BlueCross BlueShield of AZ.
Bluegrass Festival Coming June 27 - 28 The Prescott Chamber is proud to present the 34th annual Bluegrass Festival June 27 - 28 in downtown Prescott. Five outstanding bluegrass bands will entertain thousands of guests at this free festival. Yes, it's true--there is no admission charge to attend! For complete information, check out the Prescott Bluegrass Festival's website.
National Recognition for Prescott Trip Advisor has recently ranked Prescott #3 in the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the United States!
More National Recognition for Prescott NerdWallet has named the "Best Cities for Millennial Job Seekers in Arizona." Prescott ranked tenth on the list. Millennials are young workers with ages from 20 - 34. NerdWallet's research found that the millennials' population grew over 10% in Prescott from 2010 - 2013. The complete list of ten had Chandler in first place, followed by Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Douglas, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Sahuarita, and Prescott.
Even More National Recognition for Prescott The Huffington Post ran an article Dec. 2 titled "10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should." Prescott was #3 on the list! The story was based on a report from Trip Advisor which reported places across the country that are garnering the most buzz as well as the greatest positive feedback from visitors.
Take a Deep Breath Prescott is ranked #1 in the Top 25 Cleanest Cities nationally for year-round particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2014.
Prescott Cost-of-Living Below National Average Prescott's cost-of-living is below the national average. 2014 3rd quarter figures for Prescott came in at 97.4 vs. the national average of 100. Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were: Flagstaff (118.2), Lake Havasu City (101.3), Yuma (102.5), Sierra Vista (96.6), Phoenix (95.7) and Tucson (96.8).