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Healthy Prescott Business Awards This new business recognition award program was created to honor many of our top businesses in town. Please click here to view information details about how to nominate one or more businesses for these prestigious awards.  The nomination deadline is Nov. 26, so don’t wait until the last minute!  Make your nominations now!  There are six different categories of awards.   All awards will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on January 29, 2015 in the Yavapai College’s Performing Arts Center.  The Healthy Prescott Business Awards are sponsored by Yavapai Regional Medical Center.  Help us recognize the best businesses in Prescott.  Nominate one or more businesses today!

 

Women In Business Luncheon Mary Lynn D. Lenz, President & CEO of Foothills Bank, is the featured speaker at the 4th quarter Women In Business Luncheon on Wednesday, November 12th at 12 noon in the Marina Room at the Hassayampa Inn.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible with Laura at 445-2000 or laura@prescott.org. To make your reservation and payment online, visit our website www.prescott.org and select Reservations on the top menu bar. Admission is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for prospective members.

                Women In Business Luncheons are sponsored by:                                   

Voter’s Guide for School Board is On-Line   With all the talk about education issues lately, local voters are encouraged to take a few minutes to learn about the four candidates running for two seats on the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board.  The Chamber is prepared to help!  Check our on-line voter’s guide to learn about the candidates.  Each candidate responded to five questions posed by the Chamber.  No limits were placed on the length of the candidates’ responses.  No editing, other than minor punctuation items, was done by the Chamber.  Early balloting began October 9; the general election is Nov. 4. 

Rain, Rain Go Away   It's official!  This summer's monsoon rain was the wettest on record since Prescott started keeping records in 1898!  18.23" of rain was recorded at Prescott's official rain gauge on Sundog Ranch Rd. according to the National Weather Service.

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 2nd quarter figures for Prescott came in at 97.7 vs. the national average of 100.  Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were:  Flagstaff (117.4), Lake Havasu City (100.8), Yuma (100.5), Sierra Vista (97.6), Phoenix (97.2) and Tucson (95.7). 

 

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

Population:  

Prescott - 39,888

Prescott Valley - 39,667

Chino Valley - 10,834

Yavapai County - 213,294

(Source: AZ Office of Employment & Population Statistics - July 2013)

Economic Indicators: 

Sales tax revenue up 4.08% FY14

(through Jun. 30)

Unemployment (Aug. 2014): Prescott - 6.8%

Cost of Living Index:

2Q-2014: 97.7 (national norm of 100.0)



 

 

 

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