This Weekend: 31st Annual Christmas Parade Saturday at 1:00; 59th Annual Courthouse Lighting at 6 pm
Next Weekend: 25th Annual Acker Musical Showcase
Tell Us Your "Small Business Saturday" Experience Did you "Shop Small" last Saturday? Did your business offer any specials for Small Business Saturday? We would like to know so we can find ways to expand and promote Small Business Saturday next year. E-mail us with your experiences!
Vote for New Dog Park! Prescott is one of 14 national finalists in the Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, thanks to an entry from Linda Nichols. The winning community receives funding for a new dog park! Here's how you can help: vote once each day from now until Dec. 5 using this on-line link.
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.
Be an Education Partner! The Chamber has joined with local businesses and other community groups to work with the Prescott Unified School District on programs of mutual interest. Can you help with a career fair? Can a student "shadow" you one day to learn more about your profession? Check out the PUSD Partners in Education website.
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 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).
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.