Join Dennis Gallagher as he gives us a brief tour covering not even a fifth of all that can be found inside the Prescott Western Heritage Center located in downtown Prescott. The center is a great opening place to go to when you want to learn more about all the different local organizations celebrating our western heritage.
Prescott Chamber of Commerce AnnouncesWinners of the 4th Annual Prescott Chamber Business Awards Ceremony!
Prescott, AZ -- The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Annual Prescott Chamber Business Awards, presented by Yavapai Regional Medical Center. The event took place on October 15, 2021 at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center. An estimated 250 people were in attendance to honor the award winners.
The 4th annual breakfast celebration honored 18 winners that included local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and outstanding community leaders. In its 4th year, the Prescott Chamber Business Awards event has become one of the most encompassing and prestigious award ceremonies in the Prescott area. Winners were announced by Guy Roginson, from Talking Glass Media and avid community supporter.
Prescott Chamber of Commerce Business Award winners also received an award and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar’s office as well as Certificates of Achievement from the City of Prescott presented by Mayor-Elect Phil Goode in appreciation of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
Christmas is alive and well aboard Verde Canyon Railroad. The wonder of the holiday season begins on Santa’s secret tracks to the heart of the North Pole. Everyone knows Santa’s main ride is a sleigh, but surprise! He rides a train too!
Conveniently located just outside of Sedona, Arizona, the Verde Canyon Railroad’s Magical Christmas Journey™ is a fresh, fun take on holiday trains, featuring an all-original storybook journey highlighting the railroad’s famed relationship with local wildlife.
The trip to the North Pole is merely one brilliant facet of the festive evening experience. The story begins with the extensively illuminated depot and miniature Birds-Eye Village. Prior to boarding, children can strap on a pair of eagle wings and soar through an adorable village featuring 10 tiny houses on a town square. The kids can imagine what Flurry, our live bald eagle, sees when in flight. This unique aspect is inspired by Verde Canyon Railroad’s relationship with Liberty Wildlife of Arizona who provides an educational bald eagle that visits Verde Canyon Railroad regularly. Adults are not to be left out, as the details of this charming tiny town provide entertainment for everyone.
“The practice of medicine is a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.”
These words were spoken more than 100 years ago by a physician known as the founder of modern medicine. Yet, even today, they perfectly describe the experience of LaNette Smith, MD, an accomplished breast surgeon who is joining Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group, Breast Surgery.
“There’s a passion in the people who care for patients at the Breast Care Center and YRMG Breast Surgery,” says Dr. Smith. “They bring a combination of compassion and enthusiasm to their work that’s familiar to me. I immediately felt at home with their approach to patient care.”
Called to Care
Dr. Smith’s journey to the medical profession began at an early age. As a child, she admired the family practice physician who cared for people in the small town in which she was raised. During high school, she volunteered at that physician’s clinic to learn more about the world of medicine.
“I enjoyed the relationship the doctor had with his patients and the way he helped them,” says Dr. Smith. “It felt like my calling.”
Dr. Smith pursued her calling at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine—Tulsa, where she earned a medical degree and embarked on a medical residency. Her excellent fine motor skills led her to specialize in surgery, a high-energy specialty that would also expose her to new technologies and techniques. And, there were the patients. An empathetic listener and effective communicator – like the doctor in her hometown – Dr. Smith understood the importance of the physician-patient relationship.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to the Findlay Toyota Center on March 4, 2022, at 7 pm. Tickets start at just $31.50 and go on sale Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00 am. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box Office or ticketmaster.com.
There will be a venue presale on Wednesday, October 6th at 10:00 am for those who get exclusive access as an Event Insider. You can become an Event Insider today by signing up on our website at findlaytoyotacenter.com/event-insider.
The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.
The month of October is breast cancer awareness month and the Prescott Police Department will kick-off our fourth annual “Pink Patch Project” beginning Friday, October 1st. All proceeds raised will go directly to Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center Breast Care Center to support early detection efforts, palliative care, cutting-edge treatment and comfort care for patients in our community.
This will be the fourth year our department will help to support this cause. We will be changing our uniform patches pink. The 2021 patch design is new allowing you to add to your collection. The patches are available for a $5.00 donation at the Prescott Police Department, Prescott City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and both YRMC gift shops in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
We will be hosting several events throughout the area and we invite the community to come out to as many events as they can to help show that “We are Prescott Strong”. The patches will be available at the following event locations:
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
This year the Prescott Fire Department would like to remind you to check your smoke and CO detectors for proper operation. Detectors should be tested every month and the batteries should be replaced in your detectors at least every year. When replacing those batteries yearly, also take the time to vacuum or blow out the detectors at that time. Dust and bugs can collect in the detectors causing an alarm to sound.
If your alarm is sounding, what is it telling you?
Prescott Chamber of Commerce
The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based nonprofit organization with business members ranging from sole proprietors to nationally recognized corporations.