A word from the Chamber of Commerce
It’s a wonderful benefit to have this forum in The Villager to communicate directly to you our activities as the voice of business and sustainability in the region. We never stop working to enhance a robust economic foundation while taking on tough issues that affect our environment and quality of life.
If you are a Village business, Chamber membership offers you a direct path to business growth and an instant connection to what’s happening in our region’s interrelated issues.
For example, many Chamber members say they joined to get to know the community better and connect with our 700+ business and nonprofit partners. Business to business relationships blossom every day at the Chamber as “people who know people who know people” discover how they can help each other.
Mixers, ribbon cuttings, and events such as our emceeing of the recent Sedona Shuttle trailhead service offer year-round opportunities to rub elbows with other business owners and local movers and shakers. For example, the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council recently joined the Chamber. Happy side effect: you will have a lot of fun and meet new people!
Our 130 nonprofit partners have endless opportunities for you and your employees to make a difference and do fantastic team-building volunteer work.
Our seminars, insider newsletter, and community events enhance your business skills and improve your grasp of the direction of civic life.
We’re deeply involved in helping solve pressing community issues such as short-term rental and OHV concerns. You can engage on the issues that matter to you on Day One.
As an immediate example, this month, we are finalizing tourism management objectives for the next fiscal year with our partner, the council at the City of Sedona. As travel continues to set records around the country, I’m convinced our sustainable tourism mission depends on the education and behavior of our visitors, who, after all, have the most significant impact on our environment, lifestyle and economy.
Responsible visitor recreation depends on us setting the bar and providing the knowledge they need to leave Sedona a little better than they found it. By advocating for voluntourism, the principles of Leave No Trace, and traffic reduction tools such as shuttles and micro-transit, we can signal to visitors that we are a community proud of our natural heritage and quality of life and are dedicated to protecting them. We have high expectations that visitors will respect our priorities and help us achieve them. It’s the only way Sedona will remain a pristine, breathtaking destination for their future visits and those of the generations to come.
Join the Chamber, and you can engage on these or other issues you are most passionate about. Take a look at our full-page ad in this edition of The Villager for even more information.
As a special offer to our friends in the Village, we are extending our membership drive until May 6. Join before the deadline and get your business listed in our 2022-2023 Experience Sedona Guide, Hometown Guide and Destination Event Planner. Plus, we’ll waive our $30 membership setup fee. It will be one of the best decisions you make for your business. Sedona needs the engagement of people like you - our motivated, skilled and future-focused business leaders. Go to JoinSedonaChamber.com today!