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DECEMBER 2021 | VOL 8, ISSUE 1

BECAUSE A

HEALTHY BUSINESS CLIMATE

2022 ATHENA Awards & Annual Meeting

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THRIVING COMMUNITY ARE INSEPARABLE

FLAGSTAFF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Connect Grow Give Back Lead

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By the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce


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Bus i ness I nflue ncer s

During the Holiday season please remember to support our

community by buying your holiday gifts locally in Flagstaff. Shopping local is convenient and helps your friends and neighbors by keeping dollars flowing in our community. Local businesses use the goods and services of other local businesses, serve as community hubs and are vital components of healthy neighborhoods and strong city centers. Let's help preserve our culture and community by supporting our local economy.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE NEW MEMBERS CHAMBER EVENTS FLAGSTAFF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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ATHENA AWARDS & ANNUAL MEETING BUSINESS ADVOCACY RIBBON CUTTINGS

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ATHENA & ATHENA Young Professional Awards CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The ATHENA Awards honor individuals who strive toward the highest ideals of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow. The nomination form can be found at www.flagstaffchamber.com/athena-awards/

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Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 101 W. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-4505 info@flagstaffchamber.com flagstaffchamber.com

CHAMBER LEADERSHIP OFFICERS

Chair: Clay McCauslin Great Circle Media/ KAFF 1st Vice Chair: Guillermo Cortes Shephard-Wesnitzer, Inc. 2nd Vice Chair: Misti Warner Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Co. Treasurer Mark Harris

Flagstaff Chevrolet

Immediate Past Chairman: Mark Love Massage Envy

DIRECTORS

Monica Attridge Hozhoni Foundation Colleen Brady Arizona Daily Sun

Walter Crutchfield Vintage Partners

Michael Horton Suddenlink by Altice Jacquie Kellogg West USA Realty Cecily Maniaci Toasted Owl Tyler Mark Wespac Construction Palmer Nackard Nackard Companies Fred Reese Little America Hotel

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Bonnie Bouschet Flagstaff Mall Flo Spyrow Northern Arizona Healthcare Kelly Tulloss Sutcliffe Floral

Randon Cupp

Foundation Chair, Foothills Bank Jeff Springborn Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Emily Giralt, MBA Flagstaff Young Professional, Chair Benefit & Financial Strategies Stephen Thompson Glazer Hammond, PLLC

EX-OFFICIO

Dr. Colleen Smith

President, Coconino Community College

Josh Maher

Community Relations Associate Vice President Office of the President NAU


VIEW FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK "LIVE LOCAL LOVE LOCAL SHOP LOCAL" Get Caught Shopping Local!

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ecause the Greater Flag Chamber believes that a healthy business climate and a thriving community are inseparable, we ask you to play your part and please SHOP LOCAL!The most prosperous and inviting communities across our great land are those with many small locally owned businesses that give their communities a distinct character and flare. Sound like Flagstaff? Well it is! We’re fortunate that Flagstaff is one of them. For many years, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce has supported and promoted SHOP LOCAL because we know that the lifeblood of our small business community relies on high volume of consumers taking advantage of the great products they provide. If you’re like me, you like choices and small businesses offer unique and diverse items that we really cannot find in other types of stores. You don’t have to leave Flagstaff to find top notch retailers, great deals and exceptional customer service!

Julie Pastrick President + CEO

When we Shop local, we are helping retailers that provide a valuable tax base for the government, and much needed jobs for local residents. In addition to providing a tax base for city services like street repairs, fire protection, trash collection, small businesses provide a tremendous amount of support to non-profits too so they can provide for those less fortunate. It’s obvious that everything we’re looking for cannot always be found in Flagstaff, but please before you go out of town or look online, look around and shop in your hometown first. There’s great value shopping here in your backyard. Shop Flagstaff first so your money stays LOCAL. Now more than ever with labor rates rising, business needs to feel confident that they can make it and keep their doors open with a larger consumer base, not a smaller one. Keeping your dollars local will add to the prosperity of our community and our quality of life which we all enjoy. If you were to go to a community down South and do your shopping, you are elevating their economy. The Chamber asks you to stay put and shop here to elevate our local economy. Lots of great local businesses cater to outdoor recreation gear, culinary delights, boutique style clothing and jewelry, beer and wine, river running, snowboarding, skiing, you name a retail need, we likely have an outlet in Flagstaff with those items. So please LIVE LOCAL- LOVE LOCAL- SHOP LOCAL! WHY? Our Greater Flag Chamber motto states it the best: BECAUSE A HEALTHY BUSINESS CLIMATE AND A THRIVING COMMUNITY ARE INSEPARABLE.

President Cheif Executive Officer

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NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBERS

New Members

Over the past few months we've welcomed the following businesses: GLOBE LIFE, FAMILY HERITAGE DIVISION 2700 S WOODLANDS VILLAGE BLVD STE 300 FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 928-522-3519

MOUNTAIN SPIRITS CO. 1490 S RIORDAN RANCH ST, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 440-4556

THE WEBB LAW GROUP 224 E BIRCH AVE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 255-8600

LIBERTY MUTUAL (928) 227-9012

LYNLEE PLUMBING INC 928-257-1441

AMPLIFIED DIGITAL AGENCY AND SERVICES HTTPS://WWW. AMPLIFIEDDIGITALAGENCY. COM/

COMPASSUS HOSPICE 1000 N HUMPHREYS ST STE 220, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 238-2079

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY 3300 W CAMELBACK RD, PHOENIX, AZ 85017 (602) 639-7500

MOUNTAIN VIEW MARKET 6990 LUMBERJACK BLVD #9630, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (928) 527-4343

DIRECT IMPRESSIONS BUSINESS SERVICES 1751 S THOMPSON ST, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 526-9600

ROCKIT 'N ROLL AUTO DETAIL //WWW.ROCKITNROLLDETAIL. COM/

REMAX FINE PROPERTIES - LOGAN TALLEY GROUP 319 REGENT ST #205, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 600-1667

CRP CELL PHONE REPAIR 3518 E RTE 66 STE 103, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (928) 433-6600

KACHINA KITCHEN 1800 S MILTON RD SUITE 21, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 440-4469

EVANS GARREY PLLC 399 S. MALPAIS LANE STE. 102 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA 86001 (480) 563-6720

MEDICARE 4 ARIZONA 3049 BUFFALO TRL FLAGSTAFF AZ 86005 (928) 814-3759

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KFM DESIGNS 2708 N FOURTH ST SUITE D-1, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (928) 440-5101

ELECTRIC TORQUE MACHINES 1409 E BUTLER AVE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 779-3169

NORTHERN ARIZONA TELCOMS 9000 N US HIGHWAY 89 FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (602) 320-9385T

THIN AIR PHYSICAL THERAPY 399 S MALPAIS LN, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 235-5506

KOLT/REWIND/ THE WOLF/THE BIG TALKER RADIO 2409 N. FOURTH ST., STE 101 FLAGSTAFF AZ 86004 (928) 779-1177

ALL AWARDS 118 S BEAVER ST, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 774-1997

IRON PEAK PROPERTIES LLC (310) 923-8231

REGINA SALAS FOR FLAGSTAFF MAYOR WWW.REGINASALASFORFLG. COM/

CRITTER CONTROL (928) 200-9819

LEGALSHIELD INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATE 602-903-0594

OCTANE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC (928) 286-7718

ABC SUPPLY COMPANY INC 3200 S FANNING DR, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (928) 526-9336

FLAGSTAFF REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 901 N SAN FRANCISCO ST STE 2, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 224-8426

FLAGSTAFF LAW GROUP 201 E BIRCH AVE STE 10, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 (928) 233-6800

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CHAMBER CHAMBEREVENTS EVENTS

Thursday, December 16th Mingle Bells Holiday Mixer

Mingle Bells

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru 4960 E Marketplace Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Holiday Mixer

PLEASE JOIN

THE GREATER FLAGSTAFF CHAMBER & HOST FLAGSTAFF NISSAN SUBARU

TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN STYLE. CATERING BY SATCHMO’S/ROUX 66 MENU:

SMOKED SALMON

CHARCUTERIE BOARD

GRILLED CHICKEN FETTUCCINE ROASTED SEASONAL VEGGIES MINI BAKED POTATO BAR &

Friday, February 18th Annual Awards Meeting 11:30am

High Country Conference Center 4960 E Marketplace Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ASSORTED TOPPINGS

MUSIC PROVIDED BY:

DJ EDDIE MILLER FROM 93.9 THE MOUNTAIN PHOTO BOOTH:

ICONIC MEDIA GROUP

Thursday, December 16th 5:30PM - 8PM $15 Member $25 Prospective Member (One time only please) Advanced regstration not required

4960 E Marketplace dr Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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FLAGSTAFF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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lagstaff Young Professionals is back! The organization is growing and looking forward to holding monthly events in 2022. FYP’s top goal is retaining talented young professionals in Northern Arizona by advancing member’s career objectives through business leader mentorship, connecting members with other like-minded young professionals in the community, participating in service projects to help raise awareness of and to provide support to local charities, offering networking events once a month to help promote growth through connectivity, and boosting member’s leadership potential. All businesses in Northern Arizona should have a Flagstaff Young Professional on their team! Our members are driven, hardworking, and talented individuals who are here to contribute to the future of Flagstaff and the surrounding areas. Do you know a young professional who would benefit from FYP? Encourage them to apply and improve their professional presence and skills while making a positive impact in our community!

Emily Giralt Chair

Megan Roach

For more information on membership please email ttatus@flagstaffchamber.com

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ATHENA AWARDS & ANNUAL MEETING

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he Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Meeting and ATHENA Leadership Awards. Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2021 event was held virtually and it is with great anticipation that we return as a gathering of membership. The Annual Meeting is the Chamber's most celebrated event, gathering up to 500 attendees to recognize leaders in the Flagstaff business community. The meeting is held at the High Country Conference Center, one of the most distinguished venues in Northern Arizona. The ceremony begins with the passing of the gavel, in which the outgoing Chamber Board Chairperson hands leadership of the Board to the incoming Chair. A video presentation highlights members and their contributions to the community and keynote addresses will be given by a the honorable Governor Doug Ducey and TGEN founder and Research Director, Dr. Jeffrey Trent. Central to the event are the awarding of both the ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professionals recipients. In addition to the ATHENA awards, the Chamber also recognizes other pillars of the Flagstaff community through the Business Acheiver and Volunteer of the Year Awards. The Chamber and Desert Financial Credit Union® will also be presenting for the first time the Green Business Award which recognizes a business or business

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person that stands out as a model of sustainability, fiscal prudence, and social responsibility within the Greater Flagstaff community. Nomination for awards and table registration is now open. Thank you to the event sponsors: Title Sponsor: Suddenlink by Altice Platinum Sponsors: Warner's Nursery and Landscaping Desert Financial Credit Union Northern Arizona University Office of the President Northern Arizona Helathcare

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Gold Sponsors: Nackard Bottling APS Twin Arrows Casino Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona OneAZ Credit Union NARBHA Institute


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or more than two decades the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce has presented the ATHENA Award to a local businesswoman who has achieved excellence in her field, served the community and assisted other women in the attainment of their goals. Former ATHENA recipients include women from business, education, and politics. The Young Professional Award was added in 2007, and recognizes women who are emerging business leaders and serve as role models for young women both personally and professionally. Finalists for both awards are honored in a special Arizona Daily Sun feature and at the Chamber's Annual Meeting, Friday, February 18th, 11:30 am to 1:30 at the High Country Conference Center. ATHENA was founded nationally in 1982 by Martha Mayhood Mertz and ATHENA International, a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders. The Goddess Athena was chosen as the symbol for the program to reflect the qualities the awards honors: strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment.

2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS ATHENA AWARD Anne Newland, MD, MPH

ATHENA Young Professional AWARD Megan Roach

Dr. Anne Newland has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North Country Health Care since December 2015. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Throughout the COVID pandemic, Dr. Newland has demonstrated exemplary leadership. Instead of adopting a reactive response the the virus, Dr. Newland has remained ahead of the virus as best as possible, being the first healthcare provider to create an online symptoms checker tool and adapting to the ever-changing guidelines and best practices for COVID response. Dr. Newland serves her profession and her community through her tireless community service. It is clear that her work has one single purpose - to improve the lives of the people in our community. From being a graduate of the Flagstaff Leadership Program, to serving as the current President of the Flagstaff Shelter Services board and her work with the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers, Dr. Newland's work and commitment is to help people and build a stronger community.

Megan Roach's desire to support the community is contagious and she has successfully delivered fundraising through her role as Events Specialist at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation. Megan also works with Northern Arizona University students and volunteers, mentoring and teaching them how to manage programs and work within the healthcare field. Megan is the Foundation's lead contact with NAU clubs and internship programs, training and managing more than 20 student volunteers and making sure each student that takes part is provided a valuable, learning experience. In 2019 she not only joined the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group, but was immediately recognized for her professional knowledge and stepped into a leadership role on the board. After just one year on the board, Megan was identified for her leadership skills, and selected as the FYP Chair.

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GREEN BUSINESS AWARD 2022

Green Business of the Year Award The Chamber’s new Green Business of the Year Award seeks to recognize a business or business person who has demonstrated signi�cant commitment to environmentally friendly policies and practices. Award nominees should be regarded as models of sustainability, social responsibility, and �scal prudence in the Flagsta� community. These businesses and individuals go beyond compliance with legal environmental regulations and seek to lead the way in the �ght against climate change. Award nominees must be members of the Greater Flagsta� Chamber of Commerce What business would you like to nominate and why? What sector is this individual a part of? In you own words, how has this business or individual led the way in terms of sustainability, social responsibility, and �scal prudence? Is there anything else you want to let us know about this business or individual in terms of environmental sustainability?

Please contact info@�agsta�chamber.com with your nomination sponsored by:

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P14 TITLE RIBBON CUTTINGS NOVEMBER MAMMOTH RESTORATION

NATIVE AMERCIANS FOR COMMUNITY ACTION

FLAGSTAFF BONE AND JOINT

FOOTEWORK AUTO LICENSE AND TITLE SERVICE

TIKI GRILL

CPR: CELL PHONE REPAIR

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HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS

Be Cheery.. Be Chamber