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Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

Community Newsletter

123 W. Kino Park Place Nogales, AZ. 85621 Phone: 520-287-3685 Fax: 520-287-3687

In this Issue: New Members


Lourdes Catholic School 5K Nun Run/Walk


Citizenship Information


Customer Service Classes


Young Audiences Golf Tournament


Conference Room Rental


Chamber Member Benefits


SCC Board of Realtors Golf Tournament


100 Years of Ranching Celebration


ASBA Video


Produce Quick Facts


Come experience the “Magic of Relay”

April 2012

Charles Mingus Jazz Festival The fourth Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival is coming to Ambos Nogales the weekend of April 20th, 21st, and 22nd. The weekend kicks-off Friday night with a free jazz concert in Nogales, Sonora featuring internationally known jazz trumpeter Claudio Roditi. Saturday will bring a free outdoor festival to the city of Nogales, Arizona where high school and college jazz bands will play alongside guest artists at Camp Little Park on Western Avenue. Saturday Evening will be the Big Band Gala Concert at the James K. Clark Performing Arts Center at Nogales High School. This concert will feature the U.S. premiere of Kevin Mingus’ video tribute to his grandfather, the Santa Cruz Jazz Orchestra with a special guest conductor, and the Big Band Sounds of Green Valley featuring guest artists. On Sunday, which will mark Charles Mingus’ 90th birthday, there will be a Margarita Jazz Brunch at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico. Tickets for Saturday’s Gala and the Jazz Brunch can be purchased, in Nogales, at the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce or at La Cinderella on Mariposa Road. Tickets are also available in Sonoita, Patagonia, and Rio Rico. Whether you’re already a fan of jazz music or want to try something new, you’re sure to have a wonderful time at the Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival. Visit the Mingus Project website,, for more information.

Relay For Life - Nogales The American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life on April 28th from 6:00p.m. to 6:00a.m. at the Nogales High School. This is a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

For more information please contact: * Dream It * * Hope It * Norma Lucero at (520) 287-7367 or * Cure It * To register please visit the website:


The Nogales Chamber of Commerce is now accepting credit card payments through PayPal. You can make annual membership, event, or other payments via our website:

New Members

Lourdes Catholic School 5K Nun Run/Walk Lourdes Catholic School will host it’s third annual 5K Nun Run/ Walk on Saturday, April 21st. You can register yourself or register a team of up to six members. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (runners only). For more information please contact: Lou Jeong at: (520) 287-5659 ext. 2222

“Being a member for the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce has been my best investment ever. Fully 50% of my client base has come from getting direct referrals from the Chamber or from potential clients searching the Chamber's membership database and then contacting me directly. High priced subscriptions to and have not been even close to delivering the results that I have derived from my Chamber membership” Dick Crocker, President International Assemblers, Inc.


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Customer Service Classes Do you want to improve your employee’s customer service skills, or do you want to improve your own? If you answered yes, then this is the course for you. The Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce Chamber University will begin offering customer service classes this month to anybody who wants to Classes start Wednesday, April 11th from 3:00 to 5:00p.m and to make it easier for employers and employees to attend, classes will be held once a month, on the second Wednesday of each month. The classes will be held at the Chamber Conference Room located at 123 W. Kino Park Place in Nogales. The price for is $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members and it’s a total of five (5) classes. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today! For more information or to register, please call the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce at 520-287-3685. Don’t miss out!


Necesita Ayuda con la forma N-400 para la Ciudadania? Mariposa Community Health Center le puede ayudar Abril 3 de 1-3pm Nogales Family Resource Center Abril 4 de 5-7pm Mariposa Sierra Building (Segundo Piso) Abril 5 de 1-3pm Nogales Family Resource Center Para mas informes, favor de comunicarse con Roxana Flores (520) 375-6050

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For information or questions: 520-397-7914

Conference Room Rental Don’t forget that the NogalesSanta Cruz County Chamber of Commerce has a spacious, comfortable conference room available for your use The conference room is available Monday thru Thursday, and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.** For more information or to reserve please call 520-287-3685

**(based on availability)

Aren’t a Chamber Member Yet? If you aren’t a Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce member you’re missing out on educational, networking, and advertising opportunities. Membership with the Chamber also allows you to be more involved with the community. Some of the benefits to being a member are: Referrals - Chamber staff through telephone and internet inquiries, and walk-ins make referrals to members. Complimentary Advertisement - Members receive advertisement on the chamber’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and monthly newsletter. Networking Opportunities - We offer members the opportunity to showcase your business and meet other members of the Chamber. Promotional Brochures - Members are given the opportunity to advertise their business on cards and brochures that are displayed in the Visitor Center. Business Development Center - Free one-on-one personalized business planning sessions with trained business counselors that offer guidance on marketing, finance, and business plans. Credibility - Being a part of the Chamber illustrates your pride in our town and willingness to work together to achieve a viable environment. Your company’s affiliation with the Chamber conveys stability, credibility, and reliability. For more information on membership and services please call: (520) 287-3685 or email

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Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors 16th Annual Golf Tournament

Mexico and the U.S. trade more than $1 billion worth of goods each day. 22 states count Mexico as the Number 1 or Number 2 export market. Mexico is a top-five market for 14 more states. Mexico is a key source of healthy, counter-seasonal fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, melons, and peppers for supermarkets and restaurants nationwide.

The Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors will host their 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament this month. The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 28, with registration at 7:00 a.m. and start time at 8:00 a.m., at the Tubac Golf Resort. All skill levels are welcome! The registration fee covers green fees, golf cart fees, range balls, a REALTO® gift bag, and an all American Buffet. There is also a Bundle Fee that includes all registration fees, 2 Mulligans, and 6 small raffle tickets. You can also choose to be a sponsor with different sponsorship levels available.

Brought to you by: Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

To register go to: and you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Golf Digest! A registration form can be downloaded at the Chamber website under Chamber Announcement/Events. For more information call the Santa Cruz County Board of Realtors at 520-377-9613.

“Being a member of the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce has been a great investment for my restaurant. Because of the publicity and the referrals I get with the Chamber, I have seen a positive impact in sales from local and visiting customers. I would definitely recommend businesses be members of the Chamber.”

Gustavo Valencia La Cabaña Restaurant

Check out the Arizona Small Business Association’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program video focused on Nogales, Arizona. Follow this link: v=Q4p3bD2c_fM&

This newsletter is sponsored by:

430 W. White Park Drive Nogales, AZ. Phone: 520-375-6545

YOU ARE INVITED!! To a celebration of 100 years of ranching in Santa Cruz County.

Exhibition of Santa Cruz County student drawings - “100 years of Ranching” Art Contest 4pm Family Hour Children’s Activities Best-of-show Awards Cowboy Music Historic Presentations Complimentary Hamburgers & Hot Dogs at 5pm Cocktail Hour at 6pm

Father Kino Statue

To become a newsletter sponsor or for more information call: Diana Cruz at 520-287-3685 email:


When: Saturday, April 28th Where: Pioneer Hall, Sonoita

April 2012 Chamber Newsletter  

Nogales-Santa Cruz Couny Chamber of Commerce April 2012 Newsletter

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