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Newsletter July 2011 V o l u m e

NSCCOC Vision 2011—2012

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Major changes in operations and policies of your chamber of commerce are under study by your Board of Directors to address to plan for future direction of the business climate now being felt by most merchants, it was announced at a recent board meeting.

Business Expo Thursday July 28th 2011

La Flora del Desierto Photography Exhibition



Oct. 1—15th 2011

Authentic Arizo3 na: Real Deal Ranches and the Rest as part of the 20112012 Media Tour Schedule

It is no secret that many merchants are finding it more difficult to maintain their standard of living and to maintain operations at former levels. Many have experienced the necessity to reduce the number of employees as business volumes declined and other operating expenses continued to climb seemingly without restraint. Taxes remained at a high level even in the face of declining values for sale of properties if offered for sale! Increased costs of fuel and transportation expenses could not be offset by increasing sales prices of merchandise offered for sale. Overzealous criticism by elected officials about the dangers of travel and excess frequency of reports of violence by drug cartels in the border areas (especially by those at the Federal and State levels) duce tourist visitations in munity, even though reccommunity to have a low crime per capital, have all declines in business volumes. Unemployment costs of government have compensate!

Arizona Centen4 nial Volunteer Challenge in the Nogales

A bright spot in the outlook for better business activity is the knowledge that the major investment by the USA of over $200,000,000 will be a reality and that probable increases in the number of jobs for local workers will be felt beginning this year, has not been ignored.

continued to rethe local comords show this rate of violent contributed to is higher and not declined to

Work of the local port authority to maximize the opportunities and investments in use of the new facilities will be vital to community and business welfare in future years. Our planning at the chamber will be to keep abreast of any matters that will impact on local business. Plans to establish a closer relationship with other organizations & agencies leadership is underway. Chamber contacts with city officials on their plans for community development and taxing policies is believed to have suffered due to some misunderstandings in past years. Although the City continues to offer membership assistance to the chamber and requests for their assistance in cleanup in Kino Park maintenance has been of great benefit from time to time, it is believed that a closer relationship and exchange of information with the City will establish better presentations for the Public and will be useful in organization and approval of more frequent promotional programs to attract tourism to our area. Future meetings between the chamber City Manager & County Supervisors is expected in this regard! More news later‌.



The NCOC is inviting businesses to participate in its

Free admission & Free Parking

4th Annu al Bu sin es s E xpo Entrance Fee per business is $30.00 for Chamber members and $50.00 for Non-members

For General Public

Thursday July 28th, 2011

With over 50

From 10:00 a.m.

Americana Hotel 639 N. Grand Ave. Nogales, AZ 85621

exhibitors from crafts people to business people to

to 4:00 p.m.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00

non-profit organizations!

For more information please contact the NCOC office or (520) 287-3685

Did you know?

La Flora Del Desierto When you buy from a family owned local business 40% - 60%stays in the community!


5th International Photography Festival of Alamos "Flora del Desierto 2010" Grand Opening Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

When you buy from a national chain 17% - 25% stays in the community!

Exhibition from Oct. 1 thru Oct. 15, 2011

Details to follow

When you buy online 0% stays in the community! A dollar spent locally will turn over 5 to 7 times! We’re all doing our part!




Mines, Miners & Their Towns 2011 Coming to Nogales Arizona next Oct. 2012 Ne wsle tte r





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Arizona Office of Tourism / Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber Of Commerce

Visitor & Tourism Center


Arizona Office of Tourism / Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber Of Commerce – Visitor & Tourism Center


Wednesday, May 25, 2012

The Arizona Office of Tourism is pleased to announce Authentic Arizona: Real Deal Ranches and the Rest as part of the 2011-2012 Media Tour Schedule. AOT is inviting eight journalists from around the country and in our international markets interested in this tour which highlights our region. ―They would like the tour to focus on Arizona’s authentic ranching heritage and the geography of south eastern Arizona‖ We are now in the development stages of putting the tour together. We encourage local contacts to join us for segments throughout the tour as to offer details, add local color, and make good sources for the journalists’ articles. We are looking to have the arrangements hosted and are hoping this is a project you can support with complimentary rooms, attractions, and meals. We generally leave breakfasts on an ―on your own‖ basis. This way we are only requesting two meals a day on a hosted basis and we give the writers the opportunity to stick to their diets or sleep in! If there is a particular place that includes breakfast, fits with the itinerary, or would like to offer breakfast, we are more than happy to accommodate. We are only requesting two meals a day on a hosted basis. (If you’re interested in hosting a meal please let us know as soon as possible) We always hope that the writers can work the names of the accommodations, restaurants and attractions they visit into their stories, but it is certainly not guaranteed! Let me know if you would like to be involved and if you are able to assist in making and confirming arrangements. We would like to proceed as soon as possible, so please call me at 520-287-3685. Your comments and suggestions are also greatly appreciated and needed! Olivia Ainza-Kramer

Greetings Arizona’s Volunteer and Service Community,

In honor of the significant milestone of the state’s centennial and to strengthen civic engagement and volunteerism in Arizona, The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has collaborated with the Arizona Centennial Commission and KTVK 3TV to create the Arizona Centennial Volunteer Challenge. The Arizona Centennial Volunteer Challenge will provide individual Arizonans the opportunity to observe the Arizona Centennial through volunteerism and provide organizations with useful and customizable tools and opportunities to leverage in support of your organization’s goals. We anticipate the new website will launch in early July. As an organization that depends on volunteers to provide critical service, we extend the opportunity to become a Community Partner.

The Centennial Volunteer Challenge will provide: Opportunity to recognize the role service and volunteerism has played in the development of our great state Opportunity to strengthen the civic engagement of Arizona’s citizens Opportunity to promote the Centennial of Arizona as an official partner of the Arizona Centennial Commission Arizona volunteer organizations with new tools and strategies to strengthen and grow volunteer programs.

Goals of the Centennial Volunteer Challenge Create and implement a web-platform for a statewide campaign to promote volunteerism and the Arizona Centennial The exceptional and easy-to-use web-platform is designed to aggregate volunteer information for ALL Arizona organizations that engage volunteers and for all Arizonans that volunteer. Link Arizonans’ commitment to service to the state’s centennial celebration Seeks the commitment from 100,000 Arizonans from across the state to volunteer 100 hours by the celebration of the Arizona Centennial in February 2012 Provides individuals with a state-of-the art web platform to make their pledge, track their volun teer hours and to access meaningful volunteer opportunities by zip code Provide signature Day of Service volunteer opportunities

Outreach and Media Campaign Elements Include (through KTVK 3TV and other media partners): Televised and radio Public Service Announcements, featuring Arizona leaders and celebrities Volunteer Resource Toolkits Media and Marketing Toolkit, including logos, sample press/media releases, customizable print ads and more Weekly branded emails to individuals to highlight volunteer opportunities Monthly branded emails to over 30,000 recipients

Community Outreach Meetings Before the weekend of July 4 th, the schedule for a series of Community Outreach meetings in early July will be published and will tentatively include meetings in Nogales, Sierra Vista, Green Valley, Tucson, Casa Grande, Yuma, Parker, Prescott, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Tuba City, Snowflake, Payson, Apache Junction, Mesa, Phoenix, Avondale, Sun City, Gilbert, Chandler and Ahwatukee.

Call to Action Steps 1. 2.

Complete and return the attached Community Partner Agreement in the next week. Visit VolunteerMatch and register as an organization (http:// and start posting your volunteer opportunities. The volunteer opportunities will then automatically feed into the Arizona Centennial Volunteer Challenge website.


Spread the word. Share this information with your networks and with other volunteer organizations in your community.


After the launch of the website in early July, encourage your individual volunteers to take the Arizona Centennial Volunteer Challenge.


Begin to plan and organize to take full advantage of the resources of the Arizona Centennial Volunteerism Challenge to benefit your organization.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to partner to grow volunteerism and civic engagement in Arizona and to help us celebrate our Centennial.

In service to Arizona, Bob Shogren Director Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism Governor;s Office for Children, Youth and Families 1700 W. Washington, Suite 101 Phoenix, Arizona 85007 (602) 364-2248 phone (602) 542-3423 fax

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Volume 1, Issue 7 - July 2011