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/Aug. 2013 “Published Monthly for SEAGO Member Entities, our Strategic Partners and everyone interested in Southeastern Arizona” Vol. 3, No. 8

Cross Border Trade & Expo

NADO Innovation Awards

Southeastern Arizona is an eclectic mix of Old World, Wild West, multiculturalism, High Tech, low tech plus mountains, trails, birding – the list is seemingly endless. The SBDC, the City of Sierra Vista, the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Mall at Sierra Vista, The SVEDF, the SBA and SEAGO have joined together to bring special attention to Cross Border Trade, with emphasis on Retail and Tourism opportunities.

In all of Arizona only two National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Innovation Awards were conveyed. SEAGO and member entities Santa Cruz County & Nogales won an Innovation Award for the two International Trade Summits held in Nov 2012 and April 2013. The second Innovation Award went to SEAGO and member entity Greenlee County for the Growing Greenlee Opportunity Forum.

On Friday, September 27 the first Cross Border Trade & Expo ever held in Sierra Vista will take place. Good people understand that truth is like cream, it ‘rises to the top’. To that end, this event at the Mall in Sierra Vista will dispel rumors, highlight facts and hopefully serve as a catalyst to attract outside tourism specialists, retailers, employers, potential FTZ clients and investors while devoting ample time to elucidate local residents and businesses on why they should consider adding cross border trade to their business plan.

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This event will also make available vendor booth space for Tourism and Visitors Centers, Wineries, area hoteliers, businesses, Chambers of Commerce and many others. In this rich resource environment you will have an opportunity for one-on-one time with providers and decision makers. Come for part or all of this important activity. You will find valuable services, learn how to grow your business and have an opportunity to network with elected officials from both sides of the border. For more information contact Rachel Norton at or call 520-515-5478 To see flyer, CLICK HERE!

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In Greenlee County, economic development in the past relied upon the activity of the largest employer in the area, Freeport McMoRan (FMI) operating the Morenci Mine. Then, Greenlee County leadership plus community leaders from Duncan and Clifton took action. A Greenlee County Tourism Council was formed, the Chamber of Commerce began to undergo revisions and revitalization, the Business Association of Chase Creek Arizona (BACCA) was already spearheading a renaissance in the Historic Business District, and FMI launched a multi-year billion dollar expansion project. A perfect storm of pure opportunity began to emerge, which in turn helped fuel the genesis of a Growing Greenlee Economic Development Strategy. To jump start the economic development process the kick-off event became titled the ‘Opportunity Forum‘. CLICK HERE to read more

Ready to Make the Arizona State Star U.S. Government Arizona State Star, is based on outstandYour Small Business’ ing performance in Next Customer? achieving the high- Outstanding resource Did you know that the federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services? It’s a lucrative market – and small businesses play a big part. Learn how to get started or compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace with these resources.

> Free Online Training – SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom offers a series of free courses to help you each step of the way. There are even specialized courses for women- and veteran-owned businesses. SBA’s Learning Center offers additional courses, chat sessions and videos to help you learn more about government contracting. > SBA Contracting Programs – SBA offers a range of programs designed to help small businesses sell to the government. These programs include small business assistance, as well as support for groups such as women- and veteran- owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses and those located in economically distressed areas. > Specialized Local Resources – Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for small business owners who want to sell products and services to federal, state and/or local governments.

est combined levels of economic impact and client satisfaction in the state. The AZSBDC measures economic impact in areas including job creation and retention, business starts, sales increases and capital formation. The State Star Award acknowledges extraordinary efforts to achieve and support the goals and mission of the Arizona SBDC Network. Mark was selected from peer nominations recognizing service excellence in the following areas: • • • •

Exemplary performance and commitment to small business Demonstrated economic development achievements Significant contribution to the Network program Dedication to furthering Arizona’s SBDC’s mission

Mark has served as Business Advisor and Director of Cochise College SBDC since 2008. In his five years with the SBDC, Cochise College SBDC has worked with clients to create 760 jobs, retained 264 jobs, assisted in capital infusion of $11 Million, assisted in sales increases of $36.5 Million, CLICK HERE to read more

Learn more about government contracting, the opportunities available for your small business and how SBA can help here at

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for grant writers

If you follow SEAGO on FaceBook you recently read our comments after an extensive Webinar we were invited to attend. The primary subject was STATS America, a fantastic resource for all Grant Writers. STATS America is a free online resource service. Thanks to the efforts of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The primary function of STATS America is to gather and share data from hundreds different data sets from dozens of federal and state sources. Data is also brought in from commercial and private source data as well. Proper acknowledgement is given to all agency sources of the data on every table, profile or map. STATS America is updated daily because data is received from dozens of resources that release their information throughout the year. The calendar page provides information on those expected releases and links to the appropriate web pages. We wish to thank the Kelley School of Business Research Center at Indiana University for this outstanding contribution for all to use. Visit

GREATER DOUGLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE From all of us at your Greater Douglas’s wishing a great school year to all students, teachers, staff, parents, and guardians - welcome back to school! Please visit our website and check out our calendar of events: GREENLEE COUNTY CHAMBER The Greenlee County Chamber of Commerce is undergoing an active and vibrant revitalization of the Bylaws. We are setting new goals, establishing a new budget and planning for several events is well underway. By joining our efforts with the Greenlee County Tourism Council we are adding value to the overall Growing Greenlee strategy, and we are proud to be participants and stakeholders in this important process.

is issued at the beginning of each month by the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization Economic Development District. 1403 W. Highway 92, Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-2622, ext. 210 To subscribe, email: A’kos Kovach, publisher and editor Margaret Dillard, copy/graphics editor

Items for publication are welcomed from SEAGO member entities and strategic partners. Copy must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to the end of each month.



In efforts to increase tourism to Bisbee, the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce will be placing a brochure in every welcome packet that is sent out by Ft. Huachuca. We will also be displaying the brochure in their racks. The Chamber will be using the most current Bisbee brochure entitled “Destination Bisbee,” until the new Bisbee Chamber brochure has been completed.

It’s August and the Willcox Chamber is busy with upcoming events and a little economic development. School starts back this month. Remember when school started the day after Labor Day? Those days are gone but Labor Day weekend is still the official last hurrah of summer.

NOGALES CHAMBER Did you know there are over 200 attractions in Santa Cruz County and the City of Nogales listed on the National Register of Historic Sites? We have Tumacacori National Monument visited by Father Kino in 1691 and the Tubac Presidio established by the Spanish in 1752 on an ancient village site. Others include the Old Tubac Schoolhouse, Old Nogales City Hall, Santa Cruz County Courthouse, and Historic Patagonia Railroad Depot. The PatagoniaSonoita Creek Sanctuary, 19 miles east, attracts worldwide visitors to see its diverse bird life. Tourism is vibrant in Santa Cruz County. The area around Nogales is also host to ghost towns, mining camps, curio shops, first-class restaurants and night clubs. Downtown Nogales is rich in history and architecture! Streets provide a glimpse of border life at its peak during that period. And, of course, you can drive or walk across to Sonora. GRAHAM CHAMBER Graham County is the home of Arizona’s Salsa Trail which is all about terrific Mexican food and down-home friendliness. Sprinkled through the small Graham County communities are a dozen Mexican restaurants, a family owned tortilla factory and a lady who grows chilies who have all joined together to make up the Salsa Trail®. CLICK HERE to read more

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Willcox will be having the inaugural Willcox Flyer Bike Ride. It is an 8, 33, or 66 mile bicycle ride out the Chiricahua National Monument. After the ride there will be many things to do in Railroad Park. Willcox Wine Country is continuing its upward trajectory. Aridus hosted a job fair on July 20 need for supporting industries. The Willcox Chamber has requested that SEAGO Economic Development help us find those businesses and build an industry that will be sustainable right here in Southeastern Arizona. We would like to thank everyone and especially Cochise County Supervisors and staff for their support of the Wind Farm and Inde Motorsports revision of their Master Plan. It is good for all of us. SIERRA VISTA AREA CHAMBER These are exciting times for our business community. While sequestration still looms like a dark cloud over future Federal spending, there are other positive developments elsewhere that could bring a welcome boost to the local economy. Earlier this month our board chairman Michael Benson and I attended a breakfast in Tucson hosted by Rosemont Copper, which is planning to open a mine at a location off the Old Sonoita Highway, between Sonoita and Interstate 10, 30 miles southeast of Tucson. This project has been many years in the making, with the permitting process having taken five years alone. However, the company’s leadership believes that wait is finally over and they hope to receive their permit to start work by late September. It will then take about 18 months to get the mine operational, but that’s a period of time that could be crucial to Sierra Vista busiCLICK HERE to read more

Regional Calendar of Events Aug. 2 - Pride Society Auction, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Crofts Gym. Greenlee County. Aug. 2-3 - Duncan 5-year class reunion. Aug. 7 - Meet and Greet with Congressman Raul M. Grijalva, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Patagonia Town Hall, 310 McKeown Ave., Patagonia, AZ. Please RSVP to: Aug. 7 - Morenci/Clifton Blood Drive, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Morenci Club. Aug. 8 - Success on Your Terms: Stop Getting Sidetracked, Start Getting Ahead, 10 am to noon, Ever think to yourself... “If I could just focus, I know I’d get results.” Attend this free live workshop where Mary Cravets will show you: Simple tools to stay on track. Microbusiness Advancement Center City of Tucson Resource Center, Rillito & Sabino Rooms, 330 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson. Register today! Aug. 10 - Concert at DeGrazia Park, 6:-00 pm. Morenci, Featuring Tommy Ash Band. Aug. 13 - Fast & Curious Speed Networking, 3:30-5:30 pm, Join us for a fun, fastpaced format of networking that allows you to meet other businesses at 3-minute intervals, maximizing your time and gaining you many valuable contacts in 90 minutes. Bring lots of business cards! Free to attend. ASBA Southern AZ Office, 4811 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 262, Tucson. CLICK HERE for details. Aug. 15 - State of the Border Luncheon. 11:30 to 1:30. Featuring Erik Lee, North American Research Partnership and University of Arizona Panel. Doubletree Hotel, 445 E. Alvernon Way, Tucson. THCC Members: $30. Future Members $40 Aug. 15 - Procurement Fair, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. This Special Event is geared to owners and managers of small companies in any industry that are anxious to grow, sell more, create jobs and sleep at night. Find access to affordable capital from lenders. Doubletree Reid Park by Hilton Hotel Tucson, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Aug. 20 - ASBA 101, 9:00 - 10:30, For brand new members, current members, future members - Discover new opportunities for: Lead-Generative Networking Exclusive Benefits FREE 24/7 Advertising Incomparable Savings. ASBA Southern AZ Office, 4811 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 262, Tucson. CLICK HERE for details.

Aug. 27 - Learn how to take control and manage your health - informational meeting. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Do you have diabetes, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition? Graham County Senior Citizen Center, 822 W. 8th St., Safford, to register: SEACUS at 428-3229.

Aug. 21 - Greenlee County Tourism Council meets at Clifton Courthouse. 10:00 am. Aug. 22 - Update to Export Compliance Reform, 1:00 to 5:00. Convergence Room (1st floor) @ASU Skysong, 1475 Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. $75 per person. Some of the itopics will be : DDTC Dual/3rd Country National Rule Changes · Easing of Encryption Requirements · Consolidated Screening List · Agencies’ Migration to USXPORTS · Publication of Proposed Rules Register: Aug. 23 - Update to Export Compliance Reform, 8:00 am to noon. Copper Room, El Con Club, Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson. $75 per person. Register:

Graham County Career/Job Fair August 16 • 9 am to Noon Gherald L. Hoopes Activities Center Remember: Dress Professionally Bring Copies of Resume For information, please contact Arizona Workforce Connection Graham One Stop 1910 W. Thatcher Blvd. Safford, AZ 85546 (928) 432-6932 CLICK HERE to read more

Aug. 31 - Pig Masters BBQ Competition, Set-up: 4 pm. Cooks’ Meeting: 5:30 pm. Open to the Public: 10 am-7 pm. Elks Lodge #2045 For info: Bill Helple at 520) 508-6218 or Sept. 7 - Art, Wine & Herbs, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Willcox Greenhouse, 5900 W. Greenhouse Rd., Willcox. Information: youac@ Sept. 10 - U.S-Mexico H2 Temporary Worker Job Fair. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Hire Mexican Temporary Workers Directly. For info: (800) 207-8909 or email: inames_ Sept. 22-24 - Trade Mission Trip to Guaymas. Join the Tucson Hispanic Chamber International Relations Division in an Economic Development Trade Mission to Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Leaving Sunday, Sept 22nd at 8am Returning Tuesday, Sept 24th at 6pm Tour the Port of Guaymas Tour “NearShoring” facilities $350 THCC Member $450 Future Member $1000 Sponsor (Includes one attendee, logo on trip eblasts and social media, company recognized at events) Contact Larissa at 520-620-0005 with questions. Register at: Sept. 27 - Cross Border Trade & Expo, The Mall at Sierra Vista. (See article on Page 1 for details.)

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It’s new, it’s exciting and it’s coming to Sierra Vista in 2014!

Border Community Capital Innovative Program Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development Deadline: 8/26/13 Amount: $200,000-$1 million Type: Social & Economic, International & Border Description: This fund supports local rural nonprofits and Indian tribes serving colonias along the U.S./Mexico border. Support is provided for lending and investing activities in affordable housing, small businesses, or community facilities, and for securing additional sources of public and private capital for these activities. CLICK HERE to Learn More

By Diane Erwin, Chrome Pony Rally 2014

Miles and miles of open road, changing elevations, breath taking scenery with the bluest of blue skies, years of old west and military history await the thundering sounds of two wheel chrome pony’s to explore every inch of the area. Chrome Pony Rally invites you to take to the road and head to its home base, Sierra Vista, Arizona which is approximately 70 miles southeast of Tucson. The inaugural event is slated May 6 – 10, 2014! With over 300 days of sunshine, you just can’t beat the riding. Within 30 miles in every direction the terrain changes from high desert landscape, to majestic mountains , to rolling prairie fields. At many points you can see for 25 miles in every direction.

Saving Camp Naco William H. Doelle, Ph.D., President and CEO, Archaeology Southwest

The rains have been very heavy in Naco recently, and some of the adobe buildings at Camp Naco are still without roof protection after their asbestos roof tiles were re-

moved. Because I am concerned that our fund-raising effort to get those roofs back on is lagging, I compiled a list of 25 persons who I believe have a strong interest in Camp Naco Arizona. I hope you will be able to help. Here is the story: The 20 adobe buildings of the camp housed about 100 Buffalo Soldiers (all black military units), who were part of a “human fence along the border” after World War I. I worked with the Naco Heritage Alliance and the Town of Huachuca City (the Camp’s owner) to secure $400,000 in EPA CLICK HERE to read more

Open roads are calling!! Daily guided rides sponsored by Sierra Cycles and Cochise Motor Sports, from 30 miles to 200 miles. Self guided rides with printed points of interest. The vendor “Corral”, sponsored by Sierra Vista Harley Davidson, in beautiful Veterans Memorial Park, an evening of Cowboy poetry, precision motorcycle drill team performances, bike games, indoor bike show, judging, and much more. No rally is complete without a finale concert and a roaring motorcycle parade through town. Registration begins October 2013. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available. Visit for more information.

Chronic Disease Selfmanagement Workshops Cochise Health and Social Services is pleased to announce five Healthy Living Program workshops on chronic disease self-management. The workshops will be held for seven consecutive week: Douglas: Wednesdays at the Government Building , 10th St. and G Ave., Douglas. 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. (Special Spanishlanguage workshop): Mondays beginning August 12th, Douglas Visitor’s Center, 345 16th St. from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. Benson: Tuesdays commencing August 13th, Cochise Terrace RV Resort, 1030 Barrel Cactus Ridge. The workshop will run from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Naco: Tuesdays commencing August 20th, Turquoise Valley Country Club located at 1794 Newell St.. The workshop will run from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm. Sierra Vista: Tuesdays commencing September 10th at the Montego Bay Apartments located 409 S. Lenzner in Sierra Vista. The workshop will run from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm.

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Amtrak in Benson Benson’s association with railroads dates back over 130 years. Through these many decades railroads changed hands, changed names and brought multitudes of new faces to Cochise County, Arizona. Benson is an official Amtrak ‘flag stop’ on the Sunset Limited, combined with the Texas Eagle as they travel east and west. Three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the Amtrak passenger train is westbound while on Monday, Thursday and Saturday the Amtrak is eastbound. The nearby Southern Pacific Railroad Depot replica currently also serves as an official Arizona Tourist Information Center. But the real news, and real excitement is the newest initiative by Benson Tourism Supervisor Bob Nilson. As the new chairman of the cochise county Tourism council and member of the economic development subcommittee for the City of Benson, Nilson understands that Tourism and economic development are aligned and compatible. His current mission is to develop an Amtrak passenger platform at the Benson stop much like you find in places like Flagstaff or Phoenix. With multiple east west travel options 6 days a week, Nilson sees the value of attracting passengers to get off the train and visit the area. This is a huge undertaking, and will require a dedicated effort by local CLICK HERE to read more

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Relaxation and adventure lie at the end of a country road… By BROOKS BRADBURY GENERAL MANAGER SUNGLOW RANCH

Discover Sunglow Ranch--a sublime hideaway guest ranch on nearly 500 acres in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona. Twelve southwestern styled casitas including larger two-room suites provide comfortable accommodations on land that is the ancestral home of Chokonen Apache. Their resolute spirit lingers here, and a rare proximity to nature still abides.

resentation of Arizona wines are offered to our guests. Picnic lunches may be easily arranged.

Inspired dinner and breakfast meals from our menus are included in your lodging rate (with an emphasis on local, real and organic). Arizona beers, a selection of fine spirits and liqueurs and a full rep-

With an elevation over 5,340 feet it’s time for you to head south to the mountains in summertime! Ease into Sunglow’s award winning combination of personal service, discrete privacy and just the right amount CLICK HERE to read more

Letters to the Editor Bisbee Chamber is moving forward The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce we have signed up with Chamber Nation to design our new website, mobile app., and membership management program. Chamber members will be provided a login to access the new online chamber discount card, ability to submit events to the new community calendar, website support line, and much more. Every chamber member is provided with a local advertising page that will be designed to

drive more qualified traffic from the Chamber’s high search engine ranking to their business. We are anticipating the site to be completed by the first of September. In efforts to increase tourism to Bisbee, the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce will be placing a brochure in every welcome packet that is sent out by Ft. Huachuca. We will also be displaying the brochure in their racks. The Chamber will be using the most

current Bisbee brochure entitled “Destination Bisbee,” until the new Bisbee Chamber brochure has been completed. We would like to give a big thank you to Lawley Automotive! Lawley signed on to be the title sponsor of this year’s Bisbee Blues Festival. Ticket are now on sale at . If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the CLICK HERE to read more

How to know if you have received a fake email from PayPal Thank you for contacting us about the email you received. We understand receiving a fake email can be a cause for concern, and we urge you to always contact us if you have any questions about your PayPal account. Below is some information regarding suspicious emails and online security. I think I received a fake email.

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New Key Club in Douglas and other news We now have a Key Club in Douglas thanks to the San Pedro Club. We have Key Clubs at Douglas High School, Bisbee High School, Buena High School (SV) and Nogales High School. We will be adding Tombstone High School in August. Builders Clubs: We have Builders Clubs at Lowell School (Bisbee), C.A.S. (SV), Desert Shadows (N), Wade Carpenter (N), Huber (D), Ray Borane (D), Elfrida (E). We

will be adding Huachuca City Elementary (T) in August. We now have the Eliminate Dessert Cook Books for sale - $20.00 Every member need’s one – if you find only one G R E A T recipe it’s worth it. Plus You will save the life of a child! Just e-mail me with your order and I will get it to you!

from your inbox. We’ll send you an email response to let you know if the email is indeed a fake. In the meantime, don’t click on any links or download any attachments within the suspicious email. CLICK HERE to read more

Seeking an exemption Home health industry wants employer mandate relief

By Ashok Selvam

The home health industry, which has come under fire for not providing health insurance to its largely low-income workforce, wants to be permanently exempted from the healthcare reform law’s employer mandate. It argues that requiring homecare providers to provide insurance for their workers would significantly decrease access to home health services around the country. CLICK HERE to read more

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Advocacy Institute Training Applications The annual Eric Gilbertson Advocacy Institute for Behavioral Health is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 class. The attached is the application that must be completed along with two (2) letters of recommendation by August 15th. This is a program that provides an overview of the public behavioral health system in Arizona along with an introduction to public policy process. The sessions are hosted in Phoenix at the Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health’s office at 1406 N. 2nd St. on

Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4 pm. There are a total of six (6) sessions. The dates are outlined in the application.

By David Bell Photo/Eastern Arizona Courier

Patriotism is flying high at the Graham County Senior Citizen Center.

Raise the flag

Ralph Wood, vice chair of the Graham County Senior Citizen Center, and the Home Depot’s Terry Solomon-Baber, right, raise the American and Arizona flags on the new flagpole installed at the senior center Wednesday.

We encourage you to apply or share this with others to help provide advocacy voices in our community. Eddie L. Sissons, C.P.M. Research Advisory Services, Inc. 602-999-6803 • 602-374-6735 (Fax)

John Canady and Dennis Sharp, volunteers from the Home Depot, installed the center’s first flagpole Wednesday, followed by the first flag-raising by center vice chair Ralph Wood and the Home Depot’s Terry Solomon-Baber.

The old historic Gadsden Hotel on G Ave. has a new manager but that’s not all that will be new at the hotel. Above is a picture of a current room at the Gadsden Hotel and below is a room that has been renovated. Peak Hospitality will be renovating all the rooms on the second floor similar to this. Trisha Maldonado/ Douglas Dispatch

Karen is a retired registered nurse who had previously worked as the Director of Nursing at a small hospital in Greeley, Colorado and as the Program Manager for a large city-owned senior center in Freemont, California. She also has past experience doing volunteer work with homebound elders in her home state of Iowa.

“We’re very proud to get this flagpole,” Wood said. “You have no idea how much this means to us.” CLICK HERE to read more

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The United Way of Graham County will consider funding for: - 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with eligible health and human service programs - Other tax exempt organizations (i.e. schools)

Douglas’ Gadsden Hotel under new management By Trisha Maldonado, Douglas Dis-

Karen Heffner has been a volunteer longterm care ombudsman for SEAGO/AAA for the past seven years. The Long -Term Ombudsman Program Volunteers work to resolve the problems of individual residents in long-term care facilities. They are advocates for residents’ rights and represent residents’ needs and interests.

Karen and her husband are both from small towns in northwest Iowa. They have been married 57 years and are the proud parents of four daughters, and grandparents of 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

United Way of Graham County grants United Way of Graham County is still accepting applications through 08/15/13. Request can be up to $30,000. Information on how to apply can be found on

Meet a SEAGO Volunteer

On July 15 Peak Hospitality, a hotel management company out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, took over the management of the 106 year old historic hotel. Peak Hospitality is an independent hotel management company that specializes in quality and the enhancement of hotels and hospitality businesses. Peak Hospitality manages 11 hotels throughout Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. CLICK HERE to read more

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Az DDPC vacancies

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council currently has 3 vacancies on its 23 member Governor appointed Council. We are seeking applicants to fill the vacancies who are individual consumers and/or self-advocates with developmental disabilities, as well as family members involved with persons with developmental disabilities. Applicants must be residents of Arizona, able to commit to participating in quarterly Council (attendance in person or by telephone) and periodic Standing Committee meetings. As Council members, individuCLICK HERE to read more

ASBA Workshops ASBA 101

August 20, 9am - 10:30am Whether you are a brand new member, a current member who wants updated benefit information, or a future member who would like to “try before you buy,” you are invited to attend our ASBA 101 event! Free to attend. Location: ASBA Southern AZ Office, 4811 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 262, Tucson

Fast & Curious Speed Networking™

August 13, 3:30pm - 5pm Join us for a fun, fast-paced format of networking that allows you to meet other businesses at 3-minute intervals, maximizing your time and gaining you many valuable contacts in 90 minutes. Bring lots of business cards! Free to attend. Location: ASBA Southern AZ Office, 4811 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 262, Tucson

Procurement Fair

U.S.-Mexico H3 Temporary Worker Job Fair, Hire Mexican Workers Directly! The U.S.-Mexico H2 Temporary Worker Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in San Luis Potosie, the capital of the state of San Luis Potosie, Mexico. The San Luis Potosie government will tailor its publicity efforts to the U.S. employers who plan to attend the fiar, so they request an estimate of the type and unmber of temporary H2 positions for which you anticipate recruiting this year in the attached form. If you are unable to attend a prefer to send a Mexico-based representative, please use the form to authorize your representative to act on your behalf. CLICK HERE to learn more

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August 15, 2pm - 5pm This Special Event is geared to owners and managers of small companies in any industry that are anxious to grow, sell more, create jobs and sleep at night. Meet face to face with government agencies to successfully find new jobs and contracts Meet with procurement professionals on site from major corporations to help you create relationships and open doors to grow your businesses Learn how Women, Minority and Veteran Owed companies can successfully benefit from government procurement programs Find access to affordable capital from lenders. Location: Doubletree Reid Park by Hilton Hotel Tucson, 45 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711

Success on Your Terms

August 8, 10am - Noon A clear-cut process that will clearly identify your most profitable actions How to banish that nasty little voice that keeps telling you that you should be doing more Techniques to help you actually ENJOY the freedom and flexibility of working for yourself. Location: Microbusiness Advancement Center City of Tucson Resource Center, Rillito & Sabino Rooms, 330 N. Commerce Park Loop

Grant for Bisbee-Douglas International Airport U.S. Rep. Ron Barber welcomed a $228,000 grant for Bisbee-Douglas International Airport that will allow Cochise County to make future plans for the historic airport. “The Bisbee-Douglas International Airport has a long and distinguished role in the aviation history of Cochise County,” Barber said last week. “This grant is one step toward ensuring that Cochise County’s economy continues to grow and that the airport will be an important part of future economic development for Southeastern Arizona.” The U.S.Department of Transportation announced that $228,172 was been awarded to Cochise County to update the master plan for the airport that is midway between Bisbee and Douglas. “We do rely on Congressman Barber so much and we appreciate how much he CLICK HERE to read more.

Marketing always comes before sales What Sales and Movies Have in Common

by Cathi Harley, published by Suzanne Evans Summer is one of my favorite times of the year as I am a huge movie buff and love going to the movies and seeing everything from the winners at Sundance to the action-filled blockbusters. I started thinking about how much sales and movies have in common and your admission is free - no ticket required - to my insight.

is a red carpet event for every opening of big films? Is it for the photographers to take pictures of the stars? No, it is about networking. What projects are they working on now? Who has upcoming projects that would interest them. Where will their next movie role come from? Ask yourself, “Who is working on something that is re-

1. Trailers always come before the movie: Marketing always comes before sales. The trailers for upcoming movies fill our heads before we get to see the movie we came to see. Some of them get 2 thumbs up from me, others get 2 thumbs down. But the real marketing takes place via social media: critic and viewers rating movies on opening night can make or break a film. So what marketing are you doing that people are giving 2 thumbs up to and “talking” about via social media? 2. What’s the real reason for a red carpet event: Networking is a critical component to generating sales. Why do you think there

The above feature article is excerpted from Klaudia Kovac’s Success Newsletter. Klaudia Kovacs is a Business Success Consultant, Columnist, Public Speaker, Radio Personality and Director. She specializes in helping businesses, professionals, non-profits, and artists increase their revenue while contributing to society. Visit for more information CLICK HERE to read more

Local Vendor Outreach Program The Santa Cruz Valley USD#35 in partnership with the Nogales –Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum recently on how to do business with the SCV school district through local purchasing initiatives. In this informative forum was led by Mr. Bill Munch from the Valley Schools Management Group located in Phoenix, Arizona. This purchasing initiative, called the LVOP (Local Vendor Outreach Program) is designed to give opportunity to local vendors to bid on the needs of the local agency, in this case, the SCV USD #35, thus, keeping local monies in the same community that uses the products and/or services. However, this does not guarantee that local vendors will receive contract awards from the school district, but assures them the opportunity to bid if they register with the school district’s purchasing department. Registering is easily done by completing a simple, one page form and submitting it via mail, email or fax to the district’s purchasing office. The LVOP is an initiative that allows the public entity in partnership with their local Chamber of Commerce will encourage: 1) Training of local vendors in the process of doing business CLICK HERE to read more

The Turning Point Monthly, August 2013, page 9

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