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June 2012

Published for SEAGO Member Entities and Strategic Partners

Vol. 2, No. 6

Nogales Mayor Garino wins Arizona-Mexico Commission Award Mayor Arturo Garino and two other border mayors have been announced as the winners of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s annual Tony Certosimo award. Garino, along with Mayor Michael Gomez of Douglas and former Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla of San Luis, will receive the honor at the commission’s plenary session in Tucson on June 7-8. The Tony Certosimo award, named for the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s first executive director, “is given to individuals that embody all the Arizona Mexico Commission strives to accomplish,” the city said in a news release. It has been awarded annually since 1992. Click here to read article in the Nogales International.

“I am humbled by this award, and I recognize the tremendousefforts of the City of Nogales and the entire Arizona portion of the Border Mayor’s Association for their hard work and dedication to image building and important cross-border issues.” - Arturo Garino, Mayor

Trade Expansion Opportunities By A’kos Kovach First you must do the work. What work? Competitive analysis, business plan, compatibility study, financial pro forma, management team, business mentor, financial goal, business goal, and an exit strategy are all on the list. Sounds like too much? Beyond your skill set? Ask yourself – do you believe in what you are doing? Do you have confidence in your business, product, or service? Can you affirmatively answer you have an entrepreneurial passion for what you want to accomplish? Have an abundance of enthusiasm? Can you handle rejection? Know how to bounce back from

failure? Then dig in with your support team and together we can ‘fix our economy’. Next, get must ‘out there’, meet new people, create alliances and learn from the best. Sound like ‘mission impossible’? Frankly the answer is “no” it is not beyond your capability as long as you are willing to meet the people who can actually help you achieve success. The very speakers and attendees you could have met on May 17 at the International Trade & Expo event are exactly the people you need on your path to success. Because the Trade & Expo event created such a sensation, you will have another chance coming up in October!

Resources are available to help anyone become successful, the only question remains: do you really wish to attain success? If the answer is, an honest “yes” then begin today. Is anything holding you back? Identify, in writing, anything and everything that you know is preventing you from starting up or expanding your business. Feel overwhelmed? This feeling is natural, and the solution is to reach out for assistance – there are numerous entities ready to support your business to become viable, hire new employees and even expand your business overseas. CLICK HERE to read the full article

Set the Stage That Ignites Success at the items that have been resurfacing, perhaps year after year. Contemplate what those unfulfilled business goals cost you emotionally, physically and financially. How would your life be different if you finally manifested those dreams? Would you be happier, exuberant and freer? Would you be healthier, more energetic and headachefree? Would you be able to stop worrying about money and put your kids through college without any problems? See, when people are honest with themselves, they start seeing the painful costs of their neglected goals - they realize that the price is too high to pay!

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It is the end of Spring again and if you have not yet started, let us begin with some cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering of your office. Create an environment that you love and thrive in; a space that serves, energizes and motivates you daily. Consider using colors that set you on fire and reflect the nature of your enterprise. Express yourself fully and decorate with objects, plants and lighting fixtures that inspire you. Most of us spend more time in our office than at home, accordingly you want to “set the stage” that ignites your success. Your next step is to revaluate your business goals and review your New Year’s resolution. Are you still on track? Make sure your goals are specific and quantifiable. You need to be very clear on your weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals. Dare to say what you really want! Think as big as your desires: this is your life and you have the prerogative to be grand and have magnificent ambitions. Make notes on what you have to do to achieve your goals. There will be some goals that you will know exactly how to manifest and there will be some that you do not. Take a careful and honest look

My business consultant (Yes, I have one too!) frequently says, “Money is not the most important thing, but it touches everything that is.” What are you going to do for your business right now that will astound you? For you to have a life that only a few have, you need to act the way most will not! If you have goals that you have not manifested, two reasons might be: you did not do the work or you did not know how to do the work. If you truly tried many things to make your enterprise thrive according to your expectations and you could not, it means that you do not know how to do it. So leave the struggle behind and sign up with a consultant. I will show you how to turn your business around quickly and become a profit-making machine. I will teach you how to start powerful marketing tomorrow. I will share with you a simple system how you can attract new customers. I will demonstrate strategy secrets of creating additional income. Finally, get paid what your knowledge and talents deserve! Reach the heights of financial freedom that owning your own business can deliver. I know it sounds hard to believe but it is true: lives can turn on a dime with just a simple decision. Say yes to yourself!

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Small Town Rules -

How Big Brands and Small Business Can Prosper in a Connected Economy The book is a collaboration with Barry Moltz, a fellow entrepreneur. In it, Barry and Becky show how the business world is like a global small town, and how even the largest companies must compete for customers as if they were small, local businesses. They reveal the seven "ruralstyle" solutions that have become invaluable to even the largest companies, most dominant brands, and most cosmopolitan businesses. Those seven Small Town Rules include: The Change in the Economy Rule 1. Plan for zero. There will be tough years ahead. Rule 2. Spend creative brainpower before spending dollars. Rule 3. Multiply lines of income to diversify your risk. The Change in Technology Rule 4. Work anywhere, "anywhen" through technology. Rule 5. Treat customers like community. The Change in Society Rule 6. Be proud of being small. Rule 7. Build your local connections

If you want to do business on a human scale, no matter how large (or small) your organization is, then this is for you. If you are open to bringing back key business ideas like being frugal, connecting with local, keeping small work units, and planning for zero, then this is for you. For more information, visit

BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING By Kevin Adam Rural Transportation Advocacy Council As Congress deliberates the next surface transportation authorization bill, much emphasis has been placed on the elimination or consolidation of existing programs. Included in that consideration is the elimination of the Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) program, which bolsters infrastructure development and freight movement through the U.S. international borders. The CBI program greatly assists Arizona’s border regions and at least partially addresses the infrastructure costs which are predominantly federal responsibilities. More rather than less federal funding should be directed to border infrastructure. While more federal funding above state formula levels should be directed to the borders, at a minimum, the CBI program should continue. For further information, please contact Kevin Adam of the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council of Arizona (RTAC) at or (480) 577-7209.

San Carlos Apache Tribe Second Annual Department are currently administering Energy Summit three grants from DOE; the Energy EffiThe San Carlos Apache Tribe, Planning and Economic Development Department through grant funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), sponsored the Second Annual Energy Summit at the Apache Gold Convention Center. Representatives from the Hopi, White Mountain Apache, Gila River Indian Community, Yavapai-Apache, and Colorado River Indian Tribes gathered to learn more about energy consumption, renewable energy, developing tribal energy organizations and highlighted projects from Arizona’s Indian country. Among the featured presenters were Jami Alley (DOE– Tribal Energy, Denver, CO), Sandra BegayCampbell, (Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM), and Dr. Ben Colombi, (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ). The Planning & Economic Development

Is issued at the beginning of each month by the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization Economic Development District.

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.

The Tribe will also conduct a solar feasibility study on the reservation, to explore the potential to use solar power to reduce energy costs, and the possibility of a commercial-scale operation. The third grant is to develop a tribal energy organization and carry out the Tribal Energy Strategy and Program which was approved by the Tribal Council in November. Invited guests were also taken on a tour of potential renewable energy sites on the reservation. The summit encouraged Tribes and individuals to lower energy consumption and be more energy efficient before considering large scale energy development. For more information about The San Carlos Apache economic development, visit their website - CLICK HERE.

Historical Registry Status May Come for Warren District

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ciency Community Block Grant (EECBG), a 3 year award which allows the Tribe to train personnel, conduct energy audits, and possibly a pilot solar project on the Peridot Shelter Care building.

Warren Henry Manning During his career, landscape architect, Warren Manning worked on some 1700 projects. He designed the Warren District to reflect his popular City Beautiful plan.

An effort to get the Warren District of Bisbee placed on the historical Registry is in progress. It is a project that John Charley, former City of Bisbee Community Development Director is proud to be a part of. In a recent letter to The Members of the Warren Survey, he wrote, “Before leaving the City as an employee I was contacted by Don Ryden of Ryden and Associates with the news that our efforts have led to significant discoveries regarding Warren Manning and the underlying design of Warren. This new information may well lead to Warren achieving National Landmark status and even greater national recognition. As we learn more I am sure that you will be the first to know. Once again thank you for making this experience one of the highlights of my time as Bisbee’s Community Development Director. A June 3, 2012 article in the Sierra Vista Herald quoted Charley’s Administrative Assistant, Lisa Marra, who continues to work on the project,: “I can tell you that Don’s discoveries include ‘finding angels’ in our architecture and ‘stars’ in our streets. Don is an incredible writer and storyteller and we couldn’t have picked a better firm to tell our story to the folks back in our nation’s Capitol.” See original story in Feb. 2012 Turning Point, page 2.

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Regional Events June 8, 2012, 11:30-1:30 - GAZEL MOBILE SECURITY FORUM, Mobile Security- Oh Yeah, You Are at Risk! The Carnegie Center, Downtown Phoenix 1101 W. Washington St., Free Audio and Web Conferencing available. CLICK HERE to register. Saturday, June 9, 4:00-8:00 p.m. BIBSBEE CHIROPRACTIC RIBBON CUTTING, 120 Naco Road in “Old Bisbee”. Featuring live music by Aaron Gilmartin (, door prizes, appetizers, cocktails (with donations going to the Boys and Girl’s Club of Bisbee), free demos and more. The first 20 attendees will receive a $50 gift certificate toward any of our services (chiropractic, natural health consultation, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, and more). For information, call Deanna at the Bisbee Chamber 520432-5421. June 15, 10:00 a.m. - WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT, Police Department training room 911 N. Coronado Drive in Sierra Vista. he CEAPP is also collecting pledges from business, organizations and individuals. These pledges state “I will do everything I can to prevent and report elder abuse and exploitation.” CLICK HERE for more information contact SEAGO at 432-5301 or e-mail June 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - GUIDANCE SESSION about funding from Freeport MacMoRan and Arizona Community Foundation, Copper Queen Hotel (11 Howell Avenue, Bisbee, AZ 85603),10-11:30a.m. RSVP to Jessica Knowlton at 520-393-2214 or Jessica_ by June 13th. Saturday, June 23, 10:00-5:00, THE 2012 ART SHOW, The Mall at Sierra Vista - Come out and showcase your business to the mall traffic, Sierra Vista, and Fort Huachuca. For information, contact Deanna LaVelle at the Bisbee Chamber 520-432-5421.

Hummingbird Banding in Sierra Vista By Erika K. Breckel Tourism Services, City of Sierra Vista Located in Southeastern Arizona, Sierra Vista’s history dates back 13,000 years to the Clovis people – hunters of the nowextinct mammoth and other large game. In later years, the area was home to Cochise and Geronimo, whose conflicts against the U.S. Army are legendary. Also known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States,” Sierra Vista is one of the must-see places in the world for bird watchers and naturalists. With so much to see, we invite you to visit Sierra Vista and encourage you to explore our attractions, learn about southwestern military history, visit our ghost towns, explore the archaeological finds, mountain bike in the canyons and hike along the river. Did you know that Sierra Vista is one of the few places in the world where you can hold a tiny hummingbird in your hand? Surprised? If you are, then you haven’t been ➢D

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to one of the hummingbird banding sessions that are conducted at two locations: San Pedro House and Fort Huachuca. While the primary purpose for banding sessions is to collect data for scientific research purposes, they blend fun with education, leaving the on-lookers captivated with the experience. The annual migration of hummingbirds has now begun, making this the perfect time to witness the rare treat of hummingbird banding. Hummingbirds do not mate for life and the male doesn’t help raise the young. The female, when readying to make a nest, will search for ideal locations and will oftentimes make several nests before selecting the perfect one. The nests are approximately the size of a large walnut shell or egg cup and are built to conform tightly to the female’s body. Hummingbirds, when born, are about the size of a small jellybean and when fully grown can weigh less than a penny. Read the full article and see the two-minute video.

Tombstone Showdown going to court

Tombstone has looked to 25 springs located in the the Huachuca Mountains some 26 miles away for its municipal water. It’s been that way since they purchased an existing waterline in 1947. Last June, the massive Monument Fire swept through the mountain area southwest of Sierra Vista damaging Tombstone’s line; then, heavy summer rains buried it beneath 12 to 15 feet of debris. Overs the years, fire has melted the steel pipe twice and both times the necessary permits were granted to reestablish one of the country’s longest gravity fed water systems. Once again, last summer, Tombstone filed papers to gain access to US Forest Service land to repair the steel pipe. Permits came but not without some serious handicaps. Heavy equipment and vehicles are de-

nied in the area. Tombstone managed to cobble together a make shift line that transports water from 2 springs before their equipment was banished but says if extensive work is not done before the rainy season the progress they made will be buried again. “The town to tough to die” is not about to surrender. A suit, supported by the Goldwater Institute, has been filed against the Federal Government and the Tombstone Shovel Brigade, an event that CNN writes is “part protest, part work party” is planned for some time in June. Several hundred shovels have been donated. Click here to read ‘Showdown at the H2O Corral at

The Tombstone Shovel Brigade The Tombstone Shovel Brigade is dedicated to repairing the Tombstone Water System, which was damaged by both the actions and inaction of the federal government. According to the group’s Facebook page, a workday is scheduled Friday, June 8th, 8 am leaving from the Foot-

ball Field which is accessible from both Fremont and Allen St. They are also collecting shovels and $5.00 donations. If you would like to help send donations to:

February 7, 1944- May 23, 2012

Kenneth Robert Zehentner, of Bisbee, Ariz., formerly of Dubuque, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at St. Patrick’s Church, 100 Quality Hill Road, Bisbee. Ken Zehentner was hired by SEAGO November 19, 1979 as the Environmental and Community Development Planner and He was later promoted to Environmental and Community Development Department Program Manager He worked well with the Arizona Department of Commerce (which is now the Arizona Department of Housing) and Rivko Knox. Zehentner also served as SEAGO’s Deputy Director. He left SEAGO October, 1986.

The Tombstone Shovel Brigade c/o Tombstone City Hall 613 E. Allen Street, P.O. Box 339 Tombstone, AZ 85638

Concert at the Border Wall On Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m., the Coro del Desierto of Hermosillo, directed by Ana Cecilia Payán Molina and Música sin Fronteras, directed by Lori Keyne, will perform Eric Whitaker’s “Cloudburst” on both sides of the border in Agua Prieta/ Douglas. The location in Apson is Internacional and Avenida 27; in Douglas, Cochise Road on the border, just east of the cemetary. For more information, call Lori Keyne at (520) 432-6650 or 732-9092. All are invited.

Kenneth Robert Zehentner

El sábado 9 de junio, a las 16:00 hr, el Coro del Desierto de Hermosillo dirigido por Ana Cecilia Payán Molina y Música sin Fronteras dirigido por Lori Keyne presentan “Cloudburst” (“Aguacero”) por Eric Whitaker en la Calle Internacional y Avenida 27 en APSON; en Douglas, Cochise Road donde tope con el muro fronterizo, al este del panteón. Para más información, llame a Lori Keyne (520) 432-6650 o 732-9092. Bienvenidos todos.

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New Protections for Local Governments that Issue Bonds Beginning in August, underwriters of municipal securities will be required to disclose to their state and local government clients risks about complex financial transactions, potential conflicts of interest, and compensation received from thirdparty providers of derivatives and investments, among other new requirements. [Read fully story]

City secures grant for home rehabilitation By Julie Packer SIERRA VISTA — The City of Sierra Vista, working together with the Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO), successfully secured a competitive grant to provide low-income residents with home rehabilitation. The $300,000 grant will pay for homes to be brought to current building code standards and will focus on increasing energy efficiency. Energy efficiency modifications that are covered by this grant include repairing or replacing insulation, doors and windows, heating and cooling systems, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, and hot water heaters. Residents who completed the pre-application in December and January will be contacted by SEAGO during May and June. Residents can still apply to have their homes rehabilitated. To be considered, residents must meet HUD low-income standards as well as own and reside in their home. Special consideration will be given to residents who meet HUD elderly and disabled guidelines. Those wishing to participate are asked to contact Julie Packer, SEAGO Housing Program Manager, at 432-5301. “I hope our residents take advantage of this grant to assist them in bringing their homes to current building code standards. This grant is one of our ongoing efforts to aid our low-income, elderly and disabled residents to better maintain their homes,” stated Mayor Rick Mueller. For additional information, please call Julie Packer at 432-5301.

Rolls-Royce Opens Office in Sonora Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to open a new supply chain office in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. This new office will strengthen collaboration with key suppliers in a region that is widely recognized as the leading aerospace industry cluster in Mexico. Beverly J. Gaskin, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management - North America said: “Nearly a third of advanced manufacturing companies in the Mexican aerospace industry are based in the state of Sonora. Locating staff in the center of this cluster will help us improve supplier relationships and performance. Delivering excellence in our supply chain is critical in helping us meet our commitments to customers.” Guillermo Padres, Sonora State Governor said: “The State of Sonora is proud that Rolls-Royce has chosen to locate one of its global network of purchasing offices in the state. It confirms that Mexico is an increasingly important player in the aerospace manufacturing industry and that the State of Sonora is the Mexican hub for aero-engine components manufacturing. The presence of a Rolls-Royce supply management office in Sonora is a significant tribute and will make a contri-

bution to our aero-engine cluster.” Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries. CLICK HERE to read more. For more information contact: Rolls-Royce North America Joel Reuter Director of Communications +1 317-230-6662 or Economic Development Council for Sonora, Carolina Vera Investment Promoter +52 (662) 2890237

Alan Baker is new Willcox Chamber Director Alan Baker of Flagstaff will assume his duties as the new Executive Director of the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture on Monday, June 4, 2012. Current Director, Kathy Smith, who has held the position for seven years, will work with Baker for two weeks before stepping down. Baker served as Town Manager for the Clifton, Arizona from 2009 to 2011 after holding the same title in Duncan. Click here to read more in the Willcox Range News.

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Alan Baker, Executive Director Willcox Chamber of Commerce Photo courtesy Carol Broeder, Willcox Range News

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