July 20, 2020
Prescott Chamber of Commerce Weekly News & Updates
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. In order to assist the greatest number of small businesses, the EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000. Recipients did not have to be approved for a loan to receive the Advance, and the Advance provided an interim but vital source of funds while applicants awaited a decision on their loan application. 
A Path Forward with Dr. Anthony Fauci

If you happened to miss this webinar, the full video is provided here! We recommend watching this one!
Chamber Connect
Small Business Bootcamp & Resource Collective - Session 57 - How to Become a Seller on Amazon Business Marketplace
Join us for a session on how to leverage Amazon’s millions of customers worldwide to sell globally, featuring Amazon’s Senior Business Development Manager, Lois Rouder. Learn how Amazon provides sellers with a variety of tools and services that simplify all aspects of selling online and can turn your business into a global business.
​When: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 09:00 AM in  Arizona
Registration:  click here!
BBB Pacific Southwest: Should Your Business Have a YouTube Account?
Want to guess which is the second-largest search engine after Google? Yes, you got it right, it is YouTube!

Come learn the fundamentals of YouTube. We will discuss the steps to building and managing a YouTube channel, how to create eye-catching videos, and advertise on YouTube. If you already create content for other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you can quickly repurpose content to create a digital footprint on YouTube for your business.

Here’s what we will cover:

Get to know YouTube
Create a home for your business on YouTube
Make an eye–catching video
Get customers to take action
Reach more of the right people
​When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 l 11:00am
Registration:  click here!
Small Business Bootcamp & Resource Collective - Session 58 - Identifying Business Opportunities in a Dynamic Market
Join us for a session on how today’s challenges can be a catalyst for pivoting to new business opportunities, featuring SEED SPOT representatives. Discover new ways to leverage the assets and expertise you already have to grow your revenue, target new customers and amplify your impact.
​When: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 09:00 AM in  Arizona
Registration:  click here!
The Findlay Toyota Center is partnering with Encore Live to bring you an all-new performance featuring Blake Shelton, who will be joined by very special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins on Saturday, July 25, 2020. This is the first performance in a newly created Encore Drive-In Nights series. Tickets for the show will go on sale Tuesday, July 14 at  ticketmaster.com/encore-blakeshelton . More info and guidelines can be found on our website findlaytoyotacenter.com
Play Safe

What started as an internal campaign to encourage patrons to Play Safe at the newly smoke free Bucky’s & Yavapai Casinos has hit the pavement as a community wide initiative. With
members of our amazing community doing the right thing and playing safe while out enjoying free time they are doing their part to keep all of us safe. Those of you taking precautions at the Courthouse Square or Entertainment District and other area restaurants,
bars and social settings are thanked for doing their part and aren’t going unnoticed. Let’s all Play Safe so we can put COVID-19 behind us!
Yavapai Safe Program for Businesses

Businesses may self-certify by viewing the guidelines on the YCHS webpage ( https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19 ) , then by requesting a decal through either the Prescott Valley, Prescott or Cottonwood Chambers of Commerce. Businesses who elect to participate in the #YavapaiSafe program should post the sticker/decal in a prominent, visible location.
Member Spotlight
Vacation Rental Homes
Prescott Arts District Chalets, LLC
We own/manage two chalet-style vacation rental homes located just two blocks from Courthouse Square at 118 N. McCormick (the blue-roofed homes across from Rosa's). Our 1-bedroom Chalet sleeps 2-4; our 2-Bedroom Chalet sleeps 4-6. We rent both on Vrbo (listings 370657 and 367805), but also on Airbnb (2 BR listing 17250584). We're also on Facebook where we often promote the community or local businesses, in conjunction with our rentals. We frequently visit Prescott from Wisconsin and take great care with our properties, since one is also our personal vacation home. We rent from 2 minimum - @45 days.

Our excellent renters are often mature adults in the 30-70 age range or young families -- visiting as tourists, potential homebuyers, corporate stayers, or attendees at local graduations or other community events. Our Chalets are occasionally rented together for an extended family group. They are full of amenities often not found in other vacation rentals and frequently commented on in our many 5-star reviews. We also have a number of return renters which we think is the highest complement we can receive on our properties.
Chamber News
Networking Opportunity
Virtual Coffee Connect
The next virtual coffee connect will be on July 29th. Click on the above image to RSVP your spot in advance.
Most Recent Information
What you Need to Know about the Coronavirus Covid-19
Get the most recent information about the Coronavirus.
Prescott Media Center
The Prescott Chamber has been visiting businesses weekly to promote and update our community. Want us to visit you? Follow up with the email below!
Prescott Area Young Professionals
PAYP 2020-2021 Membership

As a way of thanks and to give back to our members during the year 2020, we want to extend a free year of membership through 2021. Thank you for joining us this year!
Sponsor News

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and Dignity Health are currently involved in discussions to evaluate a potential collaboration between the two organizations. YRMC, with acute care hospitals in Prescott and Prescott Valley, primary and specialty care clinics, and extensive outpatient services, has been serving western Yavapai County since 1943. 

“This opportunity has tremendous potential to help YRMC advance healthcare in our region,” adds Amos. “Being part of a system that includes a Level-One Trauma Center, Barrow Neurological Institute, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, and the Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s would add great value to the high-quality healthcare we already provide to those in our region.”

Discussions are ongoing between both organizations and a decision regarding collaboration is expected this summer.

Buy Prescott's inaugural, limited edition coffee table book,  Greater Prescott Living At It's Best!

Wrapped in the highest quality hard cover book binding. 
250 pages of Prescott featuring history, museums, signature events and more!
100% of the net proceeds of the sale of the printed book will be donated to local Prescott charities.

To order your limited-edition copy, visit:  prescottlivingmag.com/order

Brought to you by the publishers of  Prescott LIVING Magazine.

Happy reading!
Talk of the Town
Listen to  Talk of the Town with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Chamber updates and interviews with members. 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on  www.kqna.com
Want to be a Radio Show guest? Please send a
request to  chamber@prescott.org.
APS Energy Saving Tips by Industry

When it comes to managing how your business uses energy, one of the best things you can do is to discover what others are doing in your business secotr to save on their energy bills. Develop your energy-savings plan using advice that's specific to your industry and equipment.

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available

The Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3599 Lee Circle, just off Highway 69 has just opened three new electric vehicle charging stations with a total of five ports. The
stations offer free charging for anyone to use, not just hotel guests but local residents, non-guests and day visitors.

Community News
Ride Prescott Puzzle Rides

Are you ready for the next fun thing to do outside? Ride Prescott took a scavenger hunt, mixed it up with an escape room and put it on one of their golf carts! To book this private experience, check out our ride options at  http://www.puzzlerides.com  and use the promo code CHAMBER30 for 30% off your booking, exclusively for Chamber members! Rides run every Friday - Sunday through fall. Have questions? Call Shawna at 602-601-2261.
Yavapai Human Society

Hi There! My name is Ginger and I am a 6 year Terrier, Pit Bull mix who is ready for my forever home! I’ve been here since October and while I love everyone here and all they do for me, I just want a family to call my own. They are clicker training me which is fun because I get to learn things and get treats for being a good girl! I love to play with toys, tennis balls and rope toys but I sometimes get a little carried away and a little mouthy when I’m playing and need to learn cut off cues from my person. I’m super friendly and love attention from everyone. My favorite thing is to roll over on my back for some belly rubs… is there anything better? ~ Here’s the thing though… I have to be the ONLY animal in your home and by that I mean no other dogs, cats or farm animals because we will not get along. I am very afraid of thunder and loud noises and I’m protective of my people and our home, so I need help with proper training to be introduced to new people. Once I get to know you, we’re good to go!! So make an appointment by calling 928-445-2666 to see me and let’s go outside in the bark park so you can see my beautiful personality and smile! Can’t wait to meet you!!

Click below to visit the Yavapai Humane Society's website
NACOG Youth Employment Opportunities

Good jobs! Good Pay! And... The help you need to succeed! Earn up to $3,850 this summer!

Contact us at (928) 778-1422
PUSD Public Announcement
Prescott Unified School District No. 1 of Yavapai County, Arizona (the
"District"), will hold a special 8.00% maintenance and operation budget override
election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The total 8.00% budget override amount for
the first year of the proposed extension and increase is estimated to be $1,985,222 and
would be funded in that year by an estimated $0.20 tax rate per $100 of net assessed
valuation used for secondary property tax purposes which is approximately $0.09 higher
than the current secondary tax rate for the existing budget override.

Prescott Gem and Mineral Show
We are sorry to share this news. But because of the Covid-19 pandemic guidelines and health concerns, our club as  CANCELED  the PGMC Gem & Mineral Show and Salefor July 31 – August 2, 2020.

We hope to see you at the next show, August 6 – 8, 2021.