August was a busy month at the Tucson Metro Chamber as we hosted several webinars including an informative Issues Over Easy sponsored by Bank of America where Jimmy Sanchez shared insights about the state of the investment market. We also hosted the University of Arizona Financial Forecast. CLICK HERE to take a look in case you missed it.

Our Knowledge at Noon that shared Startup Tucson's plans for launching Remote Tucson to attract top-level executives to work remotely from Tucson was exciting news for Tucson's community. Click the link to see how you can get involved.

We have much more in store for you, including this year's Virtual Copper Cactus Awards! Follow us on our social media channels to stay abreast of news, events, advocacy and more! The links are at the bottom of this newsletter.
COPPER CACTUS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

Have you heard about this year's finalists for the 2020 Virtual Copper Cactus Awards, presented by Wells Fargo? Click the video to take a look! We would like to give a special thanks for Edmund Marquez, who wore a tuxedo when it was 107 degrees outside, and to Commotion Studios for capturing the special announcement. We would also like to thank the nearly 150 nominees. So many remarkable applications made the selection process no easy task for our 13 judges.
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
STEPHANIE GILLMORE
District Manager at Wells Fargo
 
Stephanie Gillmore began her career with Wells Fargo in 2005. As District Manager, she is responsible for 10 banking branches, 150 team members and $3.3 billion in household relationships.
 
Gillmore earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 2004 and is currently pursuing a graduate’s degree from Pacific Coast Banking School through the University of Washington.
 
She has been a board member for Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona since 2012, recently joined the Tucson Metro Chamber board, and was a 40 under 40 recipient in 2019 by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.
ROB ASSENMACHER
President at CAID Group
 
An Arizona native, Rob currently is the President of CAID Group which is one of largest specialty engineering and manufacturing companies in the western region of the United States with locations in Tucson, Saint Louis, and Hermosillo, Mexico with a team of 400 employees.
 
Professionally, Rob is also a partner in multiple real estate investment LLC’s, a manufacturing company in Chile and York Space Systems LLC, a satellite technology firm based out of Denver, Colorado.
 
Rob is a proud alumnus of Salpointe and the University of Arizona with a BSBA in Accounting in 2002 and an EMBA in 2008.  
WELCOME AUGUST'S NEW MEMBERS
5151 Broadway
Air Force Reserve - Tucson Auxilium Technology Group
Center for Future of Arizona
Conserval Systems Inc.
Desert Pearl Mushroom Desertdx
ElectroSonix
Electroxide
Emagine Solutions Technology Express Employment Professionals
Grand Canyon Education
Graytec USA
H & F Cleaning Services
Hipokratiz
Homer Farms
Imershen
Insulin Initiative
Integral Healthcare Solutions
The Jacobson Coaching Group
NeuroVascular Research & Design
Noah
ON Media Publications
Reglagene
Reparvi
Seldin Real Estate
Senior Solutions USA
Shine
Souvie Biodelivery
Sundial Energy, Inc.
Sylvan Sources
Techletics 
TG Companies
Tucson Maintenance
Verify Energy
Volk Company
Spread the word! The Emerging Leaders Council is accepting application for new members now. CLICK HERE to apply!
TUCSON METRO CHAMBER'S VIRTUAL EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 24 | 5-6:00 PM

Please join us for our next Virtual Chamber XChange where we will have a live remote tour of the new Graduate Tucson Hotel by Director of Sales, Mike DiNucci, who will answer a few questions about this new hotel.

The remaining time we will do what we do best, NETWORK!  Everyone will get a chance to introduce themselves and speak about their business for a minute or so. Register now for this great networking opportunity.
OCTOBER 6 | 7:30-8:30 AM

Grab your coffee and enjoy a chat with the Charro Vida's chef, recipes and more!

All attendees will receive a free "Si Charro Passport" good for up to $100 in 2-For-1 discounts at all Si Charro Tucson restaurants.

Attendance is limited to 35 members, so make your reservation now!
OCTOBER 17 | 7-8:00 PM

We always look forward to showcasing Southern Arizona's most outstanding, locally owned businesses with this exceptional event sponsored by Wells Fargo. The judging process is underway and we can't wait to see the list of finalists! Get your tickets now!
A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR ARIZONA'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY | SEPT. 15 @ 4:00 PM

Phil Francis, Chairman and CEO (retired) of PetSmart, invites the business community to learn more about how early childhood education creates a solid foundation for future business success. Karin Garver and Dr. Gigi Weisenfeld from NIEER will join Francis on the panel, moderated by Steve Lynn, and answer questions following the 20-minute sneak peek of "No Small Matter", a compelling and impactful documentary. CLICK HERE to register for this free event.
MEMBER NEWS
FEATURED MEMBER NEWS

For the 28th consecutive year, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Pima Community College by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the College’s fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS
Have a physically distant interview to help promote your business.
Use these multi-channel marketing packages to get your business noticed.
Promote a product or service with special member pricing for a day.
Have a ribbon-tying ceremony that we'll share on our social media channels to let people know you are back in business!
Share your social media posts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for a day to reach a broader audience.
CHECK OUT THESE PUBLICATIONS
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SPRING 2020 CHAMBER EDGE
2020 COMMUNITY GUIDE
BIZTUCSON SPECIAL REPORT
Would you like a box of our Community Guide? Please CLICK HERE and let Heather know how many boxes you need and she'll arrange to get them to you. The Community Guide is free and a perfect resource to have at real estate or doctor's offices, hotels, attractions, and more!
RESOURCES, DISCOUNTS & MORE
PPE RESOURCES: SHOP CHAMBER FIRST!

Whether you need to stock up on face masks, face shields, hand sanitizer or gloves, our members have them. CLICK HERE to shop our member deals.
MEMBER DISCOUNTS!

Chamber members enrolled in Gibson's program, use the code SEPTEMBER2020 upon checking out and receive 10% off your order of $75 or more. This is a one-time use coupon. This offer is not valid on office furniture or furniture projects. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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