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Dear Partners,

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Annual Meeting and Cocktail Reception June 24 at the Sedona Golf Resort sponsored by APS. We will introduce our newest Board members and strategic plans for FY22. Visit our website to reserve your tickets. My weekly column reviews the dynamics behind our traffic concerns. As you will see, factors such as the pandemic’s effect on travel, rapid growth in Phoenix and the change to work-from-anywhere are major contributors. The recent traffic increase occurred despite sharp marketing cutbacks in 2020 to present. I continue to work closely with city management on the FY22 Destination Resiliency budget and the best course moving forward. 
 
CHAMBER NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES:
Yavapai College Business Engagement Survey

The main concern is how to get people to work, however, we also need to retain and upskill current employees. The Yavapai College is hoping this survey will provide important data to determine what types of trainings and professional development are needed in the county and in each of the municipalities. 
 
Here is the survey link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJXWMCY
Underwriting Sponsorship Opportunity for Annual Partner Meeting

The Sedona Chamber is looking for three underwriting sponsors for the
June 24 Annual Partner Meeting! Underwriting sponsors will receive six invitations to the Pre-VIP Cocktail Reception, two reserved seats at the sponsor head table, and four general admission tickets to the event. We will also be promoting underwriting sponsors in these ways:
  • DIGITAL/SOCIAL: Recognition via logo inclusion in the following:
  • SedonaChamber.com via event hero image and event detail page beginning June 1
  • Sedona Chamber member e-newsletters throughout the month of June
  • Event specific e-blasts to the 775+ member businesses of the SCC&TB
  • Facebook recognition from the SCC&TB on FB event page and numerous posts promoting the event
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS: Recognition in press release on the event
  • ON-SITE PRESENCE:
  • Recognition in the presentation running pre-event and from the podium at the start of the program
  • Logo inclusion on event signage and collateral
Please email Erin Bruce or call 928.204.1123 ext. 100 to become a sponsor!
Are you offering Father's Day dining or specials?

If you would like to submit a Father's Day special or coupon, please do so in the Extranet to be placed on the Deals & Coupons page (for Tourism partners) and the Sedona Savings page (for all partners).
 
Please email Sheryl Curtis a link to your menu to be included on the Father's Day Dining page. Let’s make this information available to our visitors to assist them with their Father's Day!
People Love Maps!

Comello Media Services creates this Map. More have been ordered and will be available in late June. Reach out to Al Comello at 928.862.0210 or email: maps@comellomedia.com

There is also a digital version of the maps at SVVMaps.com.

VisitSedona.com has some great printable trail maps here, visitsedona.com/outdoor-adventure/our-box-o-maps/ and here, visitsedona.com/trip-planning/sedona-maps/
UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 10: Grow with Google - Get your Local Business on Google Search and Maps!

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Hear from Israel Serna the Grow with Google Rep!!!
He’ll show you how to:
  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
June 11: Partner Benefit Review

We would like to invite you to an
In-Person Partner Benefit Review at the Sedona Chamber Admin office on 45 Sunset Drive.
During this session we will highlight the benefits the Chamber offers. You will also meet new fellow members and even some ‘not so new’ members who will join us for a refresher. This workshop will inspire you to learn how to get the most out of our partnership! Limited to 10 people. RSVP Here.
If you have any questions, call 928.204.1123 to reach Erin Bruce.
June 16: Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable

Sedona Chamber has 130 nonprofit members supporting the community. This new quarterly meeting is an added benefit of membership, thanks to the generous program underwriting by the Arizona Community Foundation.
We will meet virtually from 8:30 – 10 a.m. with the President/CEO, Candace Carr Strauss, and cover nonprofit resiliency and fundraising. RSVP here
June 23: Free Shred Event - New Location!

NEW Location! We will host the free community shred event from 9 - 10 a.m. at the Sedona Red Rock Junior Senior High School parking lot on 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Residents may shred three banker boxes for free. Lineup in the parking lot at the Sedona Chamber Event sign and remain in your car. Place your items to be shred in your back seat or trunk for staff to handle.

The American Legion Cornville/Sedona Post 135 will be assisting the chamber with the flow of cars through the parking lot! We are thankful these patriotic partners have time to help! Contact Erin Bruce for more information.
June 24: Annual Partner Meeting 2021

Only a few tickets left! Get your tickets today for our Annual Partner Meeting sponsored by APS at the Sedona Golf Resort on June 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. We will honor our FY21 Board Officers and Directors and welcome in our newly-elected FY22 Board members. Our new President/CEO Candace Carr Strauss will share exciting news about the organization’s scope of work, new member benefits and programs for FY22.

Tickets will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cocktail.

There will also be a cash bar, music and the gorgeous backdrop of Sedona’s red rocks!
  • Partner Ticket Price is $75
  • Non-Partner Ticket Price is $100
We are almost sold out, so we hope you are able to attend and learn more about the year ahead! Click the button below to get tickets!
Nonprofit Event News!

Early Bird pricing for the 2021 ENGAGE Nonprofit Conference! The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits will host the conference virtually on Wednesday mornings in August.

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