New & Not So New Member Orientation
With the Chamber offering so many ways to help you market and promote your business, sometimes it helps to spend time with the staff to learn all you can to make your membership dues provide the biggest bang for your buck. On Tuesday, February 9th at 9:00am-11:00am at the Sedona Springs Resort located at 55 Northview Road, we will present the New and Not So New Member Orientation program. At this meeting, you will learn about membership benefits, Chamber structure, marketing opportunities for your business and discover how the Chamber can work for you. A continental breakfast is provided and there is no cost to attend, however registration is required. Please call 204-1123 ext. 100 to reserve your seat today
Speed Networking- It’s Fast, It’s Easy!
What is speed networking? Think of speed dating without the date. This is an effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking mixers. Join us for this fun, exciting and high energy event, there is no cost to attend! Speed Networking will take place on Wednesday February 10, 2010 at 5:30pm in the Elks Lodge. However you must RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 204-1123, ext. 100. Non-members are also invited to participate. Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Strategies for Success Lunch
The next Strategies for Success lunch will be held Wednesday February 17 from 11:30-1:15. The topic for the lunch will be “Small Business is Personal: Changing Your Business to Survive and Thrive” presented by Miriam Gilbert of the MiriamGroup Executive Advisors.
Change is a fact of life. In the current economic transition it is crucial that businesses consider recreating themselves in order to survive and thrive now and in the future. Is there something you are doing in your business that worked in the past and just isn’t working anymore? Has the passion for your business faded and what once brought fulfillment, energy and revenue more of a struggle? Small businesses owners, employees and those that support small business in anyway are impacted in all areas of your life by your business and its success. If your business no longer brings you purpose, an excitement to get up in the morning and soar through your day, it is time for change- make plans to attend this workshop and get the tools do so.
This workshop is held at the Sedona Verde Valley Board of Realtors Training Room at 55 Sinagua in west Sedona. Registration is required, cost for members is $15.00, non-members is $20.00. Call 204-1123 ext. 100 to reserve your seat today.
Good Morning Sedona- February 19
The next Good Morning Sedona will feature a “Movie Magic” theme, Pat Schweiss as guest emcee with the famous Gary Strohm returning, a Celebrity look alike costume contest, and so much more. Want to know how you can be a sponsor and get more exposure for your business? Email Shelley and find out how for as little as $100.00. Tickets are on sale now for only $20.00, get them while you can! 928-204-1123 ext. 100.
Marketing Opportunities for
As part of the “30 Days of Sedona Giveaways” campaign, we are in need of giveaways. The giveaways can be anything from a room night to dinner for two. Please contact Michelle Conway if you are interested in participating. 204-1123 ext. 130, email@example.com.
Sedona International Film Festival
The 16th Annual Sedona International Film Festival is around the corner! Taking place February 21-28, 2010, the festival will feature 140 films, including features, documentaries, shorts and animation. Filmmakers and audiences from around the world have heralded Sedona’s festival as one of their favorites. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will be here as the festival honoree, along with Robert Osborne (Turner Classic Movies), Connie Stevens, Tim Daly, Richard Schiff, Doris Roberts, and multiple Grammy Award-winner Maynard James Keenan! NEW THIS YEAR: A sustainable film series among the festival offerings! Couple all of this with amazing workshops, and you’ll see how valuable it is to create discounts and deals that are specific to this week-long festival. Go to VisitSedona.com, click on Deals & Discount Packages, scroll to the bottom of the page and click to submit your own discount/deal. Complete and submit the form, and we’ll do the rest! Contact Michelle Conway for more information at 928-204-1123, ext 130.
Visitor Center News…
We Would Like to Thank:
Grace from Grace’s Secret Garden for coordinating two fantastic days of B&B tours for the volunteers and for the amazing hospitality, we can see why they are so successful.
We would also like to thank the following members for providing delicious snacks for our volunteers this month: Sky Ranch Lodge, Red Agave Resort, Best Western Inn of Sedona, Baby Quail Inn, Tom and Shondra, Kavitaa Psychic Wisdom, Barlow Jeep Rentals, Psychic Nirup and Tender Hearts Senior Care.
Visitor Center Stats
In 2009 we aided 292,911 visitors up 30% compared to 2008. Top Domestic Visitor Origins: CA, AZ, TX, IL, FL. Top International Visitor Origins: Canada, England, Japan, Germany. 62% of visitors who signed the guest book were first-time visitors.