Chamber Balances Thriving Visitor Economy While Preserving Quality of Life | Independent Verde


The Sedona Chamber and Main Sponsor APS with underwriting support from Barlow Jeep Rentals and Weddings in Sedona have worked to bring together over 100 business leaders from the greater Sedona area to share our role with the start of the new fiscal year July 1.

Sedona Chamber Board of Directors affirms the organization’s commitment to be a 3-C Chamber – a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers to solve regional issues, and a champion a thriving community – to serve you, our business partners. and the community in general.

We are a relationship-based membership organization, and our annual partner meeting scheduled for 2021 was a first step in convening a larger business coalition including the Village of Oak Creek and other unincorporated areas. in corporations like Oak Creek Canyon and regional businesses throughout the Verde Valley, in addition to our major partners based in the city of Sedona, to join us in our mission.

As the spokesperson for businesses in greater Sedona, we will advocate for the power of travel as an economic engine for the northern Arizona region, ensuring a policy that provides a positive business climate on behalf of our 750 companies. members.

We will tackle labor shortages, the lack of affordable housing and short-term rental impacts, child care, public transportation, and more. Our partners can expect ongoing educational resources and networking opportunities to develop and forge deep relationships with us and with each other.

Friday, June 17 became an official federal holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Day in 1983, to mark emancipation from slavery in the United States. As a country, community and organization, we must commit to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society.

As Sedona’s official destination management organization, we will advance sustainability and lead destination stewardship as part of Arizona’s premier sustainable tourism plan for the special place of Sedona as consumers of its natural assets which are essential to the success of our industry.

Our objective, a balance between a flourishing tourist economy and the preservation of the environment and the quality of life of our residents.

Our tourism-dependent economy operates within a complex governance ecosystem encompassing Congress District 1, the State of Arizona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, the City of Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek and other unincorporated areas, land management agencies like Arizona State Parks and Coconino National Forest and ADOT. The Sedona Chamber is uniquely positioned to catalyze a regional approach, to convene and facilitate collaboration with these stakeholders as we seek solutions to unforeseen and exponential growth.

Join us on Wednesday August 25 for the first in-person Community Pulse event presented by APS to find out more.

As an industry leader, the Sedona Chamber will leverage its reputation in the pursuit of continued organizational excellence to cement the long-term value proposition in meeting the needs of our partners and the greater Sedona area.

Recent extreme heat, major active fires in the Coconino and Prescott National Forest leading to Ready-Set-Go protocols, supply chain disruptions resulting in product shortages and canceled domestic flights, and new Peaks of COVID variant cases illustrate the need for us to stay adaptable to stay relevant.

Thank you to all of our member companies for your past support. Your Sedona bedroom – where politics, people and place come together to create community – looks forward to serving you in the year to come.

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