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SCORE Southern Arizona, is working in conjunction (partnership) with the Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee (EDC) to recruit experienced business professionals who can volunteer their time and efforts to mentor small business in the Green Valley-Sahuarita community.

SCORE is an affiliate of the Small Business Association (SBA), and comprises the nation’s largest network of volunteers (over 10,000 volunteers in 300 Chapters).

The Southern Arizona chapter, is a platinum-level chapter (highest distinction) and its program is recognized as a highly successful volunteer organization that serves our local communities.

Often people have a vision for a new business startup or a passion for growing their existing business, but they don’t have the tools at their disposal. Questions like: how do I create a business plan, what is the best way to get my product or service in front of my ‘target customers’, what financial documents do I need, how do I plan cash flow projections, how do I develop a market strategy, what do I need to do to secure funding and so many other questions.

As a Green Valley-Sahuarita SCORE Volunteer you will be helping answer these questions by mentoring people in your local community, while at the same time, helping to create and save local jobs.  You will be assisting those who aspire to start a new business and helping existing businesses grow and overcome unforeseen challenges. Volunteers also offer great value by their participation in area workshops on a variety of business topics.

The SCORE chapter website, www.scoresouthernaz.org, makes available free information to help educate both for-profit and non-profit organizations and provide a multitude of valuable resources, including access to virtual mentoring, online articles, podcasts and webinars.

Each SCORE volunteer will complete a certification training process that ensures consistency and a commitment to the SCORE Code of Business Ethics and mentoring methodology.  In addition, a Training Mentor will be assigned to all volunteers to assist with any questions.

So whether you are retired, currently own, or have previously owned and operated a small business, you can give back and help your community grow by becoming a Green Valley-Sahuarita SCORE Volunteer. The Green Valley-Sahuarita SCORE Volunteer Program will be holding an Introduction to SCORE meeting at the Green Valley Chamber of Commerce Office on March 15th from 1:00 to 3:00.

To attend the Introduction to SCORE meeting on March 15th. Please RSVP to  mentoring@scoresouthernaz.org or call us at 520-505-3636.

 

 

Digital Marketing Demystified

The Chamber’s first breakfast mixer of 2018 on Feb. 9 was hosted by Club Rancho Sahuarita.  Our featured speaker was Ron Cates, a world renowned digital marketing expert and familiar face on the Forbes Fortune 500 speaking circuit.  In an informative and entertaining presentation, Mr. Cates helped those in attendance advance into today’s digital world by showing how to make social networks better work for their business. Whether using e-mails, twitter, websites or even blogs, it is a whole new marketplace out there and time to fully utilize these tools to improve/increase business!

Ron Cates will be returning to the Chamber in approximately 7 months.  Do not let this opportunity slip by.  Whether you attended this presentation or missed it altogether be sure to catch his encore presentation, it is well worth it, as noted in the testimonials below:

“I’m so glad I attended the GVSCC breakfast featuring Ron Cates.  I’ll save my many compliments for Mr. Cates for another time; suffice it to say his presentation was simultaneously entertaining and extremely educational.  I left the breakfast full of inspiration and a newfound sense of direction for the digital marketing side of our business.  I can’t wait to reap the benefits, and what an amazing event put on by the Chamber!  I very much look forward to future educational breakfasts.” — Vera Minot – Southwest Solutions

“The presentation today by Ron Cates was excellent. Thank you for bringing this speaker and information to our community!”  — Otto Siegler – Animal Care Center

 

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JTED Walden Grove High School Ribbon-Cutting

Walden Grove High School officially kicked off its JTED Heavy Equipment Operations with demonstrations by the students and a ribbon cutting.  Several years in the making, this program will help train the students for the job markets of the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Valley Cooling and Heating was a finalist in the Spark Award category and Tucson Federal Credit Union was a finalist in the Good Neighbor Award.  Congratulations to our Chamber Members!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chamber has partnered with the Green Valley Council and GVR to create a the resolution below:

Partnership for an Envisioned Future of Green Valley, AZ