A School Supply Donation gets you a discount at Great Clips

Every person who donates one (1) school supply gets $1.00 off a haircut.  Limit one (1) per person. This offer is good thru September 1 – September 30, 2018.


San Ignacio Golf Club

4 Man Scramble – Calloway Scoring 1st Place – Net 52 John Joiner Chris Kimminau Paul Taylor Randy Graf 2nd Place – Net 53 (tie card playoff) Anthony Pernesiglio Chris Raue Lamont Turner Mark Vervaecke 3rd Place – Net 53 (tie card playoff) Gary Bergstaller Daniel Bryant Craig Glanert Larry Petersen 4th Place – Net 53 (tie card playoff) Don Weaver Bill Gundersen Mike Morley Gene Swick Long Drive – Men Brian Michael Harvey Long Drive – Women Jill Pilling Closest to the Pin – Men Victor Robb Closest to the Pin – Women Vivian Sanchez Thank you to our Tee Sponsors Acra Construction Allstate Insurance ASARCO Best Western Green Valley Inn Casino Del Sol Caterpillar Continental Design Continental Spa Cruise Planners Desert Diamond Casino FICO/Green Valley Pecan Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Foundation Green Valley News Green Valley Plumbing Green Valley Village Homewatch CareGivers HudBay Imerys La Posada Mr. Automotive Southwest Solutions Trico Electric Twist & Shout Wholesum Harvest Thank you to those who donated to this event Access Wisdom Health Care Allstate Insurance-Raeschelle Ortiz Arizona Self Storage Bayada Home Health Care Calluna Travel-Heather Fox Continental Spa Crafted 4 You Cruise Planners Envoy Mortgage-Steve Oesterle FICO/Green Valley Pecan George E. Bougham, DDS Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Homewatch Caregivers Karli’s Kickin Lashes Long Realty-Lynn Robinson Long Realty-Rena Grammel O’Reilly Collision Center Right at Home-In Home Care & Assistance Rosie on the House Southwest Solutions–Randy Graf Sunstreet Mortgage-Kim DeMarco Tierra Antigua Realty-Louise Riley United Health Care-David Jacome The Chamber would like to thank Ronnie Black Director of Golf and his staff for a wonderful day. Thank you to Monstrosity Tree Service LLC in aiding with our ball drop.  Also our outstanding volunteers who not only gave up their Saturday to come out and help but in addition put in many long hours prior to make this a successful event.

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PRESS RELEASE – Invest in Education Act – GVSCC


Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Supports Education but Opposes “Invest in Education Act”.

Contact: Joe Erceg



The Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced today that it opposes a citizen’s initiative destined for the November ballot and designed to raise revenues for Arizona’s K-12 education system, saying that while the Chamber is a strong supporter of education, this flawed measure could significantly and negatively impact member businesses and Arizona’s overall economic growth.

The “Invest in Education Act” proposes a $690 million personal income tax hike on “high earners” to fund increased salaries for K-12 education teachers and support personnel as well as funding for full day kindergarten. The measure specifically would:

  • Raise personal income tax rates from 4.54% to 8%, a 76% increase, on individuals earning $250,000 and couples earning $500,000 annually.

  • Raise personal income tax rates from 4.54% to 9%, a 98% increase, on individuals earning $500,000 and couples earning $1 million annually.

  • Perhaps unintentionally, but rescinds a 2015 law that indexed income tax brackets to prevent modest pay raises from moving individuals to higher tax brackets, generating $25 million in tax revenues from all other state income tax payers.

The drafters of the proposal have not taken the following into consideration:

  • Most small businesses are structured in such a way that their business income is a pass-through and declared as personal income.

  • Higher tax rates change behavior. Moving Arizona into the top 5 highest income tax rate states in the country, and taxing successful small businesses, will discourage economic growth and those considering starting a new businesses or moving existing ones here.

  • As corporate tax rates are not affected, small businesses that fall into these new tax brackets could pay a tax rate twice that of large corporations.

  • The Prop 105 Voter Protection Act, passed in 1998, will prevent Arizona’s legislature from making any changes to the new tax brackets. Absent flexibility to deal with economic changes, this dangerous aspect of the proposal is a terrible way to set public policy.

The Chamber’s Board applauds recent, strong, and positive economic and education news:

  • In 2017 Arizona ranked in the top 10 states for job creation, domestic in-migration, and population growth with 2018 and 2019 projected with continued growth.

  • The legislature just extended through 2041 the Prop 301 0.6% sales tax addition passed by voters in 2000. This tax brings in over $665 million annually and is dedicated to the Classroom Site Fund for K-12 education and teacher salaries.

  • Furthermore, the Governor and Legislature passed a more than $520 million increase in K-12 education spending for this year alone that includes a teacher salary increase of 20% over the next three years.

It is the Board’s contention that if this measure passes and Arizona becomes a state with high personal income tax rates, these economic gains will suffer as will revenues to support education spending. Our Board recognizes and supports the need for quality education and the funding required to deliver it.  Additionally, the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber Foundation provides higher education scholarships for local deserving students as one way in which we are supporting our local education community. Our membership, 500 members strong, and the entire community prospers with a strong education system and we are committed to working with our local school districts to make that happen.

  GVSCC Mission Statement   Champion opportunities for business and our community to prosper.  

  July 27, 2018 Trico Community Scale Solar Facility Coming to Marana, AZ Marana, Ariz. – Trico Electric Cooperative and Torch Clean Energy are partnering to construct a 10 megawatt alternating current photovoltaic solar generating facility on West Avra Valley Road, within the Town of Marana.  Construction of the solar facility, called Avión Solar, will begin in August 2018 with completion planned by the end of 2018. Avión Solar will have over 40,000 solar photovoltaic modules and will utilize approximately 80 acres of land previously used for farming and owned by Avra Plantations, Inc.  The solar panels have single-axis tracking devices that automatically track the sun throughout the day to maximize power generation. The power generated by the Avión Solar facility will offset approximately 4.5% percent of Trico’s overall electric energy needs. Once operational the Avión Solar facility will produce more than 30,000 megawatt-hours of electric energy each year, or enough to power about 3,000 average residential homes in the Trico service territory. “As a community-owned cooperative, Trico’s mission is to provide its Members safe, reliable energy in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner.  The Avión Solar facility exemplifies that commitment.” said Vincent Nitido, CEO and General Manager of Trico. “Torch is pleased to have partnered with Trico to develop a high-quality and cost effective solar energy project for the benefit of Trico’s customers,” said Jonathan Kilberg, president of Torch Clean Energy. “We look forward to the start of construction and bringing the project on-line by the end of the year.”   # # # About Trico Electric Cooperative – Trico is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 40,000 members in northwest Tucson, Marana, Corona de Tucson, Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Three Points and Arivaca. Formed in 1945, Trico is owned by the people it serves.  For additional information about Trico, please visit www.trico.coop. About Torch Clean Energy – Started in 2006, Torch Clean Energy is a privately-held renewable energy development company with extensive experience developing, permitting, designing, building and financing renewable energy facilities in the United States. To date, Torch Clean Energy has developed over 500 MW of operating renewable energy projects across the U.S., including the 101 MW Red Horse Facility, one of the largest wind-solar hybrid systems in the United States, located in Cochise County, Arizona.  Visit www.torchcleanenergy.com for additional information about Torch Clean Energy.   Contacts: Laree St. Onge Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc. 520-744-2944 x1528 lstonge@trico.coop   Jon Kilberg Torch Clean Energy 720-470-0730 jkilberg@torchcleanenergy.com        

 Downloadable form: GVN_AZ19-Influential-People_2018



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Arizona Legislative News

The 2018 regular session of the AZ Legislature has come to a close.  Follow the links below for the new budget and key legislation. AZ Legislature Budget ACE Key Bill List

Score News

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  


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