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Welcome NJCCA Division 1 National Soccer Championships this week to Prescott and Prescott Valley!

11th Annual Flying High Turkey Drive is Nov. 24      Monday, Nov. 24 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, the Prescott and Prescott Valley Chambers will be collecting turkeys to donate to the Yavapai Food Bank.  The collection points are at the three Fry’s Food Stores in Prescott and Prescott Valley.  Stop by and lend your support!  We’re attempting to collect 2,500 turkeys in six hours.  Cash donations are also welcome.  Let’s make sure everyone gets a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving!                   

November 29 is Small Business Saturday   Is your business going to participate?  Through national partner American Express, a number of promotional events will focus on “Shopping Small” Nov. 29.  The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is participating in Small Business Saturday for the third straight year.  If you tell us you are also participating, we will add your business name to a list that will be on our website, Facebook page and a special listing in the Daily Courier the day before the event.  Many of the participating members will have Small Business Saturday promotional materials and twenty-four businesses will also have a $25 American Express gift card to give to one lucky shopper.  Those stores will be chosen at random and listed in the same publications and social media outlets.  Be sure to download the list of all participating businesses as many will have special offers just for Small Business Saturday.  The Chamber will have a coupon-like booklet of those specials, too.  In order to take advantage of these Small Business Saturday opportunities, you must let the Chamber know of your interest by Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:00 pm.  Call Membership Director Neal Sneller (445-2000 ext. 116) or send an email to neal@prescott.org.  This day is for all small businesses, so you need not be a Chamber member to participate!    

Healthy Prescott Business Awards This new business recognition award program was created to honor many of our top businesses in town. Please click here to view information details about how to nominate one or more businesses for these prestigious awards.  The nomination deadline is Nov. 26, so don’t wait until the last minute!  Make your nominations now!  There are six different categories of awards.   All awards will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on January 29, 2015 in the Yavapai College’s Performing Arts Center.  The Healthy Prescott Business Awards are sponsored by Yavapai Regional Medical Center.  Help us recognize the best businesses in Prescott.  Nominate one or more businesses today!

         

Take a Deep Breath  Prescott is ranked #1 in the Top 25 Cleanest Cities nationally for year-round particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2014. 

Prescott Cost-of-Living Below National Average  Prescott's cost-of-living is below the national average. 2014 3rd quarter figures for Prescott came in at 97.4 vs. the national average of 100.  Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were:  Flagstaff (118.2), Lake Havasu City (101.3), Yuma (102.5), Sierra Vista (96.6), Phoenix (95.7) and Tucson (96.8). 

 

 

Prescott Area Young ProfessionalsPrescott Area Young Professionals PAYP is an affiliate of the Chamber with programs and networking opportunities specifically for business men and women between the ages of 21 - 40. Employees of Chamber members can join PAYP for $25 annually. For membership information and a schedule of coming events, check the PAYP website.


 

 

 

 

 

Population:  

Prescott - 39,888

Prescott Valley - 39,667

Chino Valley - 10,834

Yavapai County - 213,294

(Source: AZ Office of Employment & Population Statistics - July 2013)

Economic Indicators: 

Sales tax revenue up 4.08% FY14

(through Jun. 30)

Unemployment (Sept. 2014): Prescott - 6.2%

Cost of Living Index:

3Q-2014: 97.4 (national norm of 100.0)



 

 

 

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