N EWS & V IEWS VOLUME 17 NUMBER 10 OCTOBER 2008 Our September Mixer was a great mixer and our co-hosts, Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers & Broadway Proper, celebrated their anniversaries at the mixer. Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers celebrated 25 years of service and Broadway Proper 20 years of service. Our hosts did a fantastic job of entertaining the chamber members and they both had special gifts for the members that attended. We were treated to a buffet of several salads, vegetable & fruit trays, assorted cheeses and crackers, a large assortment of sandwiches, cake and an assortment of cold beverages. The event was attended by approximately 70 of our chamber members and everyone seemed to make the best use of the opportunity for networking. The Emergency Command Post On Wheels was parked out front and tours of the bus were given throughout the evening. How interesting to tour the bus that goes to local emergencies. Jim Green, president of the Chamber Board of Directors, welcomed everyone and gave a report of the Chamber activities and introduced our newest members. Each of the new members had the opportunity to give a short speech about their business, as did our event hosts. Jim Green reminded everyone this is the 30th Anniversary year for the Chamber. We wish to say a special THANK YOU to our members who generously donated fabulous raffle prizes. Our special thanks go out to: Access Wisdom, American Foot Care-Dr. Fridrich, Bev Trunick & Glen Mollett-Coldwell Banker Residential Broker, Broadway Proper, Cabinet Encounters, Climax Engineered Materials, Custom Plus, Doc’s Window Cleaning, Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, Hearts & Hands,Karin Thompson-Two Sisters Gourmet, Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers, Southwest Ad Specialties, The Book Shop, Parcel Plus, W F Stevens/Raymond James Financial Services, and Walt Henderson. The October Mixer will be October 23, co-hosted by AristoCare and Prestige Assisted Living, at Prestige Assisted Living. WE ALL HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! PLEASE remember to RSVP! It helps our hosts plan accordingly. Rosalie Brinkmeyer ~ Custom Plus And, don’t miss the opportunity Jane Sloan ~ M & I Bank to promote your business by Special Events Co-Chairs donating a raffle prize for our next mixer drawing. PAGE 2 N EWS & V IEW S 2008 ~ 2009 2008 ~ 2009 COMMITTEES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Education Edie Webber RENEWING President ~ Jim Green MEMBERS Sahuarita High School Inn at San Ignacio Jim Casanova Vice President ~ Joe Gildow La Posada Park Centre New York Life Economic Development Treasurer ~ Kevin Jordan Jim Le Blanc Access Wisdom Home Care Plus Commerce Bank of Arizona Le Blanc Financial Associates, LLC Aristocare Home Health Care Secretary ~ Amy Grunwald Embajadores Coordinators Ballet Continental Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort Marie Witt, Cleda Holcomb Bolchalk Frey and Pat Benzie Cochise Cowboy Poet & Music Publicity & Advertising Gathering DIRECTORS AT LARGE Dependable Nurses, Inc. OPEN Beverly Trunick Desert Diamond Casino Coldwell Banker Government Relations Diamond Venture Residential Brokerage Richard Ducote Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Direct CareGiver Association, Inc. Arturo Gabaldon Enterprise Rent-A-Car Community Water Company Membership First Assembly of God of Green Valley Lorraine Shaw Green Valley Assistance Services, KGVY Radio 1080 Kelly Walter Inc. Green Valley News & Sun Special Events & Mixers Green Valley Pecan Company Rosalie Brinkmeyer Inn at San Ignacio Bob Childs Custom Plus Hospice Family Care Bob the Inspector Jane Sloan M & I Bank Long Realty/Teresa Sullivan Parliamentarian Mary Kay Cosmetics Barbara Dolan Maria Pringle 17th Street Communications Rural/Metro Corp. SEPTEMBER VISITOR Safeway Food & Drug 1771 GREEN VALLEY - SAHUARITA Safeway Stores, Inc. 2044 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CENTER INFORMATION Sahuarita Rotary Executive Director San Martin de Porres Catholic Telephone Calls 753 Jim DiGiacomo Church Walk-Ins 811 Sandstone Ridge Apartments Administrative Assistant Sandra Sarmento Large Packet Mailings 14 State Farm Insurance Small Packet Mailings 131 David Campanale PO Box 566 Green Valley, AZ 85622 Sujo Services Inc./Josef’s of Tubac Copies 5,113 Terry B. Cogan, CPA 270 W. Continental Road, #100 Green Valley, AZ 85622 The Animal League of 520.625.7575 ~ phone COMPUTER WEB STATS Green Valley 520.648-6154 ~ fax www.greenvalleychamber.com Website Hits 144,772 email@example.com MEMBERSHIP UPGRADE Website Visits 8,045 Borgmann Real Estate Group Newsletter Design Unique Visits 6,105 Aristocare Home Health Care Berdette Robison ~ The Berd House PAGE 3 N EWS & V IEW S CENTRAL PET 2875 E. Frontage Rd. LA CUCARACHA DE TUBAC Amado, AZ 85645 4A Plaza Road (520) 398-8661 Tubac, AZ 85646 (520) 398-8662 ~ FAX (520) 398-3165 Contact: Julie Grounds (520) 398-9723 ~ FAX Central Pet is custom designed to provide the Contact: Angel Fernandez healthiest, most relaxing, fun vacation atmosphere La Cucaracha de Tubac is a store that imports all its for your pet. At Central Pet, we believe in teaching products from Mexico bringing the authenticity of positive reinforcement training based on how dogs our neighbor country to you. The items are merely a learn. Our state of the art grooming room provides fraction of the many items that our store carries. safe health care for your pet. We also specialize in Your caterer to the roots of Mexico is Angel organic and natural pet foods. Fernandez, who for more than 20 years has been providing southern Arizona and northern Mexico ROOM BY ROOM ORGANIZATION with an array of Mexico's mementos and treasures. P. O. Box 1122 Come and allow him to walk you through color, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 time, form and space that has permeated through (520) 390-2340 historical time and can now be part of your living Contact: Linda Randolph environment. LONG REALTY COMPANY/BOB SMITH HART ACROSS AMERICA 275 W. Continental Rd. #101 1951 W. Grant Ave. Green Valley, AZ 856214 Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 918-8165 (520) 869-4500 (520) 625-6082 ~ FAX (520) 881-3832 (fax) Contact: Bob Smith Contact: Elaine Harris Residential real estate sales in Southern Arizona. Promotional information and advertising. DELTA INSURANCE AGENCY LTD. DRAGONFLY BOOK STORE 115 W. Esperanza, Suite J 1451 S. La Canada, Ste 8 Green Valley, AZ 85614 Green Valley, AZ 85622 (520) 399-2828 (520) 625-5548 (866) 375-6028 ~ FAX Contact: Tania Taras Contact: Georganne Rodgers-Garn An eclectic little book store, cozy and relaxing. An independent Insurance Agency serving the Come in, browse, have a cup of tea or coffee and property, casualty, and bonding needs of the take your time selecting your book. We have new, business community, including workers’ used, children, fiction, non-fiction, including some compensation, liability, directors & officers, auto, of this and that! umbrellas and packages. continued on page 4 PAGE 4 N EWS & V IEW S continued from page 3 TUCSON DECORATIVE ROCK, LLC 11210 S. Nogales Hwy Tucson, AZ 85706 (520) 305-6532 (520) 762-1295 ~ FAX Contact: Stephanie Brewster Tucson Decorative Rock is a new company opening on October 11th. There will be a grand opening at 11210 S. Nogales Hwy to show our brand new showroom area. Come by and get great ideas for your yard. We have rock, flag- stone, pavers, boulders, aand and much more. You can purchase the material for “Do It Your- self” jobs or you can use our professionals to design and install for you, at competitive prices. We offer great prices on all material! BE A PART OF AMADO TERRITORY RANCH UNIQUE AND CLASSY SPACE FOR LEASE Perfect for a working artist studio or personal services office Recently constructed, high quality 375-750 sq. ft. with private restrooms. Well-maintained exterior and landscaping. Rural atmosphere, peaceful environment. 10 minutes south of Green Valley on I-19. $550 PER MONTH PLUS ELECTRICITY CALL BETTY OR VANESSA 398.8684 PAGE 5 N EWS & V IEW S Abracadabra Restoration Green Valley Rental Center Absolute Granite & Tile, Inc. Inn at San Ignacio Aristocare Home Health Services Insurance Center of Green Valley A Safer Home LLC dab JMT Construction La Placita Restaurant American Family Insurance La Posada at Park Centre Arizona Family Restaurant Meritage Active Adult Communities American Southwest Credit Union M – G Builders, LLC Ashley Furniture Homestore Miracle-Ear ATT Advertising & Publishing Pulte Homes Bank of America / Green Valley Sahuarita Qwest Border Patrol Rosemont Copper Brasher Real Estate Safeway #2044 / Safeway #1771 Casino Del Sol Saguaro Environmental Services Caterpillar Inc. – Proving Ground Sahuarita Plumbing LLC / Central Pet Cleaning Company of Green Valley Chase Bank /Continental Esperanza Sahuarita Santa Rita Care Center Commerce Bank of Arizona Southwest Gas Corporation Cox Communications Company The Retreat at Santa Rita Springs Daniel’s Moving & Storage Toll Brothers Dependable Nurses, Inc. Tucson Decorative Rock, LLC Diamond Ventures Tucson Federal Credit Union Donna Marshall & Associates Realty Twin Buttes Properties, Inc. D.R. Horton Unique Screen Media Dunlap Oil (Formerly Coxco Corporation) U. S. Bank Eclipse Clinical Research Walgreens # 2232 / Walgreens #9186 Florentinos Restaurant Wells Fargo Bank/Green Valley &Tucson Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Western Slope Pro Audio, Inc. Green Valley Cooling & Heating Wyndham Canoa Ranch Resort Green Valley Decorative Rock, Inc. Yellow Book USATM Green Valley Mortgage Your Source Green Valley News & Sun, Inc. REAL ESTATE STATISTICS January 1 ~ September 24, 2008 2007 2008 Sales to Date 794 612 Average Sales Price 219, 485 203,953 Average Days on Market 133 163 Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of Realtors® PAGE 6 N EWS & V IEW S MEMBERS IN THE NEWS NEW PRESIDENT AT GVCCC Stan Riddle has been elected as the new President at the Green Valley Community Coordinating Council. GREEN VALLEY FOOD BANK WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS The outgoing president Frank Perry and Vice President Sandy Rios were presented with plaques by the new board President Shirley Pavlovich and CEO Bill Carnegie and will continue to serve on the board. The new President said her goals are to continue to serve the needs of the community and find better ways to serve those needs. Her new Vice President Les Brisbois said his goal is to be actively involved and to continue with the Rescue Food Program. Both Pavlovich and Brisbois have plans to continue to make the Food Bank the best it can be. Congratulations and good luck to you both. BEDMART OPENS 26TH ARIZONA STORE Bedmart, a family-owned Arizona bedding company has opened its 26th location in Surprise, the 3rd Bedmart store this year. This location will serve one of the fastest growing areas in the Phoenix metro area. The new store is 6,000 square feet and is located on the southeast corner of Bell and Litchfield. Keep up the good work Bedmart. BUSINESS OWNERS ~ GOT NEWS? The Green Valley News & Sun is interested in your business. Are you a new business? Have you expanded? New employees? Different location? Contact Mark Bollin ~ Marketing Director 520.547.9760 firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 7 N EWS & V IEW S GREEN VALLEY / SAHUARITA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING RATES Full Page 1/2 Page Vertical 7.83” X 9.5” 3.75” X 9.5” BUSINESS 1/2 Page Horizontal 7.83” X 4.625” OF THE 1/4 Page 3.75” X 4.625” YEAR 1 Mo 3 Mos 6 Mos 1 year New Business of the Year Award Winner Full Page $60 $170 $325 $625 Simply Feet 1/2 Page $35 $100 $180 $335 1/4 Page $25 $60 $110 $195 Small Business of the Year Award Winner Business Card -0- $50 $85 $120 Custom Plus Large Business of the Year Winner All ads MUST be camera ready; either hard copy that can be scanned or electronic file (PDF, JPEG Black & Soli P.C., CPA or TIFF). Email to sandy@greenvalleychamber. Home Based Business of the Year Winner com or email@example.com. All ads must be Kamp K-9 received by the 20th of the month for the following month’s newsletter. Please call Sandy at 625-7575 Non-Profit Business of the Year Winner with questions. Green Valley Recreation PAGE 8 N EWS & V IEW S the day. The entry fee for spectators is a non-perishable item of food or a donation. All proceeds go to Hands of A Friend’s Domestic Violence Shelter Genesis House. WHAT STATE OF THE TOWN WHAT SAHUARITA’S 5TH ANNUAL WHERE Madera Club House at Quail Creek HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR WHEN October 3, 2008 WHERE Sahuarita Town Hall Center TIME 11:30 am ~ 1:00 pm WHEN October 18, 2008 The Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce will TIME 8:00 am ~ 12:00 pm be hosting the Sahuarita State of the Town. "Sahuarita, The Sahuarita 5th Annual Health Fair will be at the Coming of Age" is the theme for this luncheon. The Sahuarita Town Center. There will be vendors, HMO's, purpose of the luncheon is to commemorate the history of health and safety organizations, charitable organizations, the establishment of the Town of Sahuarita including the food vendors and children's activities. They will have a last 14 years since its incorporation. The cost of the section on holistic medicine and there will be flu and luncheon is $30. Please contact the Chamber at 625-7575 pneumonia shots offered. if you need additional information. WHAT FALL PROMOTION COUNTRY WHAT RIO RICO TRAILHEAD FAIR DEDICATION WHERE Green Valley Village WHERE Rio Rico Trailhead WHEN October 23 ~ 25, 2008 WHEN October 10 & October 11, 2008 TIME 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm TIME 3:00 pm For more information, call 520-625-6441 Rio Rico Properties, a subsidiary of Avatar Properties, Inc., announced that the Rio Rico Trailhead of the Juan WHAT FALL PROMOTION COUNTRY Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is to be dedicated FAIR in honor of Guy Tobin, President of the Arizona Division WHERE Continental Shopping Plaza of Avatar Holdings, Inc. who passed away on July 22. An WHEN October 23 ~ 25, 2008 official dedication and ribbon cutting for the Guy Tobin TIME 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm Trailhead will be held on Friday, October 10, at 3:00 pm at the trailhead, with a national dedication and opening of WHAT COUNTRY FAIR PARADE the trail segment from Rio Rico to Nogales on Saturday, WHEN October 25, 2008 October 11. TIME 10:00 AM WHAT CRUISIN’ AGAINST VIOLENCE WHAT QUAIL CREEK HEALTH FAIR COLLECTOR CAR SHOW WHERE Quail Creek ~ Madera Clubhouse WHERE Town of Sahuarita Municipal WHEN Friday, October 31, 2008 Complex TIME 9:00 am to 2:00 pm WHEN October 11, 2008 Quail Creek will be holding a Health Fair on October 31 at TIME 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm the Madera Clubhouse. For further information call (520) Car show participants pre-registration of vehicles is $15 393-5822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ($20 day of the show). For registration forms or more information contact Patti O’Berry at 399-4671 or Steve McNeely at 625-6679. Food and refreshments will be available. Trophies will be awarded by local businesses. There will be dash plaques and goodie bags for the 1st 100 cars registered. Spectators, come see the cars and enjoy continued on page 9 PAGE 9 N EWS & V IEW S continued from page 8 WHAT GVAS 8TH ANNUAL “GALA IN WHAT COMMUNITY PERFORMING DENIM” ARTS CENTER CPAC ARTS WHERE Madera Clubhouse at Quail Creek FESTIVAL Country Club 2008 RED, WHITE AND BLACK WHEN Saturday, November 8 BALL TIME 4:30 pm WHERE 1250 W Continental Road Green Valley Assistance Services is thrilled to announce WHEN November 1, 2008 their Eighth Annual “Gala in Denim, “Pay It Forward”. The Community Performing Arts Center will be hosting the This event will feature silent and live auctions, 2008 Red, White and Black Ball on November 1, 2008. entertainment and margarita fountain. Southwest attire is This gala event will be the major fundraiser for matching suggested. Tickets for the dinner and auction are $100 per the $250,000 Freeport McMoRan Challenge Grant and the person and are available at the GVAS Office, 250 East successful completion of Phase II. Afternoon activities will Continental Road, Suite 102 in Green Valley. This year’s begin at 2:00 pm and will include tours of the new theater, honoree is Michael Dorn, an ongoing supporter of GVAS the Ocotillo Recorder Group, Green Valley String and founder of Dorn Homes. You may contact GVAS at Ensemble, art show, tastings by Kokopelli’s Gelato Factory 625-5966. and more. The Ball will begin at 6:00 pm. The evening activities will feature food stations hosted by Creative WHAT BRING YOUR OWN BAG Catering, Sonoita Vineyards wine bar, dancing under the WHERE Continental Shopping Plaza stars with Allan Riding and silent and live auctions. WHEN Now until November 15, 2008 Tickets for the Ball are $65 per person which includes 2 Continental Shopping Plaza patrons can bring their own glasses of wine. Seating is limited. Jean Vickers and shopping bags to carry their purchases and be entered into a Berdette Robison are co-chairpersons. For more contest to win up to $1,000 in gift certificates to various information, please call 399-1750. plaza stores. Bi-weekly drawings will determine winners of $50 gift certificates that can be used at over two dozen WHAT DEFENDERS OF OUR FREEDOM participating plaza stores. All submitted names will be GOLF EVENT eligible for the final drawing on Nov. 15th for a grand prize WHERE San Ignacio Golf Course of combined gift certificates worth $1,000. Property WHEN November 7, 2008 Manager, Roxanne Aiken, noted that patrons of the plaza TIME 9:00 am ~ 4:00 pm that do not bring in a bag can still enter the drawings by The Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce donating two cans of non-perishable food at one of the will host its annual golf event on November 7, 2008. participating stores. The food will go to the local food Contact Chamber Executive, Jim DiGiacomo, at 625-7575 bank. for more information PAGE 11 N EWS & V IEW S PAGE 13 N EWS & V IEW S GREEN VALLEY SAHUARITA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PROPOSITION 100 - Chamber recommends a YES Vote - A yes vote would amend the Arizona Constitution to prohibit the state or any county, city, town or other political subdivision of the state from directly or indirectly imposing any new tax, fee or other assessment on the sale, purchase, or transfer or other convey- ance of any interest in real property (such as homes and other real estate). PROPOSITION 101 - Chamber recommends a YES Vote - A yes vote would amend the Arizona Constitution to provide that no law shall restrict a persons’ freedom to choose a private health care plan or system of their choice, interfere with the right to pay directly for lawful medical services, or impose any penalties or fines for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or participation in any particular health care system or plan. PROPOSITION 102 - Chamber is Neutral - Proposition 102 would amend the Arizona Constitution to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. PROPOSITION 105 - Chamber is Neutral - Proposition 105 would amend the Arizona Constitution to provide that an initiative measure that establishes, im- poses or raises a tax, a fee or other revenue or mandates a spending obligation on a private person, a labor organization, other private legal entity or this state shall not become law unless the initiative measure is approved at the election by a majority of qualified electors registered to vote in the state. PROPOSITION 200 - Chamber is Neutral - The deferred presentment licensing program (Payday Loans) in the current law is set to terminate on July 1, 2010. Proposition 200, put forward by the payday loan industry, would continue to allow deferred presentment services indefinitely because it would repeal the program's termination date. PROPOSITION 201 - Chamber recommends a NO Vote - A no vote will main- tain current options for home sellers and home buyers to deal with defects and warranties. Current law provides an alternative process for purchasers and con- tractors or sellers to resolve issues related to the design, construction, condition or sale of a dwelling prior to filing a lawsuit. Proposition 201, known as the “Homeowners Bill of Rights” makes mandatory changes to the legal procedures for any purchaser dwelling action and for the time to sue on any improvements for real property. PROPOSITION 202 - Chamber recommends a NO Vote - Arizona has the most comprehensive and effective employer sanctions laws in the country dealing with the issue of illegal alien employment. A no vote will allow these laws to re- main in place. The title of this measure, “Stop Illegal Hiring Act”, would do the exact opposite of what it suggests by repealing these laws. PROPOSITION 300 - Chamber is Neutral - Recommendation of the Commis- sion on Salaries for elective state officers as to legislative salaries has been certi- fied to the Secretary of State is hereby submitted to the qualified electors for their approval or rejection. Provides for an increase in the salaries of state legislators from $24,000 to $30,000 per year. For more detailed information on all the ballot propositions go to: http://www. azsos.gov/election/2008/Info/PubPamphlet/english/contents.htm PAGE 14 N EWS & V IEW S RIBBON CUTTINGS Arizona Self Storage Thrivent Financial For Lutheran Spanky’s at the Hop Watch 911 PAGE 15 N EWS & V IEW S PAGE 16 N EWS & V IEW S CONDOLENCES Our hearts and prayers go out to Pat Prill, one of Defenders of Our our long-time Embajadoras, who recently lost her husband, Al. We are thinking of you and your family Pat. May you find comfort in knowing F reedom there are others who care. Don’t forget the Chamber’s Annual golf event and fundraiser which will be held at San Ignacio Golf Course located in the heart of beautiful Green Valley. The event will be a four person scramble and, of course, we will have contests, prizes, a raffle, and a luncheon following play. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Even if you are not a golfer, there are many ways in which you can be a part of this wonderful event. A portion of the monies raised will help support our injured veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project. The cost is $95 per person and $360 for a foursome. For player information and other sponsorship opportunities, please contact the chamber office at (520) 625-7575. PAGE 18 N EWS & V IEW S PAGE 19 N EWS & V IEW S New York Life Insurance Company AGENTS JOE GILDOW JOE GILDOW TOM DIERKEN 237-8097 237-8097 275-8155 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID GREEN VALLEY, AZ PO Box 566 PERMIT NO. 62 Green Valley, AZ 85622 Monday, October 6, 2008 Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Wednesday, October 22, 2008 KGVY In the Know ATT Phone Directory Mixer New Member Luncheon 11:00 a.m. Arizona Family Restaurant Canoa Hills 5:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. (Invitation Only) Thursday, October 9, 2008 Events Committee Meeting Thursday, October 16, 2008 Thursday, October 23, 2008 GVSCofC Government Committee Chamber Mixer at 4:00 p.m Meeting AristoCare /Prestige Assisted GVSCofC Living Saturday, October 11, 2008 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Embajadores Luncheon La Perla at La Posada Thursday, October 16, 2008 Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:30 a.m. (Invitation Only) EDU Committee Meeting BOD GVSCofC GVSCofC Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. Membership Committee Meeting Tuesday, October 21, 2008 GVSCofC EDC Committee Meeting 5:00 p.m. GVSCofC 5:00 p.m.