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THE VOICE OF FLAGSTAFF BUSINESS FOR 117 YEARS                                                                                Matters
        October 2008
         May 2008                                      9th Circuit Upholds Employer Sanctions Law
                                                       Immigration Remains at Forefront of Chamber’s Advocacy Agenda
                                                       Another federal court has affirmed          statutes, and affirmed that federal law     A clause within the IRCA states it cannot
                                                       Arizona’s   “Employer      Sanctions”      includes a “saving clause” allowing        be preempted by state or local law “other
                                                       law, which penalizes employers who         states to regulate business licenses       than through licensing and similar laws.”
                                                       knowingly hire illegal immigrants and      through immigration policy.                Since the major penalty of Arizona’s
                                                       do not comply with certain specific                                                    law is the suspension or revocation of a
                                                       background check processes.                At issue is a section of the Immigration   license, the circuit court ruled that it falls
                                                                                                  Reform and Control Act (IRCA)              within that exception and therefore could
Chamber ‘Skills for                                    A number of statewide business             of 1986. The federal statute largely       stand. Further, the appeals court ruled that
Success’ Program Wins                                  organizations, including the Arizona       governs immigration law in the United      mandatory use of the federal E-Verify
Grant, Recognition                                     Chamber of Commerce, the Restaurant        States and provides sanctions against      program under the state employer
                                          Page 3       and Hospitality Association, the           employers who fail to comply, including    sanctions law was also permissible.
                                                       Roofing Contractors, the Farm Bureau,       penalties for hiring illegal immigrants.
                                                       and the Hispanic Chamber asked the                                                    It is possible this ruling will be appealed
Chamber Takes Stand on                                 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to       The IRCA defines an unauthorized            to the full panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit
Candidates, Propositions                               overturn U.S. District Court Judge Neil    alien as someone not lawfully admitted     Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme
                                                       Wake’s affirmative decision on the          in the U.S. for permanent residence or     Court.
                                          Page 4       10-month-old law. The business groups      authorized to be employed by the IRCA
                                                       challenged Arizona’s ability to pass the   or U.S. Attorney General.                  The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Save the Date for ‘Good                                “Arizona Legal Workers Act” and its                                                   has historically supported immigration
Morning Flagstaff’                                     principal penalty, the revocation of the   Thus, the federal law prohibits            reform on a federal level, including
                                                       violator’s Arizona business license.       employers from knowingly hiring illegal    border security and a guest worker
                                          Page 6                                                  immigrants. The federal government         program. The Chamber will offer a
Inside:                                                The three-judge appeal court panel,        requires an I-9 form be used for all       “Chamber Academy” roundtable on
Inside:Calendar . . . . . . . . .Page 3
Chamber                                                however, rejected the argument that        employees as a way of verifying an         the state and federal laws regarding this
President’s Letter . . . . . .. ... .. Page 2
Chamber Academy Begins.                            5   Arizona’s law is preempted by federal      employee’s legitimate work status.         issue on Oct. 22 (see story on page 3.)
Member Calendar . . .
ChamberAnniversaries. . .. .. . .. .. Page 3  Page 6
Ribbon Cuttings . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .... Page 4
Member Spotlights                                  7
‘Grand Affair’ Photo Gallery . . . Page 5
Member Anniversaries. . . . . . . Page 6
                                                       Chamber Celebrates ATHENA 20th Anniversary
Member Spotlights . . . . . . .Matters7
 This issue of Business . . Page                       Award ceremony for ATHENA and Young Professional Honors on Nov. 5, 2008
       brought to you by:
 This issue of Business Matters                        The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce          Tickets for the 6:30 pm dinner are $45     The ATHENA
        brought to you by:                             will mark two decades of celebrating the   each or $360 for a table for eight.        Awards        are
                                                       achievements of local businesswomen                                                   made possible
                                                       at its 20th Annual ATHENA Awards           The ATHENA Awards honor women              by LaVelle and
                                                       Dinner.                                    who have demonstrated excellence           Jan McCoy of
                                                                                                  in their own career, contributed to the    McCoy Motors,
                                                       The event will be held on Wednesday,       community and served as a mentor for       who have served                                Nov. 5 at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel.    other women.                               as    the    title
                                                                                                                                             sponsors of the
                                                                          PRESORT STD             Kay McKay, the first Flagstaff Chamber      program since
                                                                          US POSTAGE PD           ATHENA Award recipient, will be the        its inception in
                                                                          FLAGSTAFF, AZ           keynote speaker.                           Flagstaff.
                                                                          PERMIT NO. 161
                                                                                                  In addition to the traditional ATHENA      Finalists     for
                                                                                                  Award, the 2nd Annual ATHENA               the Athena honors will be profiled in
                                                                                                  Young Professional honor will be           next month’s newsletter. For more
                                                                                                  given to an emerging leader in business    information on the award dinner or
                                                                                                  who clearly serves as a role model for     to purchase tickets, please contact the
                                                                                                  young women both professionally and        Flagstaff Chamber at 928.774.4505 or
                                                                                                  personally.                                at
                                               President’s Letter
                                                                      Some months ago I wrote to you
                                                                      regarding business strategies that you
                                                                      might employ to remain as recession-
                                                                      proof as possible. Since then, our                 


                                                                      economic turmoil has escalated, and
          101 W. Route 66                                             each and every business must stay
         Flagstaff, AZ 86001                                          sharp and do all it can to remain                  

                                                                      economically vital and strong.                      
        Phone: 928.774.4505                                                                                       
                                               In times like these, membership in local Chambers of

                                               Commerce is even more valuable.
     EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                                                                                
           David Evans, Chair                  The primary role of the Flagstaff Chamber is to create a
         Continental Country Club              stronger, more dynamic and prosperous business community.
       Blake Rolley, 1st Vice Chair            Our chamber brand is “Leading Businesses, Leading
             First State Bank                  Communities,” which we hope conveys the historic success of
                                               the Chamber derived from its 117 years in the community. We
     Michael Loven, 2nd Vice Chair             are involved in the issues that are important to your business
           Loven Contracting
                                               such as education, healthcare, transportation and the cultural         Find Your Employees with Chamber’s
       Gary Seley, 3rd Vice Chair              vitality of the community. Not enough can be said about how
             Flagstaff Honda                   seriously the Chamber takes its responsibilities and cares about             Free Job Posting Service
      Dietrich Mayring, Treasurer              delivering for you.
          Little America Hotel                                                                                    As an employer we have had more responses to our job postings on the
                                               This year the Chamber has enhanced and leveraged the               Chamber of Commerce web site than any other forum we have used. In
             Joy Staveley                      talents and resources of our members to improve economic
          Immediate Past Chair                                                                                    addition, those responding are better qualified than we have had in the
              Canyoneers                       opportunities for all by launching Chamber Academy, by             past. Anyone who has hesitated about posting their jobs there, go for
                                               providing access to local, state and national elected officials,    it. What employer wouldn’t be happy to have more qualified responses
DIRECTORS                                      and most importantly by exposing local youth to career
                         John Stanton                                                                             to their postings? - Betty Goodwin, Owner, The Print Raven
Melissa Cripps                                 opportunities in Flagstaff and asking them to begin careers
Melissa Collins Cripps   Joy Cone Company      with the varied and diverse businesses here.
Insurance Agency         GFEC Representative                                                                      Post Your Open Positions for FREE in three easy steps:
                         Penny Trovillion      The role of the Chamber as the community’s primary                 1. Log onto
Patsy Crofford
Northern Arizona         W.L. Gore             business advocate continues to grow and you can rest               2. Click on the “Job Postings” link at the top of the page.
Healthcare                                     assured that you have a strong and active chamber working          3. Complete the form and submit.
                         Gregg Westbrook       on your behalf at the local, state and federal level on issues
Sue George               SCA Tissue
Flagstaff Mall                                 affecting your business.                                           Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce members only, please.
                         Rob Wilson
Monika                   Aspen ProMedia        As a Chamber member, you enjoy a competitive edge
Avenues of the
                                               because membership in the Chamber matters greatly to our           The Flagstaff Chamber Asks You to
                         EX-OFFICIO            community. You cannot find business advocacy, networking,
World Travel

Michael McElmury
                         Leah Bornstein
                         Community College
                                               volunteer opportunities and business building programs
                                               focused on top business, civic and social priorities in any
                                                                                                                                  Fly Flagstaff!
APS                                            other membership organization.                                                                       • Twice daily flights to
                         Richard Bowen
Gary Nelson
Gary Nelson Group/
                         Northern Arizona      We care about your perception of the Chamber’s daily efforts                                           Los Angeles.
                         University            to create a climate of success in our community and want to
Russ Lyon Realty                                                                                                                                    • 5 to 6 daily flights to
                         Kevin Brown           hear from you. At the end of this month you will receive the
William P Ring
         .               Flagstaff Unified      second annual membership survey that will help guide our                                               Phoenix.
Land Use Law             School District       focus in the years ahead. We want your input regarding how
                                               we are doing and what more we can do for your business.
                                                                                                                                                    • For more information,
Jeff Ross                Carol Curtis
Europa Carpet One        Coconino County
Floor & Home             Career Center                                                                                                                and
Don Rowley               Scott Overton
Arizona Daily Sun        Flagstaff City
Gary A. Smith
UniSource Energy                                          The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce                                                   “Business Matters” is published
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                                                                                                                                              whole or any part of the contents of
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Chamber ‘Skills for Success’                                          Chamber Publishing New
 Wins Grant & Recognition                                             Relocation/Visitors Guide
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has again agreed to          Sales for the official Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
be the title sponsor of Skills for Success, the Flagstaff      relocation and visitors guide, Destination Flagstaff, are
Chamber of Commerce program that pairs local business          underway according to Chamber President/CEO Julie
members with high school classrooms to promote                 Pastrick. The Chamber staff is working with VillageProfile.
workforce development.                                         com, Inc., the nation’s premier Chamber publisher.                  October 2008
                                                                                                                                      May 2008
“Blue Cross Blue Shield’s generous sponsorship will help       The new guide will be published in early 2009. Of the
ensure the success of this program as it enters into its 4th   25,000 printed copies to be produced, 3,000 will also                   Calendar
                                                                                                                               Monday, October 6
year,” said Chamber President/CEO Julie Pastrick.              include a Chamber membership directory. These guides
                                                               are distributed to visitors, businesses, human resource
                                                                                                                               Thursday, May Committee,
                                                                                                                               • Ambassador1
                                                                                                                                 Good Morning Flagstaff, 7:30 am,
                                                                                                                               • Noon, Chamber.
The Skills for Success program was also named as a finalist     departments and other venues throughout Flagstaff and               High Country Conference Center.
for the Arizona Department of Commerce and Arizona             the surrounding area.                                               $17/members only. RSVP required.
Association of Economic Development “2008 Excellence                                                                           Thursday, October 9
Awards” in the economic development category.                  In addition to the printed version, all editorial content and   • Education & Workforce
                                                                                                                               Monday, May 5
                                                               advertisements will be published online as a NewView            • Development Committee,
                                                                                                                                 Ambassador Committee, Noon,
Finalists for the award                                        eBook® at the Village Profile® Community Profile                    7:30 am, Chamber.
“represent best practices,
collaboration,    and
focus on solutions that
                         a     “Creating a                     Network® website ( The online
                                                               publication will link from the Chamber’s Community
                                                               Profile Network® website to advertisers’ own websites.
                                                                                                                               Friday, October 7
                                                                                                                               Wednesday, May 10
                                                                                                                               •   Chamber Academy, 11:45
                                                                                                                                   Government Affairs am,
                                                                                                                                   Chamber. Roundtable discussion on
are helping improve and
diversify local economies
                               Strong Local                    A new feature this year is the eBook, a searchable directory
                                                                                                                                   Committee, 7:30 am,
                                                                                                                                   “Understanding Your Advertising
throughout       Arizona,”
                               Economy                         which can be downloaded for free to computer desktops and
said Jan Lesher, director
of the state commerce
department.                                         ”          most wireless devices. It is also accessible via smartphones,
                                                               and web-enabled cell phones at

                                                                     Chamber Academy Focuses
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, October 14
                                                                                                                               Thursday, May 8
                                                                                                                               • Women in Business
                                                                                                                               • Education & Workforce
                                                                                                                                  Luncheon, 11:30 am, Radisson
                                                                                                                                  Development Committee, 7:30 am,
                                                                                                                                  Woodlands Hotel. $18/
Skills for Success was developed four years ago by the
                                                                                                                                  members only. RSVP. Sgt.
Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development                        on State Immigration Law                                     Tom Boughner of the Flagstaff
                                                                                                                               Friday, May 9
Committee to ensure that local students are successful in
                                                               Attorney Chris Brelje of Brelje and Associates PLC, will        • Police Department will discuss
                                                                                                                                  Government Affairs Committee,
the workplace and are aware of career opportunities in
                                                                                                                                  7:30 am, Chamber.
                                                                                                                                  armed robbery prevention and
Flagstaff.                                                     put his expertise in immigration law to Chamber members’
                                                               use at the next Chamber Academy.                                   what to do in case of emergency
A major component of Skills for Success is the classroom                                                                       Tuesday, May 13
                                                                                                                                  at your business.
                                                                                                                               • Women in Business Luncheon,
visits to member businesses, which allow students to           The Chamber Academy roundtable on the Arizona                     11:30 am, Radisson Woodlands Hotel.
see real-work environments, discuss job opportunities          Legal Workers Act or “LAWA” and increased federal               Wednesday, October 15 only.
                                                                                                                                 RSVP required. $18/members
and salary levels with managers and human resource             immigration enforcement will be held Wednesday, Oct.              Speaker Diane & Economic
                                                                                                                               • Community Labazio discusses:
personnel, and hear first-hand qualities employers seek         22 at 11:30 am in the Chamber boardroom.                          “No More Ms. Nice Gal: Common
                                                                                                                                 Development Committee,
when hiring. Business representatives and teachers also                                                                          Mistakes Women Make
                                                                                                                                 7:30 am, Chamber. in Sales and
discuss workplace ethics with the students and promote          Chamber Academy has          Brelje      will      discuss       How to Fix Them.”
the basic “soft skills” they will need to be successful.        given me the opportunity     preventative strategies to        Wednesday, October 22
                                                                                             protect businesses in light
                                                                to enhance my business                                         Friday, May Academy
                                                                                                                               • Chamber16
All public middle- and high schools are participating in the                                 of state and federal laws.        • 11th Annual Flagstaff Chamber of
                                                                management skills while                                           roundtable, 11:30 am,
program. At press time, businesses planning to participate                                   Penalties     for   violating        Commerce Golf Class Presented by
                                                                networking with other                                             Pepsi, 11 am shotgun start, attorney
                                                                                                                                  Chamber. Immigration Canyon
in the current year’s program include: APS, Arizona                                          federal laws can result
                                                                business     owners    in    in imprisonment, while               Chris Brelje of Brelje and
                                                                                                                                  Course, Forest Highlands.
Daily Sun, Ascent Business Consulting, Ascent HSC,
Boyer Metal, Flagstaff Cabinet Company, Flagstaff               Flagstaff. I would highly    prosecution under LAWA               Associates PLC will discuss
Honda, Harrison Lovett State Farm Insurance, Joy                recommend attending! -       can lead to the revocation of        E-Verify May 21
                                                                                                                               Wednesday, and the Arizona
Cone, Little America, Machine Solutions, Messages               Hollie Burton, Executive     an Arizona business license.      • Legal Workers Act. RSVP. $5/
                                                                                                                                  Chamber Academy, 11:45 am,
and More, Mountain Sports Downtown, Nestle                      Director, Ascent Human                                            Chamber. lunch.
                                                                                                                                  includes Roundtable discussion on
                                                                Service Cooperative      Brelje’s presentation will                “Advertising - Choosing the Right
Purina, Northern Arizona Signs, Perot Systems, Prent                                                                               Media.”
Corporation, Radisson Woodlands Hotel, Re/MAX                                            include an explanation                Thursday, October 23
Peak Properties, SCA Tissue, Second Chance Center of how to use the required “e-verify” system for new                         • Evening Mixer, 5:30 pm,
                                                             employees, and certain red flags investigators look for            Thursday, May 22
for Animals, Southwest Windpower and W.L. Gore.                                                                                   Evening Mixer, 5:30 452
                                                                                                                               • Northland Hospice,pm, h.abode,
                                                             when reviewing complaints under the law.                             N. Switzer Canyon Dr. $7
                                                                                                                                  204 A Route 66. $7 members/$15
There is still time to participate in this years program. A                                                                       members/$15 prospective
                                                                                                                                  prospective members.
brief training orientation for new businesses will be held Chamber Academy is a series of professional development                members.
on Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17.                    seminars designed to promote best practices in business.
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, May 27
                                                             Each session costs $5, which includes lunch. Pre-                 • Board October 28
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, of Directors, 4 pm,
For more details on Skills for Success or to become a registration is required. For more information or to RSVP,               •   Chamber.
                                                                                                                                   Board Meeting, 4 pm,
business partner, please contact Economic Development contact Economic Development Program Coordinator
                                                             Jennifer Zona at 928.774.4505.                                        Chamber
Program Coordinator Jennifer Zona at 928.774.4505.

Chamber Election ’08 Endorsements                                                                     Ribbon Cuttings
Pro-Business Candidates and Propositions Promoted
The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce realizes that assisting businesses in an always
competitive environment requires pro-business leaders in government. With that
principle in mind, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors agreed to support
Representatives Lucy Mason and Andy Tobin in District 2 for State Representative.

“Both Lucy and Andy have been a friend to the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce,”
commented Chamber President and CEO Julie Pastrick. “Our Government Affairs
department has worked closely with Lucy and Andy to push pro-business policies at
our state legislature and oppose policies promoted by other lawmakers that would
harm business.”

The Chamber Board also supported the “Protect Our Homes” initiative or Proposition        Girls on the Run Executive Director Stephanie Ludwig, surrounded by
100. “Protect Our Homes” when adopted will prevent local or state governments from        Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber President/CEO Julie Pastrick and program
adopting a transfer tax applied to the sale of real residential or commercial property.   participants, cuts the ribbon at the field by Mountain School. The non-profit
                                                                                          program promotes self esteem for young girls. 928.606.7798.
The Chamber Board has consistently voiced concern over policies implemented by
Arizona’s local or state governments that increase the cost of housing in Flagstaff,
making Flagstaff housing less affordable.

For those same reasons, the Chamber Board opposes Proposition 201, defined by
supporters of that initiative as “the Homeowners Bill of Rights.” A heavily union-
backed proposition, Prop 201 will increase litigation around home transactions and
require mandatory home warranties not required today. Because Prop 201 raises
home costs, firefighter unions throughout the state have joined with Chambers to
oppose this proposition.

Finally, the Chamber Board decided to oppose Proposition 200, the “Payday Lending”
proposition. The Chamber, while not opposed to payday lending businesses, felt
that Proposition 200 allowed for an industry, which should be regulated by the state
legislature, to be regulated outside those parameters. Additionally, the Chamber
Board felt that Prop 200, while making some changes to payday lending policies            Ann Beck, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County,
in Arizona, may not include all the necessary changes needed for the industry to          celebrates the new headquarters for the literacy group at 2223 E. 7th Ave.
                                                                                          with Chamber Ambassadors. New volunteer training is scheduled for this
continue operations in Arizona.
                                                                                          month. 928.556.0313.

For more information on the Chamber’s endorsements, visit our website www. for this election season’s Voter’s Guide.
                                                                                               Business After Hours
                                                                                                                                   Left: Jacquie Cook, sales manager
                  Safety “Save the Dates”                                                                                          for the Hotel Aspen InnSuites,
                                                                                                                                   1008 E. Route 66, talks with guests
  Back Injury Prevention and Safe Lifting Practices - Free Seminar                                                                 at the August Chamber mixer
  • When: Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, 9 am to Noon                                                                                      hosted by the hotel.
  • Where: Flagstaff Medical Center, McGee Auditorium
  • Co-hosted by Flagstaff Medical Center, SCF Arizona and the Flagstaff
     Chamber of Commerce.

  OSHA General Workplace Safety - Free Seminar
  • When: Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, 9 - 11 am
  • Where: The Summit Center (corner of Forest & Turquoise)
  • Co-hosted by The Summit Center and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                          Right: Ed Znetko, of NAIPTA, chats
                                                                                          with Steve Ewing of Flagstaff Town
  For more information, please see flyers in this issue of Business Matters.               Market at the mixer hosted by Hotel
                                                                                          Aspen InnSuites.

The 3rd Annual ‘Grand Affair’ at Pine Canyon

                          Chamber business representatives gathered at the award-
                          winning Pine Canyon Clubhouse to enjoy an elegant evening
                          of live jazz, gourmet food and friendship at the 3rd Annual
                          Grand Affair.

                          The Chamber thanks event host Pine Canyon CEO Warren
                          Smith, General Manager Dan Cooper and Event Manager Annie
                          Brown for an outstanding evening!

                          The Grand Affair at Pine Canyon is the Chamber’s sole evening
                          fundraiser and designed to raise money towards small business
                          programs and services. Event emcee Mitch Strohman (MAS
                          Communications) successfully carried out a spirited live
                          auction. Thanks to all members who attended and our sponsors
                          listed below.

                          Clockwise from top left: Shelly and Ed Gussio (Title Sponsor
                          Benefit Logic); Todd and Hannah Sleeper (Supporting Sponsor
                          Eagle Mountain Construction); Chamber Chairman of the
                          Board David Evans (Continental Country Club), wife Sunny
                          and David Walker (Northern Arizona Building Association);
                          Chris McInnes and Sara Herron (Supporting Sponsor Herron
                          Interior Design, Inc.); Vivian and Dietrich Mayring (Supporting
                          Sponsor Little America Hotel); Yves Leuenberger (Avenues of
                          the World Travel) and Elise Wilson (Aspen ProMedia); Cathy
                          Smith (Pine Canyon), Kevin Aguas (Ascendent Financial
                          Solutions), and Annie Brown (Pine Canyon).                                                                     5
Chamber Members                                                           Chamber Member Anniversaries - September
Reach Milestones                                                         25 Years
                                                                         •   Arboretum at Flagstaff
                                                                                                                                American Red Cross
                                                                                                                                Frey Investment
The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce congratulates its members                                                                •    Northland Preparatory Academy
that are celebrating important anniversaries this year:                  20 Years                                          •    Rancho Sedona R.V. Park
                                                                         •   Jacob Lake Inn
The Arizona Daily Sun                                                    •   Main Street Catering                          1 Year
turns 125 this year. The                                                                                                   •   AZ Bikes
Arizona Daily Sun traces its                                             15 Years                                          •   H&R Block
beginnings to The Flagstaff                                              •   Ferrellgas                                    •   Howard Johnson Inn - Flagstaff
Flag in 1883 under editor and publisher Henry Reed. The Flag                                                               •   ICI Paints
was absorbed by The Champion, which became the Coconino                  10 Years                                          •   Northland Cares
Sun in 1894 and the Arizona Daily Sun in 1946. Sun publisher             •   RE/MAX Peak Properties - Michael              •   Pygmy Guides LLC
Don Rowley is a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.                  Koester                                       •   Schuff Steel Company
                                                                                                                           •   Super 8 Motel - Lucky Lane
                                                                         5 Years                                           •   Titan Propane
                                                                         •   Allstate Insurance - Noah Stalvey             •   The WLB Group, Inc.
The Museum of Northern Arizona recently celebrated its 80th                                                                    Thank you for your membership!
anniversary. According to its website, the museum opened in
1928 “to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty
and diversity” of the Colorado Plateau. During its 80th year, its    Chamber Member Renewals
board members and staff celebrated its re-accreditation.             The Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce would like          •   Highlands Floor Covering
                                                                     to recognize businesses and entities that recently    •   Holdsworth Construction Inc.
McCoy Motors opened                                                  renewed as Chamber members.                           •   Horizon Shooters
40 years ago at the corner                                                                                                 •   KVNA AM/FM & KQST Radio Stations
of Sitgreave and Route 66.                                           •    ABBOTT Hearing Centers                           •   Law Office of Benjamin L. Deguire
The Buick GMC Pontiac                                                •    AFLAC District Office                             •   The Lite Company
dealer moved to its current                                          •    All Awards                                       •   Mahoney Group - Flagstaff
location on Switzer Canyon in the early 1970s. The McCoys are        •    Allstate Insurance - Bill Kinney Agency          •   Maintenance Made Simple
                                                                     •    American Cancer Society                          •   Melissa A. Collins Insurance Agency, Inc.
also celebrating another anniversary as the 20-year title sponsor    •    American Red Cross                               •   Mountain School, Inc.
fo the Chamber’s ATHENA Awards (see story on cover).                 •    Angel’s Gate Tours                               •   Mountain Side Creations
                                                                     •    Anthony Choi - C.P.A.                            •   Mountain Sports Downtown
                           First State Bank celebrates its 10th      •    Arboretum at Flagstaff                           •   N.J. Shaum & Sons, Inc., Electrical
                           anniversary this year. The community      •    Arizona Daily Sun                                    Contractors
                           bank’s first branch opened on North        •    Aspect1 Alarm Systems, Inc.                      •   Nationwide Vision
                           Humphreys, and additional sites           •    Aspen Ridge/Manor Assisted Living                •   Northern Arizona University College of Arts
                           on 4th Street and Leroux Street           •    AV Domotics                                          and Letters
                           followed. Last year, it opened a new      •    Avis Rent A Car                                  •   Norton Environmental
                                                                     •    BEC Southwest, Inc.                              •   Olive Garden
                           headquarters on Woodlands Village
                                                                     •    Best Western Kings House                         •   Planned Parenthood
Blvd. President & CEO Blake Rolley is the incoming 2009 Board        •    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff            •   R & A Import Auto Parts & Repair
Chairman of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce.                       •    C&S Associates/Pre-Paid Legal Services           •   R K M Construction
                                                                     •    Cameron Trading Post                             •   Railroad Springs 66, L.L.L.P.
                                                                     •    Canyon Pet Resort                                •   RDO Equipment
             Save the Date                                           •
                                                                          Canyon Springs Luxury Apartments
                                                                          Conifer House Bed & Breakfast Inn
                                                                                                                               RE/MAX Peak Properties - Michael Koester
                                                                                                                               The Salvation Army
                                                                     •    Countrywide Home Loans                           •   Sharp Business Systems
                                                                     •    Dallas Real Estate - Brian Wilson Real           •   Sleep America of Northern Arizona
     Northern Lights Holiday Parade                                  •
                                                                          Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Route 66
                                                                                                                               Sonic Drive-In
                                                                                                                               Spike Landscaping & Tree Trimming
      Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, 6 pm                                  •    Exchange Club                                    •   Straightline Builders, Inc.
                                                                     •    Fender Bender Repair                             •   Sutcliffe Floral
                                                                     •    First Credit Union                               •   Thunderbird Supply Company
                                                                     •    Flagstaff Coffee Company                         •   Twin Pines Gasser
     Entry applications now available.                               •    Flagstaff Nordic Center                          •   Unity Technology Services, LLC
                                                                     •    Flagstaff Printing Co.                           •   UPS Store - Fourth Street
      For more information, call the                                 •    Foliage Unlimited                                •   Wespac Construction, Inc.
                                                                     •    Fringe Benefit Company                            •   West USA Realty - Cal McLoy
     Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce                                   •    Grand Canyon Airlines                            •   Woodcrest Apartments
             at 928.774.4505                                         •
                                                                          Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson/Buell
                                                                          Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
                                                                                                                               Woodson Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
                                                                                                                               Wyndham Flagstaff Resort

                          Chamber Member Spotlights                                                                                  Member News
                                                                                                                                Radisson Woodlands Hotel Names New
             Alpine Patioscapes                                     Environmental Family Health                                 General Manager. Scott Thomson, formerly
Elizabeth “Betsy” Lomaga                                            Grace & Andrew Anderson                                     assistant manager of the hotel, was recently
1116 E. Route 66                                                    9957 Bay Horse                                              promoted and will oversee all aspects of the
Flagstaff, AZ 86001                                                 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928.779.1124                                                        928.526.5052
                                                                                                                                Radisson Woodlands Hotel, including its                                                                 restaurants. Thomson was promoted after
                                                                                                                                former GM Javier Solis was transferred to the
Alpine         Patioscapes                                          The Andersons, who began their                              Los Angeles area.
specializes in quality outdoor products. We offer everything        natural health business more than
needed to create the ultimate outdoor living experience -           30 years ago, are pleased to introduce the Vivix Cellular
from complete kitchen islands, outdoor furniture, fireplaces
                                                                                                                                Flagstaff School System to Host Robotics
                                                                    Anti-aging Tonic by Shaklee. This revolutionary dietary
and pizza ovens, to portable grill, wood chips, 100%                supplement fights the causes of cellular aging such as DNA   Competition. The Flagstaff Unified School
mesquite charcoal and grilling accessories. All from great          damage and age-related cellular deterioration. Vivix also   District will be one of the hosts of teams
names like WEBER™, LUXOR, VERMONT CASTING,                          promotes “mitochondrial biogenesis,” helping cells create   competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and
BULLFROG SPAS, and more. So whether at home or in the               energy. The Andersons believe helping others spread the     Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego
woods, we have everything needed to make your outdoor               word about health, opportunity and a better world has led   League. The competition is designed to inspire
living the best it can be.                                          to their successful home-based business.
                                                                                                                                students ages 9-14 to participate in science and
                               •                                                                •                               technology by engineering robots.

      Our Dog Wash & Bakery                                                           Alley Cats                                FMC Nurse Wins March of Dimes Award.
                                                                    Janice Bari
                                                                                                                                Leora “Lee” Harsh, a registered nurse at
Tim Mohr
1800 E. Route 66                                                    19 North                                                    Flagstaff Medical Center, was given the
(behind China Star)                                                 San Francisco Street                                        organization’s “Arizona Nurse of the Year”
504 N. Humphreys                                                    Flagstaff, AZ 86001                                         honor. Harsh was nominated by her peers for
Flagstaff, AZ 86004                                                 928.774.4426                                                the award because of her advocacy and support
928.214.9400                                                                                                                    of families who have experienced the loss of
                                                                    Alley Cats Hair Salon is a
WE LOVE YOUR DIRTY                                                  full family haircut center!                                 a child, and was a leading force behind the
DOGS! Formerly known as                                             We pride outselves in                                       hospital’s “To Lose a Child” program. Harsh
“Paws for Pastries,” this do-it-                                    providing service to the                                    joined FMC in September 1965 and is currently
youself dog wash and pet bakery is under new management.            entire family. With our                                     a nurse in surgical services.
New tubs for our self serve/do-it-yourself dog wash clients.        qualified staff, we can
We continue to bake daily fresh, all natural, organic pet treats.   satisfy styling needs for all                               SBDC Counselor named “Arizona State
Call for appointments for FULL SERVICE GROOMING                     ages. We accept walk-ins,
too! We’re here for the Flagstaff dog (and cats) community          but appointments are preferred. If you are in Historic      Star.” Kurt Haskell, a business counselor with
& friends. Please see flyer insert in this issue.                    Downtown “paws for a haircut” at Alley Cats.                the Coconino Community College Small
                                                                                                                                Business Development Center, was named
Supersize Your Business Contacts with ‘Good Morning Flagstaff’                                                                  a top business counselor in Arizona by the
                                                                                                                                state SBDC office. “It’s fantastic that Kurt is
Optimize your business longevity by participating in                Thanks to Tod Dennis and                                    receiving this award,” said SBDC Director
the largest networking breakfast in Northern Arizona,               SCF Arizona for being                                       Annette Zinky. “He has done such a great
Good Morning Flagstaff!                                             the title sponsors of the                                   job and his clients give such great feedback.”
                                                                    August Good Morning                                         Haskell also teaches at Northern Arizona
The quarterly facilitated networking event will be                  Flagstaff.                                                  University’s W.A. Franke College of Business
held from 7:30 to 9:15 am, Thursday, November 6 at                                                                              and has been an instructor for the Flagstaff
the Radisson Woodlands Hotel.                                                                                                   Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Academy.
Speed is the key word during Good Morning Flagstaff,                                                                            Just Wireless Opens 2nd Location. Zach
which is designed to connect you to more than 20                                                                                Ellman and staff are proud to serve Verizon
other business owners and decision makers – all in                  You can be the exclusive title sponsor of the event,        customer needs from 112 E. Route 66. The new
under two hours. Good Morning Flagstaff allows you                  which includes five minutes on center stage at the           location opened late last month and hours of
to supersize your Rolodex and beat the competition.                 opening of the program to promote your business, for        operation are 9:30 am to 8 pm Monday through
Remember to bring plenty of business cards.                         $750.
                                                                                                                                Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm Sunday.
In addition to the networking opportunities, the event              A table sponsor at $100 includes a 6-foot table on
will also feature a community update, great prize                   which to showcase your goods and services. Or
                                                                                                                                New Chamber Members Addendum
giveaways and a delicious breakfast. Admission is                   include a marketing piece in the event “goodie bag”
$17 and restricted to Chamber members only.                         distributed to all attendees for $25.                       Look for the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s
                                                                                                                                newest members in the “Membership Directory
In addition to a fast, inexpensive and effective way                For more information on sponsorship opportunities           Addendum” insert of this publication. Please
to meet new clients, there are several other marketing              or to register for Good Morning Flagstaff, call             choose Chamber members first when meeting
opportunities available at Good Morning Flagstaff.                  928.774.4505.                                               your retail and service needs.                                                                                                                                                      7
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