PRESCOTT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STARTS THE YEAR OFF RIGHT

by Margo Christensen, 2018 Chair and Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC By the end of 2017 under the leadership of our new President and CEO Sheri Heiney, the Prescott Chamber of Commerce implemented several exciting additions to programming and membership events. The year began with goal-planning, additional ribbon … Read More…

CREATING INCOME FOR LIFE

Will you have enough income in retirement? by Ronald F. Stevenson, Investment Advisor Representative and Owner, American Financial Security & Barbara Clark Stevenson, Investment Advisor Representative and Owner, American Financial Security The No. 1 concern for most retirees is the possibility of outliving their income in retirement. For example, baby boomers are retiring at astonishing … Read More…

BREAKING DOWN ARIZONA STATE TAX CREDITS

by Kristen Kerns, Prescott Valley & Chino Valley Unit Director, Greater Prescott Area Tax Credit Coalition Founder What is a tax credit? Tax credits are designed to encourage or reward certain types of behaviors that are considered beneficial to the economy and the environment or to further any purpose the government deems important. Arizona state … Read More…

START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT – CLEAN YOUR CLOSET

by Jamie Goeringer, Owner, SMARTgirls Resale Fashion I’m no expert on diet or organization, but I am pretty good at consignment at SMARTgirls Resale Fashion. Let our intake specialist team help you clean out your closet by consigning at SMARTgirls. First, look at your pieces to make sure they are in current style and are … Read More…

TRADITIONAL VERSUS DIGITAL MARKETING

Out with the old, in with the new? Not so fast! by Tracey Horn, Owner, Helken & Horn Advertising Digital advertising and social media may be all the rage, but here in the Northland traditional marketing in print, radio and television is still the most popular way for people to learn about your business. Folks … Read More…

SMARTGIRLS 2017 HOLIDAY FASHION FORECAST

by Jamie Goeringer, Owner, SMARTgirls Resale Fashion First, let’s look at the four basic wardrobe styles to be considered, based upon your body shape and personality. Classic — For those who are always looking for timeless elegance and simple styles that are never trendy or follow the current fad. Think of Grace Kelly or Jackie … Read More…

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR ASSETS

by Michael Lamar, City Manager, City of Prescott Oct. 10, 2017 marked my one-year anniversary as Prescott City Manager, so I thought this would be a good time to share some of my observations about our terrific and unique community. Moreover, I wanted to publicly explain how these observations are helping shape my work plan. … Read More…

EMBRY-RIDDLE EAGLES RAISE THE BAR FOR COLLEGE ATHLETICS

by Keaton S. Ziem, Digital Strategy & Business Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University The student athletes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are out to make an impact inside the classroom as well as within the ultra-competitive Cal Pac conference. With a sports program of 54 NAIA All-American athletes, 183 Academic All-Americans, 18 Cal Pac Conference Championships, and … Read More…

CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY

Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County connects donors and groups with local nonprofits Photo by Marchetti Photos Helping other people improve the quality of their lives is a noble endeavor, but for Carol Chamberlain it’s an inspired mission—and her life’s work. As Regional Director for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County, Chamberlain manages the … Read More…