Several hundred people attending the annual meeting of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce (PCC) heard Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli praise the local business community for its ongoing support of economic growth, increased employment and new businesses.
The noon luncheon at the Prescott Resort on Jan. 19 also saw the welcoming of the new chair, Suzanne Springer of True Value Hardware; and the stepping down of Margo Christiansen of Ponderosa Hotel Management as the outgoing chair.
Master of Ceremonies Sanford Cohen, from “Everybody’s Hometown Radio Group” emphasized the recently adopted new vision and mission statements for PCC, noting the Focus upon “…the Chamber’s being the premier advocate for business, economic development and tourism; while the mission is to provide leadership and resources to create a vibrant business environment for Prescott.”
The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, now in its 109th year and one of the oldest in Arizona, continues to grow, according to immediate past board chair Christensen. It also ranks as one of the top 10 chambers of commerce in the state. Christensen said the PCC welcomed 189 new members during 2018.
Christiansen received an engraved plaque for her 2018 leadership. Outgoing Board Member Mike Fann, a former Chair and the owner of Fann Contracting, also received a plaque to recognize his Board of Director service from 2012 to through 2018.
PCC President and CEO Sheri Heiney said she anticipated even more growth and activity during 2019.