Tucson Chamber of Commerce News

Tucson City Council approves new retail development

The Tucson Metro Chamber is applauding the recent vote by the Tucson City Council to approve a rezoning request that will pave the way for a new retail development on Tucson’s east side, a move the Chamber says will lead to job creation for the city.

Cardondelet Health Network names Theresa Mouton as new CFO

Carondelet Health Network has tapped Theresa Mouton to serve as the company’s market chief financial officer and oversee financial operations for three of the health network’s hospitals.

Arizona legislation makes house sharing easier

Legislation in Arizona will make it easier to rent a home on a short-term basis and give drivers more power in photo radar situations.

VERTESS offers tips for health care entities

Tucson’s merger and acquisition advisory firm VERTESS recently offered tips for success designed to help companies sort out their priorities.

TFCU honors three local nonprofits

Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU) recently presented its seventh annual Community Partnership Awards to honor entities that transform people’s lives through benevolent means.

Tucson literacy program to perform children’s stories

Tucson-based nonprofit Literacy Connects will present a double performance of tales written by children from Southern Arizona at the Berger Performing Arts Center on May 21.

Cenpatico, Health Net name leadership staff

Cenpatico Integrated Care (Cenpatico IC) and Health Net of Arizona Inc. recently revealed the three newest members of its executive leadership team from the two firms’ respective headquarters in Tempe and Tucson.

Chamber acquires new investor services and affinity director

Industry professional Manfredi joined the Tucson Metro Chamber last month.

Tucson Metro Chamber president retiring

Calling it the “most difficult decision ever,” Tuscon Metro Chamber President and CEO, Michael V. Varney announced his retirement via a resignation letter dated March 23.

Tucson Metro Chamber to recognize exceptional small businesses

The Tucson Metro Chamber said it is accepting nominations for its Copper Cactus Awards that recognize Southern Arizona’s exceptional small businesses.

Connect2Compete connects 260,000 low-income people to internet

The Tucson Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Cox Communications's Connect2Compete initiative has now provided internet connections and access to other digital technologies to 260,000 low-income people. 

Youth On Their Own presents nutrition workshops

Tucson-based Youth On Their Own (YOTO), a dropout prevention program, recently hosted a series of nutrition workshop at five area high schools as part of an educational program that focuses on life skills.

Arizona State Parks holding family campout weekends

Arizona State Parks recently announced dates for its Spring 2017 Family Campout Program, which is designed to provide basic camping instruction while promoting enthusiasm for nature and outdoor activities.

Chamber CEO critical of Tucson school board in superintendent's resignation

Tucson Metro Chamber President and CEO Michael Varney recently released a letter in which he called the decision by the Tucson Unified School District Board to accept the resignation of Superintendent H.T. Sanchez  regrettable.

United Way to co-host Early Education Breakfast

The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Business Leaders are co-hosting their 12th educational breakfast on March 16 to honor a third-grade educator who has excelled in teaching students how to read.

Coal-fired plant's owners weigh options for its future

Owners of an Arizona coal plant recently voted on the future of the Navajo Generation Station's operation. 

Mayor to attend open house to support science education

Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the future of Arizona’s science and students.

Carondelet Health Network launches American Heart Month campaign

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Cardonelet St. Mary’s Hospital have paired together with the American Heart Association to promote February’s American Heart Month campaign to community members.

Children’s Museum to host health and wellness fair

A free health and wellness fair will be held March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Children’s Museum Tucson for children of all ages and their families.

Tucson Chamber backs Proposition 101 for road repairs

Tucson residents could begin to see a half-cent sales tax increase from the passage of Proposition 101, which recently received support from the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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