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First letter from our incoming President, Liane Wong. Annual Award winners. And a return to your regularly scheduled Breakfast and Out & About. 
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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to 2017!! On behalf of your Board of Directors, we would like to thank each and every one of you for being a member who believes in our mission and purpose of this Chamber of Commerce.

2016 was a year in which our economy improved with many economic indicators on the rise! That is fantastic news for all of us in business! Let's keep supporting each other in that vein by supporting each other's businesses, introducing potential new members to our Chamber and be advocates for our community.

In this new year, the news tells us that there is a rising sentiment to roll back GLBT rights at the National and possibly at the State Level. We will do our best to keep you updated and let you know how you as a Chamber member can advocate for this community. Same sex marriage, adoption rights and so many other rights deserve to stay on the books and not be taken away from millions of people.

We are lucky to live in Tucson, a city that prides itself on being one of the first cities that provided protection to domestic partners in Arizona. In good news, the Tucson Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues will remain as a separate Commission due in part to some impassioned speakers asking that the Mayor and City Council keep it that way. The Commission's mission is to be the champion for equality and the well‐being of all Tucsonans. It has had significant successes in the past, and we look forward to the volunteer commissioners continuing to be our voice in the local political arena. We as Tucsonans are glad they are there for us! 

Remember that you can always get more involved in the Chamber! If you have an idea or an event you want to share or a question you want to ask, you can post it in the Chamber's 411 Group on Facebook. (All members should have access to that group. Let us know if you don't.)

If you're a member, consider adding a Hot Deal or Event to the Chamber website. Let the community know how to connect with you! And of course we are back to our regular monthly events schedule, so we look forward to seeing you at this month's Breakfast and Out & About

Together we are stronger!

Liane Wong
President

Hot Deals from Chamber Members


Chamber Members have special deals for you! All the discounts and specials are listed on the Hot Deals page on our site. 

Want to add a deal yourself? Any member is free to add one! Just follow these simple steps: 
  1. Log in to our website. Your username is the email address we have associated with your profile. If you aren't sure what that is, just respond to this message and ask! 
  2. Click on Hot Deals on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click the Add Hot Deal button at the top of the list of Hot Deals.
  4. Fill out the form and submit it for approval.
Current Hot Deal Providers

Bluespan Wireless
Beyond Video

To be notified automatically when new Hot Deals are added to our site, visit the Hot Deals page, click the Hot Deals eNewsletter link, and enter your name and email address. 
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Chamber Annual Awards


Congratulations to all the recipients of the Chamber's Annual Awards, which were distributed at last month's holiday party. And thank you to all of you for your nominations! 

Business of the Year
Up and Running Computer Services

Charity of the Year
LGBT&S Alliance Fund

Elected Official of the Year
Regina Romero

Volunteer of the Year
Kent Burbank

President's Award
Gib Murray of Raytheon

And a special shout out to LCarter Mixed Media for the beautiful custom awards! 

January Breakfast Meeting


This month, we are joined by Bob Dyko, Vice President of Social Media & Marketing at Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson. He will be speaking about business trends in Tucson.
 
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Bob has been teaching Pima County Growth for more than 15 years. The most important thing in his life is family. Bob enjoys bull riding, volleyball, softball, and ATV’s, golfing, and traveling.

Join more than 50 Tucson business leaders to network, connect with potential customers, share ideas about how to grow your business, and enjoy food and company.

When
Thursday, January 19th
7:30 to 9:00 AM

Where
Hotel Tucson City Center
475 N Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Plenty of free parking!
Bring a guest!
$25 members/$30 guests

$5 discount for all who RSVP by Monday, 1/16/2017

Click the blue button below to let us know you are coming to breakfast--whether you plan to pay in advance or not.

You will receive a confirmation email with details on how to pay in advance via PayPal. And paying in advance always gets you in the door faster at breakfast!
 
RSVP for Breakfast
Sponsor a Breakfast


Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor!

Any member can become a breakfast sponsor, which gives you an opportunity to share information about your business at our monthly breakfast.


Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.

375 S. Euclid Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 628-7223
(520) 628-7222 (fax)


Congratulations to our Business of the Month!

The business of the month is selected through a drawing held at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast and receives all the same perks as a breakfast sponsor, but at no cost. Come to breakfast, drop off your business card at the registration desk, and you might be business of the month!


Beyond Video

We offer a variety of video services such as corporate videos, non-profit videos, web videos, special occasion videos, and celebrations of life videos.

1040 E. West Circle Drive
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 624-3081

 

January Out & About


Join our host of hosts for a feel-good first mixer of the new year!

We will be gathering at Melissa Stablein of A Healing Balance's office. And co-hosting with her will be Nancy McDonald of Animal Ally of Arizona, Marly Schaffer of Body Truing Massage Therapy, and Robin Hogan of Robin Wolfe Integrative Massage. That's a lot of healing hands in one place! 

We look forward to a great time meeting and greeting all our colleagues and friends from the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce. Join in on the fun as we network with friends and other professionals.

When
Tuesday, January 24th
5:30 to 7:30 PM

Where
1600 N Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
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RSVP for Out & About
Host an Out & About
Advertise

Welcome New Members!

Body Truing Massage Therapy

Marly's mission is to effectively treat active individuals and athletes with therapeutic massage and sports massage in order to aid in injury prevention, rehabilitation, improve performance potential.

1600 N. Tucson Blvd., Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-850-9123
bodytruingmassagetherapy.com
Radek Pomykaj, Tierra Antigua Realty

Real Estate Agent dedicated to serving Tucson's GLBT community - sellers & buyers. Residential property sales - resale & new constructions, investment properties. Subdivided and un-subdivided land.

7423 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 401-1083
tucsonradekrealtor.com

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners!

Platinum Sponsors

Pride Guide Arizona
Simple Software
Whitespace Design
In the Black Accounting, LLC
White
Intuit

Gold Sponsors

Centra Realty
Blank

Silver Sponsors

Mighty Mouse Computer Consulting, Inc
Raytheon GLBTA Resource Group
CODAC Health, Recovery, and Wellness
Devereux
Up and Running Computer Services--the Virus Slayer
Waddell and Reed
Hotel Tucson City Center
New York Life

Community Sponsors

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Sun Corridor, Inc.
Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network
Visit Tucson
LGBTS Alliance Fund, A Fund of the Community Alliance of Southern Arizona
Tucson Pride
Better Business Bureau
Arizona Small Business Association
Southern Arizona Chamber of Commerce Alliance
LGBTQ Affairs at the University of Arizona
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
Copyright © 2017 Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce, All rights reserved.


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