Kicking off our New Member Recruitment Contest! Plus news from around the Chamber and this month's events.
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Joseph HowellHello <<First Name>>,

February was a great month for the Chamber, and we are looking forward to more goodness in March! Our monthly breakfast will be on March 17, and we will have a special presentation by Handi-Dogs about what businesses need to know about service dogs. RSVP today! 

March also kicks off our New Member Recruitment Contest! Current Chamber members who recruit friends and colleagues to join the Chamber can win substantial prizes. And, of course, we all win when more great businesses join the Chamber! Scroll on down for details on how you can participate. 

B. Joseph Howell
Board President

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 March Breakfast 

Logo for Handi-Dogs (cartoon service dog in a vest)Featuring our special guest, Joann Trunbull from Handi-Dogs. She will be speaking about service dogs, how to ask whether a dog is certified or not, and what rules and regulations govern service dogs in public spaces.

Handi-Dogs is dedicated to helping older adults and people with disabilities gain independence and improve their quality of life through specialized training of dogs and to advocate about the important role of service dogs.
Breakfast this month is sponsored by Pride Guide Arizona, the first ever state-wide print and on-line LGBT-friendly total resource guide. 

Thursday, March 17
7:30 to 9:00 AM

Hotel Tucson City Center
475 N Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Plenty of free parking! Bring a guest!
Click the blue button below to pre-pay for your breakfast. You will save $5 and breeze right in when you arrive!

Or, respond to this email to reserve your seat and pay at the door.  

(And stick around after breakfast for a great workshop with Don Winfield of Up & Running Computer Services on how to get the most out of the social media perks that come with your Chamber membership!)
RSVP for Breakfast

 Out & About Mixer! 

Join our hosts at Whitespace Design & IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing for this month's Out & About with wine, light muchies, and two hosts who really know how to make your business stand out by focusing on what makes you you!

Friday, March 18th
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

1643 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 103
Tucson, AZ 85712

Our Hosts

Chad Froeschke at WhiteSpace Design

We are WhiteSpace Design, a Tucson-based graphic design firm. We can be edgy and innovative, quirky and capricious, but we are always creatively focused on your graphic design solutions. After all, it’s about your business.

MJ Jensen at IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing

IdeaMagic focuses on creative, affordable and realistic ideas then takes those ideas to implementation. We work side by side with you every step of the way. Our comprehensive strategic marketing session can help you get organized with your marketing ideas, get all of your marketing strategies on a plan.

To RSVP, email Chad ( and include Out & About Mixer RSVP in the subject line.
RSVP for the Mixer
Check out the fun from February's Mixer, hosted by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and catered by Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue. Video by Beyond Video

Congratulations to our Business of the Month!


Tucson Family Wellness

As a very intuitive massage therapist of 19 years, I can help if you are having pain, and stress limiting you. I can help you develop a routine of relaxation and rest so you can heal, feel restored and see the world as new. A great time when clients find me is when there is a change such as an injury or added stress. On the other side, is when you have set a new goal for exercise and vitality and would like support to help make each step a joy.
Gary Olsen
2450 E Speedway, Suite 6
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 449-2128
Cell: (520) 449-2128

Announcing the 2016 Membership Drive!

When more great businesses join the Chamber, we all win! But if you recruit the most new members during our New Member Recruitment Contest (now through May 31st), you could win some pretty sweet cash prizes too! Details below. 
  • 1st Prize: $500 (3 referral minimum)
  • 2nd Prize: $250 (2 referral minimum)
  • 3rd Prize is a FREE 1 year membership to the Chamber (2 referral minimum)
Contest is open to all current Chamber members. To participate, follow the instructions below: 
  1. Send your new recruit to the Chamber website to sign up for their new membership by clicking Join the Chamber and filling out all the details. 
  2. Ask the new member include your name in the Description field of their membership application. That way we make sure you get credit for the referral!
  3. The new member must pay their membership in full by May 31, 2016 and must not have been a member within the past 12 months. 
In the event of a tie, the cash prizes will be split into equal amounts, and the annual membership will be awarded to each winner.
Good luck and happy recruiting! Winners will be announced at the June Breakfast.
If you have any questions, please email

Local News

TRANS*FORM Employment Expo

On April 14, 2016, the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and The Anchor Project in conjunction with Expert Global Solutions (EGS) are offering you the golden opportunity to provide your Human Resources (HR) Managers, HR Associates, and Recruiters with valuable training in addressing the needs of the transgender segment of your workforce.
The TRANS*FORM Employment Expo is a two part employer/employee resource event of the SAGA Long-term Economic Advancement Project  being held at the Pima Community College – Downtown campus between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on April 14, 2016.
  • Part I: educational seminars for employers and for job seekers from 9:00 to 12:00.
  • Part II: an employment expo in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
For more info and to purchase tickets...

Showcase Your Business

Thinking about hosting an Out & About Mixer? If you would like to host, please call or email Annyce Meiners (520-624-3081).

Or sponsor a breakfast and enjoy the good will of your co-members--all while getting to share your message with all the breakfast attendees! Call or email the Chamber office for details. (520-615-6436).

Get Involved

You've got skills and your community needs them! Join one of our special committees to meet new contacts and help the Chamber grow. Volunteer positions are open in Membership, Advocacy, Events, & Marketing. For more info, call the Chamber office at 520-615-6436 or send us an email.

Advertise with the Chamber

Reach 500 business leaders in Southern Arizona

Small ad: $35 for members, $85 for non-members.
Large ad: $75 for members, $125 for non-members. 

Banner Ads: Banner ads are always available at $70 for six months or save by paying only $110 a year.

Membership Directory Ads: Make your business stand out in the directory with a Directory Display Ad.

Welcome New Members!

Edward Jones

Every investment firm has principles. And they usually sound exactly the same. We believe Edward Jones is different in almost every way. Our principles were deliberately created with you in mind. We don't just talk about personal service. We're built to deliver it.

Alicia Riddle
3709 N Campbell Ave #151
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 795-1003
Wood's Plumbing Enterprises, LLC

We are a family owned and operated plumbing contractor providing plumbing services in Tucson and the surrounding areas since 1979. 

Wood’s Plumbing offers comprehensive residential and commercial plumbing services, including leak detection and repair of water leaks, water heaters, pipes, toilets, plumbing fixtures, and sewers. In addition, we provide backflow prevention, video camera inspection, home winterization, and more. Emergency plumbing service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to minimize property damage and prevent more expensive repairs and damage.

Bill Wood
13880 N Adonis Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
Phone: (520) 682-2233

Complete Office Resource, LLC

Complete Office Resource is a bookkeeping/accounting firm that caters to individuals and small/mid size businesses. Our services range from personal money management to full service bookkeeping services to new/start up and existing companies.

Stephen Birt
Troy Smith
890 W. Grant Rd Suite I
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 261-4101
Pima County Fair

Annual Pima County Fair. Over 300,000 visitors annually with concerts, carnival, animals, attractions, motorized events and fun fair food!

Launa Rabago
11300 S. Houghton Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone: (520-) 762-910
Caritas Center for Healing

Caritas Center for Healing is a neighborhood wellness center where you can receive massage, acupuncture, psychotherapy and wellness education under one roof! Wellness classes include meditation, yoga, chi gong, relationship rejuvenation, and more! Perfect for people who work downtown or live in nearby neighborhoods as we are located in the lovely historic Armory Park neighborhood!

Elka Love
330 E. 16th St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 624-2743

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners!

Silver Sponsors

Pride Guide Arizona
Simple Software
Whitespace Design
In the Black Accounting, LLC
Observer Weekly

Copper Sponsors

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

Community Sponsors

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Sun Corridor, Inc.
Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network
Visit Tucson
Tucson Queer Strategic Partnership
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
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