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Joseph HowellHello <<First Name>>,

We are thrilled to announce that work on our new website and Chamber database is almost complete! We are planning (fingers crossed and assuming all goes well) to go live with the new site the last week in April.

When that happens, not only will you see a fresh, new, contemporary site for the Chamber, but you will also have access to a bunch of new features as members. 

A few new perks you can look forward to: 

  • The ability to update your member profile yourself. (In fact, we will ask all of you to review your profile when we go live to make sure all of your info is accurate and up-to-date.)
  • A job board where you can advertise for new employees.
  • The ability to post your event listings on the Chamber website.
  • The ability to create member-to-member or member-to-public hot deals on the Chamber website. 
We are pretty excited and think you will be too!

And don't forget that our membership drive is in full swing! Recruit new members to be eligible for cash prizes up to $500! Details below.

Sincerely, 
B. Joseph Howell
Board President

P.S. Remember that Tuesday, April 5 is Arizona Gives Day--a state-wide fundraising drive in support of Arizona non-profits. Several of our members are participating. Please take a moment on Tuesday--or before--to donate to the campaigns of some of your favorite AZ non-profits!

2016 Membership Drive is Off and Running!


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 membership@tucsonglbtchamber.org.
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April Breakfast Meeting

Featuring special guest Kristin Barnes of Deliver Dynamic, LLC. Kristin provides business development curriculum to entrepreneurs and small business owners to helpt them attract more clients through WHAT they say and HOW they say it.

Sponsored by Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network and Treasures for TIHAN and featuring Member of the Month IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing

When
Thursday, April 21
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, 3/14/2016

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.  
RSVP for Breakfast

 Out & About Mixer! 

Join our hosts Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network & Treasures for TIHAN for this month's Out & About!

When
Tuesday, April 19th
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where:
2660 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 
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To RSVP, email Scott (Scott@tihan.organd include Out & About Mixer RSVP in the subject line.

RSVP for the Mixer
March 2016 GLBT Tucson Chamber Out and About
Check out the fun from February's Mixer, hosted by WhiteSpace Design, IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing, and Clear View Business Solutions. Video by Beyond Video

Congratulations to our Business of the Month!

 

IdeaMagic Visionary Marketing & Social Media

IdeaMagic is a complete source for ideas to excite, ignite and attract business to your business. We help you define the ideal strategies to help you reach your business goals and to have more fun. We are one degree of separation from everything and everyone to make things happen. If you are not using social media in your business, we can teach you how or we can manage it for you. Some people call themselves social media experts, but we can prove we are the REAL experts. Talk to us first!

MJ Jensen
2114 W Grant Rd. #124
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 241-1444
Email: mjj@ideamagic.com
Website: www.ideamagic.com

National News

First LGBT-Owned Business Named as a Small Business of the Year

California-based business Equator Coffees & Teas has been named as the state’s Small Business of the Year by the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

It is the first LGBT-owned business – certified as an ‘LGBT Business Enterprise’ (LGBTBE) by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) – to receive the award.

For more info...

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...

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.

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).

Advertise with the Chamber


Newsletter
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. 

Website
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!

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
karen@caritashealing.com
www.caritashealing.com
Premier Hearing Center

At Premier Hearing Centers, we are dedicated to your hearing health care. We want you to maintain your relationships and cognitive health so you can live the best quality of life possible. We offer free hearing exams and free consultations with our audiologists.

Batsheva Hayes
2102 N. Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 322-8211
bhayes@premierhearing.com
premierhearing.com
 
Southwest Essential Oils

I am a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. I help people realize the benefits of essential oils as an alternative to traditional medicine.

Cass McGinty
8861 N Majestic Mountain Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Phone: (520) 869-7366
cass614@gmail.com
www.mydoterra.com/cass
The Marigold Room

My name is Tommie and I am a mom, massage therapist, and photographer! 

When you come in for your therapeutic massage, expect to have a conversation about what your goal is for the massage, and about how you move your body every day. I work with you, not on you. Every massage is a partnership, where my work is guided and directed by your needs. 

Through guided meditation or just by holding space, I am able to photograph each woman in her most empowered state of being. I photograph maternity, nursing, and goddesses.

Tommie Huffman
1600 N Tucson Blvd #100
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 314-0896
tommieh@themarigold-room.com
www.themarigold-room.com

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Community Partners!

Silver Sponsors

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

Copper 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
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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The TGLBTCC is also the 2nd largest chamber of its kind in Arizona with approximately 130 member companies represented by nearly 200 people. Membership within the chamber provides powerful networking possibilities, one of the most loyal and dedicated consumer niches, various marketing and advertising opportunities, and empowerment found through interaction within Tucson's GLBT and straight allied community.

Our mission is to provide a forum to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender business community and its allies for the purpose of networking, creating increased visibility and strengthening relationships among business community members.

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Tucson, AZ 85732-4312

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