The Tucson Metro Chamber goes beyond what people may normally think about Chambers of Commerce. As the Executive Director of a local 501c3 organization, I appreciate that they consider nonprofits as an integral part of the business community and local economy. They are also staunch supporters of local small businesses - not to the exclusion of larger one's - but this inclusive approach helps the vibrant local business community that gives Tucson its unique culture and makes it a place we love.
Visiting Tuscon? Guest ranches, horseback rides, and cattle drives recall Old West roots, but you’ll also find yourself smack-dab in a hub of spas, resort hotels, and championship golf courses...not to mention amazing, trend-setting restaurants. Tucson was the first city to earn the designation of World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Plus, with a thriving visual and performing arts scene and respected galleries and museums, Tucson’s vibrant multicultural heritage shines. Famous for its dramatic beauty, the Sonoran Desert covers this region with spectacular cacti – including the giant saguaro, a symbol of the American Southwest. But don’t be fooled by the term “desert” because mountain ranges in all directions offer scenic drives and even snow skiing. In the winter you can go for a hike in the valley, then drive up to Mt. Lemmon and enjoy the slopes. Tucson’s legendary year-round sunshine and saguaro-and-sunset landscape have romanced visitors for decades. if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact the Tuscon Chamber of Commerce! they are a huge help with any and everything to do with the city!
The support of the Tucson community is the reason why Barrio Brewing Co. has thrived over the last 30 years and we were excited to join the Tucson Metro Chamber to continue to learn from, build and be a resource for other businesses and community members. The Chamber has championed efforts to help businesses through what continues to be a very difficult time, especially the hospitality industry. The creation of the Tucson Restaurant Advisory Council (TRAC) has been a great resource for businesses to come together and discuss solutions to various governmental policies implemented. Their support of the business community through advocacy, leadership and innovation shows how we can come together for the greater good of the community to come out as strong as possible!
I love being an Ambassador of the Chamber because I believe in the mission of the organization. Keeping the community connected through local businesses is a priority and easy to cheer for!
The Tucson Metro Chamber is a great organization to help the businesses in the area to succeed. Whether you are a small company or a large one, it offers something for everyone. I volunteer as an Ambassador which gives me the opportunity to meet other businesses all over Tucson. I know to benefit from the Chamber, I must invest time to attend meetings and events to network the others. I hope to meet you too at one of the upcoming events or meetings. I hope to stop and say hello to me.
Beyond their size, small businesses are defined by their spirit. And at the helm are their intrepid founders—scrappy, ambitious, and resilient. They invent and build things despite uncertainty, because it’s what drives them. Their risks lead to innovation that moves the world forward. And we need them.