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Our Chamber

Our Chamber

The Sierra Vista Area Chamber has been serving the business community since 1959 and is an association of more than 650 businesses in the greater Sierra Vista area. Businesses that join the Sierra Vista Area Chamber discover that they are making a smart marketing, advertising and training investment.

Members can take pride in knowing their investment has a direct impact on the quality of life in Sierra Vista and Cochise County because the Chamber collaborates with government, education, private industry and a host of other agencies and organizations in the quest for constant community betterment.

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For simply being a Chamber member, your Return on Investment will astonish you. Remember, this is only the benefit of membership if you DO NOT participate in any programs, events or cost savings. This is what your business can receive for doing absolutely nothing but being a member. Imagine being ACTIVE!

Chamber Membership Benefits

(Products, Services & Events to Expand Your Bottom Line)

• Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet - These annual events are a great way to learn about the Chamber and network with over 200 fellow Chamber members.

• Business at Twilight – Network at our most popular mixer, hosted by a different Chamber member every month. Don’t forget your business cards!

• Chamber iPhone App – Get noticed on the free smartphone Chamber App with one touch email, call and driving directions.

• Committees – Network with members and the community through committee involvement. Ambassadors, Board of Directors, Education, Leadership, Legislative Affairs, Military Affairs, Safety.

• Gift Certificates – A great way to keep shopping local! Gift certificates to spend at member businesses are available at the Chamber.

• Health, Wealth & Lifestyle Fair – Promote your business or organization at this well being focused event in a high traffic location.

• Hot Deals – With your membership you can place Hot Deals on the Chamber Website for FREE, offering 10% or more on your goods and services to the public to increase your business.

• Home & Business Expo – How can you reach 2,000 potential clients in just one day? By participating in our annual tradeshow, you can showcase your business at a low cost to you in a highly visible venue.

• Legislative – We represent over 25,000 employees. When we lobby on issues that affect business at the Local, State and Federal levels, we are a force that cannot be ignored.

• Lobby Display – We promote your business by placing your flyers and business cards in our lobby for visitors and relocating and current residents.

• Member Only Referrals – We refer CHAMBER MEMBERS ONLY to callers every day requesting information on where to go for goods and services.

• Membership Database – Save time with a disk of member addresses ready for your mailings - $50. Executive Club FREE!

• Membership Directory – Alphabetical and Categorical Listing - $350 value - cost $0

• Military Affairs Committee Luncheon – This committee hosts lunches to honor our outstanding military members. Guest speakers discuss a variety of issues affecting Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista.

• Mini Expo – A highly affordable trade show for home based businesses and non-profits only.

• Referral Program – Refer another business to the Chamber and receive a $50 credit towards your annual membership dues! (Conditions apply)

• Relocation List – A list of viable leads who have requested information about our community - $110/year. Executive Club FREE!

• Sponsorship Opportunities – There are many opportunities to sponsor high-profile Chamber events, which will feature and promote your business.

• State Compensation Fund Association Dividend Plan – Save money with this program that helps you keep your employees safe while earning part of your premium back.

• Webpage – Custom webpage to promote your business and give you an invaluable Internet presence.

www.sierravistachamber.org – All members are listed on our popular website alphabetically, as well as categorically.

• VISTA Insert – Let us do the work, over 650 recipients for only - $99/per mailing monthly. Executive Club $49.

• VISTA Newsletter – Our informative online and hardcopy monthly publication, where members are frequently recognized and Chamber news and events are shared.

• Weekly Chamber e-Newsletter – Our weekly e-Newsletter are sent to more than 1,400 subscribers highlighting Chamber & member events.

Committees

The Ambassadors
The mission of the Ambassadors Committee is to aid the Membership department in welcoming new members, retaining existing members and to support the mission of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber. This Committee represents the ultimate in networking opportunities. The group is comprised of business owners and managers who meet once a month and act as the hosts for the Chamber Ribbon Cuttings and special events. The plan of work includes:

• Plan and carry out the Annual Home & Business Expo with an emphasis on the Shop Local Campaign.

• Facilitate and coordinate the Large, Small and Home Based Business of the Year Awards.

• Assist Chamber in the organization of the Annual Christmas Parade in December.

• Promote the Shop Local campaign.

Leadership Sierra Vista
Leadership Sierra Vista is a community leadership program developed by the Chamber. Its purpose is to:

• Identify community leaders of diverse backgrounds.

• Develop their potential and nurture their roles of leadership in the community.

• Expose up-and-coming leaders to the problems and opportunities that face the Sierra Vista area.

• Build a realistic understanding of leadership roles in today’s complex society.

• Open a dialogue between emerging and current community leaders.

• Familiarize up-and-coming leaders with some of the processes, programs, opportunities and challenges for individual involvement in the community.

Business Affairs Committee (BAC)
The mission of this Committee is to facilitate the gathering and dissemination of information resulting from Government and public actions and to make recommendations for Chamber action and/or advocacy related to these issues. The Chamber is non-partisan, but offers forums to keep its members well informed on hot local issues and may, on occasion, publicly endorse candidates who represent the best interests of the business community.

Military Affairs Committee (MAC)
The mission of this Committee is to enhance liaison, communications, and support between the Sierra Vista Area Chamber and Fort Huachuca, thereby improving the relationships within our combined civilian and military community. This Committee also gives businesses the opportunity to recognize the hard work of the service men and women on Fort Huachuca during the MAC Luncheon, and it also provides support to the Fort’s annual awards banquet.

Board of Directors
The Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors is made up of 15 member business leaders and decision makers. Elected by the Chamber’s membership, the Board of Directors has a wide range of responsibilities, which include all policy decisions, approving the annual budget and business plan, reviewing and acting on committee recommendations and participating in member recruitment.

Executive Club Members
• Allstate Insurance Company/Pat Meldrum
• American Family Insurance
• American Southwest

Credit Union
• Arizona Water Company
• Baroumes Law Group, PLC
• Bisbee Blue Professional Baseball Clubs
• Bishop & Brown, LLC
• BrightStar HomeCare
• CACI, Inc.
• Castle & Cooke Arizona, Inc.
• Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC
• CerendipiTees *Home Based Business of 2012*
• CGI *Large Business of the Year 2012*
• Cherry Creek Radio
• City of Sierra Vista
• Complete Nutrition
• Cox
• Cox Media
• Dental Village
• Executive Realty Management & Sales, LLC
• Garden Terrace Assisted Living Home
• General Dynamics Information Tech.
• Horizon Moving Systems of Sierra Vista, Inc.
• KKYZ Radio
• Landmark Cafe, The
• Lawley Automotive Center
• Lawley’s Team Ford
• LegalShield - Carolyn Weaver
• Life Care Center
• Long Realty Co.
• Longhorn Restaurant
• Mall at Sierra Vista - Management Office
• ManTech Telecommunications & Info Systems
• Mr. Fix It of Sierra Vista, LLC
• Naco Dental
• National Bank of Arizona
• Navy Federal Credit Union
• New Frontier Animal Medical Center
• Northrop Grumman Corporation
• Patio Pools & Spas
• Pioneer Title Agency
• Pueblo del Sol Country Club
• Real Estate Press of Cochise County
• Rommel Equipment Services
• Rosemont Copper
• Sierra Vista ACE Hardware
• Sierra Vista Herald & Bisbee Daily Review
• Sierra Vista Napa
• Sierra Vista Regional Health
• Sierra Vista Wash-N-Dry
• Solid Solutions
• Southeastern Arizona Contractors Assoc.
• Southwest Gas Corporation
• Southwestern Eye Center
• Specialists in Dermatology
• Stachel & Associates, P.C.
• Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop.
• Systems Integration
• University of Phoenix-Sierra Vista Campus
• Via Elegante Assisted Living, Sierra Vista
• Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, David Burnett
• Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
• Wayland Baptist University
• Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.
• Windemere Hotel & Conference Center

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