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Sexual harassment is never 'OK'

November 21, 2017

When children are very little, they possess no judgements–tall, short, skinny, fat, young, middle-aged and well-seasoned. Kids think everyone is kind, understands their view of the world and seeks their attention. Little boys and girls don’t harass each other until they are taught such behavior. In a way, it’s like smoking. All the cool kids are…

#FountainHillsFriday: Small Business Saturday

November 20, 2017

Happy Monday, Fountain Hills! This week we wanted to give everyone a reminder to shop Fountain Hills this weekend, as Small Business Saturday is back in action! This Saturday, November 25,  marks the annual “Small Business Saturday”, a time many have come to know and recognize and save some gifts to buy until then to…

CopperWynd CEO talks expansion 

November 9, 2017

(Fountain Hills, AZ.) – CopperWynd in Fountain Hills is poised for massive expansion to create a true resort.  CopperWynd CEO Bill Hinz is committed to keeping visitors in Fountain Hills by developing a world class resort he calls a “crown jewel” for this community. The Fountain Hills Town Council, in March 2017, unanimously approved the…

Fountain festival update to Avenue merchants

November 6, 2017

Dear Avenue of the Fountains Merchants:   The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts Fair is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 10-12. You will soon notice some of the artists arriving.    We appreciate your patience as we provide parking for everyone–your employees, the artists and the visitors who will be here during the event.…

Chamber to host Mayoral Debate

November 2, 2017

The future occupant of the Town of Fountain Hills Mayor’s office is up for grabs in the November 2018 election by at least two interested candidates. Incumbent Mayor Linda Kavanagh has publicly announced she will not seek a third term. Citing other priorities and the desire to have more time to spend with her family.…

2017 Fountain Festival – Get Your Business Involved!

October 30, 2017

Each November, we host the Fountain Festival of Fine Art & Crafts – which has become one of the Southwest’s most iconic art shows! This famous event is the perfect place to put your Chamber member business on the map. Interested? If so, check out how you can get involved at the Fountain Festival! Does…

Councilmember talks property tax

October 26, 2017

The Fountain Hills Town Council decided to send a $7M property tax initiative to the voters on the May 2018 ballot. Councilmember Cecil Yates spent nearly 60 minutes talking to the Chamber’s public policy committee about the Town Council’s decision and possible scenarios. While the official talking points and details have not yet been released…

Academy creating next generation leaders

October 23, 2017

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the Fountain Hills Leadership Academy. The Fountain Hills Leadership Academy is an eight-week course of intense immersion into our town’s governmental processes. Session themes are centered around civic and community services, public safety, and local environmental management. The Leadership Academy is focused on identifying a new generation…

Deferred maintenance never works

October 16, 2017

You hear it all the time in business. Corporate executives, government officials and the like “defer” things until the future.  Recently our Town Council had a lengthy discussion about deferring road and building maintenance on Town of Fountain Hills streets and owned buildings.  Deferring maintenance is like saying, “Oh, I’ll comb my hair tomorrow.” That…

Marketing panel to discuss best practices

October 11, 2017

Marketing panel to share best practices in video, public relations, social media and non-profit marketing strategies. The FH Connect Networking Breakfast is featuring several local entrepreneurs to share their best marketing secrets at the monthly Fountain Hills Chamber event.  Panelists use a variety of tactics to solicit new business. These experts all employ one particular…