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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 of creative…

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…

You never look good trying to make someone else look bad

October 9, 2017

The Chamber and FHCCA hosted the Fountain Hills Sanitary District board meeting a few weeks ago at our monthly networking breakfast.    We planned the program together in advance, designed the process for accepting questions from the public and ensured all of the candidates could attend. Our organizations covered every detail to use our 60…

Monday Member Spotlight: DayLite Films

October 9, 2017

This Monday Member Spotlight, we wanted to say “Congratulations” to all the folks who worked with DayLite Films on the “Ranger Things” commercial last spring.  The spot is a finalist for a Lone Star Emmy Award for Best Commercial.  We got to hear a little more from DayLite Films own Andrew Day and what this…

Monday Member Spotlight: Fountain Hills Friends of the Library

October 2, 2017

Happy Monday! This week, our Monday Member Spotlight is on the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library.They have some exciting news: next week is Friends of the Library Week! The Fountain Hills Friends of the Library is joining with Friends all over our country to celebrate October 15 through 22 as National Friends of Libraries…

Two weeks with Frank Ferrara

September 25, 2017

During November of 2014, I spent 2 weeks with Frank Ferrara, previous President/CEO of the Fountain Hills Chamber.  As the Board was considering me a candidate for this position, I requested an overlap period. It was helpful to understand some history of the Chamber and Frank’s management style. He was gracious enough to introduce me…

Monday Member Spotlight: Chamber Ambassadors

September 25, 2017

We are looking for new Chamber Ambassadors! Do you want a fun and interactive way to get involved with the Fountain Hills Chamber and business community? If so, becoming a Chamber Ambassador could be for you! Benefits to being a Chamber Ambassador: ·     Involved in Chamber events ·     Opportunity to market your business and get…

DACA to be discussed in Fountain Hills

September 19, 2017

While President Trump is phasing out DACA–Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals–many Arizona leaders are speaking out against his decision and urging Congress to act. Senator John McCain called it “the wrong approach to immigration policy.”  Although McCain disagreed with the executive order of then-President Obama in June of 2012 to protect some people who immigrated illegally…

Sanitary forum–Four candidates, 2 seats on ballot

September 18, 2017

It’s been over a decade since the Fountain Hills Sanitary District received more applicants than seats available.  The nearly 50 year old governmental organization has four candidates for only two open seats in the November 2017 board election. Ballot candidates are Gregg Dudash, Thomas Reski, Tony Finocchio and Scott Sommer. As the Town of Fountain Hills…