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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 $100 million…

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…

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…