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COVID-19 Update

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce acknowledges concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impacts on Arizona employers, non-profits, and service providers. The situation regarding COVID-19 is changing daily and we will continue to closely monitor communications from Governor Ducey, CDC and other health authorities in the region and provide organizational […]

The Economy is Ours To Own

Kimber Lanning, a TEDxTucson talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_olE-BvrGcOur own spending habits create opportunities for everyone to have jobs. Or not. Kimber is the fiercest advocate for locally owned businesses, which not only …

Arizona@Work

ARIZONA at WORK partners with employers to meet their workforce needs. With locally based services, they have the network to connect people and jobs. By helping businesses succeed and grow, they lay the groundwork for a stronger Arizona economy. And by sharing the solutions you need to find the right employees—right here, right now—they are committed […]

North/South Corridor Updates

The proposed North-South Corridor spans about 55 miles between U.S. 60 in Apache Junction and I-10 in Eloy, passing through the city of Coolidge, town of Florence and portions of unincorporated Pinal County along the way. Environmental impact studies are currently underway. As updates to this all important roadway becomes available, they will be posted […]

Digital Business and rural communities

Digital business is the creation of new value chains and business opportunities that traditional businesses cannot offer and represent one of the most dynamic growth aspects of most major economies. How much is Digital business key to rural community businesses surviving? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/12/ranking-countries-by-ease-of-doing-digital-business/

Absentee Landlords

There are many Cities and Towns dealing with properties owned by out-of-state property speculators (absentee landlords) that have purchased commercial buildings and have left them vacant for years and not invested in repairs or redevelopment. Towns like Florence are constantly doing battle with the owners over upkeep of the commercial building exteriors, paint, broken windows, […]

Fixing up the Town

Commercial property owners can have half the cost of improving their facades covered up to $7,000, and half of a new sprinkler system paid for up to $15,000, by grants from the town’s new Redevelopment Area Improvement Program https://www.pinalcentral.com/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/news/florence-offering-business-owners-grants-for-facades-sprinklers/article_1d8164d6-d642-5019-a02c-ebc3b74c3b20.html?fbclid=IwAR19tHILPyEGvzhPNdHoLC4zqmpayApcB1tp5WlajGllvO-uAZ84QSoL8pM

Inaugural Business & Community Excellence Awards Criteria

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Inaugural Business & Community Excellence Awards on January 31, 2020! The best businesses and citizens of greater Florence will be honored that evening. Below are the criteria and descriptions for the awards. We hope to see you there! The chamber awards committee will nominate three to [...]

New Chamber Chapter

Dear Valued Chamber Members: Larry Johnson, our Executive Director, has informed us that he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his career.  We are grateful for the leadership he has provided to the Greater Florence Chamber, and we wish him success with his new endeavor.  We have reached many milestones under his […]