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4:15 AM Wed, Sept. 26th

Column: PV Chamber focusing on jobs

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce has several programs coming up to infuse energy into the local economy and help local businesses.

On Aug. 6 and 7, the chamber is partnering with Yavapai College and Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation for a job fair. Businesses are invited to participate at no charge and are encouraged to set up a booth and meet members of our communities looking for jobs.

This is also an excellent opportunity to develop a file of potential employees so that when jobs do come open, applications have already been received.

The first session of Business Academy III is Aug. 18. This eight-week business education series includes classes on marketing, finance, communications, networking, customer service, economic development opportunities and includes participation in a business after-hours networking mixer.

At the end of the session, participants receive a certificate and many mentions in chamber communication pieces.

To date, the Business Academy has graduated 31 business owners and managers.

Registration is now open and businesses are encouraged to sign up early. SCF Arizona is a sponsor of the Business Academy.

The chamber's annual Business, Health and Community Showcase will be held on Aug. 22 at Tim's Toyota Center. This is the 14th year that the chamber has hosted this large gathering of community businesses, organizations and non-profit groups.

The event is free to the public and last year more than 1,000 people attended this one-day event. Space is still available for businesses to sign up for a booth.

The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a lunch is included with booth registration. Blue Cross Blue Shield is a sponsor of the showcase and the chamber is assisted by Soroptmist of Prescott Valley and the Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Club.

For more information on any of the above listed events, please contact Bev Oleson at the Prescott Valley Chamber 928-772-8857.

Membership in the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce means that businesses have a connection to many programs and services to assist them during these tough economic times.

Welcome to our newest chamber members A1 Property Management, Advantage Hair Studio, Lewis Marketing and Public Relations, Prescott Trade Shop, Truly Nolen, Cliff Castle Casino, and Dianne Lee, Realtor.

The Chamber of Commerce is at 3001 N. Main St.