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Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall to discuss the 'State of the City' at Chamber of Commerce meeting

Mayor Marlin Kuykendall will discuss the "State of the City" at the chamber's next First Thursday membership breakfast 7:45 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Hassayampa Inn. You can expect to hear information about the search for a new city manager, improving economic numbers, tourism and economic development opportunities.

Elisabeth Ruffner will also speak briefly about the capital campaign now underway for purchasing the Elks building that houses the historic Elks Opera House.

First Thursday is sponsored this month by Heritage Memory Mortuary, The Caring Presence and Highgate Senior Living Center. The April 7 First Thursday program requires advance reservation and payment. The cost is $12 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Pay online at www.prescott.org or call Sue Marceau at the chamber, 445-2000, ext. 114.

Free workshops on growing your business

The chamber is working with a statewide nonprofit organization, Local First Arizona, to promote a series of free workshops for local businesses aimed at helping them compete through the use of new technologies. Thanks to a grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority, up to 35 Prescott businesses will able to take part in these workshops at no charge.

The first two workshops take place this coming Monday and Tuesday. Both workshops will be held at the Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave. Monday's program topic will be "How to Improve Your Website So It Keeps People Coming Back," and will run from 4-6 pm. Tuesday morning from 8-10 a.m., the program will be "Social Media 201: Next Steps - Growing New Fans and Customers." Space is limited, so you must register online by sending an email to kimber@localfirstaz.com. Additional workshops will be held in the future but no schedule has been set.

Medical marijuana and your business

A workplace safety seminar addressing Arizona's new medical marijuana law will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. April 14 at the Hotel St. Michael. The program is sponsored by the tri-city chambers of commerce and the Yavapai County Contractors Association. The seminar will provide the most up-to-date information on the new law and things you may need to think about as an employer.

The topic will be discussed by a panel of experts including Jack Fields, Deputy Yavapai County Attorney and a member of MATForce; Andy Reinhardt, Prescott Deputy Police Chief; Bill Fessler, Interim Police Chief, Prescott Valley; and Bobbie Fox, SCF Arizona.

Cost of the seminar and breakfast is $15 per person paid in advance. All reservations are being handled by the Prescott chamber and can be made online at www.prescott.org or by calling Sue Marceau at the chamber, 445-2000, ext. 114.

New air service coming next month

Daily flights from Prescott to Los Angeles (LAX) via Great Lakes Airlines will begin May 15, along with continuing daily service to Denver. Great Lakes will drop its current Prescott to Ontario service to begin twice daily service to LAX with a convenient morning flight at 7:20 am and an afternoon flight leaving Prescott at 1:33 pm. To have direct flights to two major markets from Prescott is a real boost for business and personal travelers.

Welcome new members

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the following new members: Accurate Building Maintenance; Allen, Sala & Bayne PLC; Classy 'n Sassy Boutique; Dry Creek Arts Fellowship; Fry's Food Store (Fair St.); Jerry Harris, Coldwell Banker; Mountain Institute Joint Technological Education District (JTED); Sigma Accounting PLLC; Supporting Rescued Pets Inc.; The Prescott Dog; Theta XI Gamma Iota Fraternity (ERAU); and Yavapai Secure-Tech LLC.

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