PV Council presents special proclamation for chamber’s 45th anniversary
Chamber CEO is the town’s biggest cheerleader, mayor says
The Prescott Valley Town Council presented the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with a special proclamation at its meeting Thursday, March 28 in celebration of the chamber celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019.
“We look at 45 years and (we’re) thinking ‘well, what’s there next and how more can we better impact the business community and create opportunities for younger people to work and say here,” said Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Marnie Uhl. “We’re engaging them so they understand what a sense of community is all about.”
It’s all about a commitment to the excellence of the business community and the growth of Prescott Valley, Uhl said, noting that excellence is a standard everyone at the chamber has within themselves.
Uhl wears a lot of hats and the most important one she wears is that she’s the biggest cheerleader for the town, said Mayor Kell Palguta.
“That is so important,” Palguta said. “New businesses and new people that come in … you get them excited about Prescott Valley and that’s important. That’s what it’s all about.”
Councilman Marty Grossman said he tries to go to as many chamber events and as many ribbon cuttings as possible. It’s important to recognize the new businesses that come to Prescott Valley and once a month the chamber brings Prescott Valley’s new businesses in front of the town council who promotes them as much as possible, Grossman said. Without the chamber being as active as it is, Prescott Valley’s business community would not be what it is, he said.
Looking back, Uhl said she was with the chamber for its 30th and 40th anniversaries and said she hopes to be around to celebrate 50 years.