Business in Brief: Embry-Riddle student business club takes state competition for 13 straight years
Embry-Riddle student business club takes state competition for 13 straight years
For the 13th consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club dominated the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition, held April 12-13 at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus where 30 Embry-Riddle students competed in 50 individual and team events.
Those included Business Law, Business Ethics, Economics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Retail Management, and a Social Media Challenge.
The Embry-Riddle team racked up the largest number of first-place finishes (30) and the largest number of total awards (46 first-, second- and third-place awards).
In addition to Embry-Riddle, competing in this year’s event were more than 100 students from Arizona State University, Central Arizona College, DeVry University, Eastern Arizona College, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix College, and Virtual Chapter.
As winner of the state competition, the Embry-Riddle team is now eligible to compete at the 2019 PBL National Leadership Conference to be held June 24-27 in San Antonio. For more information, visit http://prescott.erau.edu/college-arts-sciences/business/.
Information provided by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Prescott Valley Chamber receives designation as an official Arizona Visitor Information Center
The Arizona Office of Tourism has designated the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce as an official Arizona Visitor Information Center, according to a news release from the chamber. This designation is awarded when a chamber of commerce meets established guidelines for operation and follows certain criteria for visitor information and customer service.
The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce will be listed as part of the network of statewide visitor centers and will be included in VisitArizona.com (2.8 million visits annually); Visit Arizona app (installed on nearly 13,000 mobile devices); and Arizona Official State Travel Guide (distribution exceeding 400,000).
“We have always operated our visitor center with the highest of standards,” said Marnie Uhl, president and CEO. “We are honored to be awarded this designation and look forward to being a part of the Arizona Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center family in representing our wonderful community.”
The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit pvchamber.org.
WaterSmart strategies for living in Arizona’s Central Highlands topic of presentation
Leslie Graser, Water Resource manager for the City of Prescott, will provide conservation tips and information about the city’s WaterSmart programs for water customers at a presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.
Graser’s talk will include a brief look at where water supplies for Arizona’s Central Highlands come from and will discuss how those supplies have sustained the area. She will also explain the city’s water management strategies, established with regulatory oversight by state law.
Graser works on scientific contracts related to the future Big Chino water supplies, the maintenance and execution of contracts associated with present water supplies, and ongoing water conservation planning. Prior to joining the city in 2009, Graser worked for the Arizona Department of Water Resources for 12 years.
The Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG), which is presenting this free program, is a citizens group advocating for a sustainable water future for Prescott and central Yavapai County and protection of the upper Verde River. For more information, visit www.cwagaz.org.