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on the cover - Green Valley
the official newsletter of the green valley sahuarita chamber of commerce
july 2014
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Annual Business Dinner and May Mixer
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2014-2015 board
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ribbon cuttings
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Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
receives a scholarship from Best Western manager Arthur Kaminski. The Best Western donated
$15,000 to location education.
on the
Our Annual Business Dinner was successful as always. Over
300 members attended the event that was held at the Desert
Diamond. The Green Valley Fire presented the Colors and
Trinan Verwys sang the National Anthem. Regina Ford and
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Joey Lessa were the MC’s for the evening.
2014-15 Board of Directors
P.O. Box 566
275 W. Continental Rd. #123
Green Valley, AZ 85622
[email protected]
520.625.7575 office
520.648.6154 fax
Chairman: Larry Kempton, Homewatch CareGivers of GV
Chairman Elect: Carl Smith, Acra Construction LLC
Vice Chairman: Gary Brasher,
Southeby’s International Realty / The Brasher Team
Treasurer: Anita Valencia, American Business Women’s Association
Secretary: Tim Campbell, FICO - Green Valley Pecan Co.
Director at Large: Michael Bartoletti, Vista Eye Care
Director at Large: Kim DeMarco, Sunstreet Mortgage
Director at Large: Tom Murphy, Consultant
Director at Large: Manuel Valenzuela, Sahuarita Unified School District
Director at Large: Dr. Kathleen Wishnick,
Southwest Institute for Violence Free Learning (SWIVL)
Director at Large: Rosalie Brinkmeyer, Custom Plus
Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce President / CEO:
Jim DiGiacomo
Administrative Assistant: Connie Aden
Bookkeeper: Mary Ann Simonds
2014-15 Committees
Economic Development: Skip Breither, Edward Jones
Investments & Kelly Cooper, Tubac Golf Resort
Government Relations: Randy Graf, Rosemont Copper
Membership: Twyla Terven, Chamber Volunteer &
Donna Green, Green Velvet Entertainment LLC
Special Events/Mixers: Kelly Gardner, Continental Mall &
Nadine DiGiacomo, Insurance Center of GV
Advertising/Publicity: Andrew Saenz, Green Valley News & Sun
Southern AZ Tourism Council: Jim DiGiacomo & Patti Todd
Education Foundation: Tom Murphy
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meet your 2014-2015 board of directors
Welcome to the vibrant, expanding communities represented by the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center. As your Board of Directors, we embody the best of both the for-profit and the not-for-profit enterprises
in Green Valley and Sahuarita. We are committed to working with our neighbors
and with the governing authorities (bordering municipalities, as well as Pima and
Santa Cruz Counties) to promote an exciting, growing, and unique experience for
businesses and tourism in the historic Santa Cruz Valley.
Celebrate with us the 50th Anniversary of Green Valley’s founding in 1964 and
watch us flourish in the next 50 years.
Larry Kempton
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
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Michael has been living and working in the
Green Valley area since he fell in love with the wide
open spaces, the desert landscape, mountains and
weather and moved here in 1977 from Brooklyn,
NY. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Michael has worked for Green Valley Cooling &
Heating / Southwest Solar for the past 30 years,
working his way up from maintenance technician
to V.P. of Operations. He played an integral role
in the company's growth and the development of
new products and services. He has served on the
Valley Assistance Services Board of Directors and
is currently on their Financial Committee. He
has been involved in fund raising events for VAS,
including Bowling for Friends, Empty Bowls and
several galas. Michael is excited about participating
on the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of
Commerce's Board of Directors.
GARY BRASHER, Vice Chairman
Gary is a fifth generation native Arizonan and
has been actively engaged in Real Estate Brokerage,
Development and Building for over 30 years. Now
with Russ Lyon/Sothby's International Real Estate
- The Brasher Team, Gary is an Associate Broker
working throughout the 1-19 Corridor from
Sahuarita to Nogales AZ. Gary has served as Past
President of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce and
the Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council. Currently
he is on the Governors Groundwater Users
Advisory Board, serves as Co-chair of the Arizona/
Mexico Commission Real Estate Committee and
is on the Board of Directors of the Green Valley
Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce. "Helping
businesses thrive is a major focus and I would be
honored to help reach the goal through the venue
of the Chamber" says Gary.
Kim has lived in Green Valley since 2005, where
she is currently the Branch Manager of Sunstreet
Mortgage and a licensed mortgage professional.
She was a 12 year member of the Chamber with
Russ DeMarco Upholstery and is now a 1 1/2 year
member with Sunstreet Mortgage. She is a retired
Arizona State Police Officer and a former United
States Marine. As a police officer she supervised
gang and narcotics operations involving numerous
police agencies. Kim has served as a board member
with the Arizona Police Athletic Federation and the
American Business Women's' Association and as a
member of the Green Valley Marine Corps League,
plus working on committees with various organizations. She spends much of her free time mentoring
teenagers. With a major in Business Administration
from San Diego State and an Emergency Medical
Certification from Weatherford College in Weatherford TX, Kim feels her education and knowledge
of law enforcement, real estate and business will be
an asset to the Chamber and the community.
locally owned and operated business bring innovation, creativity and opportunities for current and
future workers of Arizona and the US."
Larry Kempton is an Arizona native. He was
born in Tucson during the time that his family
lived on a ranch in Amado, and he has lived in
Green Valley since 2003. Larry has a Bachelor
in Science degree cum laude in Agriculture
Communications from the University of Wyoming.
His work experience includes agribusiness and
agriculture. He worked for the American Jersey
Cattle Association for 10 years, and he and his
family operated a dairy farm in Vermont for several
years. Larry was also a Town Administrator in
Vermont for 7 years. Larry worked as Community
Relations Manager for the Farmers Investment Co.
in Sahuarita for two years. In 2011, they started
their own business, Homewatch CareGivers of
Green Valley, providing non-medical home care
in Sahuarita, Green Valley, and the entire Santa
Cruz Valley. They received the Chamber's award
for New Business of the Year in 2012. Larry is the
Secretary for the Valle Verde Rotary and Treasurer
of the Valley Assistance Services Board of Directors.
He is also an active member of the Desert Hills
Lutheran Church. Larry is proud to serve as
Chairman for the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber
of Commerce's Board of Directors.
As of last month, Anita has embarked in a new
career and is now working for Sunstreet Mortgage,
LLC located on Duval Mine Road and La Canada
as a Loan Officer Assistant. She is currently studying to obtain her Mortgage Loan Originators
License to become a Loan Officer. Her prior career
was in the retail banking for 35 years, holding various position with the last 7 years here in Green
Valley as a Branch Manager of Bank of the West
and a few months with Bank of America as their
Banking Center Manager. She is a native Tucsonan,
married with two grown married children and 5
wonderful grandchildren. While she may still live
in Tucson, Anita works, shops and has been involved in this community since 2007. It is through
her association with American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) that she is being sponsored for
her current position as the Treasurer of the Chamber. She is currently the President of the local Valle
Verde Charter Chapter (a Non -Profit Service Organization) and has been a member for the past 6
years holding various board positions for 4 of those
years, and with the honor of being named Woman
of the Year for 2010-2011. She is also currently on
the Advisory Council for Casa Community Services
(formerly Casa de Esperanza where she was on
their Executive Board as Treasurer for 3 years) by
La Posada. She has been involved with the Green
Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce since
2009 through the Events Committee, previously
Co-Chairing the Economic Development Committee. This is her second term as a Board Member/
Rosalie has served on the Green Valley Chamber
Board for the past 3 years and as the Secretary of
Kathleen has over 20 years experience in Workthe Board for the past 2 years. She is a North Daforce and Economic Development. Prior to moving kota native, who has lived in Arizona since 1997
to Arizona, she served as the Director of the Center and Sahuarita, Arizona since 2006. She has held a
of Excellence for Los Rios Community College
range of positions in a variety of trades: insurance
District. As Vice President of Workforce and Ecoagent, clerical secretary, retail salesperson, manufacnomic Development for American River College,
turer's rep., shipping store owner, adult care giver,
she instituted several innovative programs to stimu- office manager and a human resource manager.
late program growth and to benchmark Career and She has also held several offices within numerous
Technical Education programs. She wrote and man- organizations such as: Vice President, Secretary,
aged the first Early College High School Program
Treasurer, Membership Chair, many committee
Grant and developed an Associate Degree Program
chair positions, Events Co -Chair & Greeter. She
majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and
is the owner of Custom Plus in Green Valley and
Math (what we now know as STEM). Since moving started her business in 1995. She has over 17 years
to Arizona, Kathleen has been serving on the Uniexperience in the customizing business. Custom
versity of Arizona Sarver Heart Center's Women's
Plus won Small Business of the Year 2008 with the
Education Committee, chairing the Arivaca Family Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce,
Community Education Scholarship Committee,
and Rosalie was Woman of the Year 2009 for the
and as Secretary of the Amado Business Association Valle Verde American Business Women's Associaand a member of the GVS Chamber of Commerce
tion Chapter. She loves meeting people and helping
Tourism Committee. She is the co-founder of the
businesses connect with other businesses. Rosalie
Southwest Institute for Violence Free Learning
(SWIVL). Kathleen says" business, especially small
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Pregnant women should take special precautions with their feet. Pregnancy changes
the entire body, but supportive, shock-absorbing shoes with broad-based heels help
swollen feet and ankles to bear the weight of those changes. A podiatrist should be
seen if unusual foot discomfort is experienced.
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Fat pads on the bottom of the foot deteriorate as you age, so older women experience
more foot trouble than younger women do. Cushioned shoes are crucial, as is a
soft flexible upper that conforms to the natural shape of the foot. Wearing leather
shoes that “breathe” help prevent skin irritations on the feet.
of the year DIAMOND
If you experience continued pain an examination by a foot and ankle specialist is
in order. Attempts at self-treatment can cost you not only time and money, they
might make the problem worse. Preventing foot problems can be
as simple as a
wardrobe change and a little extra care — a small price to pay to avoid the agony of
“de feet.”
Contributed by John P. Powers, DPM, Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Powers practices
Medicine and Surgery in Tucson
and Green
Valley. Call (520) 319-3283 for an appointment.
2014-15 Winners
LARGE business of the year:
NON-PROFIT business of the year:
Amado & Green Valley Sahuarita
Community Food Bank
1601 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
Tucson, AZ
(520) 872-3000
NEW business of the year:
HomeSmart Pros
Real Estate
HOME-BASED business of the year:
Kamp K-9
Have a health or medical question you’d like answered? Call the Carondelet Query Line at
(520) 873-3335 or send it via email to [email protected]
For employment and volunteer opportunities with Carondelet Health Network visit
ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL www.billshomeservice.com
350 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ
(520) 873-3000
1171 W. Target Range Rd.
Nogales, AZ
(520) 285-3000
Carondelet Health Tips should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. Consult
your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any form of
exercise program or dietary guidelines.
Construction LLC
SMALL business of the year:
Hearing Specialists
Green Valley Inn
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JUNE 26, 2014
Host: Home Based Businesses
Contact: Kelly Gardner
Location: Green Valley/Sahuarita
Chamber of Commerce
275 W. Continental Rd. #123
Green Valley, AZ 85622
[email protected]
JULY 24, 2014
Host: CPAC
Contact: Chris Ashcraft
Location: 1250 W. Continental Rd
Green Valley, AZ
[email protected]
AUGUST 28, 2014
Multi-Chamber Mixer & Annual Golf Event
Host: Quail Creek
Location: 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd.
Madera Room
Contact: Epifania Torres
Cell: 520-609-6433
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Host: Acra Construction
Location: 880 West Camino Casa Verde
Green Valley, AZ
Contact: Beverly Dishong Smith
[email protected]
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annual business dinner and may mixer
The chamber was very proud and pleased to hand
out over $15,000 in scholarships to our local students.
The money was generously donated by the owner of
the Best Western Hotel in Green Valley.
Also on the agenda was the announcement of the
winners of the Businesses of the Year.
The winners are: Large Business-Homewatch
Caregivers of Green Valley; Small Business-Arizona
Hearing Specialists; New Business-HomeSmart Pros
Real Estate; Home Based Business-Kamp K-9 and
Non Profit Business-Amado & Green Valley Sahuarita
Community Food. Congratulations to all.
Next on the agenda out going Chairman Humberto
Stevens spoke and Mayor Blumberg from the Town of
Sahuarita swore in the new board. The Green Valley
Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce’s new Board of
Directors are: Chairman-Larry Kempton Owner of
Homewatch CareGivers of Green Valley; Chairman
Elect-Carl Smith, Owner of Acra Construction; Vice
Chairman-Gary Brasher, of Southeby’s International
Realty/Brasher Team; Treasurer- Anita Valencia,
American Business Women’s Association; SecretaryTim Campbell,FICO/Green Valley Pecan Co.;
Director-Rosalie Brinkmeyer, Owner Custom Plus;
Director-Michael Bartoletti, Vista Eye Care; DirectorKim DeMarco, Manager of Sunstreet Mortgage;
Director-Tom Murphy, Consultant; Director-Dr.
Manuel Valenzuela-Sahuarita Unified School District
and Director-Dr. Kathleen Wishnick, Southwest
Institute for Violence Free Learning.
We would like to thank all the businesses who
generously donated their products and servicers toward
P.O. Box 566
275 W. Continental Rd. #123
Green Valley, AZ 85622
[email protected]
520.625.7575 office
520.648.6154 fax
our Silent Auction. We raised $4,500. Thank you
Thanks to all the chamber volunteers that help
make our evening possible. First of all, Vicky Woods
and Kim Beirne who donated so much time with the
Silent Auction; Twyla Terven, Pat Prill and Marcia
Adams who took care of registrationand last but not
least Maria Pringle, Helen Coile, Bruce and Karen
Redus, Shirley Travis,Kelly Gardner, Mary Murray,
Sharon Coustier and Jim DiGiacomo for helping with
set-up, seating guests and clean up. If we forgot to
mention anyone, we apologize. We appreciate you all.
Our May Mixer was held at Silver Springs with over
70 people enjoying the wonderful refreshments and
Mexican dishes.
Jim DiGiacomo, President and CEO introduced
the hostess Sharon Roffman and her staff. He also
introduced the attending board members, the new
members,VIP’s and announced upcoming events.
Twyla Terven and Pat Prill manned the registration
desk; Sarah Eschenbrenner from New York Life and
Helen Coile Volunteer, sold raffle tickets. Randy Graf,
Nadine DiGiacomo and Bruce Redus conducted
the raffle. Raffle gifts were donated by The Dog
House, Caremore, Betsy Mabrey, Giraffe , Desert
Diamond Casino, Kamp K-9, Grace Cornelius,
Friends of Madera, Busy Bee, Nadine Di Giacomo,
Insurance Center of Green Valley, Custom Plus, Walt
Henderson, Arizona Sanitation and Mama’s Hawaiian
Don’t forget to come to the June 26th Mixer at
the Chamber of Commerce hosted by Home Based
Businesses and Non-Profit Businesses. The July 24th
Mixer is hosted by CPAC and on August 28th we will
be having the Annual Golf Event and the I-19 MultiChamber Mixer. See you then.
Kelly Gardner
Nadine Di Giacomo
Special Events Co-Chairs
Get ready for the tournament of the year!
Green Valely Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
Annual Golf Event
August 28, 2014
10:30 am Registration & Lunch; 12 pm Shotgun Start
Followed by tournament prizes & Ball Drop at Quail Creek Country Club
1490 N. Quail Range Loop • Green Valley, AZ 85614
Registration: $90 Individual/$350 4-some
Limited to first 92 players that sign up!
RSVP to the Chamber by August 22 • 520-625-7575
Adopt a Golf Ball
JANIS GASCH, doctor of audiology at Arizona
Hearing Specialists, accepted the Green Valley
Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award from chamber President
and CEO Jim DiGiacomo
$5.00 each/3 for $10.00
Limited availability; get yours today from a Board member or at the Chamber!
Proceeds benefit the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation
3 balls landing closest to the pin split 50% of the pot, next closest wins 30%, and 3rd closest wins 20% of split
proceeds; the other half supports the Education Foundation
Need not be present to win!
around the chamber world
• John Geiger at the Volunteer Clearinghouse
is working closely with David Wanger, the
CEO of the new Green Valley Hospital, and
identifying a number of volunteer positions
that will be available when the hospital opens.
Check the Clearinghouse at 625-1150 X108 or
[email protected] or www.gvsvolunteering.org.
• We are proud to recognize Dr. Manny
Valenzuela, one of our Chamber Board
members, who received a plaque from
the Sahuarita Unified School District for
his leadership and initiative in building an
education/business coalition.
• The Chamber is excited by the response
to our new Breakfast Mixers. The lastest
one was held on May 8 and was hosted by
Casa Community Services. The group of 36
attendees met our new Board Chairman, Larry
Kempton, and enjoyed the networking and
good food. We are moving these breakfasts
from Thursday to Friday every other month...
our next Breakfast will be July 11 at the
Continental Plaza Community Room. Hope to
see you there. By the way...there is no charge.
• The Town of Sahuarita has received the first
Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award for
the Sahuarita Road Project. This award was
established to recognize the collaboration
and partnering required to make this project
successful. Well done!
• Congratulations to Alex Ruiz who was recently
promoted to estimator/project manager at
Acra Construction. We're sure Alex will bring
a great deal of experience and know-how to
his new position. Good luck and best wishes
to Alex!
• The Chamber would like to say welcome to
Rebecca Bradner, the new publisher of the
Green Valley News & Sahuarita Sun. Rebecca
brings many years of experience to her new
position and we are sure that she will be a
great addition to our local business family!
• To all the businesses and organizations who
are celebrating their 50 year anniversary as a
part of Green Valley....AWESOME!!!
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Dependable Nurses, Inc.
Desert Diamond Casino
FICO Green Valley Pecan Company
Freeport McMoRan Copper &
Gold Sierrita Operation
Platinum Membership in the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of
Green Valley Cooling & Heating
Commerce is a great way to support your local Chamber above and beyond
Southwest Solar
regular benefits!
Green Valley Decorative Rock, Inc
Our appreciation goes out to our Platinum Members for helping make
Green Valley News & Sun, Inc.
the Green Valley Chamber of Commerce a vital force in the economic
Hickey Automotive
growth of Green Valley and Sahuarita.
High Sierra Theatres
Acra Construction LLC
Cadden Community Management Desert Sky Cinema
American Southwest Credit Union Canoa Ranch by Fairfield Homes Inn at San Ignacio
Jeff’s Auto Technology
Arizona Family Restaurant
Canyon Valley
La Posada
Arizona Oncology
Memory Care Residence
Arizona Sanitation Services, Inc. CareMore Health Plan of Arizona Lowes Home Improvement
Meritage Active Adult Communities
Arizona Self Services, Inc.
Carondelet Health Network
Monstrosity Tree Service LLC
Arsenal General Contractor LLC Caterpillar
Northwest Medical Center
Copper Fitness
Papa Murphy’s
Assurance HealthCare
Cox Business
Quail Creek Country Club
Bayada Home Health Care
Dental Laser
Quail Creek Country Club
Bill’s Home Service
Dental Village
“The Grill”
Brasher Real Estate
3 1/2 Happy Barbers
American Hair Family Cutters
Angelica Housekeeping
Annie’s Cupboard
Arizona Hearing Speciaists, LLC
Civic Orchestra of Tucson
Coldwell Banker / Julie McCoy
Coldwell Banker Residential Broker / Kaye Kimla
Cox Business
Custom Plus
Day’s Excavating, Inc
Foot Hills Plaza
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold
Great Expectations Academy
Green Valley Domestic Water Improvement
Green Valley Furnishings
Green Valley Self Storage
Home Instead Senior Care
Jim Click
JM’s Automotive
La Sierra Tree & Palm Service
Long Realty / Fred Butler
Long Realty / Patty Trujillo
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue
Mazon Hair Studio
Meritage Homes
Monstrosity Tree Service LLC
MQH20 dba Mark’s Quality Water
Oasis A/C & Heating Inc.
Realty Executives / Tina Sheridan
RE/MAX / Kimberly Mazura
Re/Max Valley Properties / Barbara Southards
Robson Communities
Sahuarita Ace Hardware
Sahuarita Food Service dba Burger King
Sahuarita Modern Dentistry & Ortho
Santa Cruz Valley Bicycle Advocacy Committee
Santa Rita Ranch Inc.
Simply Feet
Southwest Gas Corp
The Silver Hat, LLC
Uncle Mike’s Carpet Tile Cleaning
US Bank
Valley Animal Hospital
Valley Verde Veterinarians
W. F. Stevens, Financial Advisors, LLC
WeDu Window Cleaning
Tuesday July 8
Membership Committee
GVSCofC @ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday July 10
Events Committee
GVSCOFC @ 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 15
Economic Development
GVSCofC @ 5:00 p.m
Thursday July 17
Government Relations
GVSCofC @ 7:00 a.m.
Monday July 21
Tourism Council
GVSCofC @ 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22
Board of Directors Meeting
GVSCofC @ 7:00 a.m.
Thursday July 24
July Mixer @ 5:00 p.m.
Ragazzi LLC
Realty Executives
Rosemont Copper
Santa Rita Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center Service Master
Clean of Green Valley LLC
Simply Bits , LLC
Smile Dental
Southwest Gas Corporation
Specialists in Dermatology, PLLC
Strategic Issues Management
Group, Inc.
Sunrise Cleaners
The Peaks at Santa Rita
Trico Electric Cooperative
Tucson Federal Credit Union
Valley Animal Hospital
Walgreens #2232
Walgreens #9186
Walter L. Henderson, P.C.
Wells Fargo Bank
Green Valley / Sahuarita
s Continued from page 2 Valenzuela attended the Flowing Wells Public Schools from K-12,
believes giving of herself to help others be successful is very rewarding. Her Chamber membership helps her realize her goal of being a
good community member by giving back to the community through
use of her expertise and service orientation. Rosalie's present involvements in Green Valley / Sahuarita include membership in Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, American Business Women's
Association Green Valley, Great Expectations School Board of Directors, Casa de Esperanza Volunteer, American Legion Green Valley
and Sahuarita Elks.
Tuesday August 12
Membership Committee
GVSCofC @ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday August 14
Events Committee
GVSCofC @ 5:00 p.m.
Monday August 18
Tourism Council
GVSCofC @ 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 19
Economic Development
GVSCofC @ 5:00 p.m.
Thursday August 21
Government Relations
GVSCofC @ 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday August 26
Board of Directors Meeting
GVSVofC @ 7 :00 a.m.
Thursday August 28
August Multi-Chamber Mixer
@ 5:00 p.m.
TOM MURPHY, Director
Tom is the Community Liaison for the master-planned community's Rancho Sahuarita and Rancho Resort. He represents approximately 5,000 homeowners comprising 15,000 residents, about
half the population of the Town of Sahuarita. Additionally, Rancho
Sahuarita has currently developed over 200,000 square feet of commercial development. Future development will cover a 400-acre Town
Center supporting 2.7 million square feet of retail, office, hotel,
medical, employment and municipal uses. He will analyze, think,
and act in a way that gains the trust and respect of his teammates on
projects he works on. He has been reelected for the second time to the
Sahuarita Unified School District Governing Board. As a member of
the Board he is responsible for over 5,200 students, 650 employees
and manages a $27 million -plus budget. He was a major participant
in the recently filmed "Today in America" advertising video, for the
combined Green/Valley and Sahuarita area. Tom and Rancho Sahuarita were also Platinum Sponsors at the highly successful "State of the
Town" luncheon sponsored by the Chamber and MPA. Combining
his past experiences while serving his country, during his 21 years in
the United States Air Force, with his most -recent work history with
Rancho Sahuarita and his passion for education, as a Governing Board
Member. He is excited about the opportunity to serve the community
as a Director on the Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce.
CARL SMITH, Chairman Elect
Carl founded Acra Construction LLC in 2003. Acra is a dually
licensed residential and commercial General Contractor specializing
in repairs, remodel, additions, and insurance repairs. Recently, Carl
moved Acra from a home-based business to a newly acquired facility at 880 W. Camino Casa Verde in Green Valley. At this location,
Carl has opened a "one stop shop" Design Showroom offering a full
line of cabinetry, counter tops, and flooring. Under Carl's direction,
Acra has won two consecutive first place trophies in the commercial
division of the Country Fair White Elephant Parade. Also, Acra
previously won the Chamber's Home Based Business of the Year.
Through Acra, Carl has donated routinely to local charitable events.
Carl's prior experience includes executive positions with General
Contractors in the fields of insurance repair, apartment renovations,
condo conversions, developing, and public works. Also, Carl has been
a Controller for two major nonprofits. Carl grew up originally on a
farm and small town environment in Indiana. He holds a Masters in
Business Administration from LaVerne University in California and a
Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University.
Dr. Valenzuela is currently the Superintendent of the 5,200
student-Sahuarita Unified School District, Dr. Valenzuela served for
five years as the Assistant Superintendent prior to becoming the new
superintendent on July 1, 2010 During his time as Assistant Superintendent responsible for curriculum, instruction, and standards, all
schools have achieved federal and state accountability measures. Dr.
graduating as class valedictorian in 1984. He has been inducted into
the Flowing Wells Alumni Hall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of
Fame. In 2002, Dr. Valenzuela completed the Doctor of Education
Degree (Ed.D.) at the University of Arizona. Previously, Dr. Valenzuela earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership
from the Northern Arizona University (1993) and a Bachelor of
Science (B.S.) degree with a major in chemistry from the University
of Arizona (1988). In 1998, Dr. Valenzuela was the first educator
in Arizona to be notified of being selected to receive the prestigious
Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. At this time,
he was Principal of Walter Douglas Elementary School in Tucson's
Flowing Wells Unified School District. In September 2008, Dr.
Valenzuela and SUSD were featured in the American School Board
Journal regarding the District's meeting challenges in providing excellence in education and managing topics related to immigration and
border issues. Currently, Dr. Valenzuela serves on the Governor's
Commission for Postsecondary Education and the State Board of
Education Certification Advisory Committee. Dr. Valenzuela is an
adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at the
College of Education, University of Arizona. He also serves on the
Professional Preparation Board (PPB) at UA, and its corresponding
Executive Committee. Dr. Valenzuela is a native Tucsonan and lives
there with his wife and two daughters.
Tim Campbell is the project manager for the Sahuarita Farms Land
and River Master Plan. Tim manages the planning and entitlement
processes in the Town of Sahuarita and Pima county, as well as the
development and promotion of the project. Tim is the primary local
community contact for information about Sahuarita Farms.
Tim has over 28 years of experience as a develper, urban planner
and real estate development consultant. He is particularly interested
in creating a sustainable local and regional economy, promoting small
business growth and positioning the greater Green Valley/ Sahuarita
area to capitalize on the economic opportunities suited to the area’s
needs and desires.
Tim graduated from the university of Idaho and Texas A&M
University, and is a near native having lived in the state for over 28
Associate Broker
Toll Free
[email protected] • www.BeverlyTrunick.com
3280 S. Camino Del Sol, Suite 120
Green Valley, AZ 85622
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new members
Laser Options
Assurance Health Care
Rhinestone Cowgirl
Summer Watch LLC
La Truce Nail Salon
Humana Market Pointe
Office Max
P.O. Box 566
275 W. Continental Rd. #123
Green Valley, AZ 85622
[email protected]
520.625.7575 office
520.648.6154 fax
1163 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson AZ 85714
Contact: Carlos Curbelo
Tel: (520) 807-1944
Fax: (520) 807-1945
Email: [email protected]
Printing supplies, computer repair, websites, computers, printers, office supplies
Long Realty / Joe Romagno
275 W. Continental Rd. Ste 101, Green Valley AZ 85622
Contact: Joe Romagno
Tel: (520) 918-8133
Email: [email protected] longrealty.com
Residential real estate sales
Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592
2951 S. Camino Mercado, Green Valley AZ 85622
Contact: Arturo Gabaldon
Tel: (520) 625-2592
Fax: (520) 399-0736
Email: bpoe[email protected]
The Order of Elks mission is to inculcate the principles of charity, justice, brotherly
love and fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and happiness
of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good
fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its
government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of
American will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs,
demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
Diamond Ventures, Inc.
2200 E. River Road, Suite 115, Tucson AZ 85718
Contact: Shannon Murphy
Tel: (520) 577-0200
Fax: (520) 299-5602
Email: [email protected]
Diamond Ventures is a privately held company specializing in real estate and
private equity investments.
We have worked independently and with strategic partners to develop, manage and
invest in residential and commercial real estate throughout the Southwest. Our
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private equity investments focus on growth-oriented companies ranging
from emerging technologies to manufacturing.
LaTruce Nails Salon & Spa
220 W. Calle de las Tiendas, Green Valley AZ 85614
Contact: Thong Q Za
Tel: (520) 648-7035
Email: [email protected]
Nail services: specializing in pink & white nails, UV gel builder - no
chemicals for natural nails(without damage), shellac manicure, waxing
services available.
Cat’s Meow Pet Sitters
Contact: George Saravia
Tel: (520) 625-4716
Cell: (520) 289-7287
Email: [email protected]
We provide pet sitting services for dogs and cats. We do visits in your home
while you are away, as many as are needed. This includes walking your dogs.
We also do dog walking if you need someone when you are home. We are
bonded with many references.
Pasadera Behavioral Health Network /
Integrated Care Services
275 W. Continental Rd. Ste.141, Green Valley AZ 85622
Contact: Laura Morales
Tel: (520) 628-4000
Email: [email protected]
Ramy LLC dba
Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins
Arizona Oncology
1315 S. La Canada Drive, Green Valley AZ 85614
Contact: Karen Rencehausen
Tel: (520) 289-4866
Email: [email protected]
Alt. Contact: Evelyn Brantley, Practice Director
Alt. Tel: (520) 429-1410
Oncology / Hematology
Desert Wellness, LLC
15980 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., Sahuarita AZ 85629
Contact: Jeetendra Yadav
Tel: (978) 423-4105
Email: [email protected]
Quick Service Restaurant - coffee, donuts, bakery products, sandwiches, ice
cream and ice cream based beverages
125 Call De Las Tiendas #103A, Green Valley AZ 85614
Contact: Christina Roberts
Tel: (520) 625-3665
Email: [email protected]
Alt Contact: Hunter Roberts
Health food store dedicated to helping people achieve better quality of life
through good nutrition and lifestyle, health and wellness counseling and
organic foods.
Country Club of Green Valley
77 Abriego, Green Valley AZ 85614
Contact: Priscilla Black
Tel: (520) 867-8844
Email: [email protected]
www.countryclubof greenvalley.net
Country Club - Golf
Ultra Health dba Salud Health & Wellness
1732 W. Commerce Point Place, Green Valley AZ 85614
Contact: Amy St. John
Tel: (520) 289-8030
Email: [email protected]
Alt. Tel: (520) 907-1145
Only state licensed dispensary serving Green Valley. Sahuarita, Tubac,
Amado & Arivaca.
The Inn at San Ignacio
Green Valley & Southern Arizona’s Finest
Condo Hotel with Arizona’s Best Golf Packages
A Legacy of Caring
Beautifully furnished luxury villa rooms and luxury condo style one bedroom suites that
include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, voice mail, and high speed internet.
Our suites include a full kitchen, living room and patio and bar-b-que grill — a spacious
1000 sq. ft., and our standard rooms are 500 sq. ft.
Enjoy golf at several of Arizona’s best golf courses or just relax at our beautiful pool.
Guests can choose from 10 great courses including San Ignacio, Canoa Hills, Torres
Blancas, Kino Springs, Tubac, and Rio Rico. Golf Packages and Group Discounts
available all with advance tee times.
The perfect place for Family & Friends, Reunions and Groups of all sizes.
The Inn at San Ignacio is located adjacent to the San Ignacio Golf Club. Take the Canoa
exit 56 off of I-19 in Green Valley and follow the signs.
The Inn at
San Ignacio Condo Hotel
Our Senior living community features spacious studios,
1 & 2 bedroom apartments.
Our Expressions Community Specializes in Memory Care.
We offer seniors the assistance they need
in a warm and caring environment.
1175 S. Abrego Drive
Green Valley, AZ 85614
1861 W. Demetrie Loop, Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 393-5700 Office • (888) 450-5444 Toll-Free Reservations
Special Room Rates
for Green Valley
Sahuarita Friends
and Family
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chamber member accommodations
Active Listings....................................................... 1,005..............................................1,043
Houses Sold............................................................574.................................................. 620
Average Days on Market........................................142.................................................. 163
Average Selling Price........................................$160,274................................... $161,084
Best Western - Green Valley Inn
111 S. La Canada Dr.
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 625-2250
The Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of Realtors®
Comfort Inn
90 W. Esperanza Blvd.
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 399-3736, (800) 424-6423
FEBRUARY 2014 / MARCH 2014
Telephone Calls............................................................................................................1,017
Mailings of large packets...................................................................................................10
Mailings of small packets................................................................................................ 558
chamber member restaurants & caterers
19th Hole Bar & Grill (C)
111 S. La Canada Dr.
Green Valley 399-4653
Italian Food
16251 South Houghton Road
Corona, 762-5999
Arizona Family
Restaurant (C)
80 West Esperanza Blvd
Green Valley, 625-3680
Asian Sky Restaurant
15980 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd,
Ste.140, Sahuarita, 207-7041
555 N. La Canada
Green Valley 204-7477
Inn at San Ignacio
1861 W. Demetric Loop
Jerry Bob's
1325 West Duval Mine Road Safeway Plaza, Sahuarita 399-2500
Manuel's Restaurant (C)
121 West Duval Road
Green Valley 648-6068
La Placita Restaurant (C)
Green Valley Mall
Green Valley 625-2111
775 W. Via Rancho Sahuarita
Sahuarita 207-1349
La Roca Restaurant - Calle Elias 91
Nogales, Sonora 1-520-375-5750
China View
101 S. La Canada #19
Green Valley 648-3848
Coach’s Corner
19221 South Alpha Avenue
Sahuarita 625-9698
Empire Mountain
Cafe & Bakery (C)
277 W. Duval Rd.
Green Valley 625-2556
Holiday Inn Express - Green Valley
19200 S. I-19 W. Frontrage Rd.
(Exit 69)
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 625-0900, (800)465-4329
Los Agaves Restaurant
1451 S. La Canada Dr.
Green Valley 625-2336
Mac's Pub & Patio (C)
190 W. Continental Rd.#313
Green Valley 625-6062
MaMa's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue
15990 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd
#180, Sahuarita 207-1349
Old Chicago Deli (C)
175 South La Canada
Green Valley 393-0202
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 393-5700, (888) 450-5444
Amado Territory Inn
P.O. Box 81, Amado AZ 85645
(520) 398-8684, (888) 398-8684
De Anza RV Resort
2869 East Frontage Road
Amado AZ 85645
(520) 398-8628
Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
1069 Camino Caralampi, I-19, Exit 17
Rio Rico AZ 85648
(520) 281-1901, (800) 288-4746
Green Valley
RV Resort Park
19001 S. Richfield Avenue
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 625-3900, (800) 223-2969
[email protected]
Tubac Golf Resort
I-19, Exit 40, One Otero Rd.
Tubac AZ 85646
(520) 398-2211, (800) 848-7893
Mountain View RV Ranch
2843 E. Frontage Road
Amado AZ 85645
(520) 398-9401
Quail Creek
Country Club,
The Grill (C)
1452 North Quail View Loop
Green Valley, 648-0332
The Olives Bistro
519 W. Whitehouse Canyon Rd
#100, Green Valley, 393-3431
Ragazzi LLC
101 S. La Canada Dr.
Green Valley, 399-2040
Catering (C)
Sahuarita, 622-8353
1295 W. Duval Mine Rd.
Sahuarita 625-4699
665 S. Park Centre Ave.
Green Valley, 648-7870
Canoa Ranch Resort
5775 S. Camino Del Sol
Green Valley AZ 85614
(520) 382-0450, (877) 999-3223
Triple Play
1570 West Duval Mine Rd.
Sahuarita, 625-7888
Tubac Jack's
Restaurant & Saloon
7 Plaza Rd.
Tubac, (520) 398-3161
Texas Roadhouse
968 W. Irvington
Tucson 889-3864
Twist & Shout
(Greg & Amy’s) (C)
720 W. Calle Arroyo Sur, #100
Green Valley, 625-3044
The Grill on the Green,
Canoa Ranch Golf Course
5800 South Camino del Sol
Green Valley, 393-1933
Two Girls
1570 West Duval Mine Road
Sahuarita, 625-7499
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