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The Tucson Fall Gem Shows event includes five gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including open-to-the-public shows. Browse shows at www.visittucson.org/gemshow/
Amber Lights Retirement Community
The numbers we should all be concerned about: 23% is the largest portion of our workforce in Pima County. This sector works in the service industry. Followed by Government sector at 19%.
A surprise announcement was made today at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center’s Phase I Milestone Celebration on Oct. 5.
In the lingering aftershock of the nation’s 2008 recession, the Town of Oro Valley continues to make bold and aggressive strides toward supporting a prosperous economic future for its current and future residents and businesses.
The Oro Valley Town Council expressed its faith in the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) and Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau (MTCVB) during the June 20 meeting, but the decision to approve funding for each organization didn’t come without some debate.
A lot of money without discussion
The public got a chance to express concerns over Oro Valley’s plan to annex 107 acres into Town limits during the April 18 public hearing.
The Town of Oro Valley was recognized for its fourth consecutive annual budget award from the Government Finance Officer’s Association for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
After an extensive nationwide search, the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has selected Brent DeRaad for the position of President & CEO, replacing long-time chief Jonathan Walker, who announced his retirement last September after 18 years with the bureau.
Tourism from Mexico "will come a little bit down" in 2010 with the passage and implementation of SB 1070, according to a Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau official.
Hiremath is a disciple of special interests
Letters to the editor published in the March 31, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Town of Oro Valley council voted 5-0 for the suspension of all community funding for 2010-'11 because of economic conditions.
The Explorer asked mayoral candidates these questions. Some answers were edited for length. The Oro Valley primary election concludes March 9.
A crowd of about 100 people showed up at the Hilton El Conquistador last Thursday night to get an earful from Oro Valley's town council and mayor hopefuls.
Special to The Explorer
The Oro Valley Town Council on Aug. 5 approved a change to an agreement for water delivery services with the owners of Stone Canyon in Rancho Vistoso.
Expect long lines; council to vote on community funding contracts
In fiscal 2010-11, Oro Valley should create an economic development enterprise fund "to ensure long-term economic stability for the community," a committee of the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce has suggested to the town council.
Business people in northern Pima County have experienced the pain of financial dependence. Now they’re enjoying the freedom of financial independence.
New leaders and board members for the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce took office last Thursday, when the chamber held its annual breakfast business meeting.
An educational seminar on ways to “maximize your marketing efforts” through the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau website is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park.
Greater Tucson’s travel and tourism sectors are “a bit sluggish” midway through 2008, according to Jonathan Walker, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau.