Businesses and consumers are fortunate to have a wonderful and active Chamber of Commerce servicing Greater Oro Valley. Their mission statement is as follows:
“To promote a business environment within Greater Oro Valley and its surroundings, enhancing economic vitality and improving the quality of life for all.”
Wow! What is better than that?? It is not lip service, either. I was thrilled to learn that President Dave Perry attends all the Town meetings (including the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings) and definitely has his finger squarely on the pulse of what is underway in the Town. Sharing the information he receives with the Chamber members ensures that businesses are kept apprised of new projects that may affect them, and the Town as a whole. In addition, he has lunch with Mayor Hiremath every month to confer about issues important to local businesses.
Dave is joined by Alex Demeroutis (Events Director) and Carl Pearson (Membership Director), both of whom share President Perry’s enthusiasm and genuine passion for ensuring that the dynamic Town of Oro Valley continues to prosper and grow. All three are accessible and always willing to assist Members.
As a Chamber member myself, I would encourage other local businesses to attend a New Member Orientation (or Chamber 101 as it nicknamed) to see what the Chamber offers. You don’t have to be a current Member to check it out, and if you are serious about growing your business in Oro Valley, I personally feel that you would be doing yourself a disservice to not give it a whirl.The Greater Oro Valley Chamber offers a host of benefits including all sorts of monthly networking events, advertising and promotional opportunities, and much more. You will find a really great camaraderie amongst the Members, and a very positive environment. I leave the events with new business connections, great ideas, and new information about what is happening in the Town. Even better- renewed enthusiasm about what I am doing to grow my own businesses while in my own small way contributing good things to community I love!
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is located at 7435 N.Oracle Road, Suite 107.
They can be reached by phone at (520) 297-2191.