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Mission Statement

"To represent our membership by advocating a healthy economic climate through the effective use of our unique regional resources to enhance the quality of life in the greater Yuma area."

Annual Chamber Awards

Excellence
There is no single distinction for defining a community's heroes or it's inspired leaders. Simply, they are people who have the ability to translate intentions into reality and to sustain it. Fortunately, in the greater Yuma area, the list of inspiring leaders is long. Here, the chamber acknowledges a few who have recently been recognized and awarded for excellence.

The Athena Award
The Athena Award acknowledges individuals who have attained and personified the highest level of excellence in her/his business or profession, devoted meaningful time and energy to the community, and generously assisted women in attaining their full potential. The award is cosponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and National Bank of Arizona.

Small Business-Person Of The Year
Small Business-Person of the Year honors local business-persons operating successfully in the Yuma area market and contributing to high standards of excellence and community participation.

Chamber Member Of The Year
Chamber Member of the Year is a tribute to business-members who go all out giving their time, energy and donations to support the community. The award is sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.

Committees

Ambassadors
The ambassadors extend the hand of friendship that bridges the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and its members with the business and professional community at large.

Legislative Affairs
Monitors and researches all levels of government and legislative activity affecting business and industry, and proposes actions to the Chamber Board of Directors.

Military Affairs
Through events and recognition activities, this committee works to maintain and improve the good relationship with Yuma’s military bases and the community.

Transportation
Monitors, researches and coordinates action on behalf of business regarding all forms of transportation activity in Yuma County, including air, rail, highway and water.

Education
The Education Committee focuses on two programs: Summer Works in Yuma and the S. June Pallack Award.  

The Mission of Summer Works in Yuma is a movement to provide Yuma County teachers with supplemental income during the summer recess period by offering temporary / seasonal jobs in other work places. The program will act as an attraction and retention tool for our school districts that struggle to keep many of their valued employees due to financial constraints. 

The S. June Pallack Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, came about through the cooperation and collaboration of the volunteers of the Education Awards Committee of the Chamber. We began the conversation thinking of honoring classrooms. Then we talked about honoring over a dozen different categories of individuals that work behind the scenes to improve the lives of our school children every day. Awards will be presented at Good Morning Yuma in May. 

 Chamber Staff

John Courtis
John Courtis
Executive Director
Email: john@yumachamber.org

Head shot Sheryl Hehe
Sheryl Hehe
Member Services
Email: sheryl@yumachamber.org
 

Chamber Board Of Directors

Matt Molenar
Chairman
Matt Molenar 
MGM Design
Art Morales
Chair Elect/Treasurer
Art Morales
Wells Fargo
Adrian Elder
Past Chairman
Adrian Elder 
Yuma Investment Group

Secretary
Anna Chaulk 
APS
Anna Chaulk
Travis-Smith
Travis Smith
Caballeros de Yuma
Dr-Michael-Sabath
Dr. Michael Sabath
NAU
Howard Blitz
Howard Blitz
The Freedom Library
Kathy-Ahuactzin
Kathy Ahuactzin
24 Karat
Lisa ReillyLisa Reilly  
The Yuma Sun
 
 Dr. Trenschel
Dr. Robert Trenschel
YRMC
 
Jeff Byrd
 
Jeff Byrd    
1st Bank
 




 

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May 11, 2017

Good Morning Yuma

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Pivot Point Conference Center

200 S. Madison Ave.  Yuma, AZ 85364

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