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Gap is Narrowing on Immigration Reform

Hamer - June 2011-fornewsletter
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

Various Arizona Chamber and business leaders have made numerous visits to Washington, D.C. over the years to push for reform of our nation’s badly broken immigration system. As a border state, we understand this issue well. For years, the business community in Arizona has been pressing Congress and the Administration for a secure border, workable… Read More →

Sporting events pump billions into Arizona economy

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by in Featured | Sports

If you build it, they will come. We did. And they have. Over the last decade, the Valley has added Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, built new spring training facilities, upgraded old ones and visiting sports fans have responded by pumping billions of dollars annually into the economy. And when the Super Bowl returns… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

Q&A Steve Moore, President & CEO of Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

Steve Moore, GPCVB, AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

Steve Moore President and CEO Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau What is the outlook of tourism in Arizona and the Valley as you see it? Tourism is a $17 billion industry here, and it is strong enough to have absorbed some body blows over the past couple of years. The recession hurt. The “AIG… Read More →

Bargains Driving U.S. Travelers, Expert Tells GPCVB Gathering

GPCVB 2011 Tourism Summit and Annual Meeting, Phoenix Hyatt
by in Economy | Travel

When it comes to business and leisure travel, brand names don’t matter as much anymore. Today, it’s all about the best deal. That was one of the messages delivered Tuesday by national travel trends expert Peter Yesawich, who spoke at the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau 2011 Tourism Summit and Annual Meeting at the… Read More →