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Details Released About the 2015 Vail Country Fair

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Details Released About the 2015 Vail Country Fair
The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce unveils plans for the 2015 Vail Country Fair.

VAIL, ARIZONA (NOVEMBER 2015) – The Vail and Rita Ranch area continues to flourish. New residents are moving to the Southeast side of Tucson, homes are being built, and businesses are opening their doors. It’s this spirit of growth that the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce plans to celebrate at the 2015 Vail Country Fair.  

The fair kicks off on November 21 at 9 a.m. at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Parking and admission are free. This year, businesses are connecting more with community members by offering family-friendly activities free of charge. Some of the most anticipated activities include:

  • Tire toss from Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire
  • Homemade Apple Pie Contest by Hudbay Minerals
  • A Jumping Castle sponsored by Rita Ranch Storage, Car & Dog Wash
  • A Gymnastics Obstacle Course sponsored by Springs Gymnastics
  • “Bucket or Chuck It” by Republic Services
  • Flu Shots by Walgreens
  • Corn Hole by Arroyo Gardens Independent & Assisted Living
  • Jump Rope Clinic and Contest by Tucson Medical Center
  • Obstacle Course by Rincon Valley Fire District
  • Food Drive by IMPACT of Southern Arizona
  • Hypnosis Show by Motivating Minds Hypnosis Center
  • Photo Booth by Foto Station Live
  • Pet adoption by Pima Animal Care Center

In addition to the sponsored activities, the fair will have the carnival games, cow-pie bingo, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more! There will also be plenty of food for attendees to choose from with booths by Big Woody’s, Valeria’s, Cold Stone Creamery, and Eegee’s. Adults can purchase beer during the fair from the Pima County Fairgrounds booth in front of Thurber Hall.

The title sponsors of this event are Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire and Hudbay Minerals. Both sponsors will be present to mingle with the community, along with over 150 other local businesses.

Visit VailCountryFair.com for all the latest details.

About the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce:
The mission of the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce is, “Connecting businesses and community to grow, serve, and enrich the greater Vail area.” The seven-year old organization fulfills this mission by hosting regular events highlighting businesses and community members in and around the greater Vail area. Each year, they award $6,000 in scholarships to students in the Vail School District and give back to several non-profits through fundraising efforts and donations.

To learn more, please visit www.GreaterVailChamber.com

Contact: Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Michelle Harrington
Phone: (520) 261-8245
Email: Michelle@GreaterVailChamber.com

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Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Takes a Stance on Pima County Bonds

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Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Takes a Stance on Pima County Bonds

The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce publicly supports five of the propositions on the November ballot.

VAIL, ARIZONA (SEPTEMBER 2015) – The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce board is taking a stance on the Pima County Bonds. This is the first time the Chamber has broken away from a neutral position on a political initiative. The public support of five of the propositions relating to the Pima County bonds is a landmark event for the Chamber.

In August 2015, the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce held a town hall for the public. At this informational event, the Chamber invited speakers to represent each of the propositions that could have a direct impact on the greater Vail area.

After the town hall, the board met to discuss the Pima County bonds. Using their mission statement as a lens, “Connecting businesses and community to grow serve and enrich the greater Vail area,” the board members examined the impact of each proposition on Vail, Rita Ranch, and Corona de Tucson.

It was decided by a majority vote that the board would support each of the following propositions.

  • Proposition 425: Road and Highway Improvements
  • Proposition 426: Economic Development, Libraries and Workforce Training
  • Proposition 427: Tourism Promotion
  • Proposition 428: Parks and Recreational Facilities
  • Proposition 429: Public Health, Welfare, Safety, Neighborhoods and Housing


The board chose to remain neutral on Proposition 430 and 431.

“As a Chamber, we want to have a seat at the table. We want to have an influence in Vail’s future. For this to happen, we firmly believe that we must stand up for what we believe in and take a stance on the issues that directly impact our area,” said Brad Anderson, President of the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce.

Anderson went on to say, “The Chamber views Proposition 425 through 429 as a strategic investment in the positive development of Vail’s future.” The support is for each proposition as a whole and not as a sum of its parts.

About the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce:

The mission of the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce is, “Connecting businesses and community to grow, serve, and enrich the greater Vail area.” The seven-year old organization fulfills this mission by hosting regular events highlighting businesses and community members in and around the greater Vail area. Each year, they award $6,000 in scholarships to students in the Vail School District and give back to several non-profits through fundraising efforts and donations.

To learn more, please visit www.GreaterVailChamber.com

Contact: Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Michelle Harrington Phone: (520) 261-8245 Email: Michelle@GreaterVailChamber.com

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Town Hall to Discuss How Bond Could Affect Vail, Arizona

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Town Hall to Discuss How Bond Could Affect Vail, Arizona

The Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a town hall to educate the public on how the bond could impact Vail’s future.

VAIL, ARIZONA (AUGUST 2015) – One of the biggest items on the upcoming November 2015 election is the Pima County bond. People across Pima County are buzzing about how the outcome will affect our area. There is a heavy focus on what will happen to the branch library, YMCA, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, and several other projects in the area if the bond passes or fails. To answer these questions, the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce has organized a town hall on August 31, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Empire High School located at 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way.

The goal of this event is purely to help educate voters prior to casting their ballot. This will not be a debate. Rather, it will be an opportunity for people who live in, work in, or are interested in the future of the greater Vail area to learn more about the specific bond measures impacting this region. Confirmed presenters include:

  • The Where’s What’s and Why’s of the Bonds: Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry
  • Proposition 425: UA Tech Park, Ben J. Tuchi, PhD, Treasurer of the Campus Research Corporation
  • Proposition 425: Sonoran Corridor and Roads, Pima County Manager Chuck Huckelberry
  • Proposition 426: Southeast Branch Library, Pima County Director Melinda Cervantes’ Office
  • Proposition 427: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Mike Holmes, Pima County Economic Development & Tourism
  • Proposition 427: Pima County Fairgrounds, Executive Director Jon Baker
  • Proposition 428: YMCA at UA Tech Park, YMCA CEO and President, Dane Woll
  • Proposition 429: Vail Sheriff Substation, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos


Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll will also be in attendance.

Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce President, Brad Anderson, will lead the town hall. “Our goal as a Chamber is to bring community and businesses together to enrich the greater Vail area. This town hall will facilitate that goal by informing the public what will happen to our community should the bond pass or fail,” said Anderson.

Each speaker will receive five minutes to communicate the community impact that will be realized should the bond pass. After the presenters speak, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

For details about the event, please contact Executive Director at the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Harrington at (520) 261-VAIL (8245)

About the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce:

The mission of the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce is, “Connecting businesses and community to grow, serve, and enrich the greater Vail area.” The seven-year old organization fulfills this mission by hosting regular events highlighting businesses and community members in and around the greater Vail area. Each year, they award $6,000 in scholarships to students in the Vail School District and give back to several non-profits through fundraising efforts and donations.

To learn more, please visit www.GreaterVailChamber.com

Contact: Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Michelle Harrington Phone: (520) 261-8245 Email: Michelle@GreaterVailChamber.com

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