The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to create a “world class education system” and a balanced state budget. But Glenn Hamer, the organization's president, said his members will fight any effort in the session that begins Monday to repeal some yet-to-be-implemented tax cuts approved several years ago.
As we celebrate the end of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber’s 20th Anniversary year, I want to begin by sending wishes of health, happiness and prosperity to all, both personally and professionally. I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year and to share some thoughts about how we are transforming our organization and impacting the community.
While learning to play an instrument fosters the arts, it also teaches children valuable lessons about hard work and the importance of practice. But children everywhere are losing access to basic music classes in school.
Like filing your income taxes with pen and paper? The state is going to make it more difficult for you to get the forms you need. And if you don't have a computer, then be prepared to spend some time on the road to get them.
It’s Black Friday shopping season, and here we go again! Retailers are playing their games so they can get your dollars. As it was last year, Black Friday is not just one day, it is a season and it started in early November this year. There will be plenty more deals to come, but how do you know if a deal is a deal?
Saying Tucson has been “uncooperative and evasive,” the American Civil Liberties Union wants a judge to immediately order it to turn over documents about use of a device by the police department that allows it to track cell phone users without their knowledge.
With “Thank You For Smoking,” “Juno,” and “Up in the Air,” few modern directors have done a more authentic job at capturing the age we live in better than Jason Reitman. It’s actually pretty surprising that it’s taken him this long to make a movie concerning digital media’s effect on culture. What’s even more shocking is the fact that some of these innovations are barely a decade old. On top of all that, it’s only been 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, which instigated the need for every man, woman, and child to have a cell phone. We might have gotten by fine without them for years, but now it’s impossible to imagine life without any mobile devices or social networking.
The way we light our world has fundamentally changed over the last decade in a way that has never happened in the history of man — our eyes are now exposed to as much light daily from electronics as from the sun. Smartphones, tablets, computer screens, LED TVs, and the federally-mandated CFL and LED light bulbs all emit high amounts of blue light which can cause serious issues for our eye care and our general health.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has hired Lauren Blanton as its marketing and events manager to lead its communications and marketing efforts and continue strengthening its engagement with the local business community.