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December 12, 2017
City of Scottsdale
NEWS RELEASE
Dec. 12, 2017
Contact: Christian Green, economic development manager, Office: 480-312-2612
 
Downtown Spotlight video series launches, featuring five downtown Scottsdale businesses
 
Scottsdale Economic Development in partnership with the Scottsdale Area Chamber of commerce unveils new video series that celebrates and promotes downtown small businesses in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Dec. 12, 2017)The program details were unveiled at the quarterly Downtown Small Business Gathering event held Oct. 18, 2017 at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in downtown Scottsdale. The video series was created to bring more value and awareness of local small businesses in the community in 90 second video promotions. More than 40 applications were received and five were selected, including Sip Coffee and Beer House, Heaven Art Gallery, The Rusty Spur Saloon, JoyRides AZ, and LevRose Commercial Real Estate.

“We are thrilled with the feedback and interest from the business community and look forward to producing more videos that highlight the quality of businesses located in downtown Scottsdale,” said Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Mark Hiegel.
The videos will be made available online over the next several weeks on social media outlets including the Economic Development Department’s YouTube Channel, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce website, Scottsdale Video Network, Channel 11.

        ·         View the first two videos: Sip Coffee and Beer House and Heaven Art Gallery
Each business selected will have the ability to promote through their various media channels. Interested businesses still have an opportunity to complete the online application and the selection team will determine which businesses are selected for the next round, for consideration for future videos, depending on available funding.
 
The next Downtown Small Business Gathering event will be Jan. 17, 2018, at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West from 7:30 -10 a.m. This session will focus on why social media is critical to business, featuring an exciting panel discussion with area marketing experts and followed by an interactive training session so you can learn how to immediately begin harnessing the power of social media for your own business. This series of workshops is aimed at bringing together stakeholders in Scottsdale and highlighting initiatives and programs supporting the growth of small and entrepreneurial businesses.

Registration for the Jan. 17 event can be found by visiting ScottsdaleChamber.com and clicking on events.

About the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to serving Scottsdale, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education. Our Vision is simple and direct: To build a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership.
 
About the City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.
 
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Media Contacts:
Christian Green
Economic Development Manager
City of Scottsdale
cgreen@scottsdaleaz.gov
(602) 363-2306

Cheri’ Valentino
Vice President
Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
cvalentino@scottsdalechamber.com
(480) 355-2708