Archive for the ‘Verde Business Blog’ Category

Water Restoration Certificates

Interesting in helping restore Verde River water flows? Here’s an opportunity, the go to http://www.b-e-f.org/project-portfolio/verde-river/ to learn about the Nature Conservancy project along the river. Then, you can purchase a water restoration certificate which will help fund the project. If you’re familiar with buying carbon offsets to offset the climate changing carbon you produce when you drive […]

Great Chili Cookoff – a Great Success

On Saturday, May 4, more than 1,000 chili enthusiasts flocked to the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Over 4 hours, they tasted 14 chilis created by local chefs. The goals was to determine the best chili in the area and to support the Rotary Club of Sedona’s community projects. There were […]

McLean Meditation Center Grand Opening

Is Our Water Budget Broken?

On April 11, 2013, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) publicly presented its findings from its Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model study. The presentation was sponsored by the Verde River Basin Partnership was held in Camp Verde. The event gave an unprecedented opportunity for our elected leaders, business community members, federal, state and local land […]

Oak Creek Watershed Receives Water Improvement Grants

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced today that a $253,326 grant has been awarded to the Oak Creek Watershed Council for construction of a restroom near Slide Rock, installing 20 pet waste stations and conducting recreation outreach in Oak Creek Canyon.  Oak Creek, one of the primary tributaries in the Verde River watershed, is […]

Join AOT for New Arizona Tourism University Webinars!

AOT is proud to present the Arizona Tourism University (ATU) webinar schedule for National Travel and Tourism Week, May 4-12. AOT will be presenting webinars each day May 6-10. From highlighting best practices to providing the latest in industry trends, these informative webinars are full of tactical information you can include into your community’s marketing […]

Water Conservation – It Matters, Here’s Why

 by Cindy Jennings Search the web and you’ll find myriad ways to conserve water in your home. Articles, blogs and downloads are long on how and short on why it matters. It seems obvious. It IS obvious even if you only read the headlines about drought, fires and regional water scarcity. But the questions often […]

Ecotourism on the Rise Worldwide

by Laura Carroll of Ethical Traveler Tourism is the world’s largest industry, and it grows larger every year. In 2012, for the first time in history, international tourist arrivals surpassed one billion. In 2011, international tourism receipts exceeded $1 trillion. Hand in hand with this extraordinary development of global tourism is an unprecedented level of […]

Water Saving Thoughts from Sedona

Looking for some simple ideas for improving your water conservation activities? Try these from the City of Sedona website: Landscaping / Irrigation: It is estimated that in many cases, more than half the water used is for landscaping. Much of this water is used to maintain high water-demanding landscapes or is applied inefficiently. The following […]

Fixing Our Future in Cottonwood & Sedona

                    Come to a special event in Cottonwood on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm at the Old Town Center for the Arts or in Sedona on Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at the Sedona Public Library where you can join neighbors and friends to […]