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AUGUST 2014 E-BULLETIN
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2014 VHRA Media Reception
Thursday, October 16
Arizona Biltmore Resort
One of VHRA's most popular events will once again take place at the Arizona Biltmore in October. The annual Media Reception offers the opportunity to network with the Valley's top local media contacts, meet local elected officials, enjoy time with your peers and sample the Valley's best hotel and resort cuisine. This is a highly anticipated event with limited availability so contact Alena Hicks to inquire about sponsorship.
VHRA NEWS
Congressman Paul Gosar Roundtable
Special thanks to Congressman Paul Gosar for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet with the VHRA and AzLTA Board of Directors during his August recess. We applaud Rep. Gosar for his co-sponsorships of Brand USA and the JOLT Act, which are both critical pieces of federal legislation that positively impact our industry.

Don't Forget to Budget for VHRA 2015 Dues
VHRA dues notices will begin hitting mailboxes in November. Don't forget to fit dues into your budgets for the upcoming year. In addition, please consider the many marketing opportunities and events that VHRA has to offer. The more you participate, the more you can maximize your membership value. For questions, please contact Wendy Johnson.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Economic Outlook 2015
Friday, September 5
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Be sure to attend another great event focused on forecasting our industry's economic state in the coming year. The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is hosting this critical event offering insights from local, national and global perspectives. Speakers to include: Jim Huntzinger, BOK Financial, Dr. Quincy Krosby, Prudential Annuities, and Elliott Pollack, Elliott D. Pollack & Company. For more information and to register, click here.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Since 1988, Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management strives to be the most highly educated, professional, passionate and reputable landscape management firm in Arizona. Their commitment to empowering employees and creating a stellar team has developed an environment of success in their target markets of landscape management, tree management, water management, and landscape development. Their newest addition to the team is Mandy Reed. She brings over 14 years' of combined business development experience in the residential and commercial real estate markets and the construction industry. Mandy's ability to build strong relationships with clients based on integrity and results has allowed her to accomplish many achievements during her professional career. As the primary member for Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association and Valley Hotel & Resort Association (VHRA), Mandy will be building relationships.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Allied Members
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild
Rob Fullmer, Executive Director
Phone: (602) 228-3169
Email: rob@craftbeeraz.com
Website: www.craftbeeraz.com

brettapproved
Brett Heising, Owner/CEO
Email: brett@brettapproved.com
Website: www.brettapproved.com

Certapro Painters
Brianna Parette
Regional Sales Director
Phone: (480) 962-8180
Email: bparette@certapro.com
Website: www.certapro.com

Silvercar
Jon Judd, Owner
Phone: (602) 346-9080
Email: jon.judd@silvercar.com
Website: www.silvercar.com

Allied Members (Continued)
Truly Nolen
Mike Tanner, District Manager
Phone: (480) 649-1724
Email: mike.tanner@trulymail.net
Website: www.trulynolen.com

Weaver Manufacturing
Gwen Pinkston, Business
Development Leader - Western
Phone: (480) 882-8030
Email:
gpinkston@weavermanufacturing.com
Website:
www.weavermanufacturing.com

Wells Fargo Insurance
Chad Schubert
Senior Sales Executive
Phone: (602) 528-3059
Email:
chad.schubert@wellsfargo.com
Website: wfis.wellsfargo.com


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