By [Concerned Sedona Resident]
(March 30, 2015)
This is the first in a series of five parts examining the marketing of Sedona to the world and City of Sedona funding for various operations of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce. This first part looks at the history and background of how that relationship began and the growing amounts of public tax money flowing to the Chamber.
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is a 501(c) (6) non-profit organization made up of four major divisions: the Chamber of Commerce; the Tourism Bureau; the Film Office; and the Events Division. For purposes of this article, it will simply be referred to as the Chamber since all divisions are part of the same organization with one board and one CEO governing it. While efforts are often made by the Chamber to suggest the Tourism Bureau is somehow separate from the rest of the organization, it is not. Even as this is written, the Chamber board and CEO are working to remake fee structures which will further blur distinctions between and among the four Chamber divisions. Read More→