VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 36   | SEPTEMBER 5 – 11, 2012


Cave Creek to become the leading Arizona destination of choice

Western events, business, shopping, culture, arts, dining, entertainment and desert living
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CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association (CCMEA or the association), formerly The Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce, is a new organization recently established to provide leadership and support to the merchants, residents, non-profit organizations and educational entities within the Town of Cave Creek.

Their core group of leaders has been serving Cave Creek and the desert foothills area for more than 12 years, bringing excitement, energy, traffic and events to the businesses and organizations in our community. The new team is providing a fresh perspective, excitement and enthusiasm that is vitally important to the success of the organization. It is comprised 100 percent of volunteers who are investing hundreds of hours annually to benefit Cave Creek.

The success of this group will greatly enrich the Cave Creek experience for everyone. To that end, all businesses and residents are wanted as members of this association. Opening opp-ortunities for membership to residents is a perfect example of the totally new approach of the association – an idea brought to life by CCMEA President Johnny Ringo. Volunteer resident members will enhance the effectiveness of the association in countless new ways.

In order to drive more customers to the businesses within Cave Creek, they are focused on two tracks: events and marketing. Business Members will receive the benefits of outstanding local event development and management as well as local, regional and national advertising and public relations.

They are determined to drive their revised mission on your behalf with fervor, strong community relationships and continuity.

Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia: “Cave Creek merchants are unique because they combine a hard work ethic with a commitment to the well being of the community. This rare combination of personal dedication to one’s business and a willingness to make the town better and attractive to locals and visitors is what makes our town and the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association so special.”

The association is working closely with other business leaders to build a strong foundation together and to enhance long-term opportunities for your business or organization in our unique and distinctive town. “We look forward to future collaboration and partnerships with the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association as we work together in the promotion of events and programs that will invite the foot traffic that will assist our business community in its continued success,” said Patty Villeneuve – director, Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce.

CCMEA will continue the development, marketing, management and implementation of Cave Creek’s signature events as well as lend support for other existing events that successfully draw visitors to the business core. Many events benefit local charities.

“We look forward to working with the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association and will be providing a CCMEA News and Events feature in every issue in order to benefit our local merchants and residents,” Sonoran News Publisher Don Sorchych offered. The CCMEA News and Events feature appears below.

We invite you to make a commitment to your hometown merchants and events association now by joining today! They need everyone’s support - the more support, the more they can do.

Applications are available at the Visitor Center at Frontier Town, Sonoran News and here. The CCMEA website is under development and will be announced on Sonoran News’ Facebook and Twitter pages as well as in the weekly news issue.

Please see the Letter to the Editor from the CCMEA Board and Committee Members

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