Dave Perry

The Greater Oro Valley Chamber calendar thickens as the weather “cools”—we hope—in September. Our events are public, and we invite anyone interested to participate, to learn, and to connect with information, ideas … and one another.

My Handyman of North Tucson has set up shop in Oro Valley’s San Jose Plaza, behind Chamber members Giovanni’s Gelato Café and Cuban Blaze Restaurant. Owner Roy Stewart reports a good start for the business, which comes to your home to make repairs and improvements. We’re cutting a ribbon with Roy, his staff and the mayor at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10132 N. Oracle Road, Ste. 160.

September’s second network development mixer is Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Red Lion Inn and Suites North Tucson Foothills, 7411 North Oracle, just north of Ina and right next door to the Chamber office on Oracle’s west side in Oro Valley. Several years ago, new owners of the Red Lion invested big dollars for great improvements at the property. Come check it out; 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, $5 and $10.

From there, our attention turns fully to the 2017 Oro Valley State of the Town luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 5, The Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort. Mayor Hiremath offers up his eighth assessment of the community’s well-being. We’ve invited Dr. Eric Walk, chief medical officer at Oro Valley’s powerhouse employer Roche Tissue Diagnostics / Ventana Medical Systems Inc., to speak, and singers from Ironwood Ridge to perform Our National Anthem. We’ll also present Oro Valley’s largest business expo, with more than 50 vendors, opening at 10 a.m. in the adjoining Hilton ballroom.

It’s the largest gathering of its kind in Oro Valley each year. Please do join us; it’s $65 a ticket, with citrus-glazed salmon on the menu. Here’s a link to buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-oro-valley-state-of-the-town-address-luncheon-business-expo-tickets-37105679085

It’s our privilege to serve this wonderful community.

Dave Perry is the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.

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