The Town of Oro Valley is kicking off its “Dine Oro Valley” campaign tonight, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at El Charro Café, 7725 N. Oracle Blvd.

The public in invited to stop by and learn more about the program, which is a spin-off of the town’s existing “Shop Oro Valley” campaign and business retention and expansion program. Each month, the town council will randomly select an Oro Valley restaurant, spend time meeting with the owner and employees, and then dine.

“The Dine Oro Valley campaign is an opportunity to learn more about the restaurants that provide a service to our residents and visitors and how the council can continue to support this industry,” said Mayor Satish Hiremath.

The councilmembers’ meals will be paid for by individual contributions and from some Oro Valley economic development funds that have been dedicated to the campaign.

“As a small business owner who invests daily in our economic recovery, it is good to see that a town like Oro Valley is taking real initiative to energize the consumers and community towards real financial progress,” said Raymon Flores, president of El Charro Café.

Future restaurant selections and event dates have not been decided. To represent Oro Valley’s wide range of options, selections will be randomly drawn from all sizes and types of eateries, from fine dining restaurants to those serving breakfast, lunch and frozen yogurt.

Participating businesses can offer specials during the events; however, the town has not recommended or requested that they do.

For more information, contact Amanda Jacobs, economic development manager for the town, at 229-4735 or

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