by Renée Louzon-Benn, Executive Director, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce
Here we are, in a fresh, new year! In the past, the Chamber has held the Home, Health & Garden Show in January to highlight the great businesses, community and lifestyle we enjoy in Casa Grande. We still have great businesses, community and lifestyle but many traditions were changed in 2020 because of the pandemic. The Home Show will not be held this year.
While the Chamber and other nonprofit organizations have had to cancel or postpone large in-person events to maintain public health and safety, we have been able to connect with our businesses and community virtually and have safely held a few of our monthly in-person networking events by limiting the number of attendees and practicing social distancing.
We are restructuring some of our signature events for 2021 and are confident we will still be able to provide programs that bring businesses and the community together in a way that meets our goals and benefits Casa Grande as a whole.
We are hopeful and are planning for a 2021 (perhaps by summer) in which our community events, commerce, education and, well… lives, will be representative of a new normal which includes interacting and doing business in person.
Casa Grande has been and is open for business. The Chamber team has spent much of the virtual-business time to redesign and revise our website,
www.casagrandechamber.org. As the Arizona Office of Tourism official tourism-information center for Casa Grande, our target was to serve as the primary informational source for both business and the community.
Our new design brings the visitor a vibrant landing page and greatly increased ease of navigation throughout the site. The Chamber, our members, community resources and partners are showcased in a way that visually engages the public, industries, and businesses and individuals researching relocation to Casa Grande by highlighting the many businesses, attractions and activities that bring tourists and visitors back each year and keeps residents here, enjoying our city and the exceptional lifestyle we have in Casa Grande.
Let’s look at the upside of this new year! Be local and remember: Casa Grande — LOVE It!