Biz Industry

When Mark Flores walks unannounced into a restaurant, owners and managers might feel a slight moment of panic. Is the kitchen clean? Is the food being cooked properly? Are the temperatures in the right range? Read more


Question: If you could go back in time and give yourself advice for starting your business, what would you say? Read more


When was the last time you were in a restaurant or a doctor’s waiting room when you didn’t see almost everyone’s eyes glued to their smartphone screen? Read more


Your Yuma County Chamber of Commerce is constantly striving to make sure our members get a high rate of return on their investment and we are delivering a high return to the organization. These can be in the form of cash receipts from new and returning members and events, or value driven through advocacy efforts, trainings, marketing and networking. As we continue to be a 3C Chamber, (to Champion small business, Convene civic leaders and policy makers to build a better community and Conv… Read more


All too often, the success of destination marketing is drilled down to the number of “heads in beds,” an adage which undermines the overall value that organizations like Visit Yuma provide. “Heads in beds” has been on the uptick in Yuma lately. With a occupancy rate growth of 4.9% in 2018, following a stellar year in 2017 with an increase of 7.9%, it’s no wonder four new hotel properties are being constructed or underway in their development in the Yuma area. Read more


Over the past year, many of us witnessed the devastation caused by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods and many other natural disasters. The images were taken during and immediately following the disaster capture the fear, confusion, and overwhelming sense of loss. Another common image during a crisis is that of emergency personnel and first responders fighting to save lives, property, or simply offering a comforting word or embrace. But what happens when emergency response servic… Read more


Last weekend, a former resident returned to Somerton after being away a few years and remarked about the changes he saw. “Somerton is really growing,” he said. “You’ve got a lot of new businesses here and some really great restaurants. It’s becoming the hip place to be!” Read more