Scottsdale Event Organizers Prepare for Smaller Crowds

By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal While Arizona’s tourism industry has already been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valley’s prime tourism and events season is right around the corner, leaving organizers with big decisions to make. In normal years, hundreds of thousands of visitors would flock to the Valley, particularly Scottsdale, from January …

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Resort Occupancy Eyed Closely in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Tourism is slowly inching back to Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, officials say, but that doesn’t end the resorts’ desperate needs for financial remedies today. COVID-19’s impact on tourism — such as when millions of people stayed home instead of going on their summer vacation — has so dramatically impacted …

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Challenges Facing Local Leadership ‘Heroes’ During a Pandemic

On August 28, Scottsdale REALTORS® 2020 President Sindy Ready, Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell, Experience Scottsdale CEO Rachel Sacco and Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Stanton spoke virtually to SAAR Leadership Academy graduates about “Leadership Heroes During a Pandemic”. Below are some highlights. Q: What unique challenges did COVID-19 present and how did …

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