Greater Flagstaff Chamber announces newest division–The Williams Business Alliance
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber is privileged to announce our newest division – the Williams Business Alliance (WBA), a collection of Williams, Arizona-based businesses who have joined forces with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber to continue to advance a strong local & regional economy. With the closing of the Williams Chamber of Commerce in August of 2016, Williams businesses felt a void in their ability to connect with other businesses, promote their products & services, and continue to advance a strong business climate.
As part of our mission to be a catalyst for economic prosperity in the Northern Arizona region, this partnership was a natural progression for services we were already providing to existing Williams-based members. Kris Williams, President of the Williams Arts Alliance stated, “We are enthusiastic about our new partnership with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. We anticipate that together we will get the word out about the growing, thriving arts community in Williams and the great opportunities to enjoy and participate in arts activities in our community.”
As the largest rural Chamber in the state of Arizona, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber has been representing businesses in Flagstaff and outlying areas for many years. This expansion was formalized in 2014, when the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the Flagstaff Chamber to the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce to provide clarity regarding our reach. So far, the WBA has grown from 10 to 30 members and is in growth mode. “When the Williams Chamber of Commerce closed last year, we were honored to respond to the needs of the Williams business community and thrilled to be in a position that allowed us to extend our member services to them as well. Boosting business success & economic vibrancy to the Northern Arizona region is part of our mission, and we’re happy to fulfill it,” said Julie Pastrick, President/CEO for the Greater Flagstaff Chamber.
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber looks forward to providing a high level of professional services to the great community of Williams while also continuing to serve Flagstaff businesses. Together, our mission grows stronger and every member counts.