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Graham County Chamber of Commerce Member Deals

Graham County Chamber of Commerce Member DealsChamber members are now offering special deals just for you. To see the most current deals, click here.


Mt. Graham Sunset

Center for the Arts

The Railers
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

When brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson, raised right here in the Gila Valley, met lively Arizona native Cassandra in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, the foundation was laid for the adventure of a lifetime. All three classically trained students had plans of making the 2,600 mile journey to Music City to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until an impromptu concert in Phoenix that the trio realized there was an undeniable blend between their musical styles. “We had no idea that night would plant the seed of becoming a band”.

In January of 2002, the eldest brother Jonathan was the first to pack up his little truck and make the 28-hour drive to Nashville Tennessee. Cassandra followed suit 6 months later, with Jordan not far behind. For the next several years, they each paid bills by working various industry jobs, playing for several country artists including Sara Evans, Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan.

But it wasn't until May of 2008 when they met the easy going Indiana drummer, Tyler Oban, that the story was set in motion. After a couple years of fitting shows in between rigorous touring schedules and school, they reached a crucial fork in the road. On April 11, 2010 they all took a deep breath and a leap of faith, signing their names on a crumpled café napkin that said " September 11, 2010 or Bust."

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Arizona Workforce Connection's Graham County Career Fair

Friday, August 15, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm
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Location: EAC Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center
Located at Hwy 70 & College Ave in Thatcher, AZ

This career fair is for community job seekers and college students.

RSVP Required (Confirmation based on space availability)
There is NO cost to register

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Special Thanks to the Event Sponsor: EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE
Co-Sponsors Include:
DES Employment Services
DES Veterans Program
McMurray Communication

For additional information or questions, please contact
Kimberly Termain, Business Outreach: | (928) 432-6932

Graham One Stop-1910 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546 Phone (928) 432-6932


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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Dry Conditions Trigger Increased Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Arizona

Tucson, AZ --- Effective Thursday, June 5, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will increase campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona, consistent with Arizona State Forestry Division fire restrictions already in place statewide.

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Gila Valley Leaderships Josie Ramirez Memorial Scholarship


Gila Valley Leaderships Josie Ramirez Memorial Scholarship was presented to Stephanie Adams from Safford High School on May 15. The Josie Ramirez Memorial Scholarship was started 3 years ago. Stephanie will be studying Nursing at EAC, which was very dear to Josie Ramirez the first Gila Valley Leadership Graduate to pass away.


Magical Southeast Arizona: Exploring Spots often Overlooked

It turns out that in southern Arizona, good things come in small packages

By Josephine Matyas & Craig Jones

FOR ASTRONOMER CRAIG NANCE, an average workday might include a 90-minute drive to the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) atop the Pinaleno Mountains of southeast Arizona. “The skies above Mt. Graham are among the most clear and dark in North America,” explained the director of the telescope array on the 3,220-metre mountain. “You can see it from anywhere around here – it looks like a giant sugar cube."

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Hiking Club in the gila valley?

Interested in some Gila Valley Day Hikes? Click Here to see the 2014 calendar of hiking events. Click here to to see the list of hikes.

Pima - One of Arizona's Safest Cities

50 Safest Cities in ArizonaWe're happy to announce that Pima made the SafeWise 10 Safest Cities in Arizona list. Congratulations! SafeWise combined data from the most recent FBI Crime Reports with our own research to create a list of the safest communities in Arizona.


Best of Safford Award Winners

Congratulations to the ‘Best of Safford’ winners who received their awards on March 26 at the 9th Annual “Rise and Shine” Breakfast presented by the Safford Downtown Association.

Awards for Best...

Business Excellence: Gingerbread & Co.
Customer Service: Safford Builders / Ace Hardware
Friendliest Service: Trophies ‘N Tees
Business Newcomer 2013: Ginaveve’s Market Place
Remodel: Safford Dance Academy
Dish: Copper Steer - Smoked Prime Rib
Dessert: Cottage Bakery - Lemon Bars
Dining Experience: Casa Mañana
Breakfast: El Coronado
Coffee: A Step Back In Time

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NEW Red Light Therapy

Red Light therapy is a safe and natural process that encourages your body to naturally produce and boost enzymes, elastin fibers, and collagen. Infrared technology has been researched worldwide and been found to be effective at repairing damaged skin and producing younger, smoother, and firmer feeling skin, and it is now being offered at A Hand for Health Spa!

Book your appointment today by calling A Hand for Health Spa at (928) 428-1977.

The Link to Your Business Success!

Welcome to Graham County, where a tradition of quality lifestyle exists. We are located in southeastern Arizona, a convenient 30 miles from Interstate 10. The three incorporated communities of Safford, Thatcher, and Pima feature the best of small town USA atmosphere, where your neighbors feel like family. Nearby you'll also find the communities of Solomon, Clifton, Duncan, Willcox, and York. We are nestled in the Gila Valley, at the base of the majestic Graham Mountain to the south and the Gila Mountains to the north, whose beauty is rivaled only by the Superstition's at sunset.

Whatever type of business you have, Graham County Chamber has something to offer including increased exposure, promotion, networking, and business resources. Over 400 businesses have already taken advantage of the benefits of membership. Graham County Chamber works year round to promote business members, increase tourism to the county, and make Graham County a great place to be.

During the past year we have continued along our path to increase membership in our chamber while at the same time greatly enhancing the benefits we offer our members. For example, our website has undergone a complete transformation. It now provides those who visit it with pertinent information about Graham County. We have also included an enhanced membership directory and calendar. Member participation in various venues continues to flourish and participation at various events and member breakfasts are thriving.

Salsa TrailGraham County is the Home of Arizona's Salsa Trail. The Salsa Trail is all about terrific Mexican food and down-home friendliness. Sprinkled through the small Southern Arizona communities of Graham County are a dozen Mexican restaurants, a family owned tortilla factory and a lady who grows chilies who have all joined together to make up the Salsa Trail. In a world where change seems constant, the constant on the Salsa Trail is good food and consistency of service that spans decades.

Find out everything you want to know about visiting Graham County!

Aravaipa Canyon WildernessAravaipa Canyon Wilderness was featured in the Washington Post for 17 photos that make you appreciate America. Click here to see what they had to say!




Sunset Magazine Cover

Safford, Discovery Park, and Arizona's Salsa Trail are all featured in this year's Sunset Magazine Summer Trips edition!

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Birding Brochure Historic Walking Adventure Brochure
Salsa Trail Brochure

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