Posted by Lisa DeLeo


Thank you to Speaker Sheri Heiney, President of Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Sheri for your presentation and the impressive updates about our Prescott Business Community.   

Quoted from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce website: "As President of the Chamber of Commerce, Sheri provides leadership, training and action to help businesses prosper, increase employment opportunities, and encourage economic development and tourism for the benefit of the Prescott area.  She oversees 1000 + member Chamber, and the official Tourism Visitor’s Center attracting over 30,000 + visitors annually as well as over 30 events per year including the Courthouse Lighting Event, Annual Christmas Parade, host of Talk of the Town Radio Show on KQNA the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month! "

Highlights from the presentation included:  The way the Chamber focuses on regional collaboration when attracting new businesses to the area, and the expertise that the Chamber brings to growing membership. The Prescott Chamber serves a variety of business sectors from small business operations to many of the area’s largest employers.  The Prescott chamber average over 100 new members a year.  Over 10 members have been in business over 50 years.  On average, 100 people walk through the front door a day.  They are open 7 days a week.  The receive over 16,000 phone calls a year.  Members receive a monthly report.  They provide networking opportunities.  The Prescott Chamber had a campaign during COVID called 'Save our Bars' and they raised over $32,000 of which they gave out grants.  They receive dover $827,000 in grants this year.  Prescott received over 2,000,000 visitors from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Quoted from "Prescott Woman"  article by Tara Fort  "Heiney says, “I enjoy the opportunity to help local businesses and our community every day, and what better place to do so than from our historic downtown office on Goodwin Street, across from the Courthouse Plaza.”  Heiney says, “Although I enjoy everything about Prescott, the downtown is the heart of the community. My favorite part of the historic location is the Courthouse that sits proudly in the middle of the Square, surrounded by trees and the park setting for all to enjoy. My family has already created many fond family memories since we moved here.”

With over 1,000 Chamber members, the Prescott Chamber ranks in the top sector as #9 in the state.  She adds, “The Chamber is a significant asset to the community by providing leadership and events, maintaining its interest in helping businesses succeed and offering a wide range of programs and events for all ages and generations to enjoy and appreciate.”  To maintain its presence and operations during COVID, Heiney cites the collaboration with other Chambers and says,  “We partnered with other Chambers and stakeholders to collect data from our business community to assist the political decision-makers in creating the stimulus programs for businesses.  We also partnered with the City of Prescott and the Yavapai Health Department to host and participate in virtual seminars and webinars, which we continue to host.”  With many strategic area goals and projected influences over the next three years, Heiney is optimistic about the mission of the Prescott Chamber and says:,  “By offering value and engagement opportunities for members, we will be able to continue establishing a leadership role in economic and tourist development while remaining our presence as a visible community resource for everyone living and doing business in the area.”

Fun Facts about Sheri from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce website:

She is married to John Heiney, with 4 grown Children
She has 3 Granddaughters and 1 Grandson, a very spoiled Shih Tzu – Bella, a rescued Mini Donkey Melvin, and Mini Pony Jaspe
She Attended Muskegon Business College & Davenport University
She is an accredited Small Business Consultant- ASBC and holds a Real Estate & Insurance License.  She is also is a Master Gardener.

Roadside Cleanup Saturday, October 23rd 

Join Sunup Rotary and Interact for a 1 mile Roadside Clean up with the Interact club.  Park clean up afterward. 

Where: Meet at the Safeway parking lot 450 White Spar Road, Prescott 86303

When: Saturday 10/23 at 9am 

Bring: Wear your yellow Rotary shirt

Call Doug Ficke for more information : 406-750-9390


World Polio Day is October 24

Save the date! World Polio Day is Oct. 24 -- and District 5495 is joining with District 3272 in Pakistan to host a very special virtual program 8 a.m. Saturday Oct. 23. The program will provide an update on Rotary's polio efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan and will feature speakers involved in polio immunization in both countries. To register, visit



Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

Friday, February 11th, 2022

6PM - 9PM

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room. Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Digital files of donation forms have been emailed to you. Let us know if you missed it. 

Sunup Rotary Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking community support for sponsorships, donated items and/or services. Raffle drawings, as well as live and silent auctions will be featured throughout the evening.

Proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to worthy, local area high school students, as well as directly enrich our youth in Yavapai County.

We rely largely on the generosity of our friends and businesses in our community.
We appreciate your support and belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for the children in our community.
With deepest gratitude,
Sunup Rotary Club
P.O. Box 2033
Prescott, AZ 86302
Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 




November is Rotary Foundation month and District 5495 will be hosting two great events to celebrate.

Saturday Nov 20:  Rotary Foundation Education Day, 9:00am to Noon

Join live via Zoom.  Watch for the link on the District website under the Rotary Foundation tab.  

All Rotarians are welcome to attend.  Encourage your fellow club members to learn more about our Rotary Foundation.Learn about Rotary Foundation Programs and Grants.  Get the latest updates on PolioPlus around the world.  Gain ideas on how to increase Rotary Foundation giving in your club.  And much more!

Sunday Nov 21:  Rotary Foundation Celebration Luncheon, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Arizona Broadway Theater,  7701 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382
Lunch with great Rotary fellowship.
Inspirational updates on Rotary Foundation projects - See how your donations are being used to do good in the world and in our own back yard.
Fun and lively entertainment. Recognition for significant donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Register Today   $45/person - Note registration if limited due to space so register soon.
For more information or questions, please contact Charlie Tegarden.
I hope to see everyone there.
Charlie Tegarden, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Rotary District 5495
Holiday Party | Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce -  Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mark  your Calendars!

Join us for our Sunupian Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 8th 5-8pm

Hassayampa Inn's Marina Room 

Delicious Dinner and Refreshments $50 per person. 

 RSVP to Donna Jacobs: 


Looking ahead:

Cruise In for Vets will take place May 14th. Prescott Mall near Texas Roadhouse 3310 Gateway Blvd, Prescott, AZ 86303
Did you miss the Career and Technical Education Center tour?  Stay tuned for another date coming soon.