About the Chamber

Green Valley | Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Information Center

From our Charter Chairman of the Board Betty Plank, July 1979, to our current 27th Chair, Kathleen Wishnick, April 2017, the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has grown with the community and been a major part of the economic development of our two communities. We are committed to the community, business and quality of life we enjoy in the Santa Cruz Valley.
In 1987  we were officially designated a State Tourist and Visitor Center and are a charter member of the Southern Arizona Tourism Council.
President & CEO

Joe Erceg

Chair

    Dr. Kathleen Wishnick,  Southwest Institute for Violence Free Learning

Vice Chair

   Larry Kempton, Homewatch CareGivers of Green Valley    

Treasurer

     Mike Bartoletti, Vista Eye Care

Secretary

     Kim Chimene, Northwest Medical Center

Directors at Large

       Tim Campbell, FICO

       Kim DeMarco, Sunstreet Mortgage

       Paul Loomans, La Posada

       Victor Gonzalez, Town of Sahuarita

       Randy Graf, Southwest Solutions

      Tom Murphy, United Community Health Center

      Peter Purves, Green Valley Cooling & Heating

Board of Directors meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 AM in the Chamber Conference Room (Nov. and Dec. the Board of Directors meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 AM in the Chamber Conference Room)

President & CEO

Joe Erceg  – e-mail: joe@greenvalleysahuarita.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Selects New President/CEO

Green Valley, Arizona 85622, March 31, 2017:  The Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce  & Visitor Center (GVSCC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of a new President/CEO, Joseph Michael Erceg.  Joe brings a strong Sales, Marketing and Business Development background to the position.

Joe has been a Tucson-area resident since 1981.  Following work as Gates Learjet Corporation’s avionics buyer, he pursued a nine-year advertising agency career including a partnership in Erceg, Sitton & Bratt Advertising, managing accounts including Pascua Yacqui Indian Bingo (now Casino Del Sol Resort), Sun Tran and Mid-Valley Athletic Club.  Joe became a Senior Account Manager for Journal Broadcast Group/Tucson Operations, where he earned the Diamond Award 1997-2007 and was the President’s Award winner seven times as Journal’s top-revenue producer in the U.S. among 39 radio stations.  He was the Director of Business Development & Community Affairs for Arrowhead Advertising where he coordinated community relations for the Jim Click Automotive Team and secured/managed new agency accounts including Sunrise Park Resort and eegee’s.  Joe recently served as Southern Arizona Director for the Arizona Small Business Association and has an excellent understanding of the needs and challenges that small business owners face on a daily basis.

Joe is a Flinn-Brown Fellow, a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and has served on a number of boards including the Grand Canyon State Games, Tucson Ronald McDonald House, Southern Arizona Sports Development Corporation, Tucson Media Fellowship, Tucson Fiesta Bowl Committee, Pima County Sports Authority, NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Advisory Board and the Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.  He is a member of Casas Church, the father of three amazing young adults, and arrives at GVSCC with a strong commitment to creating new dynamic partnerships that will generate positive, sustainable change.

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Mary Ann Simonds  –  e-mail:  maryann@greenvalleysahuarita.com

Mary Ann Simonds, the Chamber’s Bookkeeper/Office manager, joined our staff in 2014.  With an extensive background in both bookkeeping and office management, Mary Ann moved to the area in 1997  to join her family who have been long time residents.  Mary Ann is an important member of the Chamber team and  keeps the office running.

Communications

Cathy Chrismer-Graf  – e-mail: info@greenvalleysahuarita.com

Cathy Chrismer-Graf, the newest member of our team, is here to help with our communication needs.  A resident of Green Valley since 1984, she will  maintain our website, publish the weekly e-newletter and keep our members current to chamber and community activities.

 

 

The volunteers or Embajadores (Spanish for Ambassador) are an indispensable part of the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.  These hardworking men and women man the phones, answer questions and work the Chamber and Community events.  All have broad knowledge about the community and its surrounding area.  Many of our volunteers have been with us for years, a couple of them for over 15 years.  Please feel free to call or stop by and have a chat, you will be glad you did.