In this session, participants will learn the economics of tourism and its importance to community growth along with the principles of customer service. Strategies specific to the community brand will be discussed to highlight community identity and goals.
Who should attend? Hospitality business leaders and frontline hospitality employees (hotel front desk agents, restaurant managers/servers, retail staff).
Cochise College's Digital Media Arts Club (DMAC) invites the public to the fourth annual DMAC comic convention on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cochise College Comic Con (C4!!) is a multi-genre entertainment convention featuring content from across the spectrum. Panelists and exhibitors will represent television shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, art, literature, anime and video games.
Special guests will include Paul St. Peter (the voice of Xemnas in the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise), Derek Stephen Prince (the voice of Vexen in Kingdom Hearts, Uryu Ishida in Bleach, etc.), Quinton Flynn (the voice Axel in Kingdom Hearts as well as characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic), authors Yvonne Navarro (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Aliens), Weston Ochse, and other writers. Also appearing will be Phoenix-area comedian Kid Ever, as well as the Society for Creative Anachronism, Amtgard, the Star Wars 501st, and Star Trek USS Coyote, AZ Powergirl, among others.
Tabletop role-playing games and live-action role-playing will also take place. A half a dozen college clubs will exhibit at the event. Guests will also be able to participate in costume contests and photo ops with writers, celebrities, and cosplayers.
Admission will be $12.00 each day or $20.00 for both days. Military discount is $10.00. Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds will be donated to CANTER. Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance through the event website at https://cochisedmac.com/c4-comic-con.
RSVP today to reserve your seat!
Youth Arts Festival set for Feb. 22
Area families are invited to attend a free, fun-filled day celebrating art during the Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College’s Sierra Vista campus, located at 901 Colombo Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In its sixth year, the Youth Arts Festival will feature a variety of live performances, engaging activities, and projects that will result in one-of-a-kind art pieces to take home. There will be activities in 2D art, 3D art, music, theater, dance, and literature for children of all ages. With the theme of Color Your World, this year’s event features new activities like tactile art, virtual reality painting, and more.
Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Making art can be a messy process, so participants are advised to dress accordingly. The event is hosted by the Cochise College Art Department in collaboration with the City of Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission.
“You never know what may spark a child’s imagination, and this festival gives kids a chance to try out many different art-based activities all in a single day,” says Virginia Thompson art instructor at Cochise College.
For more information, contact Virginia Thompson at email@example.com.
Did you know that 2 out of every 10 people over 55 will become victims of scams or financial exploitation?
And millennials are 93% more likely to fall victim to certain scams such as fake check scams, romance scams, and business scams than any other age group.
How can we keep our computers safe, our personal information safe, our businesses safe, and our loved ones safe from hackers, scams, and cyber crimes?
American Southwest Credit Union has created a Rage Against Scammers campaign. It is our 2020 mission to educate both young and old on the latest scams, cyber crimes, phishing schemes, safe on-line shopping practices, safe banking practices, safe email practices, and how to recognize financial exploitation of a loved one and what to do about it. Topics range from the latest scams, anti-spyware and other software protections, latest apps to help keep your information safe, identity theft protections, laws regarding consumer fraud protections, encryption software, conversation starters for loved ones who are victims of financial exploitation, best online shopping practices, best banking practices, and much more.
Free take-home resource packets provided at the end of the presentation.
Held the last Wednesday of each month, Networking@Noon is your chance to interact with fellow business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs and decision makers from all aspects of business within our local community. Each person will be given 30-seconds to present their business over lunch. So, practice up on your elevator pitch!
Seating is limited, please RSVP early on the Chamber's website.