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Business Buzz luncheon

Join chamber members and business owners at the Aug. 20 business buzz luncheon and learn about re-making northern Gila County’s Rim Country communities into desirable destination locations.

The Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation and the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce present “Extreme Makeover in Rim Country: Creating a Sense of Place” at the Best Western Payson Inn, 801 N. Beeline Highway on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The talk is $10 for chamber and NGCEDC members and $12 for all others. Lunch provided by Gerardo’s Italian Bistro.

Speakers include:

Daniel Cleland, RLA, ASLA, The Cleland Group LLC — Payson Event Center

The Cleland Group LLC specializes in the development of themed and special event facilities and custom created environments throughout the Southwest. The group is comprised of landscape architects, planners and creative strategists that design and develop environments custom fitted to clients’ needs through total client immersion into participatory design process.

Angela D. Dye, FASLA, LEED AP, principal/president ASLA, A Dye Design — Main Street vision, Payson townwide landscaping and signage master plan

Founded in 1998, A Dye Design’s community-defining projects include downtown redevelopment, transit centers, campus design, streetscapes, plazas, neighborhood traffic calming, parks, urban living, living/green rooftop gardens and public open space. They also develop public involvement programs, workshops that encourage citizens to participate in defining their communities.

William D.H. Francis, ASLA, Pinnacle Design, Inc. — Sawmill Crossing

Pinnacle Design provides interior architecture and landscape architecture services. They pride themselves on being personally involved in their firm’s design process by combining responsiveness, reliability, and thoroughness with competent and creative design skills.

Registration for this Business Buzz luncheon is required before Aug. 19. Call the chamber of commerce to register at (928) 474-4515.


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