Business Briefs




June Chamber Mixer

Candyce, Payson’s national recording star, will sing at the June 17 Chamber Mixer, and have signed CDs available for purchase.

This combined mixer, from 5:50 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be a real start to the summer.

A networking opportunity under the cool early evening sky at National Bank’s Main Street location, combined with great snacks from Macky’s Grill.

Come meet other business people and enjoy a beverage while discussing the latest Rim Country happenings.

In addition to normal door prizes, the owners of Macky’s, Scoops, Sawmill Theatres and Paper and Metal Scrappers have joined together to offer a “Date Nite Special” with all proceeds benefiting Payson Little League.

Brad and Derek will return with their 50/50 drawing antics and Macky’s will offer a 10 percent discount for dinner.

All in all, a great time and place to make business a pleasure, and help keep our kids off the street, said John Stanton, chamber manager.

Chamber discount card

The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is soliciting chamber member discounts for a chamber-produced discount card.

The card will accompany the Chamber Visitors Guide, relocation requests, visitor requests and local requests for its benefits.

Chamber Manager John Stanton said the chamber will produce and distribute 25,000 cards to visitors.

Chamber members interested in participating are asked to make a one year commitment for their discount. The card will be presented at time of purchase. Discounts will be listed on the Chamber Web site, on hard copy at the Chamber, and discounting members will be placed on a list given to visitors and locals.

This program will start in July, and continue until June 20, 2011.

There is no charge to members, except for their discount. One card will be given free to visitors and locals, the second one is $1, to finance printing.

To participate in the Chamber Discount Card program, contact Judy Smith at (928) 474-4515 or

Edward Jones rated No. 1 by SmartMoney magazine

Scott Flake, an Edward Jones financial adviser, is excited to share that SmartMoney magazine ranked Edward Jones No. 1 as a full-service brokerage firm in its June edition.

“We were awarded first-place rankings in three survey categories: customer satisfaction, brokerage statement and stock picking,” Flake said.

In addition to its own research, SmartMoney uses a customer satisfaction survey from J.D. Power and Associates, a trust survey from Forrester Research, a review of customer statements from Dalbar, a Web site review from Corporate Insights and stock-picking performance reviews from Zacks Investment Research to determine its rankings.

We have consistently been ranked highly in the SmartMoney survey, with a No. 1 ranking in 2005 and 2007 and a No. 2 ranking in 2008 and 2009, Flake said.

“We’re especially proud of our client satisfaction scores,” he said. “Our success hinges on our ability to provide personal service from convenient branch locations.

“The foundation of that personal service is face-to-face interaction so that we can understand your long-term financial needs and tailor investment solutions to help meet your needs.”

To learn more about this award, visit


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