VVREO Sponsors

VVREO is grateful to our sponsors for their generosity and support of our programs and work. If you are interested in supporting the work of VVREO as a sponsor, please see the attached sponsor page or contact us at vvreo2009@gmail.com or 928-300-1640.

As Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, we’re proud of our heritage and past performance. But we recognize new technologies and growing customer expectations are leading to rapid changes at our company and in our industry. We generate safe, affordable and reliable electricity for more than 1.2 million retail and residential customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. By 2030 we expect to add 700,000 new customers. We plan to meet those customers’ needs through innovation and excellent service. There’s more to us than electricity…Our corporate vision is to create a sustainable energy future for Arizona. The use of innovative smart technologies, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are key components of our efforts to meet that vision. We make decisions with the goal of creating long-term corporate value and adhering to our Code of Ethics and Business Practices. We consider our societal, economic and environmental impact, now and for generations to come. Our long-term approach to sustainability… We view sustainability as a business practice, not an initiative or “green” program. We take a long-term strategic approach to our decisions and their economic, environmental and social implications. Sustainability is our business model and is ingrained in our corporate strategic framework. Investing in renewable energy… By 2025, we anticipate Arizona’s energy needs will be 50% higher than today. That’s why renewable energy is a critical component of our long-range resource plan. By the end of 2015, we expect renewable energy will supply about 10% of our retail customers’ electricity needs. We believe investing in renewable energy makes sense, providing environmental benefits and an economic boost for Arizona.

SRP is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States. We have been serving central Arizona since 1903, nearly 10 years before Arizona became the 48th state.Today the SRP power district is one of the nation’s largest public power utilities. We provide electricity to approximately 1 million retail customers in a 2,900-square-mile service area that spans three Arizona counties, including most of the metropolitan Phoenix area (known as the Valley). We are an integrated utility, providing generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as metering and billing services. SRP’s water business is one of the largest raw-water suppliers in Arizona. We deliver about 800,000 acre-feet of water annually to a 375-square-mile service area and manage a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.

Yavapai College offers 80+ certificate, degree, and transfer options to students in 60+ different programs of study. In addition to traditional curriculum, the college offers many learning options to fit the lifestyles/circumstances of its students. The college has main campuses in Prescott and Verde Valley (Clarkdale), specialized campuses in Chino Valley and Prescott Valley, and centers in Sedona and Camp Verde. The latest addition to the college is the 100,000 sq. ft. Career and Technical Education Center. Student success is our top priority. The mission of Yavapai College is to provide high quality, convenient, and cost effective learning opportunities for the diverse population of Yavapai County.

The city of Sedona continues to work to achieve its vision as “a community that nurtures connections between people, encourages healthy and active lifestyles, and supports a diverse and prosperous economy, with priority given to the protection of the environment.” The city government values economic diversification and supports a more robust economy where business owners and professional choose to live and do business in Sedona for the quality of life, focus on people, the arts, and environment. 

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau (SCC&TB) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization of businesses and professionals who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community.  The area’s economic well-being is related directly to the caliber of work that is done by the SCC&TB.  That is why the SCC&TB has a major impact on business, income and economic viability of the area. There are three primary functions of the SCC&TB: (1) it acts as spokesperson for the business and professional community; (2) it translates into action the group thinking of its partners; and (3) it renders specific services of a type that can be most effectively rendered by a community organization both to its partners and to the community as a whole. The SCC&TB has two primary divisions: (1) the Sedona Chamber of Commerce which provides services and programs in the community for the community and strives to enhance the economic health of our partner businesses; and (2) the Tourism Bureau which goes outside of the community to promote the Sedona area as a premier destination for visitors and is directly responsible for increasing visitor spending in the community. The SCC&TB mission is to serve the community by making Sedona the best place to live, work, play and visit.

Priority Technology Holdings was Founded in 2005 with a mission to build a merchant inspired payments platform that would advance the goals of its SMB and enterprise clients and distribution partners, Priority is a leading provider of merchant acquiring and commercial payment solutions. Our platform offers unique product and service capabilities to small and mid-sized businesses (“SMBs”), enterprises of varying age/stage and distribution partners (Retail ISO’s, Financial Institutions, Wholesale ISO’s and ISV’s) across the United States. Since 2013, Priority has grown from the 38th largest U.S. merchant acquirer to become the 13th largest as of the end of 2017. Priority is currently the 6th largest non-bank merchant acquirer in the United States. In 2017, the Company processed over 439 million transactions and over $34 billion in payment volume across a network of approximately 174,000 merchants. Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, Priority has approximately 520 employees and is led by an experienced team of payment technology executives. Inspired by Goals. Driven by Results.

Sefton Engineering Consultants is a 100% veteran owned company specializing in Civil Engineering, Land Planning & Development. In 2013 after serving 12 years as the Vice President and Senior Engineer at another firm, Luke established Sefton Engineering Consultants and has grown substantially in the last few years even to exceed the size of the last firm. The staff of Sefton Engineering Consultants has strong ties to local and surrounding communities and believe in contributing to its sustained growth and welfare through the practice and promotion of service, teamwork and stewardship. Our established and positive reputation with state and local governments along with our local experience and knowledge of development standards, zoning codes, and review processes; allow us to keep projects moving on schedule and within budget. We are known to be trusted advisors to our clients, and they appreciate this multidisciplinary, hands-on approach. We have overseen over 500 major engineering projects in the Verde Valley from small to large including the famed Mariposa restaurant in Sedona, tribal affordable housing, Inspiration Apartment complex and many residential projects. We have done charitable engineering for Habitat for Humanity and for the Camp Verde Rodeo Arena. We are here to meet the needs of our clients regardless of size or scope. Sefton Engineering Consultants is here to take “Your Ideas to Completion” and there will always be someone available to listen to your individual needs and concerns.

Cottonwood Economic Development Council

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Country Bank

Inspiration, LLC

Town of Camp Verde

Northern Arizona Healthcare

Alcora Marble, LLC

Momentum Catalysts

Oxendale Auto Group

Rainbow Acres

Town of Clarkdale

Chase Bank


In-Kind Support

Blazin’ M Ranch

Nick of Time Productions

Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Palo Alto

Clear Production Services, LLC

Small Business Development Center