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The Oro Valley Business Club provides a forum for building relationships
and connections to support and enrich Oro Valley, Tucson, Marana, and surrounding community.

Upcoming Program:

What’s the Latest in Oro Valley’s Economic Future?

       On Wednesday, April 1st, our guest speaker is J.J. Johnston, the Director of Community and Economic Development for the town of Oro Valley. J.J. will give us an up to date report on plans for bringing new primary employers into the area. Included in this will be details on the coming development of the Oro Valley Market Place. Learn how this future growth will help you and other businesses in the Tucson area.

JJ Johnston

J.J. Johnston, CEcD, FM, IOM
Director of Community and Economic Development
Town of Oro Valley, Arizona/USA

J.J. began working as the Director of Community and Economic Development in May/2018 and serves on the Town of Oro Valleys Executive Leadership Team. Prior to joining the town’s professional team, JJ served as the CEO/Managing Member of an international business location and economic development consulting organization. JJ relocated the company from San Antonio, Texas to Oro Valley in 2017.

During a forty year career span, JJ served as the President/CEO of six regional Economic Development Organizations & Chambers of Commerce located in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. He helped facilitate the retention, expansion and attraction of dozens of primary employers into client communities. Those companies have created thousands of new job opportunities and have generated billions of dollars of new capital investment.

JJ lives in Oro Valley, Arizona with his spouse Beverly. He enjoys playing with the Oro Valley Jazz Band, the Tucson Concert Band, and is an active musician in the Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church. He also loves to snow ski in Colorado. They enjoy watching their four grandchildren have fun in music, tennis, soccer and volleyball.

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Featured Speaker:
J.J. Johnston, Director of Community and Economic Development
Town of Oro Valley, Arizona/USA

April 1st, 2020 – Oro Valley Country Club
11:00 am Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Program

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Previous Meetings

March 4th, 2020
Randy Brown, Owner of Soul Fitness

February 5th, 2020
Dave Perry, President and CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce

December 4, 2019
Lauren Von Osten, Children’s Clinics

November 6, 2019
Mindy Blake, Pima Association of Governments

October 2, 2019
Brenda Goldsmith, Executive Director of El Rio Health Center Foundation

September 4, 2019
Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier

August, 7th, 2019
How to Get Reviews and Protect Your Online Reputation
Martha Chinnock, Client Services Manager with i3 Media Solutions

June 5th, 2019
Providing A Hope and A Future For At-Risk Youth
Mary McGuire, Executive Director of Mentoring Tucson’s Kids

May 1st, 2019
“Conscious Capitalism”
Howard Steward, President & CEO, AGM Container Controls

April 3rd, 2019
Special Announcement “A Mom’s Story”
Cathy McCall, Organ Donation

March 6th, 2019
Rio Nuevo
Fletcher McCusker, Chair

February 6th, 2019
New OV Mayor Joe Winfield

January 2nd, 2019
Economic Impact of El Rio Health
Brenda Goldsmith, Executive Director El Rio Foundation



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