Welcome to Flagstaff

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At the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, a private, member-based nonprofit serving more than 1,000 businesses and nonprofit organizations, we hope that you enjoy the helpful and exciting information in Destination Flagstaff, our official visitor and relocation guide.

Our vibe, quality of life and small-town charm are sure to please. Artists from every corner of the country choose Flagstaff to unleash their creativity. Mountain scenery, panoramic views, high elevation and crisp air, cool evenings all nourish your soul.

Each year, thousands of tourists flock to Flagstaff for the incredible air at 7,000 feet elevation, spectacular dark skies and events and attractions. Popular events include the Chamber’s patriotic Fourth of July and colorful Holiday Lights parades, as well as hiking, cycling, skiing and all things outdoors. The Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade attracts up to 20,000 spectators and has helped the City of Flagstaff earn the designation by Travel & Leisure magazine as the No. 1 American City for Independence Day activities. Whether you’re an astronomer at heart or love the thrill of downhill skiing/snowboarding there’s something for all in the Flagstaff area.

If you like wine bars, breweries or boutique shops, whether you’re young or old, this university town never disappoints. It’s a well-known fact that frequent vacationers enjoy Flagstaff so much, they often choose to move here!

As a foodie town known for extraordinary chefs creating extraordinary cuisine, there’s never a hungry moment while in Flagstaff. Sushi, Thai, Mongolian, Italian, Mexican or Indian fare, you name it, you likely can delight your palette here. In Flagstaff, you’ll also find a big focus on vegan and vegetarian foods.

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber holds true to our value that a strong business climate and a vibrant community are inseparable. We take our role seriously representing more than 1,000 businesses that employee tens of thousands of locals. Keeping local businesses healthy by advocating for rules and policies that favor growth and expansion is a top priority.

In business for more than 125 years, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber puts a strong focus on buying local so companies see more customers and can grow and expand in our great community. Mountain towns frequently are home to wonderful local business that you don’t really find in urban areas. Flagstaff is no exception.

We also recognize that our workforce and leaders of tomorrow are important to nurture. Flagstaff Young Professionals (FYP) is a vibrant group of more than 75 career professionals ages 21-39 who meet for professional development opportunities, philanthropy and community building. Connecting with peers as emerging leaders provides a great platform for engaging more in the area and learning best practices for business success. FYP meets monthly and is a Division of the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce.

Keeping a strong pool of talent available for local business to fill their jobs is also a focus for the Chamber. Whether it’s providing STEM Summer Camp learning opportunities for youth or encouraging post secondary study, it all comes together in the Chamber’s Education Division.

The Chamber ensures that its members stay connected with a series of networking opportunities, including Good Morning Flagstaff breakfasts, Business After 5 evening mixers and special events that connect our members with highly influential leaders.

Whether you’re planning a vacation or relocating, we are thrilled that you are here.

To join the Chamber or to learn more about businesses and lifestyle in Flagstaff, please visit www.flagstaffchamber.com or call us at (928) 774-4505. You may also drop by our newly renovated office, located at the gateway to the Historic Downtown district on the southwest corner of West Route 66 and Beaver Street.

Sincerely,

Julie Pastrick
President & CEO
Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Quick facts about Flagstaff

Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Flagstaff features four distinctive seasons and the outdoor recreation that comes with them. Moderate summer temperatures encourage a wide array of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, hiking and running. With an average snowfall of around 260 inches per year at Arizona Snowbowl ski area, Flagstaff is also a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. Meanwhile, fall and spring are both spectacular, with shimmering golden aspen leaves and fields of blooming wildflowers.