Audra Winters has been the President/CEO of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, since February 2019. Before moving to Marana and assuming this role, she was the President/CEO of the Farmington, NM Chamber. She is a recent graduate of the Institute for Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Audra holds an associate degree from Mesa Community College and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Marana Resource Center and Food Bank.
Audra spoke with us about the Marana Chambers history, membership, mission, funding, and numerous new things happening in 2021.
The Marana Chamber was founded in 1987 and was voted “best local chamber” for the last 5 years by Readers’ Choice of the Arizona Daily Star. The chamber, consisting of 530 members and still growing, supports businesses located &/or doing business in Marana. The organizations mission is to be the voice of business, to drive economic growth & to improve the quality of life in Marana. All chamber funding comes from its’ members. It publishes a “Marana Guide” annually, highlighting the community resources available and providing a helpful map of the community.
The chamber has recently moved into a new location in the Town Center area, and its’ visitors center welcomes more than 2,000 visitors annually from all over the world. It supports a number of ZOOM and in-person networking events, including a “Networking Breakfast”, “Lunch & Learn”, a 4th Tuesday Mixer, “Marana Insights”, ribbon cuttings, milestone celebrations, and five Business Connection luncheons annually.
The chamber has several new initiatives under way in 2021 for members, including updated technology, a co-working space, a large conference room, a video studio, and podcast capabilities for members to promote their businesses.
Since DM Rotary is a member of the chamber, club members are welcome to attend chamber meetings & events. More information is available on the chamber website: