Chamber President Sal Otanez (R) and Fred Kriesel (L), Executive
RIO RICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PRESENTS BACKPACKS TO
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCHOOL
The Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce held a school supply drive for donations to the McKinney-Vento students in the Santa Cruz County school district.
Over $800 in cash and supplies were donated through
Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce Online
Rio Rico is a Southeastern Arizona community of approximately 18,000 residents. Business opportunities abound. With an elevation of 3500 feet the community enjoys sunshine almost every day, making Rio Rico a great place to live and work. The Chamber strives to promote a prosperous business environment with continued growth through community involvement in holiday festivities, promotional activities, and business networking.
Rio Rico is in an area where Spanish and Indian families lived generations before the American Revolution and where Arizona history began. Area attractions include Tumacacori National Monument, visited by Father Kino in 1691; Tubac Presidio, established in 1752 by the Spanish; the walking/equestrian "Anza trail" along Juan Bautista de Anza's route; Aliso Springs, a Mexican ranch site and the site of prehistoric occupation; Salero Mine; and Santa Rita Hacienda, a mining/ranching center during Spanish and Mexican periods. Also nearby are Fort Crittendon, Duquesne and Washington Camp ghost towns, Pena Blanca and Patagonia Lakes, Madera Canyon, Mt. Wrightson and Coronado National Forest. The Calabasas Mission Ruins, located in Rio Rico, were dedicated to the National Park Service in 1997.
Join us and discover the high quality of living and working in Rio Rico to be enjoyed by your business, and family.
Rio Rico, “Rich River” in Spanish, a planned community covering 39,000 acres in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, is located 10 miles north of the US/Mexico International border and 55 miles south of Tucson. Rio Rico sits at the foot of San Cayetano Mountain which soars 6500 feet above the Santa Cruz valley. With an elevation of 3500 feet the Santa Cruz Valley and Rio Rico enjoy a moderate year round climate. With a temperature usually 15-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix’s “Valley of the Sun”, Rio Rico is an oasis in the desert. The sun shines almost every day and the golf courses seldom miss a day of play.