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Simpleview to Commemorate New Headquarters with Open House Event This Friday

June 19, 2018 - Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry’s leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination organizations (DMOs), proudly announces the move of its Tucson headquarters to Oro Valley. To commemorate the move, Simpleview will open its new home to the public for an open house event this Friday, June 22 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. at 8950 N. Oracle Road.


“The Town of Oro Valley is excited to welcome Simpleview to our business community,” said Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, Mayor, Town of Oro Valley. “Not only does Simpleview help us build on our brand as a hub for high-tech employers, but it is also a great story of home-grown entrepreneurs who have chosen to return to Oro Valley because it is the kind of community where families and businesses thrive and succeed.”


“Simpleview’s mission is to provide an environment where caring for others, quality, productivity and accountability drive profit, innovation, and service excellence,” said Simpleview CEO Ryan George. “That’s a mouthful, but our physical environment should exemplify that statement, so having more of our staff under one roof will foster collaboration and increase efficiencies as a result. We have fewer offices, more open workspaces, motorized sit/stand workstations throughout, almost double the meetings space, and pop-ins for when people need an office for calls or one-on-one meetings.”


Friday’s open house will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Hiremath, George and Simpleview co-founders Bill Simpson and Scott Wood (currently the company’s chief technology officer and chief operating officer, respectively). Immediately following the ribbon cutting, guests are encouraged to tour the new facility and meet with the Simpleview staff. Food and light refreshments will be provided.


Simpleview began in Tucson back in 2001 as a four-person start-up; it now employs more than 235 people with offices in Tucson, Pittsburgh, and Oslo, Norway. The technology company serves more than 450 customers throughout North America and around the world, and, for 11 consecutive years, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. So while George needed more room for his ever-growing staff, he was convinced Simpleview’s headquarters would remain in Tucson.


“As I travel the world, I tell anyone who will listen just how amazing Tucson is and that Simpleview might not exist had we tried to start it in another city better known for tech,” said George. “The extraordinary cost of living and office space in other cities wouldn’t have made it possible to hire or retain the talent we have or provide the environment that we are able to.”

“Beyond the cost of doing business, I also believe that Tucson is an ideal place for start-ups,” added George. “The University of Arizona provides a steady stream of talent from an MIS program that is consistently ranked among the best in the country; our quality of life is second to none; and employment opportunities for spouses and partners at places like Ventana Medical, Raytheon, and Davis Monthan are abound.”


George and Simpson both grew up in Oro Valley, a suburb of Tucson, and attended Canyon Del Oro High School, then the University of Arizona. Now Simpleview’s home base, the Town of Oro Valley was named one of the 100 Best Places in America to Live and Launch a Small Business by Fortune Small Business magazine in 2008.


“As our employees are getting accustomed to their new home, they’re discovering how amazing a place Oro Valley is to live, work, and play,” said George. “One of my business partners and I happen to live in Oro Valley, and while it might be a bit of a trek for some, I would venture to guess that many will move to the area given the amazing schools, natural beauty, and amenities that I’ve been lucky enough to see develop over the past 40 years. We’re excited to bring our business, staff, and visitors to the community.”


About Simpleview

Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry’s leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Simpleview employs 200+ staff and works with 450+ customers in North America and around the world; from meeting and vacation destinations the size of Paducah, Ky. (population 25,018), to clients representing 16 of the top-20 meeting destinations in the U.S., to the country of Norway. For more information about Simpleview, visit www.simpleviewinc.com.

ARIZONA DAILY STAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS PROGRAM

Tucson, AZ, May 25, 2018 ? Now in its fourth year, the Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards program has generated more than 430,000 community votes for Tucson businesses. The city-wide, reader-centered poll is powered by the Daily Star, Tucson.com and Tucson Digital Media and more than 500,000 weekly print and online readers. More than 14.,000 local firms have been nominated in over 300 business categories over the last three years.

The Winners and Favorites in this year’s voting will be announced Aug. 29 during a Readers’ Choice Awards Ceremony at the JW Marriott Starr Pass.  Last year’s awards event was a sell-out / standing-room only, with more than 700 local business professionals in attendance. It has quickly become the ‘go to’ business event of the summer, and in its second year is expected to again sell out. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged.

The 2018 Readers’ Choice program offers local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services and mobilize their loyal customers to voice their satisfaction through their votes. The Readers’ Choice program provides free marketing materials to local businesses, including point-of-purchase materials, as well as digital and social media assets. All are available by request at www.tucson.com/readerschoicemarketing.

To take advantage of the full readership of the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson.com, the 2018 Readers’ Choice offers the following advertising opportunities: print and digital balloting; awards ceremony and networking; results magazine and newspaper section.

2018 Readers’ Choice Timeline:

  • July 15, 2018 – Readers’ Choice Ballot (deadline July 6, 2018) in the Arizona Daily Star and on Tucson.com
  • July 15 – July 22, 2018 – Readers’ Choice nominations at www.tucson.com/readerschoice
  • July 23 – August 1, 2018 – Readers’ Choice voting at www.tucson.com/readerschoice
  • August 29, 2018 – Awards Ceremony at the JW Marriott Starr Pass (tickets on sale now at www.tucson.com/readerschoicemarketing – $50 per seat through 8/18, $60 per seat 8/18 – 8/24.) A limited room block is available for $112 per standard guest room, available through July 31, 2018 (to book visit https://book.passkey.com/go/AnnualReadersChoiceEvent
  • September 16, 2018 – Readers’ Choice Results in the Arizona Daily Star and on Tucson.com

Contacts:

Advertising Opportunities: Contact your ADS Account Executive, email Sales@tucson.com or call 520-573-4420

Sponsorships & Tickets: Kim Bergeron, Community Events Sales Manager at kbergeron@tucson.com or call 520-573-4495

Overall Program Information, Marketing Materials & Awards: Heather Locke, Strategic Marketing Manager at hlocke@tucson.com or call 520-573-4427


About the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson.com and Tucson Digital Media:

The Arizona Daily Star (ADS) is the newspaper of record in Tucson, Arizona, along with its website Tucson.com. Each week, ADS and Tucson.com reach more than 500,000 print and online readers. Tucson.com receives more than 16.9 million page views and more than 1.4 million unique visitors each month. Tucson Digital Media is the solely owned digital agency of the organization.