Peñasco Business Expo 2012 ~ AMPI & the TVA

Contributor: Rosie Glover

On Saturday, May 26th, over 50 businesses or service providers gathered in the Plaza del Camaron to listen to music, eat, dance, shop, and acquaint themselves with local businesses and services at the AMPI Penasco Business Expo 2012. (AMPI stands for the Mexican Association of Realtor Professionals)

bus-expo-agua-de-coco-620x465 Peñasco Business Expo 2012 ~ AMPI & the TVAThe Business Expo was AMPI’s way of rallying the local business community around a common goal: that of promoting tourism to Puerto Peñasco, specifically by letting visitors and potential visitors know that this city is one of the few where free 24-hour bilingual visitor assistance is available to all.

bus-expo-radio-620x465 Peñasco Business Expo 2012 ~ AMPI & the TVATo that end, the event raised $20,100 pesos for the promotion of Tourism & Visitor Assistance (TVA) services in Rocky Point. Since 2009, the TVA has offered free assistance as a way of counteracting the wave of negative publicity in some U.S. media outlets. In the three years since, TVA volunteers have provided the assurance that regardless the nature of an emergency, someone who speaks English is always available to help make the process easier, as well as less frustrating or frightening.

Unavoidable occurrences like accidents, illness and death are never easy to deal with, and just because a visit to jail is by definition, avoidable, it’s not any easier to handle…especially when there’s a language barrier. Visitors to Rocky Point need not worry, though, because the local business community cares enough about their experience here to provide them with 24-hr emergency assistance if they should need it. Thank you to AMPI, Chapter 51 for stepping in to help get the word out!

bus-expo-bomberos-620x465 Peñasco Business Expo 2012 ~ AMPI & the TVAIn addition to the above, the AMPI Penasco Business Expo also raised $6,136 pesos for the Rocky Point Fire Department and $1,800 pesos for DIF.

In a related note, Puerto Penasco resident Louis Rios has offered to raffle his 2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna ‘Street Bob’. The motorcycle, with a value of approximately $8,000 USD has only 8,200 miles on it and is in beautiful condition, with many extras. A portion of the proceeds of the motorcycle raffle will also go to the promotion of Tourism & Visitor Assistance in Rocky Point. The raffle is to be held on October 6, 2012 at 8 pm. Until then, the bike will be on display at Latitude 31. 500 tickets will be sold at $25 USD each.

Special Thanks to:

City of Puerto Peñasco

Cultural Activities Institute of Puerto Peñasco

Instituto Municipal de Deportes


Russ Black Old Boys Social Club La Cholla

D & C Impresión

Digital En Movimiento con Gamaliel de la Rosa de Telemundo

Gretchen Ellinger, Sun Country Real Estate

Manny Sanchez, Tequila Factory

Kit Anderson, Peñasco Beauty Center & Day Spa

Cindy Hall, Latitude 31

Shandra “Sami” Keesecker-Rivero,


Seguros Portugal

Sonoran Scuba

Photographer Tony Ballesteros

Acqua Spa

Eco Fun Rentals

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Sea Debris/Penasco Recreation

Dra. Socorro-Dentist

Jewelry by JAR

Head Out to Rocky Point Shuttle-Phoenix, Rocky Point Rides Shuttle Service-Tucson

Clin Fumigations

IDEAS- Crafts & Craft Supplies

Jerry Cañez Catering

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Casa Turquesa- Consignment Store & Salon

Animaciones “La Fiesta”- Party Supplies & Costumes

ProClean Cleaning Services

3 Boys Fish & Shrimp

Palapa Creations

Art by Joyce Dodd

ProServices- Translations & Visas

Christine Rodgers- Windchimes & Mosaics

Artist Victor Aleman- Art and Outdoor Furniture

Coldwell Banker by the Sea

Kelp Inc.-Air Conditioning & Repair, Energy Conservation

SDS Automotive Repair

Dra. Miriam del Angel-Dentist

Satellite Dishes by Cliff Albert

Penasco Hoy

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Penasco Beauty Center & Day Spa

Sonoran Resorts


Mexican Beach Properties Unlimited

Mare Blu Restaurant

Don Julio’s Restaurant

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Pane e Vino

Agencia Ford de Puerto Penasco

Vivelo!!! Tours & Activities Center

Easy Way Coupons

Hotel Grand Hacienda

Eco Hope Recycling

La Hacienda Restaurant

Socios Empresariales de Penasco

Rocky Point Internet Bill Pay Services

Consultoria y Contaduria Integral de Negocios, S.C.

Photography by Thane

Rocky Point Tourism & Visitor Assistance

Radiorama- Sol FM & La Tremenda



ProAlliance Insurance

Latitude 31




Elixer Bar-Lounge

Entertainment: Rich Scott, Gilberto Castillo Félix, Agua de Coco, Bailarinas Hawaianas de Puerto Penasco

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