March 7, 2018
Weekly Newsletter

New Members

Homes for Heroes - West USA Realty
Rose Johnson
Join Date: 02/28/2018

Ridenow Goodyear
Jay Connor
Join Date: 03/01/2018

Renewed Members

A-Leo Termite & Pest Control
Anthony Leo
Member Since: 02/08/2018
Renewed On: 03/05/2018

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
Adrina Meza
Member Since: 02/25/2015
Renewed On: 03/05/2018

Cheryl Todd
Member Since: 10/17/2017
Renewed On: 03/05/2018

Fall Trip to Italian Vistas with Wickenburg Chamber

Press  Release
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to Enjoy a Fall Trip to enjoy Italian Vistas
The Wickenburg Chamber has announced today that it will be visiting irresistible vistas in Italy from September 18 – 30, 2018, and is inviting members, family, friends of chamber members and the general public to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.
Rich in culture and stunning scenery, irresistible locations in Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy a thirteen day journey back to the old country where you will explore not one, but many Italies. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself enjoying the highlights of Rome, Colosseum, Sorrento Coast, Isle of Capri, Florence, Academy Gallery to see the Statue of David, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscan Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Verona to stroll the streets that were the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, then crossing into Switzerland and the picturesque lakeside resort of Locarno for magnificent views, excellent shopping and a visit to Isola dei Pescatori’s beautiful scenery.
On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii. The beautiful trip awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience.
“This is truly an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to irresistible Italy, where program participants can experience the country’s culture, learn about its business climate, and make new friends,” said Julie Brooks, Executive Director.
Space is limited, so act fast. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit irresistible Southern Italy.  A scheduled trip presentation is scheduled for March 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the chamber board room, 216 N. Frontier Street, Wickenburg, Arizona.
For more information about this amazing trip please call  The Chamber, (928) 684-0977or email
Travel agency Collette is a member of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce.

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Buckeye, AZ 85326

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Member of the Week

Congratulations to Billy Brackett and Farmer’s Gin, our Business of the Week for March 5th!

Farmer's Gin is finishing up a very busy and productive cotton ginning season, and is already planning for next year! We enjoyed catching up with you, Billy. Congratulations again!

Join Us for our Upcoming Quarterly Breakfast

Please join our Chamber for our Quarterly Breakfast, featuring guest speaker Scott Higginson, Executive Director, Interstate 11 Coalition.  Please RSVP by March 12th!

Response to The Arizona Republic's Article on the Financial Landscape of Arizona's Charter Schools

Statement from The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Regarding Article In The Arizona Republic on March 1, 2018:

"Our independent auditor saw no going concern in our 2017 audit. There were also no going concerns from the 2014, 2015 or 2016 audits, additionally, the auditor sees no going concern for the 2018 audit. The charter board took it upon themselves to arbitrarily assign a going concern based on one managers' note in, that we as a management team voluntarily provided, the auditor. Odyssey has no financial concerns and was able to easily sell $45 million of tax-exempt municipal bonds in November of 2017 to refinance our elementary schools at a low-interest rate, saving Odyssey hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the bond. The Arizona Republic never called us for comment, nor did they in our opinion, have any right to name the school as a school that is in danger of closing. Additionally, the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools never informed us that they had decided to apply a going concern to our audit nor have they asked for a corrective action plan which would be mandatory if our audit had actually shown a legitimate going concern."

The Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools

A Note From MCDOT

The Closure of Sun Valley Pkwy will be from the west side of Desert Oasis Blvd to the north side of Tartesso Pkwy.  Residents from both Sun City Festival and Tartesso will have access to/from Sun Valley Pkwy.


There will be Sherriff’s Deputies stationed in advance and at each Closure.  If Emergency Personnel from Police, Fire, MCSO etc. need to get into the Closure; the Deputies will assist them and notify the other Deputies along Sun Valley Pkwy what is taking place in case they need to notify the participants of the Event.


The VMS boards are outside the area that will be closed because MCDOT wanted to notify vehicles prior to them driving all the way to the Closure and having to turn around.


The intent was to have the VMS verbiage changed to be more specific on where the road will be closed after the weekend so we could inform as many drivers as possible that use the road on weekends only.


Input Needed For Sundance Park Phase II

March 6, 2018

For more information, please contact Robert Wisener at 623-349-6621 or


Input needed for Sundance Park Phase II


Residents are invited to provide their input and feedback on the conceptual designs of the Sundance Park Phase II expansion project on March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road.

            The concepts and amenities being presented at this meeting are a direct result of the more than 2,300 responses received from a survey conducted during the summer of 2017. The top five amenities include:

·         A splash playground

·         Large, shaded, multi-purpose area for programs

·         Picnics ramadas for large groups (50 or more people)

·         An extreme walking path

·         A bicycle course

The city is also evaluating the possibility of a 5-acre urban fishing lake in Phase II.

            Sundance Park is located on the southwest corner of Rainbow and Lower Buckeye roads and features softball and baseball fields, a multi-use field for soccer or football, a large covered playground, dog park, volleyball courts, small ramada/picnic areas, a perimeter walking path and restrooms.

Phase II of the park is located on 35 acres just west of the existing park. Input from this meeting will be incorporated into the park’s Master Plan. Construction plans will take approximately one year to complete. Construction of the park will occur once funding becomes available.

More details on Buckeye’s Parks and Recreation Programs can be found at  

News from the Chamber - March 7, 2018