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January 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!
Last week I attended the ASU West #ReflectMLK Celebration.  I was extremely impressed with each of the individuals who won awards for their artwork and essays.  What an exceptional group of students!  I was honored to be invited to attend.
With the help of a step stool,
3rd Grader Abby Gardner gives her speech about her Grandfather

I was especially impressed by the
2016 Student Servant/Leadership Awardee
, Jasmine Anglen.
Jasmine spoke about how her conscience prompted her to found All Walks Project, a non-profit providing rehabilitation programs to survivors of sex trafficking in Arizona.  Under Anglen’s leadership, the program received the Edson Student Entrepreneurship Initiative Award of $10,000 and is set to expand nationally.
Click here to learn more about ASU's  #ReflectMLK and the two 2016 Awards Recipients.
Peoria residents join Lynda Blackmon Lowery and Police Chief Roy Minter for a walk in honor of Dr. King.  Lynda Blackmon Lowery spoke about her experience marching for civil rights at 15 years old in Selma, Alabama.

Spring Training Ticket Deal
Here's a geat way to reward your customers!
The Peoria Sports Complex has offered the Chamber the opportunity for discounted ticket packages for anyone who purchases a table for Dinner on the Diamond.
Two options are available
100 lawn seat tickets for $1.00 each (Reg. $10 each)
or 20 outfield Box Seats for $100.00 (Reg. $22 each)

Two events not to miss!
Hot Topics & Lunch
Essential Planning for 2016

Debra Roubik of VisionEcon

Tuesday, January 26th 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Grand Opening The Colonnade VIP Room
Peoria Sports Complex

Friday, January 29th 4 PM - 7 PM
Ribbon Cutting at 4 PM

If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to call me at 623-979-3601, or e-mail me:

Events This Week

Dinner on the Diamond Committee Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce


Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Hot Topics & Lunch - Essential Planning for 2016
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM MST
Peoria Chamber of Commerce


Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Biz 2 Biz Peoria

08:15 AM - 09:30 AM MST
Peoria Chamber of Commerce


Networking Professionals Group
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce


Food Truck Fridays at the Peoria Sports Complex
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex


Grand Opening The Colonnade VIP at the Peoria Sports Complex
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex


Parkfest- Ironwood
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Parkridge Park
9734 W Beardsley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382

Penlina Farmers Market
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex

Dinner on the Diamond is just around the corner!

Committee Members Needed:

Help Us Launch
Spring Training

with our annual

Dinner on the Diamond at
The Peoria Sports Complex!

Call the Chamber office to volunteer:

The next planning meeting is
January 25th at 11:30 AM
at the Peoria Chamber

Next Chamber Radio Show February 3rd

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, February 3rd
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker
Jill Pogrant, My Office AZ

Listen to Peoria Chamber January 3rd Radio Segment
featuring Suzanne Webb, C.E.O. of E-Surgeries

Call the Chamber Office
to be a radio guest!

Announcing Free Full Day Kindergarten 2016-2017



Hot Topics & Lunch

Hot Topics & Lunch
Essential Planning for 2016

Tuesday, 1/26/2016 - 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Create a New Road Map for 2016
Are you feeling something just isn't working for your business?
Do you need:
·         A checklist to narrow in on what is NOT working?
·         The steps to change those areas in your business?
·         Monitors to keep you on course?

You will leave with a practical assessment of your business life, a new map for the new year and economic and business monitors to help guide you all year long.

This interactive, hands-on course will be facilitated by Debra Roubik—economist, speaker, professor and business consultant.  She has had decades of experience with legislative impact and feasibility studies, as well as business consulting.   So, you will get a comprehensive view from a generalist and practitioner with an MBA in finance and degrees in economics and probability and statistics.

Presented by the Small Business Advisory Council

Monthly Member Luncheon Local First Arizona

Chamber Luncheon

Guest Speaker
Thomas Barr of
Local First Arizona

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Arizona Broadway Theatre

7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

Members Cost $20.00
Non-Members Cost $30.00

This special luncheon is offered at a reduced rate

courtesy of Credit Union West

Thomas Barr is the Director of Member Engagement and Operations for Local First Arizona, working to promote locally owned businesses and build vibrant, equitable communities throughout the state. Thomas oversees operations at LFA which includes managing the recruitment, retention and engagement of over 2700 businesses across Arizona and providing support to all LFA staff by streamlining process strategies. He also frequently speaks to different groups locally and nationally, presenting the history, mission and impact of the organization while advocating the importance of the local movement and independent businesses in sustaining our economy.

Dinner on the Diamond 2016


Dinner On The Diamond

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Title Sponsor
Larry H Miller Volkswagen Avondale

Come play ball with us!

The Peoria Diamond Club

$60 per ticket  -  $110 for two
$400 Table of 8

Special Spring Training Ticket Packages available
with all table purchases
Tickets as low as $1.00

Sponsorships still available
Contact Ashley Scott at

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Meet Your Members

Trainor Family Opens Fresh Coat Painters in Glendale
JT and Mia Trainor are looking forward to bringing a high caliber customer service experience to Chamber members and their friends and neighbors through our new business, Fresh Coat of Glendale.

Fresh Coat of Glendale, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. We use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations and detailed quotes. Fresh Coat of Glendale serves Peoria, Sun City, Glendale, Arrowhead Ranch and the surrounding areas.

“I know everyone has had a bad experience with a contractor – myself included – so when I decided that I wanted to be a small business owner, I knew I wanted to launch a company that gave me the opportunity to change that.  Mia and I are committed to providing you with the best customer experience possible by offering high quality service and products at reasonable prices,” JT said.

Fresh Coat is committed to quality products and services and the company offers a 3-3-3 customer service pledge, so calls will be answered by a live person within three minutes, a quote will be delivered within three days (customer schedule permitting) and the job will be started within three weeks.

For more information about Fresh Coat of Glendale, call (623)227-0636 or 888-792-9120, email or visit

Life Development Institute
Life Development Institute, LDI, located in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, offers fully accredited high school, post-secondary, and summer academy programs for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and other learning disabilities.  LDI serves individuals that thrive in a learning environment offering holistic academic and community engagement.  Additionally, LDI embeds adult content and competencies by integrating practical college strategies, refining interpersonal communication skills, determining viable career paths, and promoting social responsibility.

LDI’s mission provides non-traditional, college-capable students a practical and inclusive bridge to improve college/career readiness and success, build cultural competence, and develop personal leadership skills.
Three programs embody this mission.  First, the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) affords an ideal transition from high school to higher education, employability and better quality of life for high school students.  Second, the Emerging Leaders Summer Academy prepares participants, ages 16 – 26, for the next stages of education as well as transitioning into adult life by harnessing the strengths of each person’s learning styles embedding diversity, cultural and leadership skills that are essential for career and higher education success.  Third, LDI’s 2-year residential program offers three pathways towards placement into community-based higher education, technical and career preparation, occupational training programs, or competitive employment.

Contact Jeremy Wine at
(866) 736-7811

New Predictive Policing Technology

Peoria Police Expand Crime Prevention Capabilities with Use of “HunchLab” Predictive Policing Technology

Peoria Police have begun using “HunchLab”, a new predictive policing application which assists patrol officers with crime prevention.  This technology allows the department to calculate the likelihood of specific crimes occurring in particular locations during a set time range.  This information is focused on preventing crime by effectively deploying officers in those areas which are identified by HunchLab.

Regarding this powerful technology, Peoria Police Chief Roy W. Minter commented, “This technology is an additional way for Peoria Officers to provide excellent service to the citizens and ensure a high quality of life and safety.  The Peoria Police Department is the first agency in Arizona to utilize the HunchLab program and we are excited about our recent implementation of the program.”

More about Hunchlab

New Exhibit at Peoria City Hall Art Gallery

New Exhibit at Peoria City Hall Art Gallery
Art in the Third Dimension is the new featured exhibit at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery, located at 8401 W. Monroe Street. The art gallery is opened on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 623-972-0635.
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