Newsletter for the week of 2/8/16

February 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!
Just a short note this week.  
I had the privilege to attend the West Valley Women’s luncheon on Wednesday, a very impressive organization filled with professional women who know how to get things done.  If you are a woman in business here in the West Valley this is a group you definitely want to be a part of.
A quick reminder – if you are a small business you don’t want to miss next Wednesday’s luncheon.  Our guest speaker is Thomas Barr from Local First Arizona.  Full details in the next column.
Until next week -

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
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Connecting the Chamber & Community at The Haymaker
5:30 - 6:30 PM 

The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85383

February Member Luncheon
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Arizona Broadway Theatre

7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Biz 2 Biz Peoria
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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

Small Business Advisory Council 
7:30 - 8:30 AM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Food Truck Fridays at the Peoria Sports Complex
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Free Women's Self Defense United Kung Fu 
7:00 - 8:30 PM
United Kung Fu
8279 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suit #108
Peoria, AZ 85382

Penlina Farmers Market
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Peoria Farmers Market
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Park West
9744 W. Northern Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345

Heart for the City A Valentine Affair 
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Renaissance Hotel & Spa
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85305

Dinner on the Diamond is just around the corner!

Event Volunteers 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
February 8th at 11:30 AM
at the Peoria Chamber

Join the 2016 Chamber Committees!

The 2016 Golf Classic Committee Needs You!
Join the planning committee to make 2016 the best ever!
Contact the Chamber office if you would like to be included.

Next Chamber Radio Show March 2nd

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, March 2nd
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker
Tom Loegering,
Sun City County Club

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



Meet Local First Arizona!

February Chamber Luncheon

Wednesday, 2/10/2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

Guest Speaker
Thomas Barr of
Local First Arizona

This luncheon is offered at a reduced rate
courtesy of Credit Union West

Members Cost $20.00
Non-Members Cost $30.00

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.

More about Thomas Barr of Local First


Dinner On The Diamond

Thursday, February 18th 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Title Sponsor
Larry H Miller Volkswagen, Avondale

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

All table purchases receive option of purchasing
specially priced Spring Training Ticket Packages for
promoting your business or thanking your customers!

100 Lawn Seats for $100 - ONLY $1 EACH!
20 Outfield Box Seats for $100 -

A great way to build a database and stimulate your business!


Over $7,000 in silent auction and raffle prizes to include:
  • Two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets
  • Foursome at Forest Highlands Golf Club
  • Phoenix Suns tickets
  • Two night stay at any Caesar property in Las Vegas
  • Two night stay at Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite, NV
  • Arizona Diamondbacks tickets
  • Foursome at Arrowhead Country Club
  • Foursome at Hillcrest Golf Club
  • Wine tasting for two at Oak Creek Vineyards
  • Wine tasting & tour for two at Page Springs Cellars
  • And much, much more!!!

Sponsorships still available
Contact Ashley Scott at

The Peoria Diamond Club

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

Larry H Miller Volkswagen Avondale


Independent NewsMedia

WE O’Neil

It’s All in the Game

Banner Lakes Imaging

Law Office of Glenn Hagen

Spring Training Deal

Meet Your Members

The Grand Season is a direct- mailed, monthly magazine publication with a focus on connecting local businesses with the over-50 active adult communities in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.  Headquartered in Sun City West, The Grand Season has been serving the local business community since 2000.  

Over 70,000 magazines are direct-mailed to the homes in the most affluent and active residential communities resulting in a readership of over 120,000 residents.

In addition to advertisements sponsored by the local businesses, The Grand Season publishes business profiles on two of our advertisers each month, allowing our readers to get to know the businesses they may want to utilize for their particular needs.
The businesses advertising in The Grand Season receive excellent results by offering some of the best savings in the area for local events, restaurants, and a variety of home and business services. 

The attractive, glossy magazine format gives ads more attention than simply coupon mailers or newspapers tossed in driveways.  Our useful content inspires readers to keep The Grand Season on their coffee tables far longer than other types of printed ad materials. The Grand Season Publication is produced by a team of great people that strive to provide a quality guide to the Best Local Shops & Businesses for our customers and an effective marketing tool to support their businesses as they compete with the national chains.

Open House for the Colonnade - Peoria Sports Complex Adds Full-Service Event Space

Ribbon Cutting and Open House a Huge Success

The Peoria Sports Complex continues to expand and add features for the baseball enthusiasts and families. Part of the phase three renovations includes the construction and design of a full-service event space that will take mixing business and pleasure to a new level. Just completed for the 2016 Spring Training season is the Colonnade at the Peoria Sports Complex. This 3,300 square-foot indoor venue is ideal for conference meetings, small groups and special events.

Located alongside the baseball diamond inside the stadium, the Colonnade opens to an outdoor patio facing the field. The Colonnade is outfitted with the modern amenities necessary for seminars, conferences, weddings and private parties. Air conditioned game viewing room, audio/visual connectivity, presentation screens, lighting, catering services, full bar, private restrooms and a private patio all complement this unique experience.

For more information, visit

Food Drive Event at the Chamber

The City’s Planning and Community Development Department is pleased to announce the Peoria SUPPORT (Services Uniting to Provide People with Opportunities, Resources and Training) program’s human service event titled “Passport to Summer.”  Debbie Pearson, Human Services Coordinator, is developing the Passport to Summer event in partnership with local and regional non-profits.  During the event, residents will be offered services and resources to deal with the summer months as well as the general well-being of their children or family.
In preparation for the distribution of food bags for the May 7th event, the City is hosting a food drive.  We welcome donations of items from the attached list with the intention of filling 300 food bags with enough food to supply breakfast, lunch and dinner to individuals and families.
The event will be held May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd in Peoria.

PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Newsletter for the week of 2/8/16