Newsletter for the week of 2/15/16

February 2016

President's Corner


Last week and this week I believe they call “Chamber of Commerce Weather”.  If you ever needed a good testament to why we live here, these days are it!  Let’s hope the warm temps are encouraging tourists to spend lots of money in your businesses.

Rumor has it that the Ribbon Cutting last Friday at Dillon’s Bayou was a great event.  Unfortunately, I was down for the count with acute bronchitis and a sinus infection and was forced to miss it.  I’m going to have to get out there soon to see what everyone was raving about.

A BIG thank you to Credit Union West for sponsoring last Wednesday’s luncheon at Arizona Broadway Theatre.  Thomas Barr from Local First Arizona gave an extremely interesting presentation on what exactly we can accomplish for ourselves, our businesses and local communities by shopping locally.  The dollars stay home and everyone benefits.  If you want to learn more about Local First Arizona visit   

This week is a big week for Chamber events:

Tuesday morning is our Networking Breakfast at Chik-fil-A on 83rd Avenue, you’ll be getting a reminder to register from our office and the details are also in today’s e-newsletter.  

Thursday is Dinner on the Diamond and have we got an event for you!!! A great meal right on the infield, a vintage baseball demonstration, Retired Major Leaguers joining you for dinner and a host of interesting speakers.  To date there are over $8000 in prizes and silent auction items to win or bid on…we even have a Photo Booth for taking some crazy memorable pictures.  We still have tickets available and I think a few tables.  Don’t forget anyone purchasing a table can get 100 spring training tickets for only a $100 to use for promotion in your business (it’s a $1000 value).  Tables are $400, so get 3 other couples to go, buy a table and split the tickets!

Nagging again…. 

I still need people to send me 200 words and your logo to put in our “Meet Your Member’s” section in the e-newsletter.  It’s FREE advertising so take 5 minutes and write down why people do business with you!!

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

Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM
16657 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

Governmental Affairs Committee
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Networking Professionals Group 
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Biz 2 Biz Peoria
8:15 - 9:30 AM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

New Member Orientation
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Ambassador Commitee Meets Dinner on the Diamond
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Dinner on the Diamond
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

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

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

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





Hot Topics & Lunch

Hot Topics & Lunch 

What is the Cloud and what can it do for your business? 

Tuesday, Februray 23rd 11:30 - 1:00 PM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce 

Presenter is Bruce LeGendre

Presented by the Small Business Advisory Council


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 $8,000 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's 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!!!

The Peoria Diamond Club

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

Larry H Miller Volkswagen Avondale


Park West

Trine University 

Independent NewsMedia

WE O’Neil


The Haymaker

BNC Bank


Spring Training Deal

Meet Your Members

Garrison Law Firm
Attorney Kevin Garrison began practicing personal injury law in Phoenix in 1988.  He established The Garrison Law Firm in 1994 and had dedicated himself to providing the highest possible standards of legal representation.
Attorney Kevin Garrison is a respected and experienced personal injury attorney who will fight tirelessly to achieve positive results for his clients.
The Garrison Law Firm takes pride in the results achieved for their clients.  Mr. Garrison and his staff will thoroughly investigate every personal injury case, track down witnesses, photograph the scene, review police reports and protect important evidence.
While Mr. Garrison is aggressive with the opposition, he is caring and compassionate with clients.  With Mr. Garrison as your attorney, you will deal directly with an experienced personal injury attorney.  Your calls will be returned promptly and you will always be kept informed of important developments in your case.
Mr. Garrison not only helps clients but a portion of attorney fees earned are contributed to charity.  If a client has a favorite charity, he or she directs where the contribution goes.  Otherwise, Mr. Garrison will choose a worthy organization – often one that serves area children.
Please see free to contact our office for a free consultation.  Our phone number is 623-915-1100.  Our website is

Take Charge America

Trading Places: Caring for Parents, Adult Children and Grandchildren
Money can be the glue that keeps families together but often tears families apart. Understanding the rules of money and relationships can help both! Come and learn from Take Charge America about how to have "The Conversation" with your parents, grown children and grandchildren, what you need to know in order to help them, how to handle grown children and grandchildren who expect financial support, learn options when extra care is needed and how to deal with special issues such as: driving, pets, frauds & scams, etc.

Mike Sullivan has been in education for 40+ years and has extensive experience educating adults in various facets of personal finance. He earned his doctorate at Virginia Tech, master’s degree at Wright State University and his bachelor’s at Bowling Green State University. Mike appears on radio and television to provide financial information and presents financial workshops on behalf of Take Charge America. Before retiring, Mike was the Chief Education and Operating Officer for Take Charge America for 10+ years. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity and a member of the President’s Advisory Committee at Rio Salado Community College. 
March 15, 2016  4:00 - 5:30 pm 
DCS Building -  9875 N 85th Ave, Peoria AZ 85345

Registration is required at: or call 623-773-7070
PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Newsletter for the week of 2/15/16