Newsletter for the week of 2/22/16

February 2016

President's Corner


Hi Everyone!

WHEW!!  The 2016 Dinner on the Diamond event was last Thursday night and was a fantastic success…but boy are we happy it’s over.  The Chamber Staff and Event Committee have put in an incredible number of hours to make it the fun evening it was.  There will be an email going out next week with lots of pictures so you can see how much fun you had or wat a great time you missed.

I personally want to thank the people who made it all possible: Ashley Scott, Kara Minton and Ruby Rojas from the Chamber Staff, Erin Shreenan from the Peoria Diamond Club, Elliot Sweitzer from the Peoria Sports Complex and the Committee: Dave Evans, Pat McDermott, Charlene Bisson, Samantha Fritz, Chuck Strange, Holly Pierce, Dawn Prince, Nikkie Byers, Kyle Kraus and Marge Martin.  These are the people who made it all happen – my sincerest thanks and appreciation.

I attended the “Old Town Peoria” revitalization committee last week headed by Councilwoman Vicki Hunt.  Never have I attended a meeting with so many people sharing their vision of what Old Town could be with such enthusiasm and commitment.  I truly believe this group of merchants will succeed at whatever they put their minds to.  I am excited at the prospects and look forward to having our Chamber be a part of it any way we can.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Hot Topics and Lunch – “What is the Cloud and what can it do for my business” Bruce LeGendre of Computer Troubleshooters is the presenter and he’ll help you make sense of this “cloud” thing everyone’s talking about.

Join the Chamber on Wednesday March 2nd for this year’s Peoria Diamond Club’s Charity Game. We have the entire Pavillion Area with food supplied so far by the Haymaker and Arizona Broadway Theatre.  Tickets courtesy of the Peoria Diamond Club are only $10 each and it’s open to everyone!  Members, Non-Members, employees,friends, relatives and children, call everyone you know we want to fill the area and help the support the Chamber.  We have 400 tickets available so sneak out and enjoy a Spring Training Game.

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

Hot Topics & Lunch
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Board Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

ADIO Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting
4:00 - 6:00 PM
ADIO Chiropractic
7966 W. Thunderbird Rd. Suite 102
Peoria, AZ 85381

Networking Professionals Group 
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Biz 2 Biz Peoria
8:15 - 9:30 AM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
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!

SCORE Upcoming Symposium

Greater Phoenix SCORE is hosting our third annual small business symposium on March 15, 2016 at the Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Drive to Growth and Profits.” 
It will feature powerful speakers, great exhibitors, and an opportunity to network with hundreds of your fellow entrepreneurs. It will be a
single day full of power-packed workshops, seminars, and exhibits designed to drive your business to a new level of success!  Attendance at the symposium is sponsored by the SCORE Foundation, Sam’s Club, and a number of local businesses, therefore attendance is free (including lunch). 
For more specific information (including the agenda) and to register for the symposium please go to

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

March 15th Topic will be Understanding Tax Changes
Presented by Brady's Tax Service 

Presented by the Small Business Advisory Council

Spring Training Deal

Upcoming Event: Mayor's State of the City Address

The annual Mayor’s State of the City Address is an opportunity for the Mayor to present the City’s accomplishments and future goals.  She will highlight significant new initiatives to citizens and the business community on Peoria’s future.  Topics may include economic development, housing, business climate, building and quality of life.

Contact the Peoria Chamber of Commerce at 623-979-3601 or visit for ticket and sponsorship opportunities.

Meet Your Members

Banner Lakes Imaging Center is the premier imaging site in the northwest valley.  We were the first in the West Valley to offer 3D Mammography to our communities and this technology is saving lives with earlier detection and changing the face of breast cancer.  Banner Lakes Imaging is much for than just a women’s imaging site.  
Our outpatient center holds accreditation from the American College of Radiology in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound and 3D Digital Mammography. This accreditation is a rigorous voluntary review process that ensures our patients receive care that meets nationally accepted standards and exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
Services available include:
  • Bone Densitometry (DEXA) 
  • Breast MRI Biopsy
  • CT imaging
  • Walk in Diagnostic Radiography (no appointment necessary for most exam that do not require contrast)
  • Digital Mammography
  • 3D Mammography
  • MRI
  • PET/CT imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Self pay lung screening for cancer for $99.00
Banner Lakes Imaging Center Field Marketing Manager Gina Sheets can assist you with any appointment needs or questions you may have regarding your exams and will consider it a privilege to be a part of your health care journey. 
We are conveniently located for patients at 10474 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Suite 100, Sun City, AZ 85351 (on the north side of Thunderbird Boulevard directly across from the main entrance of Banner Boswell Medical Center). For more infromation call (623) 832-2962

Arizona Coyotes Hiring Our Heroes Event

Phoenix Hiring Expo with the Arizona Coytoes 

Join us for a hiring expo for service members, veterans, and military spouses at the Gila River Arena in Glendale.

All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend the evening's game between the Coyotes and the Sharks.

Thursday, March 17th - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm 
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Regiter for the event HERE 





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PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Newsletter for the week of 2/22/16