Newsletter for the week of 2/29/16

February 2016

President's Corner


Hola Members, ready for a Big Week?

Lots happening this week with the beginning of Spring Training and Wednesday’s Charity Game Chamber event.  All the details for the Chamber event are elsewhere in this newsletter, it’s going to be a great afternoon!  You don’t have to stay for the entire game and you know you’re going to eat lunch – so come down to Peoria Sports Complex, catch a few innings between the Mariners and the Padres, grab some free food and then head back to work!  Tickets are only $10.

OK, I know you’re sick of hearing about this but I NEED MORE MEMBERS COMPLETING THEIR TCS (Traffic Catcher Site) LANDING PAGE!!!  This page is like a mini-website, designed to talk about your business and drive customers to your website, or it can act as a website if your company does not have one. 

This is something that can produce business for you right away, not counting how much it helps everyone with a page, in search engine optimization.  If you don’t have time to work on it, Chamber Nation will build it for you – here is a sample of the one we had them do for the Chamber:  I have to add some more thing to ours but you catch the drift of what they can do.

I might as well hit you with the other thing you’re sick of hearing from me: MEET YOUR MEMBERS!!!  Take advantage of FREE advertising to get your name in front of our entire database – send me 200-250 words about your business and what makes it special.  

Tell everyone why they should call you instead of someone else – you’re a small business that’s thriving, that’s a big deal today so tell everyone why!  We have three of our members in this week’s newsletter, R&R Add Designs, Trine University and Park West Center.  I’d like to have three every week SEND ME YOURS!!!

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
Silverado Peoria
13391 N. 94th Drive
Peoria, AZ 85381

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

Nexus at Silverado 
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Silverado Peoria
13391 N. 94th Drive
Peoria, AZ 85381

Charity Spring Training Game 
1:10 PM
Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N. 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

Announcing Free Full Day Kindergarten 2016-2017

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!






Join the Chamber on Wednesday, March 2nd for this year’s Peoria Diamond Club’s Charity Game. We have the entire Pavilion Area with food provided by the Haymaker,  Arizona Broadway Theatre and Café Rio.  

The Peoria Diamond Club generously provided Chamber tickets which are only $10 each and it’s open to everyone!  Members, Non-Members, employees, friends, relatives and children, call everyone you know, that includes FREE FOOD! 

We want to fill the area, help the Chamber and support the Diamond Club with big attendance.  We have 300 tickets available so sneak out and enjoy a Spring Training Game.

Contact Ashley Scott for more information at 623-979-3601 or or Click Here to Register

If You Missed This Years Dinner on the Diamond, Mark Your Calendar for Next Year!

A special Thank You goes out to Gina Sheets of Banner Lakes Imaging for all of her hard work and dedication that went into this event! 

Click Here for more photos of Dinner of the Diamond 2016


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.
To Register for this event Click Here

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

Meet Your Members


Established in 2000, R & R Add Designs, LLC has earned a solid reputation for its stellar customer service and award-winning graphic design, and has been instrumental in designing and delivering print media and promotional products for a wide array of markets from small boutique businesses to national corporations and cities.


By offering a turnkey solution for your print media needs including on-site portrait and product photography, creative graphic design and printing, we make the creation of your print collateral as painless as possible. From concept to final product, the staff at R & R Add Designs, LLC work closely with you to set timelines, establish goals and identify elements required to produce quality, effective print media that meets your needs, budget, and time constraints. Our products are a reflection of our work ethic, created with vision, designed with integrity, printed with professionalism and delivered with pride.


Call 623-463-0933 for a free project consultation and quote. Visit to see examples of our recent work and read what other clients are saying about us. We look forward to creating something amazing for your business!


Trine University Peoria is now enrolling students for fall 2016! Trine University is an institution with a 132 year history offering associate, bachelor and master degrees in Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Engineering, and Psychology, with multiple areas of emphasis available within the programs. Trine offers small class sizes where students receive personal attention from faculty with an emphasis practical-application learning. Generous financial aid is available.

U.S. News and World Report found that Trine’s graduates enter the workforce with the least amount of debt among graduates nationwide. Trine offers a scholarship to Peoria Chamber members. The Chamber scholarship is $100 off per credit hour for members, and for employees of the Chamber who have been employed for at least 1 year.
Trine University – there’s a new tradition in town! or 855-997-7701




Every Saturday, hundreds of local residents are drawn to Park West for the Peoria Farmers Market. The market, which has served the West Valley since 2008, features 60-100 vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods and handmade items. The market also features food trucks and exciting family activities. Many vendors are local to Peoria or the West Valley. Support local farmers at the Peoria Farmers Market at Park West! Every Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm.


Park West is an outdoor lifestyle shopping center that features more than 30 national and local retailers, restaurants and a 14-screen Harkins Theatre nestled in a boutique shopping environment. Cozy seating areas, fountains and outdoor fireplaces offer a relaxing shopping experience that is unique in the West Valley. Park West is conveniently located just off the Loop 101 at Northern Ave., minutes from the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals and Gila River Arena, home to the Phoenix Coyotes. Additional information can be found at


PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Newsletter for the week of 2/29/16