Newsletter for the week of 3/7/16

March 2016

President's Corner


What a Fun week last week was!!!

It started with Chamber Advocacy Day at the State Legislature, where I had the pleasure of meeting fellow Chamber executives from all of our state.  I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time talking with Representatives Rick Gray and David Livingston.  It was a very informative hearing about upcoming bills from Speaker of the House David Gowan.

Tuesday was our Networking Breakfast at Silverado Memory Care, as usual the food was excellent and we learned a great deal about their wonderful facility.  The turnout was good and we met several potential new members.

Also on Tuesday was the press conference announcing that Huntington University was opening in the former Dolce Salon & Spa building in P83.  They are offering a Digital Arts Program that will have students from all over the country wanting to be part of this cutting edge learning experience.

Wednesday was the annual Peoria Diamond Club Charity Game and the opening of Spring Training at Peoria Sports Complex.  The Chamber had over 150 people join us in the Pavilion area where everyone was treated to some amazing food from The Haymaker, Arizona Broadway Theatre and Café Rio who will like be opening a new restaurant here in Peoria.  Many thanks to these wonderful restaurants for their generosity.

Take note of the changes in Chamber emails.  Starting today you will only receive one email each week…this e-newsletter.  The staff and I plus several of you felt the amount of emails going out had become completely out of hand.  To keep you from getting fed up with us and just deleting everything we send we’ve made some additions to both this e-newsletter and our website to tell you of upcoming events you need to register for.  You will no longer receive reminders!  

Any additional emails you receive from the Chamber during will be at the request of our partner the City of Peoria.

Get in the habit of registering for the events you want each week after treading this newsletter so you don’t miss attending important to you or your business.

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

Events This Week

Education Visionary Awards
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln 
Peoria, AZ 85382

Connecting the Chamber & Community
5:30 - 6:30 PM
The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85383

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

Change in March Luncheon
March Luneon has been moved to March 22nd for Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat's State of the City Address

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

Smart Gym Ribbon Cutting
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Smart Gym 
9744 W. Northern Ave. #1360
Peoria, AZ 85345

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

Next Chamber Radio Show April 6th

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, April 6th
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Justin Coller,
Life Development Institute

Listen to Peoria Chamber March 7th Radio Segment
featuring Tom Loegering of Sun City Country Club

Call the Chamber Office
to be a radio guest!

Travel News

Experience Arizona's Spring Bounty

The Arizona Office of Tourism provides travelers with vacation planning ideas, travel information and upcoming events in the Grand Canyon State. To learn more about visiting Arizona please visit






Important Announcement
Effective with today’s E-Newsletter the Chamber will be sending only one email per week.  We feel we are inundating our members with emails.  In each Monday’s 
e-newsletter we will now have a special section listing the things you need to register for or put on your calendar for that week.  
No reminders will be sent.  We realize that until everyone gets accustomed to the new system some of you will miss events important to you.  Our problem has been historically, 30% to 40% of event attendees do not register until they receive the reminder the day before!
We have a new feature on the home page of our website making upcoming events easy to see and register for.  
Read the events section in this e-newsletter or go to our website and register for next week’s events today!

Upcoming Chamber Events This Week

Connecting the Chamber & Community at The Haymaker

Tuesday, 3/8/2016
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Haymaker Restaurant
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383

Meet your community and Chamber members and learn about what is new at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce!
You do NOT need to be a chamber member to attend

Click Here to RSVP

Smart Gym Ribbon Cutting
Friday, 3/11/16
4:00 - 6:00 PM

(Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:00 PM)
Smart Gym 

9744 W. Northern Ave. #1360, Peoria, AZ 85345

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided
65 inch Smart TV Giveaway and other prizes and discounts

Click Here to RSVP

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, 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

Meet Your Members

At United Kung Fu, we train Positive Minds and Healthy Bodies to help our students achieve the highest level of success in their lives. Training at United Kung Fu helps our students learn the martial arts and self-defense aspects of Kung Fu, and helps them develop, hone and refine the skills needed to deal effectively with the challenges and complexities of everyday life.  Our Students’ lives are enriched and enhanced through their training in the following ways:

  • Better health, vitality, flexibility and physical conditioning
  • Improved focus & productivity at work, home and school
  • Positive behavioral changes & leadership skills
  • Bolstered self-confidence & self-image
  • Increased courtesy & self-respect

United Kung Fu has programs suitable for families, men, women, and children, from ages 4 to 94, including world class Tai Chi and Chi Gong curriculum for health and longevity. Classes are scheduled every evening and Saturdays to accommodate busy schedules. We also offer a special tuition structure for families to enable them to train together at a reasonable cost, and special discounts for active police officers and military personnel.


To ensure that our prospective students understand who we are and what they can gain in training at United Kung Fu, we offer them a Complimentary Guest Lesson which includes an Academy orientation, goal setting conference, and beginning Basic Training class.  Contact us today at 623-972-7900 to schedule your Complimentary Guest lesson and visit our website,, to download for free our Nutrition for Performance Guide or our 11 Ways to Improve your Kids’ Grades.

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

PUPC Hosts Prop. 123 Information Night


Peoria Unified Parent Council (PUPC) is hosting an information night 6:00 to 7:30 pm March 9th at the
Peoria Main Branch Library, 8463 W. Monroe st.
begins at 5:45 pm.


Expecting More Arizona’s Geoff Esposito will make a presentation on Proposition 123, the measure that will appear on the state-wide May 17th special election ballot and could finally settle the inflation lawsuit brought to school districts against the state. 

The meeting is also an election event for officers of PUPC. Liaisons from member schools will vote for 2016-2017 officers. 

Refreshments will be served.
It should be noted that the last day to register to vote in the May 17th special election is April 18th.

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.
GlendaleAZ 85305

Regiter for the event HERE 

PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Newsletter for the week of 3/7/16