Weekly Newsletter 3/30

March 2016

President's Corner

Hope Everyone enjoyed a terrific Easter with your family and friends.
I'm sure those of you with children who have been on Spring Break are glad to have them back in school!

Tonight is the Mixer at The Moon Saloon. It looks like many people will be attending, so you won't want to miss it. They are extending their Happy Hour to 7:00 pm for us and offering drink specials and half price appetizers. Grab a handful of your business cards and come join us! 

Next Tuesday the Networking breakfast is here at the Chamber office. I am looking to make major changes in our Networking Breakfasts format, and this will be your opportunity to offer suggestions for changes. I have spoken with several members already and received some excellent ideas, but before the final decision is made, I would like some additional input. Please make it a point to join us Tuesday morning. 

Our first Social Event is at Gogh Paint next Wednesday. The details are in the right-hand column, bring your friends and a couple bottles of wine and enjoy a great evening! 

I want to make sure everyone is aware of two pages on our website that are being under used. Members can offer e-coupons for any specials at their business. You will find a button at the bottom of each page to click on to post your coupon. 

The second page found under the "Members" tab is our "Local Job Board". If you are looking to hire any new employees or have a specific position you need filled, take a minute and post it on our job board. We are giong to being promoting this on a regular basis, so place your open position today! 

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 at: gerickson@peoriachamber.com

Events Calendar

The Moon Saloon Mixer
5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Moon Saloon
16554 N 83rd Ave
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

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

Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

Paint Night Social Mixer
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Gogh Paint
20165 N 67th Ave Suite 114
Glendale, AZ 85308

The Haymaker Mixer
5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383

April Luncheon
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

"75 Years of Airpower" Airshow This Weekend

Luke Air Force Base is proud to present to the Arizona community the "75 Years of Airpower" Airshow April 2-3, 2016. Attendees will get to experience exciting aerial acts, an array of static displays from both the past and present, and have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out the Luke mission of "Training the World's Greatest F-35 and F-16 Pilots." The Airmen at Luke are excited for the chance to say 'thank you' to the community for the incredible support they give our mission each day.
For more information visit http://www.luke.af.mil/2016Airshow.aspx​

Join the 2016 Golf Classic Committee

The first 2016 Golf Classic Tournament Commitee Meeting will be held on Monday, 4/4/16 at 11:30 am at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

Join the planning committee to make 2016 the best ever!

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 

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!




Upcoming Events with the Chamber

The Moon Saloon Mixer Tonight!
Drink Specials and Half Off Appetizers! 
Meet New People and Build Your Referral Network!

Wednesday, 3/30
5:00 - 7:00 pm

The Moon Saloon
16554 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381

Click Here to RSVP
Networking Breakfast
One You Need to Attend!
Changes are Coming, Your Opinion Counts!

Tuesday, 4/5
7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast held at Peoria Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
Click Here to Register

Paint Night Social Mixer
Join Chamber Members and their friends for a fun evening!
Supplies Provided, Bring Your Own Wine!
Amy Margiotta will walk you through your masterpiece. 
Just Register and Enjoy the Fun!

Cost is $30 per person  
Wednesday, 4/6 
6:00 - 8:30 pm
20165 N. 67th Ave, #114 
Glendale, AZ 85308
Click Here to RSVP

April Luncheon
Join us for lunch at the Arizona Broadway Theatre
Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy, 
The Helios Foundation will speak about Proposition 123.
Learn why this Proposition is so important!

$20 for Chamber members
$30 for non-members

Wednesday, 4/13
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

Click Here to Register

ASU Holds 30th Anniversary Leadership Series

Meet Your Members

No This is Not a Mistake! 
Why aren't we talking about your business in this space?

It is a free opportunity to showcase your business to not only Chamber members, but other businesses and members of our community.

Send us 200-250 words about your business and why people should call you instead of your competitors. Please include your logo and a photo if you wish.

Send to Guy at gerickson@peoriachamber.com

Peoria Welcomes The Mission at Agua Fria

And a lovely Groundbreaking Ceremony it was…
You may have seen hard hats and shovels if you passed by the Southwest corner of 107th & Olive the morning of Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Owners, Engineers, and local Dignitaries gathered to witness a new state-of-the-art senior living community being born!

The Mission at Agua Fria will accommodate 32 Assisted Living and 58 Memory Care private residences, on a rental basis, in a 2-story structure totaling 73,865 square feet on a vast 7.2 acres.

The new community is anticipated to open around March, 2017. As well as from Peoria, residents are expected to be drawn from nearby areas such as Youngtown, Glendale, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, and Phoenix. 
Look for details about The Mission at Agua Fria in the coming months ahead.

Congratulations Peoria, Ranked #1 for Least Distracted Driving Fatalities in AZ

Consumer Affairs experts ran the numbers, and Peoria is ranked number 1 in AZ for least distracted driving fatalities.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 6.1 million police-reported crashes in 2014 (the most current available data). 
- 32,675 people were killed and 2.3 million injured in motor vehicle crashes
- 31% of fatalities were alcohol-related
- 28% were caused by speeding
- 10% of fatalities were caused by distracted driving 

For families relocating to Peoria, safety is an important consideration.
To see how other Arizona cities ranked, Click Here

Habitat for Humanity Renews Old Town Peoria

Habitat Home Projects Under Construction
Habitat for Humanity helps to make homeowners of local families with moderate incomes.  In the Old Town area of Peoria, Habitat is helping to make neighborhoods into a community.  Habitat currently has four new homes under construction in Old Town.  Each of the parcels where the homes are being built was most recently a vacant dirt lot.

With the four homes under construction, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has now constructed or renovated more than 90 residences in Peoria.  Habitat's purchases for future projects include vacant lots for new structures and older homes which are completed renovated, inside and outside. 

The Habitat model toward affordable home ownership relies on community volunteers and the eventual homeowner in the construction of new residences.  Homeowners must be willing to contribute hundreds of hours of sweat equity towards the new home construction, as well as attend workshops leading to successful homeownership.  The relationship between Habitat homeowners and their community has proven to be a very strong one in Peoria.  The homes are maintained showing pride in ownership, and the families stay put to grow in the community.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona serves Maricopa and Pinal counties, and it is one of the largest and most active of the organization's affiliates.  They have constructed more than 1200 homes, serving more than 2000 families.  

Services and Resources to Help Families in Need Throughout the Summer

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