Weekly Newsletter 4/6

April 2016

President's Corner

A Big Thank You this week to Joe Eriquez with Heart for the City for providing breakfast at yesterday's Networking Breakfast! The food was delicious and was enjoyed by everyone! 
Click here to learn more about this amazing organization
Our breakfast had an exceptional turn-out and was the perfect opportunity to get members' feedback and suggestions to make our Networking Breakfasts more relevant and productive for each business. Many ideas were offered and a committee was formed to implement a format for the recommended changes. 
Make sure to attend our next Networking Breakfast on April 19th at Trine University to give your input on the new format. 

Next Wednesday's Luncheon at Arizona Broadway Theatre on April 13th is about Proposition 123. If you want a thorough understanding of the proposition and its affects on Peoria schools, you will want to attend this event. See the reference to the right to register. 

The Chamber is interested in forming a Women's Networking Group that is composed of members and non-members. This will not be an industry exclusive group. More details to follow, if you have an interest in being part of its formation, contact Ruby Rojas at RRojas@peoriachamber.com

Be sure to take advantage of the Job Board and our E-Coupon pages on the Chamber Website. If you need to fill a position or have a special that you want to offer, just visit our website and you can post on those pages yourself!

Thanks for your time and for reading the newsletter, I'll talk to you 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

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

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

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

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

Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Trine University
14100 N 83rd Ave Suite 100
Peoria, AZ 85381

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

2016 Golf Tournament Committee Meeting

The next 2016 Golf Classic Tournament Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 4/18/16 at 11:30 am at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

See what the $10 Million Shoot out is all about!

Join the planning committee to make 2016 the best ever!

Next Chamber Radio Show May 4th

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, May 4th
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Brian McQuinstion,
from Plumbing Masters

Listen to Peoria Chamber
April 6th Radio Segment
featuring Justin Coller of
Life Development Institute

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

Connecting the Community & the Chamber
at The Haymaker

Meet your community and Chamber members! 
Learn about what is new at the Peoria Chamber!

You do not need to be a member to attend
Tuesday, 4/12
5:30 - 6:30 pm

The Haymaker Restaurant
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383
Click Here to RSVP for The Haymaker

April Luncheon
At the Arizona Broadway Theatre
Janice Palmer from The Helios Education Foundation 
discusses Proposition 123

PUSD Superintendent, Dr. Denton Santarelli, provides factual details on how Prop 123 will affect Peoria schools
This is a very important issue,
So plan to be there!

$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 for the April Luncheon
Networking Breakfast
Join the Chamber at Trine University for Breakfast!
Hear the changes recommened by the member committee formed at the April 5th Breakfast

Members no charge, Non-members $10, RSVPs are required

Tuesday, 4/19, 7:30 - 8:30 am

Trine University
14100 N 83rd Ave, Suite 100
 Peoria 85381

Click Here to Register for the Networking Breakfast

Hot Topics & Lunch
Tuesday 4/19, 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Bring your lunch and learn something new!
Business CSI:
Understanding your Financial Statement

Just becasue you're not losing money
doesn't mean your business is healthy. 

Presented by James Carrol of Arizona State Credit Union
Free for Chamber members, $10 for non-members

Peoria Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
Click Here to Register for Hot Topics & Lunch

Meet Your Members

Since the age of 13, Scott Dregne, has been under the hood, working on cars and has owned and operated the AAMCO in Glendale for the past 20 years. After 40 years in the business he will open his second AAMCO location. “We are an A rated franchise company, and proud of it", said owner Scott Dregne. "My wife Lisa and I are a team and we have built a reputation in this business with quality work and honest customer service. Our mission statement has always been to have a neighborhood shop where our customers are happy to refer their family and friends.”
AAMCO on Rio Vista Dr. is Total Car Care for all makes and models of vehicles, Domestic and Foreign, Custom, Performance, RV’s and Classic Cars!
The AAMCO Staff is AAMCO, ATRA, ATSG and ASE certified and they specializes in Transmission Repair, Engine Service, Suspension, Exhaust, Brakes, Air Conditioning,  Tire Rotation, Oil Changes, System Flushes, A/C Checks, Tune Ups as well as all of your basic maintenance. All repairs are warranted Nationwide and most extended and factory warranties are honored. Several payment plans are available and no credit plans as well. So you can fix it fast and pay it off slow! Visit AAMCO for any of your vehicle needs!
14131 North Rio Vista Blvd, Suite 16, Peoria, AZ 85381

The Arizona United SC is a professional soccer club that is part of the USL (United Soccer League) that consists of 29 teams from around the United States.  Home games are played at the Peoria Sports Complex in the city of Peoria, AZ.  With new coach Frank Yallop (2 time MLS Coach of the Year and 2 time MLS Cup Champion), the Arizona United SC is entering its 3rd year with hopes of getting to this year’s post season playoff picture. 
The team is owned by a group of investor’s led by Kyle End of Arrowhead Advertising.  Kyle is successful, local businessman who has been an integral part of the City of Peoria and the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.  The Arizona United SC kicks its season off on Sunday, April 17
th vs the U20 Mexican  National Team with the USL season opening up on Saturday, April 30th vs the Portland Timbers 2.  Don’t miss any of the action as the world’s most popular sport comes to our own backyard.

Reba Mason Receives Gift for Helping Others

Reba Mason was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and found out it metastasized in 2014. Since then, she has chosen to spend what time she has left raising money to help women who are in need to get free 3D mammograms. The program is called "Reba's Vision." Mason is also involved in a program called "Basket of Hope," which helps cancer patients once they're diagnosed. She has raised nearly $60,000 through her hard work.

So to say thank you, Fresh Coat painters is painting it forward. They painted the entire interior of Mason's home in Sun City Grand for free as a way to say thank you for her generosity. "I just knew her passion for life was as strong as anybody I've ever met," J.T. Trainor with Fresh Coat Painters said. It's a small token of gratitude for a woman who is in the fight of her life and also helping those around her.

To read the full story, go to azfamily.com


Leadership West Annual Recruitment Mixer!

To learn more about Leadership West
and to RSVP Click Here

The 108th Arizona Town Hall

Arizona Town Hall will bring together community and business leaders, elected officials and engaged residents for Arizona and Mexico to focus on strengthening economic ties and developing partnerships across Arizona and Mexico.
Where and When
The 108th Arizona Town Hall, "Arizona & Mexico"  at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona on April 24-27, 2016.

Mexico is Arizona's most important international trade partner, representing 41% of Arizona's total exports to the world. Visitors from Mexico spend over 7 million dollars a day in Arizona. Arizona and Mexico are poised to become an international trading hub. Strengthening and growing this relationship is of benefit to the businesses and individuals in Arizona and Mexico. 
Join the Town Hall leaders at the 108th Arizona Town Hall to engage with leaders from Arizona and Mexico to strategize about how to best leverage with economic ties between Arizona and Mexico for the benefit of the region.
Participation is by invitation only to ensure a diverse group of participants (contact aztownhall.org if you wish to be considered for an invitation). Meal programs are open to the public and observers are also welcome to attend. 
For more information about Arizona Town Hall events, scheduling a program in your area or to register for a program, visit aztownhall.org
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