Weekly Newsletter 4/13

April 2016

President's Corner

Great things happening all over town!!

Networking Breakfast Changes
Our discussion at our networking breakfast on April 5th and formation of a committee to revitalize our breakfast’s format has been a great success.  The committee has come up with some great ideas and we will be sharing them at the next breakfast on April 19th at Trine University.  Details in the announcement in the right hand column.

Extremely sad news
Dan Schay, Executive Director of Theater Works and the Peoria Center for Performing Arts passed away suddenly last week.  It was a terrible shock to all of us who knew Dan.  The Peoria Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to the Schay family and all of Dan’s co-workers.  Dan was a wonderful individual and his contributions to the world and all of those who knew him will be greatly missed.

Women’s Networking Group
The first meeting to organize and plan the Chamber’s new women’s networking group is scheduled for Friday 4/22 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Chamber office.  If you would like to be a part of forming this exciting new group, please make it a point to attend.

Event Registration
We need your help!  The Chamber staff would greatly appreciate you taking a moment to register for any events you plan to attend.  We need to know how many people are going to attend to make sure have sufficient materials and especially when we need to commit to amounts of food.  Thank you from Ashley, Ruby and Kara!

Food Truck Friday’s in Old Town Peoria
The food trucks are back in Old Town Peoria on Friday’s!  They will be there through the end of April so after work this Friday call up some friends and meet in Old Town Peoria for some great food and if you’re so inclined for an adult beverage, bring your food into Historic Fire Station Number 1 for a cold beer or one of their exceptional cocktails!

Golf Committee
Join the fun in planning this year’s Chamber Golf Tournament. Rumor has it that this year’s event will feature a 10 Million Dollar Shootout!  Ten golfers will have a chance to shoot for a hole-in-one to win a million dollars.  The next meeting is Monday 4/14 at 11:30 am at the Chamber office.  Join us and be part of something special!

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

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

Small Business Advisory Council
7:30 - 8:30 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
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

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

Governmental Affairs Committee
3:30 - 4:45 PM

Peoria 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

Networking Breakfast
Join the Chamber at Trine University for Breakfast!
Hear the changes recommended 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 because 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

Member Orientation

Thursday 4/21, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Get acquainted with the Chamber, its website, and your personal member profile.
Bring your laptop and leave with your Traffic Catcher Site set up!

Peoria Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
Click Here to RSVP for the Member Orientation
Ribbon Cutting
at Sunburst Landscaping

Join us at Sunburst Landscaping On Earth Day to
Welcome them to the Peoria Chamber!

This is the Grand Opening for their In-Ground Display!
Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be served.

Friday 4/22, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4:00 pm

Sunburst Landscaping
8757 N 78th Ave, 
Peoria, AZ 85345

97th Anniversary & Awards Dinner

For information on sponsoring this event, please contact Ashley Scott, at ascott@peoriachamber.com, or by calling the Chamber Office at (623)-979-3601

Meet Your Members

THE OFFICE LIQUIDATOR, LLC, was founded in 2012 by Chuck Re, Owner and President. We are located at 8550 North 91st Avenue, in Peoria, Arizona – between Northern and Olive, on the west side of 91st Avenue.

Our company began working with Fortune 500 companies, across America, in helping them upsize, downsize or just right size their office operations.  We arranged to dispose of excess furnishings, helped them acquire new furnishings and coordinate their office relocations.

We expanded into the Phoenix metro area two years ago and do the same valley wide.  We have a showroom on 91st Avenue that cater to local small to medium sized business, students and home office needs.

We are also in the process of decommissioning two floors of high quality office furnishings on behalf of BMO/Harris Bank, One Camelback Plaza, SEC of Camelback and Central Avenue in Phoenix.

Although we have sold quite a bit already, there are fantastic bargains still available.  We have until the end of April to complete the liquidation.

Find us on the web at: www.myofficeliquidator.com

Soccer Begins at Peoria Sports Complex on April 17

Arizona United Soccer Club has kicked off the 2016 season. The team will play its first home match at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, against the Mexican National Under-20 team at Peoria Sports Complex.

Arizona United Soccer Club is Arizona’s only professional soccer franchise. Established in 2014, the club is in its third season in United Soccer League. For more information on the club, visit the team’s website at www.ArizonaUnited.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ArizonaUnitedSoccer), Twitter (@AZUnitedSC), Instagram (AZUnitedSC), or Snapchat (azunitedsc).

Relay for Life in Peoria

Peoria’s Relay for Life will take place Saturday, April 23 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave.  The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much! For more information please visit http://relay.acsevents.org/RelayForLife
 or call (602) 586-7402

P83 Concert Series and Food Truck Friday April 29 and June 3

The P83 Party has become a signature event for West Valley residents, so this year the city is introducing several events to entertain the whole family. Along with the fabulous music, attendees can enjoy savory fare from the gourmet food trucks, shopping at the various local vendor booths, beer, wine, spirits and an interactive zone for kids and adults.

On Friday, April 29, three classic 80s rock tribute bands will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. inside the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave. On Friday, June 3, participants can jump back into the 90s with three tribute bands from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is free & VIP tickets are available for $25. For more information visit www.p83az.com


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