Weekly Newsletter 4/20

April 2016

President's Corner

If you’ve been in and around the Chamber in the last week, you’ve seen some exciting things happening.

Starting with last Wednesday’s luncheon, we heard Janice Palmer from the Helios Education Foundation, Dr. Denton Santarelli from Peoria Unified School District and Kathy Knecht, President Elect of the Peoria School Board provide a very informative explanation of Prop 123 and the potential effect it could have on the Peoria School District.  All I can say is get out and vote and make your voice heard!

Tuesday’s Networking Breakfast at Trine University had a great turnout of over 40 people!  Everyone who came received a contact list of all the people in attendance and along with this week’s list, we have included some options discussed on a new format for the networking events.  

One of our newest members, Chris Lucidi from Lucidi Distilling Company at Historic Fire Station No.1 in Old Town Peoria (8307 W. Washington St), is looking to have a crowd join him at 8:30 am Friday morning (4/22) while Ch 3 TV Morning Show pays him a visit.  If you have a few minutes on your way to work, stop in to be part of the program!

Friday morning is the first planning meeting for our new Women’s Networking Group.  If you want to be part of its formation, give Ruby Rojas a call at our office.

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
4/21/16
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Biz 2 Biz Peoria
4/21/16
8:15 - 9:30 AM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Member Orientation
4/21/16
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Ambassadors Committee
4/21/16
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Women's Networking Group
4/22/16
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Sunburst Landscaping Ribbon Cutting
4/22/16
3:00 - 5:00 PM
7753 W. Golden Lane 
Peoria, AZ 85345

Peoria Farmers Market
4/23/16
9:00 - 2:00 PM
Park West 
9744 W. Northern Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

Toastmasters
4/27/16
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce 
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
4/27/16
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce 
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Networking Breakfast
5/3/16
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Birt's Bistro
16752 N. Greasewood St.
Surprise, AZ 85378

Banner Boswell Ribbon Cutting
5/3/16
12:00 - 3:00 PM 
Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Peoria, AZ 

2016 Golf Tournament Committee Meeting

The next 2016 Golf Classic Tournament Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 5/2 at 11:30 am at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

See what the $10 Million Shootout is all about!

Join the planning committee to make 2016 the best ever!

Welcome Cycle Gear!

The City of Peoria and the Peoria Chamber would like to Welcome Cycle Gear as one the the newest Peoria Businesses! 

Next Chamber Radio Show May 4th

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking


Wednesday, May 4th
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Brian McQuistion,
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 
visitarizona.com

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!


 

 


 


 


 

 


Upcoming Events with the Chamber

Member Orientation

Thursday 4/21, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Learn how to get the most from your Chamber membership.
Bring your laptop and set up your free landing page!‚Äč



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 4:00 pm


Sunburst Landscaping
7753 W. Golden Lane
Peoria, AZ 85345

Click Here
 to RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting
Women's Networking Group

Please help us create this new group!
Friday 4/22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am


If you need more info please contact
 
rrojas@peoriachamber.com


Meeting will be at the Chamber Office
 16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Click Here to RSVP for the Women's Networking Group

Arizona State University’s 
30th Anniversary Leadership Series 


Monday, 4/25 6:00 - 8:00 pm
“Creating the Health Workforce of the Future presented by ASU faculty members Dr. Vic Trastek, director, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery in the College of Health Solutions; and Shirley Weiss, special advisor to ASU President Michael Crow and professor of practice in the W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. 
This discussion takes place in the West campus La Sala Ballroom inside the University Center (UCB). 


Thursday, 4/28 6:00 - 8:00 pm
“Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges: Solving Wicked Problems Through the Power of Character, Education and Leadership” presented by Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley, special advisor to President Crow for leadership initiatives and senior director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership. 
This special event will take place in the Verde Dining Pavilion Multi-Purpose Room at the West campus. 

For more information, please contact New College at

asknewcollege@asu.edu or 602-543-2890.
 
Networking Breakfast
Join the Chamber at Birt's Bistro for Breakfast! 
Tuesday, 5/3 7:30 - 8:30 am



16752 N. Greasewood St.
Surprise, AZ 85378
Click Here to Register for the Networking Breakfast

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

Here we are again with no members being featured! Is there a reason you're keeping your business a secret?
 
Send us a 200 word description of who you are and what your business does with a picture and a logo and you can be in our next newsletter.

April Monthly Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who attended our April Luncheon! Photos courtesy of Steve and Jan Wells of Arborwells Photography

Chamber presents Dinner on the Diamond donation to Peoria Diamond Club

View more photos on our Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/peoriachamberarizona/

News From Mayor Cathy Carlat

New Attendance Record at Spring Training &
High Hopes for Soccer Season at Peoria Sports Complex


Peoria had an attendance-breaking Spring Training 2016 season and the family-friendliest experience around! Next year our fans can expect even more upgrades and more fun with a brand-new shipwrecked kids zone and splashpad.

After the last out was called, the Sports Complex got to work turning over the field and making plans for soccer season. Arizona’s only professional soccer team, Arizona United, chose Peoria for its home in a multi-year agreement. United’s home debut is April 30th against the Portland Timbers.

See the whole AZ United Soccer Schedule Here 

Serve on the Board of Directors

Attention Members! Do you have an interest in serving on the Board of Directors? Contact the Chamber office to receive an application!

Tribute to Our Troops

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