Weekly Newsletter 4/27

April 2016

President's Corner

What a great week this has been for the Peoria Chamber!

Just this morning we finished our first Chamber Connections interviews and they were fantastic!  Our guests for the first show were Brian McQuistion from Plumbing Masters, Suzanne Webb from ESurgeries, Mark Gabbard from Sunburst Landscaping and Pat Diomede with Homeowners Financial Group, Chairman of our Board of Directors.  All shared information about their businesses and what makes them the right people to call when you need their service.  These will be edited together to a full program that will run on Peoria Ch 11 for 30 days, uploaded to YouTube and posted on the Chamber website.  Each business owns their segment to use in marketing their company any way they wish.  Call the office to get your business signed up for future shows.

I attended the latest Old Town Peoria Think Tank meeting last week and saw a great presentation on what the City of Peoria envisions for that area.  A good representation of Old Town merchants were in attendance and I’m very grateful to have our Chamber be a part of this visionary project and exceptional group of people.  Stay tuned for more information as the committee moves forward. 

This Friday is a BIG P83 event – see all the details in the flyer on the right hand column of this newsletter. 

Our new Women’s Networking Group is really taking shape!  We had over 30 business women attend our planning meeting and they have some great ideas being planned.  If you want to become part of this group, contact Ruby Rojas at rrojas@peoriachamber.com.  It looks to be a winner. Oh, and no boys allowed!

Check out our event calendar for May’s events, there are many things coming up you won’t want to miss.

Chamber Nation, our Website/Database company is offering our members a tremendous Mobile Advertising opportunity that breaks down to just under $15 per-month with a one-time fee of $49.95.  The best part is they do all the work!  You have a personal assistant assigned to you who will call you each month for any updates you want, then make the changes you requested and post them to several Social Media sites.  Interested?  Call Ashley or myself here at the office and we’d be happy to show it to you.

Have great 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

Ono Hawiian BBQ Ribbon Cutting
10:45 AM
Ono Hawiian BBQ Peoria Location
6830 W. Peoria Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382

P83 Party
5:00 - 10:00 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

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

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

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

Nexus at Silverado
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Silverado Peoria
13391 N. 94th Drive
Peoria, AZ 85381

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!

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 

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!








Upcoming Events with the Chamber

Grand Opening Ceremony
Ono Hawaiian BBQ, Peoria Location 

Ribbon Cutting will be at 10:45 am
Music will be played, food and refreshments will be served!

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

Banner Boswell Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, 5/3 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Help us in Welcoming a New Unit to the Sun City area!

Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Click Here to RSVP for the Ribbon Cutting

Connecting the Community & the Chamber at The Haymaker

Learn about what is happening at the Peoria Chamber!
Tuesday, 5/10, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Non-members are welcome!

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

May Luncheon

Wednesday, 5/11 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Frank O'Halloran and Joel Conger from Mercy Maricopa Integrated Health Services will hold a Community Forum on the Behavioral Health Crisis System

Robert Brink from Transplant Team of Arizona will discuss Donor Registrations 

Members $20.00, Non-members $30.00

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln.
Peoria, AZ 85382‚Äč

Click Here to Register for the May Luncheon

Meet Your Members

SmartWrap is a vehicle wrap, design, print and installation company based out of Phoenix, Arizona.  Our main focus is building brand equity for small and medium-sized businesses.  We do this by creating highly effective and memorable logos and wrap designs that help build a positive brand impression.  

“Branding is not about getting noticed, it’s about being remembered”.  We coined this statement in 2015 being absolutely convinced of its importance and truth.  If you’re looking for magnets for your company vehicles, you might want to consider the potential negative implications this could have on your company and your brand.  Rebuilding from a negative brand impression is even more difficult than starting from no brand recognition.  We suggest saving-up for or financing the investment in building your brand rather than going the easiest, cheapest route.

SmartWrap’s designs have won the American Marketing Association – Phoenix Spectrum award two years in a row (2014 & 2015) and have been nominated again this year.  SmartWrap is a 3M “MCS” certified print facility.  What this means for our clients is 3M “MCS” certification is the gold standard of print certifications.

We look forward to working with you! 

Holly Pierce and the SmartWrap team. 



P83 Party This Friday!

Peoria Parkfest

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
To Register for the 97th Anniversary and Awards Dinner, Click Here

Special Event Benefiting Eve's Place

On May 1, 2016, anyone who comes to Uptown Alley to bowl, or play any of their games, Uptown Alley will donate a portion of the proceeds, on that day, to Eve's Place.

All you have to do is to visit Uptown Alley on May 1st and have some fun!
Please visit their website at uptownalleysurprise.com for more details.

13535 N. Litchfield Rd,
Surprise, AZ 85379
PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Weekly Newsletter 4/27