Weekly Newsletter 5/4

May 2016

President's Corner

If you missed last Friday’s P83 party at the Peoria Sports Complex, you missed out on a terrific evening!  Better mark your calendar right now for the next one set for Friday, June 3rd.   It’s a great evening for the whole family so plan to attend.

You’re probably noticing some great additions coming to the P83 Entertainment District.  In the old Fox & Hound, we have Modern Round joining us.  They are a virtual shooting lounge with great entertainment, food and things to do - http://www.modernround.com/ check them out here and see what’s coming!

We also have a new restaurant place opening soon (they’re hoping for end of June) called Headquarters Grill/Bar/Sushi that is across the street from Harkins Theaters.  If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll know the spot as the old Krispy Kreme building.  The two guys who own it are from New Jersey and plan on making all their own food from scratch.  This looks to be a very fun place and I can’t wait for them to open so we can have some Chamber events there.

You may have also noticed that Corner Bakery Café is no more – rumor has it that a great new pizza place is headed for there and I’ve also heard that the old Satara building is about to have a new restaurant/bar coming in that is supposed to be fantastic.  Keep your eyes peeled to our newsletter to learn about their openings.  P83 is really going to be THE place in the West Valley to have a great time!

I just came back from attending the Senior Recognition Event for the MET Professional Academy (Medical, Engineering & Technology) at Peoria High School.  I’ve had the privilege of sitting on the Advisory Committee for this incredible program and this is their first class of graduating seniors.  The student accomplishments shared with us today make me very proud to be associated with MET.  The many awards this group has received is amazing and to hear their plans for the future had to make their parents and teachers proud.  I guess today’s students have found things more meaningful than playing sports and chasing girls.  Who knew??

Make sure you look at all the upcoming events on the Events Calendar and listed to the right – our Chamber has a lot going on that you will definitely want to be a part of that’s designed to help each of your businesses grow and prosper.  Make it a point to join us!

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

Women's Networking Group Meeting
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

Benevilla Community Baby Shower Event
9:00 - 12:00 PM
Rio Vista Rec. Center/ Lakeview Room
8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85381

Connecting the Chamber & the Community
5:30 - 6:30 PM
The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85383

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

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

Catch a Professional Soccer Game in Peoria

The soccer season is in full swing at the Peoria Sports Complex. Arizona United SC, a Peoria-based professional soccer team that is a member of the United Soccer League, returned to the complex through a multi-year deal. Twelve of Arizona United’s 15 home matches will be on Saturdays. Upcoming home matches:

  • Saturday, May 7 against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
  • Saturday, May 21 against Orange County Blues FC
  • Saturday, June 18 against Saint Louis FC
  • Saturday, June 25 against Sacramento Republic FC

Tickets range from $5-$20 for adults and youth. For more info, visit www.arizonaunited.com

2016 Golf Tournament Committee Meeting

The next 2016 Golf Classic Tournament Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 5/9 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, June 1st
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Dr. Gaylen Bartlett,
from ADIO Chiropractic

Listen to the 
May 4th Radio Segment
featuring Brian McQuiston of
Plumbing Masters on
the Chamber website!

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

Learn about what's 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​

Click Here to Register for the May Luncheon
Hot Topics & Lunch
 Tuesday, 5/17, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Topic will be Winning with Interns Forum
Useful information on how to obtain Interns for
your business. 

There will be presenters from 
Arizona State University,
Trine University, 
Grand Canyon University, Huntington University,
and the Peoria Unified School District

Lunch is sponsored by Papa Murphy's 

Free for Chamber members, $15.00 for Non-members
Space is limited, so Register today!

Lunch will take place at the Peoria Chamber Office
Click Here to Register for the Hot Topics & Lunch

97th Anniversary & Awards Dinner

Click on image for more info!
Click here for sponsorship information or contact Ashley Scott at ascott@peoriachamber.com or by calling (623)-979-3601

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

Meet Your Members

Your Tax-Credit Donation Offers a Brighter Future for Arizona Students with Disabilities LDIEF, a 501(c)(3) School Tuition Organization (STO), exists for the sole purpose of collecting tax-credit donations that provide tuition scholarships to less fortunate children and/or young adults.  Your dollar-for-dollar tax-credit donation offers private education to a deserving teen or young adult and… it costs you nothing!

Corporations have the power of choice to donate up to 100% of their annual state income tax liability to LDIEF and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. The 2016 cap is $62 million for low income and $5 million for Disabled/Displaced students with a deadline of July 1.

Individuals using the Original Income Tax Credit can donate up to $545 or $1,090 (married filing jointly).  Additionally, the New Overflow/Plus Tax Credit allows individuals to donate an additional dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to $542 or $1,083 (married filing jointly). Donations may be made throughout the year.

LDIEF scholarships are open to any applicant, and specifically assist students with Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities with funding for high school programs that offer education, community, and workforce preparation. These programs provide a pathway of opportunity for graduating students to successfully transition to adult living, employability, and higher education. 

Learn more at www.ldieducationfund.org or 623-773-2774

Much-Needed Free Services for Families

For more information about Passport to Summer, contact Peoria’s Human Services Coordinator Debbie Pearson at 623-773-7070 or debbie.pearson@peoriaaz.gov.

Parkfest This Saturday!

Peoria High School Business Students Need Your Help!

The Peoria High School Future Business Leaders of America, are in need of our business community’s help. 

They need to raise the final $1800 needed to attend this year’s National Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia from June 27th to July 3rd. Through car washes, selling candles and a number of other funding raising activities, they have raised $5,152 on their own.

Contact FBLA Advisor Jan Delgado at jdelgado@peoriaud.k12.az.us or Rachel Green at Rachelllll@live.com or (623)910-3126​ if you have questions or would like to offer support.

Learn More!

Peoria Community Baby Shower

Coyotes Select-A-Seat Open House