Weekly Newsletter 6/1

June 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed a terrific Memorial Day weekend with your family and friends and had a chance to relax from your hectic schedules.

Last week’s Ribbon Cutting/Mixer at the Lucidi Distillery in Old Town Peoria was a fantastic success!  Over 100 people were in attendance, including Mayor Cathy Carlat, members of the City of Peoria City Council and City Manager Carl Swenson.  Mayor Carlat and Councilwoman Vicki Hunt (Acacia District) both shared the City’s excitement and enthusiasm for this bright new star in Old Town Peoria and the big revitalization plans for Old Town in the future. If you like to see and hear their remarks go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dhh9YqXbeE&feature=youtu.be   

​Following that event on Thursday night, we had a combined mixer with the Surprise Chamber at Windmill Suites.  Attendance was strong from both chambers and I saw many of the people exchanging business cards and contact information.  I’m guessing some great relationships were formed that will turn into more business referrals for everyone.  I would like to personally thank the following businesses for their generous donations for raffle prizes: 

Credit Union West- Gift Basket
Spa 810- Massage/Facial Gift Certificate
Wines for Humanity- Bottle of Wine
Arizona United SC- Soccer Game tickets
Chuck and Rosie Strange- Gift Basket
Eagle Laser Engraving Services- Engraved Beer Mugs
Windmill Suites- (2) Free One-Night Stays at Windmill Suites
Birt’s Bistro supplied all the food
The Nest provided all Beer and Wine beverages

I’m very pleased to announce our bi-weekly Networking Breakfasts have found a permanent home!!  Beginning June 7th our breakfasts will be at Brothers Family Restaurant in Old Town Peoria.  Each breakfast will have a choice of 3 entrees, which is something new for us.  Now you know where we will be every time so please invite your business friends to join us and see how great our Chamber is!

Important News About Our Website:
If you haven’t taken the time to update your Chamber Directory information or created your FREE TCS Landing Page here are 3 good reasons to do it today:
  • From January 1st through May 31st our website received 795,596 Impressions (people did a search and we came up in the listings)
  • 42,976 of those became Directory Queries (they searched our Directory for a business)
  • Of those Queries, 6,184 clicked on the businesses TCS page which then took them to their company website.
Pretty powerful numbers! To get your TCS Page set up, login to our website and click on the red "request setup" button at the top of the screen. You will answer some questions and be on your way! If you need help updating your information or logging in to the website call the Chamber office.  From those numbers I’d say it would be a phone call worth making!

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

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
Brothers Family Restaurant
8466 W. Peoria Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345

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

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

View the Entire Calendar Here

Millennial Blog on Chamber Website

3rd Edition of
 The Millennials Corner:
The Art of Follow Up 
by Nikkie Byers

Here’s the problem: You attend all these networking events and you have hundreds upon hundreds of business cards just stacked on your desk. Making contact with all of these people seems like a daunting task.
How do you keep track of all of these cards?
How do you follow up?

2016 Golf Tournament Committee Meeting

The next 2016 Golf Classic Tournament Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 6/6 at 11:30 AM at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

See what the Ten Million Dollar Shootout is all about!

Next Chamber Radio Show July 6th

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, July 6th
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Don Arbuckle
from Arrowhead Cadillac

Listen to the 
June Radio Segment
featuring Dr. Gaylen Bartlett of
ADIO Chiropractic on
the Chamber website!

Call the Chamber Office
to be a radio guest!

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!






Peoria Chamber of Commerce

16165 N 83rd Ave, Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382


Upcoming Events with the Chamber

Women's Networking Group
Friday, June 3rd
8:15 - 9:30 am

Join us at the Peoria Chamber Office Next Friday
for the Women's Networking Group!

If you need more information, please contact rrojas@peoriachamber.com
Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, June 7th
7:30 - 8:30 am

We have a Permanent Home!
Join us at our new breakfast location,
Brothers Family Restaurant!
Attendees will have a choice of three entrees,
cooked to order! 

$12 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Brothers Family Restaurant
8466 W. Peoria Ave,
Peoria, AZ 85345
Register Here for the Networking Breakfast

June Luncheon
Wednesday, June 8th
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?:
The Urgent Need for a Civic-Ownership Mindset

Presented by Guest Speaker David Moss from Leadership West 

$20 for member, $30 for non-members

Arizona Broadway Theatre
 7701 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382​
Register Here for the June Luncheon

97th Anniversary & Awards Dinner

Only Two Days Left to Submit Your Nominations!
Nominations close 5 pm, June 3rd

Click here for details and nomination forms.

Celebrate the individuals and businesses
who made a significant impact 
in the community
within the past twelve months!
Nominate deserving individuals or 
companies in the following categories:

Community Service Award
Member of the Year Award
Non-Profit of the Year Award
Innovative Solutions Award
Click here for sponsorship information
or contact Ashley Scott at ascott@peoriachamber.com or by calling (623)-979-3601

Tickets are available for purchase for $55.
To Register for the 97th Anniversary and Awards Dinner, Click Here

Meet Your Members

spa810 LLC, is one of the fastest growing franchise boutique med spas in the U.S. today. With over 32 locations being opened in the U.S. and Canada in the next 6 months, spa810 is on a remarkable growth plan.  Their next spa to open is in the Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona. The new beautiful spa810 Arrowhead is more than 2,000 square feet with 8 spa rooms for their ultimate top-of-the-line pain-free Alma laser, facial and massage services.  

spa810 is different than other spa franchises. It is the only franchise that offers Laser Hair Removal, Facials and Massages, all under one roof.  The Arrowhead spa810 location will offer massage, facials, Eclipse Micropen micro-needling, VI Chemical Peels, lash and brow tinting, Revitalash, Eminence Organics Skincare, iS Clinical Skincare and the new cutting edge HydraFacial Machine.

The Arrowhead spa810 will be using the Alma Soprano ICE, which is the safest and most advanced laser in the market today. The Soprano ICE is the GOLD STANDARD for laser hair removal. In recent years, the diode laser has become the superstar of laser hair removal. It is the best overall machine for treating all six-skin types based on safety and long-term use especially satisfactory to skin types I-IV.  The Alma Diode has a longer wavelength than other lasers. This longer wavelength enables the light to penetrate deeper and is theoretically safer than shorter wavelength lasers because it can better avoid the melanin pigment in the skin's epidermis.

The Arrowhead spa810 will be open Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday’s 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday’s 10:00am-3:00pm. 
It is located at 7451 W. Bell Road, Suite 2, Peoria, AZ 85382.  

P83 Party This Friday!

Check out the second P83 Party this Friday night!
Party goers will get to hear three alternative rock tribute bands, Faceless, Green Today, and The Foo,
5:00 - 10:00 pm at the Peoria Sports Complex.

There will also be gourmet food trucks, games for attendees of all ages, shopping at the various local vendor booths, beer, wine, spirits and an interactive zone for kids & adults!

Admission is free and VIP tickets are available for $25.
For more information, visit www.p83az.com.

ASU Executive Lecture Series Coming This Summer

APS Files Request for Rate Review- First Time in Five Years

The proposal will enable APS to continue investing in what customers have told us they want, including:
  • A cleaner energy mix
  • An advanced power grid that encourages more innovation and more customer control
  • Grid security
  • Economic growth
  • And above all else, reliability customers can count on
You can learn more about the rate review at azenergyfuture.com. There APS has short videos and summaries about their requests and all official filing documents.

APS expects the process to take about 12 months and have requested that the proposed changes go into effect July 1, 2017.

Read More Here

A Message from the Mayor

Peoria Residents Dedicate Sunrise Mountain

Peoria residents gathered a little after sunrise Saturday morning on May 21st to dedicate the new Sunrise Mountain Preserve for the use of all future Peoria generations.
Photo Courtesy of the Peoria Times

The crowd that included hikers, bikers, and equestrian and nature enthusiasts rallied to mark the historic occasion of ownership transferring to the citizens. Last month, Peoria City Council approved the purchase of the western 85 acres of Sunrise Mountain, located at 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

The area was zoned for residential properties and the land developer planned for 130 units until Mayor Carlat initiated conversations with the developer immediately upon taking office. Now the preserve will be open for citizen use and connected with Peoria’s trail system.