Weekly Newsletter 6/15

June 2016

President's Corner

Hi All!

One week from today we will be holding our 97th Anniversary and Community Awards Banquet.  If you haven’t made your reservations, you really should plan to attend.  It’s going to be a great evening with some special entertainment, a little history on Peoria and the people who founded it along with the presentation of awards to individuals and companies who have made exceptional contributions to the Peoria Chamber and the City of Peoria.

I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening party at Modern Round last Thursday in the P83 district.  It’s located in the old Fox & Hound building and if you were ever in there you would never recognize it now.  What an AMAZING place!  It’s a virtual shooting range with extraordinary technology that makes you feel like you are actually firing a gun, but without the noise or bullets.  You can play games, shoot at targets or be in real life situations where you determine the best way to react - but it better be quick!  The food is great and there is a wide variety of libations – plus these people really know how to throw a party.  I’m looking forward to spending some time there with my friends and family.

I went with Chuck Strange and Nikkie Byers last week to pass out the Luke Bags to the service people who rotated in this month to Luke Air Force Base.  A wonderful experience and I felt privileged to shake each person’s hand, learn where they have rotated in from and thank them for their service.  There was a large group who have just come back from Korea, some from Afghanistan and then a host of other places.  It was quite an experience.  They seemed very appreciative of the bags, so I highly suggest you put something in the bags from your business next month.

Rumor has it the heat this weekend is going to be staggering.  Please make sure your pets have water and if you have elderly neighbors maybe touch base with them to make sure they are ok.

If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to call me at 623-979-3601 or
e-mail me at

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

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

Ambassador's Committee Meeting
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Women's Networking Group
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
Brother's Family Restaurant
8466 W. Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

Hot Topics & Lunch
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Peoria 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

View the Entire Calendar Here

Millennial Blog on Chamber Website

5th Edition of
 The Millennials Corner:
How Do You Reach Millennials? 

by Nikkie Byers

​Millennials have taken over! They are the largest generation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more Millennials than Boomers by almost a million (April 2016). This means a huge dollar sign to businesses, small and large.

So how do you target them? What can you do to make them want to buy from you or do business with you?

Read the full story here!

If you have any topics you feel should be discussed,
please email nbyers@farmersagent.com

2016 Golf Classic Committee Meeting

$10 Million Shootout
Golf Classic 

Next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 6/20 at 11:30 AM at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

Live Sports Radio Broadcast

Join Dave and Greg on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060, as they’ll be broadcasting live at Barrel Grill (15703 N. 83rd ave, Peoria, 85382)
Saturday June 18th,
from 1:00-4:00 pm

The Prize Wheel is scheduled to be in attendance with giveaways and prizes.
Be sure to grab some delicious food/drinks while you’re there!

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

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

Member Orientation

Thursday, June 16th
10:00 - 11:30 am

Learn all the features included with your
Chamber membership and how to best utilize them
for your business!

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

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, June 21st
7:30 - 8:45 am

Join us at our permanent Breakfast location, 
Brothers Family Restaurant!

Attendees will have a choice of 3 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
Hot Topics & Lunch 

Tuesday, June 21st
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Understanding a Financial Statement:
A Bankers Perspective

presented by Ron Castro from BNC Bank

Lunch is sponsored by Papa Murphy's 

Held at the Peoria Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
Register Here for the Hot Topics & Lunch

Enjoy a Free Lunch on
Noodles & Company!

RSVP for either June 24th or June 26th

This is first come first serve for those that RSVP,
so sign up before all the spots are taken!

RSVP Here for Noodles & Company Free Lunch

97th Anniversary & Awards Dinner

Meet Your Members

Take advantage of this
free advertising opportunity! 

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.

Honor 1st Responders with Arizona United

For more information and to purchase tickets, Click Here

Biz 2 Biz West Valley Expo

Salute from the Shores: Lake Pleasant 2016 Fireworks Show

Pleasant Harbor and Maricopa Water District (MWD) will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks show on Sunday, July 3, 2016.  Located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, Pleasant Harbor RV Resort and Marina, open to the public 365 days a year, will host food vendors, free activities for the kids, including water slides, bounce houses, and Euro trampoline bungee, as well as a DJ, all leading up to the main attraction: a dramatic lakeside fireworks showFestivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at 9:00 p.m. and activities running until 11:00 p.m.    

Admissions fee is $15.00 per vehicle, with coolers and lawn chairs always welcome.  Pleasant Harbor is the closest destination and entrance to Lake Pleasant, conveniently located off Carefree Highway and 87th Avenue (8708 W. Harbor Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85383).  Visitors exiting I-17, travel west on Carefree Highway, or take 99th Avenue North from Bell Road to Carefree Highway and then west to 87th Avenue to Harbor Boulevard.    

For more information about the Lake Pleasant fireworks show or Pleasant Harbor, please call 800-475-3272 or 928-501-LAKE (5253) or visit www.pleasantharbor.com.

Have a blast this 4th of July at the Peoria Sports Complex

Join us, July 4th, for an evening full of fun for all ages, live entertainment, and the most colorful fireworks in the skies, including family-friendly activities such as a Water Zone, a Kids Zone, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament, bounce houses and food concessions. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. (weather permitting).

• Gates open at 5 p.m. Parking is FREE.
• Admission is $10 for 13 and older, 12 and under are free.
• You can purchase discounted presale tickets for only $7, available for purchase until June 30 at Peoria Sports Complex, Rio Vista Recreation Center, Peoria Community Center, and Community Services Office at City Hall.
• Seating is on the plush lawn and is first come first served. 

For more information, to purchase tickets, and contests and tournament sign up please visit PeoriaSportsComplex.com.

Free Service Offered by Peoria Police

Vacation House Check

Citizens living within the Peoria city limits can be placed on the “Vacation Watch” list by completing a form at the Peoria Police Department or at www.peoriaaz.gov/vacationwatch

Homes will be watched for up to 30 days. Volunteers with the Peoria Police Department may walk around your home to see if there is anything unusual or if there is any apparent damage. If any sign of forced entry or unexpected change occurs, a uniformed police officer will be contacted and an investigation will be conducted. The emergency contacts provided when registering will also be notified.   

It’s also important to make arrangements with family members, friends or neighbors to keep an eye on your home while you’re on vacation. Don’t forget to stop mail and newspaper delivery prior to your departure and leave a key with someone you trust.

West Valley Women Hold 8th Annual Meet Your Mayor Lunch

(L-R: Nicole Lance, Deputy City Manager, Surprise; Hon. Michelle Hess, Vice Mayor, Buckeye; Hon. Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria; Hon. Wally Campbell, Council Member, Goodyear; Hon. Stephanie Karlin, Vice Mayor, Avondale; Hon. Paul Faith, Vice Mayor, Litchfield Park; Hon. Kenn Weise, Mayor, Avondale; Jeanne Blackman, City Manager, Youngtown; and Hon. Kathie Farr, Council Member, Tolleson. Not pictured: Kari Sliva, Community Relations Liaison, Office of Mayor, City of Glendale) Photo credit: Michele King Bruen
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