Weekly Newsletter 7/27

July 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!

Slow week this week, being the last week of the month and many people are taking their last chance to enjoy a family vacation before school starts.  Hopefully to someplace cooler!

Here are a few things you should be aware of:

No August Luncheon, while so many people told us how much they enjoyed last month’s luncheon with speaker Pat McDermott from APS, they were also sharing they would be gone for the August luncheon and see us in September.  The staff and I will come up with something special for you for the September Luncheon.

B2B West Valley Expo Discount Pricing Expires July 31stSave yourself $50 and reserve your booth for the August 25th event at the Wigwam Resort from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  Last year they had over 80 businesses showing and in excess of 400 people came through.  This year’s looks to be bigger and better.  The early price is only $175, click here to reserve your space.

The Chamber Networking Breakfast is on August 2nd at Brother’s Restaurant which starts at 7:30 am.  We have a few networking surprises for you in addition to two great presentations from Don Arbuckle from Arrowhead Cadillac and Gina Sheets from Banner Lakes Imaging. 

Huntington University Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting is Tuesday August 2nd at 9:00 am following the breakfast. The President of Huntington University, Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, and Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat will be the featured speakers at the Ribbon Cutting. You’ll also have an opportunity to mingle with several City Council Members and some of our Chamber Board of Directors.  Rumor has it there will be tours of the completely remodeled Dolce Salon building to make it the very impressive Huntington University.

For anyone interested, the Chamber is having a more intimate Hiring Event on Wednesday August 3rd at the Chamber Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Our last one, in conjunction with the City of Peoria and Goodwill of Central Arizona held at Peoria High School, featured 36 Employers with 222 job seekers.  These Hiring Events are FREE to both the Employers and the Job seekers.  For more information, check out the flyer elsewhere in the newsletter.

On a personal note I want to congratulate the Peoria Police Department for not only the exceptional job they do, but also the wonderful relationship they have with the community.  I saw them on TV being honored and thanked by the community for they work they do.  I am so proud and happy to be a part of all these good things going on in Peoria.  It sure beats all the bad things we see constantly on the news.  Next time you have the chance, tell an officer what a great job they are doing.

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

Congratulations SRP!

Phoenix Business Journal - Salt River Project customers rank the utility as the best in customer service in the West.

J.D. Power said the utility had a customer satisfaction index score of 730 on a 1,000-point schedule. It ranked the utility first in the West in all six factors.

This is the 17th time SRP topped the scale against utilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. SRP had the highest score among large utilities in the West and across the U.S.

Events Calendar

Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 8:45 AM
Brother's Family Restaurant
8466 W Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

Huntington University Ribbon Cutting
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Huntington University 
8385 W Mariners Way
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

Peoria Chamber Women 4 Women
8:15 - 9:30 AM
Chamber Office 
16165 N 83rd Ave, Ste 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Ribbon Cutting at 8:45 AM
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
10641 W Olive Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

View the Entire Calendar Here

2016 Golf Classic Committee Meeting

$10 Million Shootout
Golf Classic 

Next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 8/1 at 11:30 AM at the Peoria Chamber Office. 

Millennial Blog

10th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
5 Tips on How to Be Taken More Seriously

by Nikkie Byers

1. Quit Talking
2. Cut the Slang
3. Dress
4. Speak Up
5. Know Your Strengths and Use Them

Read the full story here!

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

Next Chamber Radio Show August 3rd

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, August 3rd
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Sunburst Landscaping

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

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, August 2nd
7:30 - 8:45 am

Join us for Breakfast while expanding
your network! 

$12 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Featured Business Presentations:
Don Arbuckle, Arrowhead Cadillac
Gina Sheets, Banner Lakes Imaging

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

Huntington University Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, August 2nd
9:00 - 10:00 am

Please join us to celebrate Huntington University with a
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, August 2nd, 9-10 am
8385 W. Mariners Way, Peoria 85382

Ribbon Cutting begins at 9:55am


Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, August 5th
8:15 - 9:30 am

Peoria Chamber Women 4 Women is a networking group exclusively for women!  Each meeting holds a new activity designed to get women engaged in learning about each other and discussing solutions to challenges they've faced while growing their business or career.  We build great relationships while having a lot of fun!

Please note: The new schedule for this group will now be the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month

Peoria Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave, Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
RSVP Here for the Women 4 Women Meeting

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting

Friday, August 5th
8:30 - 9:30 am

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is delighted to announce the grand opening of our new branch in Peoria. We would be honored to have you join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 5th, at 8:45 a.m. We anticipate a number of officials from local community groups and representatives from county and state agencies joining us. Alaska USA’s Vice President of the Southwest Region, Marci Aguayo, will be on hand to greet guests and thank members for their support. We look forward to meeting you.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
10641 W Olive Ave (Inside Safeway)
Peoria, AZ
Please RSVP at m.connolly@alaskausa.org

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Only 4 days left for
early registration prices!
Don't wait to reserve your spot!

Meet Your Members

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Our staff here at The Office Liquidator have handled many different types of office furniture, both new and used. Our in-store craftsmen can refinish your current office furniture to make it look like it just came off the showroom floor. This helps to save time and money! 

What sets us apart from any office furniture dealer in the Valley is our satisfaction guarantee. The Office Liquidator offers a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee on every product purchased from any of our showrooms. If our customers are not happy with their purchase for any reason, we will repair it, replace it, or refund your money back. 

Serving customers in Phoenix and her sister cities across the valley, our company’s “Green Initiative” is to keep office furniture out of the landfills and help the environment. Together, we will make the world a better place now and for future generations. Contact us today!  

Contact Jim Staude at (623) 399-9544 or jim@myofficeliquidator.com for more information!

Acacia District E-News


Police Partner With Local Target Stores

The Peoria Police Department is hosting the annual National Night Out on August 2, 2016. Local Peoria Target stores are partnering in this celebration to promote community involvement and crime prevention. 

The events provide the Peoria community a chance to meet and interact with police officers.   Attendees also get an up-close look at SWAT robots, police motorcycles, and various other police vehicles. Lots of free information will be available about ways to keep homes and family safe.   Guests will be able to speak one-on-one with police officers at the event.

This year’s events will be held from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. and will be held at three Peoria Target stores.

For more information call or email Public Information Officer Brandon Sheffert, at Brandon.Sheffert@peoriaaz.gov or 623-773-8811.  


Target Store, 9350 W. Northern Avenue 

Target Store, 8055 W. Bell Road 

Target Store, 24890 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway 


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Goodwill Hiring Event

Join ASU West's WestFest Event

Greetings ASU Community Partner: 
You are cordially invited to ASU’s West location’s annual WestFest Event. During the first week of classes every fall semester, we bring student organizations, university departments, and various vendors within the ASU community to our location to highlight the many services available to students at ASU’s West location. We want to ensure students know that your business is out there and a great option for those who venture off campus looking for entertainment and services nearby. 
Registration is easy. Simply click hereto view the registration form. Each vendor registration is $200. The vendor registration provides the following 
-  10’ by 10’ Vendor Activation Space 
-  Canopy 
-  One 6’ or 8’ table 
-  Two chairs 
-  One Vehicle validation 
-  Discounted tabling opportunities on campus through the Fall 2016 semester 
-  Access to 5,000 plus ASU students, faculty, and staff 
WestFest 2016 is taking place on Tuesday, August 23 rd from 11 am to 2 pm on campus. We are very excited to see this event grow and want you to be a part of it. WestFest this year includes: 
-  Food Trucks 
-  Music 
-  Giveaways 
-  And Much More 
Please feel free to reach out to David Anaya if you have any questions at 602-543-8140 or daa@asu.edu.
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