Weekly Newsletter 8/03

August 2016

President's Corner

Oofta it’s nasty out.  I’m headed to Minnesota next week so I’m practicing my Minnesota lingo – you know the “oh geez” and “ya you betcha”.  No matter how humid it is there, it cannot possibly be worse than here the last couple of days.

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Huntington University of Digital Arts grand opening yesterday morning.  What an amazing transformation they have made to the old Dolce Salon building.  This will be a big asset to Peoria as Huntington will be pulling students from across the valley so they can get a good idea of how great a City we have. They even have students already enrolled!  If you have children or grandchildren looking for an education in a fast growing field of the future, have them check out Huntington.

Plans are really shaping up for the Asset Management 10 Million Dollar Shootout Golf Classic.  This year’s event is at Trilogy Golf Club in Vistancia on September 23rd with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm.  10 lucky people drawn at random from all Super Card purchases will have a chance to swing for a hole-in-one and One Million Dollars each.  Besides the Shootout, you’ll have a chance to win a motorcycle from GO AZ Motorcycles on one Par 3 and Shea Homes has something special to win on every Par 3 along with many other fabulous prizes donated by our Chamber members and local Peoria businesses. 

This year’s golf tournament is the Peoria Chamber’s major fundraiser for the year.  The money raised from this tournament is used to fund all the programs the Chamber offers to support our members and the local Peoria business community.  We would really appreciate your support. 

Enter a foursome, buy a sponsorship, provide a raffle prize, volunteer at the event, or just come out to watch the Shootout and join us for dinner, we have something for everybody!  Call the office at 623-979-3601 or visit peoriachamber.com for all the details.
Have a 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

Events Calendar

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

Connecting the Chamber & Community
5:30 - 6:30 PM

The Haymaker Restaurant
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383

Small Business Advisory Council
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Chamber Office
16165 N 83rd Ave, Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Legacy Traditional School Ribbon Cutting
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Legacy Traditional School
7877 W Hillcrest Blvd
Peoria, AZ 85383

View the Entire Calendar Here

2016 Golf Classic Committee Meeting

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

Millennial Blog

11th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
How Millennials are Shaping the Economy

by Nikkie Byers

The largest generation in history is about to enter in to prime spending years. Our habits can really control the economy.

Read the full story here!

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

Next Chamber Radio Show September 7th

Peoria Chamber Radio
Dave Isaac
Breakthrough Thinking

Wednesday, September 7th
11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

John Rosado with
Legal Shield

Call the Chamber Office
to be a radio guest!

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!





Free Parenting Workshop

Free Workshop; Pre-Registration Required
This session will be offered in English and in Spanish. 

Peoria SUPPORT has invited representatives from Family Bridges to share information on parenting. Parenting with a Purpose is a curriculum that motivates parents to raise successful children and teens that have strong character development, relationship smarts, community-engagement and aspirational, personal, and familial vision that ultimately supports students in achieving academic goals.  

Padres con Proposito es un currículo que motiva a los padres a criar a hijos exitosos y adolescentes de carácter formidable con inteligencia relacional que forman parte integrante de la comunidad y tienen una visión personal y familiar que ayudan al estudiante a alcanzar sus metas académicas.

The workshop will be conducted on Wednesday, August 24 from 9:00 - 11:00am at the City of Peoria Development and Community Services Building (9875 N. 85th Avenue; Peoria, AZ 85345).

Registration is required at: 623-773-7070 or


Spanish registration contact: Eduardo Morales at 708-524-1600 or 

Upcoming Events with the Chamber

Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

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

Please join us on August 5th for our next exciting meeting!  We will have a guest speaker and great discussion!

Topic: Stop the Madness of Wasted Time
Leeanne Gardner, Unbridle It 

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

Connecting the Community & the Chamber at The Haymaker

Learn about what's happening at the Peoria Chamber!
Tuesday, 8/9, 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

$10 Million Shootout Golf Classic

Meet Your Members

O’Keith Judish, is a member of the National Association of REALTOR®s (NAR) and the West Maricopa Association of REALTOR®s (WeMAR), and has received a bronze sales award from the WeMAR Association in 2012, 2014 and Silver sales award  2015 for real estate sales.  

O’Keith, Team Lead and Founder of Compass Point Real Estate Group, is licensed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties serving Phoenix and the West Valley area to help guide buyers and sellers through the real estate process. 

With 20 years of experience in graphic design, web development and social media, O’Keith began his real estate career in 2009 using web marketing as his direct source for customer relations. As the internet has taken off, so has real estate. Today, 95% of all customers begin their home search using the internet. 

The world of real estate is changing faster than ever before with the rapid advancements in technology, consumer awareness, purchasing habits and of course, the perception and reality of the economy. 

O’Keith takes great pride in learning and understanding the market at all times, while maintaining a cutting edge in the market place with early technology adoption, social media awareness and efforts, and outside of the box innovative marketing techniques. He believes there is a dream home for everyone and that real estate can sell in any market condition, at a fair price and timely manner, with proper and professional execution.

Having someone like O’Keith, with his knowledge of real estate, experience in graphic design, web development and social media technology is essential to all clients in selling or choosing their new home in the Phoenix area.   

O’Keith is committed to the highest standard of service for his clients and wants to ensure everyone is treated honestly and fairly.

Urgent Need for Blood Donors

We encourage Chamber of Commerce members to give blood during this critical blood shortage for valley hospitals. We are holding various blood drives throughout the community and everyone is welcome with valid picture ID (first and last name). Donors are encouraged to set an appointment time, which usually takes about one hour.

Every one blood donation can make a difference and for my family’s story, one unit of O Negative helped my daughter recover from pneumonia. As difficult as it was to share this with everyone, I felt it was necessary because there are so many other patients, especially at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, who are in current need during this shortage. Click here to see the news story that was featured on 3 TV about the shortage.

Below are dates, times and locations of upcoming blood drives in the Peoria area. Click on the link to schedule your appointment!

August 6 from 9 am to 1:30 pm       
Lunde's Peoria Volkswagen
8801 W Bell Rd
Get a free oil change too!

August 7 from 8 am to 12:15 pm      
New Life Community Church
8155 W Thunderbird Rd

August 7 from 9 am to 1:30 pm       
St Charles Borremeo Church Hall
8615 W Peoria Ave

August 10 from 8 am to 12 pm         
Westbrook Village
19251 Westbrook Village Pkwy

Join ASU West's WestFest Event

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. 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.

Biz 2 Biz Expo

Discover & Explore!

Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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

PEORIA CHAMBER NEWSLETTER - Weekly Newsletter 8/03