Weekly Newsletter 8/17

August 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!

Back from vacation feeling well rested and ready to rock and roll again.  Tell the truth, how many of you are thrilled to death that your children are back in school?  I’m pretty sure I heard a collective sigh of relief throughout Peoria!

Rumor has it that the opening party at Headquarters Grill Bar Sushi was a HUGE success.  Everyone said the food was exceptional, the beer was cold and they have more TV’s than you can imagine.  I’m thinking I’ve found my new place for watching football!

Our $10 Million Shootout Golf Classic is rapidly approaching – sign up your foursome before August 26th and save $10 a person. See all the details in the right hand column.

The Biz 2 Biz Expo is coming up on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Wigwam Resort.  The six West Valley Chambers host it and it’s a great opportunity to showcase your business for a minimum cost.  It’s free to the public and last I heard they’re expecting well in excess of 400.  More details in the right column.

We’ve just confirmed an after work Happy Hour Mixer at The Lucidi Distilling Co in Old Town Peoria.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Distillery is located in Fire Station No.1 at 8307 W. Washington.  It’s open to Chamber Members and Non-Members and FREE to attend, all you pay for is your beverage.  This place is awesome so if you haven’t been there yet, this is the perfect opportunity.  Come mingle and have fun with your fellow Peoria business owners!

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

Event Calendar

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

Ambassador Committee Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Peoria Chamber Women 4 Women Meeting
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

View the Entire
Calendar Here!

Millennial Blog

13th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
How to Prepare for the Future on a Millennial's Budget

by Nikkie Byers

1. Start Saving
2. Start a Roth IRA
3. Have an Emergency Account
4. Don't Skimp on Coverages

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

Next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, 8/22 at
11:30 AM 
at the
Peoria Chamber Office. 

Meet Your Members

Do you like FREE?!?!

Well here's

for your business!  Send us 200-300 words explaining who you are and why people should come to your business and we'll put it in this space.  The best part?  We won't charge you a dime!

Send your write up and a picture or logo to marketing@peoriachamber.com.  This offer is good for current Peoria Chamber Members.

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!




Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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


Upcoming Events with the Chamber

Member Orientation

Thursday, August 18th
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

Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, August 19th
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!

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


West Valley Biz to Biz Expo

Thursday, August 25th
4:00 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the historic Wigwam Resort, the 2016 Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an unparalleled opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase their products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers.

Free to attend and open to the public, this highly productive event offers the perfect opportunity for maximum impact within an efficient four hour window. While attending, enjoy a cash bar, prizes and develop critical relationships with surrounding businesses and leaders throughout the West Valley.



Wigwam Resort
300 Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Click Here for more info


Chamber Mixer at
Lucidi Distilling Co

Tuesday, August 30th
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun night of happy hour
while networking!  Enjoy signature cocktails and giveaways!

Cash bar, snacks will be provided

Historic Fire Station No 1
8307 W Washington St
Peoria, AZ 85345
Click Here to RSVP for the Mixer

$10 Million Shootout Golf Classic

Local First Mixer TONIGHT!

Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 6:00-8:00p, (Member 101 Session @ 5:30p)
Location: Winery 101: Olive Business Park, 9299 W. Olive Ave Suite 101
Free to attend!
Bring your electronic waste! We’re teaming up with eGreen IT Solutions to provide a collection for all of your unwanted electronic waste at our evening mixers. Find a list of acceptable items here.  Please note that CRT computer monitors & TVs are accepted but there is a fee involved.Contact Katie Campbell – 602 944-4151 at eGreen IT Solutions to make the donation for the fee to recycle them properly. Questions about waste not listed here, please contact kharris@egreenits.com. You will also receive an extra entry into our drawing for door prizes when you bring e-waste.

Winery 101 is a family owned and operated tasting room in Peoria, AZ. Wine makers and Owners, Irlyn and Gavin started making wines in 2008. With family, friends and a deep love for their community they decided to bring their passion for wine making to become Peoria’s first Winery (101). They now have over 20 wine varietals and two lines of wine.Gallifant Cellars  wines are single varietal, exceptionally handcrafted with a taste of the Old World. SouthPaw Cellars (given the name because they are both left handed) are blends with a flare for fun and all that Arizona has to offer!

Join Local First Arizona for our August mixer with Irlyn and Gavin Gallifant at Winery 101 in Peoria. Please register below.


City Announcements

Peoria’s AM/PM Program Accommodates Late-Start Days

Beginning this school year, the Peoria AM/PM Before and After School Care Program will provide before school care for all late-start school days at all Peoria Unified School District (PUSD) schools within the Peoria city limits. This program provides a supervised, safe and secure environment for children between kindergarten and 14 years old. This program, co-sponsored with the PUSD, is the perfect solution for working parents in need of childcare before and after school. The fee is $9.50 each morning and there is a one-time $5 registration fee for non-AM/PM participants. Participants enrolled consistently five days a week in the AM program will not be charged an additional fee. For more information about the late-start days and the program, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/ampm

Registration Opens for Peoria Youth Sports Fall Season

The fall season consists of youth soccer (ages 5-15), flag football (ages 6-13), tee ball (ages 4-6), machine pitch baseball (ages 6-8), volleyball (ages 7-18), and cross country (ages 5-15).  The season runs from Oct. 1 – Nov. 19 with one practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Early registration will be accepted online until Aug. 24, which gives participants a savings of $20, making it $60 for Peoria residents and $90 for non-residents. From Aug. 25 until Aug. 31 (registration deadline), the registration fee is $80 for Peoria residents and $110 for non-residents. To sign up for one of the fall sports, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/youthsports or call 623-773-7137.


Veterans Retreat

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