Weekly Newsletter 11/3

November 2016

President's Corner

Tomorrow is the big day – which is why you are receiving this week’s newsletter on Thursday instead of Wednesday. Ashley, Carmen and I have been crazy busy here in the office finishing the final details for the event.

Wine and Cigars Under the Stars is happening tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at our Chamber member business Palmbrook Country Club.  Palmbrook is located at 9350 W. Greenway Rd. in Sun City 85351.  Each year our Veterans and Military Affairs Committee puts on this fun charity event to raise money to provide two $2,000 scholarships to graduating senior JROTC cadets, one from Peoria High School and one from Cactus High School.

It's a fun evening of wine tasting inside and cigar smoking outside (for us non-smokers we won’t even smell it). Each guest will have the opportunity to sample 3 white wines and 4 red wines with the cigar smokers enjoying samples of Glenfiddich Scotch, Red Breast Irish Whiskey and Fire Station No.1 Whiskey distilled right here in Peoria from our own Lucidi Distilling Company.

There will be great food, great speakers and some terrific piano music provided by Christopher Glowacki who you may have enjoyed before at an Arrowhead Country Club brunch.  So, if you’re looking for an enjoyable evening on Friday night, why not join us and support our JROTC Cadets, our future military leaders?

Here are two major "Save the Dates”. On Wednesday, November 16th our Chamber is doing a combined networking luncheon with the Phoenix Metro Chamber at Arrowhead Country Club, located at 19888 N. 73rd Avenue in Glendale.  Each person attending pays for their own lunch and beverages and you do not need to register in advance.  Here is a great opportunity to broaden your business contacts.

December 15th is a 3 Chamber mixer at Laser Quest, a Peoria Chamber member.  The event is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm or longer if you’re having fun.  It will consist of the Peoria Chamber, North Phoenix Chamber and the Phoenix Metro Chamber. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet new referral sources and get more exposure for your business.  Laser Quest is located at 3335 W. Peoria in Phoenix.  More details to follow.

Talk to you next 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 Meeting
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Wine & Cigars Under the Stars 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Palmbrook Country Club
9350 W Greenway Rd
Sun City, AZ 85351

Peoria Rotary Club Walker Fan Fest
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Peoria Sport Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Connecting the Chamber & Community - The Haymaker
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383

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

Ark Family Health Ribbon Cutting
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ark Family Health
8514 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

The Fountains at Lake Pleasant Ribbon Cutting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Fountains at Lake Pleasant
10134 W Mohawk Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

SBF Webinar #6: Can You Survive An IRS Audit?​
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SBF Online webinar
15396 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381

View our full calendar!

The Millennials Corner

23rd Edition of
The Millennials Corner:

Maximizing Millennials in the Workplace
by Nikkie Byers

As millennials are gaining momentum in the workforce, there's a few traits to note that separate them from the rest. They view the world differently and have redefined meanings of success, personality, and professionalism. While every individual has strengths and opportunities, millennials in the workforce can be seen as tech-savy, multitaskers. 

Read the full story here!

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

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!





Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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


Refer a Friend!

Membership Special!

Refer a business to the Peoria Chamber and when they become a member, you
receive a $50 gift card/certificate!

Tell all your friends about us!

Referral program available to all current
Peoria Chamber members

Tomorrow Night!

Upcoming Chamber Events

Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, November 4th
8:15 - 9:30 am

Peoria Chamber Women 4 Women is a networking group exclusively for women! We build great relationships while having a lot of fun!

Special Thanks to
Della Brandenburger
Comfort Inn - Chandler & Surprise
for sponsoring our Women's Networking Breakfast

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

Connecting the Chamber and Community

Tuesday, November 8th
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Come meet your community and chamber members!
Non-members are welcome!

The Haymaker Restaurant Co.
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85383
RSVP Here to connect at The Haymaker

November Luncheon

Wednesday, November 9th
11:30 - 1:00 pm


​Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Barry Goodfield
"Our War Against the
“Unconscious Saboteur” PTSD”

Every day, 20 Unites States veterans
commit suicide. 

Join us and hear Dr. Goodfield explain his unique program to help our veterans with PTS.

$20 for members, $30 for non-members

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ave, Peoria 85382
Register Here for the November Luncheon

Wednesday, November 9th
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5 pm

Help us celebrate Ark Family Health with a ribbon cutting ceremony and health fair for the
whole family!

Massages ~ ~ Games ~ ~ Prizes
Raffle ~ ~ Pizza ~ ~ Bounce House

Ark Family Health
8514 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
More Info!

Thursday, November 10th
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 3:30 pm

Join us at The Fountains at Lake Pleasant for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their newly
renovated apartments!

The Fountains at Lake Pleasant
10134 W Mohawk Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382
More Info!

On the Ballot

On November 8, 2016, Peoria voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to increase the current sales tax rate by four-tenths of one cent to fund specific citywide projects within the following categories:    
• Public safety
• Open space
• Parks and recreation
• Neighborhood stabilization    

Revenues generated will go into a designated fund, and will also support the ongoing operations and maintenance of these projects. All proposed needs were identified by a committee of Peoria citizens, representing all areas of the city.  

Click Here to learn more about how the City will use the additional funds.

Let the Zombies Loose!

Fun Run on Satruday

Honor Veterans at Peoria’s Fun Run
This Saturday, Nov. 5

Honor those who have served our country at Peoria’s Veterans Day Fun Run this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Rio Vista Community Park, located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. with free breakfast and race-day check-in at 7 a.m. Following the race, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, Councilmember Bill Patena and a member of the Veterans Memorial Board will speak before unveiling the completion of the Veterans Memorial Wall. To register for the race, call 623-773- 7133 or visit www.active.com.

Wednesday Chuckle

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