Weekly Newsletter 11/9

November 2016

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!

Well wasn’t last evening an interesting one?  At least now all the horrible campaign commercials will stop.  Now let’s get to the business at hand on uniting our country and moving forward in a productive manor.

I want to thank all the sponsors of the Wine & Cigar event – especially Ambassador Cigars for supplying all the cigars for everyone’s enjoyment.  Another special thanks to the individuals and their companies who donated our silent auction gifts.  It was their generosity that pushed us over the top and produced the money to fund the 2017 Scholarships for the JROTC cadets.

Thanks too to our member Palmbrook Country Club for helping us put on this wonderful event.  Christine, the Director of Catering and Events, took great care of us and her assistance was exceptional.

On a “in case you’re a golfer” note, Palmbrook will be hosting “An Evening with Gary McCord” on December 8th at 6:00 pm. Gary is a professional golfer and a regular commentator on most of the major PGA tournaments. The event is open to the public and if you’d like to attend call 623-977-8333 x100 to register.

I had the pleasure of attending the ASU West Campus Community Board breakfast this morning and learned some amazing things about Arizona State University.  The total enrollment for all campuses is 98,000 students with 26,000 of them being on-line students comprised of millennials and many working individuals looking to expand their educations.  ASU is currently ranked 11th in the nation for on-line enrollment.

Congratulations to ASU for receiving the #1 Innovative University in the Country for the second year in a row, ahead of both Stanford and M.I.T.  Well Done!!

November 10 (tomorrow) is the Peoria Police Department’s 4th Annual Fuel Dreams from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Fry’s Store located at 8375 W. Deer Valley in Peoria to raise donations for the Special Olympics of Arizona.  If you need gas, make it a point to stop there and fill-up and support their efforts.

November 26th is Small Business Saturday.  If you would like posters or other marketing materials to bring awareness and promote this day to your customers, we have all kinds of things at the Chamber office for you to pick-up.  We will be bringing materials to our events but if you are not able to attend, stop in to the office and pick up something to show your support in your business.

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

Events Calender

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

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

Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Brothers Family Restaurant
8466 W. Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

Hot Topics & Lunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

West Valley Biz 2 Biz Networking
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
State 48 Brewery
13823 W Bell Rd.
Surprise, AZ 85382

Joint Luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Arrowhead Country Club
19888 N 73rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308

Governmental Affairs Committee
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Old Town Community Garden Party & Ribbon Cutting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Peoria Community Garden
83rd Ave & Madison
Peoria, AZ

View our full calendar!

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!





Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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


In Observance of Veteran's Day

The Chamber office will be closed on November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.  Have a safe weekend!

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.  Let us know who
you've referred so you get the credit!

Upcoming Chamber Events

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!

Tomorrow's Event!

Community Event

Peoria Firefighter Charities to Host Event in Old Town Peoria on Nov. 11
The Peoria Firefighters Charities is hosting a community event in support of the Peoria Honor Guard and Peoria Pipes and Drums. This event will be on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in front of the old Fire Station No. 1, now the Lucidi Distilling Co, located at 8307 W. Washington St. In addition to performances by the honor guard and pipes and drums, the event will include 20 food trucks, inflatable jumpers, raffle prizes and kids activities. For more information, visit www.pffc.org


Family Fun to Benefit Veterans

Chick-fil-A and Major League Baseball
Team up for Veterans

In honor of veterans and active duty personnel, Arrowhead Chick-fil-A in Peoria is sponsoring an American Legion Auxiliary program leading up to Veterans Day. All veterans, military and public service personnel that visit Arrowhead Chick-fil-A the week of Veterans Day will get two free tickets to Major League Baseball’s Fall League Veterans Day Tribute at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Nov. 11 game, featuring Saltwater Rafters versus Peoria Javelinas, will have a special program dedicated to veterans. Dysart High School JROTC will present colors while local veteran, Bob Mrkvicka, will perform the national anthem. Local veteran and West Valley American Legion Commander Dan Palmer will throw the first pitch. During the seventh inning stretch, the West Valley American Legion Auxiliary Choir will perform “God Bless America.”  Game attendees will also receive a Chick-fil-A coupon and there will be a 50/50 drawing with proceeds donated to the Arizona State Veterans Home in Phoenix. Also, Arrowhead Chick-fil-A will donate 11 percent of proceeds from Veterans Day sales to the legion. Eleven percent is in remembrance of the end of WWI, which took place at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. For more information, visit www.AZpost62.com/ALA.

Next Week's Events

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, November 15th
7:30 - 8:45 am

Join us for breakfast while expanding your network! 

$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, November 15th
11:30 - 1:00 PM

August kicked off a 5 part series on social media and how to use it to grow your business and client base. 

Part 4: LinkedIn to the Next Level
With focus on intermediate skills

presented by David Sandoval from The Blender Company

Lunch will be Sponsored by Papa Murphy's 
9015 W. Union Hills Drive #101, Peoria AZ 85382

Free for Chamber members, $15 for Non-members

Peoria Chamber of Commerce

16165 N. 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382
Please RSVP Here for Hot Topics & Lunch​

New Article

West Valley Art Museum Hosts
Special Reception Nov. 17

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the West Valley Art Museum will be hosting a special reception with David Stephens at the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery, located at 8401 W. Monroe St. Stephens is a Jim Henson award-winning, nationally recognized puppeteer. He will be conducting a free program at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 during the reception as part of the “By Hand and String: Global Puppetry” exhibition. The exhibition will run from Nov. 14, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017 at the city’s art gallery. For more information about the reception or exhibition, visit www.wvam.org.
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