Weekly Newsletter 11/23

November 2016

President's Corner

I want to start this week’s column by wishing all of you have very Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. As I look back on this past year with the Chamber I can honestly say I am very thankful to be in the position I am where I have a job I look forward to coming to every morning as I roll out of bed.

I’m very thankful to be working for the greatest Board of Directors anyone could possibly have. Their confidence in me is very gratifying, and more importantly, we have the same focus in trying to make the businesses in Peoria as strong as possible. Every decision we make is weighed by the question “is this best for our member businesses?” It is certainly much easier to get things accomplished when we are all working in unison.

Hard to believe it’s about to be December and we are rapidly looking at the next holiday.  I wish to remind all of you to please shop local for all your holiday gift purchases and party needs. By spending your dollars within the local community, you not only help support someone who has a family just like you but your sales tax goes right to the City of Peoria who works very hard to make this the best community possible to live and work in.

So, travel safe wherever you are headed and I hope you are as lucky as we are to have Friday off. Life is short and can change in a heartbeat, don’t miss a chance to tell someone how much they mean to you.

Have a great weekend!

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

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

Denaro Ventures & Honor Health Ribbon Cutting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Honor Health Medical Center
10230 W Happy Valley Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383

PCC Rush at Slicks Garage Bar & Eats
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Slicks Garage Bar & Eats
8350 W Paradise Ln
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

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

View our full calendar!

Shop Local!

“Arizonans should recognize that where they spend their money has a much greater impact on their community and well being than they might expect,” said Kimber Lanning, Founder and Director of Local First Arizona (LFA). “Up to four times more money stays in the local economy when those dollars are spent with a local businesses rather than a national chain or global online retailer.”

Read more!

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

Upcoming Chamber Events


Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, December 2nd
8:15 - 9:30 am

Please join us for our next exciting meeting!  Our group has a lot of fun getting to know each other and learning how we can help each other grow!

Special Guest Speaker:
Suzanne Seligson Serlin

Special Thanks to
Chris Bestul with Sam's Club
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

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

Dodgeball Tournament

Host Your Party at the Chamber!

City News

Peoria Fire-Medical Shares
Holiday Safety Tips
Thanksgiving Day is a time for family, fun and food. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, unfortunately, the number of residential fires on Thanksgiving Day is more than double the average number of fires on all other days. Here are some tips from the Peoria Fire-Medical Department to keep you safe on Thanksgiving.
• Have a fire extinguisher available not more than 10 feet from the stove, check to see if it is charged before the big day.
• Make sure your oven and cooking area are clean and free of grease before you start cooking. Keep flammable materials and decorations at least three feet away from the stove.
•  Keep the kitchen off-limits to children and cook on the back burners when possible.
•  Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
•  Candles should never be left burning when you are away from home or asleep.
• Make sure you have working smoke alarms on all levels of your home
•  Make sure the turkey fryer is on level ground.
• Do not overfill the fryer with oil.
• A frozen or partially frozen turkey will cause oil to splatter - a small amount of cooking oil on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
•  Never leave hot oil unattended and keep fryer at least 30 feet away from structures, trees, or flammable materials.

For more safety tips, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/fire.
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