Weekly Newsletter 1/18

January 2017

President's Corner

I swear, I think half of the West Valley is down with some sort of bug.  I had a horrible sore throat for a few days so I called the doctor. I’m not kidding, the person who answered the phone sounded even worse than I did.  I can only imagine how she was feeling.

I just had the pleasure of attending an open house at one of our Peoria manufacturers called Novembal.  This company makes the plastic caps that go on all shapes and sizes of water bottles and juice containers.  They have three factories in North America; one here in Peoria, one in New Jersey and one in Quebec.  They produce over 10 billion caps each year!  It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. 

Their plant is so clean and spotless that I swear you could eat off the floor.  For the tour, we all had to be dressed in gauze gowns and have our hair covered to ensure nothing gets contaminated with anything that could potentially affect the taste of the water the caps are going on.

Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat was one of the guest speakers along with Sam Stromersten, Sidel Group President & CEO and Lorenzo van Haelst, Managing Director Novembal.  Mayor Carlat thanked them for placing their company in Peoria and expressed how excited everyone was to have them be a part of our community.  She also reiterated her commitment to continue to bring top innovative employers to Peoria so the talented workforce we have living in Peoria can work close to home.

Heads up for the Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, January 25th at Revolu, Modern Taqueria and Bar.  There will be drink and food specials for everyone to enjoy.  I have eaten there several times and the food is unique and absolutely fantastic.  All the recipes are created by Jeremiah, the owner, and the mixture of tastes are amazing.

Mark your calendar for our Chamber Luncheon on February 8th at Arizona Broadway Theatre.  The featured speaker is from the US Department of Labor.  They will be doing their best to give you the straight facts on all the things happening right now that are affecting your business.  This luncheon is one you won’t want to miss.

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

SBF Webinar #12: Budgeting Techniques
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SBF Online webinar
15396 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381

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

Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Women's Retreat
01/20/2017- 01/22/2017
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sedona Creative Life Center
333 Schnebly Hill Road
Sedona, AZ 86336

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

Discount Ride Recruiting Event
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Discount Ride
4610 W. Camelback Rd
Glendale, AZ 85301

Goodwill Job Fair
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Coffee with the Mayor
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
WeMAR(West Maricopa Association of REALTORS)
9001 W Union Hills Dr #8
Peoria, AZ 85382

Can Zoning Override CC&Rs? Get the Inside Scoop!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WeMAR(West Maricopa Association of REALTORS)
9001 W Union Hills Dr #8
Peoria, AZ 85382

View our full calendar! 

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!



Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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


Upcoming Chamber Events

Member Benefits Meeting

Thursday, January 19th
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Learn how to maximize your chamber benefits to help your business grow! 

Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave, Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382


Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, January 20th
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!

"New Year, New Look"
We are excited to have Karen McMahon with Premier Designs Jewelry to give us wardrobe tips! 

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

Domestic Violence Summit

January Mixer

Peoria Chamber Mixer
Wednesday, January 25th
5 - 7 pm

You deserve a break! Unwind from a stressful day at work and join us for a fun evening with your fellow Chamber members.  Don't miss out on free chips, salsa and queso dip! There will also be 
Happy Hour drinks and food specials 
you can't resist! 

Revolu Modern Taqueria & Bar
15703 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

Job Fair

Coffee with the Mayor

January 31st, 9:30 - 11:00 am
WeMAR, 9001 W Union Hills Dr #8, Peoria

This is the second in a series of Coffee with Mayor events. Our guest will be Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat. Join us for a discussion on her vision for Peoria's  future development, infrastructure
and recreation. 

Coffee, fruit and pastries will be served. 

Register for this complimentary event by
Friday, January 27. 

Click here to learn more

Mayor Cathy Carlat Welcomes Novembal to Peoria

Sam Stromersten, Sidel Group President & CEO
Lorenzo van Haelst, Managing Director Novembal
Mayor Cathy Carlat, City of Peoria
Guy Erickson, Peoria Chamber President & CEO

The Millennials Corner

24th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
Starting as a Millennial in the Workforce
by Emma Wolff

Being a young adult just starting a career can be confusing and challenging. Sure, you can read from
a textbook all day long about future career opportunities, but one of the greatest ways to find your path in the workforce is to get involved
in an internship. 

Read the full story here!

Wednesday Chuckle

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