Weekly Newsletter 1/26

January 2017

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!
Sorry for the newsletter being a day late. I was out of the office yesterday attending a workshop put on by David Moss from Leadership West.  I might suggest,  if you are looking to grow with your company or develop the leadership skills to advance your career, you should seriously consider entering one of the Leadership West programs.  You will make lifelong friends and tremendous business contacts.

If you did not attend last night’s mixer at Revolu, you missed an awesome evening.  We had a big turnout with a great variety of members and non-members with lots of new relationships and business contacts being made. 

The hit of the evening was provided by Hector Estay and Robert Sisk of Sanderson Ford, who showed us one of the new Handicap/Mobility Vans that are now being designed and built right there at the Sanderson Ford Dealership. 

If you know someone who needs a handicap vehicle to increase their mobility give Robert a call at 623-842-8623 or go to
If you just want to buy a great car from a family owned local dealership, call Hector at
Best of all, Sanderson Ford provided a raffle prize of tickets to this weekend’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Thank you for that terrific gift!

I was invited to attend another brand new Peoria gem last Thursday evening at Cigna Medical Group’s Sun City Multi-Specialty Center located right here in Peoria at 91st Avenue and Thunderbird.  Clearly, the facility was designed with the customers/patients in mind.  When you have some time, and hopefully not sick or injured, I encourage you to visit this amazing facility.  There’s more info in the right-hand column.  This medical facility is really needed here in Peoria and we thank Cigna for selecting our City for their expansion.

One very important thing to note:  our luncheon on Wednedsay, February 8th at Arizona Broadway Theatre features a guest speaker from the US Department of Labor. 

If you are as confused as we are as to which laws apply to us, apply to your business or your employees, you will want to make sure to attend this luncheon.  This will be your opportunity to learn what you need to know to protect your business and have your questions answered.

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

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

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

Benevilla's 36th Anniversary Gala
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wigwam Resort
300 East Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

February Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Tilted Kilt
16840 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

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

View our full calendar!

The Millennials Corner

25th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:
Starting as a Millennial in the Workforce
by Emma Wolff

Congratulations! You got the job! Now think back to how you got the position…a big part of the process is having a good interview.

An interview is the first step to succeeding in the workforce. Perfecting your formal interview is a must for success. Here are a few easy steps you should try to master that will help you secure the job you are looking for:

Read the full story here!

Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!



Peoria Chamber of Commerce

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


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Upcoming Chamber Events

Peoria Chamber
Women 4 Women

Friday, February 3rd
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!

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


Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, February 7th
7:30 - 8:45 am

Guest Speakers:

David Mitchell from Ideal Insurance Agency 
and Annie Vargas from HomeSmart

We are starting promptly at 7:30 am
allowing for extended elevator speeches.
Don't be late!

$10 for members, $15 for non-members

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
16840 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
Register Here for the Networking Breakfast


February Luncheon
Wednesday, February 8th
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Special Presentation

A representative from The US Department of Labor EBSA will discuss who they are, how they assist businesses and examples of issues that arise between small business employers and their employees 

$20 for members, $30 for non-members

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ave, Peoria 85382

Register Here for the February Luncheon

Peoria Fire Department

Citizen's Fire Academy


The Peoria Fire-Medical Department will be holding a citizen’s academy for Peoria residents, over the age of 18, who would like to learn more about how their fire department works. The academy will meet every Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for five weeks beginning February 8th.

Residents will receive the opportunity to see and do many of the tasks performed by the firefighters. Firefighters will demonstrate specialized equipment and rescue techniques and give participants a chance to use the gear. The classes will include a live fire demonstration, a trip to the alarm room, a ride along with a fire crew and other activities.

The academy will meet at the Public Safety Administration Building located at 8351 W. Cinnabar Ave. Peoria, 85345. However, there will be multiple field trips to locations in Glendale and Phoenix. Participants will need to be able to provide transportation for themselves to these events. 

The class size is limited. Registration is open to all Peoria residents over the age of 18. The citizen’s academy is intended for residents who want to learn more about their fire department and is not intended to train people to become firefighters. To register, email tim.eiden@peoriaaz.gov with your contact information by
February 3

Women's Self Defense Class

Charity Fundraiser

Valentines Affair and Casino Night

Every year, Heart for the City (HFTC) celebrates the love that symbolizes Valentine's Day by honoring our Heart for the City kids. 
Now in its tenth year, this fundraiser went from a small backyard event to a 900 + person affair at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel.  The event includes dinner, HFTC kids telling amazing stories of how their lives have been transformed, a casino night, silent auction and music. 
Even if you cannot make it—you can still bid on items online at valentineaffair.auction-bid.org.  For donation/sponsorship information email info@heartforthecityaz.org or call 42-HEART-042. 
For tickets, go to valentineaffair.auction-bid.org.

HFTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to build relationships with at-risk kids.  Through mentoring, sports, tutoring, workforce development and other healthy activities such as gardening, we give inner-city, low-income kids a hope and help them see the possibilities of successful future.

Grand Opening

Cigna Medical Group Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Sun City Multi-Specialty Center

Tara Krupp, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kevin Ellis, Chief Medical Officer, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and Edward Kim, President and General Manager 
Cigna Medical Group is proud to celebrate the grand opening of the Cigna Medical Group Sun City Multi-Specialty Center. The 60,000 square foot, two-story medical office provides family medicine, internal medicine, pharmacy, digital imaging, laboratory, urgent care and specialty services to patients. Specialty services include: Audiology, Ophthalmology, Optometry and Podiatry. The medical office also has an Anticoagulation Clinic and provides diabetes education to patients. 
The urgent care is a new service being offered at the center. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and can treat everyday illnesses like cough, cold and flu to minor injuries like minor cuts, burns and broken bones. 

Spring Training Charity Game

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