Weekly Newsletter 2/15

February 2017

President's Corner

Hi Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.  Just remember that it’s ok to show those sentiments to your loved ones more than once a year, especially if you’re a man wanting to stay out of the dog house. (Can you tell I’ve been married for 37 years?)

I’m sure you’ve heard by now to save March 28th on your calendar for Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat’s State of the City Luncheon.  The event is at Arizona Broadway Theatre and begins at 11:30 am.  Tickets are $35 and sponsorships begin at $200 for a table of 4 with your company logo in the program, on the video screens during the luncheon and displayed on the State of the City page on the Chamber website for 6 months.  Click on the “Save the Date” Mayor’s photo and it will take you directly to all the information.  Mayor Carlat will fill you in on all the fantastic things our City has been doing for all of us.

If you’re a blues or jazz music lover the City of Peoria has several concert opportunities coming upFebruary 22nd at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts features the John Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band at 7:30pm.  For you Blues lovers, you can enjoy concerts on March 5th, 12th & 19th at three of our City Parks.  Check out the Chamber event calendar for the places and times of each concert.

If you haven’t been to our member, The Twisted Italian at 9940 W. Happy Valley Rd. recently you probably don’t know they have added a Sunday Brunch.  Rumor has it that their omelets are incredible.  I’m going to check it out myself this Sunday, maybe I’ll see you there.

If you love to play golf, we could use your help on the Golf Committee for our $10 Million Shootout at Trilogy Golf Club on Friday, May 12th.  It’s not much of a time commitment but you can really add to the success of our event by lending a hand.  Call me at the office if you’re interested.

Just a quick reminder about the Mixer next Wednesday, February 22nd at Slicks Garage from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Come over and join us and meet some new people.  It’s free and everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!  There will be great food, drink specials and some terrific prizes.  If you’d like to give a prize from your business with a chance to address the group, call our office and we will get you lined up.

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

The Millennials Corner

28th Edition of
The Millennials Corner:

Learning How to Cope in Difficult Work Environments 
By Emma Wolff 

You turn sixteen and hear the sickening words, “It’s time to get a job.” Entering the workforce is an entirely new experience and with that comes much to learn. Some jobs are great - others are horrible, but chances are you will have both good and bad days no matter where you are employed.
More than likely your first job will be in the service industry. These first few fast food type jobs are relatively simple and look the same from place to place, company to company. However, as you get older and into more professional occupations, there may be some problematic situations that arise in the workplace. Dealing with conflict seems to be a common struggle among millennials. In order to succeed in the workplace, there are three areas where you must learn to cope with conflict.
Read the full story here!

Events Calendar

Lunch & Learn - Being a hero for your clients
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
My Office Business Suites - Surprise Pro Ctr
15331 W. Bell Road, Ste 212
Peoria, AZ 85382

Member Benefits Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
16165 N 83rd Ave Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

Ambassadors Committee
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Headquarters Grill
16041 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr
Peoria, AZ 85382

Networking in Peoria with Networking 360
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Headquarters Grill
16041 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr
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

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

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

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

February Mixer at Slicks Garage
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Slicks Garage
8350 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382

Arizona H2OMG! Festival at Lake Pleasant
02/23/2017- 02/26/2017
Lake Pleasant
8708 W. Harbor Blvd Peoria, AZ 85383
Peoria, AZ 85383

Peoria Diamond Club Charity Game
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382

Cox Special

Peoria Chamber and COX Services
Have joined forces to offer Exclusive Benefits
All Chamber Members, their Families and Employees!

Special Rates & Bundling Options
Click on the picture below, fill out the information and Save!

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, February 16th

Note special time 
3:30 - 5:00 pm 

Make sure you are getting the most out of your Chamber membership. Attend this meeting and learn about all the things you can use to
increae your business. 

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

RSVP Here 

Friday, February 17th
8:15 am - 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!  

"From Toxic to Terrific"
Find out if you're toxic and what you can do about it!

Gale Rogers with Isagenix will tell us how to go from a toxic lifestyle to a terrific lifestyle!  


This meeting is sponsored by Leeanne Gardner from StarshineAZ

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

RSVP Here for the Women 4 Women Meeting


Networking Breakfast 
Tuesday, February 21st 
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Our breakfasts are well attended and a great opportunity to meet others. Each person is given between 45 seconds to a minute and a half to give the group a commercial about their business. We have fun together and can't wait to see you too!

Guest Speakers:

Steve Shmatko with Edward Jones and Norm Phillips with Desert Storage


$10 for members, $15 for non-members

16840 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

Register Here for this event!

Connecting the Chamber & Community at:

**February 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 pm**
Special date this month due to Valentines Day

Come meet your community
and get to know Chamber members:
Every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM and learn about what is happening at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
You do NOT need to be a member of the Chamber



The Haymaker Restaurant
24762 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383


February Mixer

Wednesday, February 22nd
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening and meet your fellow Chamber members! Slicks Garage will provide delicious appetizers along with Happy Hour drinks and food specials so don't miss out! 

Slicks Garage
 8350 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ 85382

Register Here for this event!


Save the Date

Click here for tickets or sponsorship!

Peoria Ambulance Service

Peoria Fire-Medical Launches Ambulance Service

Peoria Fire-Medical took a major step forward in enhancing high-quality emergency medical care for Peoria residents by launching its own ambulance service. Peoria ambulances will work in cooperation with private ambulance services to provide emergency medical transportation. Initially, one ambulance will be operating out of fire station 193, located at 83rd Avenue south of Thunderbird Road. In the coming weeks, Peoria will add an additional ambulance out of fire station 195, located on Lake Pleasant north of Deer Valley Road. The ultimate goal is to provide a stable and sustainable emergency transportation system
for our Peoria residents.

***Media Event: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony***
Where:  Fire Station 191 8065 W. Peoria Ave Peoria, AZ 85345
When: February 16th at 9:00 a.m.

Luke Welcome Bags

Luke Bag Items

Share your business with the new soldiers and their families rotating into Luke Air Force Base. Every month we provide 50 bags filled with information on our member businesses.

Members provide coupons and promotional items.
Popular items are: water bottles, sunscreen,  pens, notepads and other fun items such as stress balls with your business logo.

Please bring these items before Friday, March 10th to be in next months Luke Bags. 

Special Olympics


Arizona H2OMG Festival

For great family fun and
thrills come to the

Arizona H2OMG Festival 

February 23rd - 26th 


The driving theme for the event is “Celebrating the Greatness of America – Let Freedom Roar!” With supercharged Grand Prix class hydroplanes racing at over 150 miles per hour on Lake Pleasant, spectators will surely experience the thundering roar of powerful engines as international race teams from the U.S. and Canada compete for top honors and the Copper Cup Championship trophy. 

The H2OMG! Freedom Stage at the festival show center will feature patriotic shows, musical entertainment and celebrations throughout the weekend.  Three evening concerts and mid-day music breaks will entertain guests after and in-between boat races.  Paradise Amusements is providing a full on-site carnival.

Lake Pleasant Harbor
8707 W. Harbor Blvd
Peoria, AZ 85383 

For tickets and more information Click Here 

Preparing for the Summer

Lifeguard and Swim Lessons
Begin in March


The city of Peoria is one of a few cities that offer spring swim lessons in March. In preparation for the upcoming swim sessions, lifeguard courses will be available. The Junior Lifeguard course for ages 13 to 15 will run March 3 through June 1. This class provides an introduction to lifeguard responsibilities, swim lesson instruction and CPR. Participants must have passed level 5 swim lessons and/or
be able to swim 200 yards. 

The Red Cross Lifeguard Training course for those ages 15 and older begins March 3. There are various courses offered through March, including throughout spring break. This course includes certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for the professional lifeguard. Participants must be able to swim 300 yards and retrieve a 10-pound brick from 10 feet of water. Swim lessons begin March 27. For more information, call 623-773-5247 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics.
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