Weekly Newsletter 3/22

March 2017

The Millennials Corner

33rd Edition of
The Millennials Corner:

A Bold Perspective on the Millennial Stereotype

By Emma Wolff 

They’re lazy. They’re entitled. They’re arrogant and ignorant. They’re always on their phones. These are just a few stereotypes the millennial generation hears on a daily basis. Yes, millennials have a horrible reputation, but is it all true?

Just like with most labels there are a few who fit the mold perfectly. I’m sure as you read this you can look at those four statements and think, “yep I know someone who’s just like that.” Not all millennials fit that mold though!

Due to the portrayed image of millennials, less are being hired or they have more of a challenge getting the job they want. According to Forbes Magazine, the unemployment rate of this generation is 12.8% percent; in comparison the nation’s unemployment rate of 4.9%. Younger employees, however, bring a lot to the table.

Employers should stop looking at all the negative stereotypes of this generation, and start asking themselves, “What can the millennial generation bring to my company?”

Read the full story here!

Events Calendar

March Mixer at Go AZ Motorcycles
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Go AZ Motorcycles
16844 N Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85382

Mayor Carlat's State of the City Address
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln
Peoria, AZ 85382

April Networking Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM 

Peoria Chamber Women 4 Women Meeting
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM 
Peoria Chamber of Commerce
8385 W. Mariners Way Ste 3
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

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

View our Full Calendar Here!

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Special Thanks To Our Tiered Members!



Peoria Chamber of Commerce

8385 W. Mariners Way Ste 3
Peoria, AZ 85382

Mayor's State of the City

Registration closes Friday, March 24th!

Click here for tickets and sponsorships!

Upcoming Events

Networking Breakfast 
Tuesday, April 4th

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!

$10 for members, $15 for non-members

Enjoy networking at our
new Chamber location! 

8385 W. Mariners Way Ste 2
Peoria, AZ 85382

Register Here for this event

Friday, April 7th
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!  

Guest speaker:
Annie Vargas from HomeSmart Realty

Real Estate Q&A
Bring all your Real Estate questions!

Breakfast Sponsor for April is:
Cathy Sandberg of:
Bring a friend!

Peoria Chamber Office
8385 W. Mariners Way
Peoria, AZ 85382

Please RSVP HERE for the meeting

Prickly Pedal Bike Race

Bicyclists Head to Lake Pleasant in April for Prickly Pedal

The Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race is coming back to Peoria on Saturday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m., after being postponed for weather on Jan. 21. Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the race winds through the northern section of the Maricopa Trail, the Valley’s emerald ring—a seamless connection of beautiful desert and challenging terrain with scenic views and near-perfect riding conditions.

Featuring an approximately 40-mile bike course, the Prickly Pedal is a showcase of Maricopa Trail diversity that starts in Cave Creek and finishes with a celebration at Lake Pleasant. Aggressive ascents and descents, grinding it out on the flats, rocks, water, sand, mud, and roller coaster runs are all part of the fun of this challenging course.

All proceeds from the race go to support the Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation. The after party and award ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m. at Lake Pleasant and includes refreshments, a free raffle ticket, a beer garden and live music. For details, visit

Peoria Arts & Culture Festival April 1st

The city of Peoria has partnered with the Peoria Unified School District for the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is located between Peoria and Grand Avenues in Old Town Peoria. Activity locations in Old Town include Osuna Park, Peoria’s Center for Performing Arts, Peoria Historical Museums, and the Peoria Community Center.

Students from Peoria Unified School District exhibit their artwork and perform dance routines, theater acts, choir, and band on stages throughout the event. Attendees can eat at food trucks, watch pottery being made, participate in family bike rides, and play in the kid’s zone. Some activities may require a small fee. For more information, visit

Ribbon Cutting

Peoria Chamber Congratulates 
Stiletto Runway on their
Grand Opening 

Wednesday, March 10th 

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