Weekly Newsletter 10/30/2019

The NEW Peoria Chamber - Advocate - Build - Connect

Happy Halloween!

Women 4 Women Meets this Friday - 11.01.19 - Arrowhead Mall

Calling all ladies!  Please join us this Friday and get to know other women in the community.  Members and non members are welcome!  

This week the group will be meeting in the Community Room at Arrowhead Mall.  Breakfast will not be provided but several restaurants will be open as you walk through the Food Court.

(Park in the North parking lot – AMC side and come up through the upper level entrance (Food Court). The Community Room is located in the Food Court behind Little Tokyo. Walk past the vending machines and through the double doors.)



Chamber Networking Breakfast - 11.5.19 7:30 - 8:45am

Our networking breakfast is open to members and non members. Consistent with our commitment to Advocate - Build - Connect, we will welcome speakers who provide informational topics useful for your business and our community.

Our speaker this week is Jen Stein, Director of Marketing & Communications for the City of Peoria. Jen will provide us with information regarding communication channels with the City, as well as the importance of the upcoming census.

Members - $15
Non Members $25

Registration is required​


Chamber Mixer - Kawaii Sushi & Asian Cuisine, 11.6.19

Join us for an after hours mixer to meet some of your fellow Chamber members as well and guests.  This event is FREE for Peoria Chamber members and guests are welcome for only $15.00.   Please register below.

Let's Connect!



"Coffee Is for Closers" - Exclusive Sales Training for Members

 As a business owner, the ability to confidently ask for the sale is imperative, yet so many of us don't want to appear "salesy"!   Join us and hear some proven sales methodologies from Chamber President & CEO, Scot Andrews.

FREE for Peoria Chamber Members
$10 for non members

Please register below.


Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting for Tech 1 Auto, 11.7.19

Please join us for a Grand Opening celebration for  Tech1Auto!   
Event is fom 11:00 - 2:00 with the Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 11:30am.

Please register below.

Hometown Heroes Veteran's Day Open House - 11.11.19

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is proud to host a Veterans Day event to honor and thank our Hometown Heroes! This will be our first annual event and we are happy to partner with the Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort in their beautiful facility that includes a luxury community movie theater. This open house will feature two military themed movies, Veteran support sponsors, and “Blessing Bags” for each guest. These bags can be given to anyone less fortunate and it’s our way of giving back.
The goal of this day is to bring together Peoria and west side Veterans and their families to thank them and provide a space to network and break bread. There is no cost to the Veteran but we will be asking for a small payment from guests to help offset our costs. This will cover a BBQ dinner and other entertainment.

Please register below.


2020 Peoria Chamber 4 Alarm Appreciation Cup, Charity Golf Tournament

We are so excited to partner with the professionals at Quintero Golf Club, the #1 Ranked golf course in Arizona for our 2020 Charity golf tournament.   In honor of the men and women who put their lives on the line each day to keep everyone in our community safe, we are donating partial proceeds from this event to Peoria First responders. 

Our sponsorship packages will be available soon including  a VIP Package that includes an overnight stay in one of the golf casitas!

Please contact Events@PeoriaChamber.com for more information or a
sponsorship packet.

Early Bird Registration is NOW AVAILABLE!
Save $100 (become a member and save $200)!


Meet Your Members - Gabe Rivas, The Links Neighborhood Grill

My name is Gabriel Rivas and I am the proud owner of The Links Neighborhood Grill in Westbrook Village on the Vistas Golf Course in Peoria. I have been in the restaurant business since 1997 when my parents took over a small café in Sun City, Arizona. As a family, we grew to 3 locations within 8 years.  In 2010, I founded The Links Neighborhood Grill and started with a core group of 7 employees and we now employ 16 employees during our peak season. We are open 7 days of the week and serve breakfast, lunch & dinner. We have a beautiful glass-enclosed banquet room with a connecting outdoor patio that overlooks the Vistas Golf Course which has been great for bridal showers, anniversary parties, graduation parties and just about any other special event. We have recently expanded our catering to food trailers. We have a fully self- sufficient food trailer with a pizza oven that we serve fresh, made-to-order pizzas at festivals, farmers markets, corporate parties, etc and we also have a smoker where we smoke ribs, chicken & pork that we will use at neighborhood block parties, outdoor events & community events. We also support our local schools and churches with our food trailers and have been a part of several school functions in the West Valley along with a couple church functions in our area and have helped in fund-raising events. Personally, I am past President of Northwest Valley Lions Club, served on the Board of IGYB Peoria High Wrestling Boosters Club, served on the Surprise Tourism/Advisory Board, on the Board of Chance Shelter of Surprise and I’m on the Ambassador Committee for the Peoria Chamber.
I strongly believe in giving back to the community and the surrounding areas that have supported me and my business throughout the years. My mission is to be able to provide a great quality meal at an affordable price and to be able to support our local non-profit organizations
as much as possible.

Gabe Rivas, Owner The Links Neighborhood Grill,
18823 N Country Club, Peoria, AZ 85383 

We would LOVE to hear and share your story!  Please email logo, head shot, (png or jpg) and up to 300 words to Marketing@PeoriaChamber.com. 
Share your back story of why you started your business.


ASU/ Thunderbird School of Global Management Undergraduate Program

Thank you Dr. Roy Nelson, Abu, & Students for speaking at our breakfast about the Thunderbird School of Global Management Undergraduate program. We can’t wait to see you all become future presidents and leaders. What an impressive group of young adults!


Quarterly Luncheon - Representative Kevin Payne Recap

 A big thank you to Centennial High School (CoyOTES) for hosting our Quarterly Luncheon. Representative Kevin Payne provided great information regarding some of the initiatives he is proposing based on his first hand experiences as a small business owner with a Food Truck.  He also provided updates on some of the other legislation that affects our communities from occupational licensing to healthcare.

In addition, with our efforts to advocate for our member businesses, we opened conversation regarding some concerns brought to us by our members regarding the restrictive and costly process when seeking to change or upgrade signage. Representative Payne as well as another state representative committed to research the processes.

Member Event - Veteran's Day Event at Solano, 11.7.19

Please Call Number in flyer to register​


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PEORIA CHAMBER NEWSLETTER. - Weekly Newsletter 10/30/2019