Weekly Update 11.20.19 ~ We're Building Momentum!

Wednesday Wisdom

Thanks Michael Cohen with the SBDC for this bit of wisdom!

Coffee is for Closers - Peoria Chamber Exclusive Providing RESULTS For Members!

Last meeting we heard from a couple of members who implemented the strategies provided by President & CEO, Scot Andrews and realized positive results!

Join us on Thursday 11.21.19 and let's talk sales strategies and tools you can implement!


Biz Bites - We Heard You and We're Ready To Deliver!

Thank you!

Our first Biz Bites meeting reinforced the need for delivering more hands on tools and strategies to help tackle the challenges some of our service based business owners are facing.

We collected a list of topics that are keeping you up at night and determined that we will start with Identifying Your Target Customer and Creating Messaging To Attract Them. Our next meeting will be 12/11/19, from 11:30 - 1:00 at Giordano's. We will have 2-3 professional resources with proven techniques to help you gain clarity on this foundational aspect for your business. 

Stay tuned for the event registration or if you weren't able to attend the Biz Bites, join us for our initial Biz Sips after hours meeting (information below).

Biz Sips - Let's Get Down To Business...After Hours at Revolu 12/4/19!

The purpose of this new after hours event is to gather at member's business/restaurant and work through some of the top challenges our business owners are facing.

Based on the 30 people who showed up to the afternoon version, Biz Bites, we recognize there is a definite need to provide hands tools and strategies.

Just as we did for Biz Bites, we will discuss a list of topics that are keeping you up at night and will invite resources by topic for
future meetings that can provide tips and tools.

FREE for Peoria Chamber members and $15.00 for Guests.

P83 Holiday Jam 12.12.19 - Charity Event to Support 40 Families from PUSD

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is once again working with the Peoria Unified School District and adopting 40 families this holiday season to share in the giving spirit.
Join us for a festive Holiday Open House with Huntington University offering a variety of family fun, both indoors
and outdoors!
Festivities include:
*Live Music by Cold Soup
tures with Bert & Ernie, mini horses from Matix Magnificent Minis
*The Cookie House will be providing cookie coloring
*Sluggers Food Truck
*Holiday classics playing in the Huntington theater (Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman)
FREE for everyone to attend.
We are collecting unwrapped gifts to support our 40 adopted families from the Peoria Unified District. Gift cards and cash donations also accepted.  You can bring items to the Peoria Chamber Office, a Chamber event or the Haymaker Peoria in advance or bring the items to the event.  Sponsorships available if you'd like to sponsor a family.

Make A Difference This Holiday - Help Us By Sponsoring a Family

Help us make this a very special holiday for
40 families in our community!

Become a sponsor and collect items from one of the family's wish lists in your business.  One raffle ticket per item will be given for each sponsor and the top 3 businesses will will 2 seats at our Signature Spring Training event in the Colonnade.
Vendor tables are available to offer your last minute holiday products and services. $75/member and $100/non member.

Contact the Chamber for more information on sponsorship or vendor tables.  623.979.3601


2020 Charity Golf Tournament - Have Some Fun and Highlight Your Business with Sponsorship Opportunities!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration and
SAVE $100 off a Foursome only valid through 12/10/19!

Here is your opportunity to support a great cause AND experience this world renowned golf course, the #1 golf course in Arizona and  #83 in the United States!

Our sponsorship packages now available including a VIP Package that includes an overnight stay for 4 with dinner in one of the
luxury golf casitas!

Reach out with any questions, Events@PeoriaChamber.com, 623.979.3601.
Click Image for Registration and Sponsorship details.


Meet Your Members - Whispering Dragons, Jacob Lanthier

Founder, Jacob Lanthier brings the vision of creating a company that is home to different people from around the world. Jacob is currently developing the Information Technology Services aspect of the company to provide trustworthy IT solutions to the local business of Phoenix, Arizona. Having 10 years of experience in the industry, Jacob also specializes in Hardware Repair as one of the main services that the company offers.
With his commitment to reaching greater heights, Jacob took an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology, focusing on project management, to understand the ins and outs of a project-based business. He is planning to expand Whispering Dragons in the Entertainment Sector and other
aspects of technology fields over the next five years.

Apart from being a dedicated IT person, he loves to go out and explore the vast hiking locations within Arizona with his beloved Great Dane. Despite being a man of technology, he is still fond of sports and kayaking, even hopes to get back into rock-climbing. As expected, he is an avid video gamer, where he enjoys being part of the ever-growing video game community.
Daniel Oquendo, Chief Technology Officer, has always had a passion for computers and wants to push them further to their limits. While growing up in Florida, he would be usually ahead of others when it came down to how to use the computer and proper use. Since then, Daniel has expanded his knowledge by coming out to Arizona for college where he learned of like-
minded individuals with a passion for technology and gaming.

Since college, Daniel has worked with Jacob for a while to build a company to be that “something” out there, the need, the go-to for people while maintaining the care and passion that the core of the business represents.
He has worked on various bits of sound engineer, podcasting, online broadcasting, and continues to learn the business sense. 

You can contact Jacob and Daniel at www.w
hisperingdragons.com or


Congratulations Shanna Black - Ambassador of the Quarter!

Congratulations to Shanna Black!

This is to recognize you for your outstanding leadership and support of the business community and the Peoria Chamber of Commerce. We so enjoy your positive personality, can do image and a team spirit that is contagious.

We can only hope your approach to business and relationships would spread like a wildfire through the community. We look forward to a positive relationship for many years to come! Thank you for making a difference each and every day.

We appreciate you!

News You Can Use from HR Pro Rosemary Rulka

Did you know that effective January 1, 2020, the federal government is raising the minimum salary requirement for exempt positions from $455 to $684 per week?  That translates to thousands of extra payroll dollars ($11,908 annually for a 40 hour workweek) for companies like retail, dry cleaners, restaurants, printers, cleaning companies and lots of other businesses with traditionally lower wages.
This change does not mean that anyone making $684 per week will be exempt from overtime. Salary is only one part of the requirements for exempt status. The duties tests remain intact.
There are options for reducing the impact of the new overtime rule. For more information, Click

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PEORIA CHAMBER NEWSLETTER. - Weekly Update 11.20.19 ~ We're Building Momentum!