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Featured Member Benefit
Free Prescription Drug Card
  The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer you and your family/friends a FREE DISCOUNT DRUG CARD. Simply print the free card below and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country (savings average around 30 percent). This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or under-insured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential (no name required on card)!
Member Testimonial
 “There are many great benefits to belonging to the Glendale Chamber but one in particular has benefited me.  That is the prescription discount program that every member can get for themselves and their employees at no cost because it is a free benefit of membership. I use this card at Walgreens for my eye drop medication and all my prescriptions. Last year my annual savings exceeded $1200.00, that is over three times my dues investment. This one benefit alone has also made a difference in other areas with additional savings on eye care needs in particular. Do yourself a favor and check it out, just call the chamber to get your cards and head to your pharmacy as this card is good at 50 different companies.” 

- Jack Nylund, Apple Promotional Products
  Member Since August 1997
Featured Story
Glendale to establish subcommittee to help businesses

Cecilia Chan
Independent Newsmedia

Glendale wants to improve its climate to keep and grow the business community in the city.

City Council last week in study session agreed to move forward with the creation of a temporary subcommittee and to solicit feedback from the business community. Mayor Jerry Weiers was absent. The item is expected to come before Council at its next voting meeting.

“This sends a positive message to all business, large and small, in Glendale that we are interested in them and what they do,” said Councilwoman Joyce Clark, who came up with the idea. “It sends a positive message to businesses thinking about moving here that we are serious about improving the business climate. I’m not saying it’s bad but it can be made better.”

The one-year subcommittee will be made up of three council members and representatives from the business community who will review the city’s codes and make recommendations to the Council.

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Tools for Business
Are you ready to hire employees? These resources can help. The first button, Find the right person, provides tools to create job descriptions, links to post jobs, information on hiring tax credits, and tools to determine the market pay rate for specific jobs.

Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Board of Directors
The Glendale Chamber is proud to welcome a new member to our Board of Directors, Kate Kochenderfer of Salt River Project, SRP.

Kate is currently the director of IT Enterprise Applications at Salt River Project, in Tempe Arizona.  She has worked at SRP for close to 15 years with a majority of them being in the Supply Chain area, and most recently, moving to Information Technology.  Kate has a passion for bringing people together to connect, share ideas, and help to improve upon current processes and/or technologies.  She truly enjoys working for SRP and their commitment to the surrounding communities.  She is currently serving as Vice Chair on the SRP Women Interest Network and is a mentor in the corporate mentoring program.  Outside of work Kate, volunteers at her son and daughter's elementary school as well as on their Arrowhead little league baseball teams.  She is half-way through her Master’s degree in Leadership through Grand Canyon University and plans to use what she is learning to help others grow at her company and in her community.

Kate and her family have a mini farm with two horses, three chickens, three dogs, a hamster and a fish.  When she is not working, in school, or volunteering, Kate enjoys time with her family, hiking, horseback riding, camping and reading a good book.   

Ambassadors Committee

Congratulations to Julie Schaffer of Experience BeatuiControl for being named the Ambassador of the Month.  

As an ambassador Julie has gone above and beyond to help new members and advocate for the Glendale Chamber! Thank you Julie for all of your support!

Click here for more information on our Ambassador Committee


Marketing Committee

In October 2015 the Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee initiated a Blog Project, "Membership Spotlight."

Our latest blog features a true Glendale gem, The Astrology Store.

"Located in historic Downtown Glendale, in a building with positive energy and a calming aura, sits  an unassuming metaphysical place, The Astrology Store. Dave Campbell, co-owner and psychic-medium, is also an Astrologer, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.), a legally ordained minister, and author of the book titled Forensic Astrology: Solving Crimes with Astrology. Dave is also..." 

Downtown Glendale
What's New in Downtown Glendale
 Downtown Glendale recently saw the addition of a new restaurant - JJ’s Louisiana BBQ. JJ’s Louisiana BBQ is a small, four employee restaurant that began as a successful food truck, and has recently opened their first brick and mortar in our Centerline District, at 5601 W Glendale Avenue, Suite B.  The small restaurant space that they infilled is actually on 56th Ave just south of Glendale and had been vacant for many years.  JJ plans to steadily improve the curb appeal of the building by resurfacing and painting the exterior of the building, installing sidewalk awnings to match the character of the area, as well as installing new signage to fully rejuvenate this space in the heart of the Downtown Redevelopment District.  JJ’s Louisiana BBQ will have their grand opening ribbon cutting on May 12th at 4:00 PM. 
City of Glendale - Featured Story
Free Active Shooter Public Awareness Class
 Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff of the Cholla District and Councilmember Raymond Malnar of the Sahuaro District have teamed up with the Glendale Police Department to offer a unique safety class for all Glendale residents. The “Response to an Active Shooter Public Awareness” class will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 in the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center’s Coyote room. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the one-hour presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. and questions to follow.

Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week

"I initiated Business of the Week to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale"

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Glendale Chamber Member, Swire Coca-Colafor being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week!

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Member News
Glendale Union High School District made Best Schools list

U.S. News & World Report announced this week that Glendale Union High School District schools have once again made the annual Best Schools list. There are nine high schools in the district, which encompasses parts of Phoenix and Glendale. Of the schools, seven ranked among the top 100 for the state of Arizona and four were nationally recognized. Sunnyslope High School received the highest ranking, at 21st place, followed by Thunderbird at 25th and Washington at 43rd.

GUHSD schools have continuously made the U.S. News & World Report – America’s Best High Schools list since 2008, adding to its impressive resume of academic achievements. In 2013, GUHSD earned the National Advanced Placement District of the Year recognition by the College Board; and the Arizona Department of Education has rated GUHSD as an “A” district.

Our Schools. Our Community. Our Commitment. #WeAreGUHSD

New Dean at ASU West Campus



Congratulations to Dr. Todd Sandrin for being appointed the dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and vice provost at Arizona State University West campus
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging In Need of
New Office Space for Staff and Services
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging—a 36-year-old Phoenix area nonprofit that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren—is in need of new office space to house its staff and critical services to the community, including support groups and workshops.

Since its beginning, Church of the Beatitudes has generously housed Duet. Now though, the building Duet occupies requires extensive renovations and will be demolished in approximately four to six months.

“We could not be more grateful to the Church of the Beatitudes for housing us all of these years,” said Elizabeth Banta, executive director. “We are reaching out to local community members, businesses and supporters for viable office space leads. Our vision is to meet the growing demand for Duet’s critically needed services. Duet has the leadership, staff, growth plans and heritage needed to achieve this vision; now we need a new home.”

The nonprofit seeks 8,000 – 10,000 square feet of long-term office space for service coordination as well as service delivery (support groups and workshops). The preferred location is Phoenix between 35th Avenue and 16th Street, and Peoria to McDowell.

Banta explained that Duet is an interfaith, nonprofit organization that changes lives in partnership with more than 900 volunteers, businesses, government, faith communities, and donors. From escorted rides to grocery stores and doctor appointments, to support groups, workshops, and health promotion activities, Duet’s health and aging services bring the ability to carry on to those who are served.

For office space leads, contact Elizabeth Banta at (602) 274-5022 or banta@duetaz.org .
Funding Needed for More Schools
When children go hungry in our community, it is not by the child's own choice. United Way's plan for 2017 is to do what they can to ensure that no child in the Valley goes to school focusing on how hungry they are.

So far they've secured funding for 119 schools to have Breakfast in the Classroom . But they need your help to fund even more. 

West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk

Please join us for a fundraising event to benefit Treasure House, a West Valley non-profit organization. University of Phoenix Stadium, Visit Glendale, and WESTMARC partnered together to create this inspiring community outreach event.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Phoenix Stadium
*Special ticket prices for Glendale Chamber Members

Treasure House will be a supportive living community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), to open by March 2018.

Official Chamber Airline Sponsor
Free 'Power Up: Business Outage Preparedness' Workshops by SRP

Are Business Prepared for Outages?
Free 'Power Up: Business Outage Preparedness' Workshops by SRP
 
Now is the ideal time to create an outage preparedness plan. Salt River Project is hosting free workshops to educate businesses and teach employees exactly what to do to reduce risks and maintain critical operations.  
 
Topics covered:
  • Grid and electrical system overview
  • Planned vs. Unplanned Outages
  • What exactly does SRP do to restore power?
  • Preparedness tips
  • Helpful SRP tools
  • Back-up power sources

Click here for more information

Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Free to Attend - Register
Exhibit Space still Available - Register

Our Procurement Fair & Business Expo is designed to connect small businesses and large businesses to the community. With the goal of facilitating the process of making connections, attendance to this event will open up opportunities to meet prospective clients and buyers from small and large companies and government agencies- representing federal agencies, military bases, colleges and universities, school districts, city and county government, as well as corporate- to discuss business opportunities.

There will be four break out sessions to attend,  click here for details
Benefiting  ASU

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
451 N. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Single Golfer - $115
Sponsor an ASU Student - $115
Tee Hole Sponsor - $175
Foursome & Tee Hole Sponsor - $585
Foursome - $460

This event will feature:
  • Hole-In-One Prizes
  • Closest to The Pin Prizes
  • Putting Contest 
  • Raffle
  • Lunch
  • Over 100 Players
  • Player Goodie Bags
  • And Much More!

Click here for more details and to Register

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Pawn 1st Pawn & Title Loans

Invite the Chamber out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for your business. The Chamber team along with City Council members and various other members will come out to show their support. You'll also get photos of your business and the event featured on our Facebook page, website and more. 

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*This list is based off of the last email that was deployed, dates & times are subject to change
Events Calendar


Click here to view our online events calendar where you see upcoming chamber events and member events.

You can even feature your own company events by clicking "Submit Events" proceed to login to your chamber account and follow the step by step instructions.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-937-4754