The Glendale Chamber Needs Your Assistance

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce seeks your input. 

Our goal is to gather pertinent information which can assist in our ability to shape a prosperous local economy.

 Please complete this survey by Friday, June 9th. 

We appreciate your feedback and support.

A proactive partnership between businesses and local government is the foundation of democratic participation.  Through its engagement with What Works Cities, the city of Glendale has been working with the Sunlight Foundation on the development of tools and initiatives that would formalize the city’s commitment to increasing transparency and access to public information for the benefit of the community and the city is seeking feedback on a draft resolution that would establish an Open Data Program.  The purpose of developing a formal program is to create an actionable plan for city administrators that calls for the proactive publication of city data with the hopeful outcome of improving service delivery and creating opportunities for community-driven dialogue around data and problem-solving.  Glendale is seeking public feedback through June 15th and the Chamber is encouraging its members to review and comment on the draft resolution which can be found hereYou can simply indicate your support or opposition of the document, you can read comments, and you can create a log-in to provide specific comments/feedback on the proposed resolution. 

If you have specific questions, please contact Jean Moreno (copied) with the city at 623-930-2973 or by email at jmoreno@glendaleaz.com.
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Free Prescription Drug Card
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Featured Story
Tonoho O'Odham Nation and State of Arizona Settle Casino Litigation

The Tohono O’odham Nation and the State of Arizona jointly announced today an agreement to settle their dispute regarding the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley near the City of Glendale.

Under this agreement, the Nation will move forward with Class III gaming at its West Valley facility under an amended tribal-state gaming compact. The State will process the West Valley facility’s Class III gaming certification and liquor license in the normal course of the regulatory process. The State has also agreed that it will not oppose the Nation’s efforts to have its land immediately adjacent to the West Valley facility taken into trust.

In exchange, the Nation has agreed not to conduct Class II or Class III gaming anywhere else in a designated geographical area that includes metropolitan Phoenix during the term of the agreement. Additionally, although the Nation will retain its ability to acquire new reservation land under the terms of Public Law 99-503, known as the “Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act,” the Nation also has agreed not to request that the Secretary of the Interior take any other land in that area into trust for the purpose of gaming during the agreement term. These restrictions will terminate if federal or state legislation is enacted that bars the Nation from conducting Class II or Class III gaming on the West Valley land, or if another tribe conducts Class III gaming on new trust lands in the designated geographical area.

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Tools for Business
Protecting your business means protecting it from lawsuits, theft, and disasters. It also involves creating a succession plan so your business continues under new management. You will find resources for all of these in the "Protect my Business" section of our tools for business page.

Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Ambassadors Committee

Meet Ambassador, Cheryl Gangemi of Premier Designs

"I'm glad that I joined the Glendale Chamber! I have benefited in all aspects of my business.

I'm so sure of the annual Chamber investment, that I thoroughly enjoy sharing everything with new members as an ambassador." 

Click here for more information on our Ambassador Committee


Downtown Glendale
What's New in Downtown Glendale
Glendale’s favorite summer tradition is back for its 51st season beginning June 1 in downtown Glendale.

The eight-week concert series takes place each Thursday at 8 p.m., beginning June 1 through July 20, in the E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre, located at 58th and Glenn drives. Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 musicians with its inspiring renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other worldly tunes. 

City of Glendale - Featured Story
 Glendale Councilmember Jamie Aldama Showcases Arizona's Only Drive-In Theater on the Next
"Glendale Today"
Councilmember Jamie Aldama, who represents the Ocotillo District, takes viewers to Glendale’s West Wind All Digital Drive-In during the latest edition of “Glendale Today” which is slated to begin airing Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. on Glendale 11.

The program allows viewers to join Councilmember Aldama as they learn about the long and interesting history of this family-owned business. West Wind All Digital Drive-In is the state’s only drive-in theater and a great place for family entertainment. The theater offers a mix of old-school vibe combined with the latest digital technology. West Wind is also the site of the #1 swap meet in Arizona, sometimes drawing as many as 5,000 people each weekend. 


Economic Development - Featured Story
Glendale Named Number One Emerging Travel Destination by Online Travel Site Trivago
On the heels of celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, it is fitting that Glendale, Arizona, has been rated the number one emerging destination in the country, as ranked by the international on-line vacation search engine, Trivago. Based on data collected by Trivago that measures US destinations, Glendale saw an online increase of 43% in visits by domestic travelers over this time last year.

“Glendale has many wonderful hoteliers, major league sports facilities and community and regional amenities that have helped to define our city as a national and international destination. We are very excited to learn of this honor and it is evidence that the Visit Glendale campaign is connecting with the national and international convention and tourism industry.” said Erik Strunk, director of the Public Facilities, Recreation & Special Events department for the city of Glendale.

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 ROLFS for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week!

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Congratulations to Glendale Vice Mayor and Glendale Chamber member, Ian Hugh of Ian Hugh Tire & Auto for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week!

Member News
Glendale Union High School District

Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 

The Glendale Union High School District Finance Department was issued a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International and a Certificate of Achievement in Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association in May. These awards are the highest form of recognition possible in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the district. This is the 27th year in a row the department has received these awards.

Free Breakfasts for Children in the Summer

New dates have been announced for the GUHSD Summer Food Program. Free breakfasts and lunches will be served to any child age 18 and younger at three high schools, beginning June 5. Washington High School, 2217 W. Glendale Avenue, will serve breakfast from 7-8 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from June 5 to July 13. Apollo High School, 8345 N. 47th Avenue, and Moon Valley High School, 3625 W. Cactus Road, will serve breakfast from 7-8 a.m. and Lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon from June 5 to June 22.

Vote By Mail Elections for Maricopa County 

Maricopa County will be switching to all vote by mail elections for all small jurisdictional elections across the county in 2017. 

  • How does an all vote by mail election work?
All voters in the election jurisdiction get a ballot and they can either return it by mail, drop it at a ballot
center or collection site or vote in-person at a ballot center or megasite.
  • Why the change?
Vote by mail is more cost efficient for the County and for jurisdictions than holding in-person and vote by mail
elections simultaneously. It does not require the Maricopa County Elections Department to use outdated
tabulation machines or ePollbooks creating a more secure voting system, free from double votes.

Phoenix Mercury & BBVA Compass Team Up
to Support  Women-Owned Businesses
The Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have teamed up for the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley.

The four-week program encourages leaders from women-owned businesses to write a short essay expressing how $2,500 in cash and $5,000 in Phoenix Mercury assets, courtesy of BBVA Compass and its 2017 “ Year of Opportunity for Small Businesses ” initiative, will make the future of their business brighter.

Summer brings Warm Weather, Sunshine and BABIES at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park!

With more than 600 species on display, there's always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. We are excited to announce the birth of several new species including, the hatching of 2 Southern Bald Ibis chicks, one of the rarest bird species in the world!

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What if there was a better way to raise money for charity?

The three-course dinners. The auctions and raffles. The speeches from sponsors. The requests for donations. These are the ingredients of many charity events, and they have stood the test of time.

When nonprofits decided it was time to shake things up, along came golf-tournaments, 5ks, marathons, 3-day walks, some cycling events, Tough Mudders, and volunteer-tourism.

You’ve probably participated in some of them, right? You are awesome! And now you are ready for the next challenge and an adventure.

What adventure is calling you?  

And what if you could get sponsored to have an adventure of a lifetime almost anywhere in the world?

Who says you can’t …

Click here to learn 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
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.
BNC National Bank is Hiring
BNC Bank has servaral positions they are looking to fill at the Glendale, Arizona location. The open positions are for a Credit Analyst and a Loan Portfolio Administrator. 

If you or someone you know might be interested click here for more information and to apply
Peoria School District Governing Board Makes New Appointments
At the May 11 Governing Board Meeting, Peoria Unified Governing Board members approved administrative appointments: Director of the MET Professional Academy, Executive Director of Secondary Education and a Grant Writer.

SBA - Office of Advocacy
Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the  Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)  and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.


Their office has launched a website  where business owners and the public can go to direct their concerns regarding specific regulations.  
Global Speaker Series
Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9640 W. Hanna Lane
Glendale, AZ 85305

$10 - $10 Power Card - Game Only
$20 - $20 Power Card - Game Only
$45 - $30 Power Card & Dinner Buffet
$55 - $40 Power Card & Dinner Buffet

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our Friends & Family Fun Night at Dave & Buster’s!

This is a social evening filled with fun, games, dinner buffet, and a cash bar! Numerous activities and games throughout the evening including: virtual bowling, giant connect four and jenga, cornhole challenge, arcade games and much more.
 
Bring your kids, family,or friends and let your inner kid come out while
enjoying an evening with other chamber friends!


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 JJ's Louisianna BBQ

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. 

Click here for more information

*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