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)!
Featured Story
Glendale Chamber of Commerce Prepares
to Launch New Magazine with New Vendor
Dear Valued Community Partner,

On behalf of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to announce a new partnership with ROX Media Group (RMG) on the creation of our new magazine ‘Glendale LIVING’. This new official chamber authorized publication is envisioned to be a premier resource for Chamber information and as a medium to showcase the many triumphs of members and our community. With the launch of ‘Glendale LIVING’ magazine, we encourage you to take part by supporting this publication which will become an innovative resource to not only our members, but also residents, visitors and the west valley. As a valued member, your business will receive a complimentary listing based on your primary category in the directory section. We anticipate strong support and encourage you to review the advertising opportunities which will showcase your business, products and services in our official and only Chamber endorsed magazine.

We appreciate your support of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce!

Robert Heidt
President & CEO
Many of you may be familiar with our previous publication, "Glendale Community Information & Business Directory." Although that served as a fantastic Directory for members and new residents of Glendale over the past several years we are proud to be progressing to a new publication with a new vendo r that will not only serve as a directory but as a resource to all things Glendale and our surrounding areas.

Glendale LIVING will be the only official chamber authorized publication and will combine membership directory information with articles on topics important to the community. The publication will be a resource to members, residents and visitors in the west valley.


If you would like more information on advertising opportunity please contact Bea Lueck at Bea@roxco.com or 520-560-5671.
Tools for Business
Go Green
Helping the environment is easy and can lower your costs.
Choose to do any or all to create a sustainable work environment:

  • Report leaky faucets. It saves up to 20 gallons of water a day.
  • Put a recycling bin at your desk.
  • Buy 35% post consumer recycled paper products.
  • Use washable cups, flatware and plates.
  • Use the back side of paper for scratch paper before it is put in the recycling bin.
  • Ask all vendors what "Green" solutions they use. Support green solutions.
  • Use landscape companies that use electric equipment rather than gas.
  • Turn off your computer monitor when not in use.
  • Avoid using large office equipment during the 3p.m. to 7p.m. peak.
  • Instead of traveling to meetings, use online conference calls whenever possible.
  • Encourage employees to telecommute one day a week.
  • Set up a paperless billing system for your customers.
  • If you are using your car for lunch, park and go inside; avoid car idling in drive-thrus.
  • Use "green" printers or treeless paper.

Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Marketing Committee
Hashtags 101

By Shelly Everson, public relations coordinator for Duet

While many of us remember when a hashtag (#) was known as the pound sign, the use of the hashtag has become a vital tool in social media. According to Twitter, “A hashtag—written with a # symbol—is used to index keywords or topics on Twitter. This function was created on Twitter, and allows people to easily follow topics they are interested in.”

While the hashtag may have been started on Twitter, it is now well-known and used across a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more.

Some hashtags rules of thumb include:
• There are no official lists of hashtags, but given they’ve been around a few years, if you’re looking to create a new one, it might already be taken. A quick search for the hashtag can help you determine if it’s been used before.
• Spaces are a no-no with hashtags but numbers are allowed. Punctuation marks are not allowed and capitalizations don’t matter; for example #HashtagsRock is the same as #hashtagsrock. You can use numbers in hashtags, too.
• The hashtag and the at symbol -- @ -- have different functions and are not the same.
• Make sure your hashtag is relevant to your social media posts and matches your brand’s general tone of voice.

So how can using a hashtag benefit your small business or nonprofit? Social media experts note that hashtags, when used consistently and properly, can help generate buzz via social media. They can also help your social pages show up in someone’s search feed and help to start a conversation about a specific topic. They are flexible and can be used for everything from your organization’s name to a special one-time event. 

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
Downtown Glendale
Best Place to Buy Something Pink
Best of Phoenix voted Pink House Boutique as the Best Place to Buy Something Pink.

Historic Downtown Glendale packs a wallop when you need a place offering unique items — especially if that gift or little something for yourself needs to be a shade of pink. Spot Pink House Boutique off 58th Avenue across from Glendale's Velma Teague Branch Library, and head in for apparel, jewelry, travel items, bags, some frilly or rustic decor, and Hello Kitty accessories up the yang. Local designers include Bliss by Nikki G., Bri Bridge, and Gina's Original AZ, while the array of styles offered range from rockabilly to wild child. What's more, the boutique's only other location is in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Though not everything is pink, you'll have a very good chance of finding something you like in that particular hue.
Destination Christmas
Christmas is now 365 days a year at Spinning Wheel Antiques & Gifts in their new location across from Murphy Park on 58 th Avenue. Bob and Sara Yarrow relocated their shop this month from Historic Catlin Court and happily announced their special shopping section “Destination Christmas” is now open. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from
10am – 4:30pm and closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Destination Christmas at Spinning Wheel Antiques & Gifts
Beautiful Downtown Glendale
7015 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
623-703-2071
City of Glendale News
Glendale Announces Two New Directors Overseeing
Key Departments That Serve Residents
Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps has named Michelle Woytenko
as Director of Field Operations and Trevor Ebersole as Director of Transportation. Woytenko and Ebersole were previously deputy public works directors in the former Public Works department, which has been restructured to create a separate Field Operations and Transportation departments. These newly-created positions are part of a move by Phelps to align staffing in the city with the mission statement “to improve the lives of the people we serve every day.”

 “The choice was simple to make because these individuals have demonstrated that they have the expertise to lead these important departments that serve our residents,” said City Manager Kevin Phelps. “We want to leverage all their knowledge with the city and I am confident they will do a great job.”

Woytenko will oversee diverse group of almost 170 full-time employees that provide the
essential services of solid waste and recycling collection. Her staff also handles landfill and
material recovery, facility fleet service and facility management. “We are going to be innovative and creative in the ways we serve as we look to the future and will help provide opportunities for additional service enhancements,” said Woytenko. 

Economic Development
Glendale Businesses Can Enter the Export Challenge
The Metro Phoenix Export Alliance is accepting applications from small and medium sized Greater Phoenix companies that are new to exporting or new to market and are looking to grow their export potential. The top ten companies will be invited to pitch their export plans at the Export Challenge Pitch Competition on December 5 th from 5-7:30 pm. The top prize is valued at $25,000, second place is $15,000 and third receives $10,000. Each award is for use on future export expenses. Applications can be found at www.mpexa.com/exportchallenge . Completed applications are due by November 8 th at 5pm and can be submitted to info@mpexa.com

Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week
"Business of the Week is a program I initiated to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Wienerschnitzel for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

Member News
Duet Secures New Office Space;
Launches “Let’s Soar” Fundraising Campaign
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging—a 36-year-old Phoenix area nonprofit that promotes health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren—has secured a lease on a new office space. The 8,800 square foot space is located in Phoenix near 31st Avenue and Dunlap (10000 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, 85051). 

To help support the significant move, Duet is launching its “Let’s Soar” fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $250,000. The fundraising campaign will underwrite capital costs of moving and rent while providing a continuity of care that keeps up with the growing need for Duet’s vital services. Naming opportunities are available in the new office space, and Duet welcomes long-term gifts through its multi-year Vision Society. 

Arizona State University Spotlight on Successes this Fall
Spotlight Youth Theatre Fundraiser
Goodwill Collection Fundraiser - Spotlight Youth Theatre is collecting your charitable donations, & Goodwill will give SYT ten cents per pound!

They are collecting items now through November 11, 2017.
Driftwood Music Festival at University of Phoenix Stadium
DRIFTWOOD at University of Phoenix Stadium is an afternoon of country music, craft beer and top notch BBQ on Saturday, November 11. Festival-goers that are over 21 years old will show up early to receive their complimentary DRIFTWOOD tasting glass to enjoy complimentary tastings from 1pm to 4pm (VIP Early Admission will be from noon to 4pm).  After 4pm DRIFTWOOD will be open for all ages.

In addition to 100's of craft beers to taste, the music stage is packed full of amazing country music to enjoy. Scheduled to perform are  Kip Moore, Chris Janson, Jerrod Niemann, Raelynn and Trent Harmon.

Competitve Education at a Great Value
Arizona State University ranks 4th among states with lowest graduate debt.


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.
Batteries Plus Bulbs Re-opens locations at
67th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale
The locally owned Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise group is pleased to announce the re-opening of their location at 67 th Ave and Bell Road in Glendale.  The location originally opened in 2005, and was closed due to a fire in July of 2016. The entire full time staff that worked at the location remained with Batteries Plus Bulbs, and since the fire have been working at other locations. Needless to say George, Sheila, Joey and Justin are all anxious to return their “Home” store and reestablish the many customer relationships they had built through the years. It may astound you to know that the four returning full time employees have over 50 years combined experience with Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs started as Batteries Plus in 1988 with a single storefront in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The franchise has since grown to over 700 locations with Glendale being one of 12 Maricopa County locations. The 12 valley wide Batteries Plus Bulbs locations have one local owner and have been in business for over 21 years. 

Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation’s largest and fastest growing battery, light bulb and smartphone/tablet repair franchise, and provides access to over 60,000 different types of batteries, light bulbs and related products for household and business needs. 

Duet is hosting two great events and you're invited!
Duet Congregational Health Informational Session
Duet is offering a November information session to educate and engage Valley nurses (RN's) and congregations in the role of Faith Community Nursing and the Duet Congregational Health program. By the end of this session, you’ll walk away with answers to these questions:
• What does a faith-based health and wellness program look like?
• What are the benefits of such a program to faith communities?
• How does a faith community nurse collaborate with clergy to enhance the health of a faith community?
• What resources do I need to start a program?
• What kind of ongoing support does Duet provide to help a health program flourish?
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Duet (on the property of Church of the Beatitudes)
555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
RSVP to Lori at applebyhoke@duetaz.org or 602-274-5022, X32
Duet November Volunteer Orientation
Looking for a way to help your neighbors? Duet, a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services, is looking for volunteers.

The organization matches isolated, homebound adults with local, compassionate volunteers who help them with services such as grocery shopping, drive them to medical appointments, minor home repairs and even provide friendly visits. Volunteers can choose when and where they’d like to serve. It’s flexible and fun! To attend the orientation, please RSVP to volunteer@duetaz.org . Volunteers need to bring a driver’s license and the phone numbers of two personal references to the orientation. For more information, call 602-274-5022.
 
Thursday, November 9
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Beth El Congregation
1118 W. Glendale Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events
Arizona Adventure Challenge Survey
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Adventure for Charity are bringing you another
Arizona Adventure Challenge Series!
 
We’re asking for a little help from you determine how to best shape this challenge. Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey and then be on the lookout for details on our next Adventure Challenge Series!

Important Update
Event Update: Please note that there will be no First Friday Breakfast in November, due to our Annual Auction. We will pick back up on Friday, December 1st with our holiday celebration. We will be collecting toy donations for the Glendale Police Department to distribute through out the holiday season.

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Pricing:
  • $75 per person
  • $525 per sponsored Table of Eight (included table sign with company logo)
  • $650 per sponsored Table of Ten (included table sign with company logo)

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 24th Annual Auction. This event is a great way to help support the program of work for the Chamber, a great night of networking and an opportunity to bid on some fabulous items just in time for the holidays!

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled event!​


Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275
Glendale, AZ 85301

Complimentary to attend
Everyone is welcome to join us!
*Please RSVP for you and your guest(s) by Thursday, November 30th.

This is an evening of good friends, festive food, spirits, raffle prizes and general merry-making to kick-off the holiday season! Don't miss your chance to enjoy Glendale Glitters, Arizona's free holiday light display, from the best seat in the house.

Festivities Include:
  • Delicious Food 
  • Holiday Drinks
  • Photo Booth Fun
  • ​Raffle Prizes
  • Fun & Cheer All Around
 
Make someone's Holiday season - This year we will be giving back to Hope for Hunger Food Bank ! Please bring canned food and/or nonperishable
 items to donate to the local community in need.

China Trip 2018
Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
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. 

*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