Featured Story
Desert Diamond Casino Brings Over 1,600 Jobs to Glendale
"The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is a vital resource for businesses in this growing city. When Desert Diamond West Valley Casino first opened two years ago, the Chamber was there for us. They helped us build relationships, navigate issues, and strengthen our ties to the community.
 
Since then, we’ve created over 600 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impacts for the region. We’ve forged partnerships with local businesses and have been giving back to the community supporting vital local businesses.
 
As we move forward with construction of our full-scale casino, we are continuing to work with the Chamber. Our new, larger facility is scheduled for completion in December 2019 and will bring another 1,000 jobs to the community. It will feature a larger gaming floor, table games, live bingo, five restaurants and more, all designed to complement the surrounding amenities of Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District.
 
Through the Glendale Chamber, we are able to stay connected with other members throughout the construction process. The resources and support of the Glendale Chamber helped us move forward to create tremendous economic opportunity for the region. We encourage other businesses to take advantage of what the Chamber has to offer by becoming involved as members."
 
-Henry Childs, Executive General Manager of Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

Featured Member Benefit
Save on Car Rentals!
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer you up to 10% off on your business or personal rental cars. Young renter fee will be waived for eligible renters who are 21-24 years old renting for business use. You are also eligible to enroll in the   Emerald Club .

Member Referral Program
Get a Gift Card When You Refer a Member!
The highest compliment we can receive from a member is a referral, and we love to thank our members for that compliment. By referring a prospective member to the Glendale Chamber, current members are eligible to receive a $50 gift card to a member restaurant of their choice.

Tools for Business
Looking for More Human Resources Training?
In our Tools for Business, we have a variety of free online resources to help you to grow in your knowledge as a business owner. This resource includes topics like how to hire new employees, how to ensure that your business is complying with hiring laws, and free online courses on topics like Human Resources.

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
City News
Glendale Awarded Super Bowl LVII in 2023
"The city of Glendale is excited to be joining our partners in hosting Super Bowl LVII in 2023. Arizona is recognized internationally as a premier location for hosting mega events. Our focus has, and always will be, to create a phenomenal fan experience and we are excited that we will be a part of another monumental opportunity with the award of the 2023 Super Bowl. The Super Bowl brings fans and visitors in from all over the world who all contribute to Arizona’s economy. Events like the Super Bowl are critical to our booming tourism industry in Arizona, which supports over 180,000 industry jobs and nearly three billion dollars in annual tax revenue to the state."  

Dive into Summer at Glendale's Aquatic Facilities
" Glendale’s got the cure for summertime blues, with lots of fun in the sun at its two aquatics facilities and splash pad! Dive into all the information you’ll need to keep cool and learn to swim at city of Glendale pools and amenities..."

Glendale Co-Hosts Free Fair Housing Workshops
"Glendale Community Services, in partnership with Community Legal Services, is offering two free Fair Housing workshops for Glendale homebuyers, renters, and landlords. Each session will cover specialized information on new housing laws and tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities under federal law."

Economic Development
Aloft Hotel Coming to Westgate
"Aloft Hotel, who announced a new four-story 100 room hotel in the Westgate Entertainment District late last year, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on April 10, 2018. Located on the southwest corner of 93rd Ave and Glendale, the hotel will feature the company’s newest designs with wood flooring and a redesigned lobby. Aloft selected Glendale and the Westgate area because of its hip, modern atmosphere which complements the brand’s image. The hotel is expected to open later this year."
Glendale Transportation Update
59th Avenue/Olive Avenue Capacity Improvements
The City of Glendale has made a commitment to keep Glendale's roads in top shape, and they have a variety of road improvements that are currently underway and many more planned in the next several years.

At the intersection of 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue, bus pull-outs on 59th Avenue (both north and south) are being added, and right-turn lanes on the east and westbound approaches are also being added. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in late August of 2018.

Downtown Glendale
Downtown Glendale Celebrates Alleyway Revitalization
In an effort to encourage increased pedestrian foot traffic in Downtown Glendale, an alleyway that connects Glendale Avenue and Glenn Drive has been revitalized. Check out the video to see the transformation!

Committee News
Marketing Committee:
Why Blogging is Important for Your Business
Have you ever wondered weather having a blog would be beneficial for your business? Maybe you already know you'd like to start a business blog, but you don't know what to write about? Marketing Committee member, Lisa Youngblood of Digital Concierge, is sharing how to do just that! Check out her article for information on the benefits of having a blog or vlog for your business, and to get some ideas of what to share with your clients on your blog or vlog!
Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week
"Mayor's Business of the Week is a program
I initiated to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Pull-N-Save for being recognized as the Mayor's Charity of the Month!
Community Tour
Have you seen the community tour videos that feature some of the highlights of our amazing city? Highlighted in the Quality of Life & Healthcare video are community leaders like Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital , Banner Thunderbird , Saint Joseph’s Westgate , and many more! Check out the video to see the tour!

Member News
Vote Glendale Chamber Members as Valley's Best!
It's time to honor the Valley's very best, and we need your help! Tell us which local, independent Valley establishments deserve kudos in 2018. NO NATIONAL CHAINS, please! The results will be published as Readers' Picks in the August issue of  PHOENIX magazine .

Several Glendale Chamber members made the voting roster! 

Meet Congresswomen Lesko at Constituent Services Day on Saturday, June 2nd
Stop by and meet U.S. Congresswomen Lesko and her Constituent Services Team on Saturday, June 2nd. They will be available to discuss federal issues like social security, medicare, small business concerns, and more!

Credit Union West Named as a
Top Company to Work For in Arizona
"At Credit Union West, 'Happy employees make happy members' is at the heart of the company’s collaborative work culture and is just one of the reasons why Credit Union West earned a 'Top Companies to Work For' award for six years in a row.

According to internal employee surveys, the family atmosphere and opportunities for career development are the primary reasons the nearly 200 credit union staff enjoy their jobs. Members report high levels of satisfaction as well. With over 64,000 members, the company boasts a 97.4 percent member satisfaction rating."

Kachina Elementary School and
Arizona Central Credit Union Partner
for Financial Education
In an effort to teach children about the importance of saving for their future, Kachina Elementary, a K through 8 school in the Peoria Unified School District, launched the Money Masters, a 9-week elective class for 3 rd , 4 th and 5 th graders. Partnering with the school district is the Arizona Central Credit Union, which will facilitate Andson Inc.’s “Piggy Back Program”. The aim of the programs to teach children good savings habits to ultimately develop the skills to make independent financial choices and manage their money effectively. 
Peoria Unified Seeks Input on Next Superintendent
"The Peoria Unified School District Governing Board voted to adopt a resolution ordering all matters necessary for a $189.2M bond election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The bond, if approved by voters, would keep the bond tax rate at or below $1.60 and fund facility modernization, land purchase and new construction for student growth, technology, arts education, career & technical education and student transportation."

Vote for KFNX as a Top Ten Radio Station in Arizona
It takes just a few minutes and it is easy to do.
Please follow the below instructions. Thank you for your help.


1. Go to Ranking Arizona (use this link or go to:
2. Left column: Click Advertising and Marketing
3. Scroll down and click Radio Stations
4. Vote for Independent Talk 1100 KFNX
5. You will need to Register (it’s easy) – just need to enter your email address
6. You can vote as much as you like, so please vote again, and again.....
7. Please vote as many times as you can between now
and July 31st when the voting ends.
Alaska USA Financial Planning & Investment Services
Earns Awards for Performance
"Alaska USA Financial Planning & Investment Services received multiple awards from CUNA Brokerage Services for outstanding performance in 2017.

Recognized for the highest dual program growth year over year with an increase of 563%, Alaska USA was presented with the Top Dual Program award.

James Kirk, Financial Advisor, received the Fast Start award for being one of the top producers 6 months into his role with the Financial Planning and Investment Services team.

'The incredible growth that Financial Planning & Investment Services has seen in the last year speaks to the high demand for these services from our members,' said Julia Niziolek, Executive Director, Insurance and Investment Services. 'The awards received by our Financial Planning team demonstrates that not only are we able to meet the demand, but that we do so with outstanding quality and service.'"
Race Control Tower to Be Demolished in Style on May 30
"The 130-foot-high Race Control Tower that sits above ISM Raceway will be demolished, paving the way for a brand-new tower structure as part of the $178 million ISM Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar. 

NASCAR’s Mike Helton will get behind the wheel of heavy construction equipment to remove the Race Control Tower in spectacular fashion. This represents one of the key remaining construction milestones before the completion of the ISM Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar ."
Father's Day Brunch at Desert Rose Steakhouse
Bobcat Born at Wildlife World Zoo
"Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is excited to announce the birth of a bobcat! Visitors can come out and view the native newborn on display inside Wildlife World’s Baby Animal Nursery.
 
Wildlife World’s expert hand raising and veterinarian team has reared dozens of diverse species, including rare and endangered felines such as ocelots, jaguars, and tigers. And, now they are raising the bobcat kitten! The kitten requires around-the-clock care and is currently being bottle fed. Over the next few weeks meat will slowly be introduced into kitten’s diet."

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.
Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Check out our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, August 23
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Event : 4:00 - 7:00 pm (8/23)
Vendor Setup: 3:30 - 5:00 pm (8/22)

With hundreds expected to attend, encourage your clients and colleagues to join in!
This is a great opportunity to reach new clients before the Holiday Season!
 
Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2018 Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an unparalleled opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase their products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers. While attending, enjoy a cash bar, prizes and develop critical relationships with surrounding businesses and leaders throughout Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Tolleson, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Sun City West, Wickenburg and Youngtown. 

Free to attend, and open to the public!

Pricing:
Booths starting at $225 until 8/3
Booths starting at $275 starting 8/4




Friday, September 14
451 N. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Check-In: 6:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 19th Annual Scholarship
Golf Tournament!

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!

Pricing:
Single Golfer - $125
Sponsor a Student - $125
Foursome - $500
Tee Hole Sponsor - $225
Foursome and Tee Hole Sponsor - $675 (Save $50 with this special bundle package!)

-Tee Hole Sponsorship includes a sponsorship sign, the option for a representative to work the hole during the tournament, the option to add a promotional product to the tournament goodie bags, and two lunch tickets.


Ribbon Cuttings
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 employed; dates and times are subject to change.
Ribbon Cutting for Biolife Plasma Center
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.

Adding your event to our online calendar also provides the opportunity
to be published in our
Glendale LIVING magazine.

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