Economic Development E-Newsletter | January 27, 2022
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Celebrate science at the annual Chandler Innovation Fair
Join the City of Chandler in celebrating the exploration of invention by attending the Chandler Innovation Fair. This free, annual event showcases businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. This year's festivities will be held in Downtown Chandler on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Chandler Innovation Fair uses 'sneaky science' to entertain the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life. Some of last year's interactive demonstrations by Chandler's technology companies included Waymo, global engineering firm Stantec, Zovio and the PGA Tour Superstore, among others.

Local K-12 schools and organizations have once again been invited to participate in the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Competition. Six winning teams will each be awarded a $500 prize for the most educational, most creative and most passionate projects. This year, the City is partnering with Chandler Unified School District's Innovation Fair to bring about even greater student participation.

Event sponsors that help make the Chandler Innovation Fair possible include Intel, Northrop Grumman, First Things First, and Waste Management.
Woman-owned Skin Script moving headquarters to Chandler
Since 2007, Skin Script has been changing the quality skin care experience with more than 35 corrective skin care products manufactured in the USA.

Skin Script has been serving licensed aestheticians from all over the country for the past 14 years. Founded in Tempe, the company is expanding and relocating to a larger facility in nearby Chandler at 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 28. 

With more than 26,000 square-feet, this new facility has been built out to meet Skin Script’s needs with sales offices, warehouse space, and a state-of-the-art training room where they will host professional trainings for licensed aestheticians both virtually and in-person.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa VanBockern and Skin Script to the West Chandler employment corridor,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “This successful woman-owned distribution company is the essence of innovation and entrepreneurial talent that Chandler attracts. We wish them many years of continued success.”

“Skin Script was created by an aesthetician, for aestheticians. We understand the importance of quality skin care, outstanding customer service and complimentary education,” stated Lisa VanBockern, Owner/Founder. “The relocation into Chandler will allow Skin Script to grow and promote skin health for all skin types and ethnicities.”

Chandler recognized as one of the best places to find a job
Chandler has been ranked the 16th best place to find a job in a recent nationwide study from leading personal finance outlet

WalletHub's analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 31 key indicators of job-market strength. Indicators range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.

The new ranking reflects the continued growth of Chandler's economy. Chandler has ranked among the top 20 cities on WalletHub's list each of the past eight years.
West Chandler signs named 2021 Monument Sign Design winner
The City's West Chandler employment corridor signage was awarded 2021 Monument Sign Design winner by the Arizona Sign Association.

The design was submitted for consideration by custom sign builder YESCO. City Economic Development staff worked closely with YESCO to create a unique sign design for West Chandler that is intended to strengthen the area's image and sense of place.

"Our goal is to enhance the West Chandler employment corridor's sense of place through this project," said Michael Winer, Economic Development Specialist at the City of Chandler. "Working with YESCO, we were able to come up with a sign design that stands out, is on brand for our city, and includes a high-tech theme that represents the industry base in West Chandler."

YESCO has installed seven West Chandler signs so far with two more planned. Visit for more information on the West Chandler employment corridor.
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