Economic Development E-Newsletter | October 28, 2020
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VB Cosmetics, Inc. announces new headquarters in Chandler with a 40,000 square foot lease at the Lotus Project
VB Cosmetics Inc. has signed a 40,000 square-foot lease to expand and relocate their corporate headquarters, R&D and manufacturing operations in Chandler. The company will be moving into the Lotus Project, one of Chandler’s premier industrial developments, located near Kyrene Road and the Loop 202.

VB Cosmetics Inc. is a manufacturing company engaged in the creation and sale of cosmetics and personal care products. It is also the inventor of Dazzle Dry®, a quick-dry, award-winning and proprietary nail polish system that is revolutionizing the multi-billion dollar US nail salon and spa industries.

“VB Cosmetics is in a premier location for continued growth and success,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “We are thrilled they found a new home in Chandler that will allow them to take their innovative cosmetics enterprise to the next level.”

Construction for the project is expected to start immediately with VB Cosmetics targeting to be fully moved into their new headquarters, designed to efficiently process and manage materials, by April of 2021. This relocation and facility expansion will allow them to meet the increased product demands with new automation and continued innovation as they aim to grow their employee headcount from 50 employees to 120 over the next three years.

“It was important for us to not only keep the company growing here in Arizona, but specifically in Chandler where it all started, the City is most welcoming and where we have so many personal roots,” says Dr. Vivian Valenty, Founder of VB Cosmetics. “The new building at the Lotus Project truly is a symbol of the next phase of VB Cosmetics – one where our newly established and nurtured working community members can help each other be successful to create and enjoy opportunities and take the brand into the next level with manufacturing developments that will best serve both our local community and all customers nationally and globally equally.”

See if your business qualifies for a free I Choose Chandler PPE Kit
The City has launched a new program to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to Chandler businesses. Apply through the Chandler Chamber of Commerce to receive a free I Choose Chandler PPE Kit, valued at $240.

Each PPE Kit consists of the following:
  • Two (2) boxes of 50 each 3-Ply Non-Medical Face Mask with Ear-Loop
  • One (1) Automatic Dispenser White Stand
  • One (1) Hand Sanitizer, 1 Gallon

Chandler businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a PPE Kit:
  • Be a registered business with the City of Chandler
  • Business must be located in the municipal boundary of the City of Chandler
  • Have 100 or fewer employees
  • The following are excluded from qualifying: Non-Profits, home based businesses, vacation rentals, rentals of commercial property, internet based businesses, kiosks or vending businesses, car service provider (i.e. Uber, Lyft, other taxi service)

Manufacturing Month: Learn what Everspin Technologies, Inc. does from its headquarters here in Chandler
Our Economic Development Director, Micah Miranda, sat down with Dan Berenbaum, Chief Financial Officer of Everspin Technologies, to discuss Everspin's manufacturing operations here in Chandler. Watch the video to learn about Everspin, its role in the semiconductor industry, and how it has benefited from being part of Chandler's technology ecosystem.
Submit your application for the I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program before 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2!
The Chandler City Council has allocated monies received from the Arizona Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (AZCARES) Fund to support Chandler businesses that are keeping employees on payroll as they adjust to revenue losses and business disruptions caused by COVID-19. The I Choose Chandler Business Hiring and Retention Program is providing qualifying businesses with $1,300 per employee retained or hired since Dec. 31, 2019, up to a maximum of $10,000.
Any business that meets the following criteria is eligible to apply:

  • Private, for-profit business located in the City of Chandler
  • A start date prior to March 11, 2020 (Date of the Governor's Emergency Declaration)
  • Registered business with the City of Chandler
  • Is not a home-based business; business must own or lease non-residential property
  • 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees or fewer, including all commonly owned/managed businesses
  • Not affiliated with another business under common ownership/management that has applied for the job retention/hiring program
  • Business must agree to submit required documentation showing employee hiring and retention

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is administering the program for the City of Chandler. Visit to submit your online application. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.

Note: Businesses seeking funding support for their utilization of independent contractors should visit and apply by Monday, Nov. 9.
Helpful Links
City Council Study Session
November 2, 2020
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers

City Council Regular Meeting
November 5, 2020
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers