Featured Story
Debut of Glendale Living Magazine
*Photo taken at the 2018 State of the City Dinner
At the 67th Annual State of the City Dinner on March 1, we had the privilege of debuting our new magazine, Glendale Living! The magazine is now available, and it will be a quarterly publication that highlights our vibrant community.

Featured Member Benefit
Save on Rental Cars
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
Do You Want to Make Sure Your Local Business
is Easy for People to Find?
In our Tools for Business, we have resources dedicated to helping you increase the visibility of your local business. You'll find resources on everything from having an effective sign to being found on Google.

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
Downtown Glendale
Nomadic Ice Cream Shop Opens
Downtown Glendale is growing again with the addition of Nomadic Ice Cream Rolls, a specialty ice cream shop. This unique shop is located in Catlin Court, and is now open.

*Photo by Samantha Pouls for the Phoenix New Times
Cuff Featured in VoyagePhoenix
Recently, Zachariah Wilekens of Cuff and
 Off the Cuff Venue was interviewed and featured by VoyagePhoenix about Cuff's experience in
Downtown Glendale.

*Photo by VoyagePhoenix
Economic Development
Alaska Federal Credit Union Relocates
Operations Center to Glendale
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has chosen to relocate their Operations Center from California to Glendale, bringing 136 new jobs to the city. The employees will be located in the former Talavi Tech Center; the company purchased the 185,000 square foot Talavi Tech Center as well as a new bank branch at 55th Avenue and Bell Rd earlier this year. Alaska USA cited Glendale as an ideal location for credit unions as the reason for the move. The relocation to Glendale has received positive attention both locally and nationally, with stories featured in the Arizona Republic , Glendale Star , Phoenix Business Journal , and Area Development Magazine , a leading site selection publication. 
City News
Mayor Weiers Gets Ready to Host the
2018 Big Dog Run on April 7
The third Mayor's Big Dog Run is almost here, and they have an amazing ride planned for attendees that includes riding through places like Luke Air Force Base, University of Phoenix Stadium, and ISM Raceway. Proceeds from this event will help veterans get access to higher education!

Committee News
Ambassador Committee: Ambassador of the Year
At this year's State of the City, Alice Roach of White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread was awarded the Ambassador of the Year for 2017. Our Ambassadors are a volunteer group who work with the Glendale Chamber Team to engage and connect our new members. Throughout 2017 Alice was a model volunteer leader and we are grateful for her support!
Marketing Committee: Cultivating Culture Training
You have worked hard to build a reputation for your business. Too often, even with the best of intentions, branding efforts, strategy and marketing fail because either the business owner or leaders and employees do not “show up” in ways that are consistent with the brand promise.  As the saying goes, culture will eat strategy for breakfast every time.  That's why the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee is offering a free training on cultivating culture to build your brand.

Join us for this free seminar for members on March 27th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the BNC National Bank Conference Room at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Linda Burridge of Next Act Solutions will help you explore the advantages of taking time to ensure that you and your people are in alignment with how you want to be seen and experienced by the customer.

Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Charity of the Month
"Charity of the Month is a program I initiated to recognize local non profit organizations that are making a difference in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Glendale Chamber member Glendale Rotary Club for being recognized as the Mayor's Charity of the Month!

Member News
Have You Seen the Community Video Tour?
Glendale is home to many incredible academic institutions such as Glendale Union High School District , Arizona State University , Thunderbird School of Global Management , Midwestern University , Glendale Community College, and many more . (You can see those listed featured in the community tour video.) We are proud to have so many amazing schools in our city!

Check out the community tour video to see more about the education community
in Glendale.

Wildlife World Zoo Welcomes a Baby Giraffe
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomes a newborn Reticulated Giraffe to the Family! Baby Austin made his debut into the world on February 18, 2018. And, at just a few days old, this precious calf is already standing over 6 feet tall!
Austin was born strong and healthy. He and his mother are doing great and will be on display each day at the giraffe exhibit. Female giraffes have a gestation of up to fifteen months, one of the longest gestations in the animal kingdom. In a statement made by Wildlife World’s Deputy Director, Jack Ewert, "the calf is thriving under the close watch of his attentive mother. Over the next few weeks, keepers will continue to introduce mother and baby to the rest of the herd."

Help District 48 Decorate their Storefront
We at District 48 Clothing need your help! We want to decorate the inside of the walkway as you can see in the picture an example. We want to cover the entire entrance in Arizona license plates. So if you have any old ones laying around bring them into us and receive a one time 15% off your entire purchase that day whether you bring in one plate or 20 plates! And you will have bragging rights to our entrance of plates!

2018 Glendale Family Bike Ride
This fun family event is free and open to all ages and skill levels! Ride begins at 8:00 am on April 22.

The leisurely ride highlights Glendale bike lanes and pathways and showcases cycling as an affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option.

All riders must wear a helmet. If you need a helmet they will be available at the event or recycle your old helmet for a new one while supplies last.

Bike check-up station, bicycle safety information, health and wellness booths, music and kid’s activities at the park before and after the ride.

The first 500 riders that register and attend will receive an event t-shirt and all riders that complete the ride will receive a keepsake medal!

BIKE RAFFLE – win a free bike!

A New Leaf awarded $78,000
AZ Biz Bash awards Glendale Chamber Member,
A New Leaf , $78,000 as a result of their 2017 Arizona Biz Bash fundraiser. "A New Leaf provides essential community resources to more than 24,000 individuals in crisis each year. Through a broad spectrum of services, they change lives to help individuals and families succeed. Biz Bash dollars are supporting important and crucial children's programming on their La Mesita campus in downtown Mesa, that includes an after-school center and a Maricopa County Head Start program."
Movies by Moonlight at Murphy Park
The City of Glendale is hosting a Spring Evening Movie Series! Spend a warm spring evening under the stars enjoying family friendly box office hits. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Event is free for all to attend, and the movies will be shown every Friday in March at 7:00 pm. Free pre-movie activities start at 6:00 pm.

Help the Glendale Historical Society Facilitate Weddings
Have you ever considered helping facilitate one of our Rose Garden weddings? We really need the help. We have 12 weddings in March and currently only three and a half (splitting the 4 hour wedding) have been signed up for.

Here are the duties to facilitate a wedding:
*Open the house for the wedding party (if you do not have a key, someone will come unlock for you)
*Be there to make sure the wedding party does not bring anything into the house food and drink wise other than water
*Help in any way you can, a safety pin, band aid, hair pin, etc. if needed
*Make sure other photographers (not with the wedding) move to another area of the park during the wedding
*Make sure the party is out of house at the end of their time
*Double check the rooms to make sure nothing was left.
*Empty the waste paper baskets in the rooms

We would have you do a wedding with one of our Bells or Beaus before doing one by yourself. It's a lot of fun watching the dresses, costumes (there are some of those) and the different types of ceremony's.

Think about it and if this is something you would like to do, we would greatly appreciate it. Just give us a call or an email.

To volunteer, contact Marty Cole at gahs73@gmail.com, or call (623) 435-0072.
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 event!

Friday, April 6, 2018
Falcon Dunes Golf Course
15100 W. Northern Avenue
Waddell, AZ 85355

$120 - Single Golfer

$85 - Sponsor a Veteran

$185 - Sponsor a Hole

$480 - Foursome

$615 - Foursome plus Hole Sponsor (saves $50 - best value)

$40 - Additional Guest for Luncheon

Registration for this event includes :
  • Green Fees
  • Golf Cart
  • Goodie Bag
  • After Tournament Lunch

Tournament Features and Details:
  • 4 person scramble
  • 4 Hole in One Prizes, Sponsored by Larry H. Miller of Dodge Ram Avondale
  • 4 Closest to the Pin Contests
  • Putting Contest, Sponsored by Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
  • 6:30 a.m. - Check-in and Practice
  • 7:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start

Hole Sponsorship opportunities are available, for more information contact Harry, Carri or Ruby at 623-937-4754.

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
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.
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