Featured Story
Jim Burke Named Director of Glendale's Public Facilities, Recreation, & Special Events Department
"Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps has selected Jim Burke as the city’s new director over the Public Facilities, Recreation and Special Events Department. The permanent appointment comes three months after Burke assumed the role as the departments interim director. 'Jim brings decades of experience and leadership to this important role directly serving our public,' said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. 'He understands this region and the needs of our residents and we are very pleased to have him become a permanent member of our team.'"

Featured Member Benefit
Save on Prescription Drugs
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer you and your family and friends a FREE prescription drug card as a member benefit! This card offers discounts on various prescription drugs, eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, dental, and more. It is an excellent tool for those who are uninsured or under-insured, but it is also a benefit to those with insurance because it can help you get discounts on non-covered drugs!
Want to take advantage of this free member benefit?

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 Hire Veterans?
In our Tools for Business, we have resources dedicated to helping you learn all about how to hire veterans, the tax credits available to you for employing veterans and wounder warriors, and where to find job boards specifically for veterans.

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
City News
Glendale Police Department Welcomes
New Media Relations Sergeant
"As of March 10th, the Glendale Police Department welcomed a new sergeant in charge of media relations. Sgt. John Roth has moved into the position that Sgt. Scott Waite has vacated due to promotion to Lieutenant.

John is an Arizona native who was hired by the Glendale Police Department in 2001. Since then he has held assignments in Patrol, Field Training and Criminal Investigations. John was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2012. During John’s time as a sergeant, he has served as a field training sergeant as well as the child crimes sergeant for the Glendale Special Victims Unit. John holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice from Glendale Community College and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Rio Salado College. John is also currently working on his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management through the University of Phoenix."

Downtown Glendale
Dog Days of Glendale on March 24th
Join us for the Woof Fest at the 8th Annual Dog Days of Glendale! This fun pet friendly event will be held in Historic Downtown Glendale on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Attractions include Dr. Kelly's Mobile Vet, Pratt's Pet & Feed Glendale, Bark Busters' Woof Games, Glendale Police K9 training demo, and Glendale Parks & Recreation Community Outreach Dog "Ranger."

All proceeds from the event will be donated to
Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry to help both humans and animals in disaster situations.

Andrea Shobe of Hop Stop Diner Featured on ABC15
Recently, GrubHub launched a campaign to help customers support female owned restaurants, and Andrea Shobe of Hop Stop Diner in Downtown Glendale was featured on ABC15 as a featured restaurant.

Economic Development
Adair's Brings Fine Art to Downtown Glendale
In October, the city in partnership with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the new Adair's of Glendale Art Gallery in downtown Glendale, located at 7029 N 57th Drive. The gallery will focus on highlighting local Arizona artists. The owner of the new art gallery has also opened a new art studio next door to Adair's, filling two downtown storefronts that had previously been vacant for quite some time.
Committee News
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 Business of the Week
"Mayor's Business of the Week is a program
I initiated to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Lucky's Pizza for being recognized as the Mayor's Business of the Week!
Member News
The Classroom Crisis in Arizona
Glendale is home to many amazing educational institutions, and we are passionate about supporting out teachers. Check out this video to learn more about the Classroom Crisis in Arizona.

Dapper & Stout featured as a "Hidden Gem" in Glendale
Dapper & Stout Coffee Company of Downtown Glendale was featured by Phoenix New Times as a Hidden Gem in Glendale. The article features their delicious food, and custom drinks and applauds their "trendy, tasty coffee and quick bite[s]."

*Photo by Melissa Campana of Phoenix New Times
300 New Homes to be Added to Glendale
The Glendale Planning Commission continues to approve housing projects. It approved three new projects in December that could bring nearly 300 new homes to the city.

Among the projects approved were Sarival Farms, Orangewood Terrace, Northern Ridge Estates, Camelback Village and Bethany Ranch.

Wigwam Celebrates 100 Years with a Special Deal
"What started as lodging for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Companies’ cotton ranch suppliers, is now  The Wigwam, a 331-room resort in Litchfield Park. And this year the resort is inviting you to make history with them with a special package deal as they celebrate 100 years since the establishment of the first building on its site."

*Photo from Arizona Foothills Magazine
Glendale Ambassadors Donate Supplies to Pendergast Elementary School After State of the City
Thank you to the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors, who created the beautiful centerpieces featured at the Annual State of the City Dinner out of crayons and colored pencils and donated them to Pendergast Elementary School District!

Sigma Beauty Cuts Featured in Phoenix Business Journal for their Inspiring Business Model
Will Mitchell of Sigma Cuts School of Beauty was recently interviewed by Phoenix Business Journal about their plans to offer free cosmetology school to their students here in Glendale. He plans to be able to offer this tuition by offering nearly unlimited beauty services to community members for just $50 a month to customers. This would find the program, and allow customers to come in for regular beauty treatments at one consistent and affordable price.

Easter Egg Hunt at Wildlife World Zoo
"For over 30 years, Wildlife World has been pleased to host a children's Easter Egg Hunt every Easter weekend. Thousands of children have enjoyed searching for eggs every year in the area next to the petting zoo, playground and train station at the Zoo's northeast corner.
Egg Hunts will be held on both Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st at 1:30 p.m. for children 7 years and under and at 3:30 p.m. for all children. The Easter Egg Hunt is free with paid admission."

Mountain Loin Cubs Born at Wildlife World Zoo
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is excited to announce the birth of two Mountain Lion Cubs! Visitors can come out and view these native newborns 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 mountain lion cubs!

Summer Lifeguard Jobs for Students
"Looking for the perfect summer job? Look no further. With the proper training and certification, lifeguarding or teaching swim lessons can be fun and rewarding, and it works especially well for students’ schedules. Glendale will be hiring many lifeguards and swim instructors to work its two aquatics centers during the summer months. Not only will you spend your summer by the pool, you will learn lifelong skills, make friends and earn some cash!"

Pendergast Art Experience on April 11
Save the date for Pendergast Elementary School District's annual Art Experience on Wednesday April 11 at Pendergast Learning Center at 5:00 pm. You will be amazed at the magnificent student art exhibit, have the opportunity to participate and bid in our Silent Art Auction with many beautiful pieces of art and be treated to an incredible performance by the Cre8ive Theatre Troupe on preventing bullying and suicide.
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Peoria Unified Governing Board
Makes Administrative Appointments
At the March 15 Governing Board Meeting, Peoria Unified Governing Board members approved new administrative appointments: Mrs. Aubree Mills as principal at Ira A. Murphy Elementary School, Mrs. Melissa Duguid as principal at Oasis Elementary School and Mr. Josh Rawlings as principal at Vistancia Elementary School.

The Salvation Army Needs Your Help
For 30 years the Glendale Salvation Army and the Corps Community Center has served our community in many ways. It is an honor for us to serve as stewards of your ongoing compassion, and we are grateful for your friendship.

NOW is the time for... upgrading the interior of our aging building. It is our hope to be able to update the plumbing and electrical for improved safety/compliance, along with more productive, efficient workspaces, community educational spaces and classrooms.

Free Courtyard Concerts Music & Food Festival
Join us for a musical experience on Saturday April 7 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, hosted by Arizona State University at the West campus. Concert admission, parking and food offerings are FREE. Performers include Josh West from The Voice, Indy Duo 67th Street, Rick Hale, Min Upside, and K. Mahree.

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!

Friday, April 6, 2018
15100 W. Northern Avenue
Waddell, AZ 85355
6:30 am Check-In

Your support of this event directly benefits the work of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee, allowing them to continue to positively impact service men and women in our community.

For only $185 you can become a  hole sponsor  at this SOLD OUT event!
As a hole sponsor your business logo will be displayed at one of the holes out on the course, you also have the option to set up a booth at your respective hole and connect with over 175 golfers and attendees through out the day.

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

Another way to support the Luke Shoot-Out is by donating a prize for the raffle . All of the proceeds raised by raffle ticket sales goes directly towards the Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee's program of work.

We hope you'll consider getting involved! This is a fantastic opportunity to promote your business while supporting the service men and women who work selflessly to defend our country.

Tournament Features and Details:

To be put on a waiting list to golf please contact the Glendale Chamber at 623-937-4754.

Quarter begins April 4th
17125 N. 79th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Glendale Chamber hosts a weekly 
This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at  Old Country Buffet , which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and featuring a buffet breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts. 

Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $125 
April - 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
May - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
June - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
(Quarterly subscribers may bring a non-member guest for $10 but they must be registered and paid for in advance)

Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

On April 4th paid Quarterly Subscribers 
who register in advance will have a chance to win these great prizes:

  • 2018 Second Quarter Business Over Breakfast attendance ($125 value)
  • Member2Member eblast ($200 value)
  • 3 Month Button Ad ($375 value)
  • And More...

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Randstad
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