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Vision Care
Do you have a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account? 2017 is coming to a close, so now is the perfect time to get your final healthcare expenses wrapped up.
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goals with $150 off and 50% off a second pair.

Featured Story
New Location for Business Over Breakfast in 2018
Our weekly Business Over Breakfast is moving to Old Country Buffet in 2018!

17125 N. 79th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Every Wednesday
7:00 am - Check In/Networking
7:30 - 9:00 am - Program

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

Business Over Breakfast is held at Old Country Buffet, which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections featuring an all new 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!

2018 - First Quarter Begins January 10th

Quarterly Registration Fee:
$125 - Includes 12 Events - Best Deal
Quarterly subscribers may bring a guest for $10 if they pre-register & pre-pay

Weekly Pricing (Non-Subscriber):
$20 - Member
$60 - Future Member
Tools for Business
Tool for Business Success
Did you know as Glendale Chamber Member you have access to over 600 free and low-cost resources to help you start and grow your business!

Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Ambassador Committee
Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Alice Roach of White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread for earning Ambassador of the Month. Alice goes above and beyond in her duties as ambassador to support the Glendale Chamber and our new members. Thank you Alice for all that you do.
Downtown Glendale
Adair’s of Glendale (Glendale Artist Guild)
The Glendale Artist Guild located at 7031 N. 57 th Drive (next to Adair’s of Glendale) in beautiful Downtown Glendale is hosting a local artist show titled “Glendale Glitter and Art”. The show runs now through the end of the Glendale Glitters festival, January 6, 2018, with over 250 pieces of fine art and artwork for sale. Featured painting in the photo is called Glendale Glitters by local artist Diane Fisher of Sun City. Owner and curator, Bryce Alexander, may be reached at 623-322-3422.
City of Glendale News
Glendale Receives AAA Bond Rating with Fitch
Future looks bright as good financial news continues.

The city of Glendale is pleased that Fitch Ratings has assigned its highest rating, AAA with a stable outlook, to the city’s existing General Obligation Bond (ULT GO) debt. 

“We have a lot to be thankful for with this AAA bond rating news, which comes at a time when our economy is booming and businesses are consistently choosing Glendale as their preferred location,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “The future is bright for our city and its residents.” 

Phelps says this designation is reflective of the thoughtful policy decisions Mayor and Council have made over the past several years. He credits them setting aggressive goals for general fund balances and showing fiscal restraint on new spending. He also compliments the city’s budget and finance team, lead by Vicki Rios, for continuing to work hard to be good stewards of the resources that have been appropriated by the Council.

“I’m ecstatic to hear the announcement by Fitch Ratings that Glendale has received the highest marks possible,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers. “Once again, with prudent fiscal management and continued economic development, this is more proof our city is absolutely heading in the right direction.”

The Fitch Ratings report cites a strong revenue framework and sound operating performance as two important factors in the rating. 

Glendale Businesses are Getting Noticed
  • The 2017 edition of Best of the Valley recognized some great Glendale businesses. Cuff was named best cocktail bar in the West Valley in the 2017 Best of the Valley ranking by Phoenix Magazine. The restaurant’s deviled eggs also received mention as one of the best lunch options. Dazzo’s Dog House received recognition for best Italian beef sandwich. Thee Pits Again was named as the best barbeque in the west valley. And Box Lunch Gifts was recognized for their pop culture gift options.
  • Drawn to Comics was ranked as the 5th best comic book store in the United States and #1 in Arizona by Travel and Leisure magazine.
Economic Development
Healthcare Amenities in the City
Glendale’s rapidly growing continuing care industry was recently featured in the Glendale Star . Over the last few years the number of assisted living facilities under construction has significantly increased to meet increasing demand for these types of properties. The story highlighted the drivers behind this phenomenon and featured Glencroft Senior Living, one of Glendale’s major employers.

Read the full story here .
Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week
"Business of the Week is a program I initiated to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Morris Barbershop for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

Member News
Carrie's Salon Has a Special Offer
Looking to freshen up your look for the Holidays?
Need a special gift to say thank you to a friend, family member or teacher this season?

Contact Carrie Vogelsang of Carrie's Salon to purchase a gift certificate for a Shampoo/Haircut/Style for only $25 !

The certificate is valued at $45, this is a great deal that won't last long!

7150-B N. 57th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301

Know a Woman Who Made a Difference in AZ?
Nominate her to the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame!

Governor Rose Mofford. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Nellie T. Bush. Sharlot Hall.* These are just four of the more than 100 women who have shaped the history of Arizona and who are honored and remembered through their induction to the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame .

The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2018 inductees.

The Hall of Fame program pays tribute to the remarkable women whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science provided a significant contribution to the historical record of the state of Arizona.

There are two categories for nomination: Legacy and Living Legacy . Legacy nominees are women who have reached the highest levels of accomplishment and have been deceased for at least two years. Living Legacy nominees are women who are still with us and who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishments. The categories for Living Legacy recognition change each year. For 2018, nominees must be women whose professional achievements are in the fields of media and sports.
Nomination forms for both categories are available now on the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame website , azwhf.org . Nominations are due Monday, December 18, 2017 and can be transmitted by postal mail (P.O. Box 44004, Phoenix, 85064) or by email (info@azwhf.org). Although the nomination forms are not complicated, they can require some research so please allow ample time to ensure nominations are submitted prior to the deadline. 

Marshals Needed for the Hometown Christmas Parade!
Skilled Trades Expo
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

West-MEC Southwest Campus
500 N. Verrado Way
Buckeye, Arizona

Free and open to the public! Parking is ample, convenient and free.

Duet December Volunteer Orientation
Looking for a way to help your neighbors? Duet, a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services, is looking for volunteers. The organization matches isolated, homebound adults with local, compassionate volunteers who help them with services such as grocery shopping, drive them to medical appointments, minor home repairs and even provide friendly visits. Volunteers can choose when and where they’d like to serve. It’s flexible and fun! To attend the orientation, please RSVP to volunteer@dueta​z.org . Volunteers need to bring a driver’s license and the phone numbers of two personal references to the orientation. For more information, call 602-274-5022.
Thursday, December 14th
4 - 6:30 p.m.
10000 North 31st Avenue, Suite D200, Phoenix, AZ 85051
Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life
Since 2009, suicides among youths has increased 81%. One critical factor is the stigma associated with asking for help. On January 16, 2018, students, police chiefs, government officials, parents and teachers will get together to tackle ongoing issues involving bullying, depression, drug addiction and other ongoing issues facing our youth.  Together we can inspire everyone to Speak Up, Stand Up, and help Save a Life!  Help us reach our goal of 5,000 conference attendees in 2018!  

Support our youth by attending the Stand Up, Speak, Up, Save a Life Youth Conference organized by  Lily DeBlieux  and learn about the struggles our youth face today. Your small contribution can make a big difference!  #CareEnough

The seminar will cover:
  • Improve your customer service and the experience across all aspects of your business so that customers return at a higher frequency and actively recommend your business to their friends and colleagues.
  • Drive revenue through applying the 4-ways formula.
  • Improve team member engagement so they are working at a higher level than previously and recommend your business as a place to work to their friends and colleagues.
  • Enable team members to maximize their revenue by using techniques that will increase their sales conversion rate, average dollar sale and repeat business.
  • Put in place measurement and goal setting to ensure improvements are built on over time. This program is very much in line with how you would work with a sports team – constant training and coaching to ensure a continued increase in the team’s performance.
Research shows 94% of problems that exist in a business are systems-related, whereas only 6% of problems are people-related.  The aim of our program is to put the right systems in place to ensure an increase in revenue.  These include service standards, measurement systems, sales goal sheets, sales system, coaching and people performance management, as well as on-going customer research.

Email Ivan at ivan@theloyaltyzone.com to register.
Glendale Police Department Awards Ceremony
Dear Community Leader,

Each year, the Glendale Police Department presents an Awards Ceremony to recognize members of the department for outstanding performance and service throughout the past year. Honors awarded include the Medal of Valor, Lifesaving Award, Officer and Civilian of the Year categories and the Chief’s Awards. We are currently planning this year’s ceremony, to be held on March 28, 2018, at the Glendale Civic Center. This Ceremony, recognizing the excellent and often heroic efforts of Glendale Police Employees, is only possible through the contributions of community sponsors like you.

We would like to invite you to assist us as we recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the department’s mission in their service to our community. We appreciate our sponsors and are hopeful that you will be able to help support our ceremony this year. As a sponsor, you will provide an awareness of your organization’s commitment to our community and you will play an important role in honoring the outstanding work of members of the Glendale Police Department.

Above & Beyond Contribution
$4000.00 and above
∞ A personal company acknowledgement during the ceremony
∞ 2 additional tickets to attend awards dinner/ceremony

Gold Contribution
∞ Your company’s name or logo displayed at each table
∞ 2 additional tickets to attend awards dinner/ceremony

Silver Contribution
∞ Your company’s name or logo displayed on a banner
∞ 2 tickets to attend awards dinner/ceremony

Blue Line Supporter
$100.00 to $500.00
∞ Your company’s name displayed in the program

*All Sponsorship levels receive rewards from the level preceding it*

If you would like to support our program, please confirm your sponsorship by replying to Angela Freeman at afreeman@glendaleaz.com or 623-930-3237 no later than January 31, 2018. Please remember to include a name and contact information so that we can properly recognize you and your business as a proud sponsor. Checks should be made payable to the Glendale Police Department and can be mailed to:
Glendale Police Department, 6835 N. 57th Drive, Glendale, AZ 85301, Attention: Angela Freeman.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 623-930-3059.

Thank you again for your support of the Glendale Police Department and the men and women who serve our community!

Best Regards,
Rick St. John
Chief of Police
Meet the New Business Owners of FASTSIGNS Glendale
FASTSIGNS ® of Glendale, a local sign and visual graphics company that has been serving the community for over 23 years, is under the new ownership of Joe and Lisa Lutz; who acquired the business from former franchise owner Deborah Campbell.

“When we were looking to transition in to owning a business, we were excited to find FASTSIGNS of Glendale,” said Lisa Lutz. “The previous owner built this business by being dependable, professional and a consultative problem solver. We plan to continue these same great values and be the reliable visual communications partner that our customers know and expect.”  
Lisa has 10 years of experience in asset management and over 20 years in human resources. Joe spent 40 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry having served executive positions at organizations including Host Marriott, Cinnabon and Taco Bell.
FASTSIGNS of Glendale’s General Manager, Gilbert Mercado, has nearly 20 years of experience in the sign and graphics industry, including the last nine years dedicated to production and installation.
The business has a large format flatbed printer that offers high speed and can produce quality, near photographic prints on a variety of surfaces and materials. They also have a laser and engraving machine to produce custom and complex shaped signs, and a direct printer to create textured and ADA-compliant signs with a raised background or Braille.
Lisa explains, “Our team’s diverse skillset, creative approach and state-of-the art equipment gives FASTSIGNS of Glendale the knowledge and capability to produce comprehensive visual communications solutions for every business need.”
FASTSIGNS of Glendale is located at 6020 W Bell Road and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Arrowhead Towne Center's
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Arrowhead Towne Center
Support Duet, Create a Holiday Tradition at the 27 th Annual Poinsettia Tea on Dec. 10
Valley residents are invited to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at the 27 th annual Poinsettia Tea from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 10, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch. At this yearly holiday event, attendees will enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches, desserts, and entertainment while supporting Duet’s mission to promote health and well-being within the community.

During the Poinsettia Tea, guests will enjoy the festive sounds of the North Valley Chorale and Destry Jetton, Arizona Midday host and executive producer for Channel 12, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The Dosia Carlson KARED About Award will be awarded to Dr. Wilma Basnett Emerson who has served as superintendent of the Osborn School District for 26 years and volunteers with a variety of local organizations. Dr. Basnett Emerson currently serves on Duet’s board of directors and has provided the nonprofit with strategic leadership for many years.

All proceeds raised from the Poinsettia Tea will support Duet’s health and aging services that are provided free of charge for family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, homebound adults and faith communities. SRP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are Gold Sponsors of the event. 

Tickets to the Poinsettia Tea are $70, with $37 of each ticket being tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased online at www.duetaz.org or by calling (602) 274-5022.
Three Endangered Rhinos Arrive at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomes the long-awaited arrival of three young White Rhinos! Taking a one-way trip from South Africa, these adolescent females recently arrived at Wildlife World’s new state of the art Rhino facility.
As part of Wildlife World’s dedication to Rhino conservation, the zoo has been hard at work consulting, researching, and planning its innovative and recently completed Rhino facility that will be part of the new 9-acre Safari Park expansion expected to open in early 2018.

 Over the past twenty years, Wildlife World has supplied in-kind support, staff expertise, and tens of thousands of dollars to local, national, and international organizations dedicated to the survival of the world’s most endangered species, including $20,500 to rhino conservation efforts. The entire Rhino population is at risk. At the start of the 20th Century five hundred thousand rhinos roamed the wild. By 1970, the worldwide population fell to seventy thousand. Today, only twenty-nine thousand rhinos survive in the wild.

Season of Giving
During this season of giving, the Glendale Union High School District hopes you will consider making a contribution to your child’s school. One charitable option that will benefit district students is a tax credit contribution through the state of Arizona. Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools which support extracurricular activities and character education programs. You can help Glendale Union High School students while possibly lowering your tax bill by making a contribution.

The state tax credit is available to all   qualifying individual Arizona state taxpayers. You do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. It is always best to consult a tax adviser to learn if you qualify for the dollar-for-dollar credit. A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from the amount of taxes you may owe the state of Arizona. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit. Tax credit donations can be made online or by completing a form at guhsdaz.org .

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
Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275
Glendale, AZ 85301

Complimentary to attend
Everyone is welcome to join us!
*Please RSVP for you and your guest(s) by Thursday, November 30th.

This is an evening of good friends, festive food, spirits, raffle prizes and general merry-making to kick-off the holiday season! Don't miss your chance to enjoy Glendale Glitters, Arizona's free holiday light display, from the best seat in the house.

Festivities Include:
  • Delicious Food 
  • Holiday Drinks
  • Photo Booth Fun
  • ​Raffle Prizes
  • Fun & Cheer All Around
Make someone's Holiday season - This year we will be giving back to Hope for Hunger Food Bank ! Please bring canned food and/or nonperishable items to donate to the local community in need.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

$95 - ​Individual Attendee

$850 - Sponsored Table of Eight (8) with sign of Company Logo

$1,200 - Sponsored Table of Ten (10) with sign of Company Logo and listed in event program

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host the Honorable Mayor Jerry Weiers 67 th  Annual State of the City Address and Dinner on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. 

In addition to the Mayor's State of the City Address, the 2017 Chairman of the Board Jean Higginbotham of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will recap the year as we welcome in 2018 Chairman of the Board Maria Brunner of OneAZ Credit Union .

China Trip 2018
Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Anytime Fitness Arrowhead
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 deployed, dates & 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