The Glendale Chamber Mission
 
The Glendale Chamber serves the business community as the voice of commerce, provides programs and services to improve the economic environment for its members and supplies leadership for improving the quality of life. For area residents and newcomers, the Glendale Chamber is a reliable source for community information and a dependable resource for business referrals.

Featured Member Benefit
Vision Care
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with  Vision Care / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona  to bring you affordable eye care. 

​Vision Care allows you to offer your employees eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses at insurance prices, with no monthly fee. This unique program can complement traditional employer-paid vision insurance plans or can take the place of traditional vision insurance while saving the employer or the employee hundreds of dollars per year. Do you already offer vision insurance to your employees? Vision Care not only will save you 100% on your costly premiums, but you can shop at Vision Care with other vision insurance and in most cases at prices less than your co-pays.

​Vision Care is extending a personal invitation to you, your employees, and their family members to take advantage of this special program.

Click here for more information

Featured Story
Council Awards Downtown Manager Contract to Glendale Chamber of Commerce

The Glendale City Council unanimously approved a contract awarding Downtown Manager services for the city to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce at Tuesday evening’s formal council meeting.

The Glendale Historic Downtown District has long been a priority focus for the city. The city’s Economic Development staff recommended using the services of an independent Downtown Manager under the umbrella of a private organization to develop a diverse, cohesive and unified perspective on strategic priorities for Glendale’s Historic Downtown District. The Downtown Manager will be working with all business interests to have a voice in shaping their future.

The first efforts of the Downtown Manager will be to connect with every member of the downtown business community and invite them to work collaboratively to identify their priorities and establish coordinated strategies to assist their businesses.

“Glendale’s Downtown is not only the heart of our community, it is the soul of our community,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers following the vote. “To achieve the council’s vision, we must support a vibrant city center that we are all proud of while facilitating the sustainability of our Downtown Glendale businesses. This priority requires targeted, consistent support and focus. Through our significant partnerships over the years, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce has consistently proven their commitment to our downtown and I am confident they will do a phenomenal job.”

Tools for Business
Healthy local businesses are essential to a healthy community. Click here for links  to resources to help your business be more successful. The second button helps you be visible to your local community. And finally, the third button has links that you can use to support other local businesses.

Why Buy Locally? Research shows that

  • For every $100 spent in local, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.
  • If you spend the same in national stores, $43 stays locally.
  • If you spend the same on the Internet, $0 stays locally.
Support local businesses!
Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Marketing Committee
In October 2015 the Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee initiated a Blog Project, "Membership Spotlight."

Our latest blog features Karma Tattoo Studio, a true leader in the tattoo industry.

"Located on the Northwest corner of 59th Avenue and Peoria, just North of Home Depot, sits a commercial office suite that’s home to Karma Tattoo Studio. It has an exterior that disguises just how big and inviting it is on the inside. Dany Shepherd, tattoo artist and co-owner with his wife Angela, is an Arizona native and 3rd generation artist. Dany has been honing his craft for just a little over seven years and his exceptional skill is very evident when you see his portfolio of work! Dany explained that the reason he chose to open his business in Glendale was two-fold. Originally, he and a business partner were going to open a shop in a neighboring West Valley city but the licensing and coding regulations there lumped tattoo studios into a category that made things uniquely difficult to run a studio there, so he began to look elsewhere. He came across an office suite here in Glendale which had a layout he really loved. The suite used to be a dental school so it had patient rooms with a main lobby. This gives each tattoo artist a personal space to work in with their clients and a salon-feel to the waiting area. Dany feels that tattoos are a personal journey for each person. “Each one is uniquely yours and tells a very personal story, so it’s important that you, the client, feels comfortable and has a good relationship with your artist. We can provide that in this setting,” he stated.

   Karma Tattoo Studio has procedures and standards that exceed what the State of Arizona or the City of Glendale currently requires..."

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
  The Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers presented the Inaugural Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 28th at the Calvary Community Church.  Nearly 600 attended the ceremony to induct over 150 high school seniors entering military service.


Downtown Glendale
What's New in Downtown Glendale
City of Glendale - Featured Story
The City of Glendale Recieves Award for Its
Exceptional Wastewater Collection System 
AZ Water Association has selected the city of Glendale for its 2016 large city wastewater collection system of the year award. Glendale has received this award two other times in recent years, during 2012 and 2013. In addition, Glendale received six awards for safety measures implemented at its various water facilities and plants. 


Economic Development - Featured Story
Welcome Two New Team Members to the
Office of Economic Development 
The Office of Economic Development is pleased to welcome two new members to the team, Carol Hu (right) and Jessi Pederson (left). Carol joins the team as its Economic Development Specialist and comes to the team from Glendale’s Planning Department, where she focused on shepherding companies through the entitlement process in order to attain quality development and effective project coordination in the city. Prior to her time in Glendale, she worked for Maricopa County with experience in both long range and current planning. Carol is also an Arizona State University graduate student with her Master degree in Urban and Environmental Planning. She also holds her Bachelor's in Urban Planning and Geographic Information Science.

Jessi Pederson returns to Economic Development in the position of Economic Development Officer. Prior to rejoining the team, she served as Chief of Staff for Mayor Weiers for the last year and a half. Jessi previously worked in Economic Development and in the City Council office in Glendale. She also spent time in Goodyear, working for their Economic Development Department. Jessi has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Arizona State University.

“We are fortunate to be able to welcome such high-quality talent to the team,” said Economic Development Director Brian Friedman. “With the addition of Jessi and Carol, our team is more ready than ever to assist companies in finding success in Glendale.”
Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week

"I initiated Business of the Week to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale"

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Rita's Ice for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week!

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Member News
Become familiar with the new Election Day model and learn how you can volunteer between now and Election time

Do you want to learn how to get involved with Maricopa County Elections? 

Due to an overwhelming response from the public, the Maricopa County Recorder's Office is hosting two additional volunteer orientation sessions to help citizens learn more about Maricopa County elections and to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available between now and election time.  

Orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, and Saturday, July 8th

A Chance to Meet Kurt Warner at West Valley Gives

Purchase 4 tickets to West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk between Tuesday, May 30, and Friday, June 16 (5 pm), and to be entered into a drawing to win a Meet & Greet with Kurt Warner.

The winner of the contest, plus up to 3 of his/her guests, to join the Kurt Warner “Meet & Greet” at West Valley Gives on Saturday, June 24!

University of Phoenix Stadium, Visit Glendale, and WESTMARC partnered together to create this inspiring community outreach event, to benefit Treasure House, a West Valley non-profit organization.

Treasure House will be a supportive living community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), to open by March 2018.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Phoenix Stadium
*Special ticket prices for Glendale Chamber Members

A Message from New Member,
Main Street Business Services
"I am proud to be a new member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. I have been hearing, from many sources, about how great your organization is.

I have been a small business advisor for 40+ years. My passion is working with small business owners. There are so many demands on their time and they have to wear so many “hats” to be successful. A larger business can afford to hire staff to wear most of those “hats." I use my accounting, marketing, and business background to “fill in the gaps," at affordable rates.

I look forward to meeting my fellow small business owners, each and every one an entrepreneur."

We are excited to welcome Jack of Main Street Business Services, LLC to the Glendale Chamber! 

Free Family Fun Night Carnival 

Vote for Glendale Chamber Member
for the 2017 Natural Choice Awards

Please take a moment to support fellow Chamber member, True REST Float Spa, by voting for them in the 2017 Natural Choice Awards. Scroll down on the voting the page until you find the category Health & Wellness Business of the Year and enter True REST Glendale Float Spa!

Click here to vote

    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.
    Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Training
    Friday, June 16
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 am - Check-in
    8:00 am - 1:00 p.m. - Training

    Location
    Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    201 North Central Avenue, 27th Floor
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Cost:

    Complimentary community event

    Light breakfast and lunch provided

    A healthy workforce means a healthy bottom line for your business. Ensure your company has the tools necessary to become a model for health and wellness.
     
    The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation in collaboration with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health is pleased to present a  FREE interactive Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) and Lactation Accommodation 101 training.
     
    HAWP is a statewide public health initiative developed to help employers implement evidence-based worksite wellness programs and strategies.

    StarshineAZ Speaking Events
      Are you ready for the heat? StarShineAZ is hosting a variety of speakers in the air conditioned comfort of their offices at Glendale Municipal Airport in June!

    Speaking of hot flashes...StarShineAZ will be kicking June off with one of our members Deb Lahman, CEO of Living Well Now to help us Navigate Menopause with the help of Essential Oils for our Take Care Thursday Series that begins June 1st.

    StarShine also has many more great speakers and activities both for helping you with your business, including Tuesday Learn & Launch series, and personal development/wellness tips for the woman behind the business with our Take Care Thursday series.

    Click here to learn more

    Desert Springs Mortgage Moving Sale

    Moving sale and all high-end office furniture must go!!! Come by our office and take a look or call/email me for photos and specifics. Pick up only at our office and hurry, these items won’t last long.

     

    Call or email Mitch Stam at 623-293-0837 or mstam@desertspringsmortgage.com.



    Global Speaker Series
    Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

    Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    9640 W. Hanna Lane
    Glendale, AZ 85305

    $10 - $10 Power Card - Game Only
    $20 - $20 Power Card - Game Only
    $45 - $30 Power Card & Dinner Buffet
    $55 - $40 Power Card & Dinner Buffet

    Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our Friends & Family Fun Night at Dave & Buster’s!

    This is a social evening filled with fun, games, dinner buffet, and a cash bar! Numerous activities and games throughout the evening including: virtual bowling, giant connect four and jenga, cornhole challenge, arcade games and much more.
     
    Bring your kids, family,or friends and let your inner kid come out while
    enjoying an evening with other chamber friends!


    Benefiting  ASU

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    6:30 am - 1:30 pm
    451 N. Old Litchfield Road
    Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

    Single Golfer - $115
    Sponsor an ASU Student - $115
    Tee Hole Sponsor - $175
    Foursome & Tee Hole Sponsor - $585
    Foursome - $460

    This event will feature:
    • Hole-In-One Prizes
    • Closest to The Pin Prizes
    • Putting Contest 
    • Raffle
    • Lunch
    • Over 100 Players
    • Player Goodie Bags
    • And Much More!

    Click here for more details and to register

    Ribbon Cuttings
    Ribbon Cutting for StarshineAZ

    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. 

    Click here for more information

    *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
    623-937-4754