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Support Your Community with our New Patron Card
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce works as a fantastic referral source. Often times members are patronizing your business without you even realizing it! Which is why we've designed these patron cards to help show businesses that the Glendale Chamber Community is STRONG!

By using this card you are reminding fellow members that it pays to be a member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and in return they'll be influenced to use the directory for their next outing/purchase.

Presenting this card is simple - just leave it with your cashier! The card will prompt them to pass it along to their leadership.
We encourage you to pick up a few cards from our office or at our next event to keep in your wallet and of course to continue shopping Chamber!

It's as easy as A-B-C "Always Buy Chamber"
Featured Member Benefit
One Free Year of the Glendale Star & Discounted Ad Space
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with The Glendale Star/Pueblo Publishers to offer you savings on your local newspaper. All new members receive a one-year subscription mailed at no cost. The Glendale Star also offers discounted advertising exclusively for Glendale Chamber members.

For more information please contact Barbara Duran at bduran@star-times.com or 623-847-4608.

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.

Resources & Tools for Business Success
Want to learn more about HR for Your Business?
In our Resources & Tools for Business, we have a variety of free online resources to help you to grow in your knowledge as a business owner. This resource includes topics like how to hire new employees, how to ensure that your business is complying with hiring laws, and free online courses on topics like Human Resources.

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
City News
Congratulations to Glendale Judge, Elizabeth Finn!
" Glendale Presiding Judge Elizabeth R. Finn has received the Arizona Supreme Court’s 2018 Judicial Branch Distinguished Service Award in the Chief Justice’s Outstanding Contribution to the Courts category, for outstanding service and contribution to the Arizona Judicial Branch. She was given this distinguished honor during the 2018 Arizona Judicial Conference on June 20 .
           
'Judge Finn was selected based on her leadership and innovation on many initiatives that are important to the courts statewide that involve domestic violence, DUI and mental health issues', said Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales , 'This award reflects not only what she’s done recently but what she’s done over her remarkable career as a judge.'"

Learn Who Will be on the Ballot this Election Season
" Glendale voters will have plenty of decisions to make this election season.

On everyone’s ballot will be governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, state mine inspector, corporation commissioner, U.S. senator and clerk of the Superior Court. Depending on where in Glendale voters live, they will see U.S. representative in District 7 or 8; state senator and representative in District 13, 20, 22, 29 or 30; and justice of the peace and constable in Arrowhead, Manistee or North Valley Precinct.

Additionally, voters in the Barrel, Cholla and Ocotillo districts will see City Council candidates on their ballots."

Glendale Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award
"The Glendale Historic Preservation Commission sponsors the prestigious Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award on an annual basis to recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation of Glendale’s historic heritage. The award is named after Ruth Byrne, a Glendale native, who made significant contributions to historic preservation in the city of Glendale. Ruth served on the Historic Preservation Commission and was past president of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society."

Glendale City Council Adopts 2018-19 Budget
"The Glendale City Council has approved a fiscal year 2018-19 balanced budget of $689 million, which is an increase of two and one-half percent from last year. Glendale’s budget is prepared each fiscal year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30.

The budget for operations is $410 million, $149 million for capital improvement projects, $91 million for debt service and $39 million for contingency. It earmarks $208 million total for the general fund with $137.5 million for public safety.
“This is an exciting time for the city,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. We are committed to continuing to provide those who call Glendale home with quality amenities and services and pleased to be the community of choice for our residents, businesses and employees.”

Economic Development
Glendale Businesses are Getting Noticed!
"Sprouts, which has three stores and a warehouse in Glendale, was listed on Fortune’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies. The company came in fourth in the Food and Drug category.

Delta Dental of Arizona, headquartered in Glendale, will be recognized as the 2018 Community Champion in the small to medium business category at the Greater Phoenix Chamber Impact awards.

Plaza Companies., a full-service real estate firm that represents a number of Glendale properties, was named the recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber 2018 Economic Driver award."
Glendale Transportation Update
71st Avenue Improvements: Orangewood to Myrtle
The City of Glendale has made a commitment to keep Glendale's roads in top shape, and they have a variety of road improvements that are currently underway and many more planned in the next several years.

On 71st from Orangewood to Myrtle, the City of Glendale is working to improve the street, replace the waterline, overlay the pavement, and add a curb, gutter, sidewalk, and raised median. This project is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Downtown Glendale
52nd Summer Band Concert Series Has Begun!
Glendale’s favorite summer tradition is back again in downtown Glendale! Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 musicians with their inspiring renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other tunes. These free concerts are the perfect night out for the entire family! Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the concerts. The Glendale Summer Band concert series is sponsored by the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors and Glendale Rotary. 

These free concerts take place every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm from June 21 - July 26.
Committee News
Marketing Committee:
Press Release 101
Have you ever wondered how to properly write a press release for your business or how to get the media to feature your press release? Marketing Committee member, Shelly Everson - Public Relations Coordinator for Duet , is sharing how to do just that! Check out her article for an Intro to Press Releases and Media Pitching.

Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Community Tour
Have you seen the community tour videos that feature some of the highlights of our amazing city? Highlighted in the Quality of Life & Healthcare video are community leaders like Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital , Banner Thunderbird , Saint Joseph’s Westgate , and many more! Check out the video to see the tour!

Member News
Support Pendergast Elementary and
Promote Your Business
Pendergast Elementary School District is gearing up for their staff kick-off event on July 26th, and they want to give your business the opportunity to reach their staff and community at this event! There are a variety of ways to sponsor this event and promote your business!

Congratulations to Ascent Audiology & Hearing
on their Expansion throughout the West Valley!
We'd like to extend our congratulations to Ascent Audiology & Hearing from the Glendale Chamber Team on their growth to five locations, and a team of eighteen employees! We love to hear about and celebrate our member's success stories, and we can't wait to see all of the continued success from Ascent Audiology & Hearing!
Pedego in Glendale is Now Selling
Certified Pre-Loved Pedegos
"We are excited to announce that we are now selling Certified Pre-Loved Pedegos! The same high quality but with a lower price. These bikes have gone through a certification process and have a one year warranty. We have a limited supply so plan your visit soon."

Caterers Needed for MAG Meetings
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is looking to build a list of caterers from around the valley to use for all of their monthly meetings. Each month they do four catered meetings at their offices in Downtown Phoenix (302 N 1 st Ave) that range in attendance from 55-60 people and they pay on average $15-$21 per person depending on the meeting. This is a great way for local caterers to get exposure to elected officials, government/business leadership and community members. If interested, please contact Amy St. Peter, Deputy Director at 602-254-6300 or by email at astpeter@azmag.gov.
Open House Saturday, June 30th
Nicely upgraded one-owner home in Tierra Del Rio offering 4 bedrooms + den (or 2nd living room) & 2 baths in 2032 SqFt with an open great room floor plan. The kitchen has upgraded dark Birch staggered cabinetry w/crown molding, upgraded granite counters, stainless Whirlpool appliances, 5-burner gas range, island with breakfast bar & pendant lighting & walk-in pantry. Sliding doors lead out to the covered patio and grass backyard with retaining wall for plants & extended paver patio. The master retreat has a bay window and private bath with dual sinks, oversized shower, linen closet & walk-in closet. Other features include a 2 car extended length garage, custom 2-tone paint, 5'' baseboards, double sinks in 2nd bath, upgraded carpet & tile floors, surround sound & much more!

Open house on Saturday, June 30th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm with Mimi Brown of Keller Williams!

2019 Dodgers & White Sox Fantasy Camp
at Camelback Ranch
"Have you ever dreamed of making it to "The Show"? At the fourth annual Dodgers & White Sox Fantasy Camp at Camelback Ranch - Glendale, the Spring Training home to both teams, you'll have the opportunity to live out your dream of becoming a Major Leaguer.

Your incredible Fantasy Camp experience includes:
  • Opportunity to sign up and play for your favorite team -- the Dodgers or the White Sox
  • Each team will be coached by two former Major League stars
  • Previous fantasy camp coaches include Steve Garvey, Eric Karros, Steve Sax, Eric Gagne, Steve Yeager, Tom Paciorek, Ron Kittle, Daryl Boston, Art Kusnyer and more"
  • Plus MUCH more!

Blood Drive at Morning Star Glendale on July 27
Did you know that only 3% of eligible blood donors in Arizona even attempt to donate blood? You can help change that and save lives by participating in the United Blood Service Blood Drive at Morning Star Glendale on Friday, July 27.

2018 -19 Schedule for the Arizona Coyotes Announced
Daydreaming about cooler weather? It’s coming soon — on October 6th, to be exact.
The Coyotes will open the 2018-19 season on the road against Dallas on Thursday, October 4th before taking on Anaheim on Saturday, October 6th at Gila River Arena in our home opener. This season’s slate also features home matchups against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals on Thursday, December 6th, the New York Rangers on Sunday, January 6th, and the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, March 26th. 

Congratulations to Ahhtoman Automotive Consultants on Celebrating 7 Years of Independent Ownership
The Glendale Chamber team wants to congratulate Ahhtoman Automotive Consultants on reaching seven years of independent ownership! Additionally, they have recently expanded their operations to include a team of wholesale buyers, and they work with over 1000 lenders to ensure they can help everyone get the vehicle they need.
Congratulations on all of your growth, and we look forward to witnessing your continued success!
Get the Facts on the Drought from SRP
Are you wondering about the current water supply in the southwest? Get the facts from DroughtFacts, and learn how SRP has prepared for low water levels in the region.

New Congregational Health Administrative Assistant
Duet is proud to introduce the organization’s new Congregational Health Administrative Assistant, Donna Chase. Donna comes to Duet with a wealth of education and experience. She was a vice president in the aerospace industry at Honeywell and now has an executive coaching and consulting business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master of arts in theology and biblical studies. Donna has served for 40 years in numerous volunteer activities with nonprofits, both religious and non-religious organizations. Currently she is volunteering her time at Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center. She will be assisting the department with many administrative tasks.
KFNX 20 Year Anniversary Party
KFNX would like to cordially invite Clients, Hosts, Vendors, Staff, Partners, and Friends to attend our 20 Year Anniversary Party
on Tuesday July 10, 2018 from 4:30-7:30 pm.

Carol Blonder will also be celebrating her 60th Birthday
Carol has hosted a show at KFNX for 10 + years. Come by and wish her a Happy 60 th!

We will have food, fun, drinks, DJ, giveaways, and more. We’re hoping you can join us!
1100 KFNX 20 Year Anniversary Party
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: KFNX office, 2001 N 3rd St. Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, July 3rd to fbattaglia@1100kfnx.com.
Phoenix Real Estate Marketing Session: July 18
Are you interested in learning about the current real estate market and appraisal trends? On July 18, David Jargnagin with Jarnagin Appraisals will be discussing these topics at the next Phoenix Real Estate Marketing Session!

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!

Thursday, August 23
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Event: 4:00 - 7:00 pm (8/23)
Vendor Setup: 3:30 - 5:00 pm (8/22)

With hundreds expected to attend, encourage your clients and colleagues to join in!
This is a great opportunity to reach new clients before the Holiday Season!
 
Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2018 Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an unparalleled opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase their products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers. While attending, enjoy a cash bar, prizes and develop critical relationships with surrounding businesses and leaders throughout Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Tolleson, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Sun City West, Wickenburg and Youngtown. 

Free to attend, and open to the public!

Pricing:
Booths starting at $225 until 8/3
Booths starting at $275 starting 8/4




Friday, September 14
451 N. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Check-In: 6:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 19th Annual Scholarship
Golf Tournament!

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!

Pricing:
Single Golfer - $125
Sponsor a Student - $125
Foursome - $500
Tee Hole Sponsor - $225
Foursome and Tee Hole Sponsor - $675 (Save $50 with this special bundle package!)

-Tee Hole Sponsorship includes a sponsorship sign, the option for a representative to work the hole during the tournament, the option to add a promotional product to the tournament goodie bags, and two lunch tickets.


Ribbon Cuttings
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.
Photo: Ribbon Cutting at Glendale City Hall
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.

Adding your event to our online calendar also provides the opportunity
to be published in our
Glendale LIVING magazine.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275, Glendale, AZ 85301
623-937-4754