Featured Stories
Dr. Kathleen Goeppinger, PhD,
Named 2018 Woman of the Year
A community leader, philanthropist, educator and business executive, Dr. Kathleen Goeppinger, PhD, President & Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University , will be honored for her commitment to Community and the West Valley October 2. 

“I am excited to honor Dr. Kathleen Goeppinger as West Valley Women's 2018 Woman of the Year.  Dr. Goeppinger is active in the community, well known, respected and empowers those around her. Under her leadership, Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus has grown into a world renowned Osteopathic Medical School. I love that she gives with her heart to make the world a better place.” Lisa E. Platt, CEO and Chief Connection Officer, West Valley Women.

Meet the Candidates Endorsed by the
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
Every day Government leaders at the local, county and state level enforce decisions that have an impact on businesses in our community. Whether it's regarding healthcare or regulations on businesses, the decisions made
by our government do influence our economic vitality.

The Glendale Chamber PAC will work to educate individuals about
candidates who recognize the power and impact they have on local businesses and communities, so that voters can make an informed decision. 

"It has been the greatest honor to serve as your Ocotillo District City Councilman. My wife of over 30 years and I raised three children, and now get to spoil five grandchildren, all right here in Glendale! I care deeply about our community, and I am excited about our progress in making our City even better.
I am proud and committed to being your representative for our community. There is more work to be done on your behalf, and I am asking for your continued support."

We are proud to to support Councilmember Aldama in his re-election, click here to learn more about his candidacy and to donate.  

"Four years ago, I made a commitment to restore fiscal stability to Glendale. Today, the city has an incredible amount of positive momentum and much progress has been made in delivering on that promise, however there is more work to be done. I am committed to creating a culture of facilitation, not regulation at city hall by cutting red tape, removing obstacles and increasing efficiency for businesses that want to open or expand in Glendale.

It is an honor and privilege to serve on the Glendale City Council. I will continue to make tough, fiscally responsible decisions as your voice at city hall, and ask for your continued support."

We are proud to support Vice Mayor Tolmachoff in her re-election, click here to learn more about her candidacy and to donate.

"I'm a Glendale native who loves his hometown! I have enjoyed serving in leadership roles in many Glendale organizations over the years, including our Historical Society, Arts Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the West Valley Child Crisis Center.

I am very proud of the great progress our City Council has accomplished over the last four years, and I am equally proud to have both the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Glendale Star endorse my re-election.

Thank you for your support."

We are proud to support Councilmember Turner in his re-election, click here to learn more about his candidacy and to donate.
Featured Member Benefit
Save with Office Depot/Office Max
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with Office Depot | Office Max to bring our members a cost savings program on items they use most. This program offers discounts of up to 60% from a list of 700+ commonly- purchased business essentials including paper, ink and toner. Shop online and receive fast & FREE delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within local delivery areas. Also, save up to 70% on your copy and print needs. The savings from the program are significant. (Customization options are available for companies who spend $15,000 or more annually.)

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
Do You Want to Hire Veterans?
In our Resources & 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 wounded warriors, and where to find job boards specifically for veterans.

Resources & Tools for Business sponsored by BNC National Bank .
Thank You To Our Platinum 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 Mayo r Jerry We iers
Congratulations to B & R Precision for being recognized as the Mayor's Business of the Week!
City News
Grow Happiness Gardening Event
8-11am, Saturday September 15th

Glendale’s Grow Happiness Event is an opportunity to go out and rehabilitate one of Glendale’s unique garden spaces, the Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden. Volunteers will help with deadheading, trimming and weeding the rose garden, moving and raking gravel, and general garden tasks. This is an outdoor project so please dress in clothes you will not mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes are required.

Glendale Transportation Update
Glendale Completes Major Safety and Capacity Improvements at 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue
The city of Glendale is pleased to announce that the 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue Intersection Safety and Capacity Improvement Project has been completed. The purpose of the project was to improve roadway safety and enhance pedestrian movement and safety. This multi-phased project, which spanned over 30 months, will provide better traffic flow, improved safety and it will ease congestion. The changes will also make the intersection safer for pedestrians who use the walkways and crosswalks. 

Experience Downtown Glendale
14th Annual Teddy Bear Day in Historic Downtown
Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day in downtown Glendale. Enjoy shopping and dining deals throughout the shops and restaurants. Begin at the information booth located at the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum, 5847 W. Myrtle, to pick up your event map. Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We Want to See Where You've Been!
We love to see photos of people getting to experience all that Downtown Glendale has to offer, so when you're on your next Downtown Glendale adventure, use the hashtag #experiencedowntownglendale!
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
Arizona Coyotes, Glendale, and AEG Invest in
State-of-the-Art Centerhung Video Board
The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has partnered with the City of Glendale and AEG to purchase and install a Daktronics high definition centerhung display system and auxiliary displays at Gila River Arena. The videoboard will be ready for the drop of the puck on Opening Night, October 6, when the Coyotes host the Anaheim Ducks...

"One of our core goals as an organization is to provide our great fans with the best experience possible at every one of our games and we know that this state-of-the-art videoboard at Gila River Arena will be a game changer in that regard," said Coyotes' President & CEO Ahron Cohen. "We are very grateful to the City of Glendale and AEG for partnering with us to create a more dynamic and engaging atmosphere at all of our Coyotes games with the videoboard."

ADOT Officers Trained to Identify,
Respond to Opioid Overdoses
"While working at ports of entry to ensure that commercial vehicles have the proper permits and can operate safely on state highways, Arizona Department of Transportation officers have to be ready for situations in which they’re called upon to help save a life.

That’s why nearly 100 officers, part of ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division, have been trained so far to identify opioid overdoses and administer a drug to reverse the effects.

“One of the worst feelings as a law enforcement officer is being unable to help someone in an emergency situation,” said Sergeant Sean Dalley with the Enforcement and Compliance Division. “Having the right tools and knowing how to use them is a way to ensure we are always in a position to act fast when called upon.”

50 New Teachers Join Glendale Union High School District for the 2018 -2019 School Year
Glendale Union High School District's annual New Teacher Dinner recently welcomed 50 new teachers at Thunderbird High School. The gathering provided the opportunity for new teachers to meet co-workers and learn all about the GUHSD mission and culture.

Of the 50 new teachers hired, 13 are GUHSD graduates while 8 of them have completed their student teaching within the district. In addition, 17 new hires are first-year teachers. GUHSD is also proud to report that 24 of the new teachers hold a Master's Degree.

To learn more about our available positions with the district, please visit the GUHSD website at www.guhsdaz.org.
Does Your Organization Need to Raise Money?
Desert Rose will donate 10% of your group sales towards your 503C (group/association) to help towards new equipment, uniforms, and other organizational expenses.

Contact Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub at 623-937-3004 for more information.
Back to School Special from The Fitness Institute
Start the school year off right with the Fitness Institute! Three free additional personal training sessions to accompany an initial purchase of any one of our training session packages.
Hurry in, special ends September 30th. We look forward to seeing you!

Duet Fall Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course
Twice a year, Duet trains faith community nurses through our Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course. The nonprofit are the only organization in Arizona to provide this course. This course is based on the curriculum developed through the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, a ministry of Church Health Center. Duet has been approved to offer the standardized curriculum. This fall, the course takes place Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and October 12- 13, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Duet, 10000 North. 31st Avenue, Suite D200.

If you are interested in attending or have questions, contact April Polley at polley@duetaz.org or 602-274-5022.

Video Discussion Series for Family Caregivers in Glendale
“Finding Meaning and Hope” is a free video discussion series that offers real promise to reduce stress and build resilience. It’s for you if you’re caring for a loved one …. whether across the living room or across the country. Based on the groundbreaking book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., this video series is for any caregiver who struggles with the complex grief and stress of caregiving. While many discussion groups are taking place across the Valley, the Glendale one takes place Thursdays, September 6 through November 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Visiting Angels, 18001 N. 79th Avenue, Suite B48, in Glendale. To RSVP, contact Kate Dolance at Visiting Angels of Glendale, (623) 476-7882 or kdolance@visitingangels.com.  
Midwestern University Hosts Annual Free
Holiday Concert Featuring Arizona Winds
Midwestern University and the Arizona Winds Concert Band invite you to an afternoon of “Christmas Reflections,” a free holiday concert held at the University’s Glendale Campus on Sunday afternoon, December 9. The concert will begin at 2:30 pm in the campus Auditorium, and doors will open at 1:30 pm.

Midwestern University’s campus is located at 19555 North 59 th Avenue in Glendale (just south of the Loop 101). 

This annual family program will feature a variety of band favorites, plus a holiday sing-along. For more information, call 623/572-3353 or visit the Arizona Winds online.
Family Health and Fitness Day Burpee Challenge
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, AZOPT and CrossFit Fury will host our 6 th Annual Family Health and Fitness Day. On this day, families of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in various fitness and sporting events that bring together the entire family to promote physical activity. Healthcare professionals, local health businesses, and other community partners also join in to provide knowledge to attendees...

This year, we are seeking local businesses, like you, to pledge an amount between $.25 and $1.00 for every burpee completed in less than 30 seconds by a child who attends (18 and under). If you are unfamiliar with a burpee, it is a grueling cardiovascular movement that not only tests strength and endurance, but also will and determination. We anticipate approximately 200 children, with the average child completing 6 burpees.

Family Health and Fitness Day has partnered with the Arizona Coyotes Foundation to donate 100% of the pledges. 

Glendale Historical Society has a New Website
Glendale Historical Society has a brand new website designed in partnership with Tracey Marsh, and they welcome everyone to take a look!

Journeys Pathways to Healing Adult Camp - September
The Journeys..... Pathways to Healing weekend is designed to offer grieving adults the opportunity to be with other individuals sharing a common experience. The adult-focused camp helps each person better understand and manage their personal grief after the death of a loved one in a safe, healing environment.

Free Workshop: How to Be Proactive About
Your Child's College Plan
One of my favorite quotes is from Ben Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

With that being said, I am excited to announce I have accepted a partnership with the top College Planning firm in the country.

Most of the families I meet with don’t understand, or even consider, that Colleges and Universities are essentially “big business.” Their primary focus is to raise and earn revenue for their own coffers.

Did you know that over the past 30 years the average cost of tuition has increased over 214%? This number is a lot higher than the increase of inflation over that same time period. Even in the past 10 years, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that college tuition has increased over 63% and college textbooks have increased over 88% (see attached graph).

In 1957, the average cost of tuition for a top private school was around $800, representing about 16% of a family’s annual income during that time. In 2010, the average cost of tuition for the same private school was around $37,000, representing about 80% of a family’s annual income during that time.

Needless to say, more and more families are looking for private loans to help pay for the increased cost of tuition and textbooks.

Currently, the average student has over $34,000 in student loan debt which equates to over $1.4 trillion in national student debt. This is 1/3 of the U.S. Federal annual budget! What is most alarming is that roughly 1/3 of all students with debt do not even graduate. This makes it nearly impossible for them to ever pay off their past student debts.

As I mentioned before, I have partnered with the top college planning firm in the country to prevent this dilemma from possibly happening to your family. The mission of our firm is to make college affordable but more importantly to get your son or daughter into one of the top three schools of their choice.

Please watch the videos below to see a quick overview of our process:

If you’re interested in taking a proactive approach to your child’s college plan, please join Scott for an informative workshop on Thursday September 13 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (program begins promptly at 1:15) at the BNC National Bank Conference room at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. We will be available for questions following the presentation. Food and beverages will be provided. 

Please RSVP at 602-824-2299. See you there! 
Official Chamber Airline Sponsor
In its 47th 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, 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!

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.


Friday, November 2
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
- 6:00 p.m.
Live Auction - 8:00 p.m.

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 25th Annual Auction. This event is a great way to help support the work of the Chamber, enjoy a great night of networking, and to get an opportunity to bid on some fabulous items just in time for the holidays!

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled event!​

Advanced registration - $75 per person through 10/12
Late registration - $95 per person beginning 10/13

Future Member:
$125 per person

$650 per sponsored Table of Eight (included table sign with company logo)
$800 per sponsored Table of Ten (included table sign with company logo)

If your company would like to donate an item, please contact Jackie Payton at info@glendaleazchamber.org  or by calling 623-937-4754.

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 Fine Ash Cigars
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