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Constant Contact
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with Constant Contact, the leader in online marketing for small businesses like yours. Constant Contact brings you a great way to connect and engage with your customers and since we are partnered with them all of our members can get up to 25% off for their accounts!

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Featured Story
The Search for a Downtown Manager is Over!

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the hiring of Katy Engels to serve as the Director of Downtown Development.


Katy brings nearly 30 years of nonprofit, civic, and small business management experience to the chamber.  She most recently served as the Executive Director of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce in western Racine County, Wisconsin.  In her new role, she plans to work closely with the downtown merchants and the City of Glendale to help develop a dynamic and vibrant downtown community experience.

 

Katy and her husband, Steve, have recently moved to the west valley from Wisconsin and both are originally from the suburbs of Chicago.


Click here to read more about the new Downtown Manager!

Tools for Business
Business Training Resources
Don't operate in the dark. Taking short courses in business can help you avoid mistakes, which means you will save money and grow your business faster. Click here for low-cost training courses for business management and supervision.
Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Marketing Committee

How to Effectively Post on Your Facebook Business Page


Letting everyone know your services, products, and customer service is about above anyone else is great, and should be posted, but not all the time. You need to break it down into 3 parts, this will keep your followers engaged.


1/3 - Promoting your Business- This can be done by posting testimonies, showing images and videos of your work/services, or sharing relative links.

1/3 – Corporate Personality – Let your followers know that you’re involved with community or non-profit work, show pictures of family, friends and pets. Have fun with it.

1/3 – Industry Information – Giving information and tips of your trade will set you up as the expert, and the go to person when they need your service.


Tip provided by Lisa Youngblood of Digital Concierge on behalf of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee .

Downtown Glendale
Glendale Featured as a "Blossoming" City
Congratulations to the Brelby Theatre, Desert Rose Steakhouse, and CUFF for being featured by AZFamily.com as must-see places in Downtown Glendale! Here at the Chamber we value your contributions to our vibrant community. 

City of Glendale News
Congraulations to the City of Glendale and Mayor Weiers! 

This week, the city of Glendale was honored with two awards at the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association’s (APRA) 67th Annual Conference. Mayor Jerry Weiers was presented with the “Outstanding Elected Official” award and the department received the “Outstanding Program Award – Youth Enrichment.” 


Click here to read more

Economic Development - Featured Story
 TopGolf is Coming to Glendale!

Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® has announced that it will build its newest venue in Glendale, AZ, offering visitors an interactive social experience that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels with point-scoring golf games, music, food and beverage.


The Dallas-based company plans to begin construction of a 65,000 square-foot sports entertainment venue at the northeast corner of Bethany Home Rd. and 99th Ave. This location is just west of the Loop 101 and the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District, which includes the University of Phoenix Stadium, Gila River Arena, Tanger Outlets and Westgate. If okayed, construction is expected to begin in Fall of 2017 and the new venue is expected to open in Fall of 2018.


Click here to read more

State News
West Valley physician launches bid to unseat Trent Franks

Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, is making a run for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Tipirneni, a Democrat, is running for Congress, she said, to take on Washington special interests by putting the district’s residents first.


“I believe in solving problems and improving lives, which is all about people, not partisanship,” Tipirneni said in a press release. “That’s what I did in the emergency room, and I’m running for Congress to do the same.”


Click here to read more

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 Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 


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Member News
A FREE Workshop on Getting Rid of Back Pain for Good

Low back pain is a major problem for many people.  It can come in different ways – as a small, nagging injury, or worse, a debilitating condition.  Regardless of its severity, low back pain is a nuisance that affects our lives and our daily function.  And yet, many people address and treat it the wrong way!  Or worse, they simply wait for it to “go away.”  But it never really goes away, does it?  Not forever.  You may feel just fine, and then a sneeze comes, a rough swing on the golf course, a bad night’s sleep – just like that, the low back pain returns.

 

You do NOT need to live with pain.  You do NOT need to stop the activities you love.  It’s time to put an end to your low back pain.  Learn how physical therapy can help for good… for FREE!

 

On Wednesday, August 23, AZOPT Glendale will host “Stop Back Pain NOW – How Physical Therapy Can Stop Low Back Pain For Good.”  This FREE workshop will be presented by our team of physical therapists, and will be held at our Glendale location from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.


Click here to learn more

The Melting Pot is Celebrating 20 Years

The Melting Pot in Scottsdale is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month, and in honor of the anniversary all of the Arizona Melting Pot locations are celebrating! The Melting Pot will be randomly giving away 31 complimentary dinners for two to couples celebrating their anniversary at any of the 3 AZ Melting Pot locations throughout the month of August.


Click here to learn more!

Spotlight Youth Theatre Receives 63 Nominations for the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

The ariZoni Board of Directors announced on August 7th the Nominations for the 2016/2017 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence with Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale, Arizona receiving 63 nominations.


The Awards Celebration, which is dedicated to "recognizing excellence in theatrical preformances, as well as individuals who produce exceptional work in all aspects of theatre" will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Monday, September 25th.  


Click here to read more

Peoria Unified School District Seeking Members for Governing Board Advisory Committee
The Peoria Unified School District is seeking passionate community members interested in serving on a current or future Governing Board Advisory Committee. The district values input from students, staff, parents, business leaders and the wider community.

Those interested in serving should visit peoriaunified.org to access interest forms or click here . Completed forms can be returned to the District Administration Center at 6330 W. Thunderbird Rd. Glendale, AZ 85306 or emailed to pusdpr@pusd11.net . Committees and time commitment vary and are subject to change. Applicants should note that they may not be contacted until an official committee or advisory group is called by the Governing Board. 


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Get a behind the Scenes Look at
Arizona's Only Veterinary School

Midwestern University, home of Arizona’s only veterinary school, is offering a free behind-the-scenes look at how the University is caring for Arizona’s animals and training tomorrow’s veterinarians.

 

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern’s Glendale Campus at 59th Avenue and Utopia Road will host an open house on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Everyone from pet owners to ranchers to aspiring veterinarians are welcome to attend with their families to see the future of animal healthcare in Arizona. Expert faculty and veterinary students will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the College’s veterinary clinics and facilities. Over 25 informative booths and exhibits will be available for the public.


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"Club Rush" at Glendale Union High School District

At the start of every school year, the campuses of the Glendale Union High School District come alive with an event called Club Rush. On this day, students can visit the different clubs, groups and sports offered at the school to learn more about them and choose one (or more) to join.


Extracurricular activities help balance out the academic side of high school learning and give students an opportunity to discover more about their likes, dislikes and potential future career paths. At GUHSD, more than 85 percent of students participate in an extracurricular activity. Just some of the options include soccer, special education club, newspaper, literacy club, spirit line, sports medicine, football, theater, yearbook and more. There are more than 40 different options on each campus for students to discover. Studies have shown that when a student participates in an extracurricular club, sport or program, the result is a richer connection to their campus, student peers and community. Many clubs and groups are service-oriented, resulting in students spending a large part of their high school career helping out their neighboring communities.

Annual Buttterfly Release in Honor of Lost Loved Ones

Billy’s Place is hosting their 4th Annual Butterfly Release and remembrance celebration!

Symbolic of the cycle of life, the release of the butterfly is a symbol of hope and strength. 

This event is open to the public and is an opportunity to honor a loved one by sponsoring a butterfly in their name.

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.
Interested in Hiring College Students?

Arizona State University is hosting a series of job and internship fairs to connect local employers with their students. These events will be taking place at all of their campuses, and are a great way to enhance your recruitment efforts and get the word out about your company.  


Click here to learn more

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission
Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted! Mayor Jerry Weiers is seeking new members for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC), which will be on its 31st year this session. Several vacancies have been created as a result of former MYAC members graduating from high school this past spring...


Commission members participate in an array of activities that help develop skills they can take with them wherever they go. Youth members volunteer and provide community service, they also learn fund raising strategies that help support their activities year-round. 


Click here to read more

Attend a Volunteer Orientation with Duet

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.


Click here to learn more about Duet

Watch the Big Fight at Desert Rose Pizza & Gastro Pub
New StarshineAZ Location in the West Valley 

We are very excited to announce that we have added a 2nd location for the convenience of women of the West Valley who live further North! Effective August 1st, we now have community working space as well as a private office and meeting room space available for our members!

  

StarshineAZ Peoria will be conveniently located in the Huntington University building at 8385 W Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ 85382.


Click here to visit the StarshineAZ website

Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Free to Attend!

Exhibit space is SOLD OUT
To be put on a waiting list please contact Jordan at jmariner@glendaleazchamber.org

Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2017 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.


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

Single Golfer - $115
Sponsor a 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 Empire Beauty School

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