Featured Member Benefit
Rent-A-Car Program
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer you up to 10% off on your business or personal rental cars. Young renter fee will be waived for eligible renters who are 21-24 years old renting for business use. You are also eligible to enroll in the  Emerald Club .

Featured Story
Sustained Rain/Catastrophic Flooding in Southeast Texas Prompts Call for Blood Donors Across U.S. 
Hurricane Harvey and its associated flooding are impacting the nation’s blood supply. The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging eligible donors across the country to give blood as soon as possible to help ensure patient blood needs can continue to be met despite the effects of Hurricane Harvey. To make a donation appointment at any United Blood Services donor center or blood drive in Arizona or Nevada, visit www.BloodHero.com or call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376).

Blood collections have been completely suspended in Houston until at least the end of the week, so the Gulf Coast is in need of lifesaving components to sustain operations. United Blood Services Southwest Division in Arizona and Nevada supplied blood in advance of the storm making landfall. In the wake of the storm, many blood drives have been cancelled and donor centers closed in the affected areas. With more sustained rain forecasted, these cancellations and closures are likely to rise. United Blood Services needs the community’s help to ensure a safe and adequate supply not only for our community but for the communities impacted by this massive storm. The timing of this storm is especially concerning as we approach Labor Day – a time when donations dramatically decline across the country due to the three-day holiday weekend. While O-positive and O-negative donations are most needed at this time, donors of all blood types are encouraged. Platelets, the component in blood that is most needed by cancer and leukemia patients, has just a five-day shelf life, but does not require a blood type match for patients.
Tools for Business
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.


Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Marketing Committee
Are Your Facebook Followers Engaged?

The content you post must be engaging!

To make your Facebook page more engaging, share your content in a variety of forms. Experiment with photos, videos, links and questions. Choose your top-performing post types and include a variety of each in your updates.

Finding engaging content is easier than you think, use the questions that your customers are asking you everyday. If they're asking, there are a lot of others that need the same question answered. Then add an image that speaks to what you are posting.


Tip provided by Lisa Youngblood of Digital Concierge on behalf of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee .
Downtown Glendale
1st Arizona Battle of the Brews
Craft Beer Festival
Held in Historic Downtown Glendale, Arizona Battle of the Brews brings together craft beer, live music, great food and games like no other. We start with a friendly home-brewing competition that features Fire Fighters and Police Officers from all over the state, with the winner getting a trophy and title of Arizona's Best Public Service Home Brewed Beer. The competition will be fierce, the best part is  you get to be the judge.  Your craft beer experience also includes free sampling from over 20 of Arizona’s best microbreweries, local live music, food from area restaurants and food trucks, a full corn-hole tournament including prizes(additional fee) and if you wear a Bavarian outfit you have a chance to win the best OKTOBERFEST outfit competition. What’s more is that 100% of the proceeds go to our sponsored charities. Our charity focus is addressing homelessness in Arizona.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
VIP: 5 -10 pm
General Admission: 6 - 10 pm

City of Glendale News
Glendale’s 5th Annual Stand Up For Veterans Event is Seeking Employers and Community Partners
Glendale’s fifth annual “Stand Up for Veterans” will be held at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., on Sat., Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers initiated Glendale Stand Up and over 1,000 veterans have attended the community outreach event in its four-year history to utilize the many resources available.

A local committee representing city, state and federal agencies, local businesses and non-profit partners has begun planning Glendale’s Stand Up for Veterans which will provide opportunities for veterans to gain employment on the spot and access to a wide array of services. Organizers are now accepting business, non-profit and government agency vendor applications. For those organizations interested in participating in this event, please click here for employer and community partner registration.
Economic Development
Mayor Jerry Weiers Highlights Economic Development
Successes outlined on “Glendale’s Best: Hosted by Mayor Jerry Weiers”
 
Mayor Jerry Weiers will have an insightful conversation with key persons involved in the city’s recent economic development successes on the new show “Glendale’s Best: Hosted by Mayor Jerry Weiers.” The dialogue will include local business leaders, members of the economic development team, and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.  

“I am looking forward to bringing our citizens “behind the curtains” to help them understand the municipal economic development process,” said Mayor Weiers. “I think it is important that they know what our team’s philosophy is and how it benefits Glendale. This includes how relationships are developed to retain and attract quality businesses to our community,” he added. 

First Popbar in Arizona Opens in Glendale
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 White Mountain Bait & Tackle for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

Member News
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hosted by Arizona State University in Partnership with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce

September 15 – October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of the Chicana/o, Latina/o and Hispanic individuals and groups who identify with and strive to create a more inclusive environment for these communities.

“Understanding the Latino Market” Conference
Saturday, Sept. 30
1-4 pm, La Sala
Open to entrepreneurs and those interested in conducting business with the Latino market. Free admission and free parking. Hosted by ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. More information: William Brashears at  william.brashears@asu.edu
 
SIGNATURE EVENT:
Lowrider Car Show & Hispanic Heritage Fair
Saturday, Sept. 30
4-8 p.m., Quad
See dozens of the hottest lowriders on display, enjoy inflatables, arcade games and performances. Music and entertainment provided by DJ "Cruising with the Manic Hispanic." A ¡Salsa-Salsa Fiesta! den offers a relaxing, cool-off area and food trucks will be on hand -  Yellowman Fry-Bread  and  Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla . Free admission, free activities and free parking. Hosted by ASU's Office of Government and Community Engagement and the Hispanic Honor Society at ASU West. More information: Samantha Fritz at  samantha.fritz@asu.edu

For more information about upcoming events and Hispanic Heritage Month at ASU’s West campus call 602-543-5300 or  e-mail westevents@asu.edu .

Click here for information about cultural engagement on all ASU campuses.
ONE COMMUNITY Announces Spotlight
on Success Honorees
 ONE Community, a member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, is proud to announce the 2017 Honorees for the seventh annual Spotlight on Success Awards to be held on October 20, 2017.

Calling all Glendale Union High School
District alumni!
Glendale Union is proud to announce a new spotlight project featuring graduates.

The We Are GUHSD project is a collection of stories told from the Glendale Union High School District community. The voices of the We Are GUHSD campaign highlight our teachers, students, alumni, parents and district advocates. They share their stories as an example of the importance of public education and strengthening communities.

Do you have a story to share? Interested candidates may contact the Community Relations Department by sending an email to prdept@guhsdaz.org . To view current stories from the project, please click here
A Day of Inner Beauty
PRESENTED BY TARA BROWN CONSULTING AND KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

You’ve seen women who magnetize a room, despite not meeting the cultural norms of beauty. What do they have? Where do you find it?

Would you show up differently in the world if you believed yourself to be beautiful? Would you have better relationships, improved health, more prosperity or freedom?

Midwestern University College of
Veterinary Medicine Open House
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern's Glendale Campus 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.

Runoff Season Nearly Fills all 7 SRP Reservoirs
After an unprecedented six consecutive runoff seasons of below-median inflow into the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers, pardon Salt River Project water managers for feeling a bit greedy these days.

The final numbers for the January-to-May runoff season have been counted, and the 970,440 acre-feet of rain and snowmelt that made their way into SRP’s reservoirs this winter was about 140 percent of normal and nearly double the 30-year median of 534,336 acre-feet.

Calling All Ladies!
Adventure for Charity is developing a women leadership and growth adventure fundraising challenge series and would love your feedback. If you are willing to fill out a brief (5-10 mins) survey are a business professional, business owner, recent college grad or graduating student, please click here

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!

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

Pricing:
  • 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!


Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Pricing:
  • $60 per person through 10/22
  • $75 per person after 10/22
  • $525 per sponsored Table of Eight (included table sign with company logo)
  • $650 per sponsored Table of Ten (included table sign with company logo)

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 24th Annual Auction. This event is a great way to help support the program of work for the Chamber, a great night of networking and 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!​

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for JJ's Louisiana BBQ
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
623-937-4754