Featured Story
First Class of Arizona Veterinarians Graduates
from Midwestern University
Congratulations to the very first graduating class of Veterinarians from Midwestern University Animal Health Institute !

Midwestern University is the only veterinary school in Arizona, and we are honored to have them here in Glendale! According to the City of Glendale, Midwestern University has "created more than 850 on-campus jobs and invested $425 million in the city."

Thank you for all you do for Glendale,  Midwestern University Animal Health Institute !

Featured Member Benefit
Free Prescription Drug Card
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer you and your family and friends a FREE prescription drug card as a member benefit! This card offers discounts on various prescription drugs, eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, dental, and more. It is an excellent tool for those who are uninsured or under-insured, but it is also a benefit to those with insurance because it can help you get discounts on
non-covered drugs!

Want to take advantage of this free member benefit?

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
Tips for Starting a New Business
In our Resource & Tools for Business Success, we offer a variety of free resources designed to help you start, scale, and succeed in your business. Included in these resources is information for the first-time business owner or entrepreneur. You can learn about the process to obtain a business license, tips for finding the right location, how to choose the best name, where to get free or low-cost one-on-one advice, and more!

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
City News
Innovative New Kiosk Coming to Glendale
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is celebrating a new digital recording kiosk in the City of Glendale, bringing several county services to a more convenient location for residents.

The kiosk provides an accessible and efficient recording process, and has built-in security features to keep transactions confidential. Maricopa County was the first in the nation to introduce the recording kiosk, which can scan, print documents and connect users to staff from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. A specialist from the Recorder’s Office can see and speak to residents throughout the entire process. The kiosk also has a camera by its scanner to allow staff members to help with any issues users may have while scanning documents. Residents can also file documents with the Maricopa County Environmental Service Department and the Air Quality Department.

For more information, including all kiosk locations in Maricopa County, visit Recorder.Maricopa.Gov .  

To celebrate there will be a ribbon cutting at Glendale City Hall on June 14 at 9:00 am.

Glendale CVB and Visitor Center Makes Move to City's Sports & Entertainment District this Month
"Beginning June 18, the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Visitor Center will have a new address, relocating to the Westgate Entertainment District from the Historic Downtown area, where it has been located since its inception in 2010.

That new location is at 95th and Maryland Avenues, inside the building adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel & Spa and Conference Center, which also houses the city’s Glendale 11 studios. The CVB and Visitor Center will be on the third floor.

This relocation from Downtown Glendale to the city’s vibrant Sports & Entertainment District, will put visitor services and staff in close proximity to the University of Phoenix Stadium, Gila River Arena, and the core of Glendale hotels, including the full-service property — Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, a total of eight hotels located in the Westgate area and more under development."

GoDaddy's Founder Buys Westgate Entertainment District
" The Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale now has the backing of a local billionaire.

YAM Properties, the commercial real-estate company owned by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, announced today it has purchased the 76-acre property from iStar Inc. The sale price was $133 million, according to Jesse Goldsmith, vice president at CBRE and one of the property's brokers.

Parsons, of Scottsdale, said in a released statement that he sees huge potential for the entertainment district along Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, which borders Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes, and is near University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals.

“We’re looking to develop features that will entice even more visitors and residents to this unique and vibrant Valley location,” he said."

Economic Development
Continued Growth at Westgate Entertainment District
"Westgate continues to grow with the addition of new restaurants and amenities. Olive Garden and Dutch Bros have both recently opened. The area will soon welcome Manna Korean BBQ, Twin Peaks, and Fat Tuesdays which are anticipated to open later this year. In addition to the new restaurants, the Lofts at Westgate are now open, which offers the opportunity to live right in the heart of the Westgate Entertainment District. "
Glendale Transportation Update
83rd Avenue Half Street Improvements
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.

From Bethany Home Road to Berridge Lane the City of Glendale is working to: improve the Hero's Park frontage, add a third northbound travel lane, and add a curb, gutter, sidewalk, and streetlights on the east side of 83rd Avenue.

Downtown Glendale
Meet the Downtown Development Summer Intern!
Hi, my name is Naomi Bower and I am so excited to intern with the team at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. This summer I have the privilege to work on the development of downtown Glendale by assisting Katy and taking on various projects. This opportunity will serve as an incredible experience, as I am currently pursuing my degree in Business Project Management at Liberty University in Virgina. I hope to graduate college in the Fall of 2019, and find my way back west to begin my career!
Downtown Glendale Featured in Phoenix Magazine
Have you seen the fun feature that  PHOENIX magazine  did on businesses in Downtown Glendale? Check out the article to see  A Shot of Java La Piazza Al Forno Bitz-ee mama , and  Nomadic Ice Cream Rolls !

Committee News
Marketing Committee:
6 Ways to Increase Your Organic Engagement on Facebook
Are you posting on Facebook, but feel like no one is seeing what you shared? You might need to work on increasing your business page's organic engagement! To learn how, check out this article that Marketing Committee Member, Ryan from Striventa , shared with us! In this article, you'll learn about the newest updates to the Facebook algorithm and how to increase your organic reach.

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? Featured in our sports and entertainment video are some community leaders like Westgate Entertainment District , Gila River Arena , the Arizona Coyotes , the Arizona Cardinals , Fiesta Bowl , and Camelback Ranch . Check out the video to see the tour!

Member News
OneAZ Plans to Award $55,000 to Local Non-Profits
Have you heard about the Community Impact Grants 
OneAZ Credit Union is offering to non-profits making a difference in their communities? 

In alignment with their mission to support the communities they serve,  OneAZ Credit Union  will be proving a total of $55,000 in grant awards to local 501(c)(3) non-profits. 

Check out their website to learn more about this incredible program, and to see how your non-profit can apply to become a grant recipient!

Vote for Striventa to be a Speaker at Inbound
Striventa (one of our newest Chairman's Circle Investors) has recently become an official Partner of Hubspot, and has been entered into a contest to be a speaker at Inbound, which is one of the largest marketing conferences in the world! Click the link below, scroll down to the voting portion, and support Striventa by casting your vote today!

BizBox: Tools to Run & Grow Your Small Business
from Office Depot
" The simple truth: owning a business is a lot of hard work. Surprised? We didn’t think so. You know just as well as we do that the complications that come from running a business can be extremely taxing. On top of resources being limited, you have to manage a ton of tools and services just to fulfill each one of your very different business needs. There’s this tool for accounting, that agency for email marketing, this consultant for HR and more. It’s almost as if no one stopped to think of how overwhelming all of this could be...

BizBox is a single platform that includes all of tools, services, and expertise you need to run and grow your business. Fifteen different passwords and ten different account reps to run and manage your business? That's so yesterday. With BizBox your marketing, branding, accounting, HR and more, are all in one place. When we say “Finally, business made simple” we really mean it."

Gila River Hotels & Casinos Planning to Award Unclaimed Jackpots to Local Non-Profits
Have you heard the announcement that  Gila River Hotels & Casinos  is planning to award unclaimed jackpots from their past fiscal year to non-profits in the community?

Gila River Hotels & Casinos  has a long history of supporting local non-profits, and this is another way they work to positively impact their communities.

Read the full press release to learn how your non-profit can apply to receive funds from the unclaimed jackpot!

Peoria Unified Extends Interim Superintendent Position
"At the May 30 Special Board Meeting, the Peoria Unified Governing Board voted 5-0 to extend the role of the interim superintendent, Mrs. Linda Palles Thompson, until a new superintendent is appointed. The Board has contracted with McPherson & Jacobsen to conduct the nation-wide search which will resume in the fall of 2018. A revised timeline is expected to be released and will be available on the district’s website prior to the start of the new school year."

Duet in Need of Volunteers to Help Seniors
"Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments this summer. Currently, there are 75 homebound adults waiting to be matched with volunteers through Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. These free-of-charge services include help with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, providing friendly visits, minor home repairs, assistance with basic paperwork and more....

Currently, the highest need locations for volunteers are Scottsdale (85251 and 85257 area codes) and Southwest Phoenix (85034 and 85037 area codes)."

Next Duet Volunteer Training: June 27
"To an isolated family caregiver, having someone provide emotional support throughout their journey can be life changing. Duet: Partners In Health & Aging is home to the caregiver-to-caregiver mentor program and is looking for volunteers with family caregiving experience to provide one-on-one support to other family caregivers in a mentorship capacity. As a caregiver mentor, a volunteer can help isolated caregivers by providing emotional support over the phone for one hour a week. The next caregiver-to-caregiver mentor program training session is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 at Duet, located at 10000 N. 31st Ave., Suite D200, in Phoenix. Lunch will be provided."

Bison Born at Wildlife World Zoo
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park welcomes a beautiful baby bison. The newborn is on exhibit with its mother & herd in the Adventureland section of Wildlife World. The baby bison is 2 weeks old and both the youngster and mother are the traditional brown color. The father is a white bison, which is considered spiritually significant by the Native Americans.

Chompie's Celebrates Father's Day
"Chompie’s Restaurants are celebrating this Father’s Day with dad’s favorite food . . . Barbecue Ribs. Chompie’s has served dads (and families) for over 39 years. This year, we are introducing our new, special recipe of Barbecue Ribs at a great introductory price just in time to celebrate Father’s Day. 

You can get:
  • Chompie’s BBQ Beef Back
  • Ribs for $15.99 from 11:00 a.m. - close, while supplies last.
              Hearty, tender beef ribs served with homemade coleslaw and wedge cut fries.
  • All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Beef
  • Ribs only $19.99!"

Get Ready for a New Course from
Ultimate Women's International
Ultimate Women's Internationa l is getting ready to launch an exciting new course for small business owners who are stuck & frustrated to teach them valuable strategies that will help them increase productivity & profits!

Father's Day Brunch at Desert Rose Steakhouse
SRP, AED Launch Arizona's First Standalone Energy Storage Project to Provide Flexible Peaking Capacity
"Salt River Project (“SRP”) today announced contract execution and the start of construction with The AES Corporation (“AES”) for SRP’s first standalone battery-based energy storage project. The 10-megawatt, four-hour duration energy storage solution, to be supplied by Fluence, will provide peaking capacity that will inject power into the grid during high peak demand periods for SRP customers. "

Legal Shield Portfolio of Services
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  • Eligibility – Employer groups of all sizes providing voluntary benefits to employees.
  • Comprehensive – Meticulous process to select and maintain attorneys
  • Three levels of protection for different sizes of small businesses.
  • Simplified implementation with no claim forms to file
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Any questions please contact us at mjpccr@pritchardgroupinsurance.com or
call 623-435-5455
Arizona Career Readiness Program
"This career readiness program equips Arizona job seekers with the basic skills that our employers value. The goal is to remove barriers that are keeping these Arizonans on the sidelines and give them a realistic path to the workforce."

Jr. Lifeguard Camps at Wet 'n' Wile starting June 11
"Wet 'n' Wild has Jr. Lifeguard Camps scheduled for June & July. Sign up for a power-packed week of coaching in first aid, water safety, team building, CPR and water techniques. Visit WetnWildPhoenix.com for more details or call 623-760-9530."
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!

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!

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 OneAZ Credit Union
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