Featured Stories
University of Phoenix Stadium Will Now be Known as
State Farm Stadium
The Arizona Cardinals have reached naming rights with State Farm.

The team said on Tuesday morning it has reached an agreement on an 18-year naming rights commitment with the insurance company, turning University of Phoenix Stadium into State Farm Stadium...

“We were intent on finding a relationship that was an ideal fit with our organization and this community in terms of values, priorities and culture,” Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said in a statement. "While this is a comprehensive marketing agreement, there will be a major focus on community programs that will have a positive impact across our state. State Farm is one of the most respected and recognizable brands in the world and Phoenix is fortunate to be one of its three hub markets.”

Congratulations to Lauren Tolmachoff, Bart Turner, and Jamie Aldama on their Reelection to Glendale City Council
We want to extend our sincerest congratulations to Lauren Tolmachoff, Bart Turner, and Jamie Aldama on their reelection to Glendale City Council!

We are thrilled that all three of the candidates endorsed by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce will be returning to help Glendale keep growing, thriving, and being a great place to do business!
Featured Member Benefit
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Have you used any of the many Glendale Chamber Member Benefits? We'd love to hear your experience with any of our benefits, such as the Office Depot/Office Max program, the Prescription Drug Card, Constant Contact, Rent-A-Car Program, or any of the many other benefits we provide.

Please share your experience with us by emailing Bre at bpope@glendaleazchamber.org.
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 Take Online Business Classes?
In our Resources & Tools for Business, we have variety of free online courses for you to grow in your knowledge as a business owner. Courses include topics like starting a business, building a successful business, strategic planning and execution, and software development quality training.

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 Camelback Ranch Glendale for being recognized as the Mayor's Business of the Week!
 
City News
Councilmember Ian Hugh Calls Attention to
Glendale's Fire Crisis Response Team
Cactus District Councilmember Ian Hugh highlights Glendale’s Fire Crisis Response Team as an important community asset and service on the latest “Spotlight on Cactus Corner” with Councilmember Ian Hugh TV show...

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is made up of dedicated volunteers trained by the Glendale Fire Department to assist firefighters, police offices and the citizens of the West Valley during 911 calls. They specialize in being compassionate and professional during a time of need to those experiencing a crisis. Team members have a variety of backgrounds in behavioral health, emergency medicine, victim assistance and crisis intervention. Their main job is to provide immediate crisis intervention and referrals to victims, families and witnesses after a traumatic event, as well as to guide citizens in the right direction for follow-up care.

Experience Downtown Glendale
Vote for Drawn to Comics and La Piazza Al Forno
The Phoenix New Times has nominated Drawn to Comics as the Best Comic Book Store, and La Piazza Al Forno as a Best Italian Restaurant. Help them win the reader's choice award by voting for them today!

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? 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
Abrazo’s Querrey named Health Care Hero for Contributions to Heart Health
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Tammy Querrey, director of the Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, was named a 2018 Health Care Hero by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Querrey’s award came in the non-physician category, which recognizes outstanding contributions to patient care and community service. The Health Care Heroes awards annually honor people whose lives are based around helping the community.

Following a career path from hospital nurse to hospital administration, Querrey works collaboratively with physicians and other caregivers on bringing new technologies and procedures to Arizona, as well as clinical research and establishing partnerships that enhance care for patients.

Raffle Donations for Pendergast Elementary's
Color Fun and Carnival
The Pendergast Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual Pendergast Color Fun and Carnival on September 29.

We are hoping to collect over a doxen bikes , gift cards and other items to raffle off to the students and their families at the event. We would be hugely grateful for any donation your company is able to make to help support our efforts. All donations will be properly thanked and acknowledged at the event by Dr. DeBlieux.

IN addition to raffle items, the Foundation is in need of a sound stage for the day of the event. We are expecting over 3,000 attendees and want to ensure everyone can see and hear the announcements and price winners! Please let us know if you can help in any way.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Kristi Riemer at kristir@gconinc.com.
Fall Float Challenge at True Rest Float Spa
Come float with us during the month of September and you will receive two stamps instead of one for each float. This means you earn your free floats twice as fast!

Its simple, just go to your app store and download our True REST App today and book your next float! When you come in, pull up the app and ask your float consultant to stamp your float card for you!
Glendale Union High School District Prepares Four Year Plans for Freshman Students
Glendale Union High School District is committed to academic achievement and preparing college ready students. Beginning at students’ freshman year, GUHSD guides them throughout their high school experience to help them reach their academic goals. Our counselors will look at the students’ future college and career goals and work to create a four year plan that will get them where they want to be. This will include earning college credits while in high school, utilizing the career center, extracurricular/sports participation, volunteering, taking the SAT/ACT, applying for scholarships and much more! GUHSD looks forward to helping parents and freshman students this fall to organize their specific plans and encourage them to succeed.
For more information about GUHSD’s four year plans, contact your school’s counseling department .
Glendale National Honor Society Volunteers
at St. Mary's Food Bank
The National Honor Society at Glendale High School, a proud member of Glendale Union High School District, recently volunteered at St. Mary’s Food Bank. The eight members spent their Saturday afternoon packing emergency food boxes. After working for two hours, the team completed plenty of food boxes to be given to those in need.
To learn more about this event and other Glendale news, visit Glendale High School’s website at glendale.guhsdaz.org
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Invests $10 Million in Fight Against Opiod Misuse and Substance Use Disorder
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) joined Governor Doug Ducey today to launch Mobilize AZ , a multi-faceted program to address the misuse of opioids and other substances and reduce overdose-related deaths in Arizona. With BCBSAZ investing $10 million over three years, the initiative will support prevention, treatment, and recovery programs to help providers, the community, and local organizations fight against the opioid epidemic.


“Opioid misuse continues to take a devastating toll in Arizona. While we have already made an incredible amount of progress to address this issue, more must be done," said Gov. Ducey. “This $10 million investment demonstrates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s continued commitment to public health and will further support the state’s efforts in the fight against the opioid epidemic and substance use disorder.”

SHANE'S RIB SHACK Glendale Thanks the Men and Women Behind the Badge
Shane’s Rib Shack located in the Westgate Entertainment District takes great pride in recognizing the brave, local heroes of the Glendale police force. That being said, Shane's Glendale plans to host its second  Shane’s Backs the Blue: Police Appreciation Week.  

During the month of September, Glendale law enforcement are invited to visit and enjoy a complimentary sandwich of their choice, regular side order, and a 20 oz. drink the week of  September 9 th – 16 th , 2018 .  "Police Appreciation Week is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to the wonderful men and women, who selflessly protect our community 365 days a year. Last year, we had the opportunity to provide over 450 free meals to active, local law enforcement!", says Toni Stork, owner of Shane's Rib Shack.
 
Shane’s Rib Shack Glendale also plans to provide their guests with postcards, that they may utilize to share words of encouragement and thanks to the Glendale Police Department.    September 15 th  is Thank A Police Officer Day, so be sure to stop by Shane's to thank an officer for their service and commitment!
The League of Arizona Cities & Towns Passes Resolution to Support a Statewide Non-Discrimination Update to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
ONE Community commends the League of Arizona Cities & Towns for passing a resolution to support a statewide update to Arizona’s current non-discrimination statute to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution, which reads: “Amend statute to protect from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity,” was passed on August 21 st by the Resolutions Committee.
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 12:15) 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!

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.

ALMOST SOLD OUT!










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!​

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

Future Member:
$125 per person

Tables:
$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 Visiting Angels
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