We are proud to introduce our
2018 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the policy body of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in the community. It has always been considered an honor to serve on the Board. Genuine and unselfish interest in the Chamber and its objective is the first requirement for the Board members. The board performs the legislative function for the organization. That is, it makes all policy decision for the Chamber. Specifically the board shall:
  •  Set the overall policy for the Chamber
  • Identify and help establish goals of the Chamber through its approved program of work
  • Provide adequate funding through the annual budget to carry out the program of work
  • Ensure dues structure is in place to support the Chambers program of work
  • Elect officers in accordance with the by-laws of the Chamber
  • Recommend and approve changes to the by-laws
  • Meet as required by the by-laws

​“I am honored to be selected as the 2018 Chair for the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and participate on the Board of Directors. To serve on the Chamber at this time of growth and opportunity for the city is very exciting for me. I have a passion to give back to my community and I’m thankful my employer, OneAZ Credit Union, shares in that commitment. Thank you for this opportunity.”

-Maria Brunner, OneAZ Credit Union
This year's Board of Directors are:

A special welcome to our newest board member, Stephanie Klingener of
Featured Story
The Glendale Chamber Has Redesigned Our Website

The Glendale Chamber has launched a more user friendly website! Check out the new sleek look at glendaleazchamber.org
The City of Glendale Has a New Vice Mayor
Congratulations to Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff of the Cholla District for being appointed to serve as the vice mayor of Glendale!

“I’m honored to serve as vice mayor for the city of Glendale,” said Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff. “I am committed to continue moving the city forward to improve the lives of the residents and businesses that I serve.” 

Tools for Business
MBE, MBWE, DBE...what do they all mean?
Government agencies and private businesses use various abbreviations to describe disadvantaged businesses. Here are some of them:

MBE - Minority Business Enterprise.  At least 51% owned and controlled by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native American, Asian-Pacific Americans or Asian-Indian Americans.

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Marketing Committee
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee Presents... Developing a Marketing Plan!!

As with anything, good planning helps you maximize your effectiveness while minimizing your risk. A strong marketing plan is no different! It's essential to the success of your business. It can help you find your right customer, at the right time, via the right channel. And, help you quickly and strategically adapt when those inevitable curve balls come your way.

Tuesday, January 23rd
11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Glendale Chamber of Commerce (Inside the BNC National Bank Conference Room)
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale, AZ 85301

This is a FREE workshop for Glendale Chamber Members.

Future Members - $60

Limited Space is Available - Must Register to Attend
Due to limited space only one representative per company will be permitted to attend

Snacks provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes .

Refreshments will also be provided.

Please bring your own bagged lunch.
Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
The Parks & Recreation Division is Seeking Public Input on a Potential Flagpole Project at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Here is a message from Jeff Turney, Chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs Committee

"Happy New Year everyone!!!
We need everyone's support on this project. Please let our Parks and Recreation commission know your thoughts on replacing the present temporary flag and staff with a permanent flag and solar lit pole on top of the mountain at Thunderbird Park.
It takes all of us working TOGETHER to keep America strong. 🇺🇸 This project is extremely important to those who came before us and to those that will follow us!!! It shows our citizens, our State, our country and the world that Glendale values what our flag represents and its patriotic value!!! 🇺🇸 This flag will be a symbol of pride for our city to admire for years to come. I am honored to be able to spearhead the project for all of us. "
Downtown Glendale
Best of Phoenix 2017
Three Downtown Glendale Businesses made the Best of Phoenix 2017 list by Phoenix New Times.

Congratulations to:
Economic Development
2017 Recap
This was a very exciting 2017 for economic development in Glendale. The team assisted 6 new businesses to locate to Glendale and worked with 4 existing companies to expand their operations. These efforts resulted in 1,891 jobs created and 873,752 square feet absorbed. Projects include IKEA, Aloft Hotel, Fairchild Freight, Bechtel, and many more. We’re looking forward to carrying this positive momentum into 2018.
City News
2018 Fire Code Amendments
Fire and life safety is important to help keep our communities, businesses and residents in City of Glendale, Arizona - Government​ safe. Make sure as a business and community member, you are staying up to date with new and updated 2018 Fire Code Amendments!

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 4 Wheel Parts for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

Member News
The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Awards Duet $75,000 to Support Health and Aging Services
to the Community  
I n Health & Aging has received a $75,000 grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation. The grant will go toward supporting Duet’s health and well-being services for homebound adults, family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren, and faith communities. 

2018 Binational Business Seminar
Nogales Manufacturing Hub - The Best Kept Secret Along the Boarder

2018 Bi-national Business Seminar will take place in Mesa this year! Attend to learn about great business opportunities and development in our region.

Tuesday, January 23rd
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Is your business compliant?
On Jan. 1 Arizona's minimum wage increased by 50 cents to be $10.50 per hour. The increase in the minimum wage is a result of the passage of Prop. 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act , which was passed by voters in 2016. Have questions about the minimum wage and compliance?  LEARN MORE >
Exclusive Auto and Home Coverage
An exclusive Member benefit thru The Pritchard Group, Inc. an independent agency and member of the Chamber since 1992.

Safe Co Insurance Co. is offering exclusive discounted rates for Auto, Home, Rental and related benefits!

January is the perfect time to do a recheck on all of your personal line products--- Perhaps saving “Big Dollars” without sacrificing coverage.

Want to get a Friendly quote on your coverage?

Call: 1-877-640-6341. Provide the discount code PGI-003-001 to receive a quote ----- then you decide.
Rudy Prieto Announced as
New CEO of Desert Diamond Casinos
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment is proud to announce the hiring of Rudy Prieto as its new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment follows an extensive nationwide search by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) for the top executive talent in the gaming business. He begins his duties on Jan. 8, 2018 and will report directly to the TOGE Management Board of Directors.

Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life
Since 2009, suicides among youths has increased 81%. One critical factor is the stigma associated with asking for help. On January 16, 2018, students, police chiefs, government officials, parents and teachers will get together to tackle ongoing issues involving bullying, depression, drug addiction and other ongoing issues facing our youth.  Together we can inspire everyone to Speak Up, Stand Up, and help Save a Life!  Help us reach our goal of 5,000 conference attendees in 2018!  

Support our youth by attending the Stand Up, Speak, Up, Save a Life Youth Conference organized by  Lily DeBlieux  and learn about the struggles our youth face today. Your small contribution can make a big difference!  #CareEnough

My Majik Mind
By Veronica Lieb Crawford and Frank Vasquez
Announcing the release of a new creative book for children, helping them to discover their imaginations and put down their devices.

For a child to realize their potential they should imagine their world around them. They must dream and create, they must be allowed to see their world in their own vision. In this book, My Majik Mind you are taken down the path with a young child doing just this, using creativity to create alternative places and images of things when he does not necessary want to be doing what he has to do! Instead of escaping to a device, he escapes to his own imagination creating wonderful ideas to make his adventures more enjoyable! 

Your child will be encouraged to take up inventing his own imagination, creating dreams, drawing his thoughts, perhaps writing ideas. Maybe he or she will even one day want to do what we did and write his or her own children’s book! 

Part of your proceeds will be set up in an account for Frank Vasquez college fund. 

This book is dedicated to all the young children who would like to find ways to use their minds to guide them into doing creative play, and work. This will one day make you a very unique and inspirational person!

This is also dedicated to my creative partner in the making of this book, Frank Vasquez, who through his Majik Mind he captured images of this story with his characters bringing this book to life!

To all the young people who have touched my life inspiring me to write this book helping me see the need to show you that despite any obstacle you might have in front of you, disability, difference, trauma, loss, you can use your Majik Mind to escape and create! But never give up on you and use it to better your life, never ever destroy it, it is yours to build and explore into great possibilities!

And finally, to my husband Rob and my kids who have inspired me forever without them all I would not have the ability to come up with so much silliness! 

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
Credit Reports & Mortgage 101
Presented by OneAZ Credit Union
Tuesday, February 6
·        7:30 - 8:00 am - Check-In & Networking
·        8:00 - 9:00 am - Program/Q&A

BNC National Bank Conference Room at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275
Glendale, AZ 85301

Event Costs:
Complimentary for Members
$60 for Future Members

*Due to limited space only one representative per company will be permitted to attend. 

Breakfast provided by OneAZ Credit Union

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!
Our weekly Business Over Breakfast has moved to Old Country Buffet!

17125 N. 79th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Every Wednesday
7:00 am - Check In/Networking
7:30 - 9:00 am - Program

This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make powerful new connections, exchange leads and referrals to build
relationships to help grow your business.

Business Over Breakfast is held at Old Country Buffet, which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections featuring an all new buffet breakfast. The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter, this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts!

Quarterly Registration Fee:
$125 - Includes 12 Events - Best Deal
Quarterly subscribers may bring a non-member guest for $10 if they pre-register & pre-pay

Weekly Pricing (Non-Subscriber):
$20 - Member
$60 - Future Member

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

$95 - ​Individual Attendee

$850 - Sponsored Table of Eight (8) with sign of Company Logo

$1,200 - Sponsored Table of Ten (10) with sign of Company Logo and listed in event program

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host the Honorable Mayor Jerry Weiers 67 th  Annual State of the City Address and Dinner on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. 

In addition to the Mayor's State of the City Address, the 2017 Chairman of the Board Jean Higginbotham of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will recap the year as we welcome in 2018 Chairman of the Board Maria Brunner of OneAZ Credit Union .

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Spooner Physical Therapy
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