Featured Stories
Open Position with the Glendale Chamber
We're excited to announce that we're looking to add a new Director of Investment Relations to our team! If you know someone who is great with people, is an organized self-starter who likes to think out-of-the-box, and has a passion for supporting and growing the business community, we'd love to meet them!
Interested applicants can email Robert at rheidt@glendaleazchamber.org.

Meet the Candidates Endorsed by the
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
Every day Government leaders at the local, county and state level enforce decisions that have an impact on businesses in our community. Whether it's regarding healthcare or regulations on businesses, the decisions made
by our government do influence our economic vitality.

The Glendale Chamber PAC will work to educate individuals about
candidates who recognize the power and impact they have on local businesses and communities, so that voters can make an informed decision. 
JAMIE ALDAMA - OCOTILLO DISTRICT

"It has been the greatest honor to serve as your Ocotillo District City Councilman. My wife of over 30 years and I raised three children, and now get to spoil five grandchildren, all right here in Glendale! I care deeply about our community, and I am excited about our progress in making our City even better.
 
I am proud and committed to being your representative for our community. There is more work to be done on your behalf, and I am asking for your continued support."

We are proud to to support Councilmember Aldama in his re-election, click here to learn more about his candidacy and to donate.  
LAUREN TOLMACHOFF - VICE MAYOR, CHOLLA DISTRICT

"Four years ago, I made a commitment to restore fiscal stability to Glendale. Today, the city has an incredible amount of positive momentum and much progress has been made in delivering on that promise, however there is more work to be done. I am committed to creating a culture of facilitation, not regulation at city hall by cutting red tape, removing obstacles and increasing efficiency for businesses that want to open or expand in Glendale.

It is an honor and privilege to serve on the Glendale City Council. I will continue to make tough, fiscally responsible decisions as your voice at city hall, and ask for your continued support."

We are proud to support Vice Mayor Tolmachoff in her re-election, click here to learn more about her candidacy and to donate.
BART TURNER - BARREL DISTRICT

"I'm a Glendale native who loves his hometown! I have enjoyed serving in leadership roles in many Glendale organizations over the years, including our Historical Society, Arts Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, and the West Valley Child Crisis Center.

I am very proud of the great progress our City Council has accomplished over the last four years, and I am equally proud to have both the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Glendale Star endorse my re-election.

Thank you for your support."

We are proud to support Councilmember Turner in his re-election, click here to learn more about his candidacy and to donate.
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?

Featured Member Testimonial
" One AZ Credit Union has been a member since 2000. As a new participant of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, I’ve been blown away by the sense of community that the Chamber has. Everyone knows everyone and you feel welcomed immediately by the members and the Chamber team. It is much more than business, I’ve learned not only about everyone’s business but the people behind the scenes. I’ve attended Business Over Breakfast on Wednesday mornings, and have come to know many of the members as friends. I have gained connections not only for business, but for personal needs as well. I am looking forward to attend other events that the Chamber hosts throughout the month, I know they will be fun and very rewarding."  
-Justin Fryer
OneAZ Credit Union, Members Since August of 2000
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 Hire Veterans?
In our Resources & Tools for Business, we have resources dedicated to helping you learn all about how to hire veterans, the tax credits available to you for employing veterans and wounded warriors, and where to find job boards specifically for veterans.

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 the Astrology Store for being recognized as the Mayor's Business of the Week!
 
City News
Glendale Police Department Receives Highly Coveted Reaccreditation for 2018
"On 7/28/2018, a board from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) awarded reaccreditation to Glendale Chief of Police Rick St. John. This recognition classified the Glendale Police Department as a “meritorious” agency, a classification reserved only for agencies that remain accredited for more than 15 consecutive years.  A team of assessors from CALEA conducted an advanced assessment April 9 th-12 th, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Glendale Police Department. This examination included an assessment of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support."

Economic Development
Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Continues to Grow
We're so excited to see that phase two of  Desert Diamond West Valley Resort and Casino  is underway! Their growth is going to infuse jobs and prosperity in our community, and we are grateful to have them here in Glendale!
Glendale Transportation Update
Camelback Road Sidewalk Project
The City of Glendale has committed to bettering and maintaining the city's roads over the next several years, and one of the projects that is currently underway adding a sidewalk along the north side of Camelback Road. Construction for this project is expected to begin this fall.

Experience Downtown Glendale
Happy 24th Anniversary to Haus Murphy's
We'd like to extend a special congratulations to Haus Murphy's on their 24th business anniversary! Haus Murphy's will be celebrating this exciting milestone by offering an anniversary platter for two special, so be sure to stop by Sunday or Tuesday-Friday and help them celebrate!
Happy 15th Anniversary to A Touch of European Cafe
We'd also like to congratulate A Touch of European Cafe on their 15th business anniversary! They're celebrating by offering a special Polish Platter throughout the month of August. Be sure to stop by and help them celebrate!
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
Congratulations to Dr. Lily DeBlieux on being Recognized as one of Phoenix's Most Admired Leaders in 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Lily DeBlieux of  Pendergast Elementary School  for being recognized by  Phoenix Business Journal  as one of Phoenix's Most Admired Leaders for 2018! We are proud to have you as such an involved member and board member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, and we're grateful for your leadership in our community!

Family Promise Able to Help Homeless Families Immediately in Our Extreme Heat
"An alarming amount of families in Arizona are battling homelessness, some for the first time. The parents, children, and even the family pet, are forced to sleep in their car or unsafe areas because lack of capacity in local Arizona shelters. With the recent reports of at least one death among the Phoenix homeless population, the chances of families suffering from heat exhaustion, hunger and facing gut-wrenching decisions like giving up the beloved family pet, are extreme. Recent statistics show:
·  27% of homeless in the Phoenix Area are families;
·  47 new families slip into homelessness every week;
·  Over 100 families go without shelter nightly due to lack of capacity in Valley shelters;
·  84% of homeless families are single moms with 2-3 kids under the age of 10.
Ted Taylor, executive director of Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, said, “It hurts my heart seeing homeless families losing loved ones due to extreme heat in the Valley. I feel compelled to get the word out about Family Promise, since many families may not even be aware we exist, let alone what we are doing to provide emergency shelter immediately.”

Abrazo Arrowhead CEO named "Rising Star"
Abrazo Community Health Network executives Jeff Patterson and Asja DiMuria were included in the newly-released list of up-and-coming healthcare leaders under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare trade publication. Becker’s noted that individuals on its “Rising Stars: 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40” list are recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial projects and growing their companies.

Save the Date: Guaranteed Rate Palooza Event
Save the date for Friday, September 28 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm for the 2018 GR Palooza event! There will be free drinks, food, music, and fun. More details and RSVP to follow.
BNC Hiring a New Loan Portfolio Administrator
Have you had a chance to check out our job board recently? Our job board allows members to post job openings and connect with community members! Most recently, BNC National Bank shared about an opening for a Loan Portfolio Administrator. There are several great opportunities posted right now, so make sure to check out the job board and let your job-seeking friends and family know too!

Get Informed about Your Upcoming Ballot
Do you want to get informed about the issues and candidates on your upcoming ballot? Use this convenient voter guide to help you get the information you need to make an educated choice!

Benefit Concert for Kids & Horses with Shari Rowe
Do you want to support foster kids and horses all at one amazing event? Then this Benefit Concert & Dinner is the perfect event for you! Support the Scott Foundation and Rescue Horses Triple R Horse Rescue by attending this benefit concert with Shari Rowe at Cartwright's Modern Cuisine on August 11 form 5:30 to 9:00 pm.  

Brelby Theatre Company's Latest Play: "Playing Games"
"Aug 4, 10-11, 17-18 @ 8PM, Aug 5, 12, 19 @ 2PM
"A play about life, love, and all of the sarcasm in between."
Mel and Bryson keep their marriage alive in a unique way. Matt is pulled into their twisted games, and finds himself falling in love with Mel's sister, Liz. Unfortunately for him, the family has a past that won't stay hidden for long."
Free Safety Around Water Lessons with the YMCA
Children and youth will learn personal water safety, develop comfort with under-water exploration and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. *Available for children ages 3 to 12 years who qualify for free or reduced school lunch. Space is limited to the first 100 to register. Registration is now open at the Glendale/ Peoria Family YMCA.
DATES: August 20th - August 30th
TIMES: 3-5 yrs. 4:00-4:30pm & 6 –12 yrs. 4:30-5:00pm
Classes held Monday - Thursday, Space is limited
FREE!

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!

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. 

Limited Booth Spaces Remain!
Free to attend, and open to the public!

Pricing:
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!

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!



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 BioLife Plasma Center .
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