MEMBER RECOGNITION ANNIVERSARIES
Earth Care - 11 years

Vi at Silverstone - 11 years

Spirit in the Desert - 10 years

Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary – 9 years 

Cave Creek Trail Rides – 8 years

Andreas Schmalz - Liberty Properties & Associates - 8 years 

Allstate Insurance, Debra Atkinson - 8 years

Network Wellness - 7 years 

First Church of Christ, Scientist - 7 years

Gold Mine Thrift Shop - 6 years

Farmers Insurance - 5 years

Grace Capital Investment - 5 years

Scully Learning Foundation  -  5 years

Rubbish Works - 5 years

ALEMI Franchise Consulting - 2 years

Dakota Movers - 2 years

NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce community! We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Daughters of the American Revolution- Black Mountain Foothills Chapter

JW Plumbing

Kimberly Judd-Pennie, Isajenex Associate

Run and Done Errands, LLC

Bryan Black Photography

Ciolim

Carolyn Eynon Singers

Spring is just around the corner thank goodness!  It won’t be long until we are all saying, “ I can’t wait for cooler temperatures!”

I hope you will make plans and join us on Thursday, March 30 for our 52nd Annual Celebration of Excellence where we will celebrate the members of the Chamber, honor Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and our Sponsors. 

We have some wonderful surprises to share with you at the event.  If you don’t usually attend the monthly breakfast this is the one you want to attend for sure!

Look for the advertising elsewhere in the newsletter on how to register!


2016/2017 Internship Scholarship Raffle
50/50 Scholarship raffle, you can win $3,000!
Benefits a Cactus Shadows senior involved in the Career & Technical Education Program and has interned for a local business. 
Call or email  Colleen  to get your raffle ticket today before they are all gone! 480-488-3381
American Federal Rare Coin & Bullion 500 Easy St, Carefree,March 8 @ 5:30

$5 for members; $15 for Non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining)  Raffle Tickets only $1 each!

Bring a $50 item to raffle and get a a 30 second commercial about your business.   

50/50 cash prize and many chances to win! 

NEW DATE!!!

Ribbon Cutting - March 21 @ 5pm

Liberty Station

34522 N. Scottsdale Road


Ribbon Cutting, Menu tasting and libations!

Grand Opening on March 13th!

Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce annual awards celebration! 

Recognition For:
Chamber Business of 5+ years
Partnerships
Business of the Year Award
Ambassador of the Year Award

March 30,2017
Harold's Corral
6895 E Cave Creek Rd
March 17,18 & 19
Earn FREE Wine and promote your business at the same time!
We're looking for volunteers to help out all three days. Shift are only 4 hours long and you will receive a souvenir wine glass and six tickets for wine tasting. Bring your brochures, wear your logoed shirts and promote your business to happy people while helping out!

2017-2018 Chamber Guide
  • Chamber Business Directory
  • Relocation Section
  • Visitors Information
  • 30,000 copies direct mailed to 5 local zip codes
10% discount before May 1!
Advertise your business in the Annual Chamber Guide! Now taking orders. Ad space is limited! Colleen @carefreecavecreek.org or 480-488-3381
 
 
Become a Drop Off Zone for the Foothills Food Bank! The Food Bank can provide at donation bin if needed and schedule pick up when full.

Contact Pam DiPietro at  foothillsfoodbank@gmail.com  to  add your business to the list of drop off participants!

 





Run and Done Errands, LLC
We are offering one free service or errand with a purchase of another service or errand.

MARCH MADNESS @ CAREFREE FLOORS
STORE WIDE CARPET SALE!
All Manufacturers ~ All Styles ~ On Sale $2.00-$4.00 Off.
Call today  480-515-9999 or stop by!
All Your Flooring Needs
www.carefreefloors.com

For complete monthly list please visit the Chamber website

Arizona MusicfestVarious events and days, see website.

Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue - Easel for you to paint party - March 5. Click to RSVP .

Carefree Desert Gardens - Sand Sculpting by Artist Ray Villafane - March 4.

Carefree Farmer's Market -  Every Friday, 8am - 1pm. Located at the Carefree Sundial in the Desert Gardens.

Cave Creek Museum - Historic Stamp Mill Run - March 4, "Diggin' History" - March 4. Family Fun Workshop - March 5.

Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation - Rock the District - March 4.

Daughters of the American Revolution - Speaker; Jacqueline Laurie Cummings - Feb 27..

Desert Foothills Library - Various events and days, see website.

Desert Foothills YMCA - Monday Yoga in the Gardens, Carefree Sundial.

Foothills Community FoundationVarious events and days, see website.

Harold's Corral - Mardi Gras - Feb 28 @ 6pm.

Kiwanis Club of Carefree - Weds Meeting at Harold's Corral, 12-1:30pm. Speakers; Black Bags & Boxes - Your New "Best Friends". Valerie Preuss and Lize Vescovi.

Local Jonny's - Drink-n-Draw - March 1, Trivia Night - March 2, Friday Night Flights - March 3.

PVCC Center for Performing Arts - Film Festival - Feb 1 @ 6:30pm, A Jazz Tribute to the Beatles - Feb 3 @ 7:30.

ProMusica2017 season

Silver Spur Saloon - Mel's Auction- Feb 28, SONGO - March 4.

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Various events and days, see website.   

 



What is Kiwanis?
Kiwanis is a service club whose mission is to serve the children in the community by sponsoring AKTION Club (community service for young adults with special needs), Key Club (service leadership organization for teens that teaches leadership through service to others), scholarships ($50,000 awarded in 2016), Science Fairs and other Science and Engineering related education activities and Terrific Kids & BUG programs.  They are able to sponsor these activities through fundraising at their Bi-Annual Pancake Breakfast, sales through the Marketplace re-sale store and through generous donations from community and club members.
 
What's in it for you to become a member of Kiwanis?
Fellowship and fun: Kiwanis members don't just do service-they have fun. Members make new friends by being part of the club where they attend meetings and participate in social events. Our local Kiwanis club also provides excellent networking opportunities for professionals. Members meet new people from all over their community through service projects, fundraising and by attending the weekly meeting.
     
The Kiwanis Marketplace is located just across the street from Dairy Queen at:
6535 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Marketplace Phone Number:  480.488.7169

      
Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain is the neighborhood choice for pursing your educational goals. Spring enrollment is ongoing, so stop by our office, or call (602)493-2600 to speak with an academic advisor. Advisors can assist you with registering for classes, making payments, and determining the steps necessary to turn your ambitions into reality.

Looking for something fun to do this month? PVCC at Black Mountain and the Phoenix Astronomical Society are hosting a star party! During the event, high-powered telescopes will be accessible for star-viewing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (602) 561-5398. If you would like to RSVP for the event, email events@pasaz.org


PVCC at Black Mountain is calling all volunteers who are passionate about STEAM to participate in STEAMtastic! The event is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math in everyday life through fun, hands-on, activities for all ages. It will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017, and will consist of an expo from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM followed by a star party from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Activities will include dry ice ice cream, molecular gastronomy, paper airplanes with LEDs, the science of brewing, and much, much more. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! We do request that volunteers 12 and under be accompanied by an adult. To volunteer fill out our volunteer form at https://www.paradisevalley.edu/black-mountain/steamtastic-volunteer-form, or call us at (602)493-2600.

From the Cave Creek Museum 
Kraig Nelson, docent and historian

The pre-Columbian native Americans identified as Hohokam are known as extraordinary canal-builders and the Valley’s initial farmers. It was the rebuilding of their canals, allowing a new culture to rise again that led to the name of Phoenix (the mythical bird). They were living along the Salt River by approximately 300 B.C. and dissipated as a thriving culture by about A.D. 1450. According to anthropologist Dr. Stephan Plog, the Hohokam incorporated a concept of polycropping, which included planting maize (corn), beans, and squash in one mound. In Native American parlance, this concept was known as the “Three Sisters.” The king of crops was maize; however, maize lacks a required amino acid called niacin (B3). Without niacin, a deadly condition arises called pellagra. By adding beans and squash this harmful dietary issue was addressed and a healthy combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein were provided. 

Mayor Les Peterson
When it comes to Fire Safety, Living in Carefree has its Benefits

When it comes to Fire Safety, Living in Carefree has its Benefits
Prior to 2007, fire service for Carefree residents and businesses was handled on an individual basis through a contract between each resident and Rural Metro.  The fees associated with these individual contracts for this fire service typically ranged between $800 and $1,100 annually, depending upon the size of the home. Alternatively, if their home had no mortgage, each homeowner could decide not to subscribe for this fire service with Rural Metro, and, in essence, “self-insure” their home against a fire or other catastrophic event.  This is the way fire service is currently handled in Cave Creek, while larger communities such as Scottsdale and Phoenix provide fire service through municipal property taxes.
In 2007 the Carefree Town Council approved and put into place fire service for all Carefree residences and businesses as a fully funded Town service. Carefree built its current Firehouse on Tom Darlington Road, bought all of the required equipment and signed a long-term agreement with Rural Metro for them to provide the necessary first responder crews. Currently, fire service costs Carefree approximately $1.5 million per year, paid out of the annual Carefree operating budget. To offset these costs, Carefree enacted a 1 cent per dollar sales tax.
If Carefree didn’t provide this fire service to all of its residents, their homeowners insurance policy costs would increase substantially. Fire service is one of the highest costing components of homeowners insurance costs. Estimates of the cost differential for a 3,000 square foot home with town provided fire service to all residents in comparison to towns where individual residents can choose between purchasing and not purchasing fire service on an individual basis is approximately $1,000/year.
When looked at together, these two elements generate considerable savings for each Carefree resident. Eliminating the need to spend roughly $800 to $1,100 per year to purchase their own fire service contract with Rural Metro is one component of this savings. The additional financial benefit comes from the typical savings of roughly $1,000 per year on their homeowners insurance costs by virtue of Carefree providing fire service to all residents. Carefree is pleased to provide fire service to all Carefree residents because it enhances safety, as well as generating significant savings for current residents while attracting new residents into the community. 

Meetings
  • Get the current Council Meeting Agenda here.
  • Regular Town Council Meetings are scheduled by Town Code on the first and third Mondays of each month. However, if a scheduled meeting falls on a legal holiday the Regular Council Meeting is held the following day on Tuesday evening. Please verify current meeting agendas for the specific details of an upcoming meeting.
  • Regular Council Meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 37622 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331. If there is an Executive Session scheduled they are generally scheduled to begin earlier than 7:00pm.

Agendas & Minutes 
View agendas & minutes 

All Public Notices of the Town, including agendas are also posted outside Town Hall and at the Desert Foothills Library. Agendas are subject to change until 24 hours before the council meeting (excluding weekends). All public notices, including agendas are also posted on this website on the Town Council Page. The Mayor and Council may hold executive sessions immediately preceding and following the council meetings.

Below you will find information for the Mayor and Members of the Town Council. We have provided their public contact information. For general purposes, you can leave a message for the mayor or the council members by contacting Barbara Allen, Executive Assistant at (480) 488-6612, and by mail at:
Town of Cave Creek
Attn: Mayor and Members of the Town Council
37622 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
748 Easy St.,  P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-3381