Desert Treasures - 30 Years

Horny Toad – 28 years 

Cave Creek Museum – 21 years 

Harold's Corral - 19 years 

City Sun Times - 8 years

Summit Chiropractic – 8 years 

Hospice of the Valley – 7 years 

Venue's Cafe - 7 years

Don and Janet Mohr, Realty Executives – 6 years

Blue Ribbon Awards - 5 years

Pinnacle Paving – 4 Years 

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church – 4 years 

Joe Macdonald- Silverhawk Financial Group – 4 years 

Whole Health Dentistry - 3 years 

All Mercedes - 1 year 

Carefree Smile – 1 year 

Elements Massage – 1 year

His Lighting – 1 year 

Home Bridge Financial - 1 year 

Non Profit Patient Center, Inc – 1 year 

State Farm Insurance- Jason McCloud - 1 year

State Farm Insurance- Steve Morse - 1 year

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

Morris Hall, PLLC



Vitanya Northeast Scottsdale

The Creek Patio Grill

The Spa at Rancho Manana

Local Perks

Fearless Art Works

Zona's Essential Oils, Vapors & More

May is membership month!  If you know of someone that is not currently a member…your neighboring business, a friend, a family member, etc.  May is the time to invite them to join the Chamber. By joining in May the new member is also guaranteed a listing in the Chamber Community Guide as well as the option of buying a display ad. 


The current Chamber member bringing in the most members in the month of May receives an amazing trophy with their name and the name of their business engraved on it.  The trophy is filled with M & M’s….WHY, you might ask….because Membership Means Something! 


Every Chamber member that brings in a new member during the month of May receives a $25 credit on their dues renewal for every single member that they refer and we receive an application and payment for.  The brand new member gets the $30 admin fee waived plus they receive 13 months of membership for the price of 12 months.


M & M’s…Membership Means Something!  Who will win the trophy this year?

Chamber Membership 101
748 Easy Street Carefree
May 5 @ 8-9:30am

Whether you are a brand new member of the Chamber or you have been a Chamber member for years…this event is for you!  Please join me, staff and Ambassadors on Friday, May 5,  from 8-9:30AM at the Chamber office to receive information about how to get the most out of your Chamber benefits.
Space is limited! RSVP 480-488-3381 or
Evening Mixer - May 10th @ 5:30
20808 E Bartlett Dam Rd

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

If you would like to earn a 30 second commercial in front of your fellow Chamber members please bring a $30 door prize for the raffle.

50/50 cash prize and many chances to win! 
2017-2018 Chamber Guide
  • Chamber Business Directory
  • Relocation Section
  • Visitors Information
  • 30,000 copies direct mailed to 5 local zip codes
Space is filling up FAST!

Advertise your business in the Annual Chamber Guide! Now taking orders. Ad space is limited! Colleen or 480-488-3381.
May 25  @ 8am @ Harold's Corral.
$7 for Members & $15 for Non-Members.  

2017 Legislature Wrap Up. Todd Dorn of the Dorn Policy Group will talk about all of the significant successes for small business the EVCCA  achieved in the Legislature this year.

Bring this flyer, receive 15% off ticket. 18$ at the door. MOTHERS DAY GARDEN BASKET RAFFLE AWARDED

Elite Time Savers  Give mom a break for mothers day.   1 free hour of services or errands.   Call 480-650-4348. Expires July 31

Cave Creek Trail Rides would like to celebrate all mothers this coming Mother's Day Weekend. May 12th-14th, all moms ride for 50% the regular rate for this weekend only! Reservations are recommended, just mention our special upon check-in. 623-742-6700

Ultimate Lash and Brow.  Mother's Day Special $65 1D Classic Eyelash Extensions Full Set. Offer ends 05/30/2017. Must Book Online

MacDonald's Ranch would like to celebrate  Mother's Day Weekend. May 12th-14th, all moms ride for 50% the regular rate for this weekend only! Reservations are recommended, just mention our special upon check-in. 623-742-6700

For complete monthly list please visit the Chamber website

Bella Cane Boutique - Dog Days of Summer - May 4.

Carolyn Eynon Singers - Musical Landscapes - May 7.

Cave Creek Regional ParkVarious events and days, see website.

Ciolim Gallery - Open Studio - May 4.

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

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

Fearless Art Works - Grand Opening! May 5 from 6-9pm. RSVP:,,

Foothills Community FoundationVarious events and days, see website.

Harold's Corral - Kentucky Derby - May 6

Kiwanis Club of Carefree - Weds Meeting at Harold's Corral, 12-1:30pm. Speaker; Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder.

Local Jonny's - Live Music- May 3, Trivia Night -May 4.

Magic Bird Festivals - Cinco de Treasure Fest - May 5, 6 & 7.

Paradise Valley Community CollegeVarious events and days, see website.

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

UCP of Central Arizona- A Mother's Day Tea - May 6.

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
From the Cave Creek Museum 
Kraig Nelson, docent and historian

The western cowboy is an icon of the old west, especially when we think of the many important Cave Creek cattle ranching families like the Cartwrights. Many are aware cattle were introduced to the New World by the Spanish during Christopher Columbus’ second voyage in 1493. Cattle were introduced to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/Portugal) by the invading Moors starting in AD 711.  But, what about the history of cattle? Today scientists are divided whether cattle developed in eastern Europe/western Asia or on the Indian subcontinent, or both. Scientists do agree the domestication of a large wild bovine, the auroch, became modern cattle; the process of domestication started about 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. The auroch was fierce and about twice the size of cattle today. Late Paleolithic people started selecting the smallest and most docile aurochs for breeding; manageable size and docility resulted. In 1627, the last auroch became extinct in Poland.

Would you like to learn more and drive less? Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain is the neighborhood choice for pursuing your educational goals. Summer and Fall enrollment are ongoing, so stop by our office, or call (602)493-2600, to speak with an academic advisor. Advisor s can assist you with registering for classes, making payments, and determining the steps necessary to turn your ambitions into reality.  
 Are you an educator? Paradise Valley Community College is looking for qualified adjunct instructors for both the Black Mountain and Union Hills campuses. While most positions do require that the instructor has a Master’s degree in the field that they are interested in teaching, minimum qualifications can vary. Please review the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Faculty Minimum Qualifications to learn more. Positions for both locations are hired through the divisions at the Union Hills location. If you would like more information about opportunities at the Black Mountain campus, including division contact information, please email Loretta Mondragon at Applications can be submitted online at:   Click Here
 Don’t want to grade papers? The Learning Support department is always looking for Tutors. Tutoring services are offered at both campuses.  Interested individuals should contact Mary Early at .

Realty Reality
May 2017
Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) data published April, 2017
Kraig R. Nelson, Associate Broker

Carefree - Sold volume (dollar amount) was 73.29% higher; active listings [137] were 12.74% lower; and the median sold price [$570,790] was 22.75% higher, compared to one year ago.  Average days on market were 260.    13 residential units closed escrow.
Cave Creek -  Sold volume (dollar amount) was 5.55% higher; active listings [316] were 15.96% lower; and the median sold price [$440,000] was 2.33% higher, compared to one year ago.  Average days on market were 94.     77 residential units closed escrow.
Scottsdale - Sold volume (dollar amount) was 17.25% higher; active listings [3,258] were 11.03% lower; and the median sold price [$420,000] was 3.45% higher, compared to one year ago.   Average days on market were 104.     859 residential units closed escrow.
Phoenix (city only) -  Sold volume (dollar amount) was 13.32% higher; active listings [3,903] were 5.47% lower; and the median sold price [$224,000] was 9.27% higher, compared to one year ago.   Average days on market were 72.    2,096 residential units closed escrow.

Kraig’s Comments-
  • Distressed sales (short sales and lender owned) represent 3.40% of the total sales volume.
  • There is a 2.70-month supply of residential inventory in the Phoenix Metro Area. A balanced market for buyers and sellers is considered to be about 6 months.
  • Total residential inventory is 11.10% lower [24,612 units] than one year ago.
  • Entire Phoenix Metro Area: median sold price is $230,000 (same as last month); 6.60% higher than one year ago.  Average days on market were 78.
  • Average sold price compared to original list price is 96.58% in the Phoenix Metro Area. This means a home listed for $400,000 sells for about $386,320.
  • Production new-home “spec” (or speculation) count is 2,391, 78 more than 6 months ago. (from Ultimate New Homes Newsletter)
  • Total Phoenix Metro residential units sold and closed last month: 9,115. This is 8.58% higher than one year ago.
  • Total Phoenix Metro residential units sold and closed dollar amount: $2,644,059,003. (that’s 2 billion, 644 million- rounded for conversation). This is 17.73% higher than one year ago.
Mayor Les Peterson
Keeping the Carefree Christmas Festival Celebration Fresh and Exciting!
It is important to keep popular activities like the Carefree Christmas Festival fresh and innovative so that participants – be they spectators, volunteers, participants in the Parade, or donors and sponsors –are excited to return and participate year after year. This is the Town of Carefree’s objective with the annual Christmas Festival.  Without innovation, excitement dwindles and participation erodes.
After nine successful years, Carefree is looking to expand the traditions and involvement of the entire Foothills Community throughout the Christmas Season in what we have themed the “Christmas in Carefree, A Season of Traditions” celebration, as well as further improve community and business involvement.  
Similar to any successful business, Carefree has been evaluating ways to add new excitement while keeping the long term traditions in the annual Christmas celebration, as well as gain additional efficiencies and improve the safety of the participants. Our desire is to expand the Christmas celebration throughout the season to include weekdays and multiple weekends before Christmas, preserving the traditional second weekend of December (that has always been slated for the past festival) for heightened activity which will include a Snow village, a “themed” holiday market and a daytime parade. 
In addition, we will be increasing daytime activities to complement typical business hours and even provide for expanded evening offerings such as a Christmas tree lighting ceremony under the Sundial, holiday concerts and expanded garden lighting.   And, while the electrical parade has been a signature event of the season, in recent years there has been a significant decline in the number of lighted floats due to resources and concerns over public safety. Therefore, logically, the Town is working with the Chamber of Commerce to better position the parade as a daytime tradition, to allow for more community involvement, reduce safety risks and ensure enhanced exposure of the Town’s wonderful business district.
We also emphasize and welcome community organizations and non-profits to contact us about their potential participation, and how this new expanded platform can help showcase their cause. The expanded footprint allows for more entertainment and family activities in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion offered by community groups from all over the desert foothills area.
Collectively, the new “Christmas in Carefree” theme will build upon and refresh the traditions of the past festivals, and ensure a safe, fun, indelible experience for all generations, while showcasing the beauty of Carefree and all it has to offer.

Click Here to read Cave Creek's General Plan Newsletter. 
Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
748 Easy St.,  P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377