Please help me congratulate Curtis Arny and the entire crew at The Grotto Café for their recent recognition as Business of the Year! The award was given at the Chamber’s recent Celebration of Excellence and was voted on by the members of the Chamber. 
Curtis said, “Being a part of this community for the past eight years has truly been a dream come true and has changed our lives forever. There are so many amazing people that surround this community that have made such an impact on my life personally; I’m forever grateful.
The Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce has done so many wonderful things to support our community, its members and of course all the businesses.  Learning that we were nominated for the business of the year award was such an honor. Then to be called up as the winner!? Words can’t describe how honored, privileged and humbled we are to have received such wonderful recognition. This award is not possible without the amazing group of people that make up the Grotto Café!”
The Boulders Resort & Spa          34 years
Soroptimist Intl / Saguaro Foothills          32 years
Horny Toad Restaurant 30 years
National Bank of Arizona              17 years
Cave Creek Visitors Guide            12 years
Russ Lyon Sotheby's Int Realty   12 years
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Sonoran Desert Lifestyles              10 years
Cave Creek Car Wash     10 years
Summit Chiropractic Health Center         10 years
Venue’s Café    9 years
Desert Hills Presbyterian             6 years
Dotted and Crossed Marketing 6 years
Pinnacle Paving                6 years
American Federal            7 years
Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation            5 years
Maria Nixon Agency Farmers Insurance 5 years
Brisam's Grill Bar and Patio        4 years
Gail H. Garrett Massage Therapies          4 years
Healthy Body Harmony 4 years
Mariachi Plaza  4 years
Schooley Mitchell            4 years
AZ Pain doctors 3 years
Bank of America              3 years
Cave Creek Cannabis     3 years
Cave Creek Dentistry     3 years
Hunt Distinctive Properties – Team Fulton Rizzo 3 years
Northwestern Mutual   3 years
Remedy Termite and Pest           3 years
Cornerstone Irrigation Repair LLC             2 years
Marine Corps Law Enforcement               2 years
North Valley Water Solutions     2 years
The Creek Patio Grill       2 years
Arizona Essential Realty Team of Century 21        1 year
Heart & Soul Café and Saloon    1 year
R. Morales Law, PLLC     1 year

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce community! We look forward to seeing you at our events.
Kimberly Nathanson-Realtor
Office Max at the Summit
BOK Financial
Stephanie Staples, Tru Realty
Desert Foothills Theater
Black Tie Moving
Light Electric, LLC
Summit Aesthetics, LLC
True Studio        
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Black Mountain Fitness
Cactus Tees
Summit Aesthetics-Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery
Dr. Jacqueline Carboni Integrated, LLC
The Blind Bear
Sherlock Custom Homes

Are you aware of all the many benefits membership offers? Are you taking full advantage of your benefits?

This months tip our  Business Spotlight- Web Ads

I can't say enough about what an amazing deal the Chamber Web Ads are! What other place can you get  six months of advertising for only $200!

Your web ad appears and rotates on the home page and several other pages of the Chamber website. This is a link to your website or a specific page you would like to advertise. Yo can change your web ad and/ or link at any time during the six month period.

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Website Information: has 765.000   + visitors annually. 70% of these visitors are from the greater Phoenix area. 3.2 million+ pages were viewed last year.

If you are interesting in purchasing a web ad please call or email
Cave Creek Christmas Company - 6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek
Join your fellow Chamber Members at  Cave Creek Christmas Company  for a monthly opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes! Always the second Wednesday of every month.
50/50 cash prize and many chances to win!
$5 for members; $15 for Non-members (non-members may attend twice before joining) Raffle Tickets only $1 each!
Bring a door prize for an opportunity to connect with your Chamber Members!
Heart & Soul Cafe & Saloon (In the Saloon!)
Join us for POWER HOUR (Profitable Opportunities With Empowering Results)!
This informal gathering was created for two reasons, to infuse cash into our host restaurant during the summer months when they need it the most and an additional opportunity to network with your fellow Chamber members. Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour but please come and show the host restaurant your support!
Cave Creek Mayor Ernie Bunch
The New Normal?
Cave Creek was incorporated by a group of folks with a real appreciation for the Sonoran Desert. We love the wildlife, the plants, and the vistas. But, there is a scourge and threat to these things and that is Globe Chamomile!

According to a little research this invasive originates in South Africa and is taking certain regions of our Country by storm. It is very pretty and still many people don't realize the threat until it dries out and becomes a fire hazard. 

Many property owners have made gallant efforts at removing the "fuel load" while others have chosen to ignore it. Procrastination is the keyword here. According to a firefighter friend of mine, many people don't even attempt to make their properties safe until they see smoke on the horizon or even in their neighborhood.

We will continue to have wet Winters and Springs which will increase the incidence of fire every year as the temperatures go up and the humidity goes down. In order to protect what you have on your own property I believe that diligent pulling of new plants or the correct preemergent is the only answer. Unfortunately this will be an annual effort.

We will never be able to completely eliminate the dangers of fire but, there are common sense steps that may be taken to mitigate the threat. It is not time for knee jerk reactions for these remedies but time for careful consideration of just what we can do without further restrictions on private property rights.
So, the New Normal is an increased threat of fire.

Our individual responsibility should be to reduce our fuel loads and as usual, Be Safe!
The Town of Cave Creek realizes that healthy living leads to healthy residents and healthy visitors. The Town of Cave Creek recognizes that there is a vast array of available health care practitioners and providers in the Cave Creek, Carefree, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale areas.
Cave Creek intends to bring local health care providers and health and wellness providers to one location and introduce residents to the various healthcare and wellness services within our area.
By attending this Health and Wellness Expo, attendees will walk away with a better understanding and knowledge of what resources are available within our local Cave Creek, Carefree, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale area as well as having an enhanced knowledge of alternative health care options.
Looking for an opportunity to share health resources with the community of Cave Creek? Please print the form below, fill in the information and drop it off at Town Hall. 37622 N Cave Creek Road
We want to hear from you! Please contact us at 480-488-6636 or by email at
Come join your fellow Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber Members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking!

Rustyn Sherer with APS will be our guest speaker.

At Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
$8.00 Members   $15.00 – Non-members
From the Cave Creek Museum
Kraig Nelson, historian
John Marion Sears was a Phoenix homesteader and fifty-two-year Cave Creek cattle rancher. He was born in 1843, when he died in 1937 at the age of 94, his estate was valued at around $900,000 in 2019 dollars. His Phoenix home was an 80-acre homestead established in the early 1890s. The homestead would be considered the heart of Phoenix now as it fronted Central Avenue and extended from Indian School Road to Thomas Road. The homestead was a vast bountiful garden with orchards of apples, pears, figs, peaches, and almonds; dairy cows roamed the grounds. Mr. Sears lived there with his wife Mary, daughter Ella, and sons Perry and George. The Sears’ home was one of the early framed homes in Phoenix. Most homes were adobe because lumber was scarce. With a new Phoenix railroad connection in 1887 lumber became available and affordable. In 1969 the Sears’ home was days away from demolition; fortunately, it was saved and moved to the Pioneer Living History Museum near I-17, south of Anthem. The “Victorian Mansion” can be toured today. In 1887, Mr. Sears established a ranch with his son-in-law Harry Kay, east of today’s Cave Creek Road (as it turns north to Seven Springs) and extending close to the Verde River. The ranch included a defensive hilltop Hohokam site established around A.D. 1050 and occupied until around A.D. 1200. Perhaps you have heard of the Sears-Kay Ruin.
748 Easy St., P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377