What does the Chamber of Commerce do?
We provide marketing, networking and advocacy for our business community. As a member of the Chamber your business is given an opportunity to be put in front of 1,000,000 eyeballs per year through our website, social media platforms, our print Chamber Community Guide and our weekly electronic communications. We provide two monthly networking opportunities and we provide advocacy at the state level. 

If you are a member are you taking advantage of all the marketing benefits your membership has available? Patty, Colleen or Jackie are available to help you sort it all out and help you get on the road to success!

If your business is not a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Why Not? 
It isn’t too late to become a member and be able to be included in the Chamber Community Guide that is mailed to 38,000 homes and businesses in seven zip codes.
To learn more visit the website at www.carefreecavecreek.org or call our office at 480 488-3363.
Carefree Physical Therapy 32 years
Carefree Dentists 31 years
Sonoran Arts League 25 years
Thunderbird Artists 24 years
Karsten’s Ace Carefree 21 years
Karsten’s Ace Cave Creek 14 years
Phoenix Plumbing and Drain 7 years
Grace Foundation for the Preservation of Americana 6 years
Arizona Musicfest 6 years
Stefan Mann 6 years
Cave Creek Olive Oil       5 years
Whole Health Dentistry    5 years
Carefree Smile 4 years
Cognitum School of Languages  4 years
Merrill Gardens at Anthem         3 years
State Farm – Steve Morse         3 years
Home Instead Senior Care         2 years
SMALLCAKES 2 years
Zona’s Essential Oils, Art & More 2 years
Carefree Cave Creek Italian American Club           1 year
Cube Executive Suites at Market Street 1 year
Cube Executive at La Mirada       1 year
Filiberto’s Mexican Food -Lone Mountain      1 year
Premier Event Resource   1 year

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce community! We look forward to seeing you at our events.
El Encanto Mexican Restaurant
Cave Creek Fit Body Camp
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR OUR MENTORING! Our conversations with you are confidential!
If you are considering starting another business, growing your business or improving the management of your business and want face to face mentoring then come to SCORE!. Our focus is assisting the small business owner in becoming more successful!
WE NOW ARE MENTORING IN THE CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK AREA on the fourth Wed. of every month from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

We are a resource partner to your Chamber!
To make an appointment E-Mail greaterphoenix.score.org , or call John Buchholz at 602-618-5108 for an appointment. 

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

This months tip our  Business Spotlight- Breakfast Sponsor

You can get your company in front of our 1800 newsletter followers, 2200 facebook followers, countless Chamber website visitors and Business Breakfast attendees for only$150 per month.
Your logo and link to website will be featured in every eblast prior to the breakfast (minimum of 4), a exclusive post on the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter page and exclusive, premium placement of business cards or brochures at every place setting. You will also have 10 minutes to speak before the program begins.

Analytic information provided.

Website Information:  CarefreeCaveCreek.org 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 being a Business Breakfast sponsor please call or email  colleen@carefreecavecreek.org.
From the Cave Creek Museum
Kraig Nelson, historian
Many “Valley of the Sun” history-aficionados know Fort McDowell, near today’s Fountain Hills, was established September 1865. This seminal fort fostered and facilitated Phoenix’s early development and growth. This was accomplished by protecting the early miners and ranchers from the rapacious Tonto Apaches and their allies, the Yavapai. Fort McDowell was established at the confluence of the Verde River and Sycamore Creek less than two years after Arizona became a territory February 24, 1863. The same history buffs are probably aware the Fort’s name for about fourteen years was “Camp McDowell,” changing to Fort McDowell in May 1879. Here’s what many history-buffs probably don’t know. Fort McDowell’s original name was Camp Verde! What about today’s Camp/Fort Verde about seventy-five miles north of Phoenix via I-17? When our northern neighbor was garrisoned in 1865, it was originally known as “Camp Lincoln.” The Phoenix-area Camp Verde lasted until the first Monsoon season wreaked havoc and washed it away. When rebuilt, it became Camp McDowell (named after Civil War General Irvin McDowell). Fort McDowell closed in 1890. Today, this location is a very successful gaming operation owned by the Yavapai Nation. And its name? Fort McDowell Casino!
Advanced Dentistry and Implant Center - 10031 E Dynamite Blvd #200, Scottsdale

50/50 cash prize and many chances to win!
Join your fellow Chamber Members for a monthly opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes! Always the second Wednesday of every month

$5 for members; $15 for Non-members. Raffle Tickets only $1 each!
Bring a door prize for an opportunity to connect with your Chamber Members!
Town of Carefree Marketing: A Team Effort
John Crane - Vice Mayor
The Town of Carefree has been working to tailor our marketing efforts in compliment with those of our merchants. Our main goal this past season was to improve communications and build relationships between the Town and our business leaders, and in turn improve business visibility with our residents and visitors.
The first fruits of those efforts are being implemented over the next few months:
-         Carefree Business Light Post Banner Program: To cost-effectively improve visibility for Town businesses, we are working with Bertram Signs to create branded light post banners, providing merchants an opportunity to display their logo and gain visibility with Town visitors and residents.
-         VisitCarefree.com Business Directory: An updated directory has been introduced on the refreshed VisitCarefree.com web site. Every Town business will be represented with their own page, which includes a powerful search tool, descriptions, contact information, photographs and links. Tech4Life has been instrumental in assisting us with “shaping up” our visitor web site, and our goal is to have each business listed on the new directory by September 1.
-         Town Signage: Identifying where Town businesses and destinations are located can be a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We will be hiring an independent signage company later this year to begin a complete review of all of our Town signage, with an eye toward how it impacts our businesses, visitors and residents.
-         Parking Concerns: To alleviate parking pressure during festival events, Thunderbird Artists will be renting off-site parking areas for their venders and volunteers, and will provide a license plate list of those participants for monitoring. Likewise, the Enchanted Pumpkin Festival will utilize off-site parking for vendors and volunteers, and will maintain security at the Post Office south side parking lot to keep this space reserved for Post Office patrons this October.
-         Town Events: Building upon our positive rental experiences this past season, such as the weekly Carefree Farmer’s Market and the Rock the District fundraising concert, the Town is encouraging other business and non-profit organizations to produce their own events with the support of the Town.
Moving forward, we want to hear from YOU – our merchants, residents and visitors – as to what we can do to help with your needs. We encourage our Town business owners to attend our quarterly breakfast meetings. Merchants, residents and visitors are encouraged to stop by Town Hall, call or send an email and let us know about your ideas, concerns and comments. We can do even better if we all work together.
Wow! Is it June already? 
Personally I'm thrilled with the weather we've just had.
I can't actually ever remember a more pleasant May and I'm looking back at 43 of them here in the Valley of the Sun. Having said that though, there is a real threat to Cave Creek and that threat is all of the dried weeds and brush that sprang up over last Winter. It really is time to do something about that before the "dry lightning" strikes occur prior to the Summer Monsoons. A neighborhood brush fire would surely ruin your Summer and, with all of the fuels on the ground that is a very likely possibility.
Now that the crowds and traffic have lessened in our Town it is time to enjoy what Cave Creek has to offer. Nights will still be mostly pleasant so come on out and enjoy what we have to offer. Live Music, Bull Riding, Great Food, and don't forget City Creamery for Ice Cream that tastes like you churned it yourself.
Your Town Council will still be trying to navigate the Sign Ordinance and we'll hopefully get that right. I've found that with issues like this when neither side is completely pleased you've likely done a good job. Still, with the Constitutionality issues some will likely be less pleased than others.
Having said that, make sure to enjoy your start of Summer!

The views represented in the articles published in this newsletter do not necessarily represent the views of the  Carefree Cave Creek Chamber or it’s Board of Directors.    
Come join your fellow Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber Members for an informational monthly business breakfast presentation and early morning networking!
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
Please join us in welcoming, Cave Creek Fit Body Boot Camp to the Chamber and the neighborhood!

Cave Creek Fit Body Boot Camp staff would like to invite you to stay after the ribbon is cut for refreshments and an open house.

Realty Reality
June 2019
Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) data published April 2019
Kraig R. Nelson, Associate Broker

·           Distressed sales (short sales and lender owned) represent .90% of the total sales volume (same as last month).
·         There is a 2.43-month supply of residential inventory in the Phoenix Metro Area. Generally, a balanced market for buyers and sellers is about 6 months; however, all accurate statistics are neighborhood specific.
·         Total residential inventory is 6.00% higher [23,084 units] than one year ago.
·         Average days on market in Metro Phoenix is 69 days.
·         Median sold price in Metro Phoenix is $270,000; 6.30% higher than one year ago.
·         Average sales price in Metro Phoenix is $339,000; 7.10% higher than one year ago.
·         Production new-home “spec” (or speculation) count is 2,331; 154 more than 6 months ago. New-home subdivisions: 623; 38 more than six months ago. (from Ultimate New Homes Newsletter )
·         Total Phoenix Metro residential units sold and closed last month: 9,493; this is 5.60% higher than one year ago, and 13.80% higher than last month.
·         The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) reports a conventional, 30-year-mortgage , fixed-rate interest rate, is 4.14%; one year ago- 4.55%. This is May data, and please note interest rates change daily based on financial markets.
748 Easy St., P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-3381