Do you need to provide health insurance to your employees or know someone who does? Consider talking with one of our approved brokers about our new Affinity Health Insurance Program. 
This program is only available to members of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce or one of the other six Chambers that make up the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance. If you are not yet a member of the Chamber give us a call to see if membership makes sense and is a good fit for your business.
Please call the Chamber office at 480 488-3363 for a referral to one of the approved brokers.
(Always the second Wednesday of every month)
 
Join your fellow Business Owners for an opportunity to network, socialize and win prizes!

This month’s host is Thrivent Financial - 37555 N Hum Rd, Carefree

$5 for members; $15 for general admission (guests may attend twice before joining)

5 0/50 Raffle! Raffle Tickets only $1 each for chances to win prizes and cash!

Chamber Members (only) are encouraged to bring a raffle prize in exchange for a 30 second commercial!
Rancho manana Golf Course      28 years
Manship builders 21 years
Custom Eyes 12 years
Indian Village    12 years
Peppers Private Car Service        10 years
Prima Dance      8 years
Institute for Healing of Memories   5 years
Sesame Inn        5 years
Black Mountain Café     4 years
L Skincare           4 years
Cave Creek Christmas Market    2 years
Cave Creek Montessori 2 years
E Clips Salon 2 years
Premiere Documents 2 years
Real Premier Team RE/MAX Erica Anderson  2 years
Covenant Home Loans 1 year
Dunn Edwards Paint       1 year
Extra Mile Painting 1 year
Platinum Realty Network        1 year

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce community! We look forward to seeing you at our events.
Black Mountain Home Watch
Black Mountain United Church of Christ
Rural Metro
Judy Zimet, Esq. Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
Michelle Horowitz, Realtor®
The Wealth Store
Supercuts (Cave Creek Road)




Ribbon Cutting - November 6 @ 5pm - Welcome SkinRevision to their new location in Cave Creek. 6554 E Cave Creek Rd #9,Cave Creek 

Ribbon Cutting - November 21 @5pm - Help Rancho Milagro Foundation celebrate 4 years! Ribbon to be cut at Hunt Distinctive Properties.  5734 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek
November is one of my favorite Carefree months. The month brings our first Thunderbird Artists festival of the season, highlighting the strong relationship between Thunderbird Artists, the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Carefree, and it is a month when we honor our veterans.
We welcome Thunderbird Artists’ 26th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival back to the Desert Gardens in downtown Carefree, Nov. 1–3. Year after year, Thunderbird Artists bring the very best artists and sculptors around to the unbeatable setting of the Town of Carefree. Year after year, the event would not be possible, but for the Chamber volunteers. The Town of Carefree appreciates all you do to make this award-winning event possible.
The following weekend, we will salute our veterans. AT&T Veterans will hold a Charity 3 Miler walk / run on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. at Carefree Town Hall. All ages, abilities and “fur levels” are welcome to walk or run either a one-mile or three-mile course that will take entrants around the Carefree Desert Gardens and downtown Carefree. Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands for Freedom and other veteran’s charities. Visit www.ATTVeterans.org/race , to sign up or for more information about the fun run. If you would like to post a flier in a window or support the run, please contact Carefree resident, Kelsie Hughes, at kh1926@att.com
On Monday, Nov. 11, from 3–5 p.m., our veterans will be honored during the 11th Annual Carefree Veterans Day Honor in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, within the Carefree Desert Gardens. Notable veterans will share memories of their service and lessons learned, and an award-winning color guard will present and post colors. The afternoon will include music, students from the Veterans Heritage Project and a salute to all of those who have served our country.
Finally, please note, the next Town of Carefree Business Breakfast will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8:30–10 a.m. at the Black Mountain Coffee Shop. The Town will welcome Serena and Jeff Webbe, owners of KEY 360 Media, who will share with our Carefree businesses what is new and exciting in the world of digital and Facebook advertising. If you've ever been curious about how to get your business online, or how to improve your digital marketing reach, this is the meeting for you. Members of Town Council and staff will be on-hand to field any questions. or concerns. A continental-style breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP your attendance before Tuesday, Nov. 12 to Vicki@carefree.org
I hope you’ll join us sometime, somewhere in November. But, if not, I hope to at least hear from you.
Welcome to November, temperatures are coming down and we begin to appreciate the benefits of our climate. There is a lot going on in our Town this Month. November 9th we have the Cactus Classic Bike Race starting at 9 a.m. At the same time we have the Cave Creek Health and Wellness Expo at Stagecoach Village. Info at Healthandwellness.com. There is also a 100 horse ride where proudly carrying the American Flag equestrians will make their way to the top of Brenner's Hill in honor of our Veterans.
Now it is on to Thanksgiving at hyper speed and beyond!  Traffic is up and our Tourist dependent businesses are finally starting to do well again. We've got Hidden in the Hills and many other interesting events this Month.. 
 Not that I want to scare you but have you looked at how many shopping Days you have left until Christmas? So, with all of the choices we've got, please try to buy Local. There are great gift choices available right here in our own backyard.
 Just go slow enough to enjoy what we're Blessed with here in our great little Town. And now, my beating of a dead horse issue. If you choose to apply a preemergent to control the Globe Chamomile and the fire danger it brings, now is the time for application.
From the Cave Creek Museum
Kraig Nelson, historian
    The Department of Arizona which was part of the Military Division of the Pacific was created in 1870 and lasted until 1893. General George Stoneman, Jr. was the first Commander. He is credited with discovering the future town of Cave Creek in 1870 while exploring the shortest routes between forts in the Arizona Territory. Interestingly, the Department of Arizona also included southern California. The “Arizona” boundary in California started from the northwest corner of the Arizona Territory extending northwest to the Pacific Ocean terminating at Point Conception, which is about fifty-two miles north of today’s Santa Barbara, and noted for the famous 1856 Point Conception Lighthouse. The headquarters for the Department of Arizona was Fort Drum located in today’s Los Angeles. When Camp (later Fort) McDowell was established in 1865, which facilitated the creation of Phoenix in 1867, troops and supplies came from Fort Drum. Yes, it was a long march.
Little is written about the fourth Commander of the Department of Arizona , General Orlando Bolivar Willcox (born 1823- died 1907). His distinguished career began with his graduation from West Point Military Academy and later, becoming a lawyer. He was wounded and captured (held for more than a year) at the First Battle of Bull Run , fought in the Battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg as a commanding officer in all three battles. He was a “Medal of Honor” recipient who served as Arizona Department Commander from March 5, 1878 to September 4, 1882. If you have ever wondered how Willcox, Arizona derived its name; well, now you know.
748 Easy St., P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-3381