Big News!
Almost two years of discussion and planning! We along with the six other Chambers that make up the EVCCA (East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance) we are ready to launch Medova Healthcare Affinity Program!
Premiums you can afford, deductibles that don’t make you lose your breath, minimum of two for a group plan, local brokers to assist you, many local doctors and hospitals included for in-network and more!
Available to Chamber members only! Not a Chamber member yet! Give our office a call or check out our website about what it means to your business to be a member of the Chamber.
If you want a quote or consultation call our office to be referred to a broker. or call 480 488-3363.
J oin your fellow Chamber Members at  Desert Foothills Plumbing  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!
Soroptimist Itnl/ Saguaro Foothills           32 years
PVCC at Black Mountain               24 years
Carefree Floors 21 years
Christ Anglican Church   20 year
Carefree Coverings Inc/Pro Blind Repair 15 years
Kathie Nohre    12 years
Pima Norte Office Suites              12 years
Sue Bickerdyke Interiors              11 years
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Sonoran Desert Lifestyles  10 years
Maximum Exterminating Inc       10 years
Southface Solar Electric 10 years
American Federal            7 years
Judith Weaver/ Success Property      7 years
Foothills Animal Rescue 6 years
Reliance Refrigeration  6 years
Arizona Animal Hospital      4 years
Arizona Pool Keeper      4 years
Black Mountain Business Consultants    4 years
Brugo’s Pizza of Cave Creek 4 years
Discovery Map 4 years
Mariachi Plaza  4 years
Revital Az Laser and Med Spa     4 years
Az Pain Doctors 3 years
Cave Creek Dentistry     3 years
Finance of America         3 years
Honor Health Medical Group – Carefree    3 years
Le Sans Souci     3 years
Northwestern Mutual   3 years
Carefree Pet Resort 2 years
Charity Plumbing 2 years
911 Pest Defense/ Hot Shot Weed        2 years
Quality Interactive Montessori  2 years
Well Adjusted Chiropractic         2 years
Fidelo Financial 1 year
Grace Renee Gallery      1 year
Puppy Luv Dog Rescue Flea Market         1 year

Welcome to the Chamber of Commerce community! We look forward to seeing you at our events.
RPM Extermination
Rotary Club of Scottsdale North
Humani Tours and Travel

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 Chamber staff and Ambassadors on Friday 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!
John Crane - Vice Mayor
Buy Local
This may be preaching to the choir, but Buying Local not only helps our local businesses, but trickles down to neighboring businesses, local employees and Town sales tax revenues which are directly invested back into the local community.
As Thomas Barr, Executive Director of Local First Arizona, pointed out at the Carefree Business Breakfast in August, shifting spending from national chains to locally-owned businesses creates new jobs, and keeps up to four times more money in our community. For every $100 spent in a local business, $45 re-circulates and stays right here in Arizona. For the same $100 spent in any national chain, only $13 remains.
Town of Carefree leadership is working hard to help local businesses through the Carefree Business Directory at, our Light Post Banner program for Carefree business owners, our revised signage ordinance and our quarterly Business Breakfasts, all of which engage and assist Town businesses. In addition, we will be hiring consultants to improve the effectiveness of signage outside of and within the Town core, and to improve crosswalk safety. Plans are moving forward with the Hampton Inn and The View Carefree townhouse projects, both of which will commence construction soon. We are also exploring Town funding for a project with Local First Arizona, which would bring statewide visibility to Carefree businesses that wish to participate. 
By making your customers aware of the impact of Buying Local and by working together, we can ingrain that mindset into our residents. As a result, both customers and businesses will win!
If you have ideas, I’d like to hear from you – email me at or call me at (602) 363-1978.
Do the mornings feel any cooler yet? It's September right? After an absolutely dismal monsoon there is always hope for this Month!
In my 40 plus years in Arizona I've seen the moisture from dying Pacific Hurricanes get pulled into our State and catch us up in a hurry. Fingers crossed for this year!
Businesses in Town are still in the off season doldrums so, as always, do your best to buy local. It helps them and it helps our Town.
If you're a gardener now is time to get those Fall vegetables in the ground. Need information on what to plant? Just search "Maricopa County Planting Guide" and find out what magic can happen here for your table with the onset of cooler weather.
And as it cools please heed the warnings about Globe Chamomile. Clear that dead stuff and prepare for the next battle with it come Spring. If you've got Saguaro Cacti
remember that they need defensible space as much as your house does! Until next Month, Be Safe!

Carly Daniels from the Dorn Policy Group will present: Making Sense of Political Chaos

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
From the Cave Creek Museum
Kraig Nelson, historian
   One of the most extraordinary areas in the Cave Creek/Carefree area is the Spur Cross Conservation Area , about six miles north of the Cave Creek Museum. The 2,154-acre breathtaking preserve includes almost ninety Hohokam archaeological sites from their habitation from approximately A.D. 700 to A.D. 1200. The hard-fought preserve (developers were ready) was created with the signature of Governor Jane Hull January 9, 2001. Near today’s gated entrance (a nominal fee is required/honor-system) was the nationally-heralded Phoenix Mine. It was Cave Creek’s first town-center, employing 100 workers and their families. In 1894, a rare and extremely large 100-stamp, stamp-mill, was feverishly chronicled in San Francisco and New York papers ( one stamp is an approximate 1,000-pound vertical iron-bar that crushes rock for gold extrication). The Phoenix Mine was established in 1878 by three Phoenix men: William Kent, lost to history; Francis A. Shaw, Phoenix’s second mayor from 1881 to 1883; and Hiram (Hi) C. McDonald, pioneer lawman who served into the  20 th Century.
   George Mowry was Phoenix’s fifth Sheriff from 1875 to 1878. Sometime during his tenure (date unknown), he hired Hiram McDonald as a town-jailer. McDonald, a Texan, born in 1847, had been a guard for Wells Fargo prior to his Phoenix employment. Later, he became a Deputy Marshal, Deputy U.S. Marshal, and finally a Phoenix Police Officer. “Hi” retired from the Police Department on May 21, 1924. He wore badge #1.
748 Easy St., P.O. Box 734
Carefree, AZ 85377