Featured Member Benefit
Save with Vision Care
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with  Vision Care/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona  to bring you affordable eye care. 

Vision Care allows you to offer your employees eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses at insurance prices, with no monthly fee. This unique program can complement traditional employer-paid vision insurance plans or can take the place of traditional vision insurance while saving the employer or the employee hundreds of dollars per year. Do you already offer vision insurance to your employees? Vision Care not only will save you 100% on your costly premiums, but you can shop at Vision Care with other vision insurance and in most cases at prices less than your co-pays.

Featured Story
Have You Checked Out Our NEW Website?!

The Glendale Chamber has launched a more user friendly website! Check out the new sleek look at glendaleazchamber.org
Tools for Business
Does Your Business have a Sustainability Plan?
Have you been wanting to move your business beyond environmental compliance and towards long-term environmental sustainability?

Thank You To Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Military & Veterans Affairs Committee
The Parks & Recreation Division is Seeking Public Input on a Potential Flagpole Project at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Here is a message from Jeff Turney, Chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs Committee

"Happy New Year everyone!!!
We need everyone's support on this project. Please let our Parks and Recreation commission know your thoughts on replacing the present temporary flag and staff with a permanent flag and solar lit pole on top of the mountain at Thunderbird Park.
It takes all of us working TOGETHER to keep America strong. 🇺🇸 This project is extremely important to those who came before us and to those that will follow us!!! It shows our citizens, our State, our country and the world that Glendale values what our flag represents and its patriotic value!!! 🇺🇸 This flag will be a symbol of pride for our city to admire for years to come. I am honored to be able to spearhead the project for all of us. "
Downtown Glendale
The Glendale Farmer's Market is Back!
Get local fresh produce, eggs, herbs, honey, sauces, baked goods, hand crafted items, healthy drinks, hot prepared food, and goods for your garden at the Downtown Glendale Farmer's Market! Families, kids, and dogs are all welcome at this fun community event. The market will be held every other Saturday from January 13th to May 26th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Economic Development
Arrowhead BMW Dealership Breaks Ground
Construction on the recently announced BMW facility is now underway with a groundbreaking ceremony November 9th. The 100,000 square foot facility will be located along the Loop 101 between Beardsley Road and Union Hills Drive. The dealership is anticipated to open in mid-2018.
City News
Ray Malnar Discusses New Level 1 Trauma Center
Sahuaro District Councilmember Ray Malnar is discussing Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s new Level I Adult Trauma Center, featuring new emergency services space and upgraded surgery equipment, with CEO Deb Krmpotic and Dr. Kumash Patel, Medical Director of Trauma Services, on the latest edition of “Glendale Today with Councilmember Ray Malnar.”

Watch “Glendale Today with Councilmember Ray Malnar,” slated to begin airing Friday, January 19, at 8 p.m., on Glendale 11. The show is a production of city-owned Glendale 11 TV station and airs daily on Glendale 11.
Thank You to Our Gold Level Investors
Mayor's Business of the Week
"Business of the Week is a program I initiated to recognize the entrepreneurial spirit in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Glendale Chamber member
Tim Finnegan's for being recognized as the Mayor's Business of the Week!

Mayor's Charity of the Month
"Charity of the Month is a program I initiated to recognize local non profit organizations that are making a difference in Glendale."

- Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to Glendale Chamber member
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona for being recognized as the Mayor's Charity of the Month!

Member News
5th Annual Hike for Hope Benefiting Billy's Place  
Billy's Place is hosting a Hike for Hope that families of all ages to honor the memory of a loved one who has passed away. The hike will take place on February 10th at 10:00 am in Peoria. There will also be a raffle at this year's hike. Proceeds for the event will benefit Billy's Place, which exists to serve grieving children, teens, and families.

Community Service Opportunity
It's that time of year again that the Glendale Historical Society needs help conducting tours of the Guest House and the Adobe House. Tractor Days and Fold and Heritage Days are both in February this year.

Tractor Days
                       Sat. Feb. 10 10:00-12:30
​                       Sat. Feb. 10 12:30-2:00​
​                       Sun. Feb. 11​   1:00-3:00

Folk and Heritage Days
                       Sat. Feb. 24 10:00-12:30
​                       Sat. Feb. 24  12:30-2:00​
​                       Sun. Feb. ​25  1:00-3:00

​They are asking the community to help with both events. Mainly, they need people to be in the rooms to guide guests. You do not have to know the history of Sahuaro Ranch and the houses. The Glendale Historical Society will provide you with information and will be available to answer questions.

If you would like to get involved please email gahs73@gmail.com for more information.
Community Leadership Conversation with ASU
On behalf of Dean Jonathan Koppell, PhD, and the ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions, please join us for the next Community Leadership Conversation scheduled for Friday, February 23 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the West-MEC Corporate Office, 5487 N. 99 th Ave., in Glendale. This marks the 5 th installment of a successful community-led dialogue, emphasizing a strong sense of community networking and announcement sharing among our participants.

Looking for Office Space?
Retail/office space available for rent at 5525 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale AZ 85301. Space was a former law office, and is in a newer building. If you're interested in a space in a great location with flexible terms contact Yvonne at 623-937-3311.
Support Local Artists with the Brelby Foundation
The Brelby Foundation is a new non-profit organization founded in Glendale to help promote the arts and promote community outreach through theatre in Arizona. The foundation is hosting their initial fundraising drive now through the end of the month to raise money for artists stipends and theatre maintenance.

The organization fulfills its mission of artistic and community outreach by supporting the Brelby Theatre Company, a local community theatre in its tenth season of showcasing new and original works in the state. For the past ten years, the Brelby Theatre Company has been known for creating original and provocative works and giving new artists a platform to shine. Showing right now is their Second Annual Night of Shorts, a show featuring six original one-act plays written by, directed by, and starring local artists. Putting on these original works is just one example of the dedication Brelby Theatre Company shows towards ensuring all artists in the Valley have a safe space to create and thrive.

Meet a New Member, Andre Morris of
Morris Barbershop in Glendale!
My name is Andre Morris and I am the owner of Morris Barbershop. I grew up here in Glendale, Arizona. I went to Kachina Elementary from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade, and on to Cactus High School. Marshall Ranch on 59th Ave and Cactus is where I grew up. My dad has worked at Boeing helicopter company for the past 32 years, and my mom stayed home and took care of me and my brother and sister. I am very fortunate to have a great family. 

I began cutting hair in 7th grade. My friend asked me to cut his hair in his basement one day and I told him I didn't know how. He said he would show me. So I did. After that he told a friend and I cut his hair and he told a friend and so on. Everyday after school I would go sit in the bathroom, on the counter top for hours cutting my own hair. It became a a passion of mine. I had no idea what a barber even was I was just doing it. I have been cutting hair professionally now for 8 years in February and have owned Morris Barbershop for 2 years. 

Morris Barbershop
10630 N. 59th Avenue, Suite 108
Glendale, AZ 85304

New Scholarship Opportunity from AZ Credit Union
As a local financial leader, Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community-at-large. In 2018, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These five $1,000 awards will allow local high school graduates to offset the cost of studying at a four-year college, community college or trade school.

This year, two new $1,000 scholarships are reserved for students who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The remaining three awards are open to all local graduates who meet the scholarship requirements.  

“We are committed to advancing the economic strength of Maricopa and Yavapai counties,” said Bob MacGregor, Credit Union West’s President and CEO. “These scholarships help local students gain the knowledge and skills needed to fill local jobs and become contributing members of their communities.” 

Official Chamber Airline Sponsor
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.
Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events
Credit Reports & Mortgage 101
Presented by OneAZ Credit Union
Tuesday, February 6
·        7:30 - 8:00 am - Check-In & Networking
·        8:00 - 9:00 am - Program/Q&A

BNC National Bank Conference Room at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275
Glendale, AZ 85301

Event Costs:
Complimentary for Members
$60 for Future Members

*Due to limited space only one representative per company will be permitted to attend. 

Breakfast provided by OneAZ Credit Union

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305

$95 - ​Individual Attendee

$850 - Sponsored Table of Eight (8) with sign of Company Logo

$1,200 - Sponsored Table of Ten (10) with sign of Company Logo and listed in event program

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will host the Honorable Mayor Jerry Weiers 67 th  Annual State of the City Address and Dinner on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. 

In addition to the Mayor's State of the City Address, the 2017 Chairman of the Board Jean Higginbotham of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will recap the year as we welcome in 2018 Chairman of the Board Maria Brunner of OneAZ Credit Union .

Friday, April 6, 2018
Falcon Dunes Golf Course
15100 W. Northern Avenue
Waddell, AZ 85355

$120 - Single Golfer

$85 - Sponsor a Veteran

$185 - Sponsor a Hole

$480 - Foursome

$615 - Foursome plus Hole Sponsor (saves $50 - best value)

$40 - Additional Guest for Luncheon

Registration for this event includes :
  • Green Fees
  • Golf Cart
  • Goodie Bag
  • After Tournament Lunch

Tournament Features and Details:
  • 4 person scramble
  • 4 Hole in One Prizes
  • 4 Closest to the Pin Contests
  • Putting Contest
  • Friday, April 6, 2018
  • 6:30 a.m. - Check-in and Practice
  • 7:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start

Hole Sponsorship opportunities are available, for more information contact Harry, Carri or Ruby at

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Spooner Physical Therapy
Invite the Chamber out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for your business. The Chamber team along with City Council members and various other members will come out to show their support. You'll also get photos of your business and the event featured on our Facebook page, website and more. 

*This list is based off of the last email that was deployed, dates & times are subject to change
Events Calendar

Click here to view our online events calendar where you see upcoming chamber events and member events.

You can even feature your own company events by clicking "Submit Events" proceed to login to your chamber account and follow the step by step instructions.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce
5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275, Glendale, AZ 85301