Chamber News and Events
Tickets are going, going….
Tickets are going fast for the Best of Ahwatukee Awards & Celebration, held Tuesday, March 5, at the Foothills Golf Club. Join us for an amazing evening! Check-in on our red carpet entrance for a photo opportunity before retrieving your drink tickets and enjoying a variety of food delicacies from Hidden Kitchen during the largest networking/cocktail hour in Ahwatukee. After cocktail hour you will be invited to grab a signature drink on your way to your event table for the Best of Ahwatukee presentation of awards. Your table will be adorned with additional nibbling opportunities including a charcuterie board and a signature dessert. As the awards wrap up everyone will be invited to toast the evening's nominees and winners with a champagne toast before celebrating with music. Finally, ride home safely with a special event Lyft credit.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Spotlight your business through a Best of Ahwatukee Awards & Celebration Sponsorship. Special opportunities include Spirit/Bar Sponsor, Paparazzi Sponsor, Spotlight Entertainment Sponsor, Step & Repeat imprints, program ads and other opportunities to feature your business.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Sweet Spot Dessert Sponsor
Signature Drink Sponsor
Lyft Ride Sponsor
Celebration Toast Sponsor
Red Carpet Sponsor
Event Decor Sponsor
Tech Sponsor
Program Print Sponsor
Venue Sponsor
Our 2019 directories have arrived and we are just finishing up deliveries to those businesses who purchased an ad as well other distribution sites throughout Ahwatukee and the surrounding area. If you would like to pick up a copy of the directory or you have space available at your business location to make them available to the community, please join us at this month's After 5 Mixer where we will have packs and singles directories available for pick up. Members are always welcome to stop by the chamber office Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm to pick up a copy. Please contact Gina Jenkins at (850)-591-0519 or via email at for additional information.
The Chamber Office will be Closed and
Power Partners will not meet on Monday, February 18th
in observance of Presidents Day .
New to the Chamber or just need to make sure you are maximizing your current benefits? Attend our monthly New Member Launch Orientation Sessions, held the third Wednesday of each month at the Chamber offices. We will guide you through member benefits available to you, highlight networking, educational and volunteer opportunities plus provide instruction on maximizing promotion of your business through the Chamber Website--creating a business landing page, member-to-member discount programs, and Save Local Now promotions. Join us! 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
AFCC Office, Lower Level Conference Room 
1345 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85048
After 5 Mixer Evening Mixer
Join us for an amazing After 5 Mixer hosted by Arriba Mexican Grill. Attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials from Arriba’s everyday Happy Hour menu. No mixer is complete without a little friendly competition by our entrepreneur minded attendees. So, come prepared to participate in our Arriba themed Jeopardy style competition. Attendees are welcome to bring a raffle prize in exchange for sharing a 30 second commercial and you don’t want to miss your chance to take home the Chamber Pot (must be present to win).

*Members are encouraged to bring a promotional raffle item
Free for Members
$15 Non Members
Cash or Credit Card Accepted At The Door
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
4649 E Chandler Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Please join us in welcoming Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Erick Krosky , CFP, CIMA, to the Chamber. With over 17 years of financial services experience, Erick creates customized investment strategies to help you achieve your financial goals. Stop by and enjoy a light lunch, refreshments and learn more about Erick and his team!
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Noon - 1:00 pm
Edward Jones - Erick Krosky
1334 E Chandler Blvd Ste 4
Phoenix, AZ 85048 
Join us in welcoming award winning Fuchsia Spa- Ahwatukee . Fuchsia Spa proudly enhances people’s lives through professional skin, body and nail services.Located in the Mountain Side Plaza at 40th Street and Chandler Blvd. in the same center as Trader Joe’s and Safeway.
Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Fuchsia Spa - Ahwatukee
4025 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 3
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Google Presents ‘Using Data to Drive Growth’ 
Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.
In this valuable session, we will focus on:
  • Identifying business goals (and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them)
  • Incorporating data into your plan
  • Selecting tools to help you find the answers you need

Bring a non-member guest for just $10; all participants required to register.
Thursday, February 28, 2109
8:00 - 9:00 am
Mountain Park Senior Living
4475 East Knox Road
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Join us at Office Evolution for a joint Ribbon Cutting for Essentially Shelley 4 Health featuring Shaklee Products and Ruby Ribbon.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Office Evolution
4435 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Member and Community News
Vera Bradley is now open at Phoenix Premium Outlets
Stop by the Phoenix Premium Outles to pick up the 2019 Savings Passport. Save when you shop with discounts to:
  • Adidas
  • Michael Kors
  • Levi's Outlet Store
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Old Navy Outlet
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Tommy Bahama Outlet
  • Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
  • and more.
Passports are available at SIMON Guest Services or you can download it at .
  • Pecos Road between 24th Street and 17th Avenue - 10 p.m. Friday, February 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 11
  • Pecos Road temporary closures for controlled rock blasting between 24th Street and 17th Avenue - Ongoing 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through March

Lane Restrictions
  • Pecos Road west of Desert Foothills Parkway, traffic shift onto freeway mainline -
  • February 11 to Summer 2019
  • Pecos Road west of Desert Foothills Parkway, eastbound and westbound lane closures - Ongoing through mid-2019
  • Pecos Road eastbound and westbound between I-10 and 40th Street - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, February 8
  • Desert Foothills Parkway traffic shift between Frye and Pecos roads - Ongoing through early 2019
  • 40th Street southbound between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane, northbound lane closures - Ongoing through 2019
  • 40th Street southbound between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane, southbound lane closures - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through 2019
Ongoing Activities
  • Desert Foothills Parkway, no left turns at Frye Road - Ongoing through early 2019
  • 24th Street traffic shift between Liberty Lane and Pecos Road - Ongoing through March
  • Cottonwood Lane traffic shift at 40th Street - Ongoing through March
  • 17th Avenue traffic shift between Lacewood Place and Pecos Road - Ongoing through Spring 2019
  • Pecos Road cross streets between 40th Street and 17th Avenue flagging operations for truck traffic
  • Ongoing through 2019, as needed
Upcoming Closures
  • Pecos Road between 24th Street and 17th Avenue - 8 p.m., Friday, February 15 to 5 a.m., Monday, February 18
  • 32nd Street between Liberty Lane and Pecos Road - Nightly, Tuesday, February 19 to Friday, February 22
Special $10 discount code for Chamber members: ‘AFC’
Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way ,
Friday, March 1, 2019 9 am -12 pm, The Avion Center
Spend the morning with Bob Burg and you’ll learn how to quickly and easily build a prospecting and referral “machine” to continuously create more sales than you ever dreamed possible!
What: 2019 Giving Great Futures Dinner
               Feat: 2019 East Valley Youth of the Year Announcement
When: Friday March 1 st  from 5:30pm-9pm
Where:  Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West
             860 N Riverview, Mesa, AZ 85201
Exciting news! Office Depot has enhanced our small business savings program to provide even more discounts in-store and online, plus added fantastic new benefits. More than just deals (that now extend to almost every item!), you’ll also get access to Office Depot’s new technology services, local Business Pros and more. If you currently use or have used our Office Depot program, nothing changes. You’ll still be able to access the same great pricing and deals that you’re used to. If you are not signed up for our Office Depot Small Business Savings Program, administered by Excelerate America
Register here .
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