Chamber News and Events
New Chamber Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Beginning Monday, December 10, 2018
The O'Tahirah Foundation Ribbon Cutting
Please join us to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the O'Tahirah Foundation which will be held at Noah's Event Center in Chandler. For those who wish to stay on after the ribbon cutting, a separate fundraising event will follow (see below in the Member and Community News for more information). The O’Tahirah Foundation is a Non-Profit Corporation, founded by author and domestic violence survivor Tahirah Ogletree. It provides services for persons impacted by abuse and promotes awareness for the general public and persons at risk of abusing others.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Noah’s Event Center
2100 E Yeager Dr
Chandler, AZ 85286
Golf Update
SAVE THE DATE for 2019's 22nd Annual Chamber Masters Golf Tournament
Friday, April 26, 2019 at Foothills Golf Club
JOIN   THE GOLF COMMITTEE (the Fun Squad!)  for their Kick Off Planning Meeting, Friday, December 7, 2:30 pm , at The Buzzed Goat Coffee Company, 4302 E Ray Rd., suite 106, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Committee members coordinate tournament details, promotion, prizes, sponsorships and more. For more information contact:
Join the Committee!
Friday, December 7, 2018
2:30 pm
The Buzzed Goat Coffee Company
4302 E Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Join us as we welcome new Chamber member Wings for Warriors, a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in support of combat wounded military service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The Wings for Warriors Ribbon Cutting will be held at
Homebridge Financial, 4425 E. Agave Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85044.
Wake Up Ahwatukee Morning Mixer
Attend the Wake Up Ahwatukee Morning Mixer and you'll get more done before 9:00 a.m. than some people do all day! Join us at Four Points by Sheraton and enjoy an omelette bar, fresh fruit and juice and coffee while networking your way to new business. Enter the free raffle to win $100 off your next event and double Marriott Rewards!
 
*Members are encouraged to bring a promotional raffle item
 
Free for Members
$15 Non Members
 
Cash or Credit Card Accepted At The Door
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 am

Four Points by Sheraton
10831 S 51st St,
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Round Robin
Join us for our Round Robin Networking Luncheon. It’s a simple back to basics model of networking based on efficiency of time and more personalized engagement. Members will sign up to meet at a different restaurant each month and will be paired with three other participants to each give an overview of their own business. At Round Robin events it is common to gain a client and explore collaborative connections and set-up on-going referral opportunities. Questions? Contact Gina Jenkins at (480) 990-5444.

*A Members Only Event
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:30 - 12:30

On the Border
5005 E. Ray Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85044
After 5 Mixer and Annual Meeting
All are welcome to come out and mix and mingle with other business professionals at the Smokin Fins where United Brokers Group - Dean Carver, Christie Ellis and Jim Hunt will be hosting the After 5 Evening Mixer and Annual Meeting. This is a great opportunity to build new relationships or strengthen existing ones in a casual networking environment.     

*Members are encouraged to bring a promotional raffle item

Free for Members
$15 Non Members
Cash or Card Accepted At The Door
Hosted By: United Brokers Group - Dean Carver, Christie Ellis and Jim Hunt
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Location:
Smokin Fins
900 N 54th St #1
Chandler, AZ 85226
Come celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for Whiz Kidz Playland! Don't miss out on light refreshments while checking out the learning center and taking your picture with Santa!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Whiz Kidz Playland
15425 S 48th Street
100, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Building Your Chamber Landing Page 
Last week's Chamber & Entrepreneur U taught members how to build their Chamber website landing page step-by-step and create special member-to-member offers. In case you missed, instructions are provided to you here. As always, let us know if we can assist you building these tools. Click here to download a step by step guide.
Member and Community News
HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS
Join Precision Auto Body in supporting Hope for the Homeless. Hope for the Homeless will be hosting two events in which a meal, donated items and a message of hope will be provide to all who attend. The Ahwatukee411 Community Event is December 16th and the Mountain Park Community Church Event will be December 23rd.  Please check out their donation drop off site list if you are interested in donating blankets, socks or underwear.
Questions can be directed to Tim Berry at tim@precision-autobody.com or via cell 480-686-7633. You can also check out their Facebook page by following this link . Drop off locations are:
Learn more about several things happening at South Mountain Park including the Silent Sunday Program Survey, Desert Foothills improvements and the T-bone Train work off of 19th and Dobbins by following the links below:

Security Summit plans National Tax Security Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7; New Twitter handle launched, ‘Dark Web’ webinar planned
The third annual National Tax Security Awareness campaign, to be held Dec. 3-7, will feature events nationwide, highlight a daily security topic and mark the launch of a special @IRSTaxSecurity Twitter handle that will keep the public aware of emerging threats throughout the 2019 tax filing season.

The campaign is especially timely as the holiday season brings out online shoppers sharing sensitive financial data as well as online thieves seeking to con people into disclosing information that can be used to file fraudulent tax returns.

Each day starting Dec. 3, National Tax Security Awareness Week will focus daily on a single key issue that poses a threat to individuals, businesses and tax professionals and provides tips to better protect sensitive data from cybercriminals.

The campaign will highlight simple steps taxpayers can take such as using strong security software and strong passwords. It will highlight common tactics used by identity thieves to target taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals. It will also focus on specific threats to businesses and to tax professionals, both of whom are increasingly targeted by crooks.

@IRSTaxSecurity to keep taxpayers, tax professionals aware of scams

Individuals, businesses and tax professionals can get all the information they need during National Tax Security Awareness Week by visiting a special section on IRS.gov, following @IRSTaxSecurity on Twitter or by signing up for news releases and tax tips on IRS.gov.
Taxpayers looking to spread the word and show their support for this effort can also add a temporary National Tax Security Awareness Week overlay to their profile photos on Facebook through Dec. 7.

Free public webinar on how identity thieves use the Dark Web

In support of Tax Security Awareness Week, a free IRS webinar is being offered to help taxpayers understand the Dark Web and how it is used as a repository for: stolen identities, credit data, tax information and banking/financial information. During this webinar, IRS Criminal Investigation representatives will provide an overview of the Dark Web and answer questions that will help people recognize the risks and use of the Dark Web by cybercriminals. 


Security Summit makes progress, needs help from public

Since forming the Security Summit partnership in 2015, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have made significant inroads into tax-related identity theft. Learn more about their efforts and their progress at Security Summit on IRS.gov.

Increasing public awareness about people’s role in protecting their own data is a critical part of the Security Summit efforts. Partners launched the “ Taxes. Security. Together ” awareness campaign in the fall of 2015. Tax professionals can also keep track of alerts, awareness efforts and security news at “ Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself ,” an effort that’s included several campaigns including this summer’s “ Tax Security 101 .”
Lane Restrictions
  • Desert Foothills Parkway between Frye and Pecos roads, traffic shift to east side of the roadway - Ongoing through early 2019
  • Liberty Lane between 18th Way and 12th Street, traffic shift to south side of the roadway - Ongoing through early 2019
 
Ongoing Activities
  • Liberty Lane closed westbound between YMCA and Desert Foothills Parkway -Ongoing through December
  • Liberty Lane at YMCA entrance/exit flagging operations for eastbound only traffic - Ongoing through December
  • Desert Foothills Parkway, no left turns at Frye Road - Ongoing through December
  • Cottonwood Lane at 40th Street traffic shift - Ongoing through March 2019
  • 40th Street between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane traffic shift - Ongoing to February 2019
  • 24th Street between Liberty Lane and Pecos Road traffic shift to the east side of the roadway -Ongoing through February 2019
  • Pecos Road between 40th Street and 17th Avenue flagging operations for truck traffic -Ongoing through 2019
  • Pecos Road eastbound and westbound truck traffic between 40th Street and 17th Avenue to deliver materials - Ongoing through 2019
 
Upcoming Closures
  • Pecos Road between 24th and 40th streets -Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9
  • 17th Avenue between Liberty Lane and north of Pecos Road - Monday, December 10 to Tuesday, December 11

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving
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 .
Chamber Member UPS Promo
Looking to save up to 40% off international and 20% off US shipments? Head over to UPS.com and enter promo code “EASY” to take advantage of the following promotions:
 
40% Off - US International Air, US Ground to Mexico, US Ground to Canada
20% Off - US Domestic Ground 
 
Want to ship again? No problem. You can use the promo code as many times as you like for the rest of 2018. Go to UPS.com and save today. View offer details....
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