Chamber News and Events
Grab Your Hat, Pick Your Horse!
Ladies put on your most fabulous hat and gentlemen straighten your bowtie...the first-ever KenTUKEE Derby Party and Scholarship Fundraiser comes to Ahwatukee on Saturday, May 4! Hosted by the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation, the KenTUKee Derby Fundraiser benefits the Foundation and its community programs and scholarships for Ahwatukee youth and women in business.
And They’re Off!
Soak up some authentic Derby atmosphere during pre-race festivities and root on your horse during the Run for the Roses live-streamed on twenty-five TV’s. You won't go away hungry, or empty handed. Each ticket includes Derby-style appetizers and one-drink ticket. The first 100 guests receive a commemorative KenTUKEE Derby whiskey glass. Plus, guests can enter multiple Derby Horse Draw 50/50 Pools fun and fundraising at its best!
Winning Style!
Classic Derby attired is stylish and encouraged. Think big hats and dresses for the ladies; bow ties, seer sucker, and outlandish jackets for the men. KenTUCKEE Derby guests will compete for:
Best Hat
Best Dressed Woman
Best Dressed Man
Sponsor Partnerships are now open, learn about ways to showcase your business and support the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation scholarship efforts.
Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce website and event registration link. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. This is an 18 and over event; please bring identification if you would like to consume alcohol
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2-5 PM
Tickets: $25 per guest
Uncle Bear's Grill & Tap
4921 E Ray Rd #103, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Time to register your foursome for the 22 nd Annual Chambers Masters Golf Tournament, held Friday, April 26. Get to know your chamber colleagues while enjoying desert golf hosted by Foothills Golf Club. $150 for individual; $550 for foursome. Fees include complimentary breakfast with Bloody Mary or Mimosa, swag bag filled with a golf shirt, hat, sleeve of golf balls, and tees, buffet lunch during award ceremony, and numerous games on the greens in addition to amazing raffle and auction items. A ‘Lunch Only’ option is also available for members who prefer not to golf.  Registration is open for single entries and foursomes, c lick here to register

Thank you to our Sponsors!
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, April 17, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
AFCC Office, Lower Level Conference Room 
1345 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Meet up with your Chamber colleagues at this month's evening Mixer hosted by On the Border Grill and Cantina. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials from On The Border's Happy Hour menu. 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
On the Border
5005 E Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Get Social Media Smart
Social media marketing is a crucial cornerstone of marketing strategy for all types of businesses and organizations. However, it can also be overwhelming and time consuming. This Chamber & Entrepreneur U session brings you some in-the-trenches perspective from Shannon Kleinjans, Digital and Social Media Manager at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. Come away with some great advice on creating an online presence that tells your organization’s story, reaches new customers, and creates positive interaction with your target audiences. 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 am
Mountain Park Senior Living
4475 E Knox Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Member and Community News
You're invited to the 24th annual Festival of Lights Beer and Wine Tasting Festival on Saturday, April 13 th. Enjoy samples of assorted wines, local craft beers, and delectable appetizers, entree samples, and desserts from local East Valley restaurants. Experience a spectacular silent auction, cash spirits bar, line-dancing, and so much more!
Joining us again this year is TRIPWIRE... one of Arizona’s premier cover bands! Tripwire plays a mix of classic rock, pop and dance songs from the 60’s through the 21st century - the way you’re used to hearing them. Thanks to their musical talent, amazing vocals, high energy, and just plain ol’ having FUN, it’s always a party when Tripwire is in the house!
For more information, email to The Festival of Lights is still accepting sponsorships, volunteers and auction items for the event on the website
New member Code Ninjas shares a special offer with members!
Do you believe in the power of business as a force for good? Join the BBB Pacific Southwest and find your tribe of conscious business leaders and entrepreneurs who are elevating humanity through business at the 2019 Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference . The BBB is proud to be a host company of this year’s Conscious Capitalism Annual Conference, which is happening in just a couple of weeks – April 23-25 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.
This year’s program has something for everyone, with four stages full of outstanding Conscious Capitalist practitioners – prepare to be inspired, challenged, and equipped with the tools and resources you need to make impact as a conscious business leader. Hear from speakers such as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as well as leaders from various companies including Google, LinkedIn, Televerde and The Motley Fool. Take advantage of the early rate, which is just $995 – a $300 savings from current ticket prices , with code BBB19 at checkout. This offer is made exclusively for BBB accredited businesses and there are a limited amount of tickets available so register now !
The SBA Office of Advocacy is hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them the most. This is an opportunity for small business owners and stakeholders to meet in-person with Advocacy senior staff. See below for information on the next roundtable, which is free and open to the public: 

Glendale, AZ
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST
Renaissance Glendale
9495 West Coyote Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85305

The purpose of Advocacy’s Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables is to:

  1. Identify regional small business regulatory issues in order to assist agencies with regulatory reform and reduction in compliance with Executive Orders 13771 & 13777;
  2. Compile crucial information for Advocacy’s new report on existing small business regulatory burdens across the nation, identifying specific recommendations for regulatory changes based upon first-hand accounts from small businesses across the country; and
  3. Inform and educate the small business public as to how Advocacy and SBA can assist them with their small business goals.
In order for this regulatory reform effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through firsthand accounts of how they are impacted by federal regulations. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.
For more information regarding Advocacy’s efforts to help reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and upcoming roundtable events, please visit: .
Ongoing Activities
  • Cottonwood Lane traffic shift at 40th Street - Ongoing through April
  • Pecos Road west of Desert Foothills Parkway, traffic shift onto freeway mainline - Ongoing to Summer 2019
  • 17th Avenue traffic shift between Lacewood Place and Pecos Road - Ongoing through Summer 2019
  • Desert Foothills Parkway traffic shift between Frye and Pecos roads - Ongoing through mid-2019
  • 40th Street between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane, southbound lane closures - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through 2019
  • 40th Street between Briarwood Terrace and Cottonwood Lane, northbound lane closures - Ongoing through 2019
  • Pecos Road cross streets between 40th Street and 17th Avenue flagging operations for truck traffic - Ongoing through 2019, as needed
  • Pecos Road eastbound and westbound truck traffic between 40th Street and 17th Avenue to deliver materials - Ongoing through 2019

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, 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 .
Employment Opportunities
Long time Family Owned business serving most of the valley since 1982' is Hiring.
-Bookkeeper/Office Administrator
-Full time 8-4pm with hr paid for lunch
-Must be proficient with Quick Books, experience with Service Titan Software a plus
-Benefits Offered 401k, Life, Medical, Dental, Vision, Aflac
-Starting pay DOE 45k-54k
-Company perks/incentives two company BBQ a year, options for one outing a year Golf or Company Sponsored event
-Come work with a great team our Zip Recruiter ad is also attached below
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