Featured Member Benefit
Rent-A-Car Program
The Glendale Chamber has partnered with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer you up to 10% off on your business or personal rental cars. Young renter fee will be waived for eligible renters who are 21-24 years old renting for business use. You are also eligible to enroll in the Emerald Club.

Click here for details on savings and additional benefits.

Featured Stories
Charity of Choice Received $427 at First Friday

As you may know each month at our First Friday breakfast we select a Charity of Choice to receive a donation based off of our 50/50 raffle, each month a local charity has left with at least $100 for their organization.

We've increased that value to a minimum of $400, thanks to our Donation Sponsor, T. Wayne Cole of 501c Realty Team!!! Wayne Cole has committed to donating an extra $300 each month on top of the 50/50 earnings!

In July the lucky recipient was the Scott-Foundation, who left with $427!

We encourage non-profits to attend our monthly First Friday breakfast for the opportunity to become the donation recipient.

Thank you Wayne for your generosity!

Click here to register for our First Friday breakfast in August

Arizona Voluntary Travel ID
Worried about the upcoming identification requirements for air travel? The Arizona Department of Transportation recently announced the option to get a voluntary travel identification, either in the form of a driver's license or a state identification card. This travel ID will be accepted for air travel, even after the ID requirements change in 2020.

Tools for Business
Helping the environment is easy and can lower your costs.

Choose to do any or all to create a sustainable work environment:
  • Report leaky faucets. It saves up to 20 gallons of water a day.
  • Put a recycling bin at your desk.
  • Buy 35% post consumer recycled paper products.
  • Use washable cups, flatware and plates
  • Use the back side of paper for scratch paper before it is put in the recycling bin.
  • Ask all vendors what "Green" solutions they use. Support green solutions.
  • Use landscape companies that use electric equipment rather than gas.
  • Turn off your computer monitor when not in use.
  • Avoid using large office equipment during the 3p.m. to 7p.m. peak.
  • Instead of traveling to meetings, use online conference calls whenever possible.
  • Encourage employees to telecommute one day a week.
  • Set up a paperless billing system for your customers.
  • If you are using your car for lunch, park and go inside; avoid car idling in
    drive-thrus.
  • Use "green" printers or treeless paper.

Click here to learn more about going green

Thank You to Our Platinum Level Investors
Glendale Chamber Board & Committee Updates
Ambassador Committee
Ambassador of the Month:

Thank you to our ambassador of the month, Alice Roach of White Eye Fresh Fry Bread, for consistently going above and beyond to help us make the Glendale Chamber of Commerce a welcoming place for new members. We are so grateful for your deication, and welcoming smile! 
Marketing Committee

We'd like to boost our social media presence to make sure that you're getting all of the great info on news and events going on with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. To do so, please "like" our page on Facebook:

Click to access our Facebook Page 

Then, to make sure you're notified when we post something new, please follow these steps from our page:

On the top right you’ll see a box with the word “Like” in it.

Click on that if you haven’t already.

Next be sure the “Following” button (next to “Like”) is selected

Hover your mouse over the “Following” button and in the drop-down menu under “In Your News Feed” select “See First” and under “Notifications” select “On (Events)” 

​Due to Facebook's new rules for business pages, this is the best way to ensure that you see all of our news, events and more. If you have any trouble, please feel free to reach out to Breanna Pope at bpope@glendaleazchamber.org. Thank you! ​ 

PS: Don't forget to share our news with your family and friends and encourage them to "like" the page as well! 

Downtown Glendale
The Glendale Chamber is Hiring for
Director of Downtown Development
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is hiring for Director of Downtown Development! Interested candidates are welcome to send their resume to Robert Heidt at rheidt@glendaleazchamber.org.

City of Glendale News
City of Glendale Awarded for Worksite Wellness

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has named the City of Glendale as a 2017 recipient of its Silver Award of Excellence in Worksite Wellness. The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award recognizes business and government employers that are making proactive efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their employees’ families and their community at large.

Click here to read more

Councilmember Joyce Clark Highlights Work of Police
  Councilmember Joyce Clark, of the Yucca District, takes viewers “behind the scenes” during filming of the popular reality TV series “COPS” in the latest edition of “Glendale Today.” The Glendale 11 TV show is slated to begin airing 8 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2017. Councilmember Clark interviews Glendale Police Chief Rick St. John as well as members of the COPS crew who were in town spending time with the Glendale Police Department. One of the longest-running TV shows in America, “COPS’ show follows law-enforcement officers during patrols and other police activities. 

Economic Development - Featured Story
Dutch Bros to Open New Location in Westgate

Dutch Bros Coffee has selected Glendale as the location of one of its new coffee shops. The country’s largest, privately held drive thru coffee company is opening up a location in Westgate soon. Known for its devoted customers, Dutch Bros Coffee also has a philanthropic focus, donating over $2 million a year to the local communities they serve. We are very excited to welcome Dutch Bros Coffee to Glendale!

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 Puppies 'N Love for being featured as the Mayor's Business of the Week! 

Click here to view video

"Charity of the Month is a program I initiated to recognize local organizations that are making a difference here in Glendale."

-Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

Congratulations to The Children's Center For Neurodevelopmental Studies for being recognized as the Mayor's Charity of the Month! 
Member News
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable

Join Glendale area small business owners on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.  This roundtable is a unique opportunity to share your concerns about federal regulatory challenges your business is facing directly with the SBA’s National Ombudsman, local Regulatory Fairness Board Members, and representatives from SBA and other federal agencies.


Click here to register for this event

Support Spotlight Youth Theatre

Each year, over 6,00 patrons attend our shows and over 400 kids from our community preform on our stage of participate in classes and workshops. We provide schools with shows that allow students to experience live theater in a comfortable, supportive environment. This vital interaction builds character, confidence and self-esteem. The children we serve learn responsibility, teamwork and the pride in working to build a complete production. They make lifelong friends, have fun and feel a sense of belonging. To many, Spotlight Youth Theatre is a second home, and we are proud of our accomplishments that impact children's lives, as well as their families and our community. 

Please consider supporting our theatre with a tax-deductible donation such as a gift card of raffle item for our upcoming Fundraiser:

"Spotlight's Summer Splash Fundraiser"

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Click here to learn more about Spotlight Youth Theatre

Free Foot Screenings for Kids
Are your kids struggling with foot pain, flat feet, poor coordination, or balance? Sole Foot & Ankle Specialists are offering free back to school foot screenings for children on July 28th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at their office in Glendale! 

My Quiet Kingdom

My Quiet Kingdom is an innovative solution for parents of children with high sensitivity and sensory integration issues. It provides a safe, fun, and low-stimuli enviornment for parents and children to interact and play. They are a welcome addition to our business community, and they are currently running a special offer on party packages in July.


Click here to visit their website and learn more

National Dance Day at Westgate
  Celebrate National Dance Day on July 29th at Westgate with a free outdoor Zumba class in WaterDance Plaza from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm! Join for an exhilarating and easy-to-follow dance, fitness and Zumba party with Zumba Tasha. After an uplifting work-out, enjoy dinner and drinks at one of their delicious  dining destinations .
Phoenix Children's Hospital 5K

Registration is now open for the Phoenix Children's Hospital 5K, presented by RSM US LLP!

This family-friendly 3.1 mile run/walk will be held on Saturday, October 7 in downtown Phoenix and is great for devoted runners, weekend joggers, and families looking to do something fun, or anyone who wants to help make a difference!

Start a team and create a fundraising page to help support Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s life-saving programs and services. Recruit family members, friends, and colleagues to raise funds and be a hero for the patients at Phoenix Children’s!
 

An Innovative Way to Simplify Your Life

We create simple, affordable smart home solutions. Our goal: To help you create a smarter home with intelligently designed products that simplify your life. As a leading smart home technology provider, Vivint offers home security, energy management, home automation, local cloud storage, and high-speed Internet solutions to more than one million customers throughout the United States and Canada. The end result is a smart home solution that saves you time and money and ultimately simplifies your life. 

Partner with Pendergast to Promote your Business

A message from the Pendergast School District:

"Dear Amazing Pendergast Partners -  

We have had an outpouring of support for our 2017 kick-off so far!  We have a very limited number of table sponsors left if you would like to host a table.  We will need the donation form and $250 check or online payment to secure your table. We hope you will join us! 

We are also in need of more items to fill our staff appreciation goody bags!  These can by any type of promotional items, coupons, gifts, etc.  We are filling 1,100 bags on July 26th.  Please deliver prior to this date. 

Finally, we are looking for large prize donations for the staff drawing.  Gift baskets, gift cards, etc."

Click here to learn more about this exciting event

Volunteer at Billy's Place
Billy's Place, an organization who offers hope to grieving families, has upcoming volunteer training oportunities availible. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Billy's Place, and there are a variety of ways to get involved with this organization.

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.
Walk-Through Registration for Glendale Union Students

More than 15,500 children will be returning to Glendale Union High School District schools for a new year of learning on August 7. Before school begins, all GUHSD students, whether they are a new student or returning, must participate in walk-through registration. Schools offer a walk-through registration on their campus. Walk-through registrations take place between July 24-28.

At the registration, students will receive important information related to parking, fees, testing, yearbooks, extracurricular programs, class schedules and more. Students have a mandatory designated date and time for their registration; please visit your school’s website for details. If you are unable to attend a walk-through registration, instructions on how to register your student are also available on the school’s website.

Plan Your Holiday Party at Rawhide
Considering Rawhide Western Town & Event Center for your special upcoming event? Rawhide is the perfect site to host your next event. Whether you need accommodations for 20 or 20,000 people; Rawhide Western Town & Event Center is sure to have the perfect space that will suit you. 

Now is the perfect time to reserve a space at Rawhide for your 2017 holiday party!
Rawhide is transformed into a jolly setting, and our old western town will fascinate your guests. They will have an unforgettable day!

Click here to learn more
OneAZ Community Foundation Launch Second Annual Community Impact Grants Program
ONEAZ CREDIT UNION, ONEAZ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCH SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS PROGRAM, SEEK TO AWARD $55,000 TO ARIZONA NON-PROFITS

OneAZ renews annual commitment to helping communities across the state thrive, prosper

 

PHOENIX (July 12, 2017) – Underscoring their long-standing commitment to the community, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation are seeking nominations for their Community Impact Grants program, which will award a total of $55,000 in much needed funds to non-profit organizations across Arizona that are actively helping communities thrive and prosper.

 

Building upon the success of the inaugural year of the program, the Community Impact Grants’ goal is to fund initiatives that provide a direct benefit to the communities the credit union serves and enhance their quality of life. More specifically, OneAZ is seeking programs that align with its key focus area of economic development, while making a measurable local impact. Grants range between $500 and $2,500. 


Click here to read more

Don't Miss Out on Chamber Events

Below check out some of our upcoming signature events!

Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5750 W. Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301

Free to Attend!

Exhibit Pricing:
$200 Register until 8/10/17
$250 starting 8/11/17
*Add electricity for $65 a table 
(Vendor Setup on Wednesday 8/23 from 3;30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2017 Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an unparalleled opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase their products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers.



Friday, September 15, 2017
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
451 N. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Single Golfer - $115
Sponsor an ASU Student - $115
Tee Hole Sponsor - $175
Foursome & Tee Hole Sponsor - $585
Foursome - $460

This event will feature:
  • Hole-In-One Prizes
  • Closest to The Pin Prizes
  • Putting Contest 
  • Raffle
  • Lunch
  • Over 100 Players
  • Player Goodie Bags
  • And Much More!

Click here for more details and to register

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Alaska USA Financial Center

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. 

Click here for more information

*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
623-937-4754