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Downtown Glendale Merchant Meeting - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10/16/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/17/18
10/17/18
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Business After Hours - October 2018
10/18/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/24/18
10/24/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/31/18
10/31/18
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25th Annual Auction
11/02/18
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Make a Cash Donation to support the Glendale Chamber of Commerce
11/02/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 11/7/18
11/07/18
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Launching Your Success with Constant Contact Webinar
11/08/18
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Donate to the Maintenance of Thunderbird Flag
11/10/18
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Thunderbird Park Flag Raising & Veteran's Day Celebration
11/10/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 11/14/18
11/14/18
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Business After Hours - November 2018
11/15/18
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Downtown Glendale Merchant Meeting - Tuesday, November 27, 2018
11/27/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 11/28/18
11/28/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 12/5/18
12/05/18
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First Friday Networking Breakfast - December
12/07/18
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Business Over Breakfast - 12/12/18
12/12/18
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Events in the next 90 days...
DateEvent
09/13/18
 -11/15/18
Tempe Marketplace Bike Night

Rev your engines because Tempe Marketplace is going full throttle for Bike Night! Drive in every Thursday from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 to see hundreds of bikes lining The District Street, hear rockin' live music and steal smoking deals on eats and drinks. To learn more about Bike Night, visit www.tempemarketplace.com/bikenight.

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10/01/18
 -10/29/18
National Pizza Month at Grimaldi's

Americans eat about 350 slices of pizza per second. To help feed our obsession, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is celebrating National Pizza Month in October with a month-long special on its traditional cheese pizza.  
 
During the month of October, locally owned and operated Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is offering its, traditional 16-inch cheese pizza – for $10, normally $16. This offer is available every Monday in October, at any Arizona location for guests who dine-in or place a carry-out order, with the exclusion of third-party delivery partners. Additional toppings, pesto and white pizza are available at an added cost. With more than 100 years of coal fired brick-oven pizza-making traditions, Grimaldi’s is a must if you want to enjoy a tasty pizza made from the freshest ingredients. Grimaldi’s is the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States with seven locations in Arizona.

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10/10/18
 -12/02/18
Fun Home

OCTOBER 10 - DECEMBER 02, 2018

Five-time Tony Award® winner and winner of Best Musical, Fun Home is Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age journey of self-discovery. Middle-aged cartoonist Alison is joined by two younger versions of herself from pivotal times in her life. They lead us through her dysfunctional childhood, her coming-out, and her father's suicide, shortly after his own coming-out. A story of reflection, bittersweet memories, and the moments of pure joy that shine through the darkness, Fun Home is a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

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10/16/18
Downtown Glendale Merchant Meeting - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Join us for our next Downtown Glendale merchants and stakeholders meeting.  These meetings are primarily for those who own a downtown business or who may have a vested interest in the success of the downtown community as a stakeholder.

Check-in, light refreshments, and networking - 7:30 a.m. through 8:00 a.m. 
Meeting - 8:00 a.m. through 9:30 a.m.

Please bring your business cards for networking as well as to be included in the door prize drawing.  We welcome attendees to bring a door prize that helps promote your business the morning of the meeting.

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10/17/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $120 includes the following 8 Sessions:
October 17th, 24th, 31st
​November 7th, 14th 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $120 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company. 

more info...
10/17/18
National Support Your Chamber Day

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

October 17th is National Support Your Chamber Day! We would like to offer all chamber members 10% off on their entire purchase when they dine at their local Freddy's in Glendale, AZ on the 17th of October! To receive the promotional discount, you must show our flyer [ https://mailchi.mp/16f1bde12ccd/nsycd_glendale_az ] to the cashier.

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10/18/18
 -10/21/18
Billy Moore Days

Join us in celebration of Avondale at Billy Moore Days! This event will take place in Historic Avondale on October 18-21 and highlights Avondale's rich history and traditions. It features a carnival, festival, and parade, and marks the 72nd anniversary of Avondale's incorporation. The event is free to attend. Want to showcase your business or organization? Sign up to be part of the parade by October 10th! Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available.


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10/18/18
Branding for Small Business Marketing Class

Branding you business is important. A strong brand communicates what you do, how its done, and establishes trust and credibility. Your brand allows you to interact and connect with customers who need your product or service. Your brand is represented in your images, social media, website content and more. Find out how to help brand your business, give it value, how to market it, and more. Get registered today!

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10/18/18
Wellness & Fun Fair

Join us and over 30 vendors from health & wellness to jewelry, transition planning, and vacation planning- at Solana at The Park assisted living for our Wellness & Fun Fair on Thursday October 18th from 1pm-4pm. Live Music, Food, Give Aways! 

Nonperishable food donations being accepted for the Valley View Community Food Bank

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10/18/18
Business After Hours - October 2018

The Chamber holds a Business After Hours event each month in conjunction with a valued member.  These events provide an opportunity for Chamber Members and their guests to come together in a relaxed atmosphere while sharing ideas, products and services offered.

Attendees are encouraged to bring flyers or brochures on their company for the member display table.

Pricing: 
Members: Complimentary
Future Members: $60 

R
SVP is requested.  For more information on this event, please contact the Chamber at 623-937-4754.

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10/19/18
 -10/26/18
Pumpkin Patch at Desert Ridge Marketplace

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace! Experience the shopping center’s first-ever Pumpkin Patch from Oct. 19-31 at the AMC Lawn in The District.
 
Pick the perfect pumpkin from an array of options, including white, jarrahdale, Cinderella, standard and jumbo pumpkins. Plus, sip on cider and snap a seasonal photo with the family!
 
One lucky winner will score a jumbo pumpkin this season. Just guess the weight! To enter to win, visit the Desert Ridge Marketplace Pumpkin Patch from Oct. 19-26. One entry per person. 

Pumpkin Patch hours are as follows:
Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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10/19/18
 -10/28/18
19th Annual Care Card to Benefit Blind Children

The Care Card program allows participants to save 20% on purchases from over 500 participating retailers including restaurants, beauty care, salons, bridal wear, home improvement, jewelry, photography, men women and children’s clothing, florists and more. For a full list of participating vendors around the valley or to purchase a card for $60, visit thecarecard.org.
 
The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Foundation for Blind Children, which gives blind and visually impaired children the gift of independence. Last year’s Care Card 2017 raised over $200,000 in Care Card Sales to Foundation for Blind Children.  
 
The Board of Visitors, Arizona’s oldest women’s charitable organization, has been raising funds for more than 100 years to support nonprofits in the greater Phoenix community that serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. Visit thecarecard.org for more information. 

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10/19/18
41st Annual Golf For Kids

Friday October 19th 

Golf for Kids

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass

5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Registration - 10am 

Shotgun Start - Noon 


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10/19/18
 -10/20/18
Maricopa County Home and Garden Show 2018

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, the largest home show in the Southwest, returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, with a special appearance by energetic home improvement guru Ty Pennington.
 
 

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10/20/18
Give Kids a Smile at Midwestern University

Give Kids a Smile will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Midwestern University Dental Institute at 5855 West Utopia Road in Glendale. Approximately 400 children ages 7 to 14 will have the opportunity to receive free screenings and treatments including cleanings, sealants, fillings, or extractions. Families will also be able to receive important information on proper oral health maintenance and disease prevention. Spanish-speaking faculty, staff, and students will be available.
 

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10/20/18
Country Dance Featuring

OCTOBER 20TH     
COUNTRY DANCE CLUB
SPECIAL EVENT:  "STEEL NICKEL BAND" featuring Dan McCorison 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SUNDIAL AUDITORIUM
14801 N 103RD Ave and Boswell, Sun City
Come early doors open at 5:30 PM
 
 
 
Text Box: OCTOBER 20TH
Sun City Country Dance Club
SPECIAL EVENT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SUNDIAL AUDITORIUM
14801 N 103RD Ave and Boswell
Come early doors open at 5:30 PM

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10/21/18
Maricopa County Home and Garden Show 2018

The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, the largest home show in the Southwest, returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, with a special appearance by energetic home improvement guru Ty Pennington.

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10/24/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $115 includes the following 7 Sessions:
October 24th, 31st
​November 7th, 14th 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $115 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company. 

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10/24/18
Mora Italian's Tour of Italy Dinner Series - Calabria

Experience the regional tastes of Italy without ever leaving the Valley! Mora Italian’s Oct. 24 Tour of Italy series focuses on the cuisine of Calabria, the southern "toe" of Italy's boot. The region is famous for spicy and robust cuisine, including ingredients like garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and chili peppers with influence from Arabic, French, Spanish and Geek cultures.

The Tour of Italy dinner series brings the cuisine of Italia to guests each month, guided by celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and “Chopped” judge Chef Scott Conant, the creative culinary force behind Mora Italian, who will make an appearance at the Oct. 24 dinner.
 
The monthly Tour of Italy series will feature a different locale’s flavors, from Puglia to Sicily, with select dates including appearances from Conant. The five-course dining experience is reserved for 100 guests. To reserve your spot, visit the event page on opentable.com, or call Mora Italian at 602.795.9943.

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10/25/18
Branding for Small Business Marketing Class

Branding you business is important. A strong brand communicates what you do, how its done, and establishes trust and credibility. Your brand allows you to interact and connect with customers who need your product or service. Your brand is represented in your images, social media, website content and more. Find out how to help brand your business, give it value, how to market it, and more. Get registered today!

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10/25/18
Get Happy, Your at MorningStar, Happy hour for Senior Living Professionals

Please join us for a beverage and appetizers at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery.  The drink are on us!

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10/25/18
 -10/28/18
Ballet Arizona Presents The Sleeping Beauty

One of the world’s oldest fairytales will get a ballet twist when Ballet Arizona brings The Sleeping Beauty to Symphony Hall Oct. 25-28, with accompaniment from The Phoenix Symphony.
 
The stage comes to life with fairies, princes and nymphs, gleaming with vivid color and storybook charm. The Sleeping Beauty blossoms like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and grandeur. This celebrated classic, set to the Phoenix Symphony’s live performance of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, will sweep you off of your feet leaving you spellbound from true love’s kiss.
 
Choreographed by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by heralded Ballet Arizona Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, The Sleeping Beauty is a mesmerizing treat with stunning costumes and dazzling sets that transport the audience to a magical kingdom. The enchanting story is brought to life by Princess Aurora, bewitched by the evil Carabosse and placed into a 100-year protective sleep by the Lilac Fairy, to be awakened only by true love’s kiss.
 
Ballet Arizona will show six performances of The Sleeping Beauty.Attendees can get an inside look at the production being performed with The Sleeping Beauty’s pre and post-performance chats 45 minutes before the Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, performances. A post-performance chat will be held 15 minutes after the Saturday, Oct. 27 matinee.
 
Standard ticket prices start at $25. Discounts are offered for seniors, college students, active military and groups. Purchase tickets by calling 602.381.1096 or visiting balletaz.org.

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10/26/18
Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace

Calling all ghosts, goblins and ghouls who just can’t get enough freaky fun! Join Tempe Marketplace for FREE pre-Halloween festivities at Creepy Candy Crawl, packed with spooky surprises for kids and families.
                                           
Trick-or-treat from store-to-store, participate in costume contests for prizes and enjoy Halloween-themed activities in a scary-but-safe environment. 

Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace
The District
Friday, October 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
·        6:45 p.m.     Best Family/Group Costume
·        7:15 p.m.     Best 18 and Over/Adult Costume Contest
·        7:45 p.m.     Most Unique/Original Costume
·        8:15 p.m.     Creepiest Costume

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10/27/18
Midwestern University to Host College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

Midwestern University, home of Arizona’s only veterinary school, is offering a free behind-the-scenes look at how the University is caring for Arizona’s animals and training tomorrow’s veterinarians.
 
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern’s Glendale Campus at 59th Avenue and Utopia Road will host an open house on Saturday, October 27, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Everyone from pet owners to ranchers to aspiring veterinarians are welcome to attend with their families to see the future of animal healthcare in Arizona. Expert faculty and veterinary students will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the College’s veterinary clinics and facilities. Over 25 informative booths and exhibits will be available for the public.
 

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10/27/18
Fall Open House at Midwestern University

Midwestern University’s faculty, admissions staff, and students are ready to help you embark on a career in healthcare.
 
The University’s Glendale campus will host a free public open house in the campus Auditorium on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Current Midwestern students will conduct informative campus tours which will allow you to experience the University’s facilities and accommodations from a student’s perspective.
 
University staff will be on hand to provide information on admissions, while Midwestern faculty will introduce and explain professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, cardiovascular science/perfusion, podiatric medicine, nurse anesthesia, biomedical sciences, clinical psychology, optometry, dental medicine, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and veterinary medicine.
 
To register, please call 888/247-9277, send an email to admissaz@midwestern.edu, or register online at http://www.midwestern.edu/AZOpenHouse. Midwestern University is located at 19555 North 59th Avenue in Glendale, just south of the Loop 101.
 

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10/27/18
Creepy Candy Crawl at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Calling all ghosts, goblins and ghouls who just can’t get enough freaky fun! Join Desert Ridge Marketplace for FREE pre-Halloween festivities at Creepy Candy Crawl, packed with spooky surprises for kids and families.
                                           
Trick-or-treat from store-to-store, participate in costume contests for prizes and enjoy Halloween-themed activities in a scary-but-safe environment. 

Creepy Candy Crawl at Desert Ridge Marketplace
The District
Saturday, October 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
·        3:15 p.m.     Best Family/Group Costume Contest
·        3:45 p.m.     Best 18 and Over/Adult Costume Contest
·        4:15 p.m.     Most Unique/Original Costume Contest
·        4:45 p.m.     Spookiest Costume Contest

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10/27/18
3rd Annual Noche En Blanco

Inspired by a “dinner in white”, which began in Paris 30 years ago, the 3rd annual Noche en Blanco on Saturday, October 27, is Hance Park Conservancy’s signature fundraiser to benefit the Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The evening is a celebration of cultural diversity in the community and guests are encouraged to arrive dressed in all-white creative cocktail attire while dancing under the stars among live entertainment. There will also be options to reserve a picnic dinner, bottle of wine and drinks from a pop-up bar. 

This year’s entertainment will include Ernest Garcia’s “DJ Phoenix”, Kenny G’s Project Band, Brazilian dancers, raffle prizes, games for kids in the children’s play area, the popular Emcee and Master of Ceremonies, Oscar de la Salas and a few more surprises. 

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hance Park Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to the future of Hance Park. 

The all-ages event will take place on the east lawn at Hance Park (67 West Culver St.) from 5 to 10 p.m. To purchase tickets and pre-order the gourmet picnic, wine and beer, visit bit.ly/nocheenblanco2018. 

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10/31/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $100 includes the following 6 Sessions:
October 31st
​November 7th, 14th 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $100 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

more info...
11/02/18
25th Annual Auction

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our 25th Annual Auction. This event is a great way to help support the work of the Chamber, enjoy a great night of networking, and to get an opportunity to bid on some fabulous items just in time for the holidays!

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at this fun-filled event!?

Event Details:
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. - Live Auction
Location: Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305
Dinner will be served

Pricing:
Member:

Advanced registration - $75 per person through 10/12
Late registration - $95 per person beginning 10/13

Future Member:
$125 per person

Tables:
$650 per sponsored Table of Eight
(included table sign with company logo)
$800 per sponsored Table of Ten
(included table sign with company logo)


If your company would like to donate an item, please contact Jackie Payton at info@glendaleazchamber.org or by calling 623-937-4754.

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11/07/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $85 includes the following 5 Sessions:
​November 7th, 14th 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $85 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

more info...
11/08/18
Launching Your Success with Constant Contact Webinar

This is a live, guided demonstration on the tools and features inside Constant Contact’s email marketing system. In this time-efficient, highly practical webinar, you will learn the basics, so you can get going with your own email marketing, including:
 
  • Setting up your Constant Contact account
  • Creating an email campaign and editing a template
  • Branding your emails with your logo, colors and photos
  • Creating content that people want to receive and read
  • Importing your email list into your database
  • Getting new subscribers by adding lead capturing to your website and emails
  • Tracking and interpreting your results
It's a relaxed, friendly educational session — so bring your questions! 

Is this webinar right for you? This webinar is suitable for anyone new to Constant Contact, or anyone who just wants a hand learning how to use the Constant Contact platform. Some general knowledge of email marketing practices and concepts may be helpful.
 
This webinar will be taught by Wanda Baader, owner of Strategize Your Success – A Full Service Marketing Agency and she is also a Certified Solutions Provider for Constant Contact.
 
*Please note, webinar login information will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. 
For the best viewing experience, please plan to attend this webinar from a desktop computer. If your computer does not have speakers, a call-in number will be provided.*

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11/10/18
Thunderbird Park Flag Raising & Veteran's Day Celebration

GENERAL
The Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will host a very special flag-raising ceremony on Sat. Nov. 10, 2018 in Thunderbird Conservation Park in Glendale 22600 N 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85310.

The community is invited to participate in a human chain to carry (hand-over-hand) the flag to the newly installed flag pole at Arrowhead Point, where it will be permanently displayed as a point of pride for residents and visitors alike. This event coincides with Veterans Day weekend, and pays tribute to those who have served and are serving in the US Armed Services.

TIME
Event registration begins at 7:00 a.m., with the ascension of the US Flag up the trail beginning at 9:00 a.m. (See full event schedule)

PRICE
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are being accepted to assist the Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee provide future flag and flagpole maintenance and to help fund this event.

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
Due to the patriotic nature of this event and the expected number of participants, pre-registration is required to ensure that an official bib and number are reserved for you. The earlier you arrive on the day of the event, the higher position you will have on the mountain. Walk-up participants are welcome and may register the day of the event, but will not be guaranteed a participant bib and number. Participants may keep the bib as a memento of the event.
 
Two Registration Check-in stations will be open at 7:00 a.m.:
1. Ramada #1 inside main Thunderbird Park entrance off 59th Avenue
2. The Ramadas near Lot M located at 5500 Pinnacle Peak Road

Participants must check in upon arrival to receive further instructions. The event is free and open to the public.

FLAG ASCENSION/HAND-OVER-HAND
The US Flag will begin ascending hand-over-hand by event participants and community volunteers at 9:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to participate in this historic event should plan to arrive at the park between 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. to check-in and receive further instructions. The vision is to create a human chain up the trail and have each person hand the flag to the person next to them from the base of the trail to Arrowhead Point. Spotters will be placed along the trail to guide participants to their position on the mountain.

TRAIL INFORMATION
Please remain on trails and in designated areas only. We need to respect the fact that this is a conservation park. 
Arrowhead Point Loop (where the flag pole is located) is a hiking trail approx. 1.5 miles long and is classified “Moderate Difficult”.  Hikers should recognize their abilities based on the trail rating guide. For more info on the park itself, rules, and guidelines please visit: 
 www.GlendaleAZ.com/parksandrecreation/thunderbirdpark.cfm

PARKING
Event parking is available at public parking lots inside Thunderbird Conservation Park, with the closest parking locations in Lots A-G accessible from 59th Avenue (Main Entrance), as well as the Pinnacle Peak Lot M. Parking attendants inside the main entrance will guide participants to ease traffic flow. Early arrival is recommended. Parking for trail users who are not participating in the event is recommended in Lot K off 67th Avenue/Patrick Lane.

UBER/LYFT DROP-OFFs:
The parking lot located at 5500 Pinnacle Peak (Parking lot M) has been designated as a Uber/Lyft drop off point for those who may choose this mode of transportation
.   

PICNIC
The Glendale Chamber Military & Veteran Affairs Committee invites you to attend a community picnic at Ramada #6 near the park main entrance at the conclusion of the Flag Raising ceremony.

DONATIONS
Donations for the ongoing maintenance of the US Flag atop Thunderbird are accepted and will continue to be accepted after the event. 

TRAIL USAGE AND CLOSURE
Thunderbird Conservation Park is open to the public during this event. For safety purposes, portions of Arrowhead Point Trail may be closed during this special event, from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Other trails will be open for use. Arrowhead Point may be restricted for safety and conservation during certain times of the event. Parking for trail users who are not participating in the event is recommended in Lot K off 67th Avenue.

VOLUNTEER
The Glendale Chamber Military & Veteran Affairs Committee welcomes volunteers. Please email hshapiro@glendaleazchamber.org to sign up as a Thunderbird Flag volunteer.

HYDRATION
Please bring water with you as you would on any hike, and stay hydrated. Water stations will be available.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms are available inside the main entrance of the park. There are no restrooms on the trail.

FOOD
A community picnic is planned immediately after the flag raising ceremony and the community is invited to participate.

TRASH
Plenty of trash receptacles will be located in the park. PLEASE do not discard any trash along the trail or in the park, and help keep this beautiful park clean. No glass is allowed at Thunderbird Conservation Park. 

MISC
  • There is little to no shade on the trail, and participants should consider wearing brimmed hats.
  • Please show your support and patriotism by wearing red, white and blue!
  • Keep your hands free while passing the flag.
  • Bring your cell phone, but please do not hold onto your phone while it is your turn to pass the flag - ask a person downhill from you to take a picture for you. The flag cannot be slowed down for pictures. It must reach the top of the flag pole at 10:00 to be in sync with the F-16 & F-35 flyover.
  • Bring a camera, but please keep your hands free while passing the flag. Pictures of the event will be made available on the Glendale Chamber website. 

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11/10/18
Stacey Krueger

You are cordially invited to attend the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), Arizona Chapter's 3rd Annual Arizona Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Tournament that takes place on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park. This special event remembers our fallen heroes while supporting the survivors they left behind. Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high. C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 47,000 survivors. Proceeds from the tournament support C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for family members and co-workers. C.O.P.S. Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. On behalf of C.O.P.S. Arizona, we thank you for your consideration and support to our fallen heroes and their families.
 
Wigwam Golf Club
451 N Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Shotgun start – 8:30 a.m.
Registration start – 7:30 a.m.
4 man scramble format
$100 per player
Limited to 144 players
Deadline Nov. 2, 2018
 
National and local celebrities are confirmed for the event. Lunch, awards and raffle immediately after following the tournament at Buffalo Wild Wings located at Buffalo Wild Wings •13311 W McDowell Rd. Goodyear
 
For more information: www.facebook.com/COPSArizona
 
To register or questions? Call Louis Mancha, Jr., Golf Director for Tournament • 520.256.4996 or 623.935.4081
 
Mission: Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths.


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11/10/18
Hannah Shaw, the

Hannah Shaw, the Internet’s “Kitten Lady,” is partnering with the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine to host two workshops at the University’s Glendale Campus on November 10, 2018. The two workshops are free for registered attendees. The two-hour sessions, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm respectively, are interactive presentations that deal with saving the two most at-risk feline populations: neonatal kittens and community cats. From care and fostering of orphaned kittens to safely and humanely trapping stray cats, Ms. Shaw will cover a variety of informative topics that will enable community members to become compassionate advocates for feline health and safety.
 

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11/10/18
Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 18th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow

ASU's West campus hosts the Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 18th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and honor the contributions of all U.S. veterans. 

Free admission and free parking. This event is open to all. Join us! 

• 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Festival begins with Gourd Dancing
• 1 p.m. — Pow Wow Grand Entry, Fletcher Lawn
• 1–5 p.m. — Pow Wow dancing and music continues
• 5–6 p.m. – Pow Wow dinner break
• 6–7 p.m. — Gourd Dancing
• 7–7:30 p.m. — Veterans' Recognition and Grand Entry
• 7:30–10 p.m. — Pow Wow dancing and music continues
• 10 p.m. — Closing

Native arts and crafts will be for sale. Food trucks will be on hand. Art demonstrations will take place including screen printing by Jacob Meders. The ASU Teachers of the Future student club is hosting kids’ activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. (Limited seating will be provided for tribal elders.)

Volunteers are needed to help stage the event; to sign up to volunteer, if you are interested, please email WestEvents@asu.edu


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11/10/18
2nd Annual Fundraising Gala in support of Foster Arizona

Join us for the 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala in support of Foster Arizona. Our mission to educate, encourage and empower Arizonans to positively impact the lives of kids in foster care can only continue because of your support. Individual tickets are $150, a table of 8 is $1,200 and includes 2 drink tickets per person, a seated, three course dinner and entrance into ZooLights. The evening will include live music, animal encounter opportunities, silent auction and inspirational storytelling from individuals whose lives have been impacted by the Arizona Foster Care system. Every penny raised will support our efforts to create lasting moments of connection through our Kid Connection Events, aged-out youth housing program and our kid & family videos, where we've reached over 100,000 in 2017 alone!

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11/10/18
Rock the Cause for Kids

Join the Chandler Compadres on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Rock the Cause for Kids. This event features live music from cover band "Rock Lobster" as well as surprise appearances from a national recording artist and Vegas Headliner. Guests will also experience dinner, a costume contest and silent and live auctions. Best of all, proceeds from this event will go to select youth charities of Chandler and the East Valley. The event is made possible by sponsors like One Armor, Hawkeye Electric and Clever Investor.

Rock the Cause for Kids will be held on November 10, 2018, from 6:00pm to 11:30pm at Rawhide Western Town and Event Center.

Tickets for two cost $500 and tickets for a table of ten cost $2250. Tickets can be purchased on the Chandler Compadres website at chandlercompadres.org.

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11/11/18
Avondale Veterans Day Ceremony, Fun Run & Hero's Breakfast

Help us honor our Veterans and their families with a Fitness Challenge and Hero’s Breakfast at Estrella Mountain Community College.  Net proceeds support the new Southwest Valley Veterans Center at Luke Airforce Base.  The day will kick off with a Fun Run at 8:30 am, Hero’s Breakfast at 9:00 am and Ceremony at 9:30 am.  Hero’s Breakfast is Free to all Veterans, their families and all race participants.  This event is hosted by the City of Avondale and Estrella Mountain Community College Veterans Center.


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11/11/18
30th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us in celebration of 30 years of continued support of organ transplant recipients and their families in Arizona.  We will have food by local favorite Frashers Smokehouse, family games in the courtyard, live music by String Theory, a fun photobooth, a walk through NLS history, cash bar and continued supporter, Pat McMahon as our speaker!  

New Life Society is a local nonprofit that improves the quality of life for those affected by organ, eye, or tissue transplants by offering support that leads to better health and productivity and enhances relationships through knowledge, engagement and participation.
 

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11/14/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $65 includes the following 4 Sessions:
​November 14th 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $65 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

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11/14/18
 -12/30/18
Elf: The Musical

Raised by Christmas elves, Buddy always felt a little…different. When Santa reveals to him that he’s actually a human being, Buddy goes on an adventure to the magical realm of New York City to find his father and learn what it means to be a human. This jolly musical is a must for any fan of Buddy the elf, Santa Claus, and all things Christmas!

Nov. 14 - Dec. 30, 2018

Come enjoy live theatre at the largest producing regional theatre company in the Valley: Phoenix Theatre! Enjoy free on-site parking, grab a bite and a show-inspired cocktail at the ArtBar + Bistro before the show, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

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11/15/18
Wrapping up 2018 Marketing Class

As we come closer to the end of the year it’s a good time to review how your business is doing and what may need to be done differently. Now is a good time to reflect on where improvement can be made and start to be prepared for next year and set yourself up for a successful 2019. This class will summarize marketing trends in 2018 and things to expect in the new year. Get registered today!

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11/15/18
Business After Hours - November 2018

The Chamber holds a Business After Hours event each month in conjunction with a valued member.  These events provide an opportunity for Chamber Members and their guests to come together in a relaxed atmosphere while sharing ideas, products and services offered.

Attendees are encouraged to bring flyers or brochures on their company for the member display table.

Pricing:
Members: Complimentary
Future Members: $60 

R
SVP is requested.  For more information on this event, please contact the Chamber at 623-937-4754.

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11/17/18
Soldier's Best Friend 8th Annual Golf Tournament

Soldier's Best Friend provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from Arizona shelters.

Sign up for our 8th Annual Golf tournament to show your support for our local veterans, while also enjoying a relaxing morning of golf!

Register online at https://soldiersbestfriend.org/golf-registration/

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11/27/18
Downtown Glendale Merchant Meeting - Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Join us for our next Downtown Glendale merchants and stakeholders meeting.  These meetings are primarily for those who own a downtown business or who may have a vested interest in the success of the downtown community as a stakeholder.

Check-in, light refreshments, and networking - 7:30 a.m. through 8:00 a.m. 
Meeting - 8:00 a.m. through 9:30 a.m.

Please bring your business cards for networking as well as to be included in the door prize drawing.  We welcome attendees to bring a door prize that helps promote your business the morning of the meeting.

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11/28/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $50 includes the following 3 Sessions:
​November 28th 
​December 5th and 12th 


Quarterly Pricing - $50 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

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11/29/18
Wrapping up 2018 Marketing Class

As we come closer to the end of the year it’s a good time to review how your business is doing and what may need to be done differently. Now is a good time to reflect on where improvement can be made and start to be prepared for next year and set yourself up for a successful 2019. This class will summarize marketing trends in 2018 and things to expect in the new year. Get registered today!

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12/01/18
Avondale Winterfest

Celebrate the holidays at Avondale City Hall with snow, Kids Crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will flip the switch to light up the festival!

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12/05/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Quarterly Registration - $30 includes the following 2 Sessions:
​December 5th and 12th 

Quarterly Pricing - $30 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

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12/07/18
First Friday Networking Breakfast - December

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for our First Friday Networking Breakfast.

Each month, this event will showcase a featured speaker, an opportunity for all members in attendance to introduce their company and/or products and
services.  In addition to the great connections over breakfast. We always close
out the event with a great raffle.


We hope to see you there - for more information, please call the
Chamber office at 623-937-4754.


7:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
7:00 a.m. - Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. - Program

Pricing:
Members (with advanced reservation) - $15.00
Members (late reservations) - $20.00
Future Members - $60.00

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12/08/18
Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade

This wonderful community parade begins at 11:00 am and takes place in Historic Downtown Glendale. The Hometown Christmas Parade also focuses on collecting non-perishable food items for Hope for Hunger, a Glendale based food bank. 

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12/09/18
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSTS ANNUAL FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT FEATURING ARIZONA WINDS

Treat yourself to a free holiday concert at Midwestern University on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018, featuring the Arizona Winds Concert Band. The concert will begin at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium on the Midwestern campus, located at 19555 North 59th Avenue in Glendale (just south of the Loop 101).  Doors will open at 1:00 pm.
 
This annual family program will feature a variety of band favorites, plus a holiday sing-along. For more information, call 623/572-3353 or visit the Arizona Winds online at http://www.azwinds.com.
 

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12/12/18
Business Over Breakfast

The Glendale Chamber's hosts a weekly Business Over Breakfast event!  This weekly event is a great opportunity for members to come together over breakfast, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, exchange leads and referrals and build relationships to help grow your business.

The event will be held at a Old Country Buffet which provides us a private setting to allow for maximum connections and features a hot breakfast.

The best way to register is to subscribe for an entire quarter - this allows you or someone from your company to attend each week and saves you money while working to gain new business contacts.
 
Registration Fees:
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $20 
Future Member Pricing - One Time Attendance - $60

Event Times:
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Networking
7:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:00 a.m. Program Ends & Networking

Be sure to bring business cards, flyers and/or other marketing materials from your company.

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12/15/18
The Nutcracker Swing!

Swing into the Holidays with Convergence Ballet as they present The Nutcracker Swing!  An innovative approach to a traditional holiday classic featuring The Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and the original Tchaikovsky score.  Affordable for the entire family.

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12/15/18
The Nutcracker Swing!

Swing into the Holidays with Convergence Ballet as they present The Nutcracker Swing!  An innovative approach to a traditional holiday classic featuring The Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and the original Tchaikovsky score.  Affordable for the entire family.

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01/11/19
TTISICON: Evolution of Excellence


At the intersection of corporate culture, sustainable business practices and emerging data collection technologies is TTI Success Insights (TTISI). For more than 30 years, the company has used applied social and brain science to reveal human potential. At its annual TTISICON: Evolution of Excellence conference, the public will learn how to leverage science and data collected through tailored assessments to make effective business decisions and better engage employees.

Business owners and consultants, human resources team leaders or any member of the public can benefit from the day of breakout sessions that will transform the way they think about success – through people.

The event takes place Jan. 11, 2019, at Scottsdale’s JW Marriott Desert Ridge from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single attendee admission is $395, and tables of six are priced at $1,895. Come learn how to revolutionize your team from the inside out at the onset of 2019. More information can be found at ttisicon.com


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