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Donate Online - Healing Garden
9/9/2019 - 9/9/2021
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Donate Online - Glendale Chamber of Commerce's 27th Annual Auction Fundraiser
4/1/2020 - 11/6/2020
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Donate to the Flag Repurposing & Retirement Program
4/1/2020 - 1/1/2022
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Donate to the Maintenance of Thunderbird Flag
4/1/2020 - 1/1/2022
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Microsoft Webinar: Grow Your Business with LinkedIn Pages
6/10/2020
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Microsoft Webinar: Make your Life More Creative, Organized and Secure with Microsoft 365
6/10/2020
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Virtual Business Over Breakfast -06/10/2020
6/10/2020
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Virtual Biz Build Up: Featuring Sheriff Penzone
6/11/2020
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June Marketing Committee Webinar: Get the Most Out of Social Media in a COVID-19 Economy
6/16/2020
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Virtual June Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
6/16/2020
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Virtual Business Over Breakfast -06/17/2020
6/17/2020
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Virtual Business After Hours - June 2020
6/18/2020
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Virtual Business Over Breakfast -06/24/2020
6/24/2020
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Make Success Happen Business Seminar - June 25 - CANCELED
6/25/2020

Registration has Closed for this event.

Business Over Breakfast - 3rd Quarter 2020
7/8/2020
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FUEL - July 2020
7/10/2020
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Paid Ads - Where Should I Invest My Marketing Budget?: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
7/14/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -07/15/2020
7/15/2020
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Business After Hours - July 2020
7/16/2020
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July Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
7/21/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -07/22/2020
7/22/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -07/29/2020
7/29/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -08/05/2020
8/5/2020
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FUEL - August 2020
8/7/2020
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Understanding The Numbers - Google Analytics: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
8/11/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -08/12/2020
8/12/2020
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August Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
8/18/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -08/19/2020
8/19/2020
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Make Success Happen Business Seminar - August 19 - CANCELED
8/19/2020

Registration has Closed for this event.

Business After Hours - August 2020
8/20/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -08/26/2020
8/26/2020
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West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo 2020
8/27/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -09/02/2020
9/2/2020
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Holiday Marketing - Prepare For The Holidays Now!: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
9/8/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -09/09/2020
9/9/2020
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Make Success Happen Business Seminar - September 10 - CANCELED
9/10/2020

Registration has Closed for this event.

FUEL - September 2020
9/11/2020
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September Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
9/15/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -09/16/2020
9/16/2020
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21st Annual Excellence in Education Golf Outing
9/18/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -09/23/2020
9/23/2020
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Business Over Breakfast -09/30/2020
9/30/2020
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FUEL - October 2020
10/2/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 4th Quarter 2020
10/7/2020
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Lights. Camera. Action! Video Marketing For Small Business: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
10/13/2020
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October Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
10/13/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/14/2020
10/14/2020
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Business After Hours - October 2020
10/15/2020
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Coffee & Connections - October 20
10/20/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/21/2020
10/21/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 10/28/2020
10/28/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 11/04/2020
11/4/2020
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Glendale Chamber of Commerce's 27th Annual Auction Fundraiser
11/6/2020
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Website: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
11/10/2020
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November Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting
11/17/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 11/18/2020
11/18/2020
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Business After Hours - November 2020
11/19/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 12/02/2020
12/2/2020
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FUEL - December 2020
12/4/2020
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Creating A Marketing Strategy For 2021: Lunch & Learn with GCMC
12/8/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 12/09/2020
12/9/2020
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8th Annual Holiday Mixer
12/10/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 12/16/2020
12/16/2020
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Business Over Breakfast - 1st Quarter 2021
1/6/2021
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Events in the month of March 2020
DateEvent
3/3/2020
Prevention of Memory Loss & Improving our Hearing- Dr. Daniel Hewson

Please Join
Dr. Daniel Hewson

Tuesday March 3, 2020 In the
Inspira Arrowhead Theater To Discuss
Prevention of Memory Loss
& What We can do to Improve Our Hearing

It is important to remember that early intervention is key in all aspects to our health. When it comes to memory and even hearing loss, what can we do to improve these important components of our body?! Join us and I will be sharing preventive elements of proper care and upkeep of our hearing and our memory.

 
A little Bit about Dr. Daniel Hewson:
 
Born and raised in Western New York, Dan Hewson has over 23 years of experience in the field. With a master’s degree in audiology from SUNY Fredonia, Mr. Hewson has extensive experience working in several of the largest Ear, Nose & Throat practices in the country, and also as a Regional Manager with Siemens Medical Audiology Division. Father, husband and full time employee, Dan is currently a student working to earn his doctorate in audiology.
 
Dan was naturally attracted to the field of audiology because he grew up with moderate to severe nerve hearing loss. He has followed hearing aid development, research and rehabilitation. If you want to know what hearing impairment is really about and how hearing devices can change your life, Dan Hewson is the one to ask. He’s been wearing hearing aids since childhood (42 years) and has an intimate understanding of the hearing impaired. His
personal hearing device story is fascinating and illuminating for anyone, but especially for those who may be hesitant about the hearing rehabilitation process.
 
Light Refreshments & Door Prize!
RSVP 623 235 6400 or jgrates@cadencesl.com
20240 N. 78th Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85308

 

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3/3/2020
Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon

Come join us for fabulously fun networking at our Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon sponsored by The Singletons. Learn how they provide hope and support to single parent families affected by cancer.

In memory of Pat Horton, we are thrilled to welcome our 2020 Philanthropy Partner, Eve's Place. To register click here

Tuesday, March 3
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11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ

 

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3/4/2020
Business Over Breakfast - 03/04/2020

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 Dave & Buster's in Westgate (9460 W Hanna Dr). This great venue 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 - includes the following 3 Sessions: 
March 4th, 11th, 18th


Pricing:
Quarterly Subscriber  - $55 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered by Monday week of event) - $20 
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered Tuesday or Wednesday week of event) - $25
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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3/5/2020
 -3/8/2020
American Veterans Traveling Tribute

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Viet Nam wall is coming to State Farm Stadium’s Great Lawn. Free Parking is available to all visitors, just to the south of the Great Lawn.

An Opening Ceremony at 1 p.m. on March 5, 2020 will officially kicks off the tribute’s showcase open for free & 24/7, through 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.

This 80 percent replica of the Viet Nam wall is 360 feet long and includes every name from the permanent wall in Washington D.C.
Don’t miss this opportunity to Honor & Remember our Viet Nam heroes.

Volunteers opportunities available:

Visit Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4fa9aa23a4f49-glendales
Search by email: kmorgan@glendaleaz.com

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3/6/2020
 -3/8/2020
NASCAR FanShield 500 Speed Fest Weekend

Start your engines for the FanShield 500 Speed Fest at Phoenix Raceway! Spring is fast approaching only to be beat by the speed and excitement of NASCAR. You’ll enjoy non-stop action featuring on-track access to sign your name on the finish line, INfield access to meet the drivers and go inside the garage, and enjoy the Midway festivities and campground parties alongside friends and family. Come experience the full-throttle excitement that won’t leave your weekend on empty.

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3/6/2020
FUEL - March 2020

Join the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for FUEL, our monthly networking breakfast that will FUEL your business, your mind, and your Friday. 

Each month, this event will showcase a featured speaker and 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 with a great raffle, which includes a 50/50 raffle where the winner wins half and the Charity of Choice for the month gets the other half!

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

When:

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

Pricing:


Annual Subscription FUEL Breakfasts:
Early Subscriber - 8 FUEL Breakfasts (best value) - $115

For One Breakfast:
- Members (with registration by Tuesday the week of) - $15.00
Members (with registration after Tuesday the week of) - $20.00
Future Members - $60.00

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3/7/2020
CACTUS STATE INSURANCE- GLENDALE LOCATION GRAND OPENING!

CACTUS STATE INSURANCE
GRAND OPENING!
7157 N. 59TH AVE
GLENDALE AZ, 85301
MARCH 7TH
10AM-1PM

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3/7/2020
 -3/8/2020
Exceptional Pets Cave Creek Grand Opening Event

Exceptional Pets in Cave Creek is excited to invite you to a pet-friendly and family-friendly event on March 7 & 8 to celebrate our Grand (Re)-Opening! Enjoy tours of our state of the art Veterinary hospital, salon and spa, daycamp, resort boarding suites, natural food and supplies, and so much more.

We'd like to meet your whole family and we'd love for you to meet ours. In addition to getting a gift bag with $100 worth of goodies for your four-legged family members, each person will get a free lunch from Der Wurst Hot Dogs, and dessert from DeMarco's Italian Ice & Creams.

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3/10/2020
Candidate Training Academy: Your Competitive Edge

West & Southeast REALTORS® of the Valley is hosting a Candidate Training Academy: Your Competitive Edge on March 10, 2020 and you are invited to attend.
 
All candidates running for office in 2020 are welcome to register and attend as are campaign volunteers and those thinking of running.
 
Professional campaign strategists will lead you through the nuts and bolts of setting up, running and budgeting for a successful campaign. Learn how to budget, research, present, and organize a successful campaign. Learn from the experts!
 
We will also practice speech writing and speech making, so you can convey your message effectively. Craft your message to individual voters, small groups and large groups.

Go to www.weservgad.org to learn more and to register to attend this special, onetime event.
 
Questions? Call or Email:  weservgad@weserv.realtor or 623.931.9294
 

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3/10/2020
Content Marketing For Small Business: Lunch & Learn with GCMC

MARCH
Content Marketing For Small Business
Have you ever heard the term, content is king? Well, you have now! A well-defined content strategy can make or break even the most successful businesses! With Google’s BERT Algorithm update in 2019, content has never been more important. Learn how the experts create new content and how it can benefit your business. We will discuss items such as content for websites, blogging, social media, and more!

Content Covered:             Marketing Content, Websites, Blogging, Social Media

About the 2020 Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee (GCMC) Lunch & Learn Course:
Join GCMC for a free course on marketing for your business! We'll have a lunch and learn the first Tuesday of the month from February - December of 2020. You'll learn practical tools to help grow your business. We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you're able to, and to learn things like how to use social media, the benefits of blogging for your business, reputation management, video marketing, and how your local business can compete in an Amazon.com world, and more!

Each monthly session will be an hour long. Check-in begins at 11:30 am, and the course will run from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. To participate, you must register in advance, as space is limited!

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3/10/2020
5 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know - with Alaska USA Federal Credit Union

The Glendale Chamber is teaming up with Alaska USA Federal Credit Union to present another amazing member opportunity. 5 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know is an educational program that will feature a panel of experts who will help attendees master key concepts and make their business successful. This complimentary event will also offer plenty of time for networking with fellow members and one-on-one time with the experts after the presentation.

Panel of Experts:
Rob Maple - MTI Connect, Marketing
Greg Orlowski - Arizona Preferred Insurance Agency, Commercial Insurance Agent/Broker
Alex Aanderud - Legacy of Results, Executive Coach & Corporate Consultant

Agenda:
5:00pm | Registration and refreshments
5:30pm - 6:15pm | Panel presentation
6:15pm - 7pm | Refreshments and networking

Seating is limited to 50 people, so register today to secure your spot!

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3/11/2020
Business Over Breakfast - 03/11/2020

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 Dave & Buster's in Westgate (9460 W Hanna Dr). This great venue 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 - includes the following 2 Sessions: 
March 11th, 18th


Pricing:
Quarterly Subscriber  - $40 - Best Option
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered by Monday week of event) - $20 
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered Tuesday or Wednesday week of event) - $25
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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3/11/2020
Duet Volunteer Orientation - March 2020

Orientation for Volunteers to provide services to home bound adults Please bring drivers license for ID. A Level 1 Fingerprint clearance is required to volunteer – instructions and information for obtaining this will be provided at orientation. The total cost of the fingerprinting and clearance is $73 which can be reimbursed by Duet after 6 months of active volunteering.

If you already have a Level 1 clearance Card please bring it with you.

To RSVP, simply fill out the registration form or call (602) 274-5022.

Duet Office
10000 N 31st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051


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3/12/2020
Business After Hours - March 2020

Each month, the Chamber partners with a valued member to offer a night of networking for our members. 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 their flyers or brochures for the member display table.

You and one guest are invited to join us for Business After Hours! Additional guests can be registered by calling the Chamber at 623-937-4754. 


This month, we will be hosted by the INCREDIBLE Desert Diamond Casino!

Pricing:
  • Early Member Registration - No Guest: Complimentary if registered by the Monday prior to the event
  • Early Member Registration & One Guest: Complimentary if registered by the Monday prior to the event
    • Additional guests can be registered for $20 each (includes raffle tickets) by calling the Chamber at 623-937-4754
  • Member Registration - No Guest - Week of Event: $20 (includes raffle tickets) if registered after Monday, week of event or at the door
  • Member Registration & One Guest - Week of Event: $40 (includes raffle tickets) if registered after Monday, week of event or at the door 
    • Additional guests can be registered for $20 each (includes raffle tickets) by calling the Chamber at 623-937-4754
  • Future Member Registration - No Guest: $60 (Cost can be applied to membership if joined within 45 days of event)
  • Future Member Registration & One Guest: $120 (Cost can be applied to membership if joined within 45 days of event)

*Adults only please
*R
SVP is requested
*Please register your guest if applicable


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

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3/15/2020
Ballsfest Arizona

Ballsfest, a rapidly growing non-profit organization based in Arizona, is hosting their third annual signature fundraising event, Ballsfest Arizona, to benefit six new Arizona Ballers—children and young adults battling cancer. At the event, the organization will honor each Baller and reveal their amazing, personalized gifts for which Ballsfest is known. Gifts from the past have included a new car, a trip to Spain to see Barcelona play Real Madrid, and an afternoon with celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
 
Join the Arizona Ballerhood on Sunday, March 15th for a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, joy, and positive vibes at the beautiful Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley from 2 to 5 pm. Tickets are available on ballsfest.org/arizona. Be sure to use promo code BALLER75 on the checkout page to receive 50% tickets. 
 
If you would like to learn more about our nonprofit, check out this Red Book Magazine profile (pg. 42) where Ballsfest Founder Frank DeBlasi explains how his battle with testicular cancer inspired him to create this organization and name it Ballsfest.
 
If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Ballsfest Director of Content Matt Isner via email (matt@ballsfest.org) or phone (617-281-2141).
 
BALLSFEST is a registered non-profit organization that lifts the spirits of children, young adults, and their families affected by cancer.
 
www.ballsfest.org
 
Follow @ballsfest_ on Instagram

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3/17/2020
March Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting - CANCELED

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 10:00 a.m. 
** We will be meeting at Off the Cuff, 5817 W. Glendale Avenue (next to Cuff restaurant)

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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3/18/2020
Business Over Breakfast - 03/18/2020 - CANCELED

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 Dave & Buster's in Westgate (9460 W Hanna Dr). This great venue 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:
1 Session: 
March 18th


Pricing:
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered by Monday week of event) - $20 
Member Pricing - One Time Attendance (if registered Tuesday or Wednesday week of event) - $25
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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3/18/2020
SW Valley Breakfast

Join us for fabulously fun networking at the SW Valley Breakfast sponsored by and held at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, Goodyear.  We are thrilled to have Tess Dumlao, CEO, Phoenix PR & Marketing, will present "PR Tips for Small Business and SoloprenuersClick here to register.

Wednesday, March 18
Click Here to Register
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
14200  W. Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, AZ
 

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3/18/2020
 -4/19/2020
Something Rotten!

The Phoenix Theatre Company is producing Something Rotten! as part of its 100th season. The production runs March 18, 2020 through April 19, 2020. Get tickets by visiting PhoenixTheatre.com or by calling 602.254.2151.
 
Not content to let William Shakespeare get all the attention, the conniving but clueless Bottom brothers hatch a plan to cook up the next big stage hit. After an ill-advised trip to see Nostradamus’s food-obsessed nephew, they risk everything to produce what they believe will be the show of the future: the musical! Combining everything you love about Broadway—big dance numbers, bold costumes, and eye-rolling off-stage antics—Something Rotten! is the musical extravaganza you didn’t know you needed!
 

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3/20/2020
Quartermania

Join us for Quartermania!!  A hybrid auction/raffle with fabulous prizes and fun!

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3/22/2020
3rd Annual Run, Walk, & Roll

Tempe, AZ— Join us for the 3rd Annual Run, Walk, & Roll supporting survivors of brain injury and their families. YOU can be the difference for those who have had a stroke, TBI, concussion, or brain tumor. This event will be hosted at Kiwanis Park in Tempe and will feature a 10K and 5K run, along with a one-mile fun walk!

Proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ). This event helps create awareness for the “invisible disability” of brain injury, and raises funds to assist with support groups, recreation events, and the annual Camp Can Do.

Prizes will be awarded for the following: best team theme, outstanding individual outfit, sharpest-dressed canine, most money raised, and largest team.
 


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3/25/2020
West Valley Growth - Insiders Breakfast - POSTPONED

The west valley is the catalyst to attract and grow business. Join the West Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance as it presents the first ever West Valley Growth – Insiders Breakfast, featuring a conversation with Chris Camacho of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC).

Chris will share his insight about the west valley’s economic development, most pressing opportunities for 2020, key ingredients for long term success, employment corridors, job growth figures, infrastructure needs, and much more at this informative forum.
 
March 25, 2019
7:15 am - Check-In and Networking
8:00 am - Program


Member Pricing:
Must be a member of one of the 6 chambers in the West Valley Chamber Alliance.
  • Early Bird Individual ticket - $35 (must register by February 18)
  • Individual ticket - $40 (from February 19 through the event)
  • Early Bird Table of 8 - $300 (must register by February 18)
  • Table of 8 - $350 (from February 19 through the event)

Non Member Pricing:
Not a member of one of the 6 chambers in the West Valley Chamber Alliance.
  • Early Bird Individual ticket - $50 (must register by February 18)
  • Individual ticket - $60 (from February 19 through the event)
  • Early Bird Table of 8 - $450 (must register by February 18)
  • Table of 8 - $500 (from February 19 through the event)
**Purchasing a table ensures 8 seats together and features your company logo on the table.

Presenting Sponsor:
Investment: $3,000
  • Company logo featured on event marketing materials
    • Event Registration
    • Chamber Website
    • Event Flyer and Program
    • Featured in advertising for event
    • Social Media links
    • Featured in eblasts to membership
  • Company representative to speak 2-3 minutes at event
  • Complimentary table of eight (8) at event with prominent seating
  • Company logo on screen at event
  • Opportunity to provide collateral at each place setting*
  • Podium recognition at event

Speaker Bio
Chris Camacho
President & CEO, GPEC

A proven leader with more than 10 years in executive management roles, Chris Camacho serves as the President & CEO at one of the longest standing public private partnerships for economic development across the country. He previously served as the organization’s Executive Vice
President.

During his tenure, GPEC has led the attraction of more than 322 companies creating 55,617 jobs and $5.6 billion in capital investment. Some of the more notable projects include Apple, Deloitte, Infosys, Creighton Medical School, Silicon Valley Bank, Zenefits, GoDaddy, Yelp, Amazon, Garmin, General Motors and many others.

He oversees the domestic and international business development and market strategies while serving as GPEC’s executive leader in community interactions. He has particular expertise in emerging technology, tax policy and international economic development. Since 2008, he has taken an active role in addressing the region’s competitiveness position on cost and taxation.

In 2018, Chris was named a Most Admired Leader by the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2015 and 2016, he was named to Consult Connect’s Top 50 U.S. Economic Developers. In 2013, he was named among an international group of “40 Under 40” by Development Counsellors International, a New York-based firm recognizing rising talent in economic development. And in 2012, he also received a “40 Under 40” award from the Phoenix Business Journal, which each year identifies talent throughout Arizona. Camacho is the past president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), the statewide association of economic development practitioners. In 2011, AAED named him Economic Developer of the Year.

Prior to GPEC, Camacho served as President & CEO of the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation (GYEDC) from 2006-2008, after serving as the Business Development Manager for two years. During his tenure, GYEDC helped 35 companies and 3,500 jobs locate in Greater Yuma, resulting in more than $350M of capital investment in the region. Some of the larger manufacturing projects included Alside Window and Door, Northwestern Industries Inc., Johnson Controls, and Shaw Industries.

Viewed as a dynamic community figure, Camacho was recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Leader of the Year in 2007. In 2006, he served on the Arizona Global Network Board, which was developed to create a foreign-direct investment platform for the State of Arizona. He also developed Yuma’s first Business Retention and Expansion Program to support the local manufacturing and food technology sector. Prior moving to Arizona, Camacho worked as a research analyst at The Alliance, a regional economic development firm in Greater St. Louis.

He is involved in community non-profits including Chicanos Por La Causa, and sits on the boards for the Arizona Business Education Coalition, Year Up, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Valley of the Sun United Way, as well as the International Economic Development Council and the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council. In 2016 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the U.S. Investment Advisory Council, to advise the Secretary on foreign direct investment policies and strategies. Camacho is also an Honorary Commander at Luke Air Force Base and a member of The Thunderbirds.

He graduated from Southern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. Camacho also attended the University of Oklahoma for the Economic Development Institute. He resides in Scottsdale with his wife and three children.

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3/28/2020
CulturePOP


The popular Tale of Two Cities event hosted by the cities of Avondale & Goodyear has been reinvented to an evening Block Party that showcases musical performances, beers, wines and food from around the world.  Hosted by the City of Avondale, City of Goodyear and Estrella Mountain Community College

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3/29/2020
Super Sunday Spring Festival


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