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Events in the month of October 2020
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10/1/2020
Biz Build Up: The State of our Hospitals

Join the Glendale Chamber for a FREE, virtual event to catch the latest updates on the coronavirus through the lens of our primary medical providers. We will be hosting CEO of Abrazo Health, Brian Elisco, Chief Medical Officer for Adelante Healthcare, Robert D. Babyar, and CEO of Banner Thunderbird, Debbie Flores, for an insightful discussion on the state of our hospitals and the pivotal roles they have played in our community throughout the pandemic and beyond. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A, so don't be afraid to come prepared with questions.

Key Takeaways:
  • What hospitals are doing to keep all patients safe during COVID
  • Rapid testing for respiratory illness-Flu and COVID 
  • Virtual Medicine Outpatient visits- Both telephonic and tele-video
  • Focus of services we are investing in to better healthcare in Glendale
  • Don’t delay care for stroke, heart attack, cancer and other issues
  • Periodic Screening and its importance
  • Don't let up on safety protocols
  • What the community can do to help

But make sure and register TODAY because this complimentary webinar is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.


Speaker Biography's:

Brian Elisco - Abrazo Health, CEO
Brian Elisco, FACHE, MBA is Group Chief Executive Officer for Abrazo Health, Carondelet Health and CEO of Abrazo’s Arrowhead Campus. Prior to joining Abrazo Health, Brian served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for nine hospitals in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Nacogdoches, Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. In this role Brian was responsible for the financial operations and performance of 2,933 licensed hospital beds, $2B net revenue and a variety of ancillary health care entities including 20 outpatient rehabilitation centers, 8 micro hospitals, 3 freestanding emergency departments, and a School of Health Professions. Brian has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a Health System CFO to Know and named to their 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 List. He was also chosen as a Modern Healthcare Top 25 Emerging Leader, an award that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in the areas of innovation and financial, operational and clinical excellence early in their careers. Brian is a collaborative leader who works closely with other functional leaders to determine the best processes to achieve operational excellence. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration Specialization from Baylor University in Waco Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Brian is an Arizona native, a husband and father of two.

Robert D. Babyar - Adelante Healthcare, Chief Medical Officer
Robert D. Babyar, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for Adelante Healthcare who has mainly worked in community health for the last 20 years.

Dr. Babyar received his medical training at the University of Arizona-College of Medicine. His residency education was completed in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. After graduating, he had 2 different stints at Sun Life Family Health Center in Pinal County. He currently has been working at Adelante Healthcare for the last 4 years.

Dr. Babyar always takes time to travel with his wife and 12 ½ year old twin children. He spends his free time enjoying sports of all kinds and relaxing at home.

Debbie Flores - Banner Thunderbird, CEO
Debbie Flores has over thirty years of health care leadership and senior level operations experience with non-profit and for-profit organizations.  She has had several progressively responsible positions that include Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. 

In 2006, she joined Banner Health as an Associate Administrator at Banner Estrella Medical Center. Debbie was promoted to the CEO of Banner Heart Hospital in January 2011. She transitioned to CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in May 2012, then later assumed oversight of Banner Boswell Medical Center.  In December 2019, Debbie moved to her latest role as CEO of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

Debbie is active in the professional community through the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds her FACHE certification. Debbie also serves on the American Hospital Association, Regional Policy Board 8. She is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and is married with two grown daughters. She is proud to say that she has six grandchildren who also live in the area. She enjoys all types of sporting events especially football, along with traveling, outdoors and hiking. One of her favorite relaxation spots is on the beach enjoying the sunset.

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10/2/2020
Virtual FUEL - October 2020

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

We will be conducting the meeting via Zoom from 8:00-9:30am. We will also be giving away some great prizes, so don't miss your chance to WIN! But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! 

This month's speaker will be Dr. Todd R. Sandrin, Vice Provost and Dean at Arizona State University’s West campus. He will share tips for fueling innovation and student success in the West Valley. Attendees will learn about recent, robust growth (nearly 50% over the past four years) of ASU's beautiful West Campus, with particular focus on its more than 120 degree programs that are producing graduates capable of thriving in a rapidly changing world and West Valley.

ASU's West campus:
1) is on a vigorous growth trajectory
2) offers more than 120 degrees including many in high demand areas that support West Valley growth and economic development
3) graduates are prepared to thrive in a dynamic and challenging future

Pricing:
Members - Complimentary 
Future Members - $60

*Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/3/2020
 -10/4/2020
Healing Garden: Annual Fall Clean-Up of Rose Garden

Are you looking for a way to talk with others, relax in nature, and even learn a little about roses? This is the perfect opportunity for you! Join the Glendale Chamber's Healing Garden Committee and the Rose Society of Glendale at Sahuaro Ranch Historical Rose Garden as they bring veterans and the community together to help maintain the beautiful rose bushes of the park. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!

Volunteers will help cut spent blooms, remove any dead canes or bushes, and rake debris from rose beds. Rose Society of Glendale volunteers will be on hand to teach and answer any questions you have regarding roses and the garden. With over 1500 roses there is an opportunity for everyone to help.

RSVP requested to ensure there are enough hands on deck. Email healinggarden19@cox.net to secure your spot.

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10/6/2020
West Valley Women Woman of the Year Celebration

The Community is invited to join us for fab fun networking as we virtually celebrate our 2020 Woman of the Year, Reba Mason-Mikutowicz.  Register.

We are super excited to present our 2020 Woman of the Year award to Reba Mason-Mikutowicz.  Through Reba's Vision and Baskets of Hope, Reba has helped numerous women with their cancer journey.

Conversation and Connections will be held prior to and following the Woman of the Year Presentation. 

Tuesday, October 6
Register

West Valley Women Members $7
Non-West Valley Women Members $12
Difficulty registering? 
Contact Lisa, 602-573-7496. 

Zoom Link will be sent  October 5.  The Woman of the Year presentation will be recorded and available to those who register for the Zoom session.

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10/6/2020
Candidate Forum with Michael Muscato

Join the Glendale Chamber and our Public Policy Committee as we host Michael Muscato, congressional candidate running for election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Learn more about Muscato's legislative priorities and the vision for Arizona's future. 

If you have a question you would like to ask, please email it to aherman@glendaleazchamber.org by September 28 for consideration. The Chamber's Public Policy Committee will vet all submissions and make the final list of questions for Candidate Muscato.

*Please note that Congresswoman Debbie Lesko was invited to participate but declined the offer.

Michael Muscato's Bio:
"The West Valley is home to so many good families. But no matter how hard we work to get ahead, we're held back by bad leadership from Washington, DC. Many in Congress care more about big corporations than the small businesses that are the backbone of our communities. It's time for new priorities. We need a strong voice for West Valley families, not another politician who kowtows to party leaders."

The son of two public school teachers, Michael was born and raised in the West Valley, just outside of Phoenix. He grew up loving baseball, and he was a gifted athlete. Years of hard work led to Michael catching a big break when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2003.

After a few seasons of professional baseball, Michael returned home to Arizona to find an economy devastated by the 2008 financial crisis. To find work, he moved to Los Angeles and took a broadcast engineering job for $10 an hour. With the high cost of living, Michael survived on instant noodles, often crashing for the night in studio dressing rooms.

Michael worked hard and climbed the ranks, rising to crew chief and video director. In the music industry, he was hired to manage video and production work for national and international concert tours.

By 2013, he moved back home and started a small business in the fitness industry. He met his wife Alicia, they got married, and started a family. Today, Michael and Alicia own and operate their business together, and live in Peoria with their sons Cooper and Canton.

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10/7/2020
Virtual Business Over Breakfast - 4th Quarter 2020

The Glendale Chamber's weekly Business Over Breakfast is being conducted virtually via Zoom!

This event is a great opportunity for members to come together, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, and build relationships to help grow your business. Attendees will be able to share about their business during the round robin and gain valuable information from the session's main presenter. 

Pricing:
Members - Complimentary
Future Members - $60

*But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants around 2pm the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/13/2020
Virtual October Downtown Glendale Monthly Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting

Join Downtown Glendale for a Virtual Full Merchant 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.

Make sure and register TODAY because this complimentary webinar is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/13/2020
October Marketing Committee Webinar: Lights. Camera. Action! Video Marketing For Small Business

OCTOBER
Lights. Camera. Action! Video Marketing For Small Business
Video marketing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. What use to require a production crew can now be done with nothing more than a smartphone or a GoPro. In this class, we will have a team of industry professionals on hand to answer individual questions on video marketing and how your business can benefit! Oh, and be ready for a little camera time. We have a little surprise for you!

Content Covered:             Video Marketing, Social Media, Websites

About the 2020 Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee (GCMC) Webinar Course:
Join GCMC for a course on marketing for your business! 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. 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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10/14/2020
Virtual Business Over Breakfast - 10/14/2020

The Glendale Chamber's weekly Business Over Breakfast is being conducted virtually via Zoom!

This event is a great opportunity for members to come together, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, and build relationships to help grow your business. Attendees will be able to share about their business during the round robin and gain valuable information from the session's main presenter. 

Pricing:
Members - Complimentary
Future Members - $60

*But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants around 2pm the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/14/2020
Cross Chamber Speed Networking

During a time when shaking hands and cocktail chatter is not the healthiest option, we have found a fun way to help you and your company. Join us for a night of virtual speed networking. The best part is the new contacts you will make from around the valley of the sun. This event will be a fun collaboration with the Glendale Chamber, Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber, and Local First with several rounds of one-on-one interaction with another business. But make sure to register TODAY because this complimentary event is only available to the first 100 people to register!

It’s going to be fun, exciting, and interesting as we move forward in our new equitable and safer business community. 

Click here to register!
(Registration will close 1pm on 10/14)

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10/15/2020
Virtual Business After Hours - October 2020

Join the Glendale Chamber for a fun night of virtual networking! This month's virtual host is Wildlife World Zoo.

This event will be a fun, interactive evening where members will have the opportunity to give their elevator pitch, chat with other members, and tour a fellow members facility from the comfort of their desk. We encourage you to grab your favorite beverage to enjoy while we virtually mingle! We will also be giving away some amazing prizes - including 2, 1-year Family Memberships to the Wildlife World Zoo!

Wildlife World Zoo will be putting on quite the show for us! After hearing about the history of the Zoo and how they handled COVID-19, we will get to virtually meet some amazing animals. We will also meet Rich Dillion, owner of Dillion's KC BBQ, and see some sample dishes that will make our mouths water. You won't want to miss it!

But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

Pricing:
Member - Complimentary
Future Member - $60

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10/16/2020
End Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Please join me and Team Visiting Angels to support the END to ALZHEIMER'S Disease!  We are fighting for the first survivor and we need your help with this incredible fundraiser at Babbo italian eatery 9/16 11-9pm!  Thank you for your kind support in the fight to END ALZHEIMER'S

 

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10/21/2020
Virtual Business Over Breakfast - 10/21/2020

The Glendale Chamber's weekly Business Over Breakfast is being conducted virtually via Zoom!

This event is a great opportunity for members to come together, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, and build relationships to help grow your business. Attendees will be able to share about their business during the round robin and gain valuable information from the session's main presenter. 

Pricing:
Members - Complimentary
Future Members - $60

*But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants around 2pm the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/21/2020
Biz Build Up Featuring Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority CEO

Join the West Valley Chamber Alliance, comprised of the Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional, and Wickenburg Chambers of Commerce, for this special Biz Build Up featuring Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. This FREE, virtual event will feature a compelling presentation from Watson and plenty of time for questions. 

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Participants will learn:
  • Strengths despite the pandemic: updates on the current state of Arizona’s economy
  • Recent project highlights: West Valley
  • Economic development indicators: trends the ACA is seeing in our project pipeline
  • 2021 legislative session: areas of focus and priorities

But make sure and register TODAY because this complimentary webinar is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the event to access the webinar.

Sandra Watson's Bio:
Sandra Watson is an economic development professional with 28 years of leadership experience in business attraction and expansion, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic policy and workforce development. She and her teams have worked with more than 1,000 companies that have committed to creating more than 160,000 quality jobs and investing more than $15 billion in capital in the state.

Currently, Ms. Watson serves as the President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), a public-private partnership that leads statewide economic development. The unique structure of the ACA brings together leaders from private industry, academia and all three branches of state government.

In addition to leading the ACA and serving on its Board of Directors, Ms. Watson also serves on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s leadership team as his Senior Economic Policy Advisor. She was instrumental in advancing Governor Ducey’s vision for the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM) in Arizona and is a Founding Partner on the IAM Board of Directors. She is also a current member of the National State Science and Technology Institute Board of Trustees. Ms. Watson also served as Executive Director of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s Council on Innovation & Technology which advanced Arizona’s first innovation and technology roadmap.

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10/28/2020
Virtual Business Over Breakfast - 10/28/2020

The Glendale Chamber's weekly Business Over Breakfast is being conducted virtually via Zoom!

This event is a great opportunity for members to come together, make new connections, hear from excellent speakers, and build relationships to help grow your business. Attendees will be able to share about their business during the round robin and gain valuable information from the session's main presenter. 

Pricing:
Members - Complimentary
Future Members - $60

*But make sure and register TODAY because this virtual event is only available to the first 100 people to register! Make sure that you provide your correct email address in your registration because the Zoom link will be emailed to participants around 2pm the day before the event to access the webinar.

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10/31/2020
Grand Opening Celebration

Join us on October 31st and November 1st for our official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 1-5 PM on both days!

All guests must sign a waiver, which can be found online or filled out on the day of the event.

*Masks are required!!

*If you are feeling ill or have a higher than normal temperature we encourage you to stay home or seek proper medical attention. We will miss you, but want you to get better!

Scheduled Activities

1:00 PM: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Live Music from Musician Buddy Duke

1:00 PM-5:00 PM:

Spooky Splatter Room with Candy for the kids

Dia de Los Muertos/Coco Themed Splatter Room with Sugar Skull Cookies

FREE Food by White Stars Catering

FREE Desserts from Sweet Bee Bakery Boutique

FREE Gelato from JRB Gelato

FREE Mimosas to first 50 people

FREE shirts and giveaways!

$10 Arm Marbling

Photography by 12.16 Photography

Videography by Martez Cornelius

Reservation Station for all your future booking needs: Book a party with deposit, at the Grand Opening, and receive 20% off of your party package!


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