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WHAM Hosts High School Art Exhibit

From July 18 to August 29, 2016, WHAM West Gallery will be displaying high school students' artwork. Artwork from Arizona Charter Academy and Cactus High School will be showcased to the public to help promote art in schools, as well as giving students the opportunity to have their own creations in a gallery.  

 

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07/18/16
-08/29/16
10:00am to 3:00pmConnie Whitlock

APS Energy All-Stars! Something fun for businesses....and free!

Attention business owners! Sign up for a free energy assessment for your business and be entered for a chance to win a D-backs VIP Experience for your team.
 
Business customers who complete an online form requesting an assessment of their facility will be entered for a VIP DBacks experience. This includes:
  • A suite at a DBacks 2016 home game including food and beverage (holds up to 18 people)
  • On-field access for up to 4 people during batting practice
  • VIP tour of Chase Field for up to 12 people
  • DBacks branded hats
 
See www.aps.com/energyallstar for the online entry form and official rules.
 
What you need to know:
  • It is open to all small and mid-sized APS business customers regardless of whether they have participated in the Solutions for Business program before.
  • Having an assessment completed is not required to be entered in the contest. We are just asking that you tell us about your facility and express interest in an assessment.
  • Customers with more than one account can only enter once. (ex. a Subway franchise owner with 3 locations)
  • An alternative mode of entry is available for customers wanting to enter to win, but do not want to complete the form requesting an assessment. The link is on aps.com/energyallstar.

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07/19/16
-08/11/16
 Patrick McDermott

July Networking Breakfast

Join us for a morning full of networking, informative Chamber news, and a warm welcoming for new Chamber members. Attendees will be served a hot breakfast along with fresh coffee and juices, in a casual breakfast buffet setting.

Tuesday, July 26
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
The Colonnade
19116 Colonnade Way
Surprise, AZ 85374
click here to register
 

Ultimately, it’s not about who you know ... but WHO KNOWS YOU!!

Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career – an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word… Networking.


Guest Speaker
Kirsten Hall
Networking Instructor

Grand Canyon University

 

Come and Join Us!!
COST:
$12 Member 
$25 Non Member
$5 Extra for Walk-Ins (Seating not Guaranteed)
Breakfast Buffet Included

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07/26/167:00am to 8:30am

Surprise Regional Chamber Candidate Forum for Youngtown

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they will be hosting this public candidate forum. The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running for City Council in the this years Election.The objective is to inform as many people as possible the position of each candidate.

Those running are as follows:
Jacob Duran
Dorena Mello
Charles Vickers 
Alan Bok
Susan Hout
Mario Gutierrez


There are 6 people running for 3 seats on the Council. 

Following introductions, there will be a question-and-answer session. The audience will have an opportunity to submit questions, in writing. After the questions are read, each candidate will then be given time to respond.
Also, questions could be submitted, prior to the event, via email to: info@surpriseregionalchamber.com 

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07/26/166:30pm to 8:00pm

Surprise Regional Chamber Candidate Forum for Surprise District 3

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they will be hosting this public candidate forum. The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running for City Council in the August Election.The objective is to inform as many people as possible the position of each candidate.

Those running for District 3 are as follows:
John Williams
Gisele Norberg


There are 2 people running for 1 seat for City Council in district 3

Following introductions, there will be a question-and-answer session. The audience will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing. After the questions are read, each candidate will then be given time to respond.  Also, questions could be submitted, prior to the event, via email to: info@surpriseregionalchamber.com. 

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07/27/166:30pm to 8:30pmChamber Office

Mutual of Omaha Bank & Eve's Place Back to School

 Join us as we host our annual "Back to School Drive" supporting the children of Eve's Place.  Currently, Eve's Place is serving over 200 families!!  DJ Robert Wilson is our special guest with his musical entertainment. We will have food, drinks & fun. Ask for the list of items needed…..
 

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07/28/163:00pm to 6:00pmLisa Gill

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!

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08/03/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Surprise Regional Chamber Candidate Forum for Surprise District 2

Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they will be hosting this public candidate forum. The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running for City Council in the August Election.The objective is to inform as many people as possible about the position of each candidate.

There are 2 people running for 1 seat for City Council in district 2. Those candidates are as follows:
Jim Biundo
Jim Hayden

Following introductions, there will be a question-and-answer session. The audience will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing. After the questions are read, each candidate will then be given time to respond.  Also, questions could be submitted, prior to the event, via email to: info@surpriseregionalchamber.com. 

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08/03/166:30pm to 8:30pmChamber Office

Luke AFB Goodie Bags

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce goes to Luke Air Force Base every two weeks with a Goodie Bag. The purpose of the bag is for new Air Force personnel that have been transfered to Luke Air Force Base to become aware of the various businesses in the area. Come Drop off at least 50 of your businesses pens, coupons, flyers, brochures, etc. to be delivered to the Luke Air Force Base newcomers and those separating from active duty.
 

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08/08/168:00am to 3:00pmLinda Ford

Surprise Regional Chamber Digital Marketing Seminar: Inbound Marketing

Join Chris Amos with Dex Media and the Surprise Regional Chamber for an informal, interactive workshop on Inbound Marketing 

Description:
Social Media is different than search engine marketing / optimization in that a consumer does not necessarily have to search for your business, product, or service to find you… So which one is right for you? How do you utilize them effectively? What are the benefits of using social media to market your business? Learn all of this and more at our monthly marketing education session. Learn how to:
•       Build and establish your brand online
•       Build awareness of your products and services
•       Reach a larger audience
•       Increase consumer engagement
•       Help drive traffic to your website

 

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08/09/167:30am to 8:30amChamber Office

Military Affairs Coommittee Meeting

Monthly committee meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  We meet in the Chamber conference room at 8:15 and wrap up by 9:30.  No RSVP necessary.

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08/12/168:00am to 9:30amPatrick McDermott

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!

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08/17/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Medicare Informational Workshop

45-Minute Presentation – Everything you need to know about Medicare
We explain how Medicare works and what you can expect before you choose!
We will discuss the elements of:
Medicare Parts A and B
Medicare Advantage plans (Part C)
Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
Medicare Supplements (Medigap)
  • Learn how to verify if your doctor participates in Medicare and or Medicare Advantage plan Networks
  • Learn how to calculate your prescription costs on every plan in your zip code, by using Medicare’s website.
  • Learn now company insurance agents and independent brokers are compensated.
  • Learn how to compare Medicare supplement plans (Medigap) and premiums
  • Learn who needs to enroll in Medicare and when.
For Free Seats Call Today 602-281-3898

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08/20/1610:30am to 11:30amOrlando Cruz

August Networking Breakfast


Join us for a morning full of networking, informative Chamber news, and a warm welcoming for new Chamber members. Attendees will be served a hot breakfast along with fresh coffee and juices, in a casual breakfast buffet setting.
 
COST:
$12 Member Admission
$25 Non Member Admission
$5 Extra for Walk-Ins (Seating not Guaranteed)


LOCATION:
The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374

TOPIC: 
TBD


 
 
Registration Coming Soon
 

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08/23/167:00am to 8:30am

West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo

     

Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the historic Wigwam resort, the 2016 Biz 2 Biz expo offers an unparalleled opportunity for all businesses throughout the West Valley and beyond to showcase their products and services to hundreds of decision makers and buyers. Free to attend and open to the public, this highly productive event offers the perfect opportunity for maximum impact within an efficient four hour window. While attending, enjoy a cash bar, prizes and develop critical relationships with surrounding businesses and leaders throughout the West Valley.
Reserve your exhibit space today!
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLC
 

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08/25/164:00pm to 7:00pmMary Orta

Our Own Art Show Reception

First Annual "Our Own Art Show"
held at
 
WHAM Community Art Center
16560 N Dysart Road
Surprise AZ  75367

This is the first year for our art show, which features 3 accomplished artists from the West Valley;  Linda Stahl, Peggy Juneau, and Marion Wishnefski. Each artist has a unique style of artwork, showcasing their special talents and bringing versatility to the art lovers of the West Valley and surrounding communities.

The art will be on display from September 1 to September 30, 2016. 

Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.  There will be light refreshments and premium giveaway.

 

 

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09/02/165:00pm to 8:00pmMarion Wishnefski

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!

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09/07/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Women in Business Luncheon



Women in Business Luncheon

We welcome you to join us for this wonderful opportunity to meet other business women, enjoy fabulous food, a chance to win great prizes and hear from influential women!

Our guest speaker is 

TOPIC:




COST:
Member Admission $
General Admission $
(Includes Lunch)
Registration closes    @ Noon

Sponsored by


www.aps.com

Thank you!

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09/07/1611:00am to 1:00pmSurprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

Marine Corps League General Meeting

General Membership Meeting for regular and associate members only. First meeting after summer hiatus. Social hour starts at 1700 hours and meeting starts at 1800 hours. Location is the new Grand Central Eatery at Sun Village, Surprise, AZ

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09/08/165:00pm to 7:00pmThomas Blair

Luke AFB Goodie Bags

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce goes to Luke Air Force Base every two weeks with a Goodie Bag. The purpose of the bag is for new Air Force personnel that have been transfered to Luke Air Force Base to become aware of the various businesses in the area. Come Drop off at least 50 of your businesses pens, coupons, flyers, brochures, etc. to be delivered to the Luke Air Force Base newcomers and those separating from active duty.
 

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09/12/168:00am to 3:00pmLinda Ford

Business Expo

The mission of the Business Expo is to help businesses and entrepreneurs acheive their business dreams.  Our one-day expo offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities plus a wide range of business-critical workshops, seminars, and presentations from industry experts.  The day will be fast paced and have dynamic presenters and lots of ideas to make you more successful and productive.

 
Mark your calendar, additional details coming soon.

COST:

LOCATION:






 
 
 

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09/16/1610:00am to 4:00pm

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!

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09/21/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

September Networking Breakfast

Join us for a morning full of networking, informative Chamber news, and a warm welcoming for new Chamber members. Attendees will be served a hot breakfast along with fresh coffee and juices, in a casual breakfast buffet setting.
 
COST:
$12 Member Admission
$25 Non Member Admission
$5 Extra for Walk-Ins (Seating not Guaranteed)


LOCATION:
The Colonnade, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, AZ 85374

TOPIC: 
TBD

 
 
 
 

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09/27/167:00am to 8:30am

WESTMARC 12th Annual Golf Classic

WESTMARC is proud to present our 12th Annual Golf Classic! You won't want to miss this year's Oktoberfest-themed event!

WESTMARC's Golf Classic is an excellent opportunity for golfers, and non-golfers to spend a day networking, experiencing a fabulous West Valley golf course, and enjoying our beautiful weather - all while supporting our organization and the West Valley.

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09/30/167:00am to 3:30pmKristina Vossler

The 5th Annual Art is Alive Arts & Crafts Festival

The 5th Annual Art is Alive Arts & Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1-9 PM and Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 9:30 AM-5 PM at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona. Events include Teen Skateboard Painting, “Ability-Not Disability” Art Activities, Corvette & Classic Car Show and much more. Local Artists’ Booths will be up, including art for sale.There will be food, beer and wine available to contribute to the day’s festivities. So be sure to mark your calendar for October 1-2, 2016 to attend the 5th Annual Art is Alive Arts & Cultural Festival. It’s bigger and better than ever.


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10/01/16
-10/02/16
1:00pm to 9:00pmConnie Whitlock

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!
 

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10/05/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!
 

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10/12/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Northwest Business Builders

The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to announce our new business-exclusive leads group.  The group meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15am in the Chamber Conference room.  For those interested in taking their business to the next level, visit this group with no commitment before you join.

Currently there are openings for a variety of business types, so please contact Rusty Tillman (President) or Dan Mitchell (Vice-President) for more information.

They’d love to have you join them!
 

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10/19/167:15am to 9:00amDan Mitchell

Understanding the Journey of Dementia

Speaker: Maribeth Gallagher,  psychiatric nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice, directs Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program, which has received national and international awards for its innovative approaches to dementia care. Dr. Gallagher’s commitment to improving dementia care was initially inspired by her own experiences as a family caregiver, sharing the journey with her loved one with dementia from diagnosis to death.

Join us to learn about dementia and what resources are available to help patients and families.

Participants will learn to:
*Understand dementia and how it progresses from early to advanced stages.

* Develop strategies for making and maintaining meaningful connections with the person with dementia.

*Value the caregiver role and explore ways to reduce stress.

 


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10/20/168:30am to 12:00pmBarbara Martinez


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