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October 2014

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October Social Media Class-Bring your Questions!
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November: Membership Breakfast
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Surprise Health & Wellness Fair
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Business & Educators Breakfast
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November Business After Hours@Cool Blew Electric & Solar
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December Women in Business Luncheon
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December: Membership Breakfast

Online Registration has been Temporarily Suspended for this event

December Business After Hours@ Boyle Family Agency
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Events in the next 10 days...
Pink Ribbon Celebration Breast Cancer Education

Pink Ribbon Celebration  &
Breast Cancer Awareness and Education Series
With the recent addition of Two Hologic 3D Mammography systems to the Banner Del E. Webb Campus we have something to Celebrate!
Together let’s raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the West Valley  with better Breast Cancer Diagnosing, Treatment,  Resources, Education and Survivorship.
Join us September 12th as we kick off our Breast Cancer Awareness and Education Series for 2014 with our Pink Ribbon Celebration  
Women’s Diagnostic Services
Louisa Kellam Center for Women’s Health
Located in the hospital at
14502 W. Meeker Blvd
Auditoriums A & B
September 12
1:00 - 2:00   Pink Ribbon Celebration
· Introducing a New Level of Excellence
· Breast Cancer Survivors Speak Out
· What the Doctor Says
following the Celebration
The Right Ingredients—Breast Cancer Education Series:
2:00—3:30   Breast Cancer Education   Part One
· New Breast Imaging Technologies
· Keys to Better Breast Health
October 3
The Right Ingredients—Breast Cancer Education Series:
1:30—3:30 Breast Cancer Education Part Two
· Living with Breast Cancer
· I Have Cancer and I Am Beautiful
October 31
The Right Ingredients—Breast Cancer Education Series
1;30—3:30 Breast Cancer Education Part Three
· Breast Cancer Family Awareness
· Dealing with Side Effects
Register now at (602) 230-2273 (CARE ) or online at

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Sunset Business Golf League

Sunset Business Golf League
Hosted by: Sun City West
Open to all Surprise Regional Chamber members and their guests as well as our business partners in Sun City West.
Tuesday afternoon at 3pm – Shotgun start at one of the seven Sun City West golf courses
Starts Tuesday, September 16th and runs thru Tuesday, October 28th.
This golf league will consist of a seven week season with each team responsible for having four players play each week.  Team will be split into (2) twosomes and paired with another team.  Each week, nine-hole matches will be played and team results will be based on net best ball scores. 
Season Cost: $5 registration fee for each person to play on a team. This fee covers the entire season of play. You can have as many as 8 players on a team.  This would allow your team to have substitutions throughout the season.
Weekly Cost: $15 per player each week; includes green fee and cart fee for 9-holes.  Additional 9-hole rate of $10 will apply for those wanting to play more golf.
Prizes and points awarded each week for both teams and individuals.  Long drive, closest to the pin prizes, as well as a “deuce” pot will be available.
If you have an interest or want more information please contact Patrick O’Hara, Golf Operations Manager at the Recreation Centers of Sun City West.  Pat’s contact information is:
Office phone:  623.544.6499
Deadline for entry is Friday, September 12th   or when the first 8 teams sign up.

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Want to go on a FREE cruise on one of Norwegian's newest and amazing ships? Enter at my website for your chance to win.  The winner can choose the Norwegian Breakaway from NYC or the Getaway to the Caribbean.  This 7 Night Norwegian cruise is for two people in an Oceanview Stateroom. 

The winner will be announced November 3, 2014.  Prize worth approximately $2,500.

Call us today so we can share our passion and love for cruise and vacation travel. Be inspired to create dream vacations filled with "unforgetable" memories with family, friends, or simply a romantic couples vacation. Take advantage of our fantastic discounts, and exclusive offers today.

Good Luck everyone.  Tell you friends and family about the chance to log in and win!

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'A Brush with Victory' Exhibit

One-Of-A-Kind Bill Patterson Gatorade Victory Lane Paintings Will Be On Display Sept. 29-Nov. 11
PHOENIX – Phoenix International Raceway‘s unique collection of paintings by acclaimed artist Bill Patterson will be on display at the West Valley Arts HQ as part of the track’s 50th Anniversary season. ‘A Brush With Victory’ will open Sept. 29 and features 31 of Patterson’s paintings depicting some of the most memorable moments at the famed one-mile oval.
At each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at PIR, Patterson paints the finish of the race live in Gatorade Victory Lane, capturing the scene on canvas in time for the winning driver to sign the painting shortly after he emerges from his race car.
“We are excited to partner with the West Valley Arts Council and display this collection for the public at their Arts HQ gallery,” said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber. “Our 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the great moments in PIR history, and Bill’s paintings do a great job of bringing those moments to life.”
To commemorate PIR’s Golden Anniversary fans can celebrate the historic moments captured in Patterson’s paintings, such as Alan Kulwicki’s 1988 win in the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at PIR or Jeff Gordon’s 76th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win, tying him with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. Some of the biggest and brightest stars in motorsport history have turned a lap at PIR over the last 50 years, and Patterson brings those moments to life through art.
“This unique partnership will bring much exposure and new audiences to the Arts HQ and show a more colorful and creative side to PIR,” said WVAC Executive Director Bernadette Mills. “We are thrilled to showcase these action paintings by Bill Patterson that capture colorful moments in local history at Phoenix International Raceway.”
West Valley Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space - plus an outdoor courtyard - connected by a covered breezeway. These flexible spaces allow for a multitude of arts and cultural events, and can be adapted to meet various visual and performance requirements.
The West Valley Arts HQ is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise hours are Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About Phoenix International Raceway:
Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Host to some of the most notable moments in motorsports history, PIR will celebrate its 50th Anniversary throughout the entire 2014 season. As the only track in the West to have two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends a year, PIR will help kick off the 2014 NASCAR season with its traditional March date and round out the year with the semifinal race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in November. Tickets are available by visiting or calling 866-408-RACE (7223).
About West Valley Arts Council:
The West Valley Arts Council enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. For information on WVAC arts education programs, West Valley Arts HQ, or to become a Member, Donor, or Sponsor, please visit

West Valley Arts Council/Arts HQ
Contact: Rhiannon Miett


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Eat at Culver's to Support The TEARS Foundation

The TEARS Foundation is a local non-profit who seeks to compassionately lift the financial burden families face when their baby has died.  We also provide emotional support and cribs for kids.  

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The Cellular Connection Grand Opening /Ribbon Cutting

The Cellular Connection, a Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer is having a Grand Opening event. Miss Arizona will be on location doing a meet and greet with customers, taking pictures and signing autographs.

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Star Wars Day For

Surprise Dental & Denture is hosting a Star Wars Day charity event for The event will be held October 24th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at 13933 W. Grand Ave #302 Surprise, Az 85374. There will be food, carnival games, Bingo and more. Dream Dealers is providing a Black Jack table with "Princess Lea" as the dealer. Expect an appearance from the 501st Dune Garrison. The 501st are "Stormtroopers for charity."

Smile Train provides free surgery for children around the world born with cleft palate. 

Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars.

As a result of the support of donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile -- that's roughly 350 surgeries a day and 128,000+ every year.

Smile Trains goal, is to be the most well-managed and cost-efficient charity in the world with 83.8% funds going directly to program serves. With a very small staff of just 78 people worldwide, 14.5% funds forfundraising and only 1.7% for management and overhead, Smile train is well on its way. 

Join Surprise Dental & Denture for Star Wars Day to support Smile Train.

Star Wars Day For Smile Train is open to the public.

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SCW Firefighters Charities Carwash for the Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Sun City West Firefighters are supporting the cause by Going Pink for the Cure, cooking for the community, and washing cars.

Join your Sun City West Firefighters in showing support on Saturday, October 25th. Firefighters and support staff will be holding a Benefit Carwash from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 101 located at 19001 Camino Del Sol in Sun City West.  Stop by to get your car washed, eat a hamburger, and buy a pink shirt to help support breast cancer awareness.  Donations are always appreciated.  

Sun City West Firefighters will also be wearing pink uniform shirts during the weeks of October 20-30 to show their continued support of breast cancer awareness.

Donations made at community events or items purchased help support Cancer Support Networks.

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October Artwalk

Visit the October Artwalk on Dysart. Local artists display their work in wood, glass, fabric, acrylics, oil, water color, clay, wearable art and more. Something for everyone. This is a FREE indoor/ outdoor event for public.

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Social Media Class

This is the last event this year and has no charge for chamber members. You may purchase a breakfast pass for $5. Please arrive early if you wish to eat breakfast.

Non Members price is $10, which includes a breakfast pass.

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Arizona Charter Academy's Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Arizona Charter Academy's High School has expanded and we hope you can join us for our Open House!
Starts at 4pm
Ribbon Cutting 4:30

Tours, hors d'oeuvres and refreshements provided!

ACA is committed to excellence and providing the resources, space and facilities to equip our students. 

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Arizona Fall League Luncheon-Military Appreciation

The City of Surprise Community & Recreation Services and Major League Baseball are excited to announce the  Arizona Fall League “Military Appreciation Game” hosted at the Surprise Recreation Campus – Surprise Stadium on Saturday, November 8th at 6:08 pm.  The game featuring the Mesa Solar Sox and the Surprise Saguaros will televised on the MLB Network.
As a valued member of our community, we would like to invite you to attend a lunch meeting to learn more about the game and how we can pull together as a community to promote the upcoming Military Appreciation Game.  The lunch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th at 11:30 am at the Community & Recreation Services Department located at 15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, AZ  85374.  Please confirm your attendance by Friday, October 24th.  Questions, please call 623.222.2239.

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The Ghouls of Wallstreet

Please join me for:

The Ghouls of Wallstreet

We will enjoy wine and cheese while our Chief Investment Strategist,
Bob Blakemore, EVP,
will deliver a very seasonal topic "The Ghouls of Wallstreet"


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West Valley Symphony Great Early Romantics

Cal Stewart Kellogg conducting
The West Valley Symphony
in their 46th season
von Weber:  Euryanthe Overture
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra
with Guest Artist, Katherine McLin, violin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
At Valley Vista Performing Arts Center
15550 N. Parkview Place
Surprise AZ 85374


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