Calendar of Events - Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
March 2019

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Events in the month of March 2019
3/7/2019Chamber 101
Have you been thinking about joining the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce? Are you a new member and need help taking advantage of the Chamber's benefits? Or, have you been a member for a long time and need a refresher on what the Chamber can do to help you and your business? Then come out to Chamber 101!
Catering by Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

This event is FREE, but space is limited. Please call the Chamber at 623-932-2260 to RSVP and save yourself a seat!

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3/7/2019Basic Irrigation Repair and Timer Programming
Class will cover irrigation components, problems, basic repairs and programming your irrigation timer. 


To reserve a seat contact Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422 or by emailing   

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3/11/2019Starworld Martial Arts Spring Break Camp
Join us for our Spring Break Camp with different themes daily for kids age 6 and up!
3/11/18 - 3/15/18

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3/12/2019Save Taxes to Increase Your Bottom Line Lunch N Learn
"Save Taxes to Increase Your Bottom Line"
Learn the difference between strategic tax planning, tax avoidance, and tax evasion. Increase your bottom line.
The tax information is free ($250 value). Food will be provided for those that RSVP by March 11.

Presented by Randall Bingham, Financial Futures Tax Services
Event is held at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Please call the Chamber to reserve your seat & lunch 623-932-2260

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3/13/2019Benevilla Caregiver Connect
Benevilla is excited to announce their 1st “Caregiver Connect” event of 2019 will be held in the Southwest Valley. This educational event provides family caregivers with support and guidance to assist them on their care-giving journey.

The Benevilla Caregiver Connect event will be held Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Conference Center at Estrella Mountain Community College.

Call 623-584-4999 to register today.

There will be 3 exciting and informative presentations during the event. The keynote speaker is Dr. Holly Shill. Holly A. Shill, MD, is the Director of Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also has a position as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Dr. Shill received her medical degree from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She completed her internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Internal Medicine. Dr. Shill completed her residency in neurology and a fellowship in movement disorders at Barrow Neurological Institute. She then served as a clinical fellow at the National Institutes of Health, studying movement disorders. She has received numerous awards over the years including becoming a National Merit Scholar and being invited into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society.

Dr. Shill’s research interests include risk factors for the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease, the pathogenesis of Essential Tremor and innovative treatments for both Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor.

Additional expert speakers include Heather Mulder, the Outreach Program Manager from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Brenda Holt from AARP.

While at the Caregiver Connect event, family caregivers can get their pressing questions answered and collect free resources from many of our community senior care providers. A Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Resource Specialist will also be on-site for anyone needing one-on-one support.

There will be over 45 local senior services providers on hand to supply critical caregiver information to attendees. They also offer expert advice and direction on a myriad of topics including senior living options, home care choices, insurance alternatives, elder law and help with government programs.

Benevilla has been helping family caregivers since 1981 when they started their very first crisis counseling service. “The Benevilla founders were aware family caregivers were bearing a heavy burden when caring for their loved ones while trying to keep themselves healthy” says Benevilla President and CEO, Joanne Thomson. “Today, 30 to 60% of caregivers pass away from illnesses related to caregiver stress before the person they are caring for. That’s why getting family caregivers support and information is crucial for our aging communities and their families.”

Reservations are required. Please call 623-584-4999 to reserve your space today. There will be a complimentary breakfast hosted by Birt’s Bistro.

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3/14/2019Lunch N Learn Hits the Road: The Power of Zero When It Comes to the Tax You Pay

Lunch N Learn Hits the Road – The Power of Zero When It Comes to the Tax You Pay

Lifetyme Financial Group is holding two sessions of this great class.
  •   The first session will be from 11:30 – 1:00PM at Lux Offices, 12725 W. Indian School Rd., Ste. E-101, Avondale
  •   The second session will be from 7:00 – 8:30PM at the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., C-102, Goodyear
RSVP required, please call George Henderson at 623-695-1078.
3/14/2019Nature of Design: Rainwater Harvesting
Renovating your landscape?  Don't know where to start in designing? this class is for you. 
To reserve a seat contact Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422 or by emailing   

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3/16/2019Homeowners guide to desert lawn care (turf management)
Easy, practical advice to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful and water efficient lawn.  
To reserve a seat contact Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422 or by emailing   

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3/18/2019Lunch N Learn - How to Write a Press Release
"How to Write a Press Release"

Small-business owners are invited to learn one time-honored method for communicating with the staff of media-outlets at an upcoming workshop in the West Valley. "How to Write a Press Release" is the subject of our no-cost workshop at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
The one-hour workshop is open to the public and begins promptly at noon on Monday, March 18, 2019. The Chamber office is at 289 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Arizona.

Participants will leave this workshop with the skills needed to create a basic media release that respects the needs of both the business and the hard-working people in the media. "Every business needs to communicate better. Mastering the succinct and audience-focused media release is needed skill for any entrepreneur," says Sean Buvala, the workshop presenter. "In the short workshop, I'll teach the basics of the media release and what I have learned over the last 32 years of marketing my own business."

About Sean Buvala:
Sean is a west-valley resident and has been writing press-releases for decades. He's a professional speaking coach and an award-winning storyteller who travels nationally working with business and education clients.

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3/19/2019Historical Guest Speaker Donna Kafer
Donna Kafer, Legislative Chaplain, will share her remembrances of the people, places, and churches while growing up in Avondale/Goodyear. Her father worked at the naval air station.

We will also honor Dave Meese. President of the Three Rivers Historical Society

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3/21/2019Dominate the Search Engines - Lunch N Learn

Dominate the Search Engines
Do you know what Search Engine Optimization is? Chances are you have heard that term before but most business owners don’t really know what it means, nor the value that it brings with it. This seminar will cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization and why you should consider having it as a part of your marketing strategy, if you don’t already!

Presented by Chris Amos, DexYP|Thryv

Lunch sponsored by DexYP|Thryv, please call the Chamber to reserve your seat 623-932-2260

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3/21/2019Caring for your parents, Education for the Family Caregiver
Prevent Senior Hospitalizations: Caring for your parents: Education for the Family Caregiver

Whether an older adult is going into the hospital for the first time or is facing re-admission, a hospital stay can be bad news.

Medical experts agree that seniors who go into the hospital often don’t go home the same, or they don’t go home at all. Many factors can keep older adults from staying healthy during peak flu season or at times of the year when they are simply not taking good care of themselves.

This workshop will help you:

• Discover steps for a successful transition to home
• Learn the risk factors for hospitalization
• Understand the five important ways to keep seniors out of the hospital
• Share resources that can help keep seniors safe and healthy at home

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3/23/2019Women's Self Defense Class
Empower yourself by learning Self Defense!

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