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Events in the month of August 2018
DateEvent
08/01/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

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08/02/18
8:00 Round Up Networking

 
SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group

Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

The location of the meeting is at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q 
located at 845 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ, 85338

To 
RSVP for that meeting either on our Meetup page (SMART Referrals Business Networking Group)https://www.meetup.com/S-M-A-R-T-Referrals-Southwest-Marketing-And-Referral-Team/events/llqndpyxcbxb/, on our Facebook Page (SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788576651215086/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/events/199226247299840/ by texting / calling me (Darren Mullins) at 602-499-6427, or by emailing me at darren.mullins@libertymutual.com.  

 

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08/02/18
Chamber 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.

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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08/03/18
Ribbon Cutting: Columbia College


Columbia College will be offering online classes starting Fall 2018. The Missouri based, post-secondary institution has opened their academic advising office in Goodyear, and will be expanding in the coming months. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will begin at Noon. They are located in the Goodyear Financial Center at, 250 N. Litchfield Rd., Ste. 202, Goodyear

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08/06/18
Alzheimers Association Desert Southwest Chapter Support Group Meeting

There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

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08/07/18
Fabulous Footwear Contest & Lunch

Join us for Fabulously Fun Networking at our Fabulous Footwear Contest & Lunch sponsored by Ascent Audiology and Redfin. Prizes will be awarded for the "Most Beautiful, So Sassy, Completes the Outfit, Most Practical, and Judges Choice" Footwear.  We are collecting new or gently used career type shoes that will be donated to Dress for Success Phoenix. To register, click here. 

Tuesday, August 7
Fabulous Footwear Contest & Lunch
11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria

Advanced Reservations are Required.
Click Here to RSVP.
$30.00 West Valley Women Members
$35.00 Non West Valley Women Members

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08/07/18
POT OF GOLD LIVE AUCTION

Pot Of Gold Live Auction
215 E Western Ave Avondale
623-935-9907
PotOfGoldEstate.com
Tuesday August 7th
Bidding Starts at 6:00 p.m.


400 Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Art, Firearms, Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Furniture, Coin-op, and the Unique and Rare! There is something for everyone!  Come and preview items starting at Noon on Auction Day.
Pot Of Gold knows how to treat their auction customers right… Auctions are indoor, air conditioned, with comfy chairs, food trucks, free cake and cookies, amazing treasures, and a whole lot of fun!
Can’t make the live auction? NO PROBLEM…
Bid online up to 1 hour before the auction starts. PotOfGoldEstate.com

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08/07/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
08/08/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
08/09/18
Smart Start: Say NO to Elevator Speeches

Just say no. Say NO to Elevator Speeches and become a Networking ROCK STAR. Learn to network your way, in a way that works for you.

Join Lisa Platt of West Valley Women for an informative class on #Networking.
What is it? Does it come with an instruction manual? Why do it? Join Lisa for a fun interactive workshop and learn how to navigate the maze of business networking. She will share the 5 Secrets to Successful Networking, 5 concepts when used together will help you become a confident networker.

Light snacks will be provided.
Seating is limited, please reserve your seat ahead of time by calling the Chamber at 623-932-2260.

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08/09/18
The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals

The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals "Lunchtime Business Builders" Networking Group is for small business owners and professionals located in the Southwest Valley

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08/09/18
Business After Hours: Ice Cream Social


 
Please join us for a fun and delicious ice cream party! Sponsored by the Chamber Events Committee, held at the Chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

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08/10/18
Friday Business Connections

FBC is "The Place" for business professionals to come together to CONNECT, learn, and share ideas. This networking event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! Bring your business cards, your brightest smile, and a friend.

Doors open at 7:30am.

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08/10/18
Icon Dental Ribbon Cutting


Icon Dental offers the most advanced and comprehensive dentistry available. Come meet Dr. Robert Badalov and his wonderful staff! The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will begin at Noon.

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08/13/18
Lunch N Learn - Aging at Home Independently: Risk, Benefits, Safety Concerns


Aging at Home Independently: Risk, Benefits, Safety Concerns.

When is it time to ask a family member for help or advocate for a loved one needing more help?

Dr. Livi will review some of the concerns associated with the elderly population in various settings including when living independently, with a family member as the primary caregiver, and communities like assisted living and memory care. He will review some of the challenges that elderly individuals and families face when deciding no the most appropriate level of care needed. Dr. Livi does have a mobile medical practice with experience in all of the care settings per above which does give him a unique perspective on this issue.

Class hosted by Hacienda Del Rey Assisted Living and Memory Care

Please feel free to bring in outside food and beverages.

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08/14/18
SBDC: Raising Capital - Funding Basics and Lender Insights

This Free 3 hour session is for any small business currently seeking funds to grow their existing business. The informative and interactive program opens with an education portion that covers basic information about commercial loans, types, sources, and how to prepare for lending requests.

Event will be held on August 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm at Estrella Mountain Community College.

Please click here to register or for more information

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08/14/18
Lunch N Learn - Financial & Marketing Secrets


Learn these financial and marketing secrets to explode revenue and obtain massive profits for your business - these simple yet effective ways will positively impact your bottom line!

Class hosted by Sandra Munier, Dream Business By Design, LLC

Food will be provided so please RSVP to Sandra at Sandra@dreambusinessbydesign.com

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08/14/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
08/15/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
08/15/18
Meet Your Candidates Night - City of Tolleson



Come hear from the Tolleson City Council candidates! You'll have a chance to ask questions and meet them personally.

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08/16/18
8:00 Round Up Networking

 
SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group

Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

The location of the meeting is at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q 
located at 845 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ, 85338

To 
RSVP for that meeting either on our Meetup page (SMART Referrals Business Networking Group)https://www.meetup.com/S-M-A-R-T-Referrals-Southwest-Marketing-And-Referral-Team/events/llqndpyxcbxb/, on our Facebook Page (SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788576651215086/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/events/199226247299840/ by texting / calling me (Darren Mullins) at 602-499-6427, or by emailing me at darren.mullins@libertymutual.com.  

 

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08/16/18
Class: Creating an Effective Marketing Plan

Part of the yearlong marketing series hosted by Dex-YP in partnership with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. This free training session is open to the public.

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08/16/18
Meet Your Candidates Night - City of Litchfield Park



Come hear from the Litchfield Park City Council candidates! You'll have a chance to ask questions and meet them personally.

more info...
08/20/18
Alzheimers Association Desert Southwest Chapter Support Group Meeting

There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

more info...
08/21/18
Lunch N Learn: HIPAA Compliance Workshop


This free course will meet federally mandate annual security continuing education requirement.

Course participants will learn the most recent Details of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA legislation) passed by Congress. This course will simplify the administrative components of the act.
Subjects covered include history and implementation requirements. This interpretation of HIPAA regulations is taught in plain English.

The most recent HIPAA regulations are reviewed including but not limited to:
* Privacy Standards
* Security Standards
* Uniform Identifier Standards
* Transaction and Code Set Standards

Many industry resources will be referenced. The information will assist medical providers, insurance carrier professionals understand mandated regulations so that they may be in Compliance.

Completing this course starts you on your way to being in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Attendance certificate provided at the end of the training

Food will be provided.
Class sponsored and taught by Martha Rodriguez, Health Tec Systems

Seating is limited, please reserve your seat ahead of time by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hipaa-compliant-workshop-free-tickets-48009436517

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08/21/18
POT OF GOLD LIVE AUCTION

Pot Of Gold Live Auction
215 E Western Ave Avondale
623-935-9907
PotOfGoldEstate.com
Tuesday August  21st
Bidding Starts at 6:00 p.m.


400 Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Art, Firearms, Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Furniture, Coin-op, and the Unique and Rare! There is something for everyone!  Come and preview items starting at Noon on Auction Day.
Pot Of Gold knows how to treat their auction customers right… Auctions are indoor, air conditioned, with comfy chairs, food trucks, free cake and cookies, amazing treasures, and a whole lot of fun!
Can’t make the live auction? NO PROBLEM…
Bid online up to 1 hour before the auction starts. PotOfGoldEstate.com

more info...
08/21/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
08/22/18
SW Valley Quarterly Breakfast

Join us for Fabulously Fun Networking and a twist of inspiration at the SW Valley Quarterly Breakfast sponsored by and held at Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R). We are thrilled to have Darcy Davis-Beghein, Heart Stream Life Coaching, present 3 C’s to Turn Purpose into Profit.  To register, click here. 

Wednesday, August 22
SW Valley Quarterly Breakfast
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R)
14200 Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, AZ  85338

Advanced Reservations are Required.
Click Here to RSVP.
$25.00 West Valley Women Members
$30.00 Non West Valley Women Members

more info...
08/22/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
08/23/18
The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals

The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals "Lunchtime Business Builders" Networking Group is for small business owners and professionals located in the Southwest Valley

more info...
08/23/18
West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo

Hosted by all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce at the Glendale Civic Center, the 2018 Biz 2 Biz Expo offers an unparalleled opportunity to check out businesses throughout the West Valley! Free to attend and open to the public, this highly productive event offers the perfect opportunity to find new vendors, resources, and deals for your business!

Like the name implies: it's business to business with members from all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce.

Exhibiting is a great way for others to learn about your business, feature your products, offer samples, and make connections at this dynamic event. This annual tabletop expo is THE business event for the West Valley.

While exhibit space is available only to Chamber Members, the event is free to attend.
EXHIBIT SPACE (maximum two tables per company):
Advanced Registration until 8/3/18:
– $225 per regular booth
– $275 per wall booth
– $300 per corner booth
Regular Registration starting 8/4/18:
– $275 per regular booth
– $325 per wall booth
– $350 per corner booth
*Add electricity for $75/table
 
 
Exhibit table includes (1) 8-foot draped table with linen cover and (2) chairs.
Registration is due by August 16, 2018
Space is available on a first come first serve basis only
Space is reserved when payment is received
(Only members in good standing of one of the six West Valley Chambers may exhibit)


Head over to https://www.southwestvalleychamber.org/biz-2-biz-expo.html for more information.

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08/24/18
Friday Business Connections

FBC is "The Place" for business professionals to come together to CONNECT, learn, and share ideas. This networking event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! Bring your business cards, your brightest smile, and a friend.

Doors open at 7:30am.

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08/24/18
Surprise Startup Weekend

You’ve probably heard it before: Much like having a business plan is crucial to launching and growing a business, having a marketing plan is critical to reaching customers and selling successfully. In short, marketing is the very core of your business. It’s important to have a plan of attack. For example, can you clearly identify your mission and what sets you apart from your competitors? It’s tough to market without tThryv is sponsoring the Surprise Startup Weekend event!

Your idea in 54 hours
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.his knowledge. Join us and learn more about how to create a successful marketing plan for your business.

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08/27/18
Lunch N Learn - Public Speaking for the Terrified

If you’d choose paper cuts over public speaking, this is for you.

Every business owner, artist, author and entrepreneur MUST network, connect, speak and communicate with other people, no matter how you might feel about public speaking. Let’s make it easier. Join us for our next “lunch and learn” session to help you become more comfortable in public speaking.

Sean Buvala from The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group runs you through fun, non-threatening, and easy story games to help you loosen up. He’ll share with you immediately-useful ways to increase your confidence as you develop, craft and share your story-based content and presentations.

Together, we will experience tips for how speak with others in a clear and calm manner. This lunch-and-learn is for all skill levels. Come terrified or terrific; it’ll be fun.

This is a body-and-voice interactive workshop that could really turn you into the chatterbox you know you need to be to get your business moving.

There is no charge for this workshop.

Please let us know if you will be attending 623-932-2260.


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08/27/18
Fitness in the Park

Ready! Set! Get Fit! – at FREE Fitness Classes
 
Shake up your exercise routine with the motivation of a group at Buckeye Recreations Department’s FREE workout programs Monday - Thursday evenings at Sundance Park from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Classes start the week of August 27 and are open to all ages, beginners and experts alike.  
 
This popular ongoing program offers a large park for your children to play in while you complete their one-hour workout with some of the most popular classes offered at gyms across the county.
 
It’s the same great music with excellent, certified instructors. The only difference is the classes are FREE and open to everyone. All you need is a water bottle and show up every day.  No need to pre-register either, just show up.
 
Here’s the schedule:
  • Mondays - Ignite Yoga where you learn yoga postures, breathing techniques and proper alignment.
  • Tuesdays - PiYo offers a high intensity low impact workout combining Pilates and Yoga moves.
  • Wednesdays - ZUMBA with international music and dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting aerobic workout.
  • Thursdays - CrossFit Fury, a full body workout that combines cardio, core training and more.
 
Excite your exercise routine, get out of the house and meet your neighbors.
 
Sundance Park is located at 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. Programs are offered in an open field. 
 
For more information about the program, please visit https://goo.gl/Bmpoi8 or call 623-349-6350.


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08/28/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
08/29/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...