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Chamber 101 June 4, 2020
6/4/2020 - 6/4/2020
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Personalization - Re-Energize Your Email Marketing
6/18/2020 - 6/18/2020
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Chamber 101 Morning July 2, 2020
7/2/2020 - 7/2/2020
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Paid Ads-Where Should I Invest My Marketing Budget?
7/9/2020 - 7/9/2020
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Chamber 101 August 6, 2020
8/6/2020 - 8/6/2020
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Understanding The Numbers Google Analytics
8/20/2020 - 8/20/2020
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Chamber 101 September 3, 2020
9/3/2020 - 9/3/2020
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Holiday Marketing Prepare For The Holidays Now!
9/17/2020 - 9/17/2020
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Chamber 101 October 1, 2020
10/1/2020 - 10/1/2020
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Lights. Camera. Action! Video Marketing For Small Business
10/8/2020 - 10/8/2020
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Chamber 101 November 5, 2020
11/5/2020 - 11/5/2020
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Getting The Most Out Of Your Website
11/19/2020 - 11/19/2020
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Chamber 101 December 3, 2020
12/3/2020 - 12/3/2020
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Creating A Marketing Strategy For 2021
12/17/2020 - 12/17/2020
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Events in the month of December 2019
DateEvent
12/2/2019
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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12/2/2019
Name Your Niche Marketing Class by Jennifer Polansky

Open to all SWV Chamber members & businesses.
Join us for some ideas on how to make your Niche work for you!

JEN WILL DISCUSS:

• Marketing Theories & Strategies
• Discovering Your Niche
• Marketing Pieces & Ideas
• Ask Me Anything!
20 Min. Q & A

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12/3/2019
Estrella Toastmasters Meeting

Come out and join the Estrella Toastmasters group, they meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:45am at the Chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

https://www.facebook.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.meetup.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.toastmasters.org/Pathways-Overview

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12/3/2019
Holiday Luncheon

Come join us for fabulously fun networking at our annual Holiday Luncheon sponsored by First Bank. We are excited to have Lorraine Bossé-Smith inspire us with "Tame the Technology Monster for a Happy Holiday."  Please click here to register.

Tuesday, December 3
Click Here to Register
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ

 

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12/3/2019
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...
12/5/2019
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., 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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12/5/2019
Fa La La After Hours

Escape the Holiday chaos & join us December 5th at Liv Goodyear for our Fa La La After Hours! Prepare yourself for LOTS of snacks, drinks and stress relieving activities.

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12/6/2019
Berkshire Hathaway Ribbon Cutting

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12/7/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions-AZ CCW 6hr Class (East Valley)

During this 6-hour non-shooting course we will review the basic components of legal Concealed Carry Weapons, mental awareness, interactions with law enforcement and how to properly plan for before and after a self-defense conflict. All necessary paperwork will be provided and your application and fingerprint cards will be completed during class. Following the completion of the course, you will be able to submit your completed packet to DPS for a Concealed Weapons Permit issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
 

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12/7/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


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12/7/2019
Avondale Winterfest

Celebrate the holidays at Avondale City Hall on Saturday, December 7th. Activities will include snow, kids crafts, live entertainment, and food vendors. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also be there to flip the switch that lights up the festival! This event is free to attend and open to all ages.
 


 

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12/8/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


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12/9/2019
Cheddars Scratch Kitchen Ribbon Cutting

Join us in welcoming Cheddars Scratch Kitchen to the Southwest Valley and the Chamber family!

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12/10/2019
Estrella Toastmasters Meeting

Come out and join the Estrella Toastmasters group, they meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:45am at the Chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

https://www.facebook.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.meetup.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.toastmasters.org/Pathways-Overview

more info...
12/10/2019
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...
12/11/2019
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting

This meeting is open to Members of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Time: 7:30 - 9:00AM
Location: Chamber Office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

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12/11/2019
Fairfield Inn and Suites Tolleson Ribbon Cutting

Join us for Snacks and drinks at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Ribbon Cutting!

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12/12/2019
Navy Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting

Help us welcome Navy Federal Credit Union to the Southwest Valley Family! Attend our Ribbon Cutting December 12th, 2019 at 9:30 AM

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12/13/2019
Friday Business Connections at Ascent Audiology

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.

This event is free for Chamber Members and first-time attendees, there is a $5 cash only attendance fee for returning non-members.

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12/13/2019
2019 Inaugural Holiday Luncheon and Fundraising Gala supporting JONAZ House

Join chamber member Vision Strategic Financial Group as they host their Inaugural Holiday Luncheon and Fundraising Gala supporting JONAZ House on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. Federal and state political leaders, civic organizations, community leaders and many more are expected to be in attendance as this will be the event of the year to attend.  

The keynote speaker will be Brenda Combs, Ed.D., who is a two-time New York Times best selling author, Chief Executive of BRC Publishing, and business executive and personal motivator whose story fits the mold of both the mission of Vision Strategic Financial Group and the honoree JONAZ House.   Live music will also be provided by Morris Kelly and the Jazz Ensemble. 

If interested in purchasing a table of six seats,  you will be allowed one free full-page advertisement in black and white in the souvenir journal for the event.  Tickets for the event are $150.00 per person, $225.00 VIP package, $250.00 per couple, and $750.00 per table of six with full-page advertisement. 

Formore information about the Gala or to purchase tickets, visit www.visionsfg.com, or purchase by phone at (888) 847-6734 Option 0.  You may also request tickets or an advertising package via email at info.teamvfg@gmail.com. 

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12/13/2019
Hacienda Del Rey Ribbon Cutting

Be apart of welcoming Hacienda Del Rey to the Southwest Valley Family. Attend the Ribbon Cutting December 13th, 2019

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12/13/2019
Luces de Navidad

The City of Tolleson would like to invite you, your family and friends to its annual Luces de Navidad Street Festival on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th. The street festival will be held on Van Buren Street between 91st and 94th Avenues. Admission is free for all activities. Food trucks and craft vendors will be on site.
This year’s event will feature live musical entertainment by local favorites Barrio Latino, New Frequency band and a special performance by J.R. Gomez Y Los Conjunto Bandits.
Our traditional light parade down Van Buren Street begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night.
Our Kids’ Zone will feature carnival rides, ice skating rink, face painting, holiday crafts, kids contests and pictures with Santa Claus.
Free Event Parking
Parking will be available at the northeast and southeast corners of 91st Avenue and Van Buren Street. ADA parking will be available at the southwest corner of 91st Avenue & Van Buren Street.

For event details and up-to-date happenings visit us at www.tollesonaz.org/events

 

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12/14/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions-AZ CCW 6hr Class (East Valley)

During this 6-hour non-shooting course we will review the basic components of legal Concealed Carry Weapons, mental awareness, interactions with law enforcement and how to properly plan for before and after a self-defense conflict. All necessary paperwork will be provided and your application and fingerprint cards will be completed during class. Following the completion of the course, you will be able to submit your completed packet to DPS for a Concealed Weapons Permit issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
 

more info...
12/14/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions - Pistol Precision

This introductory course is designed around learning the fundamental skills behind shooting handguns both safely and accurately. The Pistol Precision course is designed for those who have been shooting for a while but need to learn how to be more accurate. Course instruction includes hands on dry-fire practice and live fire exercises designed to improve your shooting skills.
 

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Universal Firearm Safety
  • Grip, stance, sight alignment, trigger squeeze
  • Precision shooting techniques/ Diagnosing your target
  • Great preparation for students interested in moving on to more advanced shooting courses

more info...
12/14/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


more info...
12/14/2019
Groundbreaking- Academy of Math and Science

We’re Breaking Ground!
 
Join us for free food, bounce houses, face painting and more…
 
Interested in advertising your services, come set up a table for free!
(602) 584-6625
 

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12/14/2019
Yates Buick GMC Community Appreciation Day

Come out to Yates Buick GMC Community Appreciation Day December 14th, 2019!  Join us for a live band, food trucks, petting zoo and a visit from Santa. 
Proceeds benefiting local veterans and their surviving spouses.
Official Drop Sit for Toys For Tots
**FREE FOR EVERYONE**

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12/14/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions - Holster Fundamentals

Holster Fundamentals builds upon the skills found in the Precision Pistol course. This course focuses on precision and speed from the holster. This course will teach you exercises to help you become proficient with drawing your handgun quickly and accurately place rounds on target. Our goal is to get you down to 1.5 seconds before end of class.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Proper methods to draw from the holster
  • Accuracy with shooting the first shot from the holster
  • Multi-round shots & follow through
  • Appropriate sight picture at various target distances
  • Shooting under stress and follow through assessment

more info...
12/15/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


more info...
12/15/2019
Litchfield Park Museum Holiday Open House

The Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum will have a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15th. Come see our latest exhibits: Stagecoaches to Spacecraft, which details the history of Goodyear and Avondale, and The Spanish Flu of 1918: A Pandemic’s Local Legacy, which examines the impact of this event in the Southwest Valley and in Arizona. Enjoy Holiday cheer in Aunt Mary’s 1941 home and a kids craft activity from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

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12/16/2019
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...
12/16/2019
Creating a Successful Marketing Plan for 2020

Start the 2020 off on the right foot! As a business, planning is everything. Unless you have deep pockets and money hanging from a tree, chances are you need to scrutinize how every dollar is spent. Most businesses at some point in time have created a business plan and/or a marketing plan, but did you ever follow through with it? Have you updated it? We’ve got a few tips and suggestions on how you can put together a solid marketing plan for 2020 and get your business on track for the new year! In this class, we will discuss hot trends for 2020, how to properly diversify your marketing budget between traditional and online advertising, how to track your ROI, and how to make adjustments when things just aren't working out the way you planned!

Content Covered: Marketing Strategy, Social Media, SEO, Websites, Public Relations, PPC

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12/17/2019
Estrella Toastmasters Meeting

Come out and join the Estrella Toastmasters group, they meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:45am at the Chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

https://www.facebook.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.meetup.com/EstrellaToastmasters

https://www.toastmasters.org/Pathways-Overview

more info...
12/17/2019
Chamber Events Committee Meeting

Come and see what our Chamber Events Committee is all about! New members welcomed. Held at The Chamber, 289 N. Litchfield Rd.

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12/17/2019
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...
12/18/2019
Residence Inn Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Join us at the Residence Inn to celebrate their Grand Opening!  The ribbon cutting will be at 11:30 AM followed by food, drinks, entertainment, and prizes!

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12/20/2019
Viewing of our New Lobby Mural by Local Artist, Anthony Galto

Please join us to attend the viewing of our new lobby mural painted by, Local Artist and Teacher at
Desert Edge HS. The Mural highlights landmarks in the Southwest Valley, Schools and Arizona History.
Refreshments and snacks during the event

 

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12/21/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions-AZ CCW 6hr Class (East Valley)

During this 6-hour non-shooting course we will review the basic components of legal Concealed Carry Weapons, mental awareness, interactions with law enforcement and how to properly plan for before and after a self-defense conflict. All necessary paperwork will be provided and your application and fingerprint cards will be completed during class. Following the completion of the course, you will be able to submit your completed packet to DPS for a Concealed Weapons Permit issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
 

more info...
12/21/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions - EDC Essentials

EDC Essentials 

The EDC Essentials course builds upon the skills found in the Holster Fundamentals course and on your own personal experience. This course focuses on the more complex thinking on your feet required for defensive carry. This course will take you out of the comfort zone of what you think you know and present you will real life scenarios and judgmental shooting. This is an 7-8 hour class not including lunch.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Accuracy with shooting the first shot from the holster
  • Multi-round shots & follow through
  • Reloads and malfunctions under timed induced stress
  • Shooting under timed induced stress and follow through assessment
  • Judgmental shooting

more info...
12/21/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


more info...
12/21/2019
"A Tale of Two Sisters" Art Exhibition

This is a special Art Exhibition in the West Valley area hosted by "a Beacon of Hope" in support of our two artistic daughters expressing their God-gifted talents to our community. A Painter and Character Animator. A fun 2-hour event to observe their skills at The Avondale Hilton Gardens Hotel.

This is a fund-raising event in support of their talents to further their awareness. Join us by donating to this event by using the following link: ataleoftwosistersartexhibition.splashthat.com

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12/22/2019
Breakfast with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at THE WIGWAM

LITCHFIELD’S FROM 9-11AM
SATURDAYS AND SELECT SUNDAYS

Saturdays: November 30 – December 21
Sundays: December 8 – December 22

Enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and holiday crafts with Santa!
$25 adult | $12 child (ages 4-12) & 3 and under are complimentary.

Reservations Required. 


more info...
12/23/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/24/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/24/2019
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...
12/25/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/25/2019
Christmas Day Dining at The Wigwam

Indulge in a delectable buffet with a menu crafted of elegant Holiday favorites.

WIGWAM BALLROOM
Christmas Day Buffet from 12–4pm
$54 adult | $22 child (ages 4-12)
Christmas Day buffet favorites include savory cauliflower chowder, wood fired leg of lamb, herb roasted prime rib, and savory sides

LITCHFIELD’S
Dinner from 3-7pm
$62 adult | $22 child (ages 4-12)
3-course prix fixe menu.
Start off with a fresh salad or squash soup, indulge in a smoked ham or turkey breast, scottish salmon or prime rib, and finish off with chef-inspired decadent deserts.


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12/26/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/27/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/28/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions-AZ CCW 6hr Class (East Valley)

During this 6-hour non-shooting course we will review the basic components of legal Concealed Carry Weapons, mental awareness, interactions with law enforcement and how to properly plan for before and after a self-defense conflict. All necessary paperwork will be provided and your application and fingerprint cards will be completed during class. Following the completion of the course, you will be able to submit your completed packet to DPS for a Concealed Weapons Permit issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
 

more info...
12/28/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions - Pistol Precision

This introductory course is designed around learning the fundamental skills behind shooting handguns both safely and accurately. The Pistol Precision course is designed for those who have been shooting for a while but need to learn how to be more accurate. Course instruction includes hands on dry-fire practice and live fire exercises designed to improve your shooting skills.
 

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Universal Firearm Safety
  • grip, stance, sight alignment, trigger squeeze
  • Precision shooting techniques/ Diagnosing your target
  • Great preparation for students interested in moving on to more advanced shooting courses

more info...
12/28/2019
Dynamic Combative Solutions - Holster Fundamentals

Holster Fundamentals builds upon the skills found in the Precision Pistol course. This course focuses on precision and speed from the holster. This course will teach you exercises to help you become proficient with drawing your handgun quickly and accurately place rounds on target. Our goal is to get you down to 1.5 seconds before end of class.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Proper methods to draw from the holster
  • Accuracy with shooting the first shot from the holster
  • Multi-round shots & follow through
  • Appropriate sight picture at various target distances
  • Shooting under stress and follow through assessment

more info...
12/30/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/31/2019
Chamber Office Closed

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday December 23 - January 1 2020. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00am.

Please remember to thank our military, police, fire, other first responders and their families for watching over us during the holiday.

12/31/2019
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...