Thursday, January 24, 2013

Get 2 for 1 Season Pass to Celebration of Fine Art!

The 23rd Annual Celebration of Fine Art is in full swing.  As a Chamber member, you are invited to enjoy a 2 for 1 Season Pass!  Purchase one Pass, bring a friend for FREE and you’ll both enjoy unlimited admission through March 24, 2013.  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.  Located on the SW corner of Hayden Rd and Loop 101 in north Scottsdale.   The place where art lovers and artists connect!  Learn more at

Thursday, January 3, 2013

In Business Magazine Presents: Education Means Business Event

The In Business Magazine Education Means Business Event is a gathering of business professionals, educators, decision makers and leaders. The program includes an indepth business discussion with our Panel, who are the top business and education leaders in the Valley. The symposiumstyle event will include a gourmet lunch, a keynote speaker and participation by each Panelist in attendance. Attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with the Panelists at a VIP reception prior to the program.

The goal of the Symposium is to answer questions relative to the skills gap that Arizona is experiencing and what education and business are doing to fill that gap. Invited Panelists include: Ann Weaver Hart (University of Arizona), Robert Sarver (Western Alliance Bancorporation), Superintendent John Huppenthal (State of Arizona), Sue ClarkJohnson (Morrison Institute), Patrick Burkhart (Mesa Community College), Dr. Eugene Giovannini (Gateway Community College), Glenn Hamer (Arizona Chamber), Susan Carlson (Arizona Business & Education Coalition), Don Smith (SCF Arizona), Steven Zylstra (Arizona Technology Council) and others.

Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort, The Grand Ballroom
Time: 11:15am to 1:30pm

CLICK HERE for complete details

EVCCA Posts 2013 Legislative Priorities

The EVCCA, founded in 1999, is comprised of more than 7,000 businesses and seven local chambers: Apache Junction, led by Larry Johnson; Chandler, led by Terri Kimble; Gilbert, led by Kathy Tilque; Mesa, led by Peter Sterling; Queen Creek, led by Marquis Scott; Scottsdale, led by Rick Kidder; and Tempe, led by Mary Ann Miller. Business leaders representing each association meet monthly. Our purpose is to provide coordination in the advancement of common business interests.

Each year, EVCCA produces a report on the legislative priorities, which lists initiatives that have the most significance to East Valley businesses. The report outlines the legislative priorities for calendar ear 2013. The priorities include: Ballot Reform; Federal Health Care Implementation; Education Funding; Unemployment Benefit Reform; and Tort Reform.

CLICK HERE to download the full report.

Business owners in the East Valley need not feel helpless about government influence on their business. There is no excuse for ignorance. Each of us has the opportunity and responsibility to understand the issues and to get out and vote.

For additional info, please contact Terri Kimble, President/CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce: (480) 963-4571.