By: Breanna Pope, Director of Marketing & Communications, Glendale Chamber of Commerce
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce holds over 100 dynamic events each year! These events are designed to connect and showcase businesses in the community. When local companies have connected, they are more likely to do business with one another, resulting in a stronger more prosperous economy. As a Chamber of Commerce, it is our mission to be a dependable resource for business referrals, and our events help us to achieve that goal. When it comes to our events, we like to recognize the unique relationship we have with our city government – this includes our Mayor, City Council, Economic Development Department, Glendale Police Department and other influential leaders. When you attend Glendale Chamber events, you are not only connecting with fellow business professionals, but you are given the opportunity to engage with city leaders.
Some of our key events include:
Business Over Breakfast: Every Wednesday morning, Chamber members kick start their day by attending this business building breakfast with the chance to speak to an audience about their business and listen to special presentations from neighboring businesses. By regularly attending this weekly event, you’re doing more than just promoting your business, you are given the opportunity to form relationships within the Chamber community.
Business After Hours: Each month, the Chamber holds a complimentary event where members gather together in a relaxed atmosphere to connect, share ideas and referrals and build their network. This is an excellent opportunity to become more engaged with leaders in the local business community, all while developing and fostering business-critical connections.
First Friday: Each month, this event will showcase a featured speaker and an opportunity for all members in attendance to introduce their company and/ or products and services. In addition to the great connections over breakfast, we have a Charity of Choice Sponsor, T. Wayne Cole 501c Realty Team, who donates $500 each month to a local nonprofit.
Coffee & Connections: This special complimentary quarterly networking event is a great way to meet with other Chamber members and make new connections, all before lunch! We encourage you and/or representatives from your company to join us for the entire time, 30 minutes or whatever fits into your schedule!
Annual Auction: As a not-for-profit organization, our Annual Auction is a critical tool that helps to support the Chamber’s program of work throughout the year. Occurring in the last quarter annually, this is an excellent opportunity for members, invited guests and community patrons to enjoy an evening of fun and excitement just prior to the holidays.
Annual State of the City Address & Dinner: Each year, the Chamber hosts the Mayor of Glendale for the Annual State of the City Address and Dinner. This informative community event makes for an elegant evening as we recognize accomplishments, present a vision for the future and graciously acknowledge those individuals and businesses that play a pivotal role in our community.
West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo: The West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo brings you the opportunity to strengthen your business connections with over 100 vendors and more than 500 attendees! Showcase your products and services by booking exhibit space, or simply attend to develop relationships with business all over the West Valley. This yearly event is produced in partnership with all six West Valley Chambers of Commerce (Buckeye, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional and Wickenburg).
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: Invite the Chamber out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for your business. The Chamber team along with City Council members and various other members will come out to show their support.
For more information on these events and others visit our website at glendaleazchamber.org.