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The City Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for the city’s Chairman’s Circle Membership and general support services at a cost of $20,000 per year.
The city is a long-standing member of the chamber, which was established as part of the Glendale business community in 1927.
The chamber is a private, nonprofit, membership-driven organization whose mission is to serve the business community, provide programs and services to improve the economic environment, and serve as a reliable source for community information and business referrals.
Since October 2013, when current Chamber President Robert Heidt took over leadership, the chamber has grown from 475 members to more than 1,200, becoming one of the largest in the state of Arizona.
What could be better than a stroll through Historic Downtown Glendale on a summer evening? Think of one thing — the chance to win prizes while you stroll.
Visit Glendale and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with the downtown business community to put on the Summer Scavenger Stroll. While visitors shop, dine and stroll, they will encounter clues that will give them points and chances to win prizes.
Between 4 and 8 p.m. June 2, head to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce to pick up a map and start hunting. While shopping or dining, search for clues. The more clues one finds, the more points he or she will earn for chances to win prizes, which are provided by participating Downtown Glendale merchants. Last year’s prizes exceeded $600 in retail value.
Visitors will end the evening at Spinning Wheel Antiques & Gifts, 7015 N. 58th Ave., to turn in clues and attend the prize drawings. Bob and Sara Yarrow, owners of Spinning Wheel Antiques & Gifts, are coordinating the downtown event. Their shop has many vintage items, as well as Destination Christmas with year-round holiday treasures.
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 275. For more information about the event, call Spinning Wheel Antiques & Gifts at 623-703-2071. Admission and parking are free. Parking is available in the adjacent garage, just north of Glenn Drive, between 58th Avenue and 58th Drive.
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Glendale’s Tiki-Rific Mother’s Day Celebration in Paradise will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 in Historic Downtown Glendale.
The tiki-themed event is designed to make mothers feel pampered and appreciated on their special day. An information booth with an event map and information will be located in the northeast corner of Murphy Park. The first 100 mothers to visit the booth will receive a lei. The celebration will include free group Hula-Hoop lessons, hosted and sponsored by merchants, as well as a tiki-themed photo station. In addition, an air-conditioned shuttle will be on hand to transport attendees throughout the downtown area.
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Soon-to-be West Valley graduates who have committed to military service were honored during the second annual Induction Ceremony April 28 at Calvary Church in Glendale.
The event was hosted by the Glendale Office of the Mayor and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee.
The ceremony began with remarks from Master of Ceremonies Jeffery J. Turner, Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee chairman, followed by the posting of the colors by the Civil Air Patrol, 388th Composite Squadron.
Mayor Jerry Weiers frequently tells officials at groundbreakings, “Here we grow again,” and he did it again April 10 when the city broke ground on the new Aloft Hotel at the Westgate Entertainment District.
“Everyone knows I like saying, ‘Here we grow again,’ and it is exciting to say it today,” Weiers said. “This is a big addition to the Westgate area and I am really excited about this expansion.”
The new hotel, located at the corner of 91st and Glendale avenues, is a 2.4-acre property next to Westgate, which has turned into one of the premier entertainment destinations in the region.
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The 100-room, four-story Aloft Hotel officially is under construction with Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony at Westgate. The new hotel is designed with millennials or Generation Y in mind. Located in the Westgate Entertainment District, the new Aloft-Glendale plans to open in January 2019 or in about ten months. From the information sheet at the groundbreaking, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, “Aloft’s business model providing a hip, modern atmosphere at an affordable price."