Make Success Happen - Business Seminars Sponsored by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Community College
Glendale, AZ, January 29, 2020 — Owning and managing a business can be overwhelming and stressful, especially if you don’t have all of the proper tools. By tools, we don’t mean wrenches, hammers or drills; we are referring to the proper business tools that are necessary for running a profitable and efficient business.
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Community College have teamed up to provide business owners and managers with the tools and knowledge they need to more effectively lead their organizations. The program is called Make Success Happen - Business Seminars and it starts on February 13, 2020 with a discussion on Cybersecurity and how you can protect your business from vicious malware and cyber attacks.
The seminars will be held once a month and will cover important business topics such as; business finance, human resources, social media advertising, hiring and recruiting, small business marketing and customer relationships to name a few. Each seminar will be led by a member of the Glendale Community College faculty; each of who have advanced degrees as well as real-world experience.
The seminars will cover situations and challenges that you face on a daily basis. Because the GCC faculty have worked in the business community, they are able to explain how standard academic principles can be applied to issues you constantly deal with.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this program to our members” stated Robert Heidt, President and CEO of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. “Our charter is to help our members grow their organizations and to be as successful as possible. This program fits in with our goal perfectly.” He added, “We were thrilled when GCC approached us with the idea because they have such a depth of knowledge that is invaluable to our members.
The seminars are held at Glendale Community College and the cost is free for members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. They are asking that attendees consider a $10 donation that will help fund the GCC Food Pantry, a service that supports approximately 1,000 hungry students every week.
“GCC is so proud to be able share our knowledge and resources with the members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. In addition to helping students achieve their academic goals; we want GCC to be a resource for the local business community. We are here to serve and this program is great example of how we continually work to fulfill our mission. — Teresa Leyba-Ruiz, Ed.D. President of Glendale Community College
The Make Success Happen - Business Seminar Series starts on February 13, 2020. The seminar will go from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and will be held at the Glendale Community College campus in the Student Union, room 104. Glendale Community College is located at 6000 West Olive.
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About Glendale Chamber of Commerce
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business organizations in the West Valley. The Glendale Chamber is a private, not-for-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 1,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its members and the business community. The Glendale Chamber builds its program of work around the three core principles: business connection, community impact and economic prosperity. It also focuses on positively impacting economic development, education and talent development, public policy, transportation and infrastructure, technology, as well as business attraction, retention, and expansion.
About Glendale Community College
Glendale Community College provides 41 Associates degrees, 61 certificate programs, and a range of non-degree offerings, all available to students in traditional, online and hybrid formats. Founded in 1965 to serve the northwestern part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the college is part of the Maricopa County Community Colleges District, has two campuses and enrolls approximately 26,000 students annually, and employs approximately 1,000 resident faculty, staff, and administrators with an operational budget of $83 million. Since 1965, Glendale Community College has educated over 500,000 students at two locations in the northwest valley: 6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ and 5727 W. Happy Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ.
Press conference announcing bi-partisan bill to update non-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Arizona State Capitol
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
A group of bipartisan legislators and community leaders will announce the introduction of SB1321, a bipartisan bill to extend Arizona’s current non-discrimination protections to gay and transgender Arizonans in employment, housing and public accommodations. This is the third consecutive year a LGBTQ inclusive non-discrimination bill has had bipartisan support at the Arizona Legislature.
Currently, only five municipalities have ordinances that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and Arizona has no statewide laws that protect gay and transgender individuals from being fired, denied housing or refused service. This limits Arizona’s ability to attract and retain top talent and business, hurts its national and global image, and damages overall economic sustainability, which is why an update is strongly supported by the business community. More than 3,200 businesses in Arizona have already voiced their support for LGBTQ inclusive non-discrimination by signing the UNITY Pledge. Further, 90% of Arizona’s top 50 employers include sexual orientation and gender identity in their non-discrimination policies. Further, a recent statewide poll showed support for inclusive non-discrimination at over 70% in the areas of employment, housing and public services among likely general election voters.
Faith leaders are also supporting the measure, "My faith teaches us that we are all God's children, and that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. The legislation will simply update Arizona's existing laws to ensure that our LGBTQ citizens are all treated equally and fairly," Reverend Troy Mendez, Dean of Trinity Cathedral added.
Historic Downtown Glendale is celebrating the start of the Lunar Year with an inaugural Full Moon Lantern Fest. This free event takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in Historic Downtown Glendale & Catlin Court, 7141 N. 59 Ave.
The event brings in the Year of the Rat during the first cycle of the Moon for 2020. This family-friendly, cultural themed event showcases Lion Dancers, Daiko Drummers and Martial Arts demonstrations. Activities also include Asian-inspired fashion shows and an interactive Moon Meditation Yoga.
“Join us in Historic Downtown Glendale to start off the Lunar Year and celebrate community and goodwill,” Hsiao Hsien Chu, event founder and Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine owner said.
In addition, a free event-themed art activity will be presented by the WHAM Art Association. The art activity is funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative. Visit wham-art.org. or glendaleaz.com/arts.
Many of the locally owned shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court will feature make and take activities, interactive demonstrations, store promotions and special sales throughout the day. In addition, shops will be decorated with colorful lantern streamers and will distribute traditional red envelopes with new year blessings, special offers and an ancient coin.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to participate in silent auctions and other fundraising activities including purchasing limited edition event T-shirts. Proceeds from the fundraising activities will benefit Acupuncturists without Borders. Acupuncturists without Borders mission is to provide immediate relief and recovery acupuncture services to global communities that are in crisis from disaster or human conflict.
The Full Moon Lantern Fest is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association, Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine, Glendale Ambassadors, City of Glendale Councilmember Bart Turner, Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Visit Glendale.
Check out VisitDowntownGlendale.com.
Glendale will host a Community Blood Drive Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Glendale Civic Center Annex, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, in two waves 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Services, along with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale’s Employee Wellness Committee and AZ Catering are supporting the mayor’s community event to help build up the blood bank reserves when they typically see the highest need and lowest donations. Vitalant issued a press release Jan. 6 announcing a nationwide critical shortage and urged donors to help those in need now.
“Last year we did a great job of meeting the need, by holding the largest blood drive ever in Glendale,” Mayor Jerry P. Weiers stated, “and I hope to continue that tradition this year with more donations, especially since we found out yesterday there is an even greater need.”
Blood donations help the national blood supply provide direly needed blood components to patients throughout the country. Every day in the United States, patients throughout emergency care facilities need approximately 35,000 blood products per week and in Arizona, local patients need at least 4,200 blood products.
“Your donation really can make a difference in saving lives,” Mayor Weiers stated.
The blood drive participation is open to anyone over 16 (minors must provide guardian signed permission form) and registrations are recommended. Participants can register online at bloodhero.com with the Sponsor Code of “Weiers.”
Registration allows participants to complete some of the necessary forms prior to their scheduled appointment as well as reduce wait time.
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The Glendale Chamber of Commerce put the spotlight on individuals who have given their effort and time to the chamber and community as well as making a significant difference towards success.
During the Nov. 27 Member Appreciation Event, individuals recognized included: Jennifer Brugger, of la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe, Brendan Gearty, of Gordon Graphics Inc., Maria Brunner, of the Board, Angelo Rossetti, of FCP Coaching and Marketing, Yvonne Knaack, of Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Jean Higginbotham, of Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Dr. Lily DeBlieux, of Pendergast Elementary School District.