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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 11:00 pm

Chiropractor collecting change for kids

Back In Line Family Chiropractic is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley to collect spare change to help those in need. Community members are invited to drop spare change in the piggy bank at the practice, 15215 S. 48th St., Building 5, Suite 156, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley.

For more information, visit, or call (480) 704-8818.


Women in Business speed networking event

The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women In Business group is offering a speed networking event starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Marriott Courtyard, 920 N. 54th St., Chandler.

The event will be a fast and fun way to open your circle and impact your business. Participants will move around the room in a structured session, exchanging information with each attendee. Not only will you meet new people, but you will gain entrée to their networks, too, once they know more about you. Please come prepared with a one- or two-sentence description of your business. The cost is $25.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (480) 753-7676. Five dollars from every ticket will be donated to the Women In Business Scholarship Fund.


IKEA planning solar energy project

IKEA has announced that a solar energy system is planned for its store in Tempe. Pending remaining governmental permits, installation of solar panels on the roof of the store may begin in May, with completion expected in the fall. The 46,000-square-foot configuration will consist of two 300-kWh systems, each built with approximately 1,300 panels (for a total 2,600). IKEA Tempe’s solar program will produce approximately one million kWh of electricity annually for the store, offsetting 712 tons of carbon and equivalent to powering 86 homes.

This effort represents the third solar energy project for IKEA in the United States. A system is operational in Pittsburgh, Pa., and installation now is under way in Brooklyn, New York. 

For more information about IKEA, visit


Arizona Ecumenical Council is moving

The Arizona Ecumenical Council office is moving to the Pointe Business Plaza, 7227 N. 16th St. The current office will be closed from April 27 to May 7 to make the move. The council will share a large suite with the Evangelical Lutheran Church but will have its own entrance and reception area.

For more information, call (602) 468-3818 or visit


LeadZSmart business meetings on Wednesdays at chamber

A LeadZSmart Leads Group meets every Wednesday at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce, 10235 S. 51st St., Suite 185. A meet-and-greet starts at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 8 to 9 a.m.

All who attend will have a 60-second introduction at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a 10-minute member presentation. The meeting will also include a lead referral lesson and group discussion.

For more information, e-mail Christine Marek at or Judy Young at


Interested in hosting an event?

Hosting an event for the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is a way to get your business noticed.

Tuesday morning mixers are from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at a local business. Dates needing hosts are July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. Wednesday evening mixers are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, also at local businesses. Open dates are June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17.

For detailed hosting information, contact Christine at (480) 753-7676.

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