Norma McCormick

One of the ways the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce assists local businesses is with a membership drive taking place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at The Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St. It is the chamber’s chance to introduce businesses to their main benefits and have a little fun.

If you are a local business owner or work for a local business, this is the perfect time to learn what the 450 current chamber members already know.
Larry North, of Century Link, said, “I believe being visible and involved in the chamber reinforces our business advocacy, visibility and credibility. Those in turn create leads and the ability to contribute to the success of the partner businesses in the chamber and community.”
Is your business heating up, or still cooling down?
“Advertising for the Pecos Senior Center is important for us. We are in an odd location and the chamber gives us visibility,” said Pecos Senior Center Program Supervisor Terri Roza.
So join us June 6 as our guest and see first hand how the chamber’s referral programs, educational seminars, and community involvement are helping stoke the fires of a smoldering economy.
“The Ahwatukee chamber is unquestionably the quickest way to integrate into the local business community. As a result of my active participation, I’ve enjoyed significant business growth,” said Nick Knight, of Nick’s Computer Guys.

Check out the chamber and enter to win a free annual chamber membership. Sign up that night and save 20 percent on an annual membership. And current members who bring a prospective member are entered into a $100 cash drawing. Enjoy live entertainment from The Desert Island Band while networking with fellow business owners and leaders in the community.

Ask yourself, “Is my marketing effective? Am I getting the clients I want?” Membership in the chamber is more than just an annual investment; it is the opportunity to network with local like minded businesses and the chance to grow your business through contacts and referrals. You can grow your business through skills learned from the classes provided by the chamber, like SCORE mentoring, Toastmasters or a variety of seminars and workshops.
The chamber provides leads groups and networking events to assist businesses in their growth. Referrals are being made and money is exchanging hands. Local businesses are getting more exposure through the chamber’s website and community business directory. Whether your schedule allows for morning, noon or evenings, we have an event just for you.
Come as our guest and join us for our new Member Night on June 6 at the Grace Inn. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Desert Island Band performing your island tunes. There will be door prizes and a cash prize for anyone who brings a prospective new member. We look forward to seeing you there!

• Norma McCormick, owner of Clean n’ Fresh Cleaning Services, is a board member of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce.

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