Ahwatukee Children's Theater hosted the Chamber's April morning mixer giving chamber members a behind the scenes tour of the theater. Pictured areTonya Gray, ACT Board Chair, Michele Rubino, ACT Director, Martha Neese, ACT Board Member and Diane Cain, Board Member.
Gelie Akhenblit of NetworkingPhoenix.com spoke at the April 17 Women in Business Luncheon at the Foothills Golf Club. Pictured are Gelie Akhenblit, Janet Schwab, Chairwoman of Women in Business, and Ahwatukee Chamber President/CEO, Anne Gill.
Dr. Amy Puls, Jena Irby, Erica Cheshire and Anne Pierce at the Women in Business Luncheon.
Winners of the 2012 Chamber Master's Golf Tournament in their stunning red winner's jackets: Jason Brown (left) and Mark Tunney (right). Not Pictured: Elliot Ulrich and Dunston Simpson.
Chamber members attend the Design Source Furniture ribbon cutting.
Chamber President/CEO Anne Gill (right) sat down with the Turkish Chamber of Commerce to discuss chamber relations and advocacy.
Front row, left to right: Denise Delgado, 16, Chandler HS; Gabrielle Arias, 13, Bogle Jr. HS; Palina Acuna, 16, Seton HS; Hannah Durrett, 14, Chandler HS; Aline Lewis, 14, Chandler HS; Erin Murray, 14, Chandler HS; Alex Palmatier, 16, Chandler HS; Jocelyn Whiteneck, 17, Chandler HS; Jake X, 14, Hamilton HS. Back row, left to right: Sam Casarezm 17, Basha HS; Alaina Haws, 17, Hamilton HS; Mackenna Goodrich, 13, Bogle Jr. HS. Not shown: Katie Vasquez, 17, Valley Christian HS.
Mountain Park Senior Living celebrated their new location with a chamber ribbon cutting. Mountain Park officals are Jeff Kraus (holding the scissors) and John Sevo.
Business owner Darla Salem (left) of A-Peeling Faces Skin Care held a boutiqe at Florencia Pizza recently featuring local businesses such as Expressions Boutiqe owned by Leslie Grady-Atwood (right).
Foothills Family Medicine ribbon cutting.
Edward Fernandez, co-owner of Loco Patron presents a check to Chamber President Anne Gill from Loco's Monday night community fundraiser efforts. They raised $1400 for the Red, White and Boom Fireworks Festival to be held July 3rd at Ahwatukee Country Club.
Designer John Manross celebrated his new location with a chamber ribbon cutting. Designs by Manross is a full service decorative finishing company focused on refinishing and refacing cabinets, building custom cabinetry and refinishing furniture.
Nurse Practicioner Agnes Oblas markets her New Paths to Healthcare practice at a chamber morning mixer.
President Anne Gill and Membership Director Tom Lockhart at the Get to Know Your Chamber Breakfast
Sandra Saenz from Dream Team Communications speaks at the Women in Business meeting/luncheon in February.
La Estancia Nursing & Rehab Center ribbon cutting for their remodel.
La Estancia Nursing & Rehab Center shows off their new look at luncheon.
Kosama Complete Body Transformation celebrates one year in business. Owners Judd Hawkins and Randy Gerke.
How can you showcase your business in the parade or Spring Fling?
Jeremy Reeder has been named the new deputy director of the Maricopa County Library District (MCLD). He succeeds Cindy Kolaczynski, who was promoted to MCLD director and county librarian in late August.
Practicing what we have been preaching about the need to shop locally, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is partnering with a local business on our annual print Resource Guide and Directory. The Chamber’s 2013-14 Directory will be marketed, designed and produced through an agreement with the Ahwatukee Foothills News (AFN), the publisher of this newspaper and a chamber member. We believe this will be a valuable partnership for all chamber members and those who take advantage of this opportunity to get their message out to the public.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business is the proud host of Red, White and Beautiful and this year it is booming! Red, White and Beautiful is a unique girls’ night out of pampering and shopping just in time for Mother’s Day. Red, White and Beautiful began in June of 2010 as a fundraiser to support the community Red, White and Boom fireworks.
There has been an enormous amount of conversation about the federal Affordable Care Act since its passage three years ago, and sadly there has been a great deal of misinformation conveyed.
As the Internet continues its growth and small business works its way into today’s social realms, plenty of questions continue to arise.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities to build stronger business relationships at our signature events, luncheons and networking mixers. The chamber recognizes the importance of our role in supporting our local community and other surrounding areas. Our events and activities promote employment and economic growth due to the incredible amount of networks that are formed between residents and nearby businesses.
The real value of doing a business plan is not having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of research and thinking about your business in a systematic way.
Let’s face it, we live in uncertain times. With many large, iconic companies calling it quits and leaving the area, its left many consumers confused and disappointed with their actions and created a general lack of trust. But if we take a closer look around, we realize all we need is right here in our own community. Being a part of a community builds trust and character which we cannot sell or buy — it is earned. And it is earned by being involved; making our community a better place to live, play and shop.
Did you know that 77 percent of businesses that have a social media asset (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., account) have received at least one lead from that asset? If I told you that on average a person will spend 20 to 40 percent more with a business they have a relationship with on social media than someone they don’t, would you believe me? My next question is — are you making the most of your social media assets?
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce firmly believes that thriving businesses build a thriving community. The chamber is a visible business leader that advocates and drives business opportunities. Through business alliances, we are a catalyst for more than 450 member businesses and provide a regional voice benefiting our community.
We will remember 2012 as a year of change and extremely hard work by our board, staff and countless volunteers. As we wrap up the year, we thought we would take this opportunity to summarize what your Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has been up to since January of this year.
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