The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee’s monthly luncheon took place on March 20 at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix/Chandler.
Ahwatukee Chamber Masters Charity Golf Tournament winning team, Geoff Erber, Jeff Groeger and not pictured Gabe Ramos and Bryon Gribbons
Attorney Dori Eden (far left) talks about her business at the Wake Up Ahwatukee Morning Mixer held at Washington Federal Bank in conjunction with New Paths to Healthcare.
L.A. Fitness celebrated their chamber membership with a ribbon cutting at their Ahwatukee location at 4836 E Chandler Blvd.
Chamber members from right to left, Francis Beltran, Ernst McComish, Michael Bond, Becky Zibert, Dawna Lepler and Lori Welty volunteer at the Chamber's golf tournament to benefit the Red, White and Boom Community Fireworks.
Cobblestone Auto Wash celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting recently. They are located at 7700 S. Autoplex Loop in Tempe.
Ahwatukee Toastmasters Alan Southergill and Nick Knight receive a certificate of achievement from Chamber President Anne Gill and Teri Hunter-Smith, CPA and In-AhwatukeeToastmasters President.
What do United States Congressman David Schweikert, State Senate Majority Leader John McComish, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCicco, Kedrick Ellison of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department, Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Shauer, Tempe Union High School Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Baca, and Pangea Development have in common?
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.
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