Kyrene Resource Center benefits from food drive

On May 13 the Keller Williams Sonoran Living team participated in Keller Williams’ Give Where You Live program. Each local office chose a charitable project to benefit its neighbors.

The Keller Williams Sonoran Living team energized community donors to contribute 75 complete family food boxes to the Kyrene Foundation for the benefit of the Kyrene Family Resource Center. In addition, two pickup truckloads of supplies were added to the food pantry at the Resource Center. 

Volunteers collected food, packed boxes, and delivered items to the Kyrene Family Resource Center at 1330 E. Dava Drive. 

For more information about the work of the foundation or to make a donation to the Resource Center, go to


East Valley Business Breakfast Group

The East Valley Business Breakfast Group meets on the third Thursdays of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Chandler Police Department, 251 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.

The EVBBG is a non-profit volunteer organization promoting growth of small, minority, women and diverse business owners. No membership is required, and services are provided by experts and professional mentors.

For more information, e-mail


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


Want to host a chamber 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.


Events at coming up at the chamber

• May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., Fireworks Fundraiser at Zoyo Yogurt, 4923 E. Chandler Blvd.

• May 28, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Fireworks Committee (community welcome), chamber offices.

• May 31, 8 to 9 a.m., Ahwatukee Chamber Professionals Networking, chamber offices.

• June 3, noon, Women in Business Lunch and Learn, chamber offices. Jane Stimmel will discuss “7 Habits of Highly Successful People.” $5. Bring your lunch. RSVP to

For more information, call (480) 753-7676 or visit


Shuttle service to the Salt River

Helix Transportation, a full-service party bus company, will provide a weekend shuttle service to the Salt River beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend. Helix has partnered with a downtown Tempe bar to offer the shuttle rides.

Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 29, buses will pick up groups from Tempe Trailer Park, 1001 E. Eighth St., and take them to the Salt River recreation area. The shuttles will leave every hour and can accommodate as many as 30 people at once. After 1 p.m., they will make only return trips from the river to Tempe Trailer Park. Final pick up from the Salt River will be at 5:30 p.m. No reservation is required, and the cost per person is $15 round trip.

For more information, visit or call at (623) 239-2004.


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