Upcoming events at The Foothills Golf Club

The Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive, is offering the following events:

Inaugural Support Our Youth Golf Tournament, 5 p.m. shotgun start, Saturday, July 31. Four-person scramble format, nine holes. Drink specials before and after event, along with after-event buffet. Door prizes, raffles and contest holes. Benefits Youth At Risk. Sign up in the pro shop or call (480) 460-4653.

92nd PGA Championship Pick a Pro Shamble, 7 a.m. shotgun start, Sunday, Aug. 15. $45 per player, two-person teams, includes golf, cart, GPS, barbecue buffet, prizes and gift cards to top five teams. Call (480) 460-4653 to reserve your spot.

Horse Race, 5 p.m. Fridays. All competitors start at the same time - only the best scores will advance. $5 (golf and cart), $5 prize fund. No reservations necessary.

Friday Fish Fry, 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Watch family-friendly movies and/or sporting events in the Theater Room.

Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

Happy Hour, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.

IKEA hosting school supply drive

IKEA Tempe is hosting a school supply drive through Aug. 20 to benefit Communities In Schools for Tempe and Kyrene communities. Supplies will be donated to the "Supplies 4 Students" program for children in need.

Supplies may be dropped off in the bin located by the exit doors at the store at 2110 W. IKEA Way, Tempe.

Edward Jones branch ranks no. 1 in client service excellence for the region

Richard A. Davenport and Gayle Bollinger of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Ahwatukee Foothills recently received the firm's Client Service Excellence award for their region.

"We are honored to receive this award," Davenport said. "The Client Service Excellence award is special because it is a direct reflection of the relationships we have with our clients."

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Edward Jones, which ranked No. 2 on Fortune magazines "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2010, is headquartered in St. Louis.

For more information, visit www.edwardjones.com. Its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

Free back pack safety checks at Great Choice Chiropractic

Dr. Greg Hauser of Great Choice Chiropractic is offering a free back pack safety check from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.

Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly can injure your child's back, neck and shoulders, which can lead to other health problems. Millions of kids injure their spine and don't even know it until later on in life when the damage becomes more permanent.

The clinic is open house-style, and parents are encouraged to bring children and their backpacks so that they can be fitted and educated on how to avoid injury.

Great Choice Chiropractic is located at 15810 S. 45th St., Suite 160, just south of Chandler Boulevard in the Ahwatukee Medical Center.

For more information, call (480) 704-6600.

LensCrafters back-to-school special

Good vision is an important aspect of back-to-school preparation that often gets overlooked. Eighty percent of what children learn is through vision, and an estimated 5.3 million children age 6 to 11 have a vision problem.

LensCrafters stores are hosting their semi-annual sale and will perform an eye examination for your child to determine vision needs. Purchase a pair of frames and get 50% off the prescription lenses. The sale is offered now until the end of August.

Additionally, LensCrafters offers a 30-Day Unconditional Guarantee that allows consumers to test drive prescription eyeglasses risk-free for 30 days. If you don't love them, return or exchange them within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.

The nearest LensCrafters location is in the Chandler Fashion Center at 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler.

For more information, visit www.LensCrafters.com or call (800) 522-5367.

Ahwatukee Chamber events

Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 5, Women in Business updates and meeting, Chamber Board Room, bring your own lunch.

Noon Sept. 2, Women in Business event, "Getting What You Want - No Matter What!" with keynote speaker Kandi Lee, award winning business owner. Mad Chef Gastropub, 1345 E. Chandler Blvd. Tickets are $25 in advance ($5 from each ticket will benefit the Women in Business Scholarship Fund).

Noon Oct. 7, Women in Business event, "Health, Happiness and a Heck of a Good Time!" Listen, laugh and cry with three guest speakers. Heidi's Event & Catering, 2095 W. 15th St., Tempe. Tickets are $30 in advance ($5 from each ticket will benefit breast cancer research).

6 p.m. Nov. 6, Women in Business red carpet event, "A Night to Remember." Awards dinner, entertainment and dancing. The Women in Business Palo Verde Award Winner and Women in Business Scholarship Recipient will be honored.

The Chamber offices are at 10235 S. 51st St., Suite 185. For more information, call (480) 753-7676 or visit www.ahwatukeechamber.com.

USCIS expands payment options at all domestic offices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning Oct. 1 domestic offices and U.S. territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, will no longer accept cash payment. Eliminating the acceptance of cash will reduce USCIS operating costs.

As an alternative to cash, customers may pay using checks (including personal checks), money orders and credit cards. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Processing of your application will not be affected by the use of an alternative payment method.

USCIS accepts credit cards in all field offices that accept payments. Accepted cards include Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Network.

USCIS International Operations offices, located in embassies internationally, may continue to accept cash.

For more information on USCIS payment options, visit www.uscis.gov.

Chandler Chamber needs golfers

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is looking for people who want to have a fun day of golfing while helping raise funds at the annual Chandler Chamber Golf Challenge. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler and features breakfast, goodie bags for golfers, raffles, a silent auction, team photos, golfer gift and awards luncheon.

Tournament fees are $175 for an individual player or $700 for a foursome. Corporate sponsorship foursomes are available. Raffle and auctions donations are also requested. Registration forms are available on the Chamber's website at www.chandlerchamber.com or by calling the Chamber.

Proceeds will be returned to the community through many business development programs and events presented by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.

To reserve your foursome or to advertise your business by donating a raffle item, call Karen Hall at (480) 963-4571.

Promote your business, cater Chamber breakfast

Are you a new business? Or, maybe an existing one that would like to donate your culinary selections to let people in the community get a taste of what you are all about? Then the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce's monthly Get to Know Your Chamber breakfast is the place for you! The breakfasts are generally attended by about 30 people that you would need to cater for.

If this is something you are interested in, contact Christine Hamel at (480) 753-7676.

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., Chandler.

The EVBBG is a not-for-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 evbizdev@gmail.com.

LeadZSmart business meetings on Wednesdays at chamber

A LeadZSmart Leads Group meets every Wednesday at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce, 10235 S. 51st Street, 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 intro at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a 10-minute member presentation. The meeting will also include a helpful lead referral lesson and group discussion.

For more information, e-mail Christine Marek at info@PhoenixMarketingLtd.com or Judy Young at judyyounghomes@cox.net.

Interested in hosting a chamber event?

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

Tuesday morning mixers are from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, and Wednesday evening mixers are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

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

Organizations come together to advance civic engagement and civil dialogue

Five of Arizona's premier organizations have joined forces as a collective catalyst for civic action to help advance the important interests of Arizona. The organizations involved in this special collaboration will host a unique event, It's Up to Me AZ: A Day of Civic Action, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Wyndham Phoenix Downtown, 50 E. Adams St.

All concerned Arizonans are invited to attend either half or full day. Individual full day tickets are $225, the luncheon only is $125 and dinner only is $150. Corporate tables and sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact Tara at (602) 252-9600 or Mary Lee at (602) 452-7000, ext. 7043. A special online portal has been established for this collaboration and event day registration at www.itsuptomeaz.org.


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