Kimberly Lewis of Ahwatukee Foothills-based Sovereign Finance has been named to the board of directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Desert Southwest Chapter.
The board of directors drives the fundraising and outreach efforts of the Desert Southwest Chapter, which raised nearly $5 million in fiscal year 2009 through fundraising events such as The Promise Ball and annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.
JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. Since its inception, JDRF has provided nearly $1.4 billion to diabetes research worldwide. More than 85 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
For more information, visit www.jdrfdsw.org.
Donations needed for Red, White and Boom fireworks
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is inviting community members to make donations of $5 or more to help keep the Red, White and Boom fireworks show in Ahwatukee Foothills.
For a donation of $25 or more, be a “Friend of the Fireworks” and display a commemorative decal in your home, business or car.
This year’s fireworks will be on Saturday, July 3, at the Ahwatukee Country Club.
For more information or to make a donation, call (480) 753-7676 or visit www.ahwatukeechamber.com.
‘Boomer Bear’ offered to benefit fireworks
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is in the process of raising money for the 2010 Red, White and Boom Community Fireworks Celebration and is offering commemorative “Boomer Bears” for $15 each. Each plush bear stands 13 inches high and has a paw stamped with “2010.” The bears are made by Toy Town in Ahwatukee Foothills.
To purchase bears or donate to the Ahwatukee Red, White & Boom Fireworks, visit www.ahwatukeechamber.com.
Board of Director nominations
Preparations are under way for the Mountain Park Ranch Homeowners Association (MPRHOA) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Two of the five Board of Director positions will be voted on this year. Nominations are being accepted in the MPR office, 15425 S. 40th Place, Suite 4, for the open positions until July 8. Any member interested in serving should contact Jim Welch, executive director, at (480) 704-5000 or e-mail email@example.com for further information.
MPRHOA by-laws allow board members to serve two consecutive two-year terms.
For more information, visit www.mtparkranch.org.
Ahwatukee Chamber events
June 23, 8 to 9 a.m., LeadZSmart Networking Group, Chamber offices.
June 23, 6 to 9 p.m., Fireworks fundraiser, Ruffino Wine Tasting, 4902 E. Warner Road. $35 per person at the door.
June 24, 8 a.m., Get to Know Your Chamber, Chamber offices. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24, all day, Fireworks fundraiser, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, 4923 E. Chandler Blvd. Mention the fireworks.
June 26, Fireworks fundraiser, Rock Bottom Brewery, 14205 S. 50th St. Order a beer and say it is for the fireworks.
June 26, 6:30 p.m., LuLu’s “Night Golf” Tournament at The Lakes. 6:30 p.m. dinner and drinks, 8 p.m. night golf. $40 per person, includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, glow-in-the-dark ball and necklace, dinner and two drink tickets. Space limited. RSVP were due by June 18 to email@example.com or (480) 650-7975.
June 30, 8 to 9 a.m., LeadZSmart Networking Group, Chamber offices.
July 8, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, Free business counseling, Chamber offices. Call (480) 753-7676 for an appointment.
The Chamber offices are at 10235 S. 51st St., Suite 185. For more information, call (480) 753-7676 or visit www.ahwatukeechamber.com.
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.
Nominations open for annual Business in the Arts Awards
Nominations are being accepted in six categories for the 20th annual Business in the Arts Awards. Winners will be announced at the Business in the Arts Awards Breakfast, presented by Wells Fargo, taking place from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
The categories are Large Business Partner of the Year, Mid-Size Business Partner of the Year, Small Business Partner of the Year, Arts Organization of the Year, Arts Advocate of the Year and Arts Board Member of the Year.
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, July 5.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available at www.abcannualawardsbreakfast.org or by calling (602) 234-4711.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Interested in hosting 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.