Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort offers fun-filled July 4th weekend

Unite your family at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa this Fourth of July and enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend.

Offered from $149 per night, the “Red, White & Blue” package includes accommodations, patriotic themed family activities designed for resort guests to bask in the summer fun and an aerial viewing party from the resort’s grand lawn of the nearby Rawhide fireworks display from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Guests wishing to watch the fireworks from their room may secure a fireworks view room upgrade for $50 at the time of booking.

Adding to the fun, nearby Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse will host an array of activities including the “Star Spangled Shoot Out” from 5:30 - 11 p.m. July 4. While staying at the Sheraton, 5594 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler, your family will have convenient access to celebrate the holiday with cowboys, gunfights, food, fun, family and fireworks. Admission is $10 per person (ages 6 and up), and children 5 years old and under are free. Admission cost includes Rawhide attractions, entertainment and the aerial fireworks display.

To reserve your “Red, White and Blue” experience, call (602) 225-0100 or visit and mention the RWB2010 promotional code. This special promotion is available from July 2-4.


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, 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 or by calling (602) 234-4711. 


Foothills Floral Gallery hosts weekly flower happy hours

Foothills Floral Gallery at 4910 E. Ray Road hosts flower happy hours from noon to 5 p.m. every Friday featuring half price on select loose stems and 30% off all gift items (through July 31).

For information, call (480) 496-0202 or visit


Ahwatukee Chamber events

July 8, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, Free business counseling, Chamber offices. Call (480) 753-7676 for an appointment.

July 13, noon, Social Media Toolkit, Chamber offices. Group meets second Tuesdays. Bring your laptop if you have one.

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


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


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 or Judy Young at


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 July 21, Aug. 18, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17.

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.

Arizona Town Hall, Arizona Foundation for Women, Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus Pine Council, The Center for the Future of Arizona and The O’Connor House have created this day for people from all over the state to come together for innovative, action-oriented dialogue and personal action-planning to help solve some of the most pressing issues facing our state.

Details for the day include personal action planning and civic action breaks; broadening personal networks and personal leadership through discussions with other concerned citizens, candidates and elected officials from around the state; idea development and inspiration from top leaders from across the country and around the state including Frances Hesselbein, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Lattie Coor and others; and learning about and have access to resources, information and tools to make your mark.

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


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