Political signs lining the streets declare the names and goals of candidates for several offices in the state of Arizona but across the East Valley and Ahwatukee Foothills, there are also signs calling some incumbent Republican legislators “liberal.”
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recently welcomed a new chair-elect and seven new members to its board of directors. Ed Munson of KPHO-TV will serve as the 2014-2015 board chair, succeeding Peter Hayes of Salt River Project, while Ken McMahon of CenturyLink has been named chair-elect.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (GPCC PAC) has endorsed 39 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the primary election on Aug. 24. The Chamber PAC spans over three decades of support for candidates in local and state races who have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and supportive of issues affecting business success in the greater Phoenix region and Arizona.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected eight deserving local companies as recipients of its 27th annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. This year, the GPCC recognizes two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity. The 2014 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced at a luncheon on Thursday, May 15 at the Arizona Biltmore. The 2014 honorees are:
The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Weeks of putting a good idea into an organized business plan have paid off for Mountain Pointe senior Sara Abrams, who was just awarded the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Scholarship for 2014.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Janelle Tassart as director of community relations. Tassart previously served as development and communications manager for Gompers Rehabilitation Center here in Phoenix. Tassart’s primary responsibilities at the Chamber will include strategic planning and implementation of special events and programs targeted to promote the growth and retention of business in the greater Phoenix area, along with recruiting and retaining sponsors for the Chamber’s events and programs.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2014 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses. Nominations, which can come from anyone in the community, are open until Jan. 8, 2014 and can be submitted through the chamber’s website at www.phoenixchamber.com/impact. The 2014 IMPACT Business of the Year recipients — one nominee with 250 or fewer employees and one with more than 250 employees — will be selected from the category award recipients and announced at the 27th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2014.
The Small Business Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), comprised of leaders of local small businesses, supports Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to restore Medicaid in the state of Arizona. About 74 percent of the GPCC’s member businesses employ between 1 and 50 employees, so the council’s decision is strongly representative of the chamber’s general membership’s sentiments.
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?
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald