Dear Chamber Member:
behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased to present
the 1999 edition of the Chamber Member Buyers
Guide and Regional Profile.
This publication is the result of new
direction and focus of our organization to provide
an enhanced image to our members and the Glendale
area business community.
We believe you will find this magazine
a valuable guide in your day-to-day business and
encourage you to "buy Chamber" when purchasing goods and services. We
also encourage you to become familiar with the many Chamber programs
and services listed in order for you to take full advantage
of your membership.
During the past year, the Chamber's
Board of Directors and staff have focused on long-range planning, strengthening
our relations with local government officials, upgrading office technology
and developing financial and marketing strategies to better position
ourselves as a leader among the West Valley chambers.
This will be a pivotal year for our
organization as we look to: build our membership base, retire our building
debt and develop new programs and services for our members while expanding
I look forward to working with our Board
of Directors and new President, Don Rinehart, to foster the continued
growth and prosperity of our business community.
U.S. West Communications
Chairman of the Board
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|Chairman of the Board
||U.S. West Communications
|| Gail Meyers
|| Luke Federal Credit Union
||The Pritchard Group
|| Fred Maihofer
||Estrella Mountain Community College
|| Richard Brown
|| Norwest Bank
|| Anna Krzywiec
||Elan Travel/American Express
||Air Rapid Printing
||Zs Fine Jewelry
|| Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center
||Dr. Tessa Martinez-Pollack
||Glendale Community College
|| Mead & Associates
||Cucina Tagliani Restauran
||William E. Toops
|| Glendale Star/Pueblo Publishers
||Colonel Michael Hazen
||Luke Air Force Bas
||Mayor Elaine Scruggs
||City of Glendale
|V.P. Chamber Operations/Member Consultant
|V.P. Marketing & Events/Member
|| Mary Santilli
|Director of Administrative Services
|Administrative Services Assistant
|| Della Rivas
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Glendale Chamber of Commerce is a business association consisting of
voluntary membership and a professional staff.
In the greater Glendale area, the Chamber's
700 members represent the varied aspects of the business world. From
local retail, trade and professional services
to manufacturing and exporting, Chamber member businesses provide goods
and services, jobs and tax revenue to benefit
the area's economy.
The Chamber serves the business community
as the voice of commerce, provides programs and services to improve
the economic environment for its members and supplies leadership for
improving the quality of life.
For area residents and newcomers, the
Chamber is a reliable source for community information
and a dependable resource for business referrals. General information
and business referrals are available by phone
(602 937-4754 or
1-800-IDSUNNY) Monday - Friday, and
24 hours a day by accessing our web site at www.glendaleazchamber.org.
The Chamber office building is located in downtown Glendale at 7105
N. 59th Avenue and serves as a visitors center with a wide variety of
brochures, maps, and information about the Glendale area, our business
membership and the state of Arizona.
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The overall goal of the Chamber is to
position itself as a major action and influential organization
in Glendale and the West Valley, through well-balanced programming that
is implemented and communicated effectively.
Specific goals for 1999, as determined
by the Chamber's Board of Directors, are:
- Continue efforts to encourage the personal involvement
of members in Chamber programs and activities
- Develop and implement a comprehensive member needs
assessment program to identify future Chamber programs and services
- Implement renewed efforts to increase membership
and member retention
- Continue pro-active economic development efforts
in partnership with the City of Glendale
- Develop new community marketing publications in partnership
with the City of Glendale
- Monitor area growth and transportation issues
- Conduct periodic business briefings to allow members
to better communicate business interests to local and state elected
- Maintain and strengthen relationships with elected
city officials and staff
- Work with Westmarc and other area chambers to insure
West Valley representation on state boards and commissions
- Develop joint programs with other West Valley chambers
to create a more regional focus on issues of mutual importance
- Support educational programs to train qualified,
- Provide support to area organizations in marketing
major community events
- Strengthen relationship with Luke Air Force Base
through the Volunteer Appreciation and Luke
Shoot-Out Golf programs
- Monitor encroachment and base closure issues involving
- Assist with new base personnel orientation and spousal
Board of Directors & Staff
- Develop strategies to retire Chamber office building
debt by 2000
- Develop a balanced budget and performance-based programs
- Upgrade office technology and develop an interactive
Internet web site
- Investigate the establishment of a 501(C)(3) foundation
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Marketing & Networking
Sponsor - Your business can provide a quality item for either
the "silent" or "live" auction at our annual
Blender Host - Each month the
Chamber sponsors a membership networking event at a member's place
of business. Sponsoring is a great way to
introduce your business to area business people.
Blender Showcase - At each
monthly Blender, members have the opportunity to showcase their
businesses in a mini-trade show atmosphere.
Business to Business Trade
Show - The Chamber sponsors an annual business to business
trade show which provides members the unique opportunity to showcase
their products and services to other members in an 8'x10' exhibit
Direct Mail Promotion -
Membership mailing labels/disks are available for purchase and
give members direct access to a prime audience of business prospects.
Event Sponsorship - Your
business can choose one of many Chamber-sponsored programs and
events to market your product or services. From a Golf Hole Sponsorship
to an Event Title Sponsorship, fees vary based on program or event.
Leads Groups - Weekly leads
groups meet to exchange qualified leads and referrals in order
to generate business for each other.
Luke AFB "Shoot-Out" Golf Tournament
- Annual golf outing to promote relations between Luke Air
Force Base personnel, area businesses and government officials.
In addition to playing in the tournament, a variety of sponsorship
opportunities are available to members.
Mailing Inserts - Each
month the Chamber mails the PULSE (Chamber Newsletter) to over
1,100 locations. Members can include an 81/2" x 11" mailing insertion.
Message On Hold - On a
daily basis, dozens of callers to the Chamber must be placed on
hold for up to one minute. Members now have the opportunity to
advertise their businesses or services with monthly advertising
spots. These spots will be customized to deliver your message
to many potential customers.
New Homeowner Leads - Members
can advertise their businesses to up to 1,000 new West Valley
homeowners each month.
Relocation Inquiry Link-Up
- Over 3,000 people per year contact the Glendale Chamber
of Commerce requesting information about
moving to Glendale. For just $100 per year, your business can
receive a weekly listing of these inquiries.
Small Business Procurement
Conference - Annual program where members can market their
products and services to area corporate,
government and educational institution purchasing agents.
Visitor Center Brochures -
Include your rack-size brochures in the Chamber's Visitor Center
area at no charge.
Women in Business Conference/Trade
Show - Annual Chamber-sponsored event providing members with
a series of workshops and exhibits to give
exposure to other members and business owners.
Community Map & Relocation
Guide - The community map and relocation guide is an actual
street map with an index for users to find specific destinations
and which also includes valuable relocation and tourism information.
Advertising space is available to members wishing to heighten
their visibility to tourists, relocation
inquiries and new residents.
Community Profile & Member
Buyers Guide - The community profile and member buyers
guide contains information on the City of Glendale and surrounding
areas. Included in the magazine is a directory listing of Chamber
members. Advertising space is available to members wishing to
heighten their visibility to corporate relocation inquiries, Chamber
members and visitors to the Glendale area.
"PULSE" Monthly Newsletter
- Monthly publication to Chamber members is included in membership
investment. This Chamber newsletter is mailed monthly to member
businesses. The Pulse offers our members the opportunity to increase
their visibility through advertising and keeps the membership
informed of member issues and events as well as other important
Cellular Phone Service -
The Chamber offers considerable savings on base and time rates
with various providers.
Internet Services - Your
business receives international exposure via the Chamber's web
site. Additionally the Chamber site offers program and member
information, demographics, relocation information and links to
related sites. The Chamber offers a number of internet and web
page design services to members at reduced rates.
Long Distance Services -
Plans are available which save members money on business and residential
Merchant BankCard Processing
- Plans are available for processing your customers' credit
and debit cards for their purchases.
Mortgage Program - Program
which allows homeowners to save money on new and refinanced mortgages.
Pager Services - Pager
services are available at special member monthly rates through
various preferred providers.
PrePaid Legal Services - Chamber
members and their employees may access affordable legal expense
benefit plans. Providing legal assistance from will preparation
to litigation, the plans can provide significant savings over
services purchased separately.
Vehicle Fleet Purchase Program
- Purchase vehicles through specified Chamber member vehicle
dealerships and receive fleet discount prices.
Dental, Disability, Health
(including Chiropractic), Life and Vision - Various plans
are available at special member group rates.
St. Luke's Employee Assistance
- This plan makes available to our members professional counseling
at special monthly premiums structured at a savings rate of 40%
to any Chamber employer or employee. Special programs are also
available to Chamber members.
Worker's Compensation -
Special programs available to Chamber members.
Entertainment and Recreation
Arizona Highways - Arizona
Highways offers Chamber members and their employees a discount
on selected items from its catalog (excluding Arizona Highways
Magazine) when ordering through the Chamber.
Castles N Coasters -
The Chamber has special rates for all-day unlimited ride and gold
passes at a significant savings for Chamber members and their
"The Deck" Coupon Book -
"Buy One, Get One Free" coupon booklet with restaurant and entertainment
IMAX Theater Scottsdale -
Chamber members and their employees can enjoy savings on admission
at the Scottsdale IMAX Theater. Tickets are good for double feature
San Diego Ticket Program -
Chamber members and their employees can purchase tickets to
Sea World of California at the Chamber office with great savings
per ticket! We are the only Chamber in Arizona authorized to offer
Sea World tickets for purchase. Also available
are San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park discount coupons.
Business Counseling - The
Chamber offers members one-on-one business counseling through
SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
and Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Counseling
is available by appointment only.
Business Referrals - The
Chamber receives thousands of requests for recommendations on
goods and services to be purchased in the
Glendale area. We refer these newcomers, visitors and area residents
to members first.
Business Seminars - You
are invited to attend periodic seminars or workshops that the
Chamber hosts or co-sponsors on topics affecting
the Glendale area business community.
Certificates of Origin -
The Chamber provides our corporate seal for certificates of origin
as a service to member firms exporting products outside the United
Committees and Task Forces
- Opportunities for involvement abound with the various projects,
task forces and committees that are a part of the Chamber. Members
may become involved with planning an awards banquet, interacting
with local and area government officials, working to resolve a
community issue or simply attending a Chamber special event.
Clubs & Organizations -
Listings of area clubs and organizations, updated annually, are
available to members at no charge.
Facts & Figures - Area
demographics and resource publications are available from the
Chamber for members and relocating businesses
to assist them in making informed business decisions.
Good Morning Glendale! Breakfasts
- The Chamber hosts regular membership breakfast meetings
with speakers and programs on a variety
of business topics.
Meeting Facilities - Members
have access to the Chamber's conference room to hold business
meetings, seminars or press conferences.
Membership Plaque - Your
membership investment with the Chamber entitles you to a personalized
membership plaque which, displayed at your place of business,
shows you are a progressive business that has invested in the
Chamber and community. It also adds credibility to your business.
Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings
- The Chamber provides ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking
ceremonies to our members who are new to
the area, completing a remodeling project, moving to a new location
or celebrating a special event.
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