Calendar of Events - Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Thank you for your interest in West Valley Business Exchange! We are a networking group that focuses on member relationships and creating warm leads and connections to those that need our services or want to learn more about what we do.

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5/19/2022
-5/25/2023
4:30pm to 5:30pmJennifer Lampe


Join us at Falcon Dunes Golf Course on Friday, November 18, 2022.

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7/18/2022
-11/17/2022
8:00am


5K for Women's Health Walk/Runhttps://youtu.be/-rGp2qtY4KQ

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9/25/20228:00am to 9:00amJanine McGhee


Vendor Appreciation Lunch.  We would like to say thank you for being a vendor with us and would like to invite others to join us in partnership!

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9/28/202211:00am to 3:00pmCecily Lewis


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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9/28/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


DON'T MISS THIS THRILLING 31-MILE BICYCLE RIDE THAT TAKES CYCLISTS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS AND ABILITIES ON AN EXTENDED TOUR THROUGH AVONDALE, AZ. THE CYCLE AVONDALE ROUTE OFFERS BEAUTIFUL VANTAGE POINTS OF THE ESTRELLA MOUNTAINS AND NEARBY WETLANDS, CULMINATING IN AN EXCLUSIVE MULTI-LAP RIDE ON THE FAMOUS PHOENIX RACEWAY TRACK.


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10/2/20227:00am to 11:30amKelsey English


There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

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10/3/20223:00 - 4:30 PM


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10/4/20227:30am to 8:30amSouthwest Valley Chamber


The community is invited to join us for fabulous fun at the Woman of the Year Luncheon. We are excited to recognize the accomplishments of Cathy Carlat, Mayor, Peoria, and present her with our 2022 Woman of the Year Award. Register.

We are thrilled to welcome our meeting sponsor, Ideal Insurance Agency,

We expect to sell out and ask you make your reservation early.
$34 ~ West Valley Women Members
$38 ~ non-West Valley Women Members

RSVP: https://bit.ly/3D7uxX4
Reservations close Friday, September 30.

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10/4/202211:30am to 1:15pmLisa Platt


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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10/5/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


Private Realtor Team Training - Meets th First Thursday of each month

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10/6/20228:45am to 11:15amLesa Connell


Join us for fun activities as we celebrate the opening of this brand-new park to our community. Activities include fitness fun, sport demos, food trucks, exhibitors, crafts and more. Join us for an all new dog friendly event: Barks & Treats! Bring your fury friends out for some treats and a chance to compete in a costume contest for a chance to win some goodies. 

DATE: Saturday, October 8, 2022 

TIMES: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

LOCATION: Alamar Park

ADDRESS: 4155 South El Mirage Road, Avondale, AZ 85323


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10/8/20229:00am to 1:00pmKelsey English



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10/8/202210:00am to 2:00pmErica Stephens


Hear from leaders in the industry on different aspects and issues facing the healthcare industry today.

Featured Panelists

Dr. Kevin Tulipana, Hospitalist and President/CEO, Arizona Market, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Hans Driessnack, CEO, Abrazo West Hospital
Robert D. Babyar, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Adelante Health Care
Aris mosley, MD, Psychiatrist/Medical Director, Valleywise Health

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10/11/20223:00pm to 4:30pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


The Board of Directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.

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10/12/20227:30am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber


The purpose of this committee is to provide Chamber members and the business community with a forum in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sectors; to meet and develop contacts; to share information and know-how; to create a channel of communication to the cities; create synergies across various industries; to share and highlight key trends, and to provide relevant insights for businesses to benefit and learn.

Committee Chair: Jeffrey Garza Walker, Cresa

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10/12/202210:00am to 11:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber of Commerce


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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10/12/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


Provides opportunities for Chamber members to network and grow their businesses through events. At the meetings, the BCC (Business Connection Committee) has networking opportunities and presentations on relevant learning topics.

Committee Chair: Paco Cerda, Paragon  

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10/12/20221:30pm to 3:00pmJoanna Escobar


Avondale celebrates its history and heritage during this multi-day festival that features favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Carnival, Parade, Western Stunt Shows, Fire Hose Frenzy, Live Music, and hands on activities, crafts, face painters, and more!

DATES: Thursday - Sunday | October 13 - 16, 2022
LOCATION: Old Town Avondale
ADDRESS: Historic Western Avenue, 351 E. Western Ave, Avondale, AZ

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10/13/2022
-10/16/2022
8:00am to 11:00pmActive Avondale


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10/13/20228:00am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber


Friday Business Connections

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10/14/20227:00am to 8:30amSouthwest Valley Chamber of Commerce


Video marketing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. What use to require a production crew can now be done with nothing more than a smartphone or a GoPro. In this class, we will have a team of industry professionals on hand to answer individual questions on video marketing and how your business can benefit! Oh, and be ready for a little camera time. We have a little surprise for you!


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10/14/202212:00pm to 1:00pmChristopher Amos


No Boundaries Marketing Group is proud to support small businesses across the country. As we celebrate our expansion into a new office, we are excited to host our first business mixer and ribbon cutting at the AZ TechCelerator in Surprise!

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10/14/20225:00pm to 8:00pmKalynn Silva


Join the City of Avondale as we celebrate its history and heritage during this multi-day festival that feature favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Historic Parade. The Parade starts at 9:00 A.M. with Check in Starting at 7:00 A.M. The parade route runs from Western Avenue to Litchfield Rd. East to 5th Street, then North to Agua Fria High School. Billy Moore Days is themed around the Wild West of Arizona, join the fun and decorate your float or vehicle in this theme.

We just ask kindly, to please be mindful that this event is tailored to family friendly fun. No profanity, inappropriate signage, behavior, music, etc. will be allowed.


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10/15/20227:00am to 11:00amActive Avondale


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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10/19/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


The Veteran's Appreciation Event will recognize and honor businesses and organizations in the community that support the Military and Veteran's in the community.


Registration is $20 for members, $30 for non-members 

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10/25/20227:30am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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10/26/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


Friday Business Connections  at West-MEC 

7am - 9am 

5405 N. 99th Ave, Glendale 85305

Large Conference room 

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10/28/20227:00am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber of Commerce


Saturday October 29th along with the City of Avondale we invite you to our  free family friendly 14th annual festival.

Featuring a community ofrenda, live entertainment, local vendors, food trucks, community resources, and much more!

 3900 N Santa Fe Trial, Avondale, AZ 85392


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10/29/20224:00pm to 8:00pmBallet Folklorico Esperanza


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11/1/20227:30am to 8:30amSouthwest Valley Chamber


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley is thrilled to partner with Phoenix Raceway, Avondale Toyota and the wonderful city of Avondale once again for this year’s Avondale Championship Open.

Join us for a great day of golf and goodwill to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley’s Bob Bové Branch – A Thornwood Legacy. Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise, community leaders, elected officials, and this year, NASCAR race-enthusiasts, will meet on the beautiful greens of Wigwam Golf Resort to network, celebrate a NASCAR championship week, and support a great cause for the youth in the West Valley.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! Sponsorship Opportunities are available beginning at $500.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Schedule (Subject to Change)
7:00am - Registration, Golfer Check-In Begins
8:00am - Shotgun Start, (Golfers in carts for announcements at 7:45 a.m.)
1:00pm - Lunch, Awards and Raffle Prizes

WHERE: Wigwam Golf Resort, 451 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

WHY: Enjoy a great day of golf with family and friends, all for a good cause. To date, the tournament has raised more than $600,000 to support positive programming for kids in the West Valley.


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11/2/20228:00am to 2:00pmJen Ensley


Networking at Noon is the premier weekly networking group in the Southwest Valley.  Join your fellow business professionals to network and share ideas. Be prepared to give your stand-up commercial!, meet some great people, and have a little fun!

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11/2/202212:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley Chamber


Private Realtor Team Training - Meets th First Thursday of each month

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11/3/20228:45am to 11:15amLesa Connell


At Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson's, we're honoring loved ones, raising funds, fighting Parkinson's disease and celebrating movement - proven to help manage Parkinson's symptoms.

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11/5/20229:00am to 12:00pmRobin Rhea


There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

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11/7/20223:00 - 4:30 PM


The Board of Directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization.

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11/9/20227:30am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber


The purpose of this committee is to provide Chamber members and the business community with a forum in the transportation, logistics and supply chain sectors; to meet and develop contacts; to share information and know-how; to create a channel of communication to the cities; create synergies across various industries; to share and highlight key trends, and to provide relevant insights for businesses to benefit and learn.

Committee Chair: Jeffrey Garza Walker, Cresa

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11/9/202210:00am to 11:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber of Commerce


Provides opportunities for Chamber members to network and grow their businesses through events. At the meetings, the BCC (Business Connection Committee) has networking opportunities and presentations on relevant learning topics.

Committee Chair: Paco Cerda, Paragon  

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11/9/20221:30pm to 3:00pmJoanna Escobar


Friday Business Connections

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11/11/20227:00am to 8:30amSouthwest Valley Chamber of Commerce


Did you know a customer’s first impression of your business is actually your website? That is why it is so important for businesses to put their best foot forward when it comes to their online presence. In this class, we will discuss the latest website trends, best practices, and how to make sure you are reaching the right target audience.


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11/11/202212:00pm to 1:00pmChristopher Amos


Join us at Falcon Dunes Golf Course on Friday, November 18, 2022.

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11/18/20228:00am to 2:00pm


Bring your favorite fishing poles and bait to this FREE event and compete for the title of best junior angler in Avondale! Partnering with City of Goodyear adaptive program

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11/19/20229:00am to 12:00pmStephanie Chavez-Dirzo


Private Realtor Team Training - Meets th First Thursday of each month

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12/1/20228:45am to 11:15amLesa Connell


Do you want to start 2023 off on the right foot? We thought you would! Marketing strategies are the foundation for success in a digital world. Why? Because with so many advertising opportunities out there, you need to strategize on who your target audience is, how you are going to reach them, and what to do if things aren’t going the way you planned!  In this class, we will review the 15 basic steps to creating a marketing strategy and how to execute on this strategy all year long!


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12/16/202212:00pm to 1:00pmChristopher Amos



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1/28/20234:00pm to 8:00pmANGELIA MALBREW


Arizona’s Premier Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival

                                   

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 

Dates:                         Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023 – KICK OFF TO SUPER BOWL LVII WEEK!!!

 
Gates Open & Close: Friday 4:00PM – 9PM; Saturday 7:00AM – 9PM; Sunday 7:00AM – 12PM (subject to change)
 

                                               Balloon Event Times: Morning “Road Runner Race” competition (Saturday and Sunday): 7:30AM – 8:30AM; Evening Glows (Friday & Saturday): 7:30PM – 9:00PM (times subject to change)

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Balloon Liftoffs & Glows times are always dependent upon weather conditions.

 
Location:                            Goodyear Ballpark – 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
 
Beneficiary:                       Valley of the Sun United Way - Valley of the Sun United Way’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty for Valley families. “We fight to end hunger in the classroom, to end homelessness, and to put a stop to financial instability.” A portion of ticket sales will go directly back to Valley of the Sun United Way programs. Join the fight, visit vsuw.org.
 
Attendance:                     Over 20,000 spectators are expected to enjoy this community and destination event.
                                             
Balloons:                             Up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate
 
Events:                                 The Arizona Balloon Classic – On Saturday and Sunday mornings, February 4th & 5th, the sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Road Runner & Coyote” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color.  Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off.  Photo taking is invited.
 
DESERT GLOWS & LASER SHOWS on Friday and Saturday evenings, February 3rd & 4th are our most popular attended events.  A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music. And our LASER SHOWS Dance to music on the Classic Stage.
 
Other Events:                     Hot Air Balloon rides, Family Fun Zone, BMX Stunt shows, Desert Winds Kite Festival, Hot Air Balloon Tether rides, Live Entertainment, sampling, and many other exciting events.  Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing. 
 
Street FoodFest:               Our “Street Foodfest” is set with a culinary experience including festival food favorites, “Beer Stations”, Live music on the “Classic” stage and more. Come hungry and stay for a while…
 
Admission:                         For any one day - $30 at the gate. DISCOUNT tickets on sale starting in November. Active Military and Children 12 & under are always FREE.  Group ticket packages available. General parking $5-$10. PLEASE NOTE, NO PETS ALLOWED. ALL BALLOONING EVENTS ARE DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS. RAIN CHECKS OFFERED TO OTHER BALLOON EVENTS DUE TO CANCELLATION.
 
Website:                     www.abcfest.com   
 

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2/3/2023
-2/5/2023
4:00pm to 10:00pmTim Matykiewicz


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