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



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


Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Foundry Yoga on Monday, January 30th, at 12 PM. 

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1/30/202312:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley CHamber


The Southwest Valley Chamber will work to accelerate economic growth so that all the individuals in the City of Goodyear and the Southwest Valley community will have a fair shot at achieving their dreams of having a successful business. The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce an eight-week course designed to help current businesses and individuals looking to grow their business. This program is designed to take your organization to the next level by providing a hands-on learning experience on topics that include Access to Capital, Marketing your Business, and Small Business Management. 

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2/1/20238:00am to 11:00amSouthwest Valley CHamber


Join us for the Grand Opening of The Join Chiropractic! 

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2/1/202310:00am to 11:00amSouthwest Valley CHamber


Connect At Noon meets every Wednesday at Noon. Bring your best 30 second commercial. Donate a raffle gift for a full minute stand-up commercial time! There's a special menu for Chamber members, too. Everyone can visit twice as a guest, but this is a Chamber members-only group.

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2/1/202312:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley CHamber


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


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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2/6/20233:00 - 4:30 PM


Join Us for fabulous fun networking at the 'Bring a Gentleman to Lunch' Luncheon. We are excited to welcome our gentleman guests and will introduce them during the program. Register. We thank the Glendale Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring our event and appreciate all they do in our community.

Tuesday, February 7
11:30 am - 12 noon: Registration/Reception
Noon - 1:15 pm: Lunch & Program
Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria

$34 West Valley Women Members
$38  non-West Valley Women Members
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West Valley Women, where one can experience the Art of Networking. 

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2/7/202311:30am to 1:15pmLisa Platt


Connect At Noon meets every Wednesday at Noon. Bring your best 30 second commercial. Donate a raffle gift for a full minute stand-up commercial time! There's a special menu for Chamber members, too. Everyone can visit twice as a guest, but this is a Chamber members-only group.

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2/8/202312:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley CHamber


Mari Tautimes and Mark Stone from EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, will be joining us in February to discuss the common challenges facing business owners. 

 

The Southwest Valley Chamber has partnered with Prestamos CDFI, a division of Chicanos Pour La Causa (CPLC) to bring a series of free hour-long sessions.


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2/9/20239:00am to 10:00amSouthwest Valley CHamber


Join us for Chamber on Tap at Backstreet Asia! This restaurant offers an event venue featuring comedy nights, karaoke, and much more. This Chamber of Tap will be a night of surprises! Backstreet Asia, 965 E Van Buren St #123, Avondale.

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2/9/20235:00pm to 7:00pmSouthwest Valley CHamber


Facebook can get pretty complicated, even for marketing professionals. With constant updates, new options, and format changes, how does anyone keep up with it? Join us for an information packed session on the latest trends in Facebook, when/how often should you be posting, how to tap into your existing followers, how to get new followers, maximizing your presence in Facebook Groups, and so much more!
 


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2/13/202312:00pm to 1:00pmKalynn Silva


Connect At Noon meets every Wednesday at Noon. Bring your best 30 second commercial. Donate a raffle gift for a full minute stand-up commercial time! There's a special menu for Chamber members, too. Everyone can visit twice as a guest, but this is a Chamber members-only group.

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2/15/202312:00pm to 1:00pmSouthwest Valley CHamber


The Chamber's City to City Update Breakfast will bring together the Cities to share what’s happening in each city with the Chamber membership. Members will learn about the planned growth, incoming businesses, and city developments that are in progress.

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2/23/20237:30am to 9:00amSouthwest Valley Chamber


Ignite your calling for the outdoors, bring the family out for this free two-day festival. This festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, there is something for everyone during the best time of year to enjoy the Arizona weather.

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2/25/2023
-2/26/2023
10:00am to 3:00pmActive Avondale


Ignite your calling for the outdoors, bring the family out for this free two-day festival. This festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, there is something for everyone during the best time of year to enjoy the Arizona weather.

DATES: Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 2023

TIMES: 10AM - 3PM (BOTH DAYS) 

LOCATION: Tres Rios Base & Meridian Wildlife Area

ADDRESS: 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr. Avondale, AZ, 85323


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2/25/2023
-2/26/2023
10:00am to 3:00pmActive Avondale


As one of the fastest growing social media network, it is no wonder more and more businesses are turning to TikTok to grow their business. After all, TikTok has 1 billion monthly active users. It’s the place to see and be seen, which means ample opportunity for brands to engage with audiences in a whole new way.
 

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2/27/202312:00pm to 1:00pmRio Navarrette


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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3/6/20233:00 - 4:30 PM


This class will be a High Level Overview of the changes and updates for Facebook & Instagram.  It will give realtors an edge in their marketing efforts.  Class time is 8:45 am to Noon.

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3/7/20238:30am to 12:30pmLesa Connell


Have you ever heard the term, content is king? Well, you have now! A well-defined content strategy can make or break even the most successful businesses! With Google’s Core Vitals Algorithm update in 2021, user experience and content have never been more important. Learn how the experts are optimizing websites, creating new content, and how it can benefit your business. We will discuss items such as content for websites, blogging, social media, and more!
 

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3/13/202312:00pm to 1:00pmRio Navarrette


The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" has never been more true than it is in the visual age. In today's image obsessed world, every business owner needs to think about how they can use images to visually elevate their business. For small business owners looking to create a digital personality, cultivate a distinct brand identity and engage your audience, here, we'll discuss ways to visually elevate your business.
 

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3/27/202312:00pm to 1:00pmChelsey Koback


Did you know Google updates their algorithm thousands of times each year? Sometimes these updates are small, other times they are major! In this class, we will help educate you on some of the more important aspects of how websites are ranked on Google, how businesses can compete in a complicated digital world, and provide tips and tricks to get your website ranking up there with the big boys!
 

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4/10/202312:00pm to 1:00pmXavyer Burgos


Your Google Business Profile is a free feature from Google that helps business owners manage their online presence across the search engine and its growing portfolio of utilities, including Google Maps. In this class, we'll discuss various tips and tricks to make sure you are getting in front of your target audience and grow your business!
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4/24/202312:00pm to 1:00pmKalynn Silva


This class will be an in depth training on CANVA for marketing.  It will give realtors an edge in their marketing efforts.  Class time is 8:45 am to Noon.

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5/2/20238:30am to 12:30pmLesa Connell


Branding is one of those things that is often taken for granted in the marketing world. Most businesses are focused on lead generation, but seldom do they understand how their brand plays a part in that. In this class, we will review important branding tips to keep your business top of mind with consumers and how to develop a cohesive brand strategy to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to your other marketing efforts!
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5/8/202312:00pm to 1:00pmXavyer Burgos


When it comes to communicating the credibility of your brand to the world, PR is hands down one of the best channels. Contrary to what most people think, PR is one of the most cost-effective methods of raising brand awareness for your business and increasing sales. In this class we'll discuss how to create engaging content, reach out to local media sources and publications, engage influencers, and so much more!
 

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5/22/202312:00pm to 1:00pmXavyer Burgos


Email marketing is always one of those things that just seemingly gets left behind. Most common, business say they don’t like getting all those emails so why should they be sending them? The fact is, consumers do want to receive them, the key is making sure you are producing relevant content that keeps them engaged. Most email marketing campaigns fail because either the consumer didn’t sign up for the email or it wasn’t crafted well. In this class, we will cover both along with tips on getting customers to opt-in to your program and getting to know your ideal customer. In addition, we will discuss content strategies and how to keep your clients engaged!
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6/12/202312:00pm to 1:00pmRio Navarrette


With so many platforms coming to you with their hand out trying to get you to spend money with them, which one should you use? Everyone promises you the silver bullet but that hasn’t always been your experience. So which one will get you the biggest bang for your buck? Maybe you should invest in Google Adwords? Maybe you should do paid ads on Facebook? In this class, we will break down the top platforms for paid ads and how much should you be investing to see an ROI.
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7/10/202312:00pm to 1:00pmRio Navarrette


Google Analytics is probably one of the most important components of a successful marketing strategy. Why? Because Google Analytics provides an unbiased review of the numbers. In this class, you will learn how much traffic is coming to your site, how to measure the success of your advertising efforts, how to set conversion goals, and so much more!
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8/14/202312:00pm to 1:00pmKalynn Silva


Truth is, if you are just starting to plan for the holidays, you might need to catch up a bit. Fact is, the big box stores started planning for this in June and July! That is how important the next few months is for businesses! Think your business isn’t affected by holiday traffic? Think again! There is no vertical immune from the effects of the holiday spirit!
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9/11/202312:00pm to 1:00pmChelsey Koback


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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10/9/202312:00pm to 1:00pmXavyer Burgos


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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11/13/202312:00pm to 1:00pmChelsey Koback


Do you want to start 2024 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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12/11/202312:00pm to 1:00pmChelsey Koback


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