UNITE WITH A VOICE IN PUBLIC POLICY “The Glendale Chamber of Commerce, comprised of over 1,300 active members, is proud to partner with the other West Valley chambers to ensure our voice is heard and active on issues important to business and the West Valley.” — Robert Heidt
he West Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (WVCCA) provides coordination of shared programs and benefits to advance the common business interests of the Buckeye Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional and Wickenburg chambers of commerce. These chambers represent the “Voice of Business” for the towns and cities in the West Valley to include Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tolleson, Wickenburg and Youngtown. The Alliance also serves as the public policy advocacy body on issues impacting the business and economic climate of the areas served by the participating chambers of commerce. To help in this initiative the WVCCA has partnered with Fennemore Craig, a leading regional law firm, to represent the collective interests of businesses in the West Valley on public policy issues. A crucial part of a chamber’s role in the business community is advocating for pro-business policies. With
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this new partnership the WVCCA has committed to enhancing their effectiveness of advocacy for issues that impact West Valley businesses. West Valley chamber CEOs and representatives of Fennemore Craig will be attending meetings with legislators and lobbying to champion the issues important to the West Valley. The West Valley is a major economic driver in the state of Arizona. Increased legislative representation will help us to gain recognition for the economic impact being made. The purpose of partnering with Fennemore Craig is to give businesses a stronger voice in legislation and to represent the members that make up the six West Valley Chambers collectively. As busy business owners, it is difficult to follow legislative issues and attend public meetings. Therefore, the CEOs of the West Valley Chamber Al-
liance in partnership with Fennemore Craig will be there to mine the halls of government and promote pro-business legislation. “The Glendale Chamber of Commerce, comprised of over 1,300 active members, is proud to partner with the other West Valley chambers to ensure our voice is heard and active on issues important to business and the West Valley,” said Glendale Chamber President & CEO, Robert Heidt. The West Valley is continuing to grow rapidly, and the WVCCA is working diligently to ensure the business voice is heard in this trajectory. The chamber alliance exists to be a catalyst for business growth, a convener for leaders and influencers and a champion for stronger communities. Our advocacy efforts will help to ensure we stick to this purpose, creating a stronger West Valley for all.
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