October 18 - 31, 2014
Stay busy with the chamber through October SEND IN YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE FOR ‘DOING BUSINESS’ The SanTan Sun News would like to welcome new area businesses or existing ones that may be new to our readers. Submit information about your business for a “Doing Business” mini-business proﬁle in an upcoming issue of our publication, which is distributed to 35,000 homes, racks and boxes on the ﬁrst and third Saturdays of the month. Please include all of the following items: Name of business, name of owner(s), how long the business has existed, unique features, hours of operation, address, telephone number, website, email address. Also include an at least 300 dpi photo of the business owner or logo.
Throughout October, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of luncheons and meetings for its members and the community to enjoy. Numerous leads groups are also offered to help business owners network with their community. Events are held at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce office, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler, unless otherwise noted. To register, call (480) 963-4571, visit www.chandlerchamber.com or www. meetup.com/ChandlerChamber, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds are available within 72 hours of an event.
Women in Business to feature Sue Porter The Chandler Chamber Women in Business announced Sue Porter, founder and president of Dynamics Personal Development LLC, as the keynote speaker for its luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at SoHo 63, 63 E. Boston St., Chandler. Porter will present, “What Your Mama Didn’t Tell You About Being a Leader.” In this presentation, Porter will reveal the five levels one must master to be a successful leader that leaves a legacy. Even if individuals are entrepreneurs or solo business owners,
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they must learn to lead themselves first to lead their company to success. The Expert’s Lounge at 10:30 a.m. will feature top sales closer and trainer Melanie Lane, who will focus on the invaluable skills and tools necessary to increase sales, closing ratios and connect individuals with others in any sales situation. Being a former comedian and member of Second City, Lane’s style of teaching is fun, easy, experiential and interactive. Also at 10:30 a.m., the Education Salon presents Bobbie Potts, entrepreneur and marketing guru. She became the first woman in a large local company’s 25-year history to be awarded employee of the year for excellence. Join Potts and learn effective, enduring marketing strategies that will help grow a business. The keynote speaker and luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. Visit the Chamber’s website at www.chandlerchamber.com for registration and more information.
Arpaio featured at October Public Policy Group meeting The Chandler Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Group will meet 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Chandler chamber office, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. At the meeting, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
will discuss the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Arpaio is head of the nation’s third-largest sheriff’s office, which employs more than 3,400 people. He has been profiled in more than 4,500 U.S. and foreign newspapers, magazines and TV news programs. The meetings are open to the public. For more information contact the chamber at (480) 963-4571 or www. chandlerchamber.com.
Chamber members win When Work Works awards Four Chandler Chamber of Commerce members were winners of the 2014 When Work Works Awards, formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards. The Chandler chamber hosted the event at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. It celebrated companies for their workplace effectiveness, flexibility and for their exemplary workplace practices. The award winners were: Henry and Home LLP, ICAN, Microchip Technology Inc. and Whitneybell Perry Inc. “We are so proud of these amazing companies that have gone above and beyond in their workplace practices,” SEE CHAMBER PAGE 20