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Economic experts expect steady growth, low unemployment for 2017

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

Steady, improving employment numbers at both the local and national levels are the highlight of an ongoing, eight-year economic recovery, which saw unemployment as high as 10 percent. With unemployment hovering around 5 percent now, top Valley economists say this is likely “as good as it’s going to get” recovery-wise for the foreseeable future. Economists… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces new board leadership

nonprofit board member

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) added new leaders and 17 new members to its board of directors. Daniel Froetscher, senior vice president of transmission, distribution & customers at APS, will serve as the 2016-2017 board chair, succeeding Ken McMahon of CenturyLink. Mike McCann, senior vice president and division manager at JP Morgan Chase, has been named chair-elect. The 2016-2017 board will focus on growing… Read More →

Sen. John McCain talks trade in Arizona

John McCain

With anti-trade rhetoric coming from both sides of this upcoming presidential election, Sen. John McCain offered his stance on why trade is of high importance to Arizona’s economy, Tuesday morning during a keynote speech. During the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce‘s Political Insider series with the senator, he said you don’t have to look much… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce names ATHENA finalists


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its ATHENA Awards as it continues its 29-year tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley businesswomen. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as an… Read More →

GPCC appoints Kevin Quigley as general counsel


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce appointed Quarles & Brady LLP Partner Kevin Quigley as general counsel. In his role, Quigley will assist the Chamber with governance and other legal compliance matters. He will also continue to sit on the organization’s board of directors. Quigley is a member of the Quarles & Brady’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His litigation… Read More →

Here are the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

IMPACT Businesses of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards on Wednesday. Danzeisen Dairy and Cox Communications earned accolades as the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award… Read More →

ASBA hosts free event for business owners

small business

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Networking Phoenix and The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the AZ Small Biz CollaborMIX on May 24th, in recognition of Small Business Month. This will be the second event of the month ASBA has hosted in dedication to… Read More →

GPCC seeks candidates for Young Professional Board


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) will be accepting applications for its Valley Young Professionals (VYP) Board of Directors starting Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  The VYP Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders between the ages of 25 and 39 who are passionate about community involvement and are actively creating and overseeing a program that… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber adds new board member

Christina Noble

Christina Noble, vice president of business development at Sonora Quest Laboratories, joined the board of directors at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s board focuses on critical issues for the organization’s membership and the Greater Phoenix community, including providing valuable resources for local businesses, strengthening the quality of life in the Valley and keeping members… Read More →

FirstBank continues Arizona growth with new branch qvist

FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 17 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the opening of its newest branch in Phoenix at 4925 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. The 4,200 square-foot location officially opened in late December, near 20th Street and Camelback Road, and replaces a nearby older local branch. Across Arizona, Colorado and California, FirstBank has more than 120 branches. To celebrate its opening, the public… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces legislative priorities

Arizona Senate

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 priorities will focus on restoration of funding for Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs), campaign finance reform, pension reform for public safety and a balanced state budget. Serving as a unified voice for its 2,500 member businesses at each level of government, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s public affairs… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

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Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner


FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

Nov. 8 is deadline for FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest


FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, is reminding Arizona businesses that the November 8 deadline for its a new competition is fast approaching. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants are asked to submit a… Read More →