Ostrich Festival teams up with Waymo, Waste Management

Above: Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival photo captured by Peter Speyer, Speyer Photography. Lifestyle | 5 Mar |

Waymo named presenting sponsor of Ostrich Festival

The 31st annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival announces Waymo as the festival’s presenting sponsor. Waymo is a self-driving technology company that aims to provide safe and dependable transportation for people across the globe.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce our partnership with Waymo as the presenting sponsor of the Ostrich Festival” said Terri Kimble, President/CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “Our partnership with Waymo will be an exciting new horizon for the festival and highlights the growth our community has seen as a tech-rich-hub.” 

“The Ostrich Festival has been bringing the community together for more than 30 years” said Dezbah Hatahli, Local Community Manager for Waymo. “We are honored to be able to support this local tradition and connect members of the Chandler community with our self-driving technology. We look forward to future collaborations with the Ostrich Festival and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.”

Waymo’s autonomous vehicles have the potential to create safer roadways and provide more accessible transportation for those unable to drive. Waymo will host an activation onsite at the event where guests can learn more about this advanced technology and the company’s mission to reduce the risk of traffic fatalities. 

The festival also announced its lineup of community partners, including Bashas’ Family of Stores, Chapman Automotive Group, FOX 10, GM Financial, Hensley Beverage Company, Home Concepts Custom Remodeling, Intel Corporation, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Pepsi, Purely Sedona, SanTan Brewing, Salt River Project (SRP) and Waste Management.

For more information on the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival, please visit OstrichFestival.com. Keep up-to-date with the Ostrich Festival by following the latest news on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Waste Management named environmental wellness partner

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival announced Waste Management as the environmental wellness partner for the 31st anniversary event. This will be the second year in a row that the festival has partnered with Waste Management, furthering the festival’s commitment to supporting the local community through sustainable practices. 

As a result of this partnership, the Ostrich Festival will offer recycling for the second time in the event’s 31-year history, last year being the first. Waste Management will provide recycling receptacles that will be placed throughout the festival, affording guests the opportunity to help the Chandler Chamber eliminate waste by doing their part to protect the environment. 

“The Chandler Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in our initiatives to keep the city of Chandler clean and sustainable” said Terri Kimble, CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “Our partnership with Waste Management highlights the exciting ways in which the Ostrich Festival continues to progress towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable footprint.” 

In addition, Waste Management will be hosting a Touch-a-Truck exhibit at the festival on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Touch-a-Truck exhibit will allow kids of all ages to explore a Waste Management dump truck, and speak to the men and women who operate the vehicles and provide essential services to the community.

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