Message from the CEO

by Cindy Kibbe

Greetings! I am Mark Hiegel, your new chamber president and CEO. By way of introduction, let me tell you a little about myself. Most recently, I served as director of marketing and business development for Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm based in Phoenix. Before that, I was managing partner at R&R Partners, an international marketing agency with an office … [More]

The only thing certain is change

by Cindy Kibbe

When I was a little girl, my mother would say, “The only thing certain is change.” As is often the case, she was right. The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a sea change of, well, change. Rick Kidder, our president and CEO since 2006, announced his resignation in June. He will be leaving for New England to head up the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce … [More]

Scottsdale Area Chamber celebrates volunteers, unveils new initiatives

by Cindy Kibbe

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 2015 Business Volunteer Awards on June 10, at Venue 8600 in Scottsdale. Organizations like the Scottsdale Area Chamber rely on its members as much as its staff to become and remain successful. The Business Volunteer Awards were created to honor those members who have gone above and beyond in their service to the … [More]

2015 Scottsdale Spice set to sizzle in September

by Cindy Kibbe

While the Arizona summer heat in September is just beginning to cool down, things are just starting to heat up at the 2015 Scottsdale Spice Culinary Festival. Returning to The Venue in Downtown Scottsdale on Sat., Sept. 12, Scottsdale Spice will feature dishes served up by some of the Valley’s hottest chefs. The culinary all-stars will compete in the mild, medium and hot … [More]

Scottsdale Area Chamber launches new initiatives

by Cindy Kibbe

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting in June in conjunction with the Business Volunteer Awards. At the meeting, members were treated to a preview of two new programs. Be Scottsdale Fit Be Scottsdale Fit is a wellness and work/life integration initiative sponsored by the Scottsdale Chamber Foundation, the mission-oriented 501(c)(3) organization … [More]