Empowering Women to Build Wealth through Impact Investing

by Tish Times

As the newly appointed president of the National Association of Women Business Owners – Phoenix Chapter, I am excited to champion the cause of women entrepreneurs. NAWBO has been a vital community for women business owners for more than 40 years, advocating for change, influencing policy and building networks that empower women. My commitment to these goals is deeply personal, … [More]

Reframe Your Thoughts about Networking and Start Connecting Authentically

by Tish Times

Networking is typically depicted as formal events where professionals don their best suits and engage in rehearsed interactions. Often, these events leave participants feeling drained, anxious and unfulfilled. However, networking doesn’t need to be confined to these structured settings. By reframing your approach, you can transform networking from a nerve-wracking obligation … [More]

What Happens After Success?

Making the case for learning new skills

by Joanna Horton McPherson

How do you define success? For a business owner, if five years have passed and you’re still seeing the light of day, that is success. You’ve likely turned revenue into profit, have proven a product-market fit and the people involved are happy. Reaching that milestone is huge, given that according to one statistic 65% of businesses don’t make it past this five-year … [More]

3 Key Steps to Scaling Your Small Business: Fulfillment, Sales Foundations and Marketing

by Wendy Cornell

Many small business owners find themselves stuck in business, and their instinct is to invest more in marketing and social media, only to be disappointed by the lack of sales. Despite their efforts, they often find their marketing dollars are not translating to the growth that they envisioned. The problem: They skipped a crucial step in setting up their business. I often … [More]

Raise Your Level of Excellence

by Gordon J. Parkman

Achieving success in life, business, sports, et cetera is about mastering excellence. Success is about commitment, persistence, skill, confidence and execution. Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field or endeavor.” So, no matter what your chosen field or … [More]

New Marketing Insights: Leveraging In-Person Events and Emerging Trends for Small Business Growth

by Chelsea Koback 

In an ever-evolving marketplace, small businesses must stay abreast of new marketing strategies to remain competitive and relevant. One effective approach that has stood the test of time, despite the rise of digital marketing, is the power of in-person events. Coupled with emerging marketing trends, these strategies can create a robust platform for business growth and community … [More]

Unleashing Small Business Potential: The Transformative Power of AI

by Dominique Pachuilo

In the dynamic landscape of small businesses, efficiency is paramount. In this pursuit, Artificial Intelligence emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering small businesses the means to streamline operations and drive growth. While off-the-shelf AI solutions provide a solid foundation, bespoke AI tools tailored to specific business needs can truly propel businesses … [More]

Boost Your Dispute Resolution Process: Smart Tips for Drafting Arbitration Clauses

by Svetlana Gitman 

Small businesses often enter into contracts with other commercial parties that include an arbitration clause because arbitration offers speed, efficiency, confidentiality, flexibility and finality to resolve disputes and preserve client relationships. An arbitration clause typically specifies that a dispute arising from the contract will be resolved through binding arbitration … [More]

Safety from the Workplace to Anyplace: How the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council Supports Small Businesses

by Laura Hahnefeld

For small businesses navigating the daily challenges of safety in the workplace, the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council is a powerful partner. This mission-driven organization goes beyond compliance, striving to instill a culture of safety that safeguards everyone — both employees and customers — from preventable injuries and deaths. By partnering with ACNSC, companies … [More]

FTC Final Rule Prohibits Employer-Worker Non-Compete Agreements

by Shar Bahmani

The recent announcement by the Federal Trade Commission regarding the prohibition of non-compete agreements between employers and workers nationwide marks a significant shift in employment law. This final rule issued by the FTC on April 23, 2024, aims to safeguard workers’ rights and foster worker mobility across the United States. Traditionally, the legality and … [More]

CEO & President’s Letter 

A Glance at May 2024

by Terri Kimble

50% of small businesses operate from home, and they impressively provide 75% of new jobs to the United States. This month, the Chandler Chamber celebrates their accomplishments by observing National Small Business Week from April 28 to May 4. Small businesses, entrepreneurs, sole proprietorships: No matter what you make or who you serve, we are proud of your contributions to … [More]

Arizona’s Healthcare Horizon: Innovating Against the Odds to Resolve the Worker Shortage

by Linda Qian and Crystal Blackwell

The healthcare sector’s chronic staffing challenges have hit Arizona hard, with projections showing the state could face the nation’s most severe nurse shortage by 2025. This crisis stems from an aging workforce, a competitive job market offering candidates multiple opportunities, and the demanding nature of healthcare schedules that require 24/7 availability. This shortage … [More]

SRP Ensuring Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Power and Water

by David Rousseau and Jim Pratt

SRP has provided water and power to the Valley for more than 100 years, and that experience continues to serve our customers well. SRP and our 5,000 employees have long been recognized as one of the top utilities in the nation and we are at the forefront of driving extraordinary changes to the power grid, our watershed and the greater Phoenix community while always doing … [More]

Empowering Autism in the Workplace

by Amanda Steele

Navigating the workplace as a neurodivergent individual has been a journey of self-discovery, challenges and triumphs for me. Neurodiversity is a term used to describe the variations of the human mind reflected in the diversity of cognitive functioning that includes autism, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia, to name a few.  I was diagnosed with … [More]

Q1 Federal Update

by Carly Wakefield

In the early hours of Tuesday, February 13th, the Senate took significant steps toward addressing our most urgent foreign policy concerns, which directly impact our domestic well-being, by approving a $95 billion emergency defense fund. Moreover, it provides resources to deter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region and bolster U.S. defenses against Iranian-backed Houthi … [More]

Level Up Your Team: The Power of Investing in Employee Growth for Business Brilliance

by Linda Qian and Crystal Blackwell

Investing in your team’s education and skills is like unlocking a superpower for your business, especially with how quickly jobs and technology are changing nowadays. It’s not just about hiring people; it’s about making sure they keep growing and your business stays ahead of the game. The Chandler Chamber of Commerce knows this is super important. The Education and Workforce … [More]

Colin Diaz Earns Certificate in Workforce Development Fundamentals while Participating in Inaugural Nation-Wide Cohort

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Colin Diaz, ACE, IOM, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the first Certificate in Workforce Development Fundamentals program by the International Economic Development Council and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation. This achievement marks a significant milestone in the efforts to enhance the skills of chamber staff and … [More]

2024 Economic Outlook Provided Glimpse into Economic Future of the East Valley

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce started the year with a thought-provoking economic forecast on Friday, January 26th, at Grace Community Church. The Economic Outlook started with a panel discussion on arts & tourism, presented by Tempe Tourism. Tempe Tourism President and CEO Michael Martin moderated the discussion between Theresa Dickerson, director of marketing and … [More]

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