Terri Kimble, Oct 2023 Letter

by Gabriela Rosu

Nationwide, we are experiencing workforce shortages. To protect the longevity of our economic growth, it is imperative community partners, businesses of all sizes and educational institutions collaborate to shape skills in the talent pipeline. Companies are encouraged to advocate for their workforce needs because highly skilled employees are an asset to any business and … [More]

The Importance of AI in Higher Education

How Chandler-Gilbert Community College is pioneering AI in classroom settings

by Gabriela Rosu

In recent years, the profound implications of Artificial Intelligence on the global landscape have become undeniable. AI has pervaded every sector, from business to healthcare, prompting the need for a knowledgeable and skilled workforce to harness its potential. Amidst this transformative wave, higher education emerges as a critical player, with institutions recognizing the … [More]

1,200+ Business Leaders Have Successfully Completed Leadership Institute

by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

The award-winning Chandler Chamber Community Foundation brings together business leaders to learn about various industries in the city and different resources available. As a result of the program, many of these business professionals serve on various nonprofit boards and commissions. To date, the Chamber has a roster of more than 1,200 graduates. During the first year of the … [More]

Igniting Entrepreneurship

by Kristin Slice

Entrepreneurship is more than the act of creating a business. When an entrepreneur turns their idea into reality, they not only influence the economy but also enrich the overall ecosystem through their innovative contributions. The Arizona State University J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute defines entrepreneurship​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​broadly and inclusively as a … [More]

Intel’s Commitment to Water Conservation

by Intel

Intel has a long history in Arizona and a longstanding commitment to water stewardship. We have been investing in water conservation projects and setting ambitious water conservation goals for more than two decades, including our 2030 goal to achieve net positive water in our global operations. In 2022, Intel returned and restored more than 100% of our Arizona freshwater use … [More]

Crafting Your Business Narrative through Marketing and Public Relations

Through the lens of a small business owner

by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

People connect to stories. Telling your business's story is the heartbeat of effective marketing and, by continually sharing positive stories about your company or business, you can recruit and retain customers. Marketing and public relations can work hand in hand to effectively tell the story of a brand and create a cohesive narrative. PR is the art of shaping your brand’s … [More]

Transforming Business through Company Culture

by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

In today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape, building a strong organizational culture has become essential for long-term success — it shapes the attitudes, behaviors and interactions of employees. Arguably, a team or company culture is as important as your brand, no matter the size of your business. Microchip Technology exemplifies how a strong company culture can … [More]

The Power of Supporting a Local Business

Through the lens of a small business owner

by Denise McCreery

As a small business owner, it is imperative that we support one another, not just for our current business use but our personal use as well. Not only does our local support help keep our community unique, diverse and rich with character, but it helps us when we come together to utilize the ‘brand’ of supporting local. The square in historic Downtown Chandler is a great example … [More]

A Tapestry of Experience

How a multigenerational, multicultural workforce enhances problem-solving

by Dr. Cindy Banton

Problem-solving is a critical function in an organization requiring innovative, out-of-the-box thinking from all employees. Why do some organizations seem to master the art of problem-solving and some struggle? The simple answer is that these companies harness the power of the multigenerational, multicultural workforce. A multigenerational, multicultural workforce is a work … [More]

Real Estate Trends in the Valley 

by Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Maricopa County is growing rapidly; in fact, it is the fastest growing county in the nation, according to the U.S. Census (Bureau, U. C., 2023). With the country experiencing rapid growth, the real estate market is changing, as highlighted by industry experts at the Chandler Chamber’s Economic Update luncheon.  Sam Kapur, vice president of Arizona Elite Commercial, noted a … [More]

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