Betsy’s Bulletin

Thank you in advance for reading this update in its entirety with the opportunity to participate in a short survey at the end.  Short survey helps us help you and just for taking the time to read this message and for filling out the survey, we will send you a $5 gift card for a coffee on us!  The survey link expires on Tuesday 12/15 so make sure to hop on and fill it out asap!

Thank you to all of our Avenue of the Fountain businesses and Holiday Window Decorating contest participants for a successful, fun and safe Stroll in the Glow. Turning lemons into lemonades brought some fun changes to this years Stroll with the addition of Tuba Christmas which replaced the ice skating rink and the Holiday Window decorating contest to further our Shop and Save local campaign to support the Survival of our local economy to an eventual thriving state! We wanted to promote businesses along the avenue and give non avenue businesses an opportunity to participate and it was great!  The socially distanced Santa on the fire engine bucket was so fantastic, we can’t wait to continue that tradition in years to come!  

Our first 5:00 Mixer (Holiday Mixer) in 9 months was supposed to debut this evening, 12/10 at 5:00 pm on our new outdoor event patio. Of course it is also our first day of rain in months and months and with this strictly being an outdoor event for the safety of everyone involved- it is postponed until Thursday 12/17!!!! One week from today the forecast states it is a high of 70 degrees and sunny. The Holiday Mixer will be on The Morgan memorial patio which is sponsored by our corporate partner Desert Financial and the Chamber will be providing beverages.  The Mixer is for Chamber members only and you are encouraged to bring your business cards for networking.  

Our newly renovated building is complete with a new Visitors Center welcoming you in the lobby.  We encourage you to bring your Chamber Member collateral to stock it with your most recent marketing collateral.   You’ll want to confirm the size available for your collateral as some areas have 8.5 x 11 spots available while others have only trifold areas available depending on space available within your industry category.  If you would like to have your business card please make sure it is attached to your collateral – Business cards are reserved for Elite Leads Members only in the Elite Board room.

We will be hosting an online auction fundraiser to offset the costs of a membership drive 21% discount for 2021 for new members.  Information regarding the auction will be released in the coming week, and some items will be viewable and on display at the holiday mixer. In support of local businesses during this time of economic crisis, we will offer 21% off New membership for Copper, Bronze and Gold Membership levels from now through Jan 31st 2021

Have you seen the display at the Community Center with holiday trees?  Your Chamber participated for the first time this year honoring all 20+ year Members with their own personal ornament on the tree!  Thank you all for your partnership and loyalty. When you invest in your business by partnering with your Chamber of Commerce you invest in the vitality of our Community!  We are able to host programs like Stroll in the Glow, Parade of Thanksgiving and more because of you. We also continue to offer the lowest Chamber Member dues in the Phoenix Metro area while being a completely independent (not receiving municipal funds) non-profit and will continue to strive to offer more and charge less!   Currently our Members have over 30 different benefits for their business by being a Chamber member including health insurance opportunities for staff, 10 different marketing opportunities, networking and more. 

The State of the Town address goes virtual this year with live stream feeds on Channel 11, YouTube and FaceBook.  Our title sponsor for the event is SRP and we cannot wait to bring you our first ever post-show featuring our Title sponsor plus up to four more sponsors. For those of you who love the opportunity to share your logo and brand by being tied to the marketing and production of a Chamber event, the State of the Town is a grand opportunity this year with more exposure than ever.  Sponsorships are limited and the full information is attached as a pdf for your consideration.  With only 10 spots available (and only 4 that include the post-show) please respond ASAP if you’d like to reserve your space.  We look forward to hearing from the Town of Fountain Hills and Mayor Dickey in January 26th at 8 am.  For our newest Media Kit which includes State of The Town Sponsorship opportunities, click here

Have you seen our new Brilliant LED sign at the building!?!  We are so excited to be able to launch the first sign of this kind in our town.  Thank you to Fountain View Village and Suzanne Nann who are officially the very first two companies to take advantage of the advertising opportunity on the sign!  We are limiting advertising to only 2 companies per month! 

Please note your Chamber will be closed from December 24th and will reopen January 4th.  We wish you all a very merry season with holiday joy a plenty!!  Here’s to 2021!! 

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