Anthem Area Chamber 2018-11-06T18:59:59+00:00

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Now Accepting Applications for Anthem Area Leadership Academy, 2019

Mission: 

The Anthem Area Leadership Academy will empower aspiring leaders with the tools, experiences, and networks necessary to address local and regional challenges and make a sustainable impact on social, community, and economic development.

  • Tools: develop skills and knowledge in policy areas relevant to economic and community development and competencies that enhance ones ability to improve the community.
  • Experiences: visit local businesses, non-profits, and neighboring communities to learn strategies that are helping grow local economies in diverse cities and towns throughout our state.
  • Networks: connect with fellow community leaders, practitioners, and experts to develop a strong network for collaboration, information sharing, and continued learning.

Curriculum Summary:

The following topics will be covered during the 12-month Leadership Academy.

January – (no session) On Boarding

February – (full day/weekend) Orientation and Team Building Retreat (Retreat activities covered through program. Hotel stay at expense of participants.)

March – Local Government (ACC, HOA, City of Phoenix, Maricopa County)

April – State Government (Tour of State Capitol, Shadow Legislator(s), Sit in on Legislative Session)

May – State Agenicies (AZ Dept of Commerce, GPEC, State Chamber, etc.)

June – Utilities, Commissions, Transportation and Healthcare

July – OFF

August – Small Business Development, Education & Workforce Training

September – Tourism, History, and Community Development (possible field trip)

October – Nonprofit & Grant Writing (possible field trip)

November – TBD

December – Graduating class announced at Winter Gala

As a first-year program, session content, dates, and times are subject to change at this time. All potential participant conflicts will be taken into account in developing final program calendar before the Orientation and Team Building Retreat in February.    

Civic Engagement Activity:  In addition to monthly classroom and field trip sessions, participants are expected to attend one public/civic meeting per month – a different meeting each time. This is an observation exercise – active participation in the meeting itself is not required. Participants will be asked to follow up each of these meetings with the completion of a brief Civic Engagement Activity Report which will include:

  • What meeting did you attend?
  • What was discussed?
  • What measures were taken?
  • What was your feedback or take-away?

Eligibility:

  • Must be Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member in good standing or a direct report employee of a business member in good standing.
  • Must be able/willing to commit to dates/times of program.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation with Program Application

Application window November 5 – November 25, 2018.

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Chamber Expanding, Now Open at Anthem Corporate Center

The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, answering demand from its members for flexible co-working space, recently opened its doors at the never-occupied Anthem Corporate Center building located at 3715 W Anthem Way.  The chamber recently finalized a lease for a 2700 square foot executive office suite on the building’s first floor.  The new location will allow for continued growth of the chamber’s operations, a more convenient visitor center location, and expanded office co-op space for members.

“Co-working spaces are quickly becoming a cornerstone of the modern-day chamber of commerce business model,” said Executive Director, Heather Maxwell.  “Our young and growing chamber is keeping pace with our larger counterparts across the nation by offering co-working space for our chamber members. The Anthem Corporate Center is the area’s only class A office complex and in a prime location, right in the heart of Anthem. We’re thrilled to bring more cost-effective, efficient, and flexible co-working options to our membership.”

The building was recently acquired by an Arizona- based investment group and now offers competitive rent rates and flexible tenant improvement packages. As a result, there is a significant increase in leasing interest. The chamber will be the first tenant in the building.  The chamber’s suite will be built from the concrete up, tailored to meet the chamber’s needs. The chamber will have its own entrance at the southwest corner of the building, convenient for member and visitor parking. Inside, the suite will offer reception, visitor center, chamber office, conference room, ten private offices, co-working space, shared lounge, kitchen, and business center.  The projected completion is August 2018.

A limited number of chamber office co-op memberships are available for private offices and co-working. The chamber will accept co-op membership applications as space is available.  Private office memberships start at $500 and co-working memberships are $200 for one person. In addition to networking and collaborating with other like-minded professionals, co-op members will enjoy 24/7 secured access to the area’s only class A executive office suites, on-site parking, mail and package delivery, as well as high-speed internet, marketing and promotion.

For more information about the chamber or chamber office co-op membership, please call Executive Director, Heather Maxwell, at 623.322.9127 or email [email protected]

Download Chamber Office Co-Op Brochure

Download Chamber Office Co-Op Application

OUR BELIEFS …

THE MISSION

of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is to be a member-driven chamber of influence, providing effective connections that enhance advocacy, business development and community investment in the Anthem area and the surrounding region.

THE VISION

of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is to be the premier “voice of business” acting as a catalyst for economic prosperity and to be the developer of tomorrow’s business and community leaders.

OUR VALUES

The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce believes that our image in the community with our stakeholders—our members, future members and partners, is paramount to the success of the organization. With this in mind, we will incorporate our values into our messages and actions. We will adhere to these values as a means to establish trust and ensure a positive reputation as an organization that is working to help our members and the community we serve to be successful. Our core values are:

Member Driven – We appreciate and value that our members are our core existence. We will strive to provide an environment that contributes to our members’ success.

Excellence – We will always strive for excellence in all we say and do.

Collaborative – We will welcome all opportunities for cooperation and inclusion in meeting the needs of our members and our community. We will work towards a common vision.

Integrity – We will ensure alignment between our actions and our beliefs, engage in honest self-scrutiny, and do what is right for the broader good. We will be consistent and keep our commitments.

Leadership – We will be true to our role as the business leader in our region and be a model to others in our community. We will offer our talent and expertise for the betterment of our community. We will properly use our influence and exhibit the skills of leaders to ensure the success of our organization and our region.

Phone: 623-322-9127

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