Kick butt! Oh, wait. I’m not supposed to use words like that because I’m president of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Why? I work for a nonprofit association that provides business support and advocacy services. I’m the spokesman for the chamber representing hundreds of businesses in the four-city area and beyond. I have a professional relationship with dozens of regional organizations working towards mutually beneficial results.
All the businesses that are members of the Chamber of Commerce help keep our local economy strong by generating millions of dollars in sales every year. Many of them donate time, money, or goods to our local charities that provide needed services to the community.
The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is its own entity. We are not the U.S. Chamber, Arizona Chamber or any other chamber of commerce. While we have relationships with other organizations, we do what’s best to advocate for the prosperity of the Southwest Valley community and Western Maricopa County.
As previously alluded: The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is a regional organization providing support to businesses in the cities of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson. There are dozens of chamber members located throughout the metro area giving the Southwest Valley Chamber influence that can be felt across the entire state. Officially, the chamber’s area covers four cities, two county districts, three state legislative districts and three U.S. Congressional districts.
Several services from the Chamber of Commerce are available to any business owner or professional. Business counseling from SCORE Mentors and the Small Business Development Center is complimentary to all professionals working in our community. The online calendar is available to anyone in the four-city area to post their event for free. The chamber’s online calendar is the second most viewed page on our website. The number one page is the business directory.
Put all the above together to get a better understanding why the Southwest Valley Chamber is the leading voice of business and regional prosperity. So, yeah, we kick butt, but in a good way!
John Safin is president / CEO of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call him at 623-932-2260 or 602-919-7134 or visit southwestvalleychamber.org.