new year 2019

Happy New Year! I hope you had a terrific holiday season. Are you feeling energetic and ready for 2019? It’s gonna be a great year! A year filled with thrills, chills, excitement, laughter, maybe some sadness, and a few surprises.

What do you have planned for the coming year? Some people set resolutions, of which 85 percent are broken before the end of January. My only resolution is not to make a resolution, so it’s broken moment I created it. This year my goal would be to learn a second language and improve my Spanish. Tengo cacahuates en mis zapatos is not much of a conversation starter.

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce has big plans for the New Year. Expect to to see our Skill Builder series expand. This is the professional training sessions produced by the chamber of commerce. A way for you to learn new skills or improve existing ones. Everyone is welcome to attend. It’s the Southwest Valley Chamber’s way to help strengthen our professional base.

Do you know of any meetings or events that happen in Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park or Tolleson? Post the information for free on the Southwest Valley Chamber’s online calendar. It’s the biggest calendar for the Southwest Valley and usually the second most viewed web page on the chamber’s website. The Business Directory is the most viewed page in case you were wondering.

Any family or friends visiting? My recommendation is to send them to the tourist center at the Southwest Valley Chamber office. They’ll find all sorts of things to do and places to visit all around the state. Local information is online, If you have guests who have stayed too long, we can share information about local hotels, too. Something to keep in mind.

For the hundreds of businesses, organizations, and groups that support the chamber of commerce’s vision and mission through their membership: New services and benefits will launch in 2019. Watch for announcements in the weekly email update and The Source, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter.

There is so much more to share, but I’ll tell you another time.  Welcome to the New Year and, in the immortal words of P!nk, let’s get this party started!

Southwest Valley

Chamber of Commerce

289 N. Litchfield Road