The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the best events in the Valley. Our signature events educate the community, provide members with valuable insights to help grow their businesses and allow guests an opportunity to connect with other business leaders and elected officials. With a focus on community conversation, the Chamber will continue to fan the flames of economic growth for Phoenix’s businesses.
Since 1987, the Chamber has hosted ATHENA International’s Businesswoman of the Year Award, a leading community event that recognizes women who have achieved the pinnacle of success while investing in themselves, their profession, their community and especially other women. One woman in the private sector and one in the public sector are recognized annually with the ATHENA Award. In addition, one woman is honored with the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Nominations are accepted in June each year, with the recipients announced during the ATHENA Awards Luncheon in October.
The Valley’s finest economic forecasting event explores local, national and international economic trends. Full of timely and interesting economic news, the event provides business leaders, developers and political leaders with an idea of where the economy is headed. Keynote presenters offer a detail-packed session with information that helps companies plan for the year ahead in real estate, finance and other markets. Economic Outlook occurs annually in the fall.
The Chamber hosts the annual IMPACT Awards to highlight the work of outstanding Valley businesses, both small and large. Award categories recognize companies that have responded to adversity, exhibit a strong commitment to the community, are economic catalysts and demonstrate entrepreneurial excellence. Award recipients in each category are celebrated during the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in May, where the chamber announces the IMPACT Business of the Year recipients. Nominations are accepted November-January each year.
From the development of the Ebola vaccine to the discovery of the former planet Pluto, Arizona is home to many great leaders, thinkers and doers! The Valley Voices event series features local thought leaders discussing important issues impacting the Valley’s business community. Attendees will hear thought-provoking keynote addresses and calls to action to the business community that will help strengthen our economy.
Day at the City/Capitol
Each Fall, the Chamber members have the opportunity to peek behind the scenes at local and state governments. At either our Day at the City or Day at the Capitol events, attendees meet elected officials, learn about critical issues affecting Phoenix and Arizona and develop skills to effectively work with their leaders and governmental agencies. Events alternate each year between the city of Phoenix and state Capitol.
There’s no better way to celebrate the start of the session than at the Chamber’s annual Legislative Kick-Off Reception. Highly attended by both business leaders and the Capitol community, this event has been awarded for several years as one of the Arizona Capitol Times’ Best of the Capitol and is an excellent opportunity to mingle with Arizona’s elected officials. Occurs the first week of legislative session.
Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast
After months of dealing with the state’s business, lawmakers pack up and head back to their districts. The Legislative Wrap-Up is an opportunity to learn how the business community fared at the state Capitol. Upon the adjournment of the legislative session, several key legislators and policymakers are invited to discuss the impact of new policies on business. Occurs annually within one month of sine die.
Mayor’s State of the City Address & Luncheon
Hear about the Phoenix mayor’s vision for Phoenix with 1,000 of your closest friends in the Phoenix business community. From transit to green initiatives, from parks improvements to fighting crime, the Chamber proudly hosts this annual event that brings business leaders and community members together with the city of Phoenix leadership for a conversation about the future of the city. The State of the City Address is a great opportunity for companies large and small to meet city leaders, council members and other representatives. Occurs annually in the spring.
Premier Leadership Series
The Premier Leadership series consists of quarterly special events specifically designed for our premier-level Chamber members. These invitation-only, executive-level events feature an intimate setting, allowing the audience to connect with our guest speakers. With access to news-making political leaders and speakers, our members get a sneak peek at exclusive insight into Phoenix’s business community.
Political Insider Series
The Chamber hosts two annual politically focused events that provide our premier-level and public affairs members with an inside perspective on political issues impacting our business climate. These events provide an intimate setting, allowing the audience to connect with our federal lawmakers and participate in discussion about the most impactful political issues.
The Annual Luncheon brings together those that are vested in the Chamber’s success and progress. Attendees hear a “State of the Chamber” presentation from the president & CEO, a look back from the outgoing chairman of the board and a vision for the coming year from incoming chairman. An inspiring keynote speaker delivers an address following the presentation of the State of the Chamber.