GPCC accepting IMPACT Award nominations through Jan. 17
The IMPACT Awards recognize every type of business from small, locally owned shops making a huge community impact to large corporations that prioritize Phoenix. Through the decades, these awards have honored businesses that started with a spark of genius and have moved Phoenix forward.
The IMPACT Awards identify the stars in our business community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley by being an Arizona Advocate, a Community Champion, an Economic Driver or an Exceptional Innovator. In 2016, as a companion to our 30-year history of honoring businesses, the Chamber launched the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award, highlighting a nonprofit with a strong footprint in the Valley that serves a valuable mission and deserves special recognition.
GPCC launches Small Business Master Series on Jan. 18
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program targeted toward growing businesses. The Small Business Master Series is an education series designed to foster small business growth. Attendees will connect with other business leaders while hearing from top Valley experts on topics geared specifically to small and mid-sized businesses. GPCC understands how valuable and limited time is for small business leaders, which is why this bimonthly, hour-long program provides attendees with tips and techniques to innovate and expand in a rapidly-changing economy! On Jan. 18, Jim Round President of Rounds Consulting Group. He will share his insight into the economic momentum in Arizona as we head into the new year and updates on policy affecting small business in 2018.
GPCC supports Governor’s plan for additional education funding
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is supportive of Governor Doug Ducey’s proposal for increasing and restoring funds to the K-12 education system. Investments to the state’s education system and talent pipeline are vital to the ongoing success and growth of Arizona’s economy. In fact, workforce investment is one of GPCC’s top three priorities during this legislative session.