In attendance:

Bob Armstrong of Alemi Franchise Consulting

Bob Hesselgesser with City Sun Times

Darlene Southern of Carefree Property Services

Eric Towey of North Valley Magazine

Gina Kulp Realtor with Sonoran Properties Associates

Jen Miles of Simple Email Strategies

Jennifer McGirr with National Bank of Arizona

Katie Smetana with the YMCA

Liz Castaneda with Allstate Insurance – Rebecca Niessink

Rick Perraut – Telecom & Merchant Services

Terry Finnegan with People Mortgage

 We missed y’all:

Mick.  Our dear friend who is celebrating his birthday today.  Unfortunately he has fallen ill.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Shaun Nesbitt who isn’t back yet.

Paul Cocuzza had a conflicting meeting….ugh…

Michael Seaton who spaced it!  Duh!

Jim Hundman who is on vacation.  Enjoy my friend.

Evelyn Johnson is out of town.  Hopefully doing something fun?

Deb Winstom conflicting appointment this morning.  See you next time.

Ann Bennett

Deb Winstrom

Ginny Sharples

Joe Macdonald

** Thank you for making the meeting on time.  I realize 7:30am can be a bit early but you all have been rock stars!  **

As a reminder our next MIXER is hosted by Don & Janet Mohr who are Realtors with Realty Executives. The mixer will be held at one of their listing. 

Aug 10, 2016

36826 N 52nd St

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Set-up will be done by Rick Perraut & Jim Hundman

Tear-down Rick Perraut, Jim Hundman, Liz Castaneda, and anyone else who wants to step up.

**Bring a raffle give-a-way and get 30 seconds to promote your business!!!


August 25, 2016

Breakfast at Harold’s

Time: 8-9:30am

Cost: $7.00 for members & $10 for non-members

Greeters are always needed. 


September 8, 2016

Ribbon Cutting at Easy Street Gallery

100 Easy St. behind the Carefree Post Office & across from the Sundial.

Time: 5pm.

Cost: FREE

Great opportunity to support our members and get your picture taken. 



These are our new members.  Everyone in attendance took a new member to call and welcome to the Chamber.  Please reach out to them and invite them to the upcoming events.  Guide them to our website for more event information. 

Icon Hair

All Mercedes (European Auto Repair)

LoanStar Home Lending

American Cancer Society

Tobias Automotive

Natural Habitat, Inc.

Fitness with Patricia

HonorHealth Medical Group-Carefree

Merrill Gardens at Anthem

French Accent Landscaping, Inc.

Elements Massage

AZ Pain Doctors


Our Scholarship Applications and Raffle Ticket Sales were not discussed.  I will be in touch with Patty V and Michael Seaton to get their thoughts.  Update coming soon!


We will explore the idea of a Thank You card to the host of the mixer.  I’ll get with Patty.

Another project we thought would be good for our members is to capture their information when they attend a meeting.  We thought it might be good to send them an email so they know we appreciate their attendance.  The idea is to have another personal touch to keep our members active.

We would also like to explore attendance of the various events.

We can ask for a volunteers for to manage these processes once they are in motion. 

Let us continue to help each other grow our businesses while keeping our members top of mind.