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Welcome TO THE ELOY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

"Progress Through Cooperation"

The Eloy Chamber of Commerce promotes cooperation among businesses, trade, professional associations and governmental agencies while encouraging the growth of new and existing businesses to enhance the image of the City of Eloy.
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    Welcome to our newest Chamber Members:    N & D Designs, LLC 1129 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122 > Nikki Voytoski, Owner 520-509-1366 nikki@n-d-designs.com

Toltec Tire & Emergency Road Service Jeannie & Steve Hills 3192 N. Pearce St., Eloy, AZ 85131 Phone: 520.466.3524  toltec.ers@gmail.com  www.toltecemergencyroadservice.com      > RV Supplies, Repairs & Service

 

 

 "Summer Jobs Program for Eloy High School Students"  For further information, Please contact the following: Eloy Chamber / Principal Orante Jenkins 466-1247 / Mayor Belloc 466-9201                          or Teesha Maestas CAC WIA Manager 494-6057   

Central Arizona College

Spring 2015 Job Fair Events

 Location: CAC College Campuses > throughout Pinal County:

 

Signal Peak Campus - 11th Annual Job Fair  -  April 2, 2015 from 10a  -  2p.

Aravaipa Campus - 4th Annual Job Quest  -  April 7, 2015 from 11a  -  2p.

San Tan Campus - 1st Annual Job Expo  -  April 8, 2015 from 10a  -  1p

For more information / to receive an exhibitor registration form, please contact Ann Mitchell                                        by phone at 520-494-5428 or e-mail:  ann.mitchell@centralaz.edu.

 

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Subject: 2015 USA National Pickleball Tournament - Eloy / Casa Grande, AZ

 

                   Thanks for your help spreading the word about the USAPA National tournament which will take place in Eloy / Casa Grande this fall. 

 

Here are the details:

What:  2015 USAPA Nationals VII (Pickleball Tournament)

Date:   November 8-15, 2015 (practice day is Sat Nov 7)

Venue: Robson Ranch (all Age Divisions Nov. 8-11)

           Palm Creek (player clinics and manufacturer demos Nov 12)

           Palm Creek (Open and Senior Open Divisions Nov. 13-15)

 

2014 Nationals Recap:  With 713 player registrations and nearly 1,800 matches, Nationals VI was the largest pickleball tournament in the history of the sport. There were a number of new faces which further demonstrates the growth of the game and the ability to attract quality players from all over the nation.  The age groups were larger than the previous year and $14,000 in prize money was awarded in the Open and newly-created Senior Open divisions. Click here to see the medal winners for all divisions.

2014 Nationals Statistics:

  • 713 players paid/registered for the tournament
  • 95 non-tournament players registered in one of the skills clinics
  • 670 players participated in the tournament: 20 youth, 119 adults (19-49) and 531 Seniors (50+) 
  • 413 male players and 257 female players
  • 28 courts - (36 courts on age mixed doubles day)
  • 1,796 total matches
  • Players from 38 states and 3 Canadian provinces 
  • Greater than 300 volunteers assisted

 

More 2014 Nationals Information:  Click Here to view match videos, photos, electronic program and sponsors from last year's event.

 

Chamber Member Opportunities:

Currently we're looking to connect with chamber members interested in partnering with us to make Nationals VII a huge success for players and Casa Grande commerce. Here are some opportunities where your members can get involved:

Restaurant/Entertainment/Retail Discounts:  simply provide up to 750 discount coupons/cards we can add to the player bags (logo/link will be included on a special food/entertainment page on the tournament site)


Hotel Discounts:
provide a special "USAPA" rate for players and sponsors (logo/link and rate will be included on a special accommodations page on the tournament site)

Local Sponsorships: Chamber members have the ability to tie directly to Nationals VII with a number of sponsorship opportunities that include event booth/table space, print and electronic ads, court banners, match announcements, etc.

All interested members can contact me direct: 

email:
jmaloof@usapa.org

phone: 602.989.6357

 

Thanks again and please know I will be in Eloy / Casa Grande on two occasions in March and can meet with you if you have some additional thoughts or ideas. We certainly look forward to working with you this year!

By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Rose Law Group -3/07/2015

The parent company of the PhoenixMart international sourcing center is scheduled to ask the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night for a new name for the project and zoning changes regarding sizes of residential and commercial developments in the 585-acre project.

As reported Wednesday by the Casa Grande Dispatch, AZ Sourcing, builders of PhoenixMart, is requesting the name of the development area be changed to NALTEC from PhoenixMart. NALTEC would stand for North American Logistics Trade and E-commerce City.

As previously reported by Rose Law Group Reporter, the massive project

envisions 1.6-million-square-foot sourcing center, with adjacent hotels, office and business complexes, retail space, education and medical facilities and homes.

AzSourcing is proposing nearly two dozen changes to its development plan, among them, reducing the number of residential units from 993 to 855, modifying landscaping and adjusting the natural gas easement, the Dispatch reported, to keep the property current with trends and market demands.

Currently, 475 acres are classified as commerce and business and the remaining 110 acres as neighborhoods.

Pinal economy: Moving in right direction

Access Arizona says more work still to do, highlights successes, challenges at their Annual Investor Luncheon February, 2015

ELOY — Pinal County’s employment situation is on the upswing, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.

That was the primary message from the leaders of central Arizona economic development group Access Arizona during its annual investor luncheon Thursday at Robson Ranch’s Hermosa Ballroom.

Access Arizona Executive Director Jim Dinkle said Pinal County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3 percent to 7.1 percent in the last year, which is more in line with the statewide unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. Representatives from PhoenixMart, Tractor Supply Co. and Alliance Lumber highlighted the number of jobs and revenue their businesses have generated in Pinal County or are expected to generate in the future.

But Luke Jackson, Access Arizona’s director of economic development, said the organization needs to do more in the area of workforce development, noting complaints he’s heard from local business owners about the rate of employee turnover.

“We have to get more involved and partner with them to really create results, a better workforce, a more stable workforce, a more educated workforce,” he said.

Jackson said the best way to attract new businesses isn’t just with lower taxes and property costs, but with a higher-skilled workforce.

“We need more people working in workforce development, more people supporting them, and I hate to say this, but more money for those people, as well, if we’re truly going to be effective,” he said. “But we have the right pieces in place.”

One of those pieces is Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital network based in Phoenix and one of Access Arizona’s member investors. In June, Banner acquired Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, the culmination of a process that began in December 2013.

“There is no other organization in the entire state of Arizona that can stand before you and say” they have cut costs as dramatically as Banner has, said Rebecca Kuhn, president, Arizona east region for Banner Health and keynote speaker at Thursday’s luncheon.

Through the acquisition, Banner retained CGRMC CEO Rona Curphy, who introduced Kuhn on Thursday.

“Basically we saw an opportunity to assist and support Rona and her team in this community in terms of delivering value-based care,” Kuhn said. 

“It represents a growth opportunity for us. Our goal is to expand, be a statewide network, because we think we can bring value to the people in multiple communities.”

Kuhn said Banner is enhancing services to women and infants at its Casa Grande location and is improving emergency, trauma and surgical services. It has also introduced telehealth, which helps critical-care nurses more accurately detect symptoms and warning signs in patients.

“We are saving lives through this technology, and this is a technology that we’ve been able to bring to your facility here in Casa Grande.”

Since the acquisition, Kuhn said Banner Casa Grande has provided a community benefit of $44 million, including $12 million in unpaid Medicare and AHCCCS costs and $3 million in charitable contributions. She said the hospital employs 780 people paying a total of $54 million in salaries, wages and benefits.

“As business leaders, we know what a burden that is for you, the cost of health care,” she said. “We’re doing a lot of great things in terms of providing care and managing care. We are also absolutely committed to improving outcomes and reducing costs.”

Access Arizona similarly reaffirmed its commitment Thursday to improving economic conditions in Pinal County. Its leaders celebrated the county’s recent job growth but acknowledged there’s much work ahead.

“We’re at a crossroads because we want to be competitive in the future and build on the successes that we have and that we announced,” Jackson said. “We’re going to have to increase the ability, the size and the capacity of the workforce or we will cewase to be competitive." {Reported by Shane Dale Casa Grande Newspapers}

 

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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:24 am

ELOY — Pinal County’s employment situation is on the upswing, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.

That was the primary message from the leaders of central Arizona economic development group Access Arizona during its annual investor luncheon Thursday at Robson Ranch’s Hermosa Ballroom.

Access Arizona Executive Director Jim Dinkle said Pinal County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3 percent to 7.1 percent in the last year, which is more in line with the statewide unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. Representatives from PhoenixMart, Tractor Supply Co. and Alliance Lumber highlighted the number of jobs and revenue their businesses have generated in Pinal County or are expected to generate in the future.

But Luke Jackson, Access Arizona’s director of economic development, said the organization needs to do more in the area of workforce development, noting complaints he’s heard from local business owners about the rate of employee turnover.

“We have to get more involved and partner with them to really create results, a better workforce, a more stable workforce, a more educated workforce,” he said.

Jackson said the best way to attract new businesses isn’t just with lower taxes and property costs, but with a higher-skilled workforce.

“We need more people working in workforce development, more people supporting them, and I hate to say this, but more money for those people, as well, if we’re truly going to be effective,” he said. “But we have the right pieces in place.”

One of those pieces is Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital network based in Phoenix and one of Access Arizona’s member investors. In June, Banner acquired Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, the culmination of a process that began in December 2013.

“There is no other organization in the entire state of Arizona that can stand before you and say” they have cut costs as dramatically as Banner has, said Rebecca Kuhn, president, Arizona east region for Banner Health and keynote speaker at Thursday’s luncheon.

Through the acquisition, Banner retained CGRMC CEO Rona Curphy, who introduced Kuhn on Thursday.

“Basically we saw an opportunity to assist and support Rona and her team in this community in terms of delivering value-based care,” Kuhn said. 

“It represents a growth opportunity for us. Our goal is to expand, be a statewide network, because we think we can bring value to the people in multiple communities.”

Kuhn said Banner is enhancing services to women and infants at its Casa Grande location and is improving emergency, trauma and surgical services. It has also introduced telehealth, which helps critical-care nurses more accurately detect symptoms and warning signs in patients.

“We are saving lives through this technology, and this is a technology that we’ve been able to bring to your facility here in Casa Grande.”

Since the acquisition, Kuhn said Banner Casa Grande has provided a community benefit of $44 million, including $12 million in unpaid Medicare and AHCCCS costs and $3 million in charitable contributions. She said the hospital employs 780 people paying a total of $54 million in salaries, wages and benefits.

“As business leaders, we know what a burden that is for you, the cost of health care,” she said. “We’re doing a lot of great things in terms of providing care and managing care. We are also absolutely committed to improving outcomes and reducing costs.”

Access Arizona similarly reaffirmed its commitment Thursday to improving economic conditions in Pinal County. Its leaders celebrated the county’s recent job growth but acknowledged there’s much work ahead.

“We’re at a crossroads because we want to be competitive in the future and build on the successes that we have and that we announced,” Jackson said. “We’re going to have to increase the ability, the size and the capacity of the workforce or we’ll just cease to be competitive.”

 

[EXCLUSIVE] Pinal Supervisor Chase says PhoenixMart not ‘in danger’

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Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 5.47.04 PMBy Phil Riske | Managing Editor

Delays and tight lips surrounding the massive PhoenixMart project in Casa Grande are part of doing business, and “naysayers” should be patient, Pinal County Supervisor Carol Chase tells Rose Law Group Reporter.

“What company tells everyone everything they are doing? It is called keeping a competitive advantage,” she said in an e-mail. “Keeping things quiet certainly is not just a Phoenix Mart phenomena [sic].”

Supervisor Carol Chase

Supervisor Carol Chase

Chase referred to an exclusive article by Rose Law Group Reporter in which several Casa Grande city officials expressed frustrations over the $1B, 585-acre, 1.7-million-square-foot global product sourcing center project. Two project CEOs have resigned since the project was announced in 2013.

“Like any huge multi-million dollar project, [PhoenixMart] morphed as time went on,” Chase said. [PhoenixMart parent, a Chinese company] Az Sourcing started out with one plan, but as time rolled on, decided that the original plans could be modified to reach max potential . . . a new concept of doing business, and changes to plans are expected. Same with keeping their plans ‘close to the vest.’ ”

Az Sourcing is headed by Elizabeth Mann, who has rejected requests for an interview.

As reported by multiple news sources, she was the subject of two criminal investigations years ago, but was never charged.

A source close to the project told Rose Law Group Reporter some of the problems involve differences in the way Chinese and Americans view business strategies and tactics.

Chase said, “Add the fact that the [PhoenixMart] project is a combination of mostly Chinese and American business strategies involving hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign capital, different attitudes on how local governments can or will be involved and simply the experience of vastly different cultures, make the entire process extremely difficult to identify and mitigate the myriad of problems inherent in a project of this scope and size.”

During a Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in October last year, AZ Sourcing then-CEO Jeremy Schoenfelder pushed back a 2105 completion date, saying building the facility might extend into 2016.

“Economic development is a marathon, not a sprint,” Chase said. “The fact that a groundbreaking ceremony was held over two years ago, and construction has just started in the past two weeks does not mean the project is in danger.”

Risking a catastrophe by rushing the project, she said, “is not a good Chinese or American business model.”

- See more at: http://roselawgroupreporter.com/2015/01/exclusive-pinal-supervisor-chase-says-phoenixmart-not-danger/#sthash.diWuBTEJ.dpuf 

  


  

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CCA benefits America by protecting public safety with the Eloy Detention Center, LaPalma, Red Rock, Saguaro Corrections and is the cities largest employer.

manufacturing HASA, Inc. is primarly engaged in the production, sale, and distribution of sodium hypochlorite products. Established in 1964 and expanded to Eloy in 1972.
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medical facility Sun Life Family Health Center and Pharmacy is the largest provider of primary healthcare services in Pinal County and has opened a brand new, state of the art facility in Eloy.
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Founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1949

The City of Eloy celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2014

Eloy, Arizona offers a varied range of community facilities including a new library, an airport (E60), 3 recreation centers, 7 parks, 2 swimming pools, an Aquatic Center, 4 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts and over 700+ acres of industrial park space. Eloy is ready for your business!
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