Glendale Chamber Milestones
  • November 2016 – Ruby Rojas joins Chamber Team
  • September 2016 – Chamber Team began taking Spanish courses through Arizona State University
  • June 2016 – Chamber hits the 1,000 member mark
  • March 2016 – Chamber officially began endorsing pro-business candidates
  • February 2016 – Hosted the 65th Annual State of the City with nearly 500 in attendance 
  • February 2016 – Harry Shapiro marks 25 years of service on the Glendale Chamber Team 
  • February 2016 – Jordan Mariner joins the Chamber Team as the Events Manager 
  •  January 2016 – Chamber launched an Ambassador Committee 
  • December 2015 – Monika Nylund retires after serving the Chamber for more than 25 years 
  • December 2015 – Engaged over 7,000 business and community leaders in our program of work throughout 2015 
  • December 2015 – Chamber welcomes 222 new members in 2015, over 900 members strong 
  • October 2015 – Chamber launched a Military & Veteran Affairs Committee 
  • July 2015 – Chamber launched a new Marketing & Communications Committee
  • June 2015 – Chamber launches a new Prescription Drug Savings Program
  • May 2015 – Breanna Pope joins the Chamber Team as the New Director of Marketing & Communications 
  • April 2015 – Debuted the Arizona Coyotes Media Room at the Chamber Offices 
  • February 2015 – Chamber launched ADP Savings Program 
  • December 2014 – Chamber welcomes 204 new members throughout 2014, over 750 members strong 
  • October 2014 – Hosted Candidate Forum for Glendale City Council 
  • April 2014 – Chamber opposes increased sales tax, advocating for the business community 
  • April 2014 – Chamber launches the Office Depot/Office Max Savings Program 
  • March 2014 – Carri Kaufman joins the Chamber Team as the Director of Investor Relations 
  • February 2014 – Chamber launches new Community & Business Magazine 
  • January 2014 – Chamber launches a Government Affairs Council 
  • December 2013 – Jim Peyton joins the Chamber Team as Director of Operations 
  • October 2013 – Robert Heidt takes over as the new President & CEO
  • October 2013 – Don Rinehart retires after serving as President & CEO for 16 years 
  • July 2013 – Chamber moves to new headquarters at 5800 W. Glenn Drive 
  • March 2012 – Chamber opposes an increase in city sales tax 
  • March 2009 - Partner with the City’s Economic Development Department and other agencies to implement a business retention program for Glendale businesses. 
  • January 2009 - Partnered with the City of Glendale and other entities to promote the Luke Air Force Base, “Luke Forward” campaign to help secure the F-35 fighter jet training program at Luke.
  • January 2008 – Debuted New Chamber Logo in partnership with the Phoenix Art Institute 
  • January 2007 – Led the initiative to form the West Valley Chamber Alliance 
  • January 1998 – Don Rinehart takes over as President & CEO February 1991 – Harry Shapiro joins the Chamber Team as a Membership Consultant. 
  • November 1990 – Monika Nylund joins the Chamber Team as the Administrative Assistant 
  • May 1990 – Jack Nylund takes over as President & CEO  
  • January 1967 - Reached 200 Members