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Tue
28
Jul
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Goodbye, summer time

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Mon
20
Jul
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Peace is boring

by Tina Dupuy

www.tinadupuy.com

Mon
13
Jul
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Lock, hide, keep

by Lt. Varney Lopez
Avondale police officer

Mon
06
Jul
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Creating a culture of ‘bee-lievers’

by Lily Matos DeBlieux

Pendergast Elementary District superintendent

Mon
29
Jun
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Flushable wipes not so flushable

by Lacey James

Avondale’s pretreatment regulatory compliance coordinator

Mon
22
Jun
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Celebrating the winners

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a party? The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards dinner a few weeks ago, and it was a night that will be remembered for years. If you don’t know, this annual event for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce members is to recognize business and community leaders for their efforts in building a strong and stable community.

Mon
15
Jun
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Alleviating summer brain drain

by Pearl Chang Esau

Expect More Arizona president and CEO

Summer is traditionally a time for fun. Every child looks forward to the last day of school and the impending ice cream trucks, family road trips and pool parties.

Mon
08
Jun
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Avondale’s historic core sees new opportunities

by Kenn Weise
Avondale mayor

Avondale’s rich cultural heritage can trace its historical roots to the late 1860s, when William “Billy” G. Moore arrived in Arizona and purchased and settled on several plots of land near the Agua Fria River.

Mon
01
Jun
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City leaders must take the lead

by Lorenzo Sierra

Avondale city councilman

When the most recent Arizona legislative session ended, one thing was apparent — education wasn’t a priority for the state’s leadership. Based on the governor’s polling numbers, parents from across the state, regardless of party affiliation, agree.

Mon
25
May
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Go ahead and ask

by John Safin

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO

Seems almost weekly someone will ask me, “What does the Chamber do?” It’s a valid question because the activities associated with chambers of commerce have changed over the years. The first chamber formed in the 1500s as protection from ruthless competitors, greedy tax collectors and bandits along trade routes. Over the past 25 years, the mainstay for chambers was mixers; mixing people in a room while they enjoyed mixed drinks.

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