Press Releases

2013


Arizona Chamber statement on Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
Oct. 30, 2013

PHOENIX – Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement on Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, the subject of a symposium held today at the state Senate:

Arizona Chamber on Capitol Hill urges Congress to take up immigration reform
Oct. 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer is on Capitol Hill today leading a group of Arizonans urging the state’s congressional delegation to pass an immigration reform package this year.

Arizona Manufacturers Council Heads to Prescott for 2013 Environmental and Sustainability Summit
Aug. 19, 2013

PHOENIX - The Arizona Manufacturers Council's 2013 Environmental and Sustainability Summit (ESS) will take place Thursday and Friday, August 22-23 in Prescott, Arizona.

Arizona Chamber launches new, state-of-the-art website
Jul. 9, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to unveil the new azchamber.com – a vibrant, modern and more user-friendly source for the latest news in the Arizona business community.

New Chairman and Officers Installed at Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jun. 28, 2013

PHOENIX - Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in anticipation of the July 1 start of the Chamber’s next fiscal year and the installation of a new chairman and a slate of new officers:

Arizona Chamber Foundation Names New Executive Director
Jun. 28, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber Foundation, a 501c(3) non-partisan research and policy analysis organization affiliated with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced today that Gretchen Martinez will serve as the Foundation’s new executive director. Martinez will also serve as the Chamber’s vice president of public policy, a role in which she will help develop the organization’s annual Business Agenda.

Arizona Chamber applauds Senate passage of immigration legislation, urges House to take next step
Jun. 27, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry applauds Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake for their leadership in the passage of immigration reform in the U.S. Senate.

Arizona Chamber welcomes immigration reform debate in U.S. Senate
Jun. 10, 2013

PHOENIX — Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate's consideration of S. 744, the comprehensive immigration bill:

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Welcomes New Board Member, Valerie Spicer of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association
May 20, 2013

PHOENIX — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce the addition of Valerie Spicer, Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), to the Arizona Chamber Board of Directors.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Honor Alice Cooper at Annual Heritage Award Dinner
Apr. 23, 2013

PHOENIX - The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present the 2012 Arizona Heritage Award to Alice Cooper this Friday, April 26th at the organization’s annual Heritage Award Dinner.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce Applauds Introduction of Immigration Reform Package
Apr. 16, 2013

PHOENIX – Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer today made the following statement regarding the release of a 17-page summary of comprehensive immigration reform legislation:

Release of 2013-2014 Budget Recommendations
Apr. 1, 2013

This week the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is releasing its annual Fiscal Policy Task Force budget recommendations for 2013-2014. Each year the Chamber outlines spending priorities from the business community’s perspective for the Legislature and the Governor to take into consideration when passing the budget.

Gang of Eight hits the sweet spot
Mar. 27, 2013

Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake and fellow Gang of Eight members Sens. Chuck Schumer and Michael Bennet will be using some time during the spring congressional recess to tour the Arizona-Mexico border as part of their work to sell their comprehensive immigration reform package.

Chamber joins business community in support of Common Core, better assessment
Mar. 23, 2013

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry was proud to join business leaders from across the state on this letter in declaring our support for Arizona's Common Core standards and a student assessment better aligned with these strengthened standards.

Arizona Business Community Rallies Behind McCain, Flake Efforts on Immigration Reform
Feb. 25, 2012

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and over 125 members of Arizona's business community today released a letter endorsing the efforts of Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake in reforming the country's immigration system.

The Arizona Chamber Commends Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake for Leading the Push on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Jan. 28, 2013

PHOENIX – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including our own John McCain and Jeff Flake have announced their support for a framework of sweeping immigration reforms that have long been supported by Arizona’s - and the nation’s - business community.

Chambers from across Arizona support Gov. Brewer on Medicaid
Jan. 16, 2013

PHOENIX – Chambers of commerce from across Arizona today released the following letter stating support for Gov. Jan Brewer's call to expand Medicaid in the state.

Arizona Chamber Reacts to State of the State Address
Jan. 14, 2013

PHOENIX – Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Jan Brewer’s State of the State address today.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry releases its 2013 Business Agenda
Jan. 11, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released its 2013 Business Agenda at the organization’s annual Legislative Forecast Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix before a crowd of over 1,000 attendees.

Arizona Chamber Foundation Study Examines Impact of Increased Reliance on User Fees
Jan. 3, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber Foundation today released a study that examines the economic and legal impact of fund sweeps and the resulting increase in reliance on user fees.