Chandler's history began when its founder, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, arrived in Prescott, the capital of the Arizona Territory, in 1887 as the first appointed veterinary surgeon to the region. Unfortunately, the entire southwest was experiencing a severe drought. Dr. Chandler found that he was unable to help the area's cattle herds and resigned his post and made plans to move on to California. However, as he arrived in the small frontier town of Phoenix, a deluge of rain began to fall that halted all travel. Dr. Chandler watched from his hotel room as the desert blossomed into a fantastic array of renewed life. The doctor, moved by what he saw and the possibilities it foretold, reconsidered his resignation and canceled his departure.
Businesses find a favorable base of suppliers and support services, a location that provides a solid transportation and distribution base on a local and national basis. Successful companies are finding our community one of the places that can accommodate their expansion or relocation plans and provide the quality of life their family desires.
What matters most to the business community and the people who live in our community? Quality of life. It's the measure of all the things that make a community great to live in. We are dedicated to insuring that the quality of life in our community remains a focal point for all. Click here to learn about our vision for our community's ongoing Economic Vitality, Educational Programs, Health and Wellness, Public Safety, Welfare and our Environment.
Our city strives to insure that the growth and development of our business community brings long term living-wage jobs to our citizens. The Chamber represents the face of business and its concerns in our meetings with local government. Our members and local business who care about the future of our community must seek full assessments and evaluations of all the hidden costs for growth and development by not accepting the traditional simplistic rationale of jobs, money and "affordable housing".
Important Local Business Links
Visit Chandler - Find shopping, dining and more
City of Chandler Government . - City of Chandler web page
Mayor's Office - 480-782-2200
City of Chandler Information - 480-782-2220
Maricopa County Information - 602-263-8856
Business License & Sales Tax 480-782-2280
Public Library - 480-782-2803
Motor Vehicles License/Registration - 602-255-0072
Economic Development Division - 480- 782-3030
Mission Statement Chandler Chamber of Commerce
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce supports business and our community by providing vital programs and services that attract and retain business while embracing our diversity.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce gives businesses access to powerful local resources. It's what we do...from offering networking events, promotional opportunities and publicity for your business to supporting businesses through legislative advocacy.
We believe all businesses can benefit from membership; here are just a few of the member benefits we offer:
The Business Connection Newsletter
The newsletter offers select advertising space for Chamber members. Over 1,500 newsletters are printed and distributed monthly.
Chamber Advantage Direct Inserts
To be inserted in the Chamber's direct mail marketing piece, members supply 1,500 flyers, monthly. The Chamber absorbs all processing and postage fees.
Chandler Relocation Package
Insert a business flyer or brochure within the Chandler Relocation Packet, which is sent to businesses and individuals year-round. Approximately 1,000 relocation packets are sent annually to people inquiring about relocation to Chandler. Member supplies flyers.
Membership Directory and Map
Showcase your business by taking advantage of advertising opportunities in the annual Chandler Chamber Membership Directory and City Map.
The Chamber provides a strong business presence at all levels of government to protect and advance business interests.
Display Your Business Cards and Company Brochures
In the Chamber's lobby to reach hundreds of visitors each month.
Membership investment is 99% tax deductible as a business expense, not a charitable donation.
From the 3,000+ contacts, consumers and businesses have with the Chamber every year can mean extra business for your company.
With all of these benefits and resources available. . . Membership in the Chamber of Commerce makes good business sense.
CONNECTING YOU TO THE POWER OF BUSINESS