EVP News

APS’s Jeff Guldner Takes the Helm of the EVP Board

Incoming chair to join new president/CEO Denny Barney in advancing business,  community initiatives in growing PHX East Valley

With a goal of building on the strengths of one of the fastest-growing areas of metropolitan Phoenix, Jeffrey B. Guldner has assumed an 2-year term as chair of East Valley Partnership. read more


Dear East Valley Partnership Members,

Greetings! We hope you are coping with our typical hot June weather as well as can be expected.

As you know, we’ve had a transition in leadership at the Partnership. We bid farewell to John Lewis in late May, Mike Hutchinson moved into a full time role as Executive Vice President and I officially came on board as the CEO/President on June 1st (Read more about this transition via East Valley Tribune.) read more

PHX East Valley Celebrates National Small-Business Month with Purpose

Original Article Published via Phoenix Business Journal

The origins of PHX East Valley — which includes Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and Tempe — are rooted in farming, ranching, small business, education, manufacturing, technology and the Wild West. read more

Two Congress Members Civilly Discuss their Differences

Original Article via East Valley Tribune

The East Valley Partnership’s annual Statespersons’ Luncheon brought together two members of Congress from across the aisle who bridged the partisan divide to discuss NAFTA and other issues that affect Arizonans. read more

FYI FRIDAY | Roundup of Timely Regional Events as of May 4

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Are you an EVP Member?

Join us on Thursday, May 24th for our “Back to the Future”Annual Membership Meeting

Sponsored by CopperPoint Mutual

We look forward to celebrating the past, present, and future of our thriving region with our current members and guests on May 24th at Mesa Community College in the Navajo meeting room (1833 W Southern Ave., Mesa, Arizona). This event is FREE to all EVP Members but registration is required. read more

2018 East Valley Partnership Annual Membership Meeting

We are going “Back to the Future Part:#PHXEastValley” on Thursday, May 24th as the East Valley Partnership hosts our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting sponsored by CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Companies. read more

Autonomous Vehicles – A Key Industry in Arizona

Autonomous Vehicles in the PHX East Valley

Autonomous vehicles, once a concept of science fiction, are suddenly becoming a reality thanks to big names in the technology and transportation industry. These companies such as Waymo, Intel and GM among others have helped pave the way for the future of safe and efficient transportation. read more

FYI FRIDAY |Roundup of Timely Regional Events as of April 13

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Join us on April 20th at the 2018 Statespersons’ Luncheon

*Registration Closes Today at 5pm (4/13)*

Join us on Friday, April 20 for the 2018 Statespersons’ Luncheon sponsored by APS at EVIT Culinary Banquet Hall for a conversation between Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-5) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) moderated by Jeff Guldner (APS). Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available. read more

FYI FRIDAY |Roundup of Timely Regional Events as of April 6

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PHX East Valley Headlines You Might Have Missed:

  • Maricopa County Community College District Announces Four New College Presidents Read More
  • Park University Announces New Campus Center in Gilbert, Arizona’s Heritage District Read More
  • ASU-Starbucks Progress Update Read More
  • National Bank of Arizona Exec Earns Honor Read More
  • FirstBank Pumps Free Gas to Boost Arizona Gives Day Read More
  • Arizona Focusing on Keeping Top Working Talent in State Read More
  • Report: Arizona Ranks #5 for Economic Momentum Read More

Upcoming Regional Events:

April 6 | 19th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival | 5-10PM

Come and enjoy a spectacular weekend of great Jazz in a variety of outdoor venues. All performances are free. While you enjoy many of the free performances you can also visit the galleries, restaurants and shops that make Downtown Chandler a great place to visit. The downtown area has plenty of free parking available. And you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor performances. Click here for more info. read more

FYI Friday | Roundup of Timely Regional Events as of March 30th

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April 3 | Chandler Mayor’s Listening Tour | 6pm @ Frye Elementary School

Join Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny for his 2018 Listening Tour. During the event, residents will have the opportunity to meet the Mayor, City Councilmembers, Neighborhood Advisory Committee members, City staff from several departments/divisions, including Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Streets, Water, Code Enforcement and more.  Additional details found here. read more