The Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce plays an active role in its community by way of local support of programs that help better the community we serve. As part of the Chamber, we invite you to show your support of our partnerships! Below, you will find information about programs and initiatives we are currently involved with.
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY
Event Hosting -
Held each year on the first Friday of October, we register to host a local event showcasing our local manufacturers to our Junior and Senior students. We work with Gila Bend Unified School District and coordinate with local businesses to provide a fun day of exploration and learning in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of manufacturers!
READ ON GILA BEND
Gila Bend is officially a Read On Arizona Community, and the Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of Read On Gila Bend to help champion a commitment to improving early literacy levels and help build awareness of the Read On mission! As part of Read On Gila Bend, we would encourage our Chamber Members in Gila Bend to help promote awareness! An easy way to help is to download one of the Read On AZ posters and place it someplace visible to your patrons!
SHOP SMALL SATURDAYS
Champion the Cause -
As a Chamber of Commerce, it's our business to champion small businesses! Shop Small/Small Business Saturday is a movement we support as often as possible. We spread the word about the importance of shopping local and shopping small through our Facebook page. We encourage our Members to share their special events and sales with our readership. In 2020, we plan on doing a Shop Small event showcasing local businesses in Gila Bend!
College Scholarship -
Like our children's future, this section is a work in progress.
TOWN OF GILA BEND - TOURISM
Office of Tourism -
The Town of Gila Bend is a sanctioned Office of Tourism in the State of Arizona. We have partnered with the town to promote tourism. We do this by participating in events like Butterfield Stage Days and Desert Shrimp Fest, promoting the town's visitgilabend.com website, and acting as Ambassadors for the town at conferences.
Gila Bend 2020 Census -
The census matters to Gila Bend, and has an impact on our daily lives - the roads we drive on, access to health care, school lunch programs, even our political representation. The census is our once in a decade opportunity to shape the next ten years for Gila Bend. The Chamber has provided posters for you to print out and post in your business window, at your office or next to the register as a way to do our part in making sure everyone gets counted in Gila Bend! Please download the appropriate poster for you: