Business meeting in the morning

"Tuesday, August 6, there will be a networking breakfast for businessmen and businesswomen throughout the Peoria area."

Welcome back, readers, to this week’s edition of Business Briefcase! For anyone new, this weekly segment is geared to inform Peoria residents of anything new in the area — business related, of course!

This week’s briefs will include a meeting, a mixer and a ribbon-cutting ceremony! Let’s get right to it.

First, the Peoria Chamber of Commerce’s Women 4 Women meeting for August is coming up. Friday, August 2, all businesswomen are invited to this meeting, which provides an opportunity for the group learn about business and grow. The meeting will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at 8385 W. Mariners Way, Suite 3. The Peoria Chamber of Commerce asks attendees to RSVP for the meeting. To do so, call Carmen McKinney at 623-979-3601 or visit

Then, support Savers’ Peoria location with a summer sale Saturday, August 3. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the store will offer 50% off all lightly used merchandise in select departments. The departments hosting the sale include clothes, shoes, accessories, bed/bath, houseware, jewelry, books, media and furniture. The 50% offer excludes all new merchandise, to be marked with red tags. Savers is at 7759 W. Bell Road.

For any further questions about the sale, contact Sean Supple at 623-878-2175.

Next, Tuesday, August 6, there will be a networking breakfast for businessmen and businesswomen throughout the Peoria area. The breakfast will take place from 7:30 until 8:45 a.m., and costs $15 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. This particular networking breakfast will feature Jessica Morrison — the owner of Allstate Vistancia and Peoria Chamber board secretary — as a guest presenter. Morrison will give a presentation on how to use technology to grow a business. Ironwood Councilman Bill Patena will be a special guest. The breakfast will be hosted by Montecito Senior Living, located at 17271 N. 87th Avenue.

To register for the networking breakfast, visit

Finally, welcome Mary Kay Cosmetics to the Peoria Chamber. Mary Kay Cosmetics will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, but the ribbon will be cut at 5:30 p.m. Mary Kay Cosmetics will also show off its new Glam Studio. For the kiddos, there will be a Disney princess on site for a meet and greet as well as photo opportunities. The ceremony will be located at 31095 N. 117th Drive.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Come back next week for more business related news in the Peoria area.

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