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Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce

Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce

Region: Anthem, North Phoenix

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

Resource Location: 3701 W Anthem Way, Suite 202-1 Anthem, AZ 85086

Organizer Contact:

Email Address:

Phone Number: 623-322-9127

Web Address: https://anthemareachamber.org/

Resource Description:

The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce was formed when businesses from Anthem, New River, Desert Hills, and Tramonto joined forces to promote business in the Anthem Area. The purpose of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is to support the growth and development of businesses in the area while enhancing the quality of life in the surrounding communities. As our membership grows, we are shaping the North Valley into a dynamic business environment and making the community an exceptional place to live and work. The Anthem Area Chamber is here to provide opportunities, share ideas and connect  people.


Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

Region: Carefree, Cave Creek

Age Group: Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

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Organizer Contact: Patty Villeneuve

Email Address: chamber@carefreecavecreek.org

Phone Number: 480-488-3381

Web Address: http://www.carefreecavecreek.org

Resource Description:

The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit organization that operates to enhance our local business environment and the community. Our priority is helping your business succeed by providing referral, networking and educational opportunities.

One of the best ways to promote your business and our community is to be active in the Chamber. As a member, you become part of a large network of businesses.


Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association

Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association

Region: Cave Creek

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

Resource Location: 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd. #8, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Evelyn Johnson

Email Address:

Phone Number: 480-437-1110

Web Address: http://cavecreekmerchants.com/

Resource Description:
Cave Creek is Arizona's most unique western town and offers spectacular beauty and excitement for the residents and visitors that visit our distinctive locale and for the businesses that call this special place home. The Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association is focused on the development, management and implementation of Cave Creek's signature events and providing marketing leadership for our merchants and organizations. Cave Creek Merchants work together as a team to benefit all in our community We are excited to be working closely with other business leaders to build a strong foundation and to enhance long-term opportunities for your business or organization in our unique and distinctive town. This goes for our residents, too.

Cave Creek Museum

Cave Creek Museum

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Adult, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture

Resource Location: 6140 Skyline Drive, Cave Creek AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Evelyn Johnson

Email Address: evelyn@cavecreekmuseum.com

Phone Number: 480-488-2764

Web Address: http://www.cavecreekmuseum.org

Resource Description:

Cave Creek Museum -- From horse soldiers to resort developments-- the desert foothills have been a spectacle of historic and prehistoric dimensions. Set in the shadow of looming Black Mountain, the Museum offers a view to the past. Thousands of years ago, Hohokam farmers dug 2,000 miles of irrigation canals to water their crops. Tools, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts in the Museum collection give insight into these productive, innovative people.

In the late 1800s, people returned again to farm, ranch and prospect for gold, silver, copper, jasper and other mineral riches. See the implements, home goods and special exhibits describing the lives and experiences of our most recent predecessors.

The first church of Cave Creek and the last tubercular cabin in the state, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Golden Reef Stamp Mill are among the outside exhibits. Cave Creek Museum Docents share anecdotes and additional information to enrich the extensive exhibits and your experience---or enjoy the Museum on your own. The spectacular history of the Desert Foothills is yours to see and enjoy at the Cave Creek Museum. Open October through May 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Open early on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and holidays. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students. Children free. (480) 488-2764 or www.cavecreekmuseum.org


Cave Creek Unified School District

Cave Creek Unified School District

Region: Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Entire Family

Resource Category: Education

Resource Location: 33016 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266/PO Box 426, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

Organizer Contact: Julia Scotto, Ex. Assistant to the Superintendent & Governing Board

Email Address: jscotto@ccusd93.org

Phone Number: 480-575-2000

Web Address: http://ccusd93.org

Resource Description:

The award-winning Cave Creek Unified School District encompasses 175 square miles of the Sonoran Desert and includes a portion of the following communities:  Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Rio Verde and Unorganized areas.  Our students receive an outstanding education in our five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. As a small district with approximately 5,400 students, students receive personalized attention, quality signature programs and skillful, quality staff to guide and motivate them.  Parents and community members are always welcome in our schools as volunteers and are encouraged to become involved. CCUSD students and staff embody our mission:  Inspire Excellence!


Desert Foothills Library

Desert Foothills Library

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331

Organizer Contact: David Court

Email Address: dcourt@dfla.org

Phone Number: 480-488-2286

Web Address: http://www.desertfoothillslibrary.org/

Resource Description:

The Desert Foothills Library is a full service privately funded public library. We offer a full program of cultural and educational events for adults and children and are open 7 days a week. The library is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is funded by donations from the community and income from activities in the library such as the Chapter2 book store and our passport acceptance office. Chapter2 is the largest used book store north of the 101 freeway. Our passport office processes over 1,600 applications annually. The Library mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture by providing personalized and responsive resources, services, social and learning opportunities to the community it serves.


Education & Community Services (ECS)

Education & Community Services (ECS)

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Social Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: ECS Office, 33016 North 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Organizer Contact: Gina Durbin

Email Address: ecssupport@ccusd93.org

Phone Number: 480-575-2440

Web Address: http://www.ecsforall.org

Resource Description:

Education & Community Services (ECS) provides well rounded programs and extra-curricular offerings for students of all ages, parents and community members throughout the year. We encourage everyone to pursue and develop their interests, try something new and be engaged with the community around them. Our Preschool, Kid’s Club, Enrichment and A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention programs create opportunities and solutions for the variety of needs of a growing family and engaged community members.

The Child’s Play Preschool offers four locations in the Cave Creek/North Scottsdale/North Phoenix area. Each provides a variety of programs including World Language, ABC Music and Me, Character Counts, STEM, Get Ready to Read, and Love and Logic®. The Kid’s Club program offers before and after care for elementary age students at all five CCUSD elementary sites. Summer, Spring Break and Winter Break Camps are also available. Enrichment programs are available all year round for children ages three to adults. The topics of Enrichment range from art, sports, theater, academics, etc. Workshops and forums on trending, relevant topics such as social media awareness, drug trends, character education and transition forms for Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School are made available to parents and community members through the A.W.A.R.E. Parents and Prevention.

ECS is a division of Cave Creek Unified School District and was established in 1974 with a grant from the Mott Foundation. ECS takes pride in providing lifelong learning and quality programs for youth through adults, with an emphasis on programs for school age children.

Please visit our ECS website at, www.ecsforall.org to learn what we can provide for your family and how we can strengthen the community we call home.


New River/Desert Hills Community Association

New River/Desert Hills Community Association

Region: Anthem, New River, North Phoenix

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

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Web Address: http://www.newriver-deserthillscommunityassociation.org/

Resource Description:
The New River/Desert Hills Community Association is dedicated to the preservation of our Community and its rural life style as reflected by the Maricopa County Land Use Plan, New River Area Plan. We are working to make New River/Desert Hills the best community in Arizona and we need your support.

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Region: Anthem, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Chamber of Commerce

Resource Location: 3141 East Beardsley Road Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85050

Organizer Contact:

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Phone Number: 602-482-3344

Web Address: http://www.northphoenixchamber.com/

Resource Description:
In 2013, the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 years of service to businesses throughout the North Phoenix Valley. Our Members range from individual business men and women who want to become involved within his or her business community; small business owners and entrepreneurs with fewer than 10 employees, all the way to companies with over a hundred employees. Our service area reaches from Northern Avenue north to Anthem; and 51st Avenue east to Scottsdale Road. There are over 18,000 businesses in our service area and the numbers keep growing. Our Members want to help make North Phoenix a commerce destination and value teamwork and networking as tools of growth.

Sonoran Arts League

Sonoran Arts League

Region: Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, North Phoenix, North Scottsdale

Age Group: Teen, Adults, Seniors, Entire Family

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Organizations

Resource Location: At Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Rd, Suite 144, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Pat Bell-Demers, Executive Director

Email Address: info@sonoranartsleague.org

Phone Number: 480-575-6624

Web Address: http://www.sonoranartsleague.org

Resource Description:

The Sonoran Arts League is a non-profit, volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education. Comprised of more than 700 artists/art enthusiasts, the League presents exceptional programs for people of all ages, experience and interests. 
 
Over 700 members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education, as well as free veteran art classes. The League produces several events, such as the annual Hidden in The Hills Artist Studio Tour, Sonoran Small Works Art Show, Sonoran Festival of Art, April for the Arts, Holiday Artisan Markets at Gallery at el Pedregal and also partners with the Foothills Food Bank on the annual Empty Bowls Project. 
With a special focus on mentoring youth, the League fosters artistic growth in the following ways: Youth art and scholarships, Incentive awards, Art experiences and resources, and the Foothills Art Academy (partnering with ECS, a division of CCUSD).
The League teams with The Boulders Resort to bring the public an exceptional collection of artwork, art workshops, artists-in-residence, and art events – all in one beautiful place, “The Gallery at el Pedregal”.  The Gallery offers a rotating collection of one-of-a-kind juried works by League artists, art workshops, artists-in-residence, youth art and veteran exhibits, and other art events throughout the year. (34505 N. Scottsdale Road, second floor) Gallery is open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 
ART REACH Community Studio at Stagecoach Village: A community experience and destination for enhancing lives and futures through art.  Join a workshop, experience an opportunity to create art and learn a new skill.  Come celebrate and support the power of art to enrich life, increase awareness, build community and add valuable skills.   The ART REACH Community Studio oversees the Free Veteran Art Classes.  Come discover the best creative resource in town!