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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.


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 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 Awareness Committee

Desert Awareness Committee

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St. Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Diane Vaszily

Email Address: davaszily@prodigy.net

Phone Number: 480-488-1090

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

Resource Description:
Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Our mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join us in understanding, conserving and preserving our fragile desert, its plants and animals, its water and wildlife. Our Desert Reach fourth grade program--providing hands-on desert ecology experiences is supplemented by our latest publication Chloe and the Desert Heroes. Our desert edibles and medicinal seminars for the public at large explain how to harvest, prepare and use desert plants. We steward Desert Awareness Park, located in Cave Creek, where you'll find short trails , an interpretive center, picnic areas and an abundance of meaningful information about the desert.

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Organizations

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St

Organizer Contact: Raye Gall

Email Address: rgall@vosymca.org

Phone Number: 480-596-9622

Web Address: https://valleyymca.org/

Resource Description:
After School Programs,Fitness, Volunteer Opportunities, Summer Camp, Sports

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.


Desert Foothills Theater

Desert Foothills Theater

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Meribeth Reeves

Email Address: meribeth@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1981

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

Resource Description:
FCF's Desert Foothills Theater is an award-winning theater that has been presenting work in the far north valley since 1975. Theater changes lives and we invite all community members to be part of that life-changing experience by providing performance, volunteer, education and attendance opportunities for everyone! We invite participation through open auditions for all adult and youth shows; through a variety of educational opportunities including classes, camps, post-performance talkbacks, pre-performance "meet ups"; and by providing volunteer opportunities in all areas and aspect of theater production. We provide training and support for those interested in learning more about backstage work and we do it all in a positive, welcoming and supportive environment. We invite you to experience the life-changing world of theater with us.

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.


Foothills Community Foundation

Foothills Community Foundation

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture, Education

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St., Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Chris Winger

Email Address: chris@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1090

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

Resource Description:

A vibrant community celebrating art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and engaging in lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles, FCF (Foothills Community Foundation) is a unique organization that brings support, opportunity and community service to the Desert Foothills. FCF currently addresses community needs by community service, cultural programs, and the support of education. These are provided by FCF's programs including Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, Holland Community Center, Partners in Education and Kachina's Place.


Holland Community Center

Holland Community Center

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen, Adult, Seniors

Resource Category: Arts & Culture

Resource Location: 34250 N 60th St. Bldg. B Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Organizer Contact: Terrie Rickard

Email Address: terrier@azfcf.org

Phone Number: 480-488-1090

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

Resource Description:
The FCF-Holland Community Center is a 100% privately funded community center in the far north valley. It is home to a variety of classes, workshops and lecture series, a non-traditional art gallery --activities offered to the public. It also has six modern, equipped rooms available for rental.

Kachina's Place

Kachina's Place

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

Age Group: Youth, Teen

Resource Category: Social Services

Resource Location: 28437 N 58th St.Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Organizer Contact: Linda Borman

Email Address: info@kachinasplace.org

Phone Number: 480-707-3117

Web Address: http://kachinasplace.org/

Resource Description:
Kachina's Place provides therapeutic equestrian activities using rescued and trained horses for those with physical, cognitive, and emotional limitations. We improve quality of life through our equine-based therapy. By engaging in these activities our participants gain self-confidence and learn problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills. We provide a safe environment and provide opportunities to experiment, problem-solve, take risks, employ creativity, and ultimately find solutions that end up not only helping relationships with the horses, but in all areas of life.

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.