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The Mesa Chamber of Commerce organizes a number of Committees to advocate on behalf of industry clusters within the Chamber. Many of those committees meet monthly, and here is a summary of February’s meetings.

Mesa Financial Network

The Mesa Financial Network gathered in February to enjoy a fantastic presentation from Erik Reichstein, AAMS, CRPC, and a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, as he shared a presentation regarding the stock and bond markets and their impact both globally and locally. There was a great discussion of the recent activity from the federal reserve and others in the Financial Sector and how it has impacted the economy locally.

Non-Profit Vitality Council

Copa Health provided a great high level overview of their organization and programming for the public. COPA runs a restaurant at Leisure World, and a number of different activities in different areas to engage their clients in the community and work.

Kerrie talked about Ronald McDonald House and shared the information about what the organization does including run 3 separate houses. She shared that Yuma was the county in AZ that has the greatest numbers of participants. They accept families from anywhere, including more than 30 families from other countries.

Future of Retail Mesa (F.o.R.M.)

The Future of Retail Mesa (F.o.R.M.) meeting provided a valuable look at some initiatives being championed by the Chamber for retail members. Chamber Staff Liaison and Chamber Director of Membership Services Trish Heiden shared the work that the Chamber has started to showcase member restaurants through and easy to engage “meeting lunch menu” for members that need to order set lunches for upcoming meetings. Director of Communications Bob Nelson shared that the committee is looking for a member chair. Bob also shared that the Chamber has started a retail incubator partnership with Superstition Springs Mall that will result in a number of activities and opportunities for new retail business development.

Mesa East Valley Technology Council

Mesa East Valley Technology Council’s February meeting was a full agenda of technology work. Committee Chair Diane Meza shared information on the Intern program offered by Bank of America through the Maricopa IT Institute. Bob Nelson, Chamber Staff Liaison to the committee, shared on behalf of the Chamber and Meta information on two upcoming complimentary workshops for small business owners and nonprofit organizations happening in March. The group discussed the upcoming technology survey that the committee was working on and planned a networking event in March to come together.

Healthcare Committee

Find the Healthcare Committee’s meeting review for February here.

Government Affairs Committee

Find the Government Affairs Committee’s meeting review for February here.

Mesa Veterans Program

Find the Mesa Veterans Program’s meeting review for February here.