Friday, January 19, 2018

Press Release - 33rd Annual Winterfest Offers Shopping Extravaganza and Fun For All

33rd Annual Winterfest Offers Shopping Extravaganza and Fun For All

More than 30,000 area residents and winter visitors will invade the downtown business district in February when they attend Lake Havasu City’s premier winter event, the Winterfest Street Festival. Now in its 33rd year, Winterfest is an all-encompassing event that provides a fantastic shopping opportunity combined with fun for the entire family. Anderson Auto Group is the premier sponsor of Winterfest.
This year’s event is Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Winterfest is held in Havasu’s Downtown District, on McCulloch Boulevard between Smoketree and Acoma Avenues.
More than 250 vendors and local organizations will line the boulevard in the allotted 425-plus booth
spaces offering a wide variety of items including fine art, crafts, jewelry, bed linens, home décor, automobile products, and more. A new and unique vendor this year is Island Girlz Designs from Henderson, NV. Island Girls repurpose books into crafty home décor.
Fair foods are also a highlight of the event. This year you’ll find everything from hot dogs to smoothies and everything in between. The food court area is located midway along the route. Festival go-ers are welcome to enter the entertainment and beer garden area at the city park at McCulloch and Querio to sit and enjoy their lunches and have a beer or glass of wine, while listening to live music Saturday afternoon. Other entertainment includes opening ceremonies courtesy of Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen, music from the Colomonde Chorus and the posting of the colors by the Lake Havasu City Marine Corps League.
Also in the park, Anderson Auto Group will be having a large tent sale with nearly 100 vehicles from their many dealerships on site.
Activities for the kids are also part of this great Havasu event.
For more information on Winterfest or any other Chamber program, call 928-855-4115, or visit www.havasuchamber.com.

Press Release - Niki Nickle of Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Completes First Year at Institute for Organization Management

Niki Nickle of Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Completes First Year at Institute for Organization Management
A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C.
— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Niki Nickle,  Membership and Events Manager, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at University of Arizona in Tuscon.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.
Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

Ribbon Cutting - The Frank-n-Stein Pub

The Frank-n-Stein Pub
2061 Swanson Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new Chamber member and the Grand Opening for The Frank-n-Stein Pub, located at 2061 Swanson Ave.  Attending the ceremony from left to right were Mike Schuler, Kathie Schuler, Kristal Jacob, Lucky Atkinson, Jennifer Whetten, Melissa Volquardsen, Janina Robertson, Kathy Baumer, Audrey Hoyt, Eileen Reed, and Lisa Krueger.

Ribbon Cutting - At Your Service Homecare & Medical Supply

At Your Service Homecare & Medical Supply
2125 N McCulloch Blvd. #B
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for At Your Service Homecare & Medical Supply, located at 2125 N McCulloch Blvd. #B.  Started in 1993 and celebrating 20 years as a Chamber member, At Your Service provides in-home adult care. After purchasing Rose of Sharon Medical Service in 2003, it also specializes in mobility products. At Your Service is a Medicare provider. Attending the ceremony from left to right were Tom Otero, Janina Robertson, Ashley Bartosiewicz, Joe& Carolyn Ribaudo – Owners, Dennis Bonne, Ryan Clemons and Steve Bentley.

Ribbon Cutting - Sunsets & Soles

Sunsets & Soles
2093 N. McCulloch Blvd. #102
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Sunsets & Soles new location at 2093 N McCulloch Blvd. #102.  Sunsets & Soles offers stylish and trendy, desert-friendly clothing. Get shoes for the office, a night out or a day at the lake. All at a reasonable price point. Attending the ceremony from left to right were Kathy Baumer, Lisa Krueger, Steve Bentley, Lucky Atkinson, Sylvia Tolleson – Owner, Audrey Hoyt and Kathie Schuler.

Ground Breaking - Mudshark Brewing Company

Mudshark Brewing Company
210 Swanson Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ground breaking ceremony for Mudshark Brewing Company to celebrate an expansion to the production facility. The expansion will offer tours and be available for private parties. Mudshark is a sustainable brewery that is solar powered and recycles its water. It employs over 70 people and will be adding 20 more jobs upon completion of the expansion. Going on 20 years of brewing (Sept.4, 2018 will be its 20th Anniversary). Mudshark Brewery is community driven, our community is everything. Attending the ceremony from left to right were Tony Beck, Lisa Krueger, Audrey Hoyt, Lucky Atkinson, James Gray – Partnership for Economic Development, Tina Stocking – Owner, Mayor Mark Nexsen, Scott Stocking – Owner, Phil Sepulveda, Steve McDevitt, Melissa Volquardsen, Jennifer Whetten, Kathy Casey and Janina Robertson.