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24 Aug. 15 - Sept. 4, 2009
Kokopelli aids charities with casino night
Holding weekly events to celebrate 15th anniversary
Downtown Chandler’s Kokopelli Winery & Bistro Here’s how it works: Charities must preregister Interested charities should contact Dennis
reaches out to Chandler charities with a fun benefi t their organizations with Kokopelli Winery & Minchella at 602-330-4674.
event on Aug. 21: Casino Royale Night. Bistro, so they have complete contact information. To celebrate Kokopelli’s 15th anniversary in
The evening includes a James Bond look-alike Kokopelli provides each registered charity with September, parties are being held weekly,
contest, theme-song music, the old and new James a press release regarding the event to help them including the Crazy About Elvis Tribute Party Aug.
Bond movies and a charity casino in the winery. notify their membership of the event. 14-15; Casino Royale Fri., Aug. 21; Hawaiian Shirt
Local charities can benefi t by letting their When participants supporting charities inform and Grass Skirt Luau Wed., Aug. 26; Dinner with
membership know that when they purchase Kokopelli’s staff of their food and beverage bill, Valley Fever Improv comedy show at Art on Boston
casino chips to tell the Kokopelli staff which excluding tax and tip, at the Bistro during the Gallery Fri., Sept. 4; 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival
charity they wish to support, and 50 percent of event, Kokopelli rebates an additional 5 percent of Sept. 11-12; Winemaker’s Dinner Fri., Sept. 25 with
the memberships’ expenditures on chips will their purchases back to their charities. Participants 15th anniversary labels on Kokopelli’s new release
automatically go to the charity. If there is profi t are also given the opportunity to win prizes for wines.
after the cost of casino vendor’s rental and labor, participating in the casino event, including a Kokopelli is located at 35 W. Boston St. in historic
it will be divided and distributed evenly among the winemaker’s dinner, wine, tastings, gift certifi cates downtown Chandler. For more information, call
participating charities. and more. 480-792-6927 or visit
Young Kiwanis celebrate new chapter Zion & Zion sponsors
To celebrate the formation of a new Kiwanis Chandler Young Professionals club, Green Committee
a cocktail and dinner party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at Iguana
Mack’s Arizona Roadhouse, 1371 N. Alma School Rd. in Chandler.
By providing the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Green Committee with
In addition to recognizing the new club and its members, there will be a
sponsored public relations, social media and branding support, Zion & Zion
presentation of the charter from Kiwanis International.
will help the committee in its efforts to educate the community about green-
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to “changing the world,
friendly practices.
one child and one community at a time.” For information, visit “Zion & Zion is a leader in the marketing/advertising industry in its efforts
to diminish its carbon footprint,” says company spokesperson Ashley Oakes.
“Not only does Zion & Zion implement employee programs which help the
environment, initiatives are in place to target environmental responsibility in
Solar issue at Chandler
company operations. Now, in addition to its own internal efforts and the many
green-friendly clients who are part of Zion & Zion’s extensive and diversifi ed
Chamber update
client base, the fi rm is excited to take this new step to increase its green
momentum by sponsoring the Chandler Chamber Green Committee.”
Find out more about solar power at the next Economic
Update at noon Wed., Aug. 26 at Serrano’s Mexican
The mission of the Chandler Chamber Green Committee is to proactively
Restaurant, 141 S. Arizona Ave. in historic downtown
increase green efforts among our business community members through
education and leading by example. Each meeting incorporates a speaker from
“Could Chandler’s Moment in the Sun Be Near – Will
the community who educates on ways to make Chandler’s homes, businesses,
Chandler Be Key in Renewable Energy’s Future?” is the
and community more “green.” Previous speakers have been from the recycling
topic, hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, center, Green Build, USGBC and SRP with many more to come.
and presented by Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO The committee sponsors many recycling events throughout the year and
of the Arizona Technology Council. Zylstra will focus on
hosts educational fi eldtrips to local businesses such as recycling centers, solar
Steven G. Zylstra
Chandler’s position in renewable energy opportunities
companies and LEED-certifi ed facilities.
and will share the Arizona Technology Council’s work
The Chandler Chamber Green Committee meets the third Friday of every
to position the East Valley cities as “players” in the race for Arizona to become
month at 8 a.m. at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce located at 25 S.
a technology base. Zylstra will also discuss Orbital Sciences’ and Intel’s long-
Arizona Pl., Suite 201, in downtown Chandler. Visit www.chandlerchamber.
term commitments to Chandler and address who could, or should be next. The
event will also include an update from Christine Mackay, director of economic
com for more info.
development for the City of Chandler.
For more on Zion & Zion and the fi rm’s “Green” clients and sustainability
Cost to attend is $16 for members and $26 for non-members. Register online
initiatives, visit
at and click events calendar or call 480-963-4571 for
more information.
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