AJ Chamber of Commerce
Shop Local Program
Did you know that for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local community? This program is designed to incentivize our locals shopping local during the quietest time of the year, from May 1st through October 31st.
Businesses who take part in the Shop Local Program typically offer a 10%, 15%, or 20% discount to consumers who present a Shop Local discount card or downloaded app. Weekly featured businesses increase the discount they offer by an additional 10% for one week only.
True Guns Hits A Bullseye
“I guess I just love guns,” Larry Stover said when asked why he was opening True Guns. “My family was in law enforcement and there were always guys around who felt the same way.” In March, Larry and his partner, Charlie Wise, stocked the display cases, filled the walls and opened True Guns at 1075 S. Idaho Rd., Suite 213 in Apache Junction. They celebrated their grand opening on June 3.
CAC Hosts Arizona Advanced Technologies Corridor Industry Skills Summit
In May, Central Arizona College hosted the Arizona Advanced Technologies Corridor Industry Skills Summit. More than 80 college representatives and manufacturers participated in the one day technology session. Central Arizona College, Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College heard from companies such as Raytheon, Intel, Lucid Motors, Abbott Nutrition, Honeywell, and others. The industry leaders in the room represented more than 18,000 employees and more than 400 years of personal experience in the manufacturing industry.