On July 2, 2018, a new chairman, Steve Byfield, general manager of Roadhaven Resort, assumed leadership of the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Byfield has served on the Apache Junction Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and will now step up to serve as Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Andrea Chisolm, Owner of Amazing Dental Care, who extended her term to provide additional support to the chamber while the chairman position was open. Andrea will now rotate back into the past chairman position.
Mr. Byfield expressed, “It is a true honor to be stepping into the role of chairman of this iconic institution. For more than 30 years, I’ve helped build and grow HOA’s and helped those HOA’s build and grow our businesses and communities. Now, in addition to that work, I’m very excited to support Apache Junction businesses and the community in a different way —an even bigger way.”
During his term, Mr. Byfield will focus on developing critical new initiatives to support the business economy. These initiatives include:
- A member-to-member program
- Business relationship development
- Directing new business opportunities to local companies
- Ensuring Apache Junction has a favorable climate for job creation
- Promoting new infrastructure investment and economic growth
- Increasing diversity and inclusion within the Chamber and helping the Apache Junction Chamber grow.
Chamber President and CEO Mike Eastwood said, “The Apache Junction Chamber is thrilled and very fortunate to be gaining Steve Byfield as its leader. He is deeply involved in our business community’s partnerships with civic organizations, non-profits and all sectors of industry. He knows how we can all work together to make Apache Junction a great city in which to live and work.”
Matt Fliss, with Edward Jones in Gold Canyon, was elected as Vice-Chairman. Matt has served on the Board of Directors and is also the President of the Gold Canyon Business Alliance.
Audrie Ouellette, owner of 11 Little Caesars in the East Valley, is the Secretary of the Board of Directors Executive Committee and has also elected to take on the additional role of Treasurer.
For more information about Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, go to www.ajchamber.com or stop by and visit us at 567 West Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ.