Queen Creek Chamber Non-Profit Summit


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Queen Creek Chamber Non-Profit Summit

QC Chamber Hosts Non-Profit Summit

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – On Thursday, March 2nd the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Non-Profit Summit. Local community non-profit organizations including small startups such as the Chosen Warrior Cancer Support Foundation to established, large organizations such as Dignity Health came together to find new ways to work together to support people in the Queen Creek and San Tan Valley area. Queen Creek Town Council Members Robin Benning, Bryan McClure, and Dawn Oliphant were also in attendance. Individuals were given the opportunity to network and share the issues they are seeing in their organizations and community.

The meeting also addressed the community needs survey conducted by the chamber. “Coming out of the pandemic, organizations were telling us they were seeing rising mental health issues such as depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence.” said Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. “Our survey also told us that most organizations are still recovering from various effects of the pandemic.”

The survey reported that the three biggest needs for organizations are volunteers, increased funding due to inflation costs, and connecting with other non-profit organizations and community partners. Other areas of need in the community are affordable housing, substance and mental health resources, and general help in areas of employment, housing, and food services.

“I am so extremely grateful for the opportunity that was presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce to network with other like-minded community members and service providers.” Said Pam Kavathas, Certified Senior Advisor with Amore Senior Support Network, “I strongly believe when we unite our efforts, we can become an unstoppable force working together to address the varied needs of our communities. What a blessing and honor it is to be part of a team like this.”

The next Non-Profit Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 19th from 8:30am – 10:30am. All area community service organizations, mental health and health care

providers, and churches are welcome to attend. You can find more information at queencreekchamber.com


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