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Here are the award winners for the Chandler Chamber Community Awards. (Courtesy Chandler Chamber)
Here are the award winners for the Chandler Chamber Community Awards. (Courtesy Chandler Chamber)

Here are the award winners for the Chandler Chamber Community Awards. (Courtesy Chandler Chamber)

Read business and community news from September from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Phoenix area.


Here are the Chandler Chamber Community Award winners

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce honored the city's businesses, public servants and community members at the 33rd Chandler Chamber Community Awards held virtually Sept. 23.

Pesto Italian Eatery slated to open this month

Pesto Italian Eatery is scheduled to open this month in Chandler, according to the restaurant's website. The fast-casual restaurant is a build-your-own pasta concept.


Tacos Tijuana Taqueria opens location in Gilbert

Tacos Tijuana Taqueria opened a location at 51 S. McQueen Road, Gilbert, on Sept. 4. The restaurant serves street tacos on homemade tortillas.

Black Rock Coffee Bar set to open its first Gilbert location

Black Rock Coffee Bar will open its first Gilbert location Sept. 11 at 4925 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. It serves crafted coffee and other drinks.

Dulce Vida Coffee opens inside Gilbert's Tribe: House of Salons

Dulce Vida Coffee opened a location Aug. 16 inside Tribe: House of Salons at 1981 E. Pecos Road, Ste. 105, Gilbert. Previously, it ran out of a trailer, which it still uses. It is a vegan coffee shop.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.


The city of Chandler headquarters is in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler ends emergency declaration issued last March due to COVID-19

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke announced May 13 that he is rescinding the proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency in Chandler issued March 19, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Doug Ducey
Ducey unveils program to encourage individuals to return to work

Gov. Doug Ducey announced May 13 a three-part “Arizona Back to Work” program to incentivize residents to get off unemployment benefits and fill one of the state’s 160,000 to 180,000 open jobs.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Doug Ducey
Gov. Ducey signs bill to trim early voter roll

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on May 11 signed into law Senate Bill 1485, which will purge the permanent early voter rolls of anyone who has not voted by mail in the previous two election cycles.

Denise McCreery, d'vine Gourmet owner, first began her business as a means to rid her home of half-consumed wine bottles her husband, a wine distributor, brought home. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler's d'Vine Gourmet set to relocate to downtown this fall

Downtown Chandler will get a new business this fall when d'Vine Gourmet relocates its store to the space occupied by Sibley's West.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

COVID-19 vaccine
Arizona children ages 12-15 can be vaccinated starting May 13

Arizona Department of Health Services officials said they are ready to administer vaccines to the state’s 400,000 children in that age group at state-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

Several new businesses will be opening in Chandler in the next few months. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Conveyor belt sushi, wine bar and more: 5 businesses coming soon to Chandler

Several businesses will open in Chandler in the coming months including 99 Ranch Market, a revolving sushi bar and others.

Chandler USD headquarters. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board to discuss COVID-19 mitigation plan for upcoming year at May 12 meeting

The Chandler USD governing board will discuss the district's potential COVID-19 mitigation plan for the 2021-22 school year during a meeting Wednesday, May 12, according to the board agenda.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Emergency Department visits for COVID-19 symptoms spike May 12

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

Randy Duren co-owns Hair of the Dog with his wife, Marleen. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
A pet-friendly bar opens in Gilbert; a 99 Ranch Market will anchor a Chandler shopping center and more top news from the Phoenix area

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