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Upcoming / Annual Events

Chandler Innovations

Chandler Innovations Upcoming Events

​Chandler Innovations (CI) is an incubator program that was created by the City of Chandler, Arizona, to provide resources for founders in the technology sector. CI host events that are open to the public as well as sessions that are limited to clients/members.

CI Calendar of Events
Business Workshops

Business Workshops

The City hosts a variety of business development workshops to help entrepreneurs start or grow their business throughout the year. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops/webinars to attend.

For additional business resources, download Chandler's Small Business Guide in English or Spanish.

Small Business Resources
Chandler Science Spectacular

Annual Chandler Innovation Fair

Showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival.

Mark your calendar for the next Chandler Innovation Fair event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.

Learn more about this event
Small Business Saturday

Choose Chandler / Shop Small

Small Business Saturday is celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages holiday shoppers to support local merchants and #SHOPSMALL. This year we want to remind you of the importance and impact that shopping local, choosing Chandler and supporting our small businesses year-round can have on our local economy.

Learn more

Previously Sent Newsletters


Dec. 1 "We Are Airstream" purchases former Sam's Club in Chandler for a sales and servicing facility, Port Plastics Chandler location doubles in square footage, Seeking science-oriented organizations to participate in the Chandler Innovation Fair, Choose Chandler this holiday shopping season

Nov. 4 City installs new signage as part of West Chandler branding effort, New artwork decorates intersections in Uptown Chandler, Shane Co. celebrates opening of new store in Chandler, Largest indoor pickleball facility in the country opening in Chandler

Sep. 29 Intel breaks ground on $17B semiconductor factory, Cranial Technologies leases industrial space at Lotus Project in West Chandler, VirTra scales manufacturing capabilities with purchase of industrial building in Uptown Chandler, Cirrus Aircraft continues expansion with Innovation Center in Price Corridor

Aug. 25 Register today for The Startup Connection 2021!, Array Technologies signs lease at The Offices at Chandler Viridian, State of Arizona launches Back to Work Small Business Hiring and Retention Program with grants up to $10,000, ICYMI: 810 Billiards & Bowling makes Arizona debut in Chandler, Volunteers/sponsors needed for Chandler's Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 23

June 9 The University of Arizona at Chandler invites public to explore educational offerings, CVS Health announces job opportunities in new Chandler office, Arizona's first 99 Ranch Market opens in Chandler, ICYMI: Arizona's first SCHEELS to open Fall 2023 in Chandler

April 28 Mechanical Keyboards announces first major expansion with new facility in Chandler, Industrial project breaks ground in West Chandler, Focus on Chandler: University of Arizona PMBA Program, Volunteer Week: Companies making a big impact close to home

March 31 Northrop Grumman-led team selected by the Missile Defense Agency for Next Generation Interceptor program, Waymo's fully driverless service featured on Today Show, What's coming: new development projects in Chandler, Get reimbursed for your PPE purchases through the Choose Chandler PPE Grant Program

Feb. 11 VIAVI relocates headquarters and plans manufacturing capacity expansion in Arizona

Feb. 3 Rinchem announces 50,000 square foot, $10M expansion of Chandler facility, LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group opens advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Uptown Chandler, Business update with ARCH Global Precision-Chandler, Economic development in 2020: a year in review 

Jan. 8: ICYMI: ArmorWorks Signs 70,000 SF Lease to Expand and Relocate Headquarters in Chandler, Join Us in Chandler for PHX East Valley Innovates Week, Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Festival, Public Art Project Livens up Intersections in Uptown Chandler 

Jan. 29: Your Feedback Is Needed: City of Chandler Higher Education Demand Survey, Go on a Virtual Tour of the Uptown Chandler Art Project, Chandler Hosts Free Workshop on Building Intentional Culture for PHX East Valley Innovates Entrepreneur Week, Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8, ICYMI: Expanding Global Opportunities Webinar

Feb. 26: ICYMI: City of Chandler and Clarivate Analytics Announce New Center of Excellence, Morsch Machine Expands with New Manufacturing Facility, ICYMI: Chandler Mayor and City Council Host State of the City, A Thank You to the Chandler Companies and Organizations That Participated in Chandler Science Spectacular

March 12: Root Insurance expands in Chandler, Arizona creating 480 jobs to serve growing West Coast customer base

April 29: Chandler Businesses Offer Community Support in Times of Crisis, Celebrate Your #ChandlerAZ Pride with Your Own Chandler Video and Conference Call Background, City Video Series Offers Expert Advice on Navigating COVID-19, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona Commerce Authority Help Businesses Understand Financial Resources

June 3: Chandler Launches Campaign to Support Business Community, Chandler Hosts Summer Virtual Hiring Event, ICYMI: Chandler Celebrates National Autonomous Vehicle Day

July 1: University of Arizona Eller College of Management launches new Professional MBA program in Chandler, CVS Health announces 500 new Chandler jobs on Price Corridor, City partners with Chandler IDA to distribute "Choose Chandler" reimbursement grants to small businesses for personal protective equipment, Chandler Hosts Summer Virtual Hiring Event

July 30: Douglas Allred Company breaks ground on 300,000 square feet of speculative office space in Chandler, Learn how small businesses can get reimbursed for PPE purchases through the "Choose Chandler" grant program, Further your education at the Chandler-based UA Eller College of Management Professional MBA Program, City of Chandler thanks shoppers for choosing to support Chandler businesses on #FeelGoodFriday

Oct. 28: VB Cosmetics, Inc. announces new headquarters in Chandler, See if your business qualifies for a free I Choose Chandler PPE Kit, Manufacturing Month: Learn what Everspin Technologies, Inc. does from its headquarters here in Chandler, Submit your application for the I Choose Chandler Business Hiring & Retention Program before 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2! 

Dec. 15:  Comtech EF Data and Local Motors sign new long-term leases in Chandler, University of Arizona College of Law launches Master of Legal Studies Program at their Chandler Campus, and we continue to encourage you to #ChooseChandler for your shopping needs and include a locally-made gift guide featuring Chandler-based restaurants and stores

Jan. 30: Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular, Learn How to Start Exporting or Grow Your Export Sales by Participating in Global Dreams, Boots to Business Reboot Offers Veterans and Spouses an Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Feb. 15: Voya Financial selects Chandler, Arizona, for new, permanent metro Phoenix location

April 24: Zovio Announces HQ Relocation to Chandler, Chandler Ranked 2019's Best Place to Become Wealthy, City Economic Development Staff Presents on Autonomous Vehicle Activity in Chandler

June 5: Fresenius Medical Care North America Moves Business Center to Chandler, Ariz., Forbes Reporter Visits Chandler to Check Out Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service, Offerpad's Welcome Home Party Marks Grand Opening of New Headquarters, Crayola Experience Opens to Fanfare, Crowds

Aug. 7: University of Arizona Forms Innovative Partnership to Provide Cybersecurity Education in Chandler, You're Invited: Second Annual "The Startup Connection" Hosted by Chandler Innovations, City Issues Call for Artists for Public Art Project in Uptown Chandler, DoubleTree by Hilton Arrives to Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest, AZSBDC to Offer Free Workshop on Raising Capital at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center

Sep. 4: H.E.R.O.S. Inc. Relocates Its Headquarters to Chandler, ICYMI: Basha High School Training Arizona's Next Generation of Cybersecurity Techs, Isola Announces New Headquarters in Chandler with 118,000 Square Foot Lease, You're Invited: Second Annual "The Startup Connection" Hosted by Chandler Innovations, ICYMI: Inside the City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles, Register Now: Free Workshop on Raising Capital for Small Businesses

Oct. 2: Charles Schwab Plans New Location at Chandler Viridian, Marriott Phoenix Chandler to Open This Month on the Price Corridor, Seeking Science-Oriented Organizations to Participate in Chandler Science Spectacular, Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About the Price Corridor

Oct. 30: You're Invited: Global Entrepreneurship Week Panel Discussion, Manufacturing Month 2019: A Timeline of Tech Production in Chandler, Chandler Recognized as One of the Best Cities for Startups, Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About West Chandler, U.S. Small Business Administration to Host Veteran Resource Seminar

Dec. 4: ICYMI: Insight Affirms Commitment to Phoenix Area with New, Expanded Headquarters; ICYMI: Allred, Willmeng Launch Northrop Grumman's New Chandler Campus; Look for New Public Art on Your Next Drive in Uptown Chandler; ICYMI: MTD Products Signs 10-Year Lease at Chandler Corporate Industrial Center; Why I Ride with Waymo: Economic Development Director Micah Miranda; Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About the Airpark Area

Jan. 2: Chandler is 2018's Best Place to Find a Job

Jan. 31: Class A Office Building Breaks Ground at Chandler Freeway Crossing Business Park, Ribbon Cutting Held for Cambria Hotel & Suites

March 28: Orbital ATK Announces a New Campus for Launch Vehicle Operations in Chandler, Westech Business Center Breaks Ground

April 25: Opportunity Zone Designation Offers New Benefits for Investing in Chandler

May 2: New Orbital ATK Campus Breaks Ground, EXIM Annual Conference Highlights Impact of Trade Financing on Global Competitiveness

May 31: Peixoto Coffee Roasters Signs Industrial Lease in Uptown Chandler to Meet Growing Demand

July 18: Financial Health Company Brightside Expanding in Chandler

July 25: University of Arizona to Offer Undergraduate Courses in Chandler Starting This Fall

Aug. 29: Bridgepoint Education Has Leased 130,000 SF at Ascend at Chandler Airport Center, Optima Tax Relief Expands Operations in Chandler Due to Strong Growth

Sept. 27: Rogers Corporation Expands Manufacturing Presence in Chandler, Chandler Recognized as One of the Nation's Best Cities for Homebuyers and Renters

Oct. 30: Crayola Experience to Open Summer 2019 in Chandler, Arizona

Oct. 31: Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Mixed-Use Development Project in Downtown Chandler, Opportunity Zones Program Offers Tax Benefits to Encourage Long-term Private Investment

Dec. 5: Seeking Science-Oriented Organizations to Participate in Chandler Science Spectacular, Follow Us on Social Media for the Latest Chandler Economic Development Updates

Jan. 4: Mayor's State of the City Address to Highlight Emergence of Car Technology in Chandler, Chandler is 2017's 7th Best City for Jobs

Feb. 1: Uptown Chandler Branding Initiative Launched to Promote Key Employment Area

March 1​: Turbo Resources Moves Forward with Plans to Relocate to Uptown Chandler, Overstreet: New Retail & Dining Destination to Redefine Downtown Chandler Intersection

March 29: New UA Coding Boot Camp in Chandler Aims to Foster Growth in Tech Sector's Talent Pipeline, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Encourages Viewers to Experience the Good Life in Chandler

May 3​: Aero-Zone Moves Forward with Expansion Plans in Chandler Airpark Area, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Highlights Some of the Best Things to Do in Chandler

May 31: DeMichele Group Purchases New Building and Announces Move to Chandler Airpark Area, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Highlights Chandler's Excellent Work-Life Balance

July 12: Business Location Team: A Valuable Resource for New and Expanding Businesses, Uptown Chandler Brand Makes Its Mark

Aug. 2: Walgreens to Open Pharmacy Operations Support Center on the Price Road Corridor, Infill Incentive Plan: Helping to Bring New Life to Underperforming Commercial Properties

Aug. 30: City of Chandler Partners on PHX East Valley Angel Investor Initiative and Workshop Series, New Office Project Coming to Chandler Viridian

Oct. 5: Spec Office Building Breaks Ground in Chandler Airpark Area, Hotel Market Continues to Heat Up in Chandler

Oct. 16: VanTrust Real Estate Breaks Ground on 115,000 SF Chandler Corporate Center

Nov. 1: Chandler Innovations Program Accelerates Client Companies to Next Level of Growth

Dec. 6: Optima Tax Relief Opens Office in Chandler and Plans Strong Growth, SHE Power Half Marathon Promotes Female Empowerment and Tourism in Chandler

Dec. 20: University of Arizona Announces Data Analytics Classes in Chandler, Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Chandler Corporate Industrial Center


Jan. 27: Adaptive Reuse Overlay District Offers New Opportunities for Redevelopment, Cardinal Financial Signs Lease at Chandler 202

March 3: ARM Signs Lease for Arizona Operations, RideNow Powersports Opens New Location in Chandler 202 Auto Mall

April 6: AAA General Obligation Bond Ratings Place Chandler in Elite Company, Air Ambulance Firm Moving to the Airpark

May 4: Chandler Startup Selected for Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program, Chandler Municipal Airport a Catalyst for Economic Development

June 29: SEVRAR Announces Plans for New Office Headquarters at Chandler Airport Center

Aug. 10: Rogers Corporation Selects Chandler for New Global Headquarters, Adaptive Reuse Video Highlights Opportunities for Creative Redevelopment

Aug. 31: PayPal Seeking Hackers and Non-Profits

Oct. 14: Republic Services Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Customer Resource Center; Now Hiring, Fry's Announces Grand Opening Celebration for New Marketplace Store in Chandler

Dec. 1: Orbital ATK Announces Expansion of Launch Vehicles Operations in Chandler

Dec. 7: Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Cambria Hotel & Suites at Chandler Viridian, First Element Hotel in Arizona to Open at the Chandler Fashion Center This December