Small businesses invest in the community, look for ways to grow

July 27, 2018
Small business in Downtown Chandler

Chandler has been blessed with a solid business community that is always looking for ways to grow and invest back into our City. While larger companies like Intel, Orbital ATK and Rogers tend to grab headlines when they announce new projects or expansions, I know plenty of small companies are also investing in the community. One great example is Peixoto Coffee Roasters, a downtown favorite that has developed a strong following since it opened in 2015. In fact, they have so many fans they need additional space.

With catering and wholesale business on the rise, they are upping their production capacity with the lease of 8,000 square feet of industrial space in Uptown Chandler near the corner of Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road. This is a tremendous investment for owners Jeff and Julia and I know they will continue to thrive with great coffee and service. Turbo Resources consolidated some work areas in west Chandler and now resides in a new facility under construction in the Westech Corporate Center. With more than a quarter-million-square-foot campus, this aircraft parts distribution company, is set to excel and is a welcomed neighbor in Uptown Chandler.

The Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors, or SEVRAR, just opened its new headquarters in Chandler. The building sits on more than three acres in the Chandler Airport area, and will serve the group’s 12,000-plus realtors here in the heart of the Southeast Valley.

The consulting company Execute to Win, continues to expand in Downtown Chandler as their service and consultation with businesses continues to become more popular. The firm has increased its office space twice since its move to the city center, and we should continue to hear great things about them moving forward.

And finally, in west Chandler, Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) continues to thrive. They expanded into Chandler in 2008 and now are headquartered here, recently leasing a 100,000-square-foot warehouse. With approximately 600 employees, ANS is another true Chandler success story.

We could fill volumes discussing all the great entrepreneurs who are investing in Chandler. These few examples highlight some of the recent successes, and they bode well for the future of the entire business community and our City.