Arizona Digital Free Press - Logo

Shoeleather Journalism in the Digital Age

Shoeleather Journalism
in the Digital Age

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 75 years of excellence, support & advocacy of local businesses

Archive photos courtesy of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce show the rich history of the business advocacy group in Scottsdale and central Phoenix area. (File Photos/
75th anniversary commemorative book offers chance at participating in history
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 75th year of promoting and supporting business in Scottsdale.

On March 6, 1947, the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce incorporated under then President Wes Segner. The city had a population of just over 2,000. The chamber urged Scottsdale businesses to build or remodel buildings with Western-type architecture to amplify the town’s unique character and adopted the slogan “The West’s Most Western Town.”

A lot has changed in Scottsdale in 75 years. The population is now over 250,000, and the chamber has over 1,000 members, but one constant has been the chamber’s endless drive to make Scottsdale a great place to live and do business, officials there say.

According to Mark Stanton, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce president & CEO, the chamber’s future is as bright as its legacy.

“The chamber has been a part of positive change in Scottsdale since its inception, paving the first streets, creating a character for the city, establishing the Jaycees, the CVB, the Charros, Scottsdale Leadership, and so much more.” Mr. Stanton said in a prepared statement. “But the drive to guide Scottsdale into a positive future has never been stronger, and we feel responsible to those who built our legacy to grow upon their work and make our own legacy even brighter.”

— Mark Stanton, president & CEO

75 years in the making

As a legacy to its 75th anniversary, the chamber is producing a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book featuring a history of the chamber and its seminal accomplishments.

The chamber invites chamber members past and present, as well as members of Scottsdale’s business community to be a part of this legacy publication by securing a tribute ad in the book, a copy of which will be placed in the Scottsdale Historical Society’s archives.

“We’ve had a blast celebrating our anniversary over the course of 2022,” Mr. Stanton said. “The book is a labor of love in conjunction with Joan Fudala, Scottsdale historian, and it outlines the deep and significant impact the chamber of commerce has had in Scottsdale. It motivates us to make the next 25 years even more impactful”

Chamber officials encourage supporters to have fun with their tribute ads by reaching back into their advertising archives or doing a “Then and Now” theme. Many size and price options are available, contact the Chamber for details at 480-355-2700 or go to

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Category Sponsor

Learn About the Author

Category Sponsor


Newsletter Sign Up

Scottsdale Daily Beat - Logo

Could we interest you in Local News That Matters? How about Enterprise Business Reporting & Free Press Philanthropy?

Aazami Ad
Honor Health


Paradise Valley