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Tempe Chamber Member of the Week: Gwen Gustafson, Arizona Fun Services

Posted on | November 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Tempe Chamber Member of the Week: Gwen Gustafson, Arizona Fun Services

Welcome to a new feature from the Tempe Chamber of Commerce! Each week, the Chamber team will randomly select a different member to interview so that they can share their experiences and advice for other members. And what better way to kick-off this fun new segment than with Gwen Gustafson from Arizona Fun Services!

Member of the Week

Member of the Week

Tempe Chamber: Which groups or activities are you most involved in at the Tempe Chamber?

Gwen Gustafson: I’m involved in a lot of things! The Ambassadors Committee is a fun group and it’s great to meet new businesses to share what the chamber is all about…plus the ribbon cuttings! As a business owner, I really value the opportunity to get insight and expertise from my peers at the Business Owners Forum. Whether I am faced with a challenge or a celebration, I always walk away with nuggets to help my business. And of course the networking mixers! I go to both the Business Before Hours as well as the Business After Hours because the vibe and the crowd varies, even though I’m surrounded by friends.

TC: What did you gain from that involvement?

GG: Learning from other business owners, getting to know others on a deeper level, whether personal or professional. Members are so helpful to other members. The Chamber has become a second family to me.

TC: Why have you chosen to be a member of the Tempe Chamber?

GG: My business is in Tempe and the members who referred me were very genuine and honest when they said Tempe was the most fun…and they were right!

TC: What do you like most about doing business in Tempe?

GG: My family bought this business from another family who had already established it as a Tempe business. We have stayed in Tempe because we just can’t think of a good reason to relocate. Being in Tempe puts us in the middle of the Valley of the Sun!

TC: How do you support the community?

GG: Because of the Chamber, we are involved with some great non-profits, such as Relay for Life and the Police Memorial Foundation. But really it’s about connecting with the other members. I don’t necessarily have a need to do business with everyone I met, but I enjoy giving and receiving referrals with my Chamber family!

TC: What advice would you give to today’s newer members?

GG: Get involved and go to everything at least once!

Click here to learn more about Arizona Fun Services.


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