Arrowhead Harley-Davidson

Arrowhead Harley-Davidson expanding to Goodyear.

Hello, readers! And welcome back to Business Briefcase. Again, I will waste no time getting into today’s column. Rather than grand openings, today I will bring to you news of a community business that is expanding elsewhere in the West Valley, a new person overseeing a business’ West Valley district.

Then, I’ll switch over to our friends at the chamber of commerce, where several recurring events are returning. Here’s the news!

Next, Eric Bushamie, general manager/partner for Arrowhead Harley-Davidson, is expanding to Goodyear. Under construction near Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road, just off I-10, a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sales and service facility, Roadrunner Harley-Davidson, is expected to open by fourth quarter 2019. Construction will leave room to expand with an additional building, more parking and a Harley-Davidson riding academy for training.

“We look forward to delivering our award level of service from Roadrunner Harley-Davidson, our new Goodyear location, to the entire community,” said Bushamie, who has been with the Arrowhead location for more than 15 years.

“I’ve watched Goodyear grow at a very fast rate while watching our customer base in the area expand,” added the former U.S. Air Force veteran and former Luke Air Force Base airman. “It’s time we do this for the riders that reside or commute to the Southwest Valley. The whole team is excited to get the doors open providing all products and services to our riding family for all surrounding areas. This is long overdue; we look forward to serving.”

Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive in Peoria, but near Glendale. For more information, visit roadrunnerharley.com or arrowheadharley.com.

Moving along, Christine Dryden has been appointed as manager of Wells Fargo’s West Valley Central district, which includes Glendale and Peoria, among other West Valley areas. In her new position, the former White Mountains district manager will oversee 92 team members across eight branches. She has been with Wells Fargo for nearly three decades, during which she transitioned from being a teller in Omaha, Nebraska, to roles as branch manager, branch manager vice president and district manager.

Switching focus, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours at Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. This monthly event is perfect for networking and meeting the local business community. Be sure to bring business cards and/or fliers/brochures for your company. Admission costs $20 for chamber members or $60 for future members. Early registration is free if signed up by the prior Monday. For more information, call 623-937-4754. Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine is at 6530 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 112.

A week later, from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, the chamber will host its weekly Business Over Breakfast event. Another good networking opportunity, this one will be held at Old Country Buffet, 17125 N. 79th Avenue. The first half hour is dedicated to check-in and networking, while the next hour and a half is the actual program. It is recommended that, again, guests bring business cards, flyers or other promotional material. Attendance costs $20 for members and $60 for future members. Quarterly registration is $125. For more information, contact Carri Kaufman at 623-937-4754 or ckaufman@glendaleazchamber.org.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!