Environmental Issues Breakfast

WHAT: Held at the Mission Possible Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 a.m., the environmental issues breakfast draws environmental policy experts and stakeholders to discuss a variety of topics and presentations relating to environmental issues.

WHEN: Second Wednesday of each month, 7:15 a.m.

WHERE: Mission Possible Cafe, 1516 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85007



  • Single breakfast: $20 member | $30 nonmember
  • Eco-Friendly: $500 (single breakfast sponsorship)
  • Good Steward: $1,500 (annual sponsorship)
  • Presenting: $3,000 (annual sponsorship and opportunity to present)

Contact Andrea Corrales at for sponsorship information.

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Honoring Arizona manufacturers

On October 3rd, the Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC) hosted the 2019 Arizona Manufacturing Summit, which featured keynote speakers in the industry and concluded with an awards ceremony honoring standout leaders in manufacturing.

In her opening remarks, AMC Chair Dawn Grove highlighted the many manufacturing firms making waves in the state and recognized others for their creation of thousands of jobs, including Intel, Raytheon, Nikola and more…


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Environmental + Sustainability Summit | 2019

Date: July 24 – 26

Location: High Country Conference Center – Flagstaff, AZ

Complete schedule of Flagstaff manufacturing tours, Summit speakers and activities coming soon!

Register here.

ESS 2019 Session Overview (subject to change)

Wednesday, July 24th
1:00 – 1:30 Registration
1:30 – 1:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dawn Grove, Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (PING) and Chairwoman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council
Allison Gilbreath, Executive Director, Arizona Manufacturers Council
1:45 – 2:45 2020 Election Preview Presented by First Strategic
Kurt Davis, Partner, First Strategic
Marcus Dell'Artino, Partner, First Strategic
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Arizona's Biggest Environmental Challenge: The Air Apparent
Moderator : Steve Trussell, Executive Director, Arizona Rock Products Association
Eric Massey, Director, Environment and Water Resource Management, Arizona Public Service
Craig McCurry, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer, Intel Corporation
Hon. Bill Gates, Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
4:00 – 5:00 Sustainability: Powering the Future
Transforming the Use of Electricity: Scott Bordenkircher, Director, Technology Innovation & Integration, Arizona Public Service
Vehicle Electrification: Marc Campbell, Manager, Sustainability Policy & Programs, Salt River Project
Remarks from Boyd Dunn, Commissioner, Arizona Corporate Commission
5:00 – 5:30 Free Time
5:30 – 7:30 AMC Cocktail Reception
The McMillan
2 W Historic Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (transportation provided)
Use Uber code e4p5iua. (Good for two rides up to $10 each.)
Thursday, July 25th
7:00 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
Dawn Grove, Corporate Counsel, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (PING) and Chairwoman, Arizona Manufacturers Council
Lorna Romero, Executive Director, Chamber Business News
Amanda Reeve, Environmental & Regulatory Policy Advisor, Snell & Wilmer LLP
8:30 – 9:15 Reaching New Heights: Drones and Their Many Uses
Patrick Paul, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP
9:15 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:45 Securing Arizona's Water Future
Moderator : Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Morrison Institute, Arizona State University
Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Ted Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Project
Dave Roberts, Associate General Manager, Water Resources, Salt River Project
Paul Orme, Special Counsel, Pinal County Irrigation Districts
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 -11:30 Let Them Work: Arizona's New Landmark Occupational Licensing Law
Moderator : Steve Rakowski, Haley & Aldrich
Hal Pittman, Director of Military and Veteran Engagement, Arizona Public Service
Katie Fisher, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
11:30 – 12:00 Plastics: Imagining A World Without Waste
Michael Bernier, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Swire Coca-Cola, USA
12:00 – 12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 AMC Environment Committee Update
Luke Narducci – Co-Chair, Environment Committee
Eric Massey – Chair, Air Quality Subcommittee
Steve Rakowski – Chair, Waste Subcommittee
Jeff Homer – Chair, Environmental Issues Breakfast and ESS Planning Committee
1:15 – 2:45 Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Directors Panel
Michael Keyack, Deputy Director
Amanda Stone, Director of Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
Daniel Czecholinski, Air Quality Division Deputy Director
Laura Malone, Waste Programs Division Director
Trevor Baggiore, Water Quality Division Director
2:45 – 3:15 Free Time / Networking
3:15 – 3:30 Depart High Country Conference Center / Travel to NAU Ecological Restoration Institute (optional)
3:30 – 4:30 NAU Eco Tour (optional)
4:45 – 5:00 Depart NAU / Travel to Weatherford Hotel
5:00 – 7:00 Sponsor Reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Weatherford Hotel Zane Grey Bar & Ballroom, 23 N Leroux St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Friday, July 26th
7:15 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Rita Cheng, President, Northern Arizona University
8:30 – 9:00 Remarks: Natural Resources
Daniel Seiden, Government Affairs Manager, Intel Corporation and Treasurer, Arizona Manufacturers Council
Hunter Moore, Policy Advisor for Natural Resources, Office of Governor Doug Ducey
9:00 – 9:15 Remarks from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management
David Tenney, Director, Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
9:15 – 10:15 Losing Sight of the Forest for the Trees: The Importance of Forest Health
Moderator: Rod Ross, Senior Government Affairs Representative, Arizona Public Service
Moderator: Megan Martin, Senior Government Relations Representative, Salt River Project
Hon. David Tenney, Director, Department of Forestry and Fire Management
Hon. Jason Whiting, Supervisor, Navajo County and Board Member, Eastern Arizona Counties Organization
Elvy Barton, Senior Policy Analyst, Salt River Project
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Federal Rules Update
Moderator: Maribeth Klein, Senior Attorney, Salt River Project
Designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area: Carolyn Loder, Manager, Mineral Rights & Public Lands, Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Better Living Through Chemistry: Jeff Homer, Corporate Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, SUMCO
Engaging Proactively with EPA and Supply Chain on TSCA Implementation: Jeff Mieth, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, Boeing Mesa
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Henry Darwin, Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:00 – 1:05 Closing Remarks
Amanda Reeve, Environmental and Regulatory Policy Advisor, Snell & Wilmer LLP

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Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon | 2018

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Location: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown | 100 N 1ST ST | Phoenix AZ 85004

Complete schedule of Manufacturing Month tours, Summit speakers, Luncheon keynotes, agendas and more coming soon!

Excellence in Innovation | Excellence in Sustainability
Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer
Manufacturer of the Year (Large)

Platinum Sponsorship | $7,500

Prominent Platinum Sponsor logo recognition in print, online and throughout event
​Access for 10 to morning summit
Premier luncheon table placement and seating for 10
Opportunity to host an elected official or VIP

Gold Sponsorship | $3,000
Gold Sponsor logo recognition in print, online and throughout event
​Access for 10 to morning summit
Preferred luncheon table placement and seating for 10
Opportunity to host an elected official or VIP

Silver Sponsorship | $1,500
Silver Sponsor name recognition in print, online and throughout event
​Access for 10 to morning summit
Luncheon table for 10
Opportunity to host an elected official or VIP

Table Sponsorship | $950
​Access for 10 to morning summit
Luncheon table for 10

Individual | $95 Member, $120 Non-Member
Admission for 1 to summit and luncheon

Individual (Luncheon Only) | $65 Member, $80 Non-Member
Admission for 1 to luncheon


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Environmental and Sustainability Summit | 2018

Date: August 20-22, 2018

Location: Prescott Resort & Conference Center | 1500 AZ-69 | Prescott AZ 86301

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 | 10 AM – 4:30 PM Elections Preview • Enforcement Panel • EPA Region IX Update • Lunch & Networking • Water and Energy Panels • Legislative Overview | 5 PM Reception hosted by the Arizona Manufacturers Council

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 | 8 AM – 3:15 PM Breakfast • Energy Panel • ADEQ Presentation • EPA Keynote • Lunch & Networking • Sustainability Panel | Reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer and Haley & Aldrich to follow

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 | 7:30 AM-3 PM Breakfast • Golf Tournament • Lunch & Prizes | Stone Ridge Golf Course • 1601 N. Bluff Top Drive• Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Overnight Accommodations: (888) 657-7855 • Group G6845


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2017 Environmental & Sustainability Summit

Presentations are now LIVE! Click here to view all presentations, or look below at the agenda for each individual PowerPoint.

Location: Prescott Resort & Conference Center 1500 AZ-69 • Prescott AZ 86301

Rates & Registration:

Overnight Accomodations: (888) 657-7855 | $92/Night | Code G6321 | Deadline July 14



10AM – 3PM | Industry Panels – ADEQ Presentation – Lunch – Networking

ADEQ State of the Agency Update

5 PM | Evening reception hosted by the Arizona Manufacturers Council


8AM – 3PM |Breakfast – Legislative Panel – EPA Region IX Presentation – Keynote Speaker – Lunch – Networking

Arizona Emissions Bank – Tim Franquist, ADEQ presentationPhil McNeely, MCAQD presentation

Sustainability of Water and Power Consumption via Water Reuse and Power Conservation – Todd Brady, Intel presentation

ADWR Update – Clint Chandler, ADWR presentation

Federalism & What States Can & Cannot Do – Brett Johnson, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P presentation | Video of presentation

Federalism Case Studies – Travis Bruner, Grand Canyon Trust presentation | Elvy Barton, SRP presentation | Amanda Reeve, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P presentation | Video of panel

6 PM | Evening reception hosted by Snell & Wilmer and Haley & Aldrich



8AM-3PM | Breakfast – Keynote Speaker – Golf Tournament Presented by PING – Lunch

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May 2016 Environmental Issues Breakfast

Name: May 2016 Environmental Issues Breakfast
Date: May 11, 2016
Time:7:00 AM – 9:00 AM MST
Event Description:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Registration & Breakfast : 7:00 AM

Program: 7:30 AM

Speaker:  Rosanne Albright, City of Phoenix
Topic:  Brownfields Program Land Recycling Program, City of Phoenix

Roseanne Albright oversees the Brownfields Land Recycling Program for the City of Phoenix.  The City of Phoenix is focused on providing assistance to city departments and private developers to redevelop sites for beneficial use.  Roseanne Albright will provide an overview of the program and how it works and a profile of some of the most recent redevelopment projects.

Speaker: Steve Rakowski, Haley  & Aldrich
Topic:  TSCA Chemical Data Reporting

Under the Toxic Substance Control Act, manufacturers and importers of chemicals must report to the EPA production and use information for chemicals used in large quantities in commerce once every four years.  The last reporting was in 2012 and the next reporting is due this year.  Steve Rakowski will provide an overview of this reporting requirement and the details associated with who and what must be reported.


Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel

1600 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, 85281

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $55


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2016 Environmental and Sustainability Summit – August 10-12, 2016

Name: 2016 Environmental and Sustainability Summit

Date: August 10-12, 2016

Event Description:


Join us August 10-12 as we return to Prescott for the Arizona Manufacturers Council’s annual Environmental and Sustainability Summit. The 3-day summit will include the Air Quality Conference, the Environmental Conference, a trade show, numerous receptions, and finally a golf tournament. 

August 10 | Air Quality Conference + Welcome Receptions

August 11 | Environmental Conference + Tradeshow

August 12 | Golf Tournament

Location: Prescott Resort and Conference Center 1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301

Please check back soon for more details.   You may direct any questions or sponsorship inquiries to Erica Wrublik: | 602-248-9172 x110

View event page on Chamber website here.


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Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon – Oct. 30, 2015


Mark your calendar for one of our best fall events – the Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon taking place on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore.

This two-part event kicks off with a morning trade show and summit featuring industry experts and panelists discussing manufacturing issues and opportunities. The day concludes with a luncheon and panel discussion with members of Arizona’s congressional delegation.

At the luncheon, leaders from Arizona’s manufacturing community will be recognized with awards for:

  • Manufacturer of the Year (Small/Medium)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Large)
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Sustainability

Manufacturer interested in hosting a trade show booth? Contact Cylee Gutting at 602.248.9172 x123 or

You won’t want to miss this year’s Arizona Manufacturing Summit & Awards Luncheon!


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October 1 – October 30, 2015

Please contact Erica Wrublik at or 602-248-9172 x110 to RSVP for a tour or event listed below.


  • FRI, OCT 2 8:50-11 AM “Manufacturing Day” – Karsten Manufacturing, world-class American manufacturer of golf equipment, will host us for a PING tour that you won’t want to miss.


  • FRI, OCT 16 8:30-10 AM – Local Motors will open its doors for a microfactory tour in Chandler, followed by a 3D-printing facility tour in Tempe where the world’s first fleet of 3D-printed cars is being produced:
    • Closed-toed shoes required
    • 8:30 AM – Part I @ 1576 S. Nelson Road, Suite B, Chandler, 85226
    • 9:30 AM – Part II @ 9185 S. Farmer Ave, Suite 101, Tempe, 85284


  • TUES, OCT 20 9-10:30 AM – DIRTT (“Doing It Right This Time”), the AMC’s 2013 Excellence in Sustainability award winner, is leveraging technology to revolutionize the construction industry, and has invited us for a Green Learning Center and factory tour, and an ICE software demonstration:
    • 836 E. University Dr, Phoenix, 85034


  • FRI, OCT 23 8:30-10:30 AM – Sub-Zero will host us for a tour of the Goodyear facility in partnership with the City of Goodyear. Join us for light snacks at 8:30, followed by a brief presentation and visit to the shop floor where visitors will see the start-to-finish production of world-class refrigeration and wine preservation products.
    • Closed-toed shoes and pants required
    • 4295 N. Cotton Lane, Goodyear 85037


  • MON, OCT 26, 11:30-4 PM – The Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA) in partnership with McKee Foods will host us for a roundtable luncheon in Kingman, Arizona, followed by a tour of McKee Foods Kingman Distribution Center – Little Debbie’s gateway to the West.
    • Details TBA



  • FRI, OCT 30, 8 AM–2 PM – The Arizona Manufacturers Council hosts the Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore presented by SUMCO Phoenix Corporation. Awards will be presented for Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Sustainability, Manufacturer of the Year (Small/Medium), and Manufacturer of the Year (Large).  REGISTER HERE


  • MONTH LONG – Four Peaks Brewing Company – birthplace of the famed Pumpkin Porter – is offering tours of its 8th Street Brewery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for the entire month of October, and Wilson Street Brewery on Fridays. REGISTER HERE.


FIND MORE MANUFACTURING EVENTS: For statewide Manufacturing Month events with partners and friends of manufacturing, please visit


Happy Manufacturers Month!


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