Traveling for business?
Chandler, the fourth largest city in Arizona, is a bustling hub of industry. Located southeast of Phoenix, it is home to a number of employers including Fortune 500 companies, regional and local headquarter offices.
Intel, Wells Fargo, Ebay/PayPal, Microchip, Infusionsoft, GM Financial, Toyota Financial Services, Pearson Education and many other companies call Chandler home.
Getting to Chandler
The city is conveniently located between two Valley freeways, making access a cinch. Get to and from Chandler by Interstate 10 or the Loop 101 freeway. It’s a perfect spot to stay while traveling for business. With award-winning hotels at your disposal, you’ll find your home away from home.
Three airports serve the Chandler area: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport offer commercial airline flights daily. If you have access to a corporate jet, you can fly directly into Chandler Municipal Airport.
Facts about Chandler
Chandler is Arizona’s fourth largest city with a population exceeding 240,000 citizens. It is one of Arizona’s fastest-growing communities. It’s location in the “Valley of the Sun” makes Chandler a wonderful spot for winter meetings. It’s a great escape from snow covered sidewalks and automobiles! Winter high temperatures are in the 60s on average. Fall and spring are warm and delightful too.
Combine Business and Pleasure
Want to sample the local cuisine? Chandler has great dining options for client meetings. There are also plenty of places to burn the midnight oil or catch some of the local flavor if you want to check out the nightlife.
Does your family give you the hairy eyeball when you tell them you’re coming to Chandler on business? Make sure they’re not green with envy… take them along!
While you’re in meetings, they can check out Rawhide, the Desert Botanical Gardens or the Heard Museum. Then join them for an evening meal in one of Chandler’s restaurants. Or stay an extra day or so to take in the sights with your family. You’ll be glad you did!
What to Wear
You might want to consider the attire as you pack for your Chandler, Arizona business trip. Because of the climate, we dress a bit more casually than cities in colder climates.
Not that we don’t like to look good; we do! But we’re a bit practical and relaxed about our attire. Winter low temperatures can get down to the 30s and climb to the 70s. Light layers are preferable to heavier garments. And, depending on your industry, your best suit might feel more comfortable in your closet than at a meeting in Chandler.
“Resort casual” or “business casual” is sometimes specified. This can mean khakis, linen pants, slacks and collared shirts for men, and classy, knee-length summer dresses and skirts, crew neck or boat neck necklines and wide straps for women.
When in doubt, ask the host or sponsor about attire for the function you will attend. A polite inquiry is never wrong.