Welcome to the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce
Home of the Casa Grande Ruins
We have moved to our new location at the Artisan Village of Coolidge!
351 N. Arizona Blvd
(Northeast Corner of Arizona Blvd and Pima Ave)
The Coolidge Chamber of Commerce was established on September 2nd, 1959 and is the driving force for business and economic development within the City. The Chamber is ever ready to promote local businesses, the interests of the Community or to receive the many tourists that visit the City. Stop by anytime to see what is happening in and around the fine City of Coolidge or see what the Chamber can do for your business.
Together we can make a difference!
History of the Coolidge Examiner-
The apparent first publication of a newspaper in Coolidge was on April 14, 1928, when the Coolidge News came into being under Al and Margi Wilkie. The first issue of the Coolidge Examiner came out March 7, 1930 and Ted Healy was listed as the owner and publisher. It was said that the first copy off the press was placed in the hands of former President Coolidge at the dedication of the Coolidge Dam, the second copy went in the hands of Charles Stauffer, publisher of the Arizona Republican of Phoenix, and the third one was given to the much celebrated comedian-commentator Will Rogers. Between 1930 and 1970 the Examiner was bought and sold 3 times. Then in 1971 Donovan and Ruth Kramer Sr. of Casa Grande Valley Newspaper INC purchased the Examiner and switched the printing to the central location in Casa Grande. In 1975 Bob Tuley was transferred from the Dispatch to the Coolidge Examiner as the Advertising Manager where he continued to serve the community thru the Chamber of commerce and the Lions club until his retirement in 2005, at which time his daughter Kelli Tuley-Kent took over his position. The Coolidge Examiner continues as a Hometown newspaper, prepared from its Coolidge office each week with current staff of Joey Chenoweth, Robby Gal, Song Ja Haas-Kent and Kelli. The Coolidge Examiner strives to produce the most accurate and current news thru Print, on-line and social media.