• The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber mixer at Crabdree Insurance from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 11 at 111 W. Cedar Lane.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes are available. Cost to attend is $3 for chamber members and $5 for the public. RSVP to (928) 474-4515.
• The monthly Business Buzz luncheon is at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 15 at the Chaparral Pines clubhouse. It is sponsored by the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation and the chamber of commerce.
Hear from lawyer, author, real estate developer and former elected official Grady Gammage Jr.
In his academic role, Gammage is a senior fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute.
His work focuses on urban growth and development, quality of life and local economic issues. He also teaches at the College of Law and at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
As a lawyer, Gammage has represented real estate projects ranging from master planned communities, to sprawling subdivisions, to high rise buildings and intense urban mixed use redevelopment.
He served on the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors for 12 years.
As a real estate developer, he built an urban mixed use project in the City of Tempe, which won three architectural awards.
Gammage is the author of, “Phoenix in Perspective” and numerous articles on land use and growth issues.
RSVP to the NGCEDC or chamber of commerce at (928) 978-0681 or (928) 474-4515 by Dec. 10. Cost of lunch is $13.