Eloy Chamber mixer

Executive Director Andrew Rodriguez addresses attendees Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Eloy Chamber of Commerce mixer.

ELOY — The Eloy Chamber of Commerce is all moved into its new building directly on Main Street.

To usher in the new building and give people a chance to meet the new chamber director, the organization hosted a mixer at the new location, with members from the chamber as well as Eloy City Council in attendance.

“I have to give a shout out to the parks and rec crew, they are the ones who moved everything for us; they fixed the floors; everything in here is all redone,” Executive Director Andrew Rodriguez said. “I have no complaints, no issues. I’m really happy that we are here. I can do more here for the community.”

Rodriguez also mentioned his experience with his new job title so far, saying that it has been a great fit.

“It’s been pretty busy, ‘cause a lot of people want to know who I am and want to know what kind of business I can attract and what services I have for them,” Rodriguez said. “Earlier we had two renewals, three inquiries and two new members since Monday.”

One of the new members is Orsted, a power company based in Denmark that has slowly developed operational wind farms in Texas. DJ Worth, the company’s project development manager of onshore development, was attended the mixer, meeting with city employees and getting to know the people of Eloy.

Rodriguez spoke about the process of meeting with Worth and what it has been like to welcome Orsted into the chamber.

“DJ and I have been having one-on-one talks and emails back and forth, they want to be really community oriented and they want to get involved,” Rodriguez said. “They want to talk to the neighbors and see how they can be more beneficial to the community. Their money and tax dollars are going into our city, our schools and our college. They want to make sure everyone is satisfied.”


David Church is a reporter covering Eloy, Arizona City and sports. He can be reached at dchurch@pinalcentral.com.