Member, the Business Woman of the Year finalists have been announced!

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Recognizing excellence and leadership within the community.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce three finalists for the 24th annual Business Woman of the Year award. The award recognizes an individual's excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the community. The award honors those who serve as a positive role model to others and are active in community and Tempe Chamber programs.

The finalists for the 24th annual Business Woman of the Year award are:

Cecilia Ashe
Vice President / COO for Landings Credit Union

Sherri Barry
Owner / Founder of Arizona Fashion Source

Melody Elkin
Chef / Owner of Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery

State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton
Registration closes TOMORROW!
Be part of the Tempe Chamber’s highly anticipated 10th Annual State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton on March 22.

Congressman Stanton will highlight the work he has done to bring opportunity to Arizona’s 9th District and goals for the year ahead.

EVCC Networking Reception with 7 East Valley Chambers!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come network with 7 East Valley Chambers: Carefree Cave Creek, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Superstition Region, and your Tempe Chamber.

Following the job fair, the EVCCA Chambers and conference participants will come together for a multi-chamber networking event. Now is your chance to network in a social environment with the sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and the job seekers.

2019 Sustainability Summit Keynote Christopher Guith
Register today for the 2019 Sustainability Summit featuring keynote speakeChristopher Guith,Sr. Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

Guith will inform attendees about the support the work they’re doing to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Learn more about meaningful energy action taking place at the local, state, national, and international levels and how it can impact your business.

The summit will also include an informative panel discussion, a small exposition and a plated breakfast.

Nominations for 2019 Business Excellence Awards Close 3/29!
Nominations open through March 29th!
The 2019 Business Excellence Award nominations are now open! The purpose of the awards are to identify and recognize companies who exemplify excellence in business development, employee development, community involvement and customer service. If you know of a large or small business you would like to nominate, use the easy online nomination form! Nominations are open through March 29th.

Nominations Open for Tempe Chamber Board of Directors
The nominating committee of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for upcoming board positions. Chamber members who have an interest in being considered for the Board of Directors are encouraged to do so by submitting a board application.

If you are interested, please complete and return the application by March 29th.

Business Owners Forum - SBA Office of Advocacy
Join us as the Business Owners Forum hosts Marina A. DeWitt is from the Region 9 Advocate for theSBA Office of Advocacy. Marina is gathering information on the federal regulations issues that small businesses have in Arizona. She will be giving a short presentation followed by an open discussion.

Attendance is limited to business owners only. We regret that exceptions cannot be made, and we ask that all members respect this requirement. 

Career Ready Tempe Student Deadline This Friday!
The deadline for students to take part in Career Ready Tempe is this Friday! If you know a Tempe high school student, and want to make a difference, share this!

Career Ready Tempe aims to help prepare and develop Tempe youth to participate in the future workforce by connecting youth to college and career readiness support and partnering with Tempe employers to provide youth with internships in fields that are in demand.

The program will serve income-eligible Tempe youth who are in their junior or senior year of high school. Students will complete an application process to be selected for participation.  

Click to Apply:

To Learn More:
East Valley Career Conference Job Fair

Mar 26, 2019
(1 PM - 4 PM)

The Falls Event Center Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ
Emerging Issues Forum: Sustainability Summit

Apr 5, 2019
(7:30 AM - 11 AM)

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park
Tempe, Arizona
Business Before Hours at Holiday Inn Express Tempe

Mar 19, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

Holiday Inn Express Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Business After Hours at Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery

Mar 27, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery
Tempe, Arizona
Coffee Connection 3
Leads Group

Mar 26, 2019
(11:45 AM - 1 PM)

Buffalo Wild Wings
Tempe, AZ
Coffee Connection 1
Leads Group

Mar 27, 2019
(7:15 AM)

Arizona Bank & Trust
Tempe, AZ
Tempe Climate Action Plan - Open Discussion Tonight!
Tempe’s Climate Action Plan will impact how the city makes investments and takes actions to create lasting, positive environmental change. When the city takes action, in partnership with our residents, on improving our energy sources and a world-class transportation system, we make our city a great place to live and we reduce our impact on global climate change.

Through a public process, twelve actions have been identified to move forward on energy, transportation and extreme heat. 

Half Off March 24th Arizona Hot Shots Game
Tempe’s new home football team is the Arizona Hotshots. The team plays at Sun Devil Stadium, giving ASU football fans more games at the house they love best.

Tempeans can get tickets to the Sunday, March 24 game against San Diego Fleet for HALF PRICE - $32.50 for some of the best seats in the stadium.

Just use this link:
42nd Annual Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts
A sure sign of spring in Arizona is the return of the Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe. 

This year’s festival boasts nearly 350 visual artists from all over the continent who flock to Tempe to commune with other creatives, display and sell their artwork, and enjoy a 3-day long celebration March 29th through the 31st along and around Downtown Tempe’s famed Mill Avenue and adjoining thoroughfares.

For more information about the 42nd Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts, please visit:
Local First Takes the Sustainability Pledge!
Local FIrst Arizona believes in sustainability, and they just took the pledge! Visit them at and show your support!

If you haven't taken the pledge yet, what are you waiting for? Read more about ways your company can go green. 
Do Women in Tempe Feel Safer than Women in Stockholm?
The City of Tempe and Downtown Tempe Authority are hosting a Portal opportunity at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27 for women ages 18-34 to connect with other women of the same age in Stockholm, comparing experiences on what makes them feel safe and what doesn't. We will provide breakfast for participants. 

Only 20 people can be part of this moderated conversation due to space restrictions. To be part of this opportunity, connect with Wydale Holmes, 480 350-5312 or email her at  
Maricopa Association of Governments Survey
Take the 10-minute survey and help shape The Valley's transportation future

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is asking individuals who live or work in the Maricopa County region to complete a survey about what they value about our regional transportation system. Their opinions play a key role in creating the next long-range transportation plan, Imagine.

Tempe Named 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live
Tempehas been named one of the 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live by, outpacing more than 1,000 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000) in this data-driven ranking.

The cities on this year’s list represent the best of the best when it comes to affordability and opportunity,” says

These 100 cities are not just fantastic places to live in terms of their amenities, education, health care and infrastructure, they are places where young people can build amazing careers and communities.

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Tempe, AZ 85282

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