State of the City is Now OPEN For Registration!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
THIS JUST IN: Registration Is Now Open for State of the City
In its 21st year, Mayor Mark Mitchell will share his thoughts on the local, social, and economic climate along with his vision for the growth and future of Tempe and Arizona. This signature event provides a valuable opportunity to enjoy breakfast with civic, business and political leaders of the Valley. Click here to register! 
Only A Few Lanes Left!
Our Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is proud to host its second Stars and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser event. Join us September 11th from 5:30-8 pm for a team building experience for a great cause. 

A portion of proceeds will support MAC in its mission to serve as a proactive voice supporting military personnel in the greater Phoenix area. Food, beverages, and shoes are included with a purchase of a lane. Learn more here!
Chamber News & Events
Business Before Hours at The Centers for Habilitation

Aug 20, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

The Centers for Habilitation
Tempe, AZ
Business After Hours at The Watershed

Aug 28, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

The Watershed
Tempe, Arizona
Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Tempe Coalition

Aug 7, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

The Pathways Program
Tempe, Arizona
Ribbon Cutting for AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic

Aug 8, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic
Tempe, AZ
Upcoming Meetings
Women in Business Council Meeting
Membership 101
Tempe Leadership
Tempe Leadership's 35th Year of Rolling Together!
This memorable and exciting evening will include great food and beverages, a raffle, silent auction, putting contest, and much more! Proceeds from this event go to supporting our well-regarded Tempe Leadership adult program, youth program, and Tempe Cares.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or how you can help show your supportfor Tempe Leadership, click here or register today! 
Member News & Events
Employment Opportunity!
The City of Tempe is looking for a Career Ready Tempe Coordinator. If you or anyone you know is looking for part-time employment, click here to access more information regarding this position and the application process. 
Tempe Community Surveys
Which city services are most important to your business? Each year, the City of Tempe asks an independent consultant to survey residents to see how they are doing and tell them what to focus on for the coming year. The survey is underway now. You may get the survey in the mail or you can take the survey online: resident survey or business survey.
Learn New Trends in Social Media Business Promotion!
Want to be able to use social media better to promote your business? Join Valley Metro on Tuesday, July 30th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to learn first-hand about trends in social media and how to stay competitive. The seminar will be held at 310 S. Mill Ave.; r.s.v.p to
Enjoy 20% Off at House of Tricks
House of Tricks is back from summer break! Summer vacations always seem to fly by. They've been busy fixing up the historic bungalows, creating new recipes, and celebrating Chef Scott's wedding.
House of Tricks is offering 20% off all food and beverages August 1-31, 2019. Make your reservations today online or by calling 480-968-1114.
30 Day Challenge Starts August 5!
The next free 30 Day Business Challenge from Excelerate America kicks off Monday, August 5. Email marketing is one of the best affordable and effective ways you can attract new customers and keep loyal ones coming back. That's why you need to get in on the new 30 Day Challenge, Master Email Marketing. Register today
Let's Talk Construction!
Throughout the summer, join Valley Metro to talk Tempe Streetcar construction details and logistics. You bring the questions, they'll bring the info!
Wednesday, August 7
8 - 9 a.m.
DTA Community Room
310 S. Mill Avenue (entrance on 3rd Street across from light rail station)

This is a come and go event with no formal presentation.
Maricopa Community College Presents: Impact Breakfast
August 7th, Raj Sheelvant shares insights on how to practice mindfulness in the workplace, leading to more productive teams, happier employees, and more effective decision-making. This free event includes breakfast and an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. RSVP Today! 

Fashioning Arizona's Future
September 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm FABRIC is hosting their 3rd Anniversary Gala. 
This gala is a fundraiser to support AZ Apparel Foundation's mission to provide Arizona’s emerging designers and brands with innovative, small batch manufacturing and strategic business resources, so they can build sustainable fashion businesses locally. For tickets, click here. 
Drug Awareness Lunch & Learns
This fall, the Tempe Coalition is available to offer free Lunch & Learns for your employees and staff on topics such as: Low Perception harm of using marijuana and Impact of underage drinking and much more! If you're interested in hosting a lunch & learn in your place of business (Tempe Coalition provides lunch) for your employees, contact Hilary Cummings, Program Director at Tempe Coalition, at
Tempe Streetcar Construction Update
Construction Update Week of July 29, 2019
  • 9th Street & 11th Street west of Mill Avenue: Electrical upgrades for traffic signals may cause intermittent turn restrictions/closures. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • 13th Street & Forest Avenue: Infrastructure work at this corner will be taking place. Expect possible traffic/sidewalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd from Gammage Curve to Rural Road: Concrete preparation work for the Overhead Catenary System foundations continues, along with electrical upgrades. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd from Rural Road Intersection: Track installation work continues through intersection. Expect turn restrictions and possible sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Rio Salado Parkway: Civil work, including landscaping and paver installation, is ongoing throughout the corridor. Sewer line relocation near Marina Heights and SALT also continues.
  • Downtown Mill Avenue: Track installation continues along Mill Avenue on schedule. Streetcar stop infrastructure will also be installed. Click here to view the construction notice.
Visit to view the latest updates including the latest 6-month construction outlook. 
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282

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