|Tempe Chamber COVID-19 Update|
We know that you have no doubt received a lot of communications and information this past week regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tempe Chamber has continued to be in contact with local, state and federal governments, as well as health care organizations over the past several weeks to provide information and determine how to best assist local businesses and protect our community. Please reach out to the chamber staff with any questions or concerns you may have, or if we may assist your business as we navigate this new experience together.
In an abundance of caution, and because the health of our members, staff, and our community is our first priority, events will be postponed or cancelled for the next 45 days (through April). Committee meetings will be held via web conference and you can check the registration pages for details on how to join.
We are excited to announce that we have officially relocated our offices to 1438 West Broadway Road Suite 213 at the MAC6 Business Campus.
If you have questions regarding our move or new location, please contact the office at 480-967-7891.
|Congratulations Are in Order!|
The Tempe Chamber is pleased to announce that chamber endorsed candidates: Randy Keating, Joel Navarro, Doreen Garlid, have been elected to serve on Tempe City Council, accompanied by endorsed candidate, Corey Woods, who will serve as Tempe Mayor, beginning June 2020.
We are confident these individuals will work hard to continue to make Tempe s great place to work, live, and play.
|Excelerate America with Dell $5,000 Contest|
The Tempe Chamber has an amazing opportunity to give our Leadership Speaker Series $5,000 toward crafting the program in ways to boost and further impact and inspire emerging leaders within our community thanks to our friends, Excelerate America, in partnership with Dell. Go to our nomination video on Excelerate America's YouTube channel and like our video! That’s it! The video with the most likes by Saturday, March 21 will win the $5,000. Vote TODAY!
|5 Resources to Help Your Small Business|
|Ambassador Spotlight - Melissa Forrester|
The Tempe Chamber would like to recognize Melissa Forrester, Community Engagement Manager at United Food Bank, as a superb member of the chamber and involved ambassador. Read more about Melissa, her work and hobbies here.
|The Emotional Impact of the Coronavirus|
Peak Fleet's research indicates there are 27 unique emotions. Read more about those emotions here.
|Recruitment Event Cancellation|
Out of concern for the community, Tempe Leadership has cancelled their April 2, 2020, recruitment event and will create a virtual piece to upload to their website - providing more information about applications and Tempe Leadership as a whole.
If you have any questions regarding the cancellation of this event, please contact Ayrianna at 480-736-4285.
|Tempe Leadership Application Deadline Extended!|
Are you ready to learn more about Tempe? Do you want to get involved, giving back to an amazing city?
Do you want to bond with like-minded individuals looking to make a difference? Then you have come to the right place!
Tempe Leadership is now now accepting applications for Class 36. Visit the website program page to learn more about the process and how you can get involved. Applications are now due May 31, 2020.
|vCandidates.com and Hownd Make the Best of Tech Startup List|
In recent news, chamber members, vCandidates.com and Hownd have made their spots on the '20 of the best Tech Startups in Metro Phoenix.'
To read more about this accomplishment and their many others, click here.
|Soggy Food Sucks Receives Multiple Awards at World Food Innovation Awards|
Bill Birgen and his company, Soggy Food Sucks, attended the World Food Innovation Awards of 2020, in London, UK, taking home four awards in the following categories:
- Best convenience packaging
- Best food packaging design
- Best food-to-go innovation
- Best foodservice technology innovation
To view these awards and learn more about his recent podcast with Founder of Hundred Life Design, Daniel Folk, click here.
|Understanding the 2020 Form W-4|
Access this free and previously recorded webinar, explaining the new 2020 Form W-4 and how to calculate withholding.
|Central Arizona Project University Survey|
Now until March 20, 2020.
Help educate and inform CAP's water users, stakeholders and other interested parties about the CAP and Colorado River water issues. To help CAP make this program more valuable, participate in a short survey.
Now until April 11, 2020 beginning at 9:00 am
Learn more about Tempe Community Council's IRS-certified volunteers and how you can schedule a FREE consultation to prepare and e-file your 2019 tax returns!
|Two Men and a Truck is Hiring!|
Two Men and a Truck is hiring for movers and drivers!
Metromile is hiring for a Claims Administrative Support Specialist at their Tempe office, located on Fountainhead Parkway.
Carvana has multiple job opportunities at their Tempe location, located on Rio Salado Parkway.
Construction status: The Tempe Streetcar project is about 72% complete as we move into the final phases of construction. Major upcoming work includes the completion of track installation, stop installation and systems installation, followed by vehicle testing and operator training. The document linked below shows a snapshot of upcoming work, primarily track installation, that will occur in the coming months. Note that it is not inclusive of all upcoming work, and only highlights major upcoming milestones.
We’ve come a long way and are ready for one final push to close out the remaining 28% of work. We appreciate your patience and enjoy working with you. We will continue to keep you updated on the details.
The upcoming Construction Flyer can be found here.
- [UPDATE] 5th Street/Ash Avenue Intersection: Crews will be working along Ash Avenue at 5th Street from March 16 – March 20 resulting in nightly closures of 5th Street at Ash Avenue. North/southbound through traffic on Ash Avenue will be maintained. Left turns from Ash Avenue onto eastbound 5th Street will be restricted 24/7 during this timeframe. Click here for more details.
- Apache Blvd east of Rural Road: Track installation and OCS foundation work continues. Traffic maintained in both directions. Expect turn restrictions and possible sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
- [UPDATE] Apache Blvd at Dorsey Lane: Electrical upgrades in intersection. Turns will be restricted. Pedestrian access to Dorsey light rail platform will be maintained.
|Thank you to our Community Champions|
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282