-Late yesterday, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell issued a proclamation to close all city parks amenities and ramadas. Read the full story -The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a useful guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan. Read the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.
|EVCCA Releases Second Business Impact Survey|
The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) is committed to helping you navigate the economic disruption of COVID-19.
We need to hear from you so that we can best understand where help is needed, the decisions you are facing, the resources we can provide, and the real-time feedback we should be sharing as we represent your interests with our local, state, and federal leaders. The survey will close on April 2nd at 5:00 PM.
|Anne Gill and Valley Leaders Advocate for Business Success|
Last Friday, President and CEO Anne Gill joined
Valley leaders for a live broadcast on Business Radio X to discuss COVID-19 and advocate for for our business community and success.
|A Message from Greg Stanton|
Last Friday, Congressman Greg Stanton sent a message to constituents with an update on the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Click here to read the full statement and details on the relief the bill will provide Arizona residents, businesses and agencies.
|UPDATED: U.S. Chamber COVID-19 Toolkit & Webinar Link|
Click here to view the latest of 'What's Happening in Washington' and view workplace tips, guidance for employers, and more. To view the briefing on emergency Coronavirus funding for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, please click here.
|Business Assistance and Resource Tracker|
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to provide our community and our members with the most up-to-date information.
- Visit and Bookmark our Business Announcements and Resource tracker here.
- Visit and Bookmark our Business Resource page here.
|Brave the Storm with Hownd!|
Hownd, Inc has launched a program to help local restaurants, salons and family entertainment centers quickly and effectively sell Support vouchers (similar to gift vouchers, but better) directly to consumers. It’s part of a larger program the company has jump-started to relieve some of the financial stress caused by COVID-19 closures. This includes a direct deposit of 100% of the voucher sales price immediately into the merchants' account. It allows consumers who can afford to do so, provide direct support. For more information, impacted businesses should visit their website or call Hownd at (877) 394-2410.
|Tempe Service Industry Resource - Facebook Group|
In response to the needs of our business community, the Tempe Chamber has created a Facebook group allowing our Tempe businesses and community members to share their services, menus, take-out and delivery options with the public. With over 350 members in just two weeks, we encourage you utilize and share this growing group. Join now.
Incredible community members are coming together and creating an app that would allow the user to see what stores are open around them - and is not industry-specific!!
Click here and enter your business information to help them get the data and information they need to kick start this app!
|Go Green with Big Savings!|
Go green and save big for your small business! Celebrate Earth Day the entire month of April by shopping for over 12,000 eco-friendly products with our Office Depot Small Business Savings Program!
|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.
|Consider Your Local Non-Profits|
We encourage our members and community to consider local non-profits during this time of crisis through volunteer projects or donations. To view a list of our local non-profits please visit our member directory which can be accessed here.
|Post Your Job Opening to Our Job Board|
We would like to continue encouraging our members to utilize our Job Board, located on our website, to advertise any job openings they have available.
For any questions, please contact the chamber office at 480-967-7891.
|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:Valley Metro and the city of Tempe are working together to investigate how to optimize construction in the coming weeks while vehicular and pedestrian traffic are low. Stakeholders will be notified in advance before any additional construction is implemented near businesses or residences.
- [UPDATE]5th Street/Ash Avenue Intersection: Crews will continue to work along Ash Avenue at 5th Street from March 30 – April 17 resulting in intermittent nightly closures of 5th Street at Ash Avenue and one daytime closure on April 9. North/southbound through traffic on Ash Avenue will be maintained. Click here for more details.
- [NEW]Apache Boulevard: Over the next few weeks you will begin to see Overhead Catenary System poles being installed. This will happen fairly quickly, expect lane drops in the area of where they are being installed.
- [NEW]Apache Blvd at Normal Avenue: Expect turn restrictions at the intersection with possible sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
- 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.
- Apache Blvd at Dorsey Lane: Electrical upgrades in intersection. Turns will be restricted. Pedestrian access to Dorsey light rail platform will be maintained.
- [NEW]Mill Avenue south of University Drive: Milling for trackwork is scheduled for the start of April. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect turn restrictions and possible crosswalk/sidewalk detours.
|Thank you to our Community Champions|
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282