EVCCA Releases Fourth 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 Friday, May 29, 2020, at 9 am. Take the Survey today!
May Message from President & CEO Anne Gill
There has never been a more difficult time for businesses, as we navigate the pandemic and economic recovery. We have faced many unknowns and have had to change our lives and lifestyles to protect ourselves and our community. Read more here...
2020 State of the District Recap
Last Friday, the Tempe Chamber made history its very first live broadcast of a signature event. Live in a closed studio, Tempe Chamber CEO Anne Gill opened the program by thanking the event sponsors including the exclusive technology sponsor, Video West, who graciously provided the studio and technology to make the event possible. Presenting Sponsor FOX was also able to provide an exciting welcome from Danny O’Brien who join live from Washington D.C.
Congressman Stanton provided the audience of almost 200 attendees with a live update from his recent travels to Washington D.C. and what they can expect to see from Congress in the coming weeks. Following his address, several members asked questions through video regarding higher education, insurance policies put in place, local journalism and other issues affecting their industries.
We would like to thank Congressman Stanton, our event sponsors and attendees for helping to make this important community event possible.
Funding Still Available for Local Emergency Loan Program
Last month, the City of Tempe and Desert Financial Credit Union came together to develop a local program for Tempe-based companies with less than 50 employees, creating the Tempe Small Business Emergency Loan Program.
This program is designed to help smaller local businesses conquer COVID-19 difficulties in their industries. Funding from this program can be used to pay rent, payroll, or other operational needs. For more information on lending criteria, program benefits, and how your business can apply, click here.
OHSHA Provides COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
The Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OHSHA) have prepared a 35-page document and informational resource for employers as offices begin to reopen its doors. View the updated guidance document here.
US Chamber Provides Customizable Workplace Flyer
The US Chamber of Commerce has created an easy-to-use customizable flyer that allows employers to showcase what actions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. Click here to access the flyer.
Cox Charities Grant Application Due This Friday
In a recent press release, Cox Charities announced that they are asking Arizona nonprofits that focus on K−12 youth and education programs to submit proposals for grants valued at up to $10,000. This year's grant cycle is now open and closes Friday, May 29, 2020. For more information on the guidelines and to learn more about Cox's community involvement and support, click here.
Arizona Commerce Authority Introduces Grant to Support Employers
To support Arizona employers and continue energizing Arizona's economy, the Rapid Employment Job Training Grant was introduced. Now, private or public organizations who have hired new employees between March 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020, and provided training are eligible for reimbursement. To read more about this grant and who is eligible, click here.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Announces Requirement of Face Covering
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport announced that starting June 1, 2020, all employees and members of the public entering airport facilities will be required to wear a face covering. To read more about this update, please click here.
City of Tempe Opens Safe Space to Battle Summer Heat
The City of Tempe opened the Cahill Cooling Center later last week week to provide a heat relief option for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.To read more about this new facility, please click here.
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