Business Impact Survey Deadline Extended

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
EVCCA Business Impact Survey Extended Deadline 

Today the EVCAA announced they will be extending the deadline to complete the fourth COVID-19 Business Impact Survey to 9:00 am on Friday, June 5th

The surveys are used to identify the impacts on businesses which helps determine the focus of the EVCCA's recommendations to legislators. The first three surveys resulted in Impact Reports published on March 23rd, April 7th and May 8th.

CLICK HERE to complete the survey.
State of Emergency and Curfew 

Sunday afternoon Governor Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The imposed curfew will remain until Monday, June 8, 2020, or unless extended. 

Shortly after the announcement, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Police Chief Sylvia Moir urged compliance with the order that include exemptions included in the executive order. 

For the full recap of the Governor’s announcement and what this may mean for your business, click here. 
Chamber News
8 B2B Marketing Tips for Tempe Businesses 

When marketing to businesses, it’s crucial to develop a strategy that speaks to your target audience.

With the help of our partners at Markitors, we asked eight local business leaders for suggestions on how your business can boost its B2B marketing and create an effective strategy.

President & CEO Anne Gill Podcast is On-Demand

Last week Tempe Chamber President & CEO Anne Gill joined Podcast host Kelly Lorenzen for an episode of Collaborative Connections.

In this episode, she discussed the advocacy work the Tempe Chamber has been doing and how businesses can get involved.

To listen on-demand, click here. 
Local and National News
Emergency Proclamation for Premises Permit Expansion

Late last week, Mayor Mark Mitchell enacted an Emergency Proclamation that allows for businesses to apply for an expansion of premises permit at no cost.

This permit will allow businesses to expand into the right of way, their parking lots or other various spaces. To read more about this proclamation, click here. 
City of Tempe Recovery and Reopening Timeline

The City of Tempe has put together a structured reopening plan using the federal gating criteria and with the community's health and safety in mind. 

The current target date to reopen city facilities is Monday June 15th. To read more information about the plans, visit the city's Recovery and Reopening webpage.
Public Health Update - May 28, 2020

Last week, Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Service Director Dr. Cara Christ provided Arizonans with a public health update and additional guidance for the continuance of organized youth sports and other activities. 

Key Takeaways: 
  • Schools are to resume at the beginning of the Fall school year (with guidance)
  • Organized youth activities may resume
  • A plan to increase child care capacity to be announced
  • Michael Wisehart announced as Director of Economic Security
For more information from Governor Ducey's press conference, click here.
Governor Doug Ducey Announces AZCares Fund

Late last week, Governor Doug Ducey announced that nearly $600 million will be go to local Arizona governments and Nonprofits as part of a new funding plan; The AZCares Fund.

Read more about the AZCares Fund and watch Governor Doug Ducey's announcement here. 
SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

The SBA, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions for the application.

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans. CLICK HERE for more.
Helpful Business Resources
NEW! The most recent re-opening guidance and information from trusted sources like the US Chamber, SBA, OSHA and more is now available on our publications page. This easy-to-use page includes a graphic library of resources to view online or download for your business. 
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
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