Tempe Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Today, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

The Tempe Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.

CLICK HERE to read the full release.
National News
Arizona Senators Receive U.S. Chamber Honors

Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted the First Annual Governing with Distinction Ceremony. The virtual event featured the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, recognizing members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.

U.S. Senator for Arizona Kyrsten Sinema won the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship and received the Abraham Lincoln Leadership For America Award, both with 100% scorecards. U.S. Senator Martha McSally was an Award Winner of the Abraham Lincoln Award with a 96% Scorecard.  

CLICK HERE to view the virtual ceremony and learn more about all US Senate and House awardees. 
Congress Passes the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

On June 5, 2020, the president signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA).  The act provides greater flexibility in how borrowers may use Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and receive loan forgiveness.

Borrowers that have already received PPP funds will have the option to use the 24-week covered period or keep the covered period at the original eight-week period previously set forth under the PPP.

The PPPFA also eliminated the SBA rule that no more than 25 percent of the loan forgiveness amount may be used for non-payroll costs. Instead, the PPPFA provides that in order to receive loan forgiveness, at least 60 percent of the loan amount must be used on payroll costs and no more than 40 percent may be attributable to non-payroll costs.

In addition, the rehiring safe harbor period also has been extended to December 31, 2020. Under the Flexibility Act, borrowers now have until December 31, 2020 to rehire employees or restore payroll levels without incurring any reduction in the forgiveness amount.

CLICK HERE to view the entire text.
Member News
Coyotes Announce New CEO

Yesterday the Arizona Coyotes announced their new President & CEO, Xavier A. Gutierrez.

Xavier is the first Latino team President & CEO in NHL history. We invite you to get to know Xavier, and are excited to have him as the leader of Our Pack!

CLICK HERE to read the full release.
ASU Virtual Career Fair

ASU invites you to take part in their Virtual Career Fair Summer Series to take place on Wednesday June 24th and Wednesday July 22nd from Noon to 2 pm.

If you have open positions, these events will be an excellent way to connect with new and seasoned Sun Devil Grads!

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport COVID-19 Commitment to Clean

On June 1, Phoenix Sky Harbor required all employees and members of the public entering all airport facilities, including the terminals, the PHX Sky Train®, and Airport buses to wear a face covering.

In addition, the "Commitment to Clean" includes a 24-hour cleaning schedule with increased frequency in hi-touch points including:
  • Ticket dispensers and payment machines at the parking facilities
  • Elevator buttons at each parking level
  • Escalator handrails
For more information on the COVID-19 updates, CLICK HERE.
TCH Seeks Support

TCH is seeking a minimum of 150 reusable water bottles as they plan the reopening of their day program. They bottles can be plastic or metal, but no glass.

If your business has extra refillable water bottles, please contact TCH at 480-838-8111. 
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Stay safe and avoid another run to the store. Members get free delivery on orders over $50!

In-store or online, you can save all summer long with our Business Savings Program!
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1438 W. Broadway Rd. Ste. 213, Tempe AZ 85283


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