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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
U.S. Chamber Hosts National Summit on Equality of Opportunity

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other leaders across the private and public sectors, will host the National Summit on Equality of Opportunity; a historic event to discuss some of the underlying challenges driving inequality of opportunity in four critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, and the criminal justice system. 

This event kicks off the Equality of Opportunity Initiative, through which the U.S. Chamber has partnered with more than 500 other chambers and associations to pursue policy and private sector solutions to bridge underlying racial divides that contribute to broader, systemic inequalities in our society. 

*For more information on this partnership, please visit the Tempe Chamber website. 
Tempe Leadership Application Due This Friday!

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 has extended applications for Class 36 to June 26, 2020. Visit the website program page to learn more about the process and how you apply today!
Office Holiday Hours 

The Tempe Chamber office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of the Independence Day. Staff will resume work on Monday, July 6, 2020. 

Please note: The Tempe Chamber office is still not open to the public. Certificate of Origin Appointments can be made by contacting (480) 967-7891. 
9 Funding Options for Minority-Owned Businesses 

If you operate a minority-owned business, there are many opportunities to obtain government and corporate contracts that are allocated specifically for businesses with this classification. However, what if your business is just getting started or has hit a rough patch and you could use some additional funding?

Read the latest article from CO- that shares nine funding options for minority-owned businesses today. 
Member News
City of Tempe Updates

-June 18, 2020, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell issued an emergency proclamation requiring all individuals, within the City of Tempe, to wear face coverings in public to protect themselves and others from contracting COVID-19. View the full Emergency Proclamation here. 

-June 20, 2020, the City of Tempe has reopened all three city-operated pools, park ramadas and picnic areas. Park playgrounds and splash play areas remain closed until further notice. Physical distancing protocols remain in place, face coverings are required, and reopened amenities will have several restrictions and program modifications. View the full City of Tempe release here. 
Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Rated Among Best in the Nation 

Tempe Fire Medical Rescue is now rated among the top 1 percent of all fire departments in the country, confirming that Tempe residents and businesses receive some of the best fire protection in the nation and that they could enjoy lower insurance rates as a result. Read the full City of Tempe article here. 
Downtown Tempe Authority Needs Your Input

Downtown Tempe Authority has partnered with the International Downtown Association (IDA) to gather opinions and priorities of residents and stakeholders during the reopening process. Have your voice heard and take the survey today. 

Please note: all answers are confidential and will be reported only in aggregate along with all other responses. 
Weekly Informational Webinars That Help You Return Stronger

Each week, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Local First Arizona present a free, daily webinar helping local business leaders and subject matter experts provide support and available resources across Arizona - helping small business return stronger. 

See below for this week's webinars:
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!

Are You Ready to Save This Summer?
Are You Ready to Save This Summer?
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In-store or online, you can save all summer long with our Business Savings Program!
Helpful Business Resources
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1438 W. Broadway Rd. Ste. 213, Tempe AZ 85283


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