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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tempe Chamber Announces New Board of Directors for 2020-21

The Tempe Chamber is proud to announce the appointment of six new members to its Board of Directors that began their terms on July 1, 2020. 

The Tempe Chamber welcomes: 
  • John Bauer, CPA, MBA, Dignity Health
  • Tom Binge, Renaissance Financial
  • Sarah Clifford, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
  • Josh Diker, Wells Fargo
  • Jennifer Midgett, Tempe St. Luke's Hospital 
  • Rustyn Sherer, APS
Chamber News
Sukki Jahnke, CMP, Awarded Planner of the Year 

The Tempe Chamber is proud to announce that Sukki Jahnke, Vice President of Marketing & Programs, has been named the 2020 Planner of the Year by the Meeting Professionals Internationals MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter (MPI AZ), during a virtual ceremony on June 30, 2020.

The Chapter Excellence Award Recognizes an active planner member who has demonstrated leadership, delivers exceptional meetings and has made significant contributions to MPI, our Chapter and the meetings industry.

Congratulations, Sukki! This award is well deserved. 
With the ever-changing financial landscape of COVID-19, the Tempe Chamber provides its members with the most up-to-date and resourceful financial information. See below for funding opportunities that may still be available for you or your organization. 
Maricopa County Small Business/Nonprofit Grants 

Beginning on July 9, 2020, the Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program will begin accepting applications to support the continued viability of small businesses. This program will provide up to $10,000 to qualifying organizations for expense reimbursement. Click here for more information.
Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Extension 
On Saturday, July 4, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an extension of the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020. Click here for more information. 
Tempe Small Business Emergency Loan Program 

In April 2020, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced that the City of Tempe and Chamber member, Desert Financial Credit Union, had partnered to create a new and innovative loan program for smaller Tempe organizations. Click here to read more about the loan program and how your organization may be eligible. 
Small Business Administration Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Last month, the Small Business Administration announced it would begin accepting new applications for the Ecnonomic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advance of up to $10,000. Click here for more information. 
5 Tips for Managing Customer Expectations

From limited capacities and social distancing requirements to mandatory face coverings and staggered work schedules, the post-COVID-19 world looks very different for consumers and employees alike. Businesses that have recently reopened their doors are now faced with the responsibility of managing customer expectations and ensuring everyone respects the rules.

Read the latest article from the CO- that shares five tips for managing customer expectations after COVID-19. 
Personal Growth Best Practices That Boost Business Success 

There is always room to grow as a professional – whether that is learning a new skill, taking a training class or staying late to the office to make sure things get finished. Oftentimes what people don’t realize is that when they grow themselves, that knowledge benefits the entire business. 

With the help of our partners at Markitors, we asked nine thought leaders to share their best personal growth practices that will boost business success. Their responses will inspire you to do the same. Read more...
Weekly Informational Webinars That Help You Return Stronger

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

See below for the rest of this week's webinars:
Member News
City of Tempe Receives National Recognition 

The City of Tempe is proud to announce that it has been recognized for achieving 2020 What Works Cities Certification at the gold level. What Works Cities (WWC) certification evaluates how effectively cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making -- whether they have the right people, processes, and policies in place to put data and evidence at the center of decision-making -- against a national standard of excellence. To read the full City of Tempe release click here. 
Phoenix Zoo Closure Notice 

In a statement released on Monday by the Phoenix Zoo, they will be closing their doors to foot traffic effective immediately. 

"While the safety measures and precautions we have had in place are outstanding, we have been listening to the health experts and concerns of the community and want to do our best to help mitigate the rise of this terrible disease affecting so many." 

United Food Bank Announces New Board Chair 

On July 1, 2020, United Food Bank announced Raveen Arora to serve as the Incoming Board Chair for the 2020-21 term. Arora, long-time Chamber member, was the 2016 Small Business of the Year recipient and currently serves as the Tempe Chamber Board Chair-Elect. Thank you for your dedication to the Tempe community. 
C2 Tactical Offers New Customer Discount 

Now through August 5, 2020, new customers can receive a discount on their range time! For more information on this offer, click here, or call (480) 588-8802. 
College Connect Tempe Offers Additional Workshops 

As part of the Virtual Summer Series, College Connect Tempe will be hosting two additional workshops to give young adults a link to a successful college experience. 

Upcoming Workshops: 
`For young adults in or out of school ages 14-24 
       For incoming seniors and recent high school graduates 
ASU Virtual Career Fair

ASU invites you to take part in their Virtual Career Fair Summer Series to take place on Wednesday July 22nd from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

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

Dell's Cyber Savings Event Starts NOW!
Dell's Cyber Savings Event Starts NOW!
Now until the 15th, Dell is offering exceptional summer discounts on laptops, workstations, and more! PLUS, members can save an extra 5% off the entire event through our friends, Excelerate America.

Visit the websiteor call 800-757-8442 today to speak with a Small Business Advisor.
Job Board

DriveTime is currently hiring for a Corporate Office Receptionist at their Tempe headquarters. Click here for more information. 
Venus Manufacturing

Multiple job positions for Warehouse employee and Installer I are available. For more information and criteria click here. 
City of Tempe

The City of Tempe is currently looking to hire a temporary College Connect Advisor. This position is a temporary grant-funded position with funding allocated through June 2021 or until the funding cap is expended. Click here for more information. 

A temporary Facilities/Site Service Technician position is available. Click here for more information and how to apply today. 
The Centers for Habilitation (TCH)

TCH is hiring for Custodial positions and Care Workers. For more information on these openings click here. 

Carvana has multiple job openings at various locations across Arizona. For more information click here. 
Helpful Business Resources
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1438 W. Broadway Rd. Ste. 213, Tempe AZ 85283


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