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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tempe Chamber Introduces New Business Academy 

Yesterday, the Tempe Chamber announced the “Tempe Chamber Business Academy,” a virtual curriculum developed by the Chamber’s Businesses Innovation and Strategy Council designed to give businesses and business leaders the knowledge they need to grow their companies and strengthen our community.

Academy participants will receive structured training in various disciplines ranging from customer acquisition, to marketing, to human resources, to finance. Held virtually, the inaugural 7-month fall session consisting of 90-minute classes will be taught by expert instructors. The first class begins on Tuesday, August 11th at 2:00 pm with a 3-week intensive geared towards pandemic and economic recovery for businesses.

For registration information and details, please click here. If you are interested in teaching a course, please use our online speaker RFP, where instructors can submit their qualifications and information. 
Chamber News
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. 
Local, State, and National News
Updates from Governor Doug Ducey

On July 9, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey held a press conference issuing a new Executive Order that included limiting indoor dining to less than 50% occupancy. Read the full Executive Order here. 

Governor Ducey also urged continued community guidance and a dramatic expansion in testing through “Project Catapult”. Earlier that day, ADHS and Arizona State University announced a partnership that will provide free saliva-based diagnostic testing to 100,000 underserved communities around the state. Learn more here. 
Reserve Your Virtual Seat to the e-Business Matchmaking Event 

The Mexican Ministry of Economy in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and ConnectAmericas, organize an e-Business Matchmaking event to take place from July 27, 2020, to July 31, 2020. This event will combine business meetings along with specialized training by experts in the field. 

The objective of this event is to link national exporter SMEs from the Food and Beverages sector with buyers from Canada and the USA in the context of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will enter into force on July 1st, and as an immediate response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration will close on July 20, 2020. Click here to register. 
Partnership Webinars
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 wee's webinars:
Member News
Team Up Health & Fitness Launches New Program!

Team Up Health and Fitness is excited to announce their virtual fitness program designed for busy professionals! Owner and head trainer Drew and his team have put together a program that will get you the results you desire in the time you have. Say goodbye to the high intensity exercise videos that leave your knees hurting and you feeling confused about your form and your results. Learn how you can get a NO-COST 14-day trial to this result driven program. 
Valley Metro Champions for Clean Air Nominations Are Now Open!

Valley Metro is seeking entries for the 2020 Clean Air Campaign Awards. You can nominate any individual participant or employer in the Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program who has significantly reduced air pollution and traffic congestion by supporting clean air programs and encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation. Read the full Valley Metro release here. 
ASU Alumni Association Names Board of Directors; National Alumni Council

In a recent release from Arizona State University Alumni, several community leaders were named to serve as officers of the board of directors and the National Alumni Council, beginning their term earlier this month. For more information on these individuals and the association click here. 
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 incoming seniors and recent high school graduates 
City of Tempe Road Closure

From 9:00 pm on Friday, July 17th, to 5:00 am on Monday, July 20th, the northbound Price Freeway will be closed between Warner Road and the US 60. For more information click here

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 is Launching Their Hottest Deals RIGHT NOW!
Dell is Launching Their Hottest Deals RIGHT NOW!
Until July 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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