News your business can use!

If you can't see this email click here.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tempe Chamber Business Academy Calls for Industry Experts

The Tempe Chamber is looking for experts to teach a 60-minute course on various business related topics; Customer Acquisition, Marketing & Branding, HR & Compliance, Management & Leadership, Sales Growth, Trending and Finance. 

Last week, 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.

If you are interested in teaching a course please submit your RFP here. Contact Erika Acorn, VP of Business Development, for more information. 

Registration is Now Open & Accepting Applications

Apply today to reserve your spot at the Tempe Chamber Business Academy three-week intensive. Geared toward pandemic and economic recovery, class participants will receive training from industry experts on Customer Acquisition, Marketing & Branding, and HR & Compliance. This session begins August 11th. 

To learn more and register for the upcoming session, click here. You can also contact Erika Acorn, VP of Business Development, for more information. 
COVID-19 Finance Resources
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 

The Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program is 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) of up to $10,000. Click here for more information. 
Chamber News
Engagement Looks Different for Every Member 

The Tempe Chamber would like to remind its members of the various ways they can get involved and engage with other members of the community. One way to grow your business is to join a leads and referrals group; Tempe Chamber Coffee Connections groups. 

Currently, our Coffee Connections Groups are in need of individuals in the following industries: 

-Auto Sales
-Heating & A/C

Outside of our lead groups, the Tempe Chamber has monthly network development events, open to the public, along with several committees to participate. To view a full list of our committees click here. If you are interested in learning more about how your organization can get involved, or join a Coffee Connections Group, please email Erika, VP of Business Development, at 
7 SEO Tips for Tempe Hotels

In April, Grow with Google shared a 3-part series to help guide Tempe Chamber members in building a strong online presence for their business. The series discussed getting a local business on Search, reaching customers online, and using data to drive business growth. With the help of our partners at Markitors, we will continue the SEO optimization discussion, but in particular, for hotels in Tempe and the Phoenix area. Click here to read more. 

If you are interested in providing professional insight on various topics to be included in upcoming Markitors articles, please click here. 
Local, State, and National News
Update from Governor Doug Ducey

On July 16, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters impacted by COVID-19 will be able to stay in their homes while extending the time to access rental assistance programs. Read the full release here. To view the Executive Order click here. 
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Clinic

In a recent release, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it will be hosting a free monthly clinic to educate and inform attendees of credit requirements, interest rates, collateral terms, and amounts available. No registration is required. Click here for more information. 

WHEN: First Wednesday of the Month
TIME: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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
ASU Virtual Career Fair - Tomorrow

ASU invites you to take part in their Virtual Career Fair Summer Series to take place tomorrow 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! Register your business today!
Give Employees a Safe Return to Work 

AlphaGraphics Tempe wants to help your business clearly communicate to help employees reenter the office safely. From new occupancy limits to socially distancing reminders, AlphaGraphics Tempe can help. Click here for more information. 
Happening Now & It's Not Over Yet!

Summer isn't over yet and It’s not business-as-usual! With our Office Depot Business Savings Program - members get up to 55% off essential items— fresh & frozen breakroom treats, portable air conditioners & desktop fans, and bluetooth & wireless speakers for sweet summer jams. Avoid another trip to the store with free delivery on orders over $50. Sign up today! 
Job Board
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


Powered by EventBank's Engagement Management Software
Events • Memberships • Contacts • Email Marketing