Hands-On Training and Knowledge from Industry Experts
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.
|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.
LISC Small Business Relief Grants
Beginning yesterday, small businesses were able to apply for a LISC grant of up to $20,000. Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top-scoring applicants. To read the full article, please view the City of Tempe newsletter.
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.
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.
Tempe Business Roundtable
On August 4, 2020, moderated by Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage, the City of Tempe will host a virtual community roundtable to discuss the current business environment in Tempe, specific challenges businesses face, programs and services available and forthcoming opportunities for help and assistance.
Featured panelists are to include: Tempe Chamber President & CEO Anne Gill, Downtown Tempe Authority, Tempe Tourism, Local First Arizona, RAIL, and Tempe Economic Development. See here for more information.
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:
-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 Erika@tempechamber.org.
|Local, State, and National News|
City of Tempe Calls for Residents to Weigh In on Budget Cuts Due to Economic Impacts of COVID-19
In anticipation of lower sales tax and gasoline tax revenues due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic during the 2020-21 fiscal year, which started July 1, the City of Tempe has outlined reductions in the Performing Arts and HURF funds.
Starting July 28 and going through Aug. 4, community members are invited to provide feedback on the proposed cuts via a survey available at tempe.gov/forum. Read the full City of Tempe release here.
Update from Governor Doug Ducey
Governor Doug Ducey also announced a new plan and additional clarity for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. View details on the Arizona: Open for Learning plan here. View the Executive Order on education in Arizona 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
Cox Offers Two Months of Free Internet Service for Back to School
As back-to-school fast approaches, Cox has announced that new customers who qualify will receive Connect2Compete, the company's low-cost internet, for two months at no cost. New customers must sign up between July 21 and September 30 for free service, which also includes free technical support. Find out more today.
Generate Revenue for Your Local Business
We understand that COVID-19 has affected all of us, especially our local businesses.
The City of Tempe, Tempe IDA, Tempe Tourism Office, Tempe Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Tempe Authority have come together to help you generate revenue, enhance your marketing, and encourage the community to get behind Tempe businesses. Learn more and take advantage of this opportunity for increasing your revenue and raising your profile through the Buy Now Save Local Hownd campaign.
Protect Your Family and Friends
For a limited time, Sun Devil Trophy & Awards is offering branded antibacterial hand sanitizer spray bottles for your organization. With office staff returning, be sure to get one for each member of your team! Read more here.
Shop School Essentials for Any Education Scenario
Whether your kids are distance-learning, headed back to school or starting a homeschool program, they’ll need supplies and materials to keep them engaged and growing. Office Depot/OfficeMax has everything they’ll need, from art and school supplies to literacy and STEAM toolkits...even tech gear to enhance the virtual classroom. Save BIG and Sign up today!
A temporary Facilities/Site Service Technician position is available. Click here for more information and how to apply today.
Carvana has multiple job openings at various locations across Arizona. For more information click here.
|Helpful Business Resources|