Free 3-week Intensive Program Starting August 11th
The Chamber’s Business Innovation and Strategy Council is offering a 3-week intensive program focused on pandemic and economic recovery at no cost!* 90-minute classes will be led by experts in their field and are designed to give you a competitive advantage in the areas of marketing, customer acquisition, and HR.
August 11th, 2:00 pm This class provides an essential framework to help you rebuild and manage a great brand and how to successfully market your business during this time of recovery.
August 18th, 2:00 pm Learn about useful skills such as understanding cost per acquisition, the new customer journey, optimizing sales channels and preparing to reopen during social distancing.
August 25th, 2:00 pm This class aims to discuss some of the most critical areas you need to be aware of to avoid Coronavirus HR-related fines, lawsuits, or penalties.
*for members only, $20 non-members
City of Tempe Business Roundtable Recap
Earlier this morning, Tempe Chamber President and CEO Anne Gill joined other local leaders for a virtual rountable discussion. Moderated by Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage, this roundtable discussed Tempe's economic health and shared what is critically needed to help businesses get through this pandemic.
During her presentation, Anne Gill spoke about her frequent communications with local, state, and federal leaders, as well as, some of the projects the Tempe Chamber has helped come to fruition. A link to the recorded version will be available soon.
Join Phoenix Business RadioX Tomorrow!
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 1:00 pm, President and CEO Anne Gill will be act as a featured guest on MAC6 Community Connections. For more information and how to stream the show tomorrow afternoon click here.
Ways To Relaunch Your Business After Reopening
Reopening a business in the midst of the pandemic can be scary. There are many unknowns and you must consider the safety of your employees and customers. But reopening does not have to be an insurmountable challenge. Customers are eager to frequent the businesses they love and resume using your services.
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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.
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City of Tempe Train Derailment Update
After an unfortunate train derailment over Tempe Town Lake on July 29, 2020, the City of Tempe has now release a statement that the 150-foot damaged section of the Union Pacific railroad bridge was successfully demolished on August 2, 2020, with no injuries. Read the full update here. For information on the initial train derailment last week click here.
U.S. Small Business Administration Virtual Workshop - August 5th
Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities remain available for small businesses to bid on contracts and contribute to the mission of agencies.
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for an overview of how to sell to the federal government, to include SBA programs and certifications to assist your small business. Register today!
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:
How the Hospitality Industry is Shifting:
Workforce Resources for Employers and Job Seekers
On Friday, August 7, 2020, this free webinar hosted by Maricopa Corporate College will discuss the Valley's changing workforce needs in the Hospitality Industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will provide the opportunity to explore the current state of the hospitality industry, understand how jobs have been impacted, learn how job seekers are responding, and give you access to valuable resources for both employers and job seekers. Learn more and register here.
A 5-Step Checklist to Reopening Your Business
After helping thousands of businesses already reopen, Business Warrior compiled a list of essential action-items for business owners to take in order to be successful in the post-quarantine business era. Find out more and download the checklist today.
ASU Alumni Association Offers Back-to-School Packs
On July 28, 2020, the ASU Alumni Association announced that for the third year, the association is offering complimentary ASU-themed Back-to-School Packs for Sun Devil educators who teach pre-K to college. Read the full release here.
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.
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.
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