|There is Still Time to Register!|
Earlier today, the Chamber’s Business Innovation and Strategy Council started its free 3-week intensive program focused on pandemic and economic recovery. The two remaining 90-minute classes are still open for registration and will be led by experts in their field.
Learn more about the September through February Six-Month Academy here.
Become a Community Panelist
Through a recent partnership with Markitors, the Tempe Chamber publishes bi-weekly content related to what is currently happening in today's business climate. But we can't do it alone! Learn more about our partnership with Markitors and how you can get involved and featured in an upcoming article.
FUEL Young Professionals and Lost Our Home Pet Rescue Team Up!
Beginning August 12, 2020, the Tempe Chamber FUEL Young Professionals Committee will begin accepting in-kind donations and coordinating in-person volunteering for Lost Our Home Pet Rescue. This effort to to bring philanthropic opportunities to Chamber members and awareness to the shelter will conclude on September 2, 2020. To find out more information on how you can get involved, click here.
Business RadioX Community Connection
Last week, President and CEO Anne Gill was featured as a guest on MAC6 Community Connections, hosted by Jennifer Burwell and Kyle McIntosh. During the broadcast, co-hosts and featured guests, Anne Gill and Karen Nowicki, discussed how not only the Tempe Chamber, but neighbors MAC6 and Phoenix Business Radio X are positively impacting the Tempe business community. To listen on-demand, click here.
|Local, State, and Federal News|
Arizona Department of Health Services Releases New COVID-19 Business Guidance
August 10, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced public health recommendations for the reopening of paused businesses in Arizona. See which industries and counties meet the recommended benchmark of reopening. Upon reopening, all industries must submit an attestation form stating they are in compliance. For additional details and ADHS industry requirements, please click here.
|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
Businesses are able to apply for a LISC grant of up to $20,000 through August 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses. To apply, click here.
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.
Salt River Project is the First Arizona Utility to Join Initiative to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Technologies
Salt River Project (SRP) is pleased to announce its participation as one of 18 anchor sponsors in the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), jointly led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). SRP is the first Arizona utility to be part of the LCRI, which is an international collaborative spanning the electric and gas sectors that will help advance global, economy-wide deep decarbonization. Read the full release here.
City of Tempe Video Created to Foster Conversations on Race
The City of Tempe, Arizona State University and Tech Data have released a new video to help people start talking with each other about race and race relations in hopes of finding ways we can all to come together.
Protect Your Students, Employees and Family with Affordable Face Masks
For a limited time only, Sun Devil Trophy & Awards is offering disposable face masks for only 30¢. With office staff and schools returning, be sure to get enough for your classrooms and offices! Contact email@example.com for more information.
High Profile Industry Leaders in Arizona Commit to Shared Environmental Goals
In a recent release by Cox Communications, Cox shares its commitment to carbon emission reductions and announces their partnership with SRP to purchase SRP's clean energy. Cox Communication has signed up to convert over 30 percent of their energy purchased from SRP to the company’s Sustainable Energy Offering. Read more here.
Landing's Credit Union Partners with Federal Home Loan Bank to Award $6,000 Grants to Three Local Businesses
Landings Credit Union has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLB) to award three Landings CU business members with a $6,000 grant to help with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Landings CU will donate $3,000 with FHLB matching the funds totaling $6,000 to help business members during these difficult times. Read more here.
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.
This week's webinar:
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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