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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program 2.0

Yesterday, Maricopa County opened the second phase of the Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program.  Different from Phase 1, the new eligibility qualifications provide additional flexibility to new & already awarded applicants. Differences in qualifying factors are:

-Applicants are now eligible for grants up to $25,000
-Applicants with 50 or fewer full-time equivalents are now eligible
-Applicants with $5 million or less in gross revenue are now eligible
-Applicants who experienced gross revenue declines by at least 25% from March through June 2020 as compared to March through June 2019 are now eligible
-Applicants that have received COVID-related government assistance, including Payroll Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief, are now eligible to apply

Chamber News
Anne Gill Receives Athena Nomination

Congratulations to our very own President & CEO Anne Gill for her 2020 Athena award nomination in the Public Sector category! Last Thursday, the Greater Phoenix Chamber hosted a special Athena nominee reception to recognize this year’s outstanding nominees in Private Sector, Public Sector and Young Professional categories.
There is Still Time to Register!
There is Still Time to Register!
Earlier today, the Chamber’s Business Innovation and Strategy Council continued its free 3-week intensive program focused on pandemic and economic recovery. The remaining 90-minute classes is still open for registration and will be led by experts in their field.

August 25th, 2:00 pmHR & Compliance
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. 
Local, State, and Federal News
City of Tempe Forms New Audit Committee

The City of Tempe is starting an independent oversight committee and is recruiting interested community members now. The Mayor and City Council are expected to appoint three community members later this year. Learn more and read the full statement 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. 
Member News
Celebrating Champions for Youth Applications Now Open

Tempe Coalition is now accepting applications for its fourth annual Celebrating Champions for Youth award ceremony. This event recognizes remarkable adults, youth and organizations who are inspiring, encouraging and empowering Tempe youth to reach their full potential. Nominate someone you know today. 
Get an "A+" Ensuring Your School/Campus is as Safe as Possible!

Is your campus covered? The AlphaGraphics Tempe team will work with you to develop solutions that align with your district’s safety guidelines, the CDC recommendations, and allows your school to reopen as you transition back to 100% capacity. They offer delivery, shipping, and curbside pickup with quick turnaround times. Reach out today! 
Protect Your Students, Employees and Family with Affordable Custom Face Masks!

Sun Devil Trophy & Awards is creating custom face masks for $9.95. These can be personalized with your organization's logo and are washable. To find out more information on this special please email
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.

This week's webinar:
Job Board
Tempe Community Action Agency 

A Customer Customer Service Assistant is wanted to work at the Apache location in the Community Action Program. Click here for more details. 
City of Tempe 

The City of Tempe is hiring for a College Connect Tempe Advisor. This is a temporary position until June 2021. 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. 
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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