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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Maricopa and Other Counties Likely to Meet Moderate Benchmarks for
Businesses to Reopen this Thursday

This morning the Arizona Department of Health Services released a story stating that current data has ADHS anticipating that Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties should be in the moderate range for businesses to reopen when the Business Data Dashboard releases updates this Thursday.  This would allow some currently closed establishments to reopen if they comply with the current requirementsRead the full story.
City of Tempe - Extension of Premise 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods extended the extension of premise proclamation that was due to expire on August 24, 2020. This extension will now go through the end of 2020. View the proclamation here. 

You can apply for an expansion by clicking here. 
Interim Final Rule - Appeals of SBA Loan Review

The Small Business Administration has released its latest published Interim Final Ruling (IFR) on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This IFR addresses the Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Non-payroll Costs. Learn more.
Chamber News
The Tempe Chamber Business Academy six-month program will begin October 13, 2020. Offering 90-minute, monthly courses to businesses and business leaders - this program will provide individuals the knowledge they need to grow their companies and strengthen our community, as well as, an exciting branding opportunity for organizations interested in sponsoring this program!

To learn more about the several sponsorship opportunities available, please email

View the program schedule and reserve your virtual seat here.
Local, State, and Federal News
COVID-19 Testing Locations

Whether you have COVID-like symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-like symptoms, it's always a good idea to get a diagnostic test. According to the City of Tempe, an estimated 40% of positive COVID-19 cases are either asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic.  Find the nearest testing location to you.
College in the Time of COVID

As students from Arizona State University (ASU), the University of Advancing Technology, Rio Salado College and other colleges return to in-person and online classes, the City of Tempe has been among the partners helping to inform them and urge compliance with local and state COVID-19 guidelines, in order to protect both them and the wider community. Read the full article from the City of Tempe and learn more.
Tempe Medical Fire Rescue Receives Top ISO Rating

Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department is now rated one of the top 1% of all fire departments in the country. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) reviews the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue and the City of Tempe based on overall performance, emergency dispatch, and the water distribution system supplied by Tempe’s Water Utilities Department. To read the full article by the City of Tempe 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. 
Maricopa County Small Business Relief Program 2.0

Maricopa County has 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.
Member News
Arizona Mills Welcomes New Store

New to the Arizona Mills Mall and opening August 26, 2020, DICK’S Sporting Goods Warehouse Sale will sell a great assortment of apparel, footwear and equipment at a discounted price. Learn more and visit Arizona Mills today! 
Valley Metro Champions for Clean Air

The deadline is fast approaching to submit entries for the 33rd Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards. You can nominate any individual participant or employer in the Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program (including yourself).

We understand many are working from home now, so we decided to include teleworkers in the Outstanding Commuters category. Simply submit them under Multi-Modal. Click here to learn more. Entries are due by Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 

(Article provided by Valley Metro)
Arizona Coyotes Thanks YOU! 

As the Arizona Coyotes finished out their 2019-20 year, they thank you - whether you were cheering at the Gila River Arena or 'Howling from Home!' To watch end of the season interviews and regular season standings click here. 
Business Warrior Offers Free Business Owners Class 

Business Warrior is offering a free 30 minute 1-on-1 class for local business owners. In this session, you will learn how to use your website as a marketing machine and the secret for how the major companies send you an advertisement right after visiting their site. Book your session
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
Accurate Air is Hiring for an HVAC Service Technician! 

An experienced HVAC Service Technician is wanted. Find out more information about this position and opportunity here. 

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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