|Tuesday, September 8, 2020|
|US Chamber President Live at the 2020 Leadership Conference & Virtual Expo|
US Chamber President Suzanne Clark will join us from Washington D.C. during next week’s live broadcast of the 2020 Leadership Conference & Virtual Expo. She’ll be discussing the US Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative launched in June of this year. The City of Tempe’s Equity and Inclusion Manager Jonae Harrison will be on hand to dive deeper into the policies within the program’s agenda. To learn more about next week’s conference and how to register, visit the online registration website.
|Greg Stanton Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award|
On September 2, 2020, the Tempe Chamber in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Greg Stanton, Representative of Congressional District 9. The award recognizes members of Congress who consistently supported pro-growth policies and committed to bipartisan leadership and constructive governing in 2019. Click here to learn more.
The 2020 Leadership Conference Silent Auction is LIVE!
The 2020 Leadership Conference Silent Auction, sponsored by FISH Window Cleaning, has officially launched through a virtual auction website! With over 25 items from community leaders and Chamber members, this silent auction will help support the Chamber's mission in sustaining Tempe’s quality of life and keeping our community and economy vibrant. The online auction closes half way through the Leadership Conference at 10:00 am on September 18, 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for the 2020 Leadership Conference & Virtual Expo!
|Take Your Career to the Next Level!|
When you decide to join the Chamber, you do so because you want to take your business and career to the next level.
The Tempe Chamber Business Academy is designed to just that. Taught by highly-skilled subject matter experts, these interactive 90-minute classes will give you a competitive advantage in business.
The six month program is priced at $99 for members and $199 for non-members. You can also apply your ticket credits to cover your registration by emailing email@example.com. Sponsorship of this program is available. Contact Erika Acorn for details.
|Local, State, and Federal News|
Expand Your Business Footprint: Free Webinar
On Thursday, September 24, 2020, this free webinar will walk you through how to apply for a free Expansion of Premises Permit so you can use public right-of-ways, parking lots and private property to extend your business footprint. Learn more today.
Featured speakers include:
-Mayor Corey Woods
-Jonni Wolfe, Special Events Task Force
-Jill Buschbacher, Tempe Economic Development Department
|Tempe Today City Newsletter|
September 2020 Issue Highlights:
-Mayor Corey Woods establishes, will lead new public safety advisory board focusing on data, policies, hiring, use of technologies, training, and how the city engages with people who are black, Indigenous and people of color, and those with mental health challenges.
-Public Input Opportunities; Rio Salado and Beach Park activation ideas and Transit service reductions public meetings
-2020-21 City Budget Information
-Human Services Survey Closes September 30, 2020
November 3rd General Election Information
City, state and Federal elections are just eight weeks away. The Maricopa County Elections Department has many online tools to help answer questions about what is on the ballot, how to register, how to request an early ballot and much more. You can event sign up for text alerts about when your ballot is mailed and received. Click here to learn more.
Tempe Reopens Park Playgrounds, Splash Play Areas, and Kiwanis Tennis Center
Tempe continues to carefully and thoughtfully reopen, using county, state and federal benchmarks to guide the process. Last Friday, September 4, 2020, all neighborhood park playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment reopened to the community. Read the full City of Tempe article here.
Tempe Public Library Closure
Now through Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the Tempe Pubic Library will be closed for electrical maintenance. The library will reopen for hold pickups on Thursday, September 10, 2020. View the full City of Tempe article here.
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.
|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.
City of Tempe Launches New Financial Navigator Program
The City of Tempe, in partnership with the national nonprofit Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), is launching a free Financial Navigators program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tempe’s Human Services Department has been awarded a new $80,000 grant to implement the program. Navigators will provide one-on-one assistance over the phone to help residents access available programs and services to manage income disruptions and other financial concerns. View the full article from the City of Tempe and learn more today!
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.
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Clinic
During the first Wednesday of each month, learn about SBA’s lending role and how to prepare a request for capital. This free monthly clinic will help attendees understand credit requirements, interest rates, collateral terms, and amounts available. Click here for more information.
Rio Salado College Expands Educational Opportunities to Students in Prison as 2020 U.S. Dept. of Ed. Second Chance Pell Experimental Site
The U.S. Department of Education has included Rio Salado College as part of an expansion of the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative, which was created to provide need-based Pell grants for people incarcerated in state and federal prisons to pursue higher learning. The majority of incarcerated individuals are Pell-eligible; however, they have been banned from applying for assistance since 1994— until the creation of the Second Chance Pell initiative was launched in 2015. To view the full release, click here.
Phoenix Zoo Reopening
Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, Exclusive Members will be able to visit the Phoenix Zoo. The zoo will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 19, 2020. View new hours of operation and other recent changes 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:
The Porch is Hiring for Management Positions
Click here to learn how you can apply to work in one of Tempe's newest restaurants.
God's Garden Treasures Florist Seeking Part-Time Employee
Are you looking for a fun, fast-paced environment in which you can utilize your people, organizational, and creative skills? Click here to learn more.
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.
Carvana has multiple job openings at various locations across Arizona. For more information click here.
|Helpful Business Resources|