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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Announcing the Annual State of the City - October 30, 2020
Announcing the Annual State of the City - October 30, 2020
The Tempe Chamber’s annual State of the City is the premier forum that brings together Tempe’s business, civic, and community leaders. The 2020 State of the City address, delivered by newly elected Mayor Corey Woods, will highlight key business development initiatives, provide strategic municipal progress updates, address challenges and opportunities, and provide a glimpse into the City's future. Learn more and register today!

Sponsorship packages are available or call us at 480-967-7891.
Arizona State University Ranked Number One in Innovation for Sixth Year in a Row

Congratulations are in order for Tempe Chamber member, Arizona State University (ASU). Just yesterday, US News and World Report ranked ASU number one in innovation for their sixth year in a row, as well as one of the top 50 public schools in the U.S. Learn more today. 
Chamber News
The 2020 Leadership Conference Silent Auction Closes This Friday!

Closing this Friday at 10:30 am, the 2020 Leadership Conference Silent Auction, sponsored by FISH Window Cleaning, helps support the Chamber's mission in sustaining Tempe’s quality of life and keeping our community and economy vibrant. Don't miss your chance to win an item and support Tempe's business community!
Place Your Bids Today
Learn From Industry Experts & Earn a Competitive Advantage in Business
Learn From Industry Experts & Earn a Competitive Advantage in Business
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

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 
Downtown Tempe’s Open-Air Market Returns for its 5th Season

This fall, the 6th Street Market in Downtown Tempe returns for its 5th season! On Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., an array of local artists, makers and food creatives will descend to 6th Street Park to sell and showcase their work to the community. 

“An outdoor market is very important to the community,” Julie Kent, organizer of the 6th Street Market, said. “Now, more than ever, do we need safe and smaller community activities that help local artists and businesses to survive.”

The market’s 5th season will take place every Sunday from Oct. 4-Nov. 29 and Feb. 14-April 25, 2021 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. View the full release here. 
November 3rd General Election Information

City, state and Federal elections are just seven 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.

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)

The Small Business Administration is still 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. Learn more about this refined program and apply by October 2, 2020. 
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. 
Member News
Desert Financial Credit Union Joins Fiesta Bowl Charities
Wishes for Teachers as Title Sponsor

More than 80 years after being founded by 15 Arizona educators with $78.75, Desert Financial has joined with the Fiesta Bowl to become title sponsor of the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Fiesta Bowl Organization will honor, celebrate and support Arizona teachers with the opening of applications for the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program.

TeamLogic IT Named 2020 MSP of the Year 

TeamLogic IT, a national provider of managed IT services and technology support for businesses, has been named the 2020 MSP of the Year by Channel Futures during its prestigious 13thAnnual MSP 501 awards ceremony held September 8. TeamLogic IT has ranked in the MSP 501 since 2014, yet this is the first time the company has earned the MSP of the Year Award. View the full release here. 
Fall Showcase Week Returns!

In honor of House of Trick's 33rd anniversary, House of Tricks is celebrating a week of delicious eating with their revered Fall Showcase Week. Each autumn, they pay homage to their tenure in Tempe, AZ and beloved guests by offering a special tasting menu that is bound to astound and inspire your taste-buds as a preview to our new fall menu. It's their answer to restaurant week. This year, the House of Tricks chefs have outdone themselves with a three-course menu. View the full three-course meal and read the full House of Tricks newsletter. 
New Office Depot OfficeMax Hot List

Big news, big savings! Our Excelerate America small business owners and entrepreneurs have exclusive access to the new Hot list from Office Depot OfficeMax. This super saver includes the 100 best-selling items at the best discounts, and is only available when you’re part of our Office Depot OfficeMax Savings Program for small businesses. Learn more and sign up today! 
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
The Porch is Hiring for Management Positions

Click here to learn how you can apply to work in one of Tempe's newest restaurants. 
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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