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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Have You Registered? Time is Running Out!
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.

View the full academic schedule and register today!
Chamber News
2020 State of the City on October 30, 2020
2020 State of the City on 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.
Local, State, and Federal News
City of Tempe
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 

Virtual Public Meeting for Rio Salado and Beach Park Master Plan

Would an aerial experience appeal to you? Or maybe you’re more of an aquatics-lover. The responses are in for the Rio Salado and Beach Park Master PlanRequest for Information (RFI), which solicited ideas from the business community to activate the area surrounding Tempe Town Lake. Now, we need your feedback on the ideas. View the categories and comment online through Oct. 1. (Article provided by City of Tempe)
IRONMAN Arizona is Looking for Volunteers

On October 18, 2020, the 70.3 IRONMAN Arizona race will take place at Tempe Town Lake. Learn more and volunteer today! 
Arizona State University COVID-19 Update

Just recently, Arizona State University (ASU) announced they will be ending the fall semester on December 4, 2020, instead of December 12, 2020, along with all instruction after Thanksgiving break going remote. Learn more 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
Phoenix Sky Harbor Launches Monthly E-Newsletter

Announced today, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport launched an online monthly e-newsletter called PHX Check-In.  This monthly publication will allow readers to stay up-to-date with the airport and will include travel tips, parking discounts, and more. Subscribe and learn more today. 
Honoring Those Doing Good in Tempe - 37th Annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards

Join Tempe Community Council as they present the 37th Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards being held virtually on October 14, at 6 pm. Harold “Woody” Wilson, a founding member of Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Lakeshore Music, will be receiving the Don Carlos Humanitarian of the Year award along with four other awardees doing great things to better the lives of others in Tempe. 

Congratulate awardees and connect with other community members through video chat via a professional platform. Ticket sales support local business and includes a $25 gift card to a Tempe restaurant. Sponsorships and program ads are available until September 25. Purchase your tickets by October 12. Find more information here or call (480) 858-2300. 
Black Bear Diner Celebrates 25 Years 

It’s Black Bear Diner's 25th anniversary and they thought they'd give away 25,000 stacks of pancakes over 25 days to celebrate! Also, one lucky entrant will win Meals for a Year at Black Bear Diner! 

Anyone who leaves a comment or memory on THIS POST, will get a link to claim their free pancakes and be entered to win Meals for a Year! 
Simon Youth Foundation Launches Application Period for National Scholarship Program

Since the inception of Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) in 1998, shoppers at Simon Malls, Mills, and Premium Outlets have been among SYF’s most ardent supporters, contributing millions of dollars to support SYF’s mission to help students graduate. As a thank you to these loyal supporters, SYF is proud to once again help a deserving graduating senior living near Arizona Mills pursue a college education. Learn more and view the full release here. 
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
United Dairymen of Arizona is Hiring for a Business and Sustainability Analyst

Click here to learn how this position will collect and analyze all significant data points to build custom reports for specific departments. 
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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