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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Registration Set to Close Tomorrow Afternoon
Registration Set to Close Tomorrow Afternoon
The Tempe Chamber’s annual State of the
City presented by Edward Jones will be
held as a live broadcast on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Don't miss your chance to register - registration closes tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Reserve your virtual seat today!

For those looking for group ticket options, sponsorship packages are still available or call us at 480-967-7891.
Chamber News
Military Affairs Committee Copper 5 Event & Silent Auction

On November 13, 2020, the Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will host the Annual Copper 5 Honors event, broadcasted LIVE from the 161st Refueling Wing. This FREE event will honor both an outstanding officer and enlisted member of the 161st Air Refueling Wing to commemorate members of the Copper 5 aircrew.

During the program, the MAC will open a two-week long online silent auction to serve as a pre-holiday fundraiser for the committee. If your company would like to donate an item, you must fill out the online form. In order to be included in the online auction, you are responsible for emailing, mailing, or dropping off the donation to the Tempe Chamber by Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This auction will close on Black Friday, November 27, 2020.
2020-21 Mentoring Program Applications Due This Friday!

The Women in Business Council mentoring program applications are now available to any Tempe Chamber member! To learn more, you can download the Mentoring Program Overview which includes program benefits, the entire program schedule and sponsorship information. 

Any questions regarding the mentoring program can be directed to the Vice President of Marketing and Programs Sukki Jahnke.
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Tempe Chamber VP Featured on MAC6 Community Connections | Tomorrow

This Wednesday, tune in to the MAC6 Community Connections to hear Business Development Vice President Erika Acorn join Valley leaders Kelly Lorenzen and Dr. T Greg Tucker as they share personal journeys into leadership, exploring what community means to each of them and perhaps the most important topic…food! Click here to listen in. 
Local, State, and Federal News
City of Tempe COVID-19 Update

Maricopa County is putting federal CARES Act funds to good use by offering a number of assistance programs to help residents with their physical and financial health. These programs remove the financial barriers to getting a COVID-19 test or flu vaccination, provide financial assistance to people struggling to pay their rent or utility costs and support businesses and nonprofits with grants to cover financial losses incurred during the pandemic. 
Visit to learn more. 

(Article provided by the City of Tempe)

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.
City of Tempe Named a 2020 Top STEM City in Arizona

Recently named in Insurify's 2020 Top STEM Cities Awards, the City of Tempe was recognized the top communities in the United States demonstrating exceptional dedication to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Read more about the awards and qualifications today. 
November 3rd General Election Information

City, state and Federal elections are just ONE week away. The Maricopa County Elections Department has many online tools to help answer questions about what is on the ballot, how to register 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 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. 
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 30, 2020. 
Tempe Small Business Grant Program

Recently announced, the City of Tempe has allocated $1.1 million in CARES Act funds to create the Tempe Small Business Grant Program to help small businesses who have experienced significant impacts due to COVID-19. 

The Tempe Small Business Grant Program will assist small business by helping with up to $10,000 in funding. Awards are based on $1,300 per full-time employee up to a maximum of $10,000, whichever amount is less. The goal is that by providing businesses money to meet their expenses, they can retain or hire staff. Applications are now open. CLICK HERE to learn more and apply.
New Financial Navigator Available for Tempe Residents

A new no-cost Financial Navigator Program is available to help residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic connect with financial resources, understand how to work with creditors and maximize their income.
Residents will get one-on-one assistance over the phone and can tailor a plan to their specific needs, everything from applying for rent assistance to managing college loans to finding free tax help. View the full City of Tempe article. 
Small Business Administration Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The Small Business Administration is still accepting new applications for the Economic 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. 
Applications for Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grants

The Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant is open for gyms, fitness centers and studios, bars with a series 6 or 7 liquor license, water parks, tubing operators, and movie theaters seeking rent relief. Since launching in August, the LFAF has approved over $8.5 million in rent relief to nearly 650 local businesses across the state.

Grants are prioritized for businesses that are most in need of the funding to meet their rent or mortgage obligations and do not have access to other financial support. 
See frequently asked questions here. 
Submit your application and see more information here. 
Member News
Swire Coca Cola Recognized for Excellence in Sustainability 

Hosted by the Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC) and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the 2020 Arizona Manufacturing Summit and awards ceremony recognized several organizations in the manufacturing sector that exceeded expectations in various categories. Among the winners, was Swire Coca-Cola for Excellence in Sustainability. Read the full event recap and learn more about Swire Coca-Cola's sustainability efforts. 
SRP Recognized Among Most Sustainable Fleets

In a recent article published by GreenBiz, SRP was rated among the top most sustainable fleets. 

"Tempe, Arizona-based Salt River Project (SRP) provides electricity and power to 1 million residents in central Arizona. The company has spent the past six years investigating and piloting electric vehicle tech for its employees, its fleet and its customers."

CHASSE Building Team Gives Back 

Earlier this month, CHASSE Building Team partnered with Tempe Elementary School District to launch “Little Free Libraries” at four local elementary schools; Laird, Thew, Nevitt, and Scales. To learn more about this local collaboration, click here. 
Carvana Recognized as a Top Company for Women to Work For In Transportation

On October 2, 2020, Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announced Carvana as one of the “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.” 

City of Tempe's BEST Program 

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the City of Tempe showcases, in a recent article, how Tempe's BEST (Building Employment Supports and Training) Program both helps people with disabilities succeed and gains great new employees. Learn more today. 
Upcoming Webinar Information
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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