|Tuesday, October 27, 2020|
|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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
Swire Coca Cola Recognized for Excellence in Sustainability
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:
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.
Carvana has multiple job openings at various locations across Arizona. For more information click here.
|Helpful Business Resources|