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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tempe Chamber Announces Emerging Issues Forum: Building Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Earlier this week, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced December's Emerging Issues Forum to take place on December 11, 2020, bringing together a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders from different industry sectors to share tangible ways they have advocated for equity in their workplace. 

Sponsored by SRP, this virtual event will be moderated by the City of Tempe's Diversity and Inclusion Manager Jonae Harrison and identify ideas and tips attendees can incorporate into improving the culture within their organizations.

Reserve your seat and learn more today. If your organization is interested in using ticket credits associated with its membership, please email
Military Affairs Committee Fall Fundraiser Now LIVE

During the Annual Copper 5 Honors event, broadcasted live from the 161st Refueling Wing on November 13, 2020, Tempe Chamber's Military Affairs Committee (MAC) opened a virtual fall fundraiser which runs through November 27, 2020. 

2021 Mentoring Program | There's Still Time to Apply

The Tempe Chamber Women in Business Council has updated the 2021 Mentoring Program timeline to February through April with two monthly workshops. The application deadline for Mentors and Proteges is December 15, 2020. For a comprehensive review of the program and new dates, read the Mentoring Program Overview.
Support Tempe Business for the Holidays
Support Tempe Business for the Holidays
Shop local during the holidays with Hownd for the Holidays! Win prizes, find great promos, and support our local businesses.


Looking for more ways to support locally? Visit our online business directory for a full list of Tempe Chamber members that you can search by name or industry.
Local, State, and Federal News
Ironman Arizona and Tempe Festival of the Arts Cancelled

On Friday, November 13, 2020, the City of Tempe announced that it will not approve permits for Ironman Arizona or the Tempe Festival of the Arts due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state and region. To view the full release and read more about what permits have been approved, click here. 
City of Tempe Offers Flu Shot & COVID-19 Testing

On November 18th and 19th, the City of Tempe is offering Flu Shots and COVID-19 testing at the Tempe Westside Multigenerational Center. Registration is required. 

College Connect Virtual Workshop 

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, College Connect Tempe will be hosting a virtual workshop for students with answers to link you to a successful college experience. Learn more and register today. 
Downtown Tempe Authority Needs Your Help!

Downtown Tempe Authority, the Business Improvement District for downtown Tempe, has partnered with the International Downtown Association to gather consumer opinions with a second, updated survey (you may have taken the initial Urban District Consumer Survey). As COVID continues to profoundly impact our community, it is more important than ever to know the priorities, concerns and behaviors of our office workers, residents and consumers.

With that in mind, Downtown Tempe Authority, in partnership with the International Downtown Association and RRC Associates, is launching Wave 2 of our Covid-19 Downtown District Sentiment Survey. Based on feedback and suggestions from Wave 1 participants, we have added new questions to address shopping, special events and transportation issues. Learn more and take the survey today. 
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. 
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. 
Dell Technologies Black Friday Sale Kicks Off Early!
Dell Technologies Black Friday Sale Kicks Off Early!
Dell’s Black Friday Sale starts early this year. From November 16 - 27 you can shop special deals courtesy of our friends at Excelerate America. Access up to 40% off hot tech, like laptops, workstations, drawing pads, premium active pens, and more!

Take advantage of this exclusive access to Dell’s Black Friday Sale by visiting easy instructions to find your very own coupon and link. Then let the holiday tech savings begin!
Member News
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Receives New Sky Train Cars

Late last month, Phoenix Sky Harbor received two brand-new PHX Sky Train® Cars from the Bombardier Transportation plant in Pittsburgh. Cars 19 and 20 will be used in Stage 2 of the PHX Sky Train® project and are just two of the 24 new PHX Sky Train® cars to be delivered.

Learn more about the project, anticipated to be complete in 2022, and view the full article today. 
Central Arizona Project (CAP) Launches First CAP University Course

On November 18, 2020, Central Arizona Project is launching CAP University, a program for members of the public, to increase awareness and knowledge about CAP. This fast-paced, virtual event will include a high-level overview of the CAP system presented by CAP board members and leadership team.

Tempe Coalition 4th Annual Celebrating Champions for Youth

On November 18, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. this live streamed event will honor and celebrate those who have helped Tempe Coalition advocate for programs, policies, laws to help provide Tempe youth with an environment where they can live to their full potential. Learn more and register today.
Donate a Meal & Treat Your Family to a Thanksgiving Feast 

Special Moments Catering by Straight to the Plate Catering is offering donated meals to be delivered East Valley Banner Hospital(s) Front Line COVID Healthcare professionals on Thanksgiving Day. To donate to frontline healthcare professionals, click here. 

Special Moments Catering is also offering fully cooked Thanksgiving meals with simple reheating instructions for everyone to enjoy! Order your meals today! 
Upcoming Webinar Information
Restaurant Relief Session
Increase Profits by Leveraging Temporary Expansion of Premises for Outdoor Dining

Held by the Arizona Commerce Authority, tomorrow's webinar will bring together a diverse group of industry experts and city officials to discuss how to temporarily expand your premises to provide outdoor seating for food and alcohol consumption.

Speakers from the Arizona Restaurant Association, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the City of Mesa and Maricopa County will outline what licensing and permits are required, how to obtain them and what state resources are available to expedite its availability. 

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 Servers/Hostesses/Bussers

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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