U.S. Small Business Administration Extends COVID-19 EIDL Loan Applications
Recently announced, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) extended the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application to December 31, 2021. According to a recent release by the SBA, the deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and enacted by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020.
Military Affairs Committee Opens Scholarship for Tempe Veterans
The Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee has officially opened the 2021 Merle Fister Scholarship application to eligible Tempe veterans.
The annual $1,000 Merle Fister Scholarship is awarded to a Tempe veteran who is seeking to complete their academic career, and is given based on character, leadership, academic pursuits, and financial need. The scholarship recipient will take part in the Red, White, and Blue Awards Ceremony held in mid-April to receive their recognition.
2021 Speaker Series: Lessons for Life & Leadership - Are You Registered?
Sponsored by BD- Becton Dickinson, the 2021 Leadership Speaker Series consists of four dynamic sessions, each led by a leader in their industry who will speak on topics that discuss leadership best practices, stories of how being unique can help you succeed, how to future-proof your career and much more.
The four live sessions will take place through an online platform weekly starting January 22, 2021, at 9:00 am with the final session on February 12, 2021.
FUEL Young Professionals Tempe Elementary School District Drive
Now through January 8, 2021, Tempe Chamber's FUEL Young Professionals Committee will be accepting donations for Tempe Elementary School District. Items from #2 pencils to backpacks are needed to help Tempe schools in need.
NEW in 2021, Lifestyle Health Plans now offers pricing on two value-based network reimbursement models, along with a robust wellness program and 2nd tier deductible. One of the offered networks includes care through the Mayo Clinic.
Tempe Chamber Member Recognized During MLK Diversity Awards Later This Month
On January 15th, Tempe Chamber member Islamic Community Center will be recognized and awarded during the 2021 MLK Diversity Awards held by the City of Tempe and Human Relations Commission.
Special recognition will also be given out to a Tempe Chamber partner and community leader, DTA's very own Jazmine Reyes.
The Future of Work: Water Cooler Conversations Radio Show & Podcast
MAC6 announces the launch of a NEW show, The Future of Work: Water Cooler Conversations Radio Show &Podcast, where local where local business leaders share how they integrate humanity and technology through innovative approaches, healthy culture, flexible workspaces and seamless virtual technology. Broadcasting live every Wednesday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Desert Financial Opens Scholarship Opportunities for Higher Education
Desert Financial's Community Service Scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who have contributed 50 or more hours of service in their community. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are available to students planning to attend an Arizona college or university. Applications for the 2021 Community Service Scholarship will be accepted now through March 1, 2021. Learn more today.
Silicon Valley Bank To Acquire Boston Private
Yesterday, SVB Financial Group (“SVB”) (NASDAQ: SIVB), the parent of Silicon Valley Bank, and Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Boston Private”)(NASDAQ: BPFH) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which SVB will acquire Boston Private.
Accurate Air Now Offering Air Duct Cleaning
Safety Supply Kits Still Available for Pick Up
To help businesses who have been affected by COVID-19, the City of Tempe has allocated funds to provide up to 1,000 small businesses with items needed to protect its staff and customers. Businesses can receive:
-50 reusable cloth masks
-5 clear masks
-2 one liter bottles of hand sanitizer
To register your organization and schedule a safety supply kit pick up, click here.
City of Tempe COVID-19 Testing Updates
-Every Tuesday, ASU, the City of Tempe and Tempe Fire Medical Rescue will offer free COVID-19 saliva tests at Cahill Senior Center. Those interested in a test should make a reservation here.
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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.
Arizona Commerce Authority Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Companies hit hard by disruptions, layoffs, furloughs, loss of business and other setbacks due to Covid-19 are encouraged to apply for emergency assistance through the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
Through the partnership, companies can receive subsidized or reduced rates for assistance in areas like rebuilding customer demand, overcoming supply chain disruptions, reassembling their workforce, and identifying new markets. Learn more today.
National Eviction Moratorium Update
A new COVID-19 stimulus deal reached earlier this month will extend the national eviction moratorium through Jan. 31, 2021. The existing halt on evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was set to expire on December 31, 2020. Renters must meet certain qualifications and also submit a declaration form to their landlords.
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. Learn more and apply today.
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.
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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.
Carvana has multiple job openings at various locations across Arizona. For more information click here.
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