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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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.

Chamber News
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.

Reserve your seat and learn more today. If your organization is interested in using ticket credits associated with its membership, please email
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. 

View a full list of donation items and stop by Landings Credit Union located at 2800 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282 to donate. 
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. 

For more information on the Lifestyle Health Plan, contact Erika Acorn at 480-736-4284 or 
Member News
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. 

 You can watch the program on Tempe 11, on City of Tempe Facebook, on TV on Cox cable channel 11 and on Century Link 8012. Click here to learn more. 
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 

Accurate Air is proud to announce the opening of their Air Duct Cleaning Division, a service they are now offering customers. Learn more about this new service today!
Local News
Tempe Virtual Job Fairs

Looking for a job in Tempe? January 26, and March 16, learn about great companies and current openings during the City of Tempe's free, virtual job fair. See more information and register today.
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. 

-As part of a statewide research study, the State of Arizona is providing $3.5 million for antibody testing, which is available at more than two dozen locations across the state. Learn more and reserve your testing appointment today. 

Individuals can get more information on all Tempe’s COVID-19 efforts at
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. 
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. 
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.

See below for upcoming webinars: 
-January 12, 2021: Social Media Marketing in 2021
Job Board
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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