Member, The Workforce Demand Study Results are In

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
THE WORKFORCE DEMAND STUDY
THE NEW GENERATION OF WORKERS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR BUSINESS
A regional survey conducted by six Valley Chambers, including the Tempe Chamber.

The Workforce Demand Study, a regional survey conducted by six Valley Chambers, including the Tempe Chamber, has released its results. The findings of the study were further analyzed based on business size that was broken down into three categories: 10 or fewer employees, 11 to 100 employees, and over 100 employees. In total, there were 209 respondents.

So, what does this mean for business? There are a few things to keep in mind when mulling over the results of the survey.

JOB FAIR - EDUCATION - NETWORKING
THE 2019 EAST VALLEY CAREER CONFERENCE
Building bridges between business, workforce, and community 

Whether you're an employer looking for that hard to find unicorn, a unicorn trying to find your work home, or you're a student getting ready to make your mark in the world, you don't want to miss this event.

This annual conference brings together students, job seekers and employers from the region at one encompassing event. 

 
Gill to Serve on Chamber Executives Association Board
Let's hear it for Anne!
Anne Gill,the President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, has been elected to serve a one-year term on the Board of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).

W.A.C.E. is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals with approximately 850 members in 18 Western states and Canada. The association is designed to promote and enhance the professional development of chamber of commerce executives and is the largest state or regional chamber of commerce executives association in the United States.
 
Nominate Your Choice for Tempe Business Woman of the Year!
Can There be Just One?
So daunting is the task of narrowing such a talented and deserving pool of leaders down to one honoree. 
It all starts with you.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Business Woman of the Year Award. Nominations close Friday February 22nd!

Business After Hours at Shalimar Country Club

Feb 27, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

Shalimar Country Club
Tempe, AZ
Coffee Connection 3
Leads Group

Feb 26, 2019
(11:45 AM - 1 PM)

Buffalo Wild Wings
Tempe, AZ
Coffee Connection 1
Leads Group

Feb 27, 2019
(7:15 AM)

Arizona Bank & Trust
Tempe, AZ
Business Owners Forum
Business Owners Only Please

Feb 28, 2019
(8 AM - 9 AM)

Special Moments Catering
Tempe, AZ
Ribbon Cutting for Arizona Cancer Founda...
Please show your support to The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children as...

Mar 7, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children
Scottsdale, AZ
Red, White & Blue Awards Ceremony

Mar 13, 2019
(8:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Main Event Entertainment
Tempe, AZ
2019 State of the District

Mar 22, 2019
(9 AM - 10:30 AM)

Rio Salado College Conference Center
Tempe, AZ
SEE THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
Raveen Arora Receives Tempe Tourism's First Spirit of Hospitality Award
A Spirit of Community and Servanthood
Raveen Arora restaurateur and owner of the iconic Dhaba restaurant was named the winner of the coveted Spirit of Hospitality Award for embodying the core values of diversity, inclusion, dignity, and empathy.

Tempe restaurateur Arora is the recipient of countless local, national, and international awards for his humanitarian work, service, and enterprise. The Tempe entrepreneur was honored on January 31st at a special annual luncheon with his wife, Clara, in attendance.
 
Tempe Tourism Revenues RIse - Creating Jobs and Improved City Services!
Nearly 250,000 More Hotel Rooms Rented!
Tourism revenues greatly increased in Tempe last year, with almost a quarter of a million more rooms rented in 2018 than two years earlier.

According to the Tempe Tourism Office, in 2018, $175 million in hotel room sales were generated, an increase of about 12 percent from 2017. This is $36 million more than 2016.

 
Pride Activation Downtown Tempe Authority/Foundation
Will You Help?
The Downtown Tempe Authority is looking for volunteers to help spread the love.

Last year, rainbow roses with tags that said ‘You are Loved’ to 200 unsuspecting people on the street in recognition of Pride. This year is next level: over 2000!

Tempe is committed to a welcoming environment for everyone no matter your sexual orientation, race, gender, disability, religion or age.

 
Create Collective - Experience Tempe's Thriving Culture
Community Yoga. Local Art. Live Music
+ Cultivate Your Inner Creative: Come meet, mix and mingle. Learn from local Tempe artists, enjoy healthy eats, drinks and exhale through yoga flow provided by CorePower Yoga.

 
SUBMIT YOUR MEMBER EVENTS
Tempe Community Council is currently recruiting new members to fill upcoming vacancies
A 501(c)3 human services nonprofit since 1972, TCC has a mission to “connect those in need with those who care.” They work closely with a variety of nonprofits to address human services issues in Tempe and has an affiliation with the City of Tempe to oversee and manage the City’s human services funding distributed annually to over 40 local service providers.

Applications are being accepted until March 1.  

 
ADOT Transportation Studies Interstate 10 - Broadway Curve
The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the Maricopa Association of Governments, is studying and designing preliminary concepts for improvements to the I-10 Broadway Curve area between I-17 (Split) and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway). The study team is conducting an Environmental Assessment in advance of making proposed improvements.

 
Small Business Tax Tips from IRS Updates & News
Did you know? One of the best ways to get information is by visiting the IRS Small Business Tax Center where you can learn everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online to how to best navigate an audit

 
APS Lowering Utility Bills Again
APS is lowering residential customer's monthly bills by an average of $3. Rates are already an average of $9.59 lower than those in March of 2018.

Lower natural gas prices and other interstate deals are allowing them to pass on an $80 million rate reduction to their Arizona residential customers.

Tempe Cares 2019: Volunteers Needed to Help the Helpers
Tempe Leadership announces Tempe Cares’ signature annual 1-day event for volunteers devoted to beautifying Tempe’s neighborhoods, schools, and other public spaces and facilities that serve Tempe residents!

Tempe Cares annual community service project will host the HELP THE HELPERS PROJECT on SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019, 7:00 a.m. – noon.

Our Members Save More During Dell's Presidents Day Sale
Excelerate America can help you save more during Dell's Presidents Day Sale, going on now through Wednesday, February 20.

If you haven't yet, you should make sure you’re taking advantage of our chamber business savings program from Office Depot OfficeMax.

Here's the steps to connect to your special savings:
  1. Enter your name and email here
  2. Check your inbox for a message from Excelerate America. It'll have your special Dell Presidents Day Sale savings link.
  3. Use the link to shop the sale through Wednesday, February 20 

Keep Tempe the Best City in the Valley - Take the Pledge
Our pledge is designed to offer tips to all levels of business. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t had the chance to start anything yet with sustainability, or if you have a more disciplined and thorough approach (or even might already have a sustainability director).

Have a look to understand why the pledge is important for our business community, how to engage your employees and then take the leap, join us, and take the pledge!

TAKE THE SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE
 
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-967-7891z

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