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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
EMERGING ISSUES FORUM
SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
Sustainability and Your Business - Friday, April 5th, 2019 7:30 am - 11:00 am

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Business Development Council proudly presents Emerging Issues Forum:Sustainability Summit. The Tempe Chamber is the only Chamber in the United States with a Sustainability Pledge program dedicated to engage and educate businesses on sustainability practices.

This event will include national and local experts, including our Keynote, Christopher Guith, Vice President at the US Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute. We'll present solutions and programs to help your organization save money and resources through sustainable practices.

 
2019 State of the District is filling up fast!
On Friday March 22nd, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the District, a Federal Update with our 9th District US Congressman Greg Stanton. He will provide an update on federal issues affecting our district, state, and country. 

Breakfast is included. Space is limited.

March 22nd - 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th Street, Tempe AZ
4th St.3 W. 14th St.
JOB FAIR - EDUCATION - NETWORKING
THE 2019 EAST VALLEY CAREER CONFERENCE
Tuesday March 26, 2019 - The Falls Event Center - Gilbert

Whether you're an employer looking for new talent or a job seeker 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. The EVCCA will also hold a multi-chamber networking event after the job fair from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. 

 
STRENGTHENING TEMPE'S TOMORROW
CAREER READY TEMPE
Help shape Tempe's workforce to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

By the year 2020, two-thirds of jobs will require higher education. The City of Tempe and The Tempe Chamber of Commerce have launched Career Ready Tempe, an 8 week, paid summer internship program for high school juniors and seniors from the Tempe Union High School District.  

The program is designed to help the City of Tempe connect income-eligible Tempe youth with resources, skills, and experience to help them become the workforce of tomorrow. This is a paid internship by the program.

Students: The application deadline has been extended to March 22, 2019.

 
Take the Pulse of Business Survey today!
We want to hear from YOU!  Your valuable input helps us gain a better understanding of the business community’s needs so that we can implement solutions that support our thriving economy.

Interested in having your business’ voice represented? Please take the survey by Thursday, March 14th.

 
Are You Up to the FREE 30-Day Business Challenge?
Let's Get Social - How to use social media to market your business and grow your audience.

This 30-day challenge, "Let's Get Social" is all about how to use social media to market your business and grow your audience. It consists of four tasks that you will be assigned on a weekly basis.

For now, you can sneak a peek of upcoming tasks in its corresponding section.

Business After Hours at Shalimar Country Club

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

Shalimar Country Club
Tempe, AZ
Red, White & Blue Awards Ceremony

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

Main Event Entertainment
Tempe, AZ
28
Feb
Business Owners Forum
07
Mar
Ribbon Cutting for Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children!
08
Mar
Membership 101
14
Mar
Ribbon Cutting for Dignity Health!
22
Mar
2019 State of the District
26
Mar
East Valley Career Conference Expo
26
Mar
East Valley Career Conference Networking Reception
 
SEE THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
THE IMPACT OF SPRING TRAINING
THE ANGELS ARE BACK!
This time of year brings a great social and economic boost to our community!

According to a 2018 study conducted by ASU W.P. Carey School of Business' Seidman Research Institute, 75.4% of attendees to Cactus League games live outside Metro Phoenix, and 76% cite the games as the "sole" or "primary factor" for making the trip to the Valley

The report estimates that out-of-state visitors to the 2018 Cactus League directly spend $315.7 million. This is a direct infusion of new revenue to the local hospitality, retail, travel, and entertainment industries.

 
APS MAKES BIG INVESTMENT IN SOLAR STORAGE
APS announced they will be adding 950 megawatts of new clean-energy technology to our system by 2025. Through three initiatives – adding battery storage to existing solar plants, building new solar-storage plants, and using storage to deliver cleaner energy to customers at times their need for energy peaks. They will increasingly power Arizona homes and businesses with solar after sunset, when it has traditionally been unavailable.

This is one of the largest solar storage initiatives in the country and, as stated in the press release, represents a major down payment on Arizona’s continued progress toward an energy future that is clean, reliable and affordable.

 
The Dhaba Wins Slew Diners' Choice Awards from OpenTable
OpenTable diners have voted The Dhaba as one of the best around. From the service to the food, people are loving the experience and have let it be known.

The List of Honors:
Best Overall East Valley
Best Food East Valley
Best Service East Valley
Best Value East Valley
Neighborhood Gem East Valley
Fit for Foodies East Valley
Best Healthy Restaurants Phoenix / Arizona
Best Healthy Restaurants East Valley
 
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.

 
SUBMIT YOUR MEMBER EVENTS
8th Annual Geeks Night Out - Discover the Science Event
The City of Tempe is proud to host the 8th Annual Geeks Night Out, an Arizona SciTech Festival
Signature event, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

The free, family-friendly event is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) that provides interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for our community to enjoy.

 
Tempe Community Council is currently recruiting new members
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.  

 
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

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.

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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