Member, Nominations Open for 2019 Business Excellence Awards

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2019
The 2019 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Nominations open now through March 29th!

The 2019 Business Excellence Award nominations are now open! The purpose of the awards are to identify and recognize companies who exemplify excellence in business development, employee development, community involvement and customer service. If you know of a large or small business you would like to nominate, use the easy online nomination form! Nominations are open through March 29th.

Last year, full-service law firm Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC was crowed Large Business of the Year, while community focused collaborative space provider, MAC6 took the honors for Small Business of the Year.

Who will it be this year? Don't hesitate! Nominate your choice for Large and Small Business of the Year!

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.

 
 
State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton
Be part of the Tempe Chamber’s highly anticipated 10th Annual State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton on March 26.

Congressman Stanton will highlight the work he has done to bring opportunity to Arizona’s 9th District and goals for the year ahead.

 
If you are interested in sponsorships, contact Erika Acorn: erika@tempechamber.org
 
Spread the Word AND Opportunity!
If you live, work, do business, in or around Tempe, this should be important to you!

Career Ready Tempe is extending the deadline to apply for the local, 8-week, paid student internships over the summer.

Spread the word to your Tempe teens as we work with the City of Tempe to shape the workforce of tomorrow!

 
New Chamber Members
We are grateful for you! It's our pleasure to introduce our newest Chamber members! Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by to introduce yourself.

Anthony Contente-Cuomo, Esq.
 
Returning Chamber Members
In the past 30 days, the following members have renewed their investment with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce representing 441 years of Chamber engagement. The Board of Directors, staff and the community thank you for your continuing support of the Chamber.

Linoff Investment Company - 28 years
Villas on Apache - 22 years
ManageStaff, Inc. - 15 years
Studio 6 - 11 years
Zion & Zion - 10 years
West 6th Tempe - 4 years
SOLLiD Cabinetry - 2 years
Health Markets - 2 years
Red, White & Blue Awards Ceremony
Honoring Military Excellence

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

Main Event Entertainment
Tempe, AZ
East Valley Career Conference Expo
Job Fair - Education - Networking

Mar 26, 2019
(1 PM - 4 PM)

The Falls Event Center Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ
East Valley Career Conference Job Fair
Registration for Job Seekers

Mar 26, 2019
(1 PM - 4 PM)

The Falls Event Center Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ
East Valley Career Conference Networking...
EVCCA Chamber Networking Event

Mar 26, 2019
(4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

The Falls Event Center Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ
07
Mar
Ribbon Cutting for Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children!
08
Mar
Membership 101
12
Mar
Coffee Connection 3
13
Mar
Coffee Connection 1
14
Mar
Ribbon Cutting for Dignity Health!
15
Mar
Ribbon Cutting for PDQ Restaurant
19
Mar
Business Before Hours at Holiday Inn Express Tempe
22
Mar
2019 State of the District
05
Apr
Emerging Issues Forum: Sustainability Summit
 
SEE THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
The Portal
The day you've all been waiting for! The Portal by Shared_Studios is now set-up in Centerpoint Plaza in Downtown Tempe, where this temporary technological installation will connect locals with people from around the world for the next month. The Portal has been likened to "Facetime on steroids" or "walking through the internet" where people enter a gold cargo container and come face-to-face with someone somewhere else on earth, live and full-body—as if in the same room.

 
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.

 
Build & Grow a Sustainable Business with Purpose
Take a look at different ways to build and scale your business for success, tips and tricks to help keep you focused and on track, and best practices from the accounting and financial side of the house so that you are well prepared for the long-term.

If you are ready to learn, grow, and maybe even have a little fun along the way, join speakers, Nicole Spracale and Suzy Greenewood, for this information-packed FREE session.

 
Women's Networking Breakfast
Join us for great networking and delicious food with some fantastic women in business. 

Full hot Breakfast Buffet including coffee, tax and tip all for $15. Please register in advance for this event. 

Bring business cards, collateral and be prepared to share a brief 30 second commercial on your business. Yes, commercial will be timed in respect for all of our schedules. Bring a door prize for an extra spotlight in your business. 
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SUBMIT YOUR MEMBER EVENTS
Thank You for Your Continued Support
The Tempe Chamber and Tempe.Pledge.Green would like to thank Arizona State University for their support as a 2019 Platinum Sponsor of the program. CLICK HERE to learn more about sponsorship of this impactful program!
TAKE THE SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE
Distracted Drivers Beware!
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The City Council approved a Distracted Driving Ordinance last night which makes it a PRIMARY offense to be HOLDING a phone while driving.

This means the police can pull you over and issue a ticket if they see you driving and have your phone in your hand. Even if you are stopped at a red light.

Penalties for a first violation would be $100. It jumps to $250 for a second violation and further violations in a two-year span would be $500.

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

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