Member,Business Excellence Award Nominations Close Friday!

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Nominations for 2019 Business Excellence Awards Close Friday!
Nominations open through Friday!
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

Expand Your Network with 7 East Valley Chambers Tonight!
TONIGHT from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Build relationships and spread your influence. Come network with 7 East Valley Chambers: Carefree Cave Creek, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Superstition Region, and your Tempe Chamber.

 
Register for the 2019 Sustainability Summit
Sustainability is more than a pledge or a buzzword. It's an investment in our community and future generations.

Register today for the 2019 Sustainability Summit featuring keynote speakeChristopher Guith,Sr. Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

The summit will also include an informative business panel discussion, a small exposition and a plated breakfast.

 
April 7th, Support the Hotshots and Support Our Foundation!
It's the final home game of the season, and they saved the best for last! 

Not only are tickets for the April 7th final home game of the season 50% off, but $5 of every ticket purchased through this link will be donated to The Tempe Chamber Foundation.

The Tempe Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) carries out the charitable and education objectives of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce that positively impact the quality of life in Tempe.

 
Business Owners Forum - SBA Office of Advocacy
Join us as the Business Owners Forum hosts Marina A. DeWitt is from the Region 9 Advocate for the SBA Office of Advocacy. Marina is gathering information on the federal regulations issues that small businesses have in Arizona. She will be giving a short presentation followed by an open discussion.

Attendance is limited to business owners only.

 
Career Ready Tempe Deadlines Extended to March 31st!
The deadline for businesses and students to take part in Career Ready Tempe has been extended!

Submit a Career Ready Tempe Business Application by March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Business applications received after March 31st at 11:59 p.m. will be considered for participation in Summer 2020.

Business After Hours at Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery

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

Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery
Tempe, Arizona
 
 
Emerging Issues Forum: Sustainability Summit

Apr 5, 2019
(7:30 AM - 11 AM)

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park
Tempe, Arizona
 
 
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Coffee Connection 3
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Coffee Connection 1
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Mar
Business Owners Forum
02
Apr
Ambassador Committee Meeting
04
Apr
Women in Business Council Meeting
04
Apr
Tempe Leadership Class XXXV Recruitment Reception
 
SEE THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
Ambassador Spotlight: Jim Hall
This week, we would like to recognize Jim Hall, of Crexendo, for his commitment to Tempe and your Tempe Chamber.

Jim has worked in technology related fields since the mid-1980s. Moving from IT to VoIP was a natural progression for him, and his work with as a Chamber Ambassador and member of the Business Owner's Forum that really keeps him involved in the community.

When he isn't serving the community or working, you'll find him playing guitar, golf, or cooking.

Thank you for everything you do Jim!
 
This Weekend: 42nd Annual Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts
A sure sign of spring in Arizona is the return of the Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe. 

This year’s festival boasts nearly 350 visual artists from all over the continent who flock to Tempe to commune with other creatives, display and sell their artwork, and enjoy a 3-day long celebration March 29th through the 31st along and around Downtown Tempe’s famed Mill Avenue and adjoining thoroughfares.

 
Not Too Late to Make an Impact in Your Community!
Our friends at the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children remind us that it is not too late to make a donation to a Qualified Charitable Organization and still claim tax credit for the 2018 tax year.

Donate by April 15th, 2019 and receive your 2018 Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

You can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state return up to $400 as an individual or $800 for joint filings.
 
PHX East Valley Partnership Statespersons' Luncheon
Co-hosted by the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, come see Congressmen Greg Stanton and Andy Biggs for a candid discussion about their legislative priorities for Arizona.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
11:30 a.m.: Registration
Noon: Luncheon and Q&A

 
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley invites you to attend an informational/networking happy hour  Wednesday March 27th from 4:30-6pm at Ginger Monkey in Chandler 135 W Ocotillo Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248.

Network, hear a little bit about this years events, and see if you would like to get involved with this years committee.

Visit: www.clubzona.org for more!
SUBMIT YOUR MEMBER EVENTS
East Valley Woman and Man of the Year
We would like to congratulate Kathy Tilque, CEO of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and Michael Pollak, real estate investor and philanthropist, for being announced East Valley Woman and Man of the Year by Positive Paths at their Night of Heroes Gala.

Positive Paths exists to support East Valley women in need by providing a life -bridge to economic stability, personal growth and professional achievement.
 
Tempe Tourism is Calling All Volunteers!
Tempe, AZ is hosting the USA Triathlon High School and Collegiate Club National Championships this April 4th – 7th, 2019.

This fast pace event is a great opportunity to volunteer, watch athletes compete, and earn a chance to win a 2019 Ironman Arizona race entry. If completing 140.6 miles isn’t your thing, the race entry is transferable to a family member or your closest friend. The more shifts you complete the more entries you’ll receive in the drawing. Don’t forget to share this fun and exciting opportunity with your friends! 

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Kentz at alicia@tempetourism.com

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

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