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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALISTS NAMED!
One large business and one small business will be awarded at the 2019 Tempe Chamber Annual Luncheon

The purpose of the awards is to identify and recognize companies whose practices in business and employee development, community involvement and customer service exemplify excellence. The award is presented in both a Small Business and Large Business category.
 
The finalists in the Small Business category are:
 
The finalists in the Large Business category are:

Registration and sponsorship for the Annual Luncheon are available! LEARN MORE
 
 
A "can't miss" event!
  • Special Guest Emcee, Nicole Crites
  • Leadership in a Multi-generational Workforce
  • Expo & Networking Breaks with over 20 Exhibitors
  • A Conversation in Leadership with Drena Kusari of Lyft
  • Expo & Networking Break
  • Women in Business Mentor Program Graduation
  • Business Woman of the Year announcement
  • Raffle and Silent Auction

 
 
Connect and Build the Community Over Coffee!
As your Chamber, we want to remind of the many opportunities available to help you grow your business as you help others grow theirs!Coffee Connections are network development groups designed to connect through relationships that benefit everyone in the group.

Coffee Connections 1 meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Coffee Connections 3 meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


 
Important Member Tools Available 24/7/365
Your Tempe Chamber website is rich with resources to help you grow your brand and reach a new audience!

One such tool is the Member Events page. If you're hosting an event, sale, or have an important announcement, post it any time, day or night, to your Member Event's page. 

As finding the right talent is tough in today's job market, the Job Board is a great place to post any open positions you may need to be filled.

As an extra bonus, the Member News/Events section and the Job Board entries generally get picked up and included right here in the Business Advocate!
 
Spring into Amazing Savings!
Whether your business is big on spring cleaning or seasonal stock-ups, our Office Depot OfficeMax Small Business Savings Program can help you save on all the items you need.

When you’re signed up, you can access discounts of up to 55% off on cleaning and breakroom favorites, including:
● Bottled water, coffee, canned soda, and other beverages
● Twizzlers, pretzels and more assorted snacks
● Bleach wipes, sponges, mops and more

Don’t miss out! Make sure you’re part of our Office Depot OfficeMax Small Business Savings Program today.

 
Business After Hours at Salut Kitchen Bar

Apr 24, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

Salute Kitchen Bar
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cutting for Tempe Leadership Clas...
Please show your support as Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV dedicates the ne...

Apr 25, 2019
(10 AM - 11 AM)

Compadre Academy
Tempe, AZ
Ribbon Cutting for Horne Mazda
Please show your support to Horne Mazda as we welcome them to your Tempe ...

Apr 26, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

Horne Mazda
Tempe, AZ
 
 
Business Owners Forum

Apr 25, 2019
(8 AM - 9 AM)

Special Moments Catering
Tempe, AZ
 
 
24
Apr
Coffee Connection 1
24
Apr
Business After Hours at Salut Kitchen Bar
01
May
Ribbon Cutting for Phat Scooters
09
May
Ribbon Cutting for Slices on Mill
10
May
Membership 101
14
May
Ribbon Cutting for Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)
 
SEE THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
 
Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtable with SBA Office of Advocacy
The SBA Office of Advocacy is an independent office that advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.

Advocacy is hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them the most. This is an opportunity for small business owners and stakeholders to meet in-person with Advocacy senior staff.

 
Free Seminar on Final Wishes from Hospice of the Valley
Are you facing the loss of your spouse or a family member? Would it give you peace of mind to know your family understands your final wishes?
You and a guest are invited to attend Final Wishes Seminar: Peace of Mind for You and Your Family. The free community event will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at The Chapel at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. 

End-of-life professionals will share valuable information that can help families plan ahead.

Email Eileen Bailey for Reservations
 
SUBMIT YOUR MEMBER EVENTS
 
Jason Woodard Took the Sustainability Pledge!
Jason Woodard, Liberty Mutual Insurance Agent, has taken the Pledge! Jason and Liberty Mutual believe in sustainability!

Visit Jason at Liberty Mutual and show your support!


If you haven't taken the pledge yet, what are you waiting for? Read more about ways your company can go green. 
 
Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars is a unique celebration of music at Tempe Diablo Stadium on April 26, 2019 from 7-9 p.m. with performances by Arizona Wind Symphony, AZ Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Corona High Band, Corona High Steel Drums, Desert Vista Band, and Marcos de Niza Band.


 
Connect with Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby on Saturday, April 27th
Join Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby for a special sustainability-focused Connecting with Kuby community meetup. Learn about Tempe's Climate Action Plan, recycling efforts, and get water conservation tips from City of Tempe staff and ask questions.  

April 27th, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe.

 
Tempe Call to Artists - Apply through May 6th
Tempe is now seeking applicants for the Vibrant Artist Cohort (VAC), which provides an opportunity for performance-based artists to develop their careers. Artists who participate will attend workshops, have access to one-on-one mentorship, receive artistic support, and learn about project development and finances. Once complete, the artists will work towards creating a project that activates the arts in Tempe while helping them reach their long-term career goals. 

Applications are being accepted through May 6

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

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