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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
 
2019 Annual Luncheon Recap
We are proud to report a that we had a SOLD OUT 2019 Tempe Chamber Annual Luncheon this past Friday June 28th. We were honored to have such a large audience to help celebrate 111 years of success, growth and milestone anniversaries with our long-time members!

The afternoon highlighted our incoming and outgoing board members and chairs along with several awards celebrating volunteers in the chamber and our community. Later, the 2019 Business Excellence Awards highlighted all finalists with outstanding videos and named this year's recipients.

 
Chamber News & Events
 
Chamber Office Holiday Hours
The Tempe Chamber Office will be closed July 4th-July 5th in observance of the holiday. The office will re-open Monday July 8th for regular office hours. 

Our team wishes all of you a safe and happy Independence Day!
 
 
Don't Forget to Register for the Stars and Strikes Fundraiser!
Our Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is proud to host its second Stars and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser event.Join us September 11th from 5:30-8pm for this team building experience for a great cause. 

A portion of proceeds will support MAC in its mission to serve as a proactive voice supporting military personnel in the greater Phoenix area.

Single player and sponsored lane packages are available now! Learn more here!
 
Business Before Hours at C2 Tactical

Jul 16, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

C2 Tactical
Tempe, Arizona
 
Business After Hours at Phat Scooters®

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

Phat Scooters®
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for Pure Barre Tempe
Help us welcome a new member!

Jul 18, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

Pure Barre Tempe
Tempe, AZ
Ribbon Cutting for Good Works Auto

Jul 19, 2019
(4 PM - 5 PM)

Good Works Auto
Tempe, AZ
 
Upcoming Meetings
 
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Coffee Connection 3
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Coffee Connection 1
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Military Affairs Committee Meeting
 
Member News & Events
 
PDQ Partners with United Food Bank
PDQ Arizona’s Tempe location is partnering with United Food Bank to gather food donations for families in need. From now until July 5, individuals that stop by the PDQ Tempe location and drop off non-perishable food items will receive three free chicken tenders.

“When a great brand steps up to help serve families in need, we take notice,” said Tyson Nansel, director of external affairs & communications for United Food Bank. “We’re happy to partner with PDQ and thankful for their effort to help us feed the East Valley’s hungry.” 

 
You're Invited to The City of Tempe Neighborhood Meeting!
You’re invited to join the City of Tempe at a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed Major
General Plan Map Amendment to General Plan 2040.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday July 10th, 2019
Where: MAC 6 Conscious Workspace, 1430 W Broadway Rd #201, Tempe 
For additional information regarding Tempe's General Plan, click here. 

 
Letters of Interest Due for Seed Grant Program
Cook Native American Ministries Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for our Seed Grant Program for the 2020 Grant Cycle.

If your church or non-profit group has an idea for a great project or program that will serve your community, submit a short (500 words or less) concept paper that outlines a realistic plan for a new ministry or educational program that addresses leadership development in your church or community.

Deadline for submission is July 31, 2019. 

For more information please email Della Pena, della.pena@cooknam.org or 480.968.9354.
For submission entries please email grants@cooknam.org 
 
New On The Show: Phoenix Reflections And Local Music
KJZZ’s The Show now has a monthly series with longtime writer Amy Silverman in collaboration with her new column in PHOENIX Magazine called Raising Phoenix, where she explores Arizona politics, culture—and everything else that makes Phoenix the city that it is.
 
She began with a story about how she fell in love with this city—after a lifetime of hating it. Maybe you’ll relate? Listen to the interview here

At the end of May, The Show aired a Tiny Desert Concert with the lounge exotica band, Moonlight Magic.

This month, the concert featured an intimate solo acoustic performance with Brennan Smiley, the lead singer and guitarist of The Technicolors. 
 
Let's Talk Construction!
Throughout the summer join us to talk Tempe Streetcar construction details and logistics. You bring the questions, we'll bring the info! 

Thursday, July 11
12-1pm 

DTA Community Room
310 S. Mill Avenue (entrance on 3rd Street across from light rail station)
Tempe, AZ 85281

This is a come and go with no formal presentation. 
 
Renovations to Tempe City Council Chambers to Begin
Starting July 1, the City Council Chambers at Tempe City Hall will undergo renovations to update technology, to make the building more energy-efficient and to increase accessibility. 

Tempe City council meetings and Boards and Commissions meetings will be moved to the Tempe History Museum and other locations until early 2020. 

Please check meeting notices for the new locations of future commission meetings. 

 
Tempe Streetcar Construction Update
Notes regarding the 4th of July Holiday:
  • Crews will be celebrating with their families during the July 4th weekend. Work will resume on Monday, July 8.
  • Due to the July 4th holiday, no email will be sent next week.
Construction Update:
  • 9th Street & 11th Street west of Mill Avenue: Electrical upgrades for traffic signals may cause intermittent turn restrictions/closures. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd from Gammage Curve to Rural Road: Concrete preparation work for the Overhead Catenary System foundations continues, along with electrical upgrades. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd from Rural Road to Cedar Street: Road widening work continues near Terrace Boulevard and concrete preparation work for the Overhead Catenary System foundations continues. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect turn restrictions, metered parking restrictions and possible sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Rio Salado Parkway: Civil work including landscaping and paver installation is ongoing throughout the corridor. Sewer line relocation near Marina Heights and SALT also continues.
  • Downtown Mill Avenue: Track installation continues along Mill Avenue on schedule. Streetcar stop infrastructure will also be installed. Click here to view the construction notice.
Visit valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar to view the latest updates including the latest 6-month construction outlook. 
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Don't Miss The Fireworks at Tempe Town Lake!
Don’t miss the annual July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival at Tempe Beach Park. Live music, tasty festival food, the Family Fun Fest and awe-inspiring fireworks show make this Tempe tradition the best Independence Day celebration in Metro Phoenix.  
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1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-967-7891

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