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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
 
Space is Going Quickly for State of the City
On October 25th, the Tempe Chamber will host the 21st Annual State of the City Address featuring Mayor Mark Mitchell at the Marriott Buttes Resort. This popular event convenes business leaders and influencers throughout the community to hear about Mayor Mitchell’s vision for the future of the city as well as current projects and initiatives benefiting the Tempe community.

Don’t wait to register, half of the available seats are sold. If your organization would like to sponsor a VIP table for 10 and increase your visibility, contact us today at 480-967-7891 or learn more on our tickets page.
 
 
Chamber News & Events
 
Career Ready Tempe Celebration Reception
Join Career Ready Tempe on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm in celebration of their inaugural year of the youth workforce pilot program. Tempe businesses are encouraged to come learn more about the internship program and how they can get involved! Register today! 
 
Don't Miss The Legislative Update
September 6, 2019 the Emerging Issues Forum will feature Senator Sean Bowie and Representative Greg Stanton sharing updates from the past and upcoming legislative sessions. The event will take place at 7:30 am at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Register today! 
 
 
The Sun Devil Kickoff Luncheon is SOLD OUT!
The Tempe Chamber is excited to announce that we are sold out of VIP tables for the 2019 Sun Devil Football Kickoff Luncheon! Thank you Presenting Partner San Tan Ford and to all of the members and partners who will be joining us for the event in its new home, the San Tan Ford Club at Sun Devil Stadium!
 
Reserve Your Lane Before They're Gone!
Our Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is proud to host its second Stars and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser event. Join us September 11th from 5:30-8 pm for a 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. Food, beverages, and shoes are included with a purchase of a lane. Learn more here!
 
Eventbank allows you to add staff to your membership giving them the ability to attend events and committee meetings. This also allows you to make other changes as needed or add information to the member portion of our website. If you ever forget your password go to the website and click 'forgot password.' If you're having further difficulty you can email ayrianna@tempechamber.org for assistance on your account. 
 
Help us welcome the companies who invested in the
Tempe Chamber in July 2019!

 
We want to say thank you to the members who renewed their investment in the Tempe Chamber last month! The companies below represent over 260 years of commitment to building a stronger business community.        


 
Membership 101

Aug 9, 2019
(1 PM - 2 PM)

BRiC at Tempe Public Library
Tempe, AZ
 
Business Before Hours at The Centers for Habilitation

Aug 20, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

The Centers for Habilitation
Tempe, AZ
 
Business After Hours at The Watershed

Aug 28, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

The Watershed
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cuttings
 
Ribbon Cutting for Tempe Coalition

Aug 7, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

The Pathways Program
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cutting for AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic

Aug 8, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic
Tempe, AZ
 
Upcoming Meetings
 
09
Aug
Membership 101
13
Aug
Coffee Connection 3
14
Aug
Coffee Connection 1
14
Aug
Military Affairs Committee Meeting
 
Tempe Leadership
 
Have You Purchased Your Ticket for the Celebration?
Tempe Leadership's 35th Annual Celebration will take place Friday September 27, 2019 from 7-10 pm at the Rolling Hills Golf Course. This event will include great food and beverages, a raffle, silent auction, putting contest, and much more! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or how you can help show your support for Tempe Leadership, click here or register today! 
 
Job Board
 
Accepting Applications for a Career Ready Tempe Coordinator
The City of Tempe is looking for a Career Ready Tempe Coordinator. If you or anyone you know is looking for part-time employment, click here to access more information regarding this position and the application process. 
 
Sustainability
 
It's Water Quality Month
With August being Water Quality Month there's lots you can do to better the water and environment. Through the Tempe Chamber Sustainability Pledge you can learn how to conserve water and see what other companies have taken the pledge- and how they've done it! Learn more about the Pledge and improving Tempe's water here. 
 
Member News & Events
 
Back To Business As Usual
As the crazy days of summer wind down, Excelerate America knows you're aching to get back on schedule. Be sure to check out their partners at Office Depot.
  • Savings of up to 80% off school supplies
  • 20% off one regularly priced item
  • A Backpack Savings list FILLED with the most commonly purchased Back To School supplies at huge discounts
 
Tempe Community Surveys
Which city services are most important to your business? Each year, the City of Tempe asks an independent consultant to survey residents to see how they are doing and tell them what to focus on for the coming year. The survey is underway now. You may get the survey in the mail or you can take the survey online: resident survey or business survey.
 
 
Practice Mindfulness in Your Workplace Tomorrow Morning
August 7th, Raj Sheelvant shares insights on how to practice mindfulness in the workplace, leading to more productive teams, happier employees, and more effective decision-making. This free event includes breakfast and an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. RSVP Today! 

 
Let's Talk Construction!
Throughout the summer, join Valley Metro to talk Tempe Streetcar construction details and logistics. You bring the questions, they'll bring the info!
Wednesday, August 7
8 - 9 a.m.
DTA Community Room
310 S. Mill Avenue (entrance on 3rd Street across from light rail station)

This is a come and go event with no formal presentation.
 
Only Two Thursdays Left!
Downtown Tempe Authority has organized the “Hard Hat Thursdays” which includes weekly promotions. Every Thursday locals from throughout the Valley are invited to partake of promotions, grab a free hard hat, and celebrate the improvements coming to Downtown Tempe. Every Thursday through August 15, a different downtown business will be featured along with their specials, and DTA is running weekly gift card giveaways both online and on the streets. Find out more specials here. 
 
 
Tempe Streetcar Construction Update
Construction Update Week of August 4, 2019
  • 9th Street & 11th Street west of Mill Avenue: Electrical upgrades for traffic signals may cause intermittent turn restrictions/closures. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • 13th Street & Forest Avenue: Infrastructure work at this corner will be taking place. Expect possible traffic/sidewalk 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 Intersection: Track installation work continues through intersection. Expect turn 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. 
 
Adopt A Family for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout the month of September, for the last four years, we have hosted our signature 30 Days of Giving campaign. Year after year, the campaign has been a tremendous success, directly benefiting 155 families in Arizona. This year, we’re asking to support the campaign by adopting a family. It’s easy, contact us if you’re interested, receive a family's wish list and gift what you can! 

It’s not too early to adopt a family or request more information. To do so, please call (480) 350-7055 or click here
 
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Community News
 
Connect with Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby
Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby hosts monthly office hours at Tempe Public Library's Connections Cafe, 3500 S. Rural Road. Meetups will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 31, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. 
For more information, reach out to Kristin Gwinn, Kristin_Gwinn@tempe.gov or call 480-350-8916. Information about Vice Mayor Kuby may be found at tempe.gov/kuby.
 
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-967-7891
 

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