Only Two Weeks Away from the Legislative Update!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
 
Only Two Weeks Away!
Only Two Weeks Away!
On September 6, 2019 the Emerging Issues Forum will feature Congressman Greg Stanton and Senator Sean Bowie 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! 
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Chamber News & Events
 
Don't Delay! State of the City is Over Half Sold!
Don't Delay! State of the City is Over Half Sold!
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. 

Don’t wait to register or sponsor a table! More than 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.
 
EVCCA 2019 Report Card
EVCCA 2019 Report Card
Each year, the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) produces a report on the legislative session, which lists bills that have the most significance to East Valley businesses. It reports how each East Valley legislator voted on legislation relevant to the EVCCA.

Legislators were graded on how often they agreed with the EVCCA on priority bills, based on their last opportunity to vote on that bill during the Second Regular Session of the 54th Legislature. An unexcused absence was graded as opposing the EVCCA’s position. Click here to view the 2019 Legislative Report Card
 
Military Affairs Committee Receives Generous Donation
Military Affairs Committee Receives Generous Donation
Last week at our monthly Military Affairs Committee (MAC) meeting, the committee was presented with a $5,000 donation from the estate of a past MAC committee member, and presented by friend and fellow MAC member Jim Vandeventer. The meeting also consisted of a full agenda with speakers including Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage and Nick Bastian from Healing Fields. Click here if you want to see more images from last week's meeting or for more information on MAC please visit here. 
 
USMCA Passage Crucial for Arizona Small Businesses
USMCA Passage Crucial for Arizona Small Businesses
As Congress gears up to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – business and government leaders in Arizona have been emphasizing the importance of a modern trade agreement for the state’s farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses. On a national scale, Canada and Mexico are by far the two largest U.S. export markets. In 2018, trade with the two countries reached nearly $1.4 trillion. Currently, trade with our North American neighbors....read more here. 
 
We Only Have Space for Three More Players!
We Only Have Space for Three More Players!
The Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee is proud to announce it has SOLD OUT of sponsor lanes and only has three single player tickets left! 
The event will be held at Main Event on September 11th at 5:30 pm. Get your ticket here!

Thank you to the FOURTEEN SPONSORS who have purchased a total of 19 lanes!  
 
The Sun Devil Kickoff Luncheon is SOLD OUT!
The Sun Devil Kickoff Luncheon is SOLD OUT!
The Tempe Chamber is excited to announce that we sold out 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 next week in its new home, the San Tan Ford Club at Sun Devil Stadium!
 
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In an era of social media, we want to stand out! Tagging the Chamber in your photos and social media posts helps us keep a better eye for what’s current...but don't forget to use our hashtag #tempechamber.

If you have any further questions about our social media, please reach out to Ayrianna by emailing ayrianna@tempechamber.org

Instagram & Twitter: tempechamber
Facebook & Linkedin: Tempe Chamber of Commerce 
 
Business After Hours at The Watershed
Business After Hours at The Watershed

date

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

location

The Watershed
Tempe, Arizona
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Business Before Hours at Escape Zone
Business Before Hours at Escape Zone

date

Sep 17, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

location

Escape Zone
Tempe, AZ
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Ribbon Cuttings
 
Ribbon Cutting for Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC
Ribbon Cutting for Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC

date

Aug 29, 2019
(10 AM - 11 AM)

location

Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cutting for Juice Plus
Ribbon Cutting for Juice Plus

date

Sep 26, 2019
(4 PM - 5 PM)

location

Yoga For Today
Tempe, AZ
 
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Upcoming Meetings
 
21
Aug
Business Development Council Meeting
22
Aug
Business Owners Forum
27
Aug
Coffee Connection 3
 
Tempe Leadership
 
Looking to Help the Community AND Have Fun?
Looking to Help the Community AND Have Fun?
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! 
 
Sustainability News
 
Public Meeting - Climate Action Plan Review
Public Meeting - Climate Action Plan Review
On September 10th, join Tempe in partnership with Arizona State University at the Tempe Public Library from 6:00-7:30 pm to review the final Climate Action Plan and give comments. 

A Climate Action Plan (CAP) serves as a guideline for the City of Tempe’s path to a sustainable and resilient future for achieving the largest and most cost-effective solutions in conjunction with other Tempe goals and priorities. Click here to learn more. 
 
Member News & Events
 
"UNITED Fit & Feed Expo" Get Healthy for the Hungry!
United Food Bank is having its FIRST EVER 
"UNITED Fit & Feed Expo" Get Healthy for the Hungry on August 24th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Purchase tickets to meet your favorite Fitness Celebs and workout to beats by Djayt3 & Soloman! Wear closed toed shoes and your favorite fitness wear! Get ready to sweat! 

All proceeds go to benefiting feeding families locally in Arizona! For more information on how to register, click here! 
 
2019 Cox Pulse on Community Connection: Tech & Education Insight
2019 Cox Pulse on Community Connection: Tech & Education Insight
Cox has released a survey exploring sentiment surrounding the role technology currently plays (or should play) in children. Read more about the survey here. 
 
Welcome Week...School Starts Thursday!
Welcome Week...School Starts Thursday!
In just a few short days ASU will begin it's 2019 Fall Semester. With school starting up, traffic may increase around the campus area. Have a great semester, Go Devils! To learn more about ASU's schedule click here. 
 
Tempe Community Surveys
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.
 
 
Tempe Streetcar Update
Tempe Streetcar Update


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF August 19, 2019
  • 9th Street & 11th Street west of Mill Avenue: Electrical upgrades for traffic signals may cause intermittent turn restrictions/closures. Concrete preparation work for the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) foundations continues. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd from Gammage Curve to Rural Road: Concrete preparation work for the OCS foundations continues, along with electrical upgrades. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Apache Blvd east of Rural Road: Track installation and OCS foundation work continues. Traffic maintained in both directions. Expect turn restrictions and possible sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
  • Ash Avenue: Crews have begun OCS foundation installation along the southbound side of Ash Avenue. While parking on the southbound side of the street is restricted, traffic should experience minimal traffic impacts due to this work.
  • Rio Salado Parkway: Civil work is ongoing throughout the corridor. Demolition has begun in the middle of the roadway to prepare for track installation.

Visit valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar to view the latest updates including the latest 6-month construction outlook. 


Mill Avenue northbound reopened to vehicular traffic on schedule Friday, Aug. 16, just in time for ASU student move-in. Crews made great progress this summer, and have installed more than 27,000 linear feet of track to-date.
View of Mill Avenue, looking north from University to 7th St. The image on the left is from May 2019, and the image on the right is from August 2019.
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