|Emerging Issues Forum Registration Closes Today|
This Friday Emerging issues will feature Executive Director of Achieve60AZ Rachel Yanoff. She will explain how a well-trained and well-educated workforce can help your company achieve long-term viability and profitability. You will also learn about educational opportunities for your employees through local education partners.
|Last Day to Register for the Annual Copper 5 Honors Event|
On Wednesday, October 9, The Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will honor the crew of the "Copper 5" featuring the Plough and Young Awards. The Tempe MAC has been holding this annual event to honor one outstanding officer and one outstanding enlisted member on duty with the 161st Air Refueling Wing to commemorate the Copper 5 crew.
To register for this event, click here. Registration closes today at 2 pm.
|Applications Are Due This Month|
The Women in Business Council mentoring program applications are now available to any Tempe Chamber member. If you're interested in being a mentor or protege this year, please fill out the online applications below.
To learn more, you can download the Mentoring Program Overview which includes program benefits, the entire program schedule and sponsorship information. Applications must be submitted no later than October 31st. Any questions regarding the mentoring program can be directed to the Director of Marketing and Programs, Sukki Jahnke
|Find Out How You Can Better Manage Health-Care Costs|
Tempe Chamber in partnership with the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance now provides an innovative group health benefits solution designed to help employers strategically manage healthcare costs while still providing employees great benefits!
This informative work session will review the program's unique features such as premium savings averaging 5-15%, and up to a $500 deductible credit available to all wellness participants. Next Tuesday
This event is free and open to members of the Tempe Chamber and the general public. Registration is required.
|State of the City Happening This Month!|
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.
Help us welcome the companies who invested in the
Tempe Chamber in September 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.
|Become an Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer!|
The Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee is proud to partner with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families to provide our members with FREE training on becoming an Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer.
This training will take place Wednesday, December 4 from 8 am - 12 pm.
|Storytelling: Ancient Skill, Modern Approach|
Curious how the art and practice of storytelling can be used in the workplace as a training strategy?
Join Maricopa Corporate College TOMORROW for breakfast and an interactive presentation in which they'll answer this question and explore techniques to enhance the delivery of telling stories for public speaking, team building, leadership, and more! Register here.
|ME Elecmetal's 2019 Manufacturing Day Open House|
ME Elecmetal cordially invites you to the 2019 Manufacturing Day Open House in Tempe, Arizona on October 5th!
• Take a tour of our foundry
• Make your own casting during our “Foundry-in-a Box” activity
• Learn about the importance of the metalcasting industry to both our communities and the U.S. economy
• Gain insight on the amazing careers available in metalcasting
|TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION|
ASU Gammage in collaboration with the ASU Symphony Orchestra welcomes you to a theatrical, symphonic concert—with film, song, and spoken word—highlighting new works and powerful compositions that speak to the challenges of our time on October 5th.
Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll select Phoenix Zoo trails on October 10th, while enjoying craft brews, wine and food. Plus, animal encounters, yard games, live music, entertainment and more! Find out more here.
|32nd Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards & Luncheon|
Join Valley Metro at this year's luncheon as they honor the 2019 Champions for Clean Air. Register today!
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort & Spa
|Tempe Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report|
The Tempe Tourism Office is pleased to present their Annual Report, reflecting 2018-2019 results and their Marketing Plan for 2019-2020. As always, attracting visitors to Tempe and creating a positive economic impact for our community remains their primary goal.
|Soggy Food Sucks Has Taken the Pledge|
"I am already committed to working towards a sustainable, compostable product," says Bill Birgen, CEO and Inventor of Soggy Food Sucks.
|Survey: Solid Waste Rate Study|
The City Council will be considering a solid waste rate adjustment that, if approved, would begin in January 2020. The City of Tempe would like your input in determining what programs and services are the most important.
You can give your feedback online at tempe.gov/forum or attend a public meeting:
- Thursday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum,
- Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tempe Public Library.
|Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan|
It’s time to start planning for the holidays and end of the year so join the Downtown Tempe Authority, Google and Constant Contact to “Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan.”
This livestream workshop is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in the Downtown Tempe Community Room. Space is limited. Find more information and register here.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF September 30, 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 continue with OCS foundation installation along the southbound side of Ash Avenue. On September 30, crews will be doing additional work at the 3rd Street/Ash Avenue intersection, resulting in north/southbound left turn restrictions. Click for more details.
- Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway intersection: Road widening efforts are ongoing at the Ash Avenue/Rio Salado Parkway intersection in preparation for roundabout construction in early 2020. No traffic restrictions due to this work, though traffic may experience delays through the work zone.
- Rio Salado Parkway: Civil and track installation work is ongoing throughout the corridor. Click here to see the notice for the initial phase of overnight work.
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282