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Registration Closes This Friday!
Registration Closes This Friday!
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, registration closes Friday at 5 pm! As of this morning, only three tables are left. 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
 
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Two Weeks Left - Submit Your Mentoring Program Applications
Two Weeks Left - Submit Your Mentoring Program Applications
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.
 
How to Prepare Your Website for Holiday Traffic
How to Prepare Your Website for Holiday Traffic
If you have a brick-and-mortar location, chances are you're doing some sort of decorating for the holidays. Even if you don't celebrate, it's likely your customers do so in order to spread the holiday cheer you get festive.

The same should be true of your website. While you don't need to decorate per se, you do need to prepare for holiday traffic. Read more about how you can prepare your website just in time...
 
Interested Becoming a Veteran Supportive Employer?
Interested Becoming a 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. 

For more information on what this workshop will include, click here and register today! 
 
Business After Hours at Illegal Petes
Business After Hours at Illegal Petes

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Oct 23, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

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Illegal Petes
Tempe, Arizona
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Business Before Hours at Ballet Arizona
Business Before Hours at Ballet Arizona

date

Nov 19, 2019
(7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

location

Arizona Ballet
Phoenix, Arizona
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Ribbon Cuttings
 
Ribbon Cutting for Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Ribbon Cutting for Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

date

Oct 17, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

location

Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cutting for Sauce Pizza & Wine
Ribbon Cutting for Sauce Pizza & Wine

date

Oct 18, 2019
(10 AM - 11 AM)

location

Sauce Pizza & Wine
Tempe, Arizona
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Upcoming Meetings
 
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Coffee Connection 3
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Coffee Connection 1
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Business Owners Forum
 
Member News & Events
 
Blue Man Group Giveaway!
Blue Man Group Giveaway!
Are you following the Tempe Chamber on Instagram? In partnership with ASU Gammage, we are giving away one free pair of tickets to see Blue Man Group next month, right here in Tempe! 

To see official rules, go to our Instagram page (tempechamber) and find the image that looks similar to the one above! Hurry! This giveaway ends Wednesday, October 16th at 11:59 pm! 
 
Annual Benefit BBQ Lunch and Shred-a-thon (ton?)
Annual Benefit BBQ Lunch and Shred-a-thon (ton?)
Join Acceler8 Thursday, October 17, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for a FREE BBQ Lunch and Networking Event.

Bring your papers/documents for FREE document shredding provided by ASDD DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION. Help raise money for a great cause

 
Wild Science Academy Hosting Two Events This Week
Wild Science Academy Hosting Two Events This Week
On October 17th, Wild Science Academy will give the opportunity to let you explore the world of science with South Mountain Park as your classroom!
 
Hacks for Humanity
Hacks for Humanity
Beginning Saturday, October 19, Hacks for Humanity, sponsored by Project Humanities at Arizona State University, is a 36-hour hackathon for the social good, challenging participants to create technologies to address local and global issues.

This annual event draws some 150-200 students, faculty, staff and community members, each with their individual talents and backgrounds of expertise. Register today!
 
It's a Renovation Celebration!
It's a Renovation Celebration!
October 25th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm celebrate the new renovation of Holiday Inn Express and Suites! 
      1520 W Baseline Rd Tempe, AZ

  • Every person to attend will receive a free night stay gift certificate!
  • Prize give away includes a 50" TV!
  • Light food and refreshments will be provided!  
 
Howl-O-Ween on October 25th
Howl-O-Ween on October 25th
Trick… or treat? A spooky event for all ages! Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family.

Looking for scary tricks? SCARY activities are for guests ages 8 and older who like a good scare! Sweet treats more your style? MERRY activities are appropriate for all ages. For more information, click here. 
 
VICINITY Tempe Charity Gala & Silent Auction
VICINITY Tempe Charity Gala & Silent Auction
One of Tempe's most unique and nostalgic venues, join Tempe Community Action Agency on October 25th, and mingle the evening away under the stars at the iconic Big Surf Waterpark. 

The evening festivities will feature a variety of small plate appetizers from ten area restaurants and caterers, local beer and wine, live music from local fave Walt Richardson, and a fabulous silent auction. Register here. 
 
"i Run 4 Good" Benefiting UNITED FOOD BANK
iRun4Good’s 2019 event will benefit United Food Bank, a community partner that is dedicated to feeding Arizonans in need. This is a great opportunity to rally for the good of the community and raise awareness while having fun and making a positive difference in Gilbert and East Valley communities. Register here! 

 
Halloween Stroll and Costume Contest
Halloween Stroll and Costume Contest
Bring your little ghosts, goblins, superheroes, and princesses to the second annual Halloween Stroll in Downtown Tempe. This free admission event includes Halloween-inspired crafts, games, trick-or-treating with downtown Tempe businesses, and a costume contest. Don’t forget your loot bag!

 
Exhibit: Mighty Monarchs
Exhibit: Mighty Monarchs
Every weekend through October 31st at the Desert Botanical Garden, experience a diverse kaleidoscope of butterflies from the Southwest, and discover the magnificence of the mighty monarch butterfly—from their amazing migration to the plants they need to survive. Find out more here. 
 
Final Week to Register
Final Week to Register
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
Grande Ballroom
 
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Carvana is Hiring!
Carvana is Hiring!
Carvana has multiple job opportunities at their Tempe location, located on Rio Salado Parkway. 

For more information, visit the Carvana Career Page
 
Community News
 
Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan
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 TOMORROW from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Downtown Tempe Community Room. Space is limited. Find more information and register here.
 
Here be Dragons - Tonight
Here be Dragons - Tonight
Tonight at 7:30 pm learn about dragon myths, monster maps, and pop culture's enduring fascination with fantastical creatures with Emily Zakara, Ph. D., from PBS online series, Monstrum. 

Where: Tempe Center for the Arts
Admission: Free 
 
Tempe Streetcar Update
Tempe Streetcar Update
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF October 14, 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 traffic signal installation and OCS foundation installation along Ash Avenue.
  • [UPDATE] 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. Starting October 14, expect left turn restrictions from westbound Rio Salado onto southbound Ash Avenue. Click here for more details.
  • [NEW] Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway intersection: The Mill Avenue/Rio Salado intersection will be closed from 7 p.m. on October 25 to 5 a.m. on October 28 while crews adjust the grade of the intersection. Click here for more details.
  • Rio Salado Parkway: Civil and track installation work is ongoing throughout the corridor. Overnight work will continue near the Marina Heights West intersection, resulting in left turn restrictions during work hours. Click here for more details.
Visit valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar to view the latest updates including the latest 6-month construction outlook. 
 
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