|Tuesday, November 19, 2019|
|Tempe Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum|
Jointly sponsored as a community service by The Arizona Republic and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, a Candidate Forum will be held in the Tempe History Museum Friday, December 13th.
The City Council Candidate forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by the Mayoral Candidate Forum. This event will give each candidate for the upcoming Tempe City Council and Mayoral election a chance to share their positions on issues of importance to the community. The forum is open to the public and free to attend. Seating is limited.
The Forum will be televised by Tempe cable channel 11, and rebroadcast several times thereafter.
|Don't Miss Next Month's Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices!|
Next month's Emerging Issues Forum on Friday, December 6, will discuss diversity and inclusion and how it's essential in today's workplace given changing demographics, globalization, the war for talent, and business to business and consumer requirements.
This unique panel discussion will include diversity managers from our Tempe Chamber membership who will share their insights and experience on business best practices and perspective on Diversity & Inclusion.
The Tempe Chamber is always looking to make sure the programs, benefits and services we offer are meeting your needs. Please help us ensure that we are on track by completing the membership survey that went out to the primary members. It's easy and should take you no more than seven minutes. The survey will close on November 25th.
Thank you for your feedback and continued support!
|20% Off 4-Pack of 2020 Leadership Speaker Series Tickets!|
The Women in Business Council and presenting sponsor BD-Becton Dickinson proudly presents the 2020 Leadership Speaker Series themed: IGNITE! This four-week series will ignite passion by providing inspiring and motivating speakers who will empower attendees with exciting ways to grow through leadership skills.
Friday January 24, 8:00-9:30 am, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Jodi Low, Founder & CEO, U + Improved
Friday January 31, 8:00-9:30 am, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Olenka Cullinan, Founder & CEO, #istartfirst
Friday February 7, 8:00-9:30 am, Tempe Center for the Arts
Joan Jakel, Empowerment Instigator
Friday February 14, 8:00-9:30 am, Tempe Center for the Arts
Adam Lee Brooks, Founder, Youth Awareness & Safety
|Lightning Challenge: 2020 Goal Getter!|
Free for all members! Join Excelerate America's Lightning Challenge: 2020 Goal Getter.
This new 14-day, six-step challenge will help you craft your 2020 resolutions, plan how to accomplish them, and give you the tools and motivation to finally stick to them. Starting Monday, December 2 and ending Monday, December 16...registration is going quick! Learn more and sign up today.
|Sustainability Pledge News|
|Zero Waste Day - November 23|
From 7 am to 1 pm on November 23rd, Tempe residents are encouraged to drop off items that cannot go into the blue recycling bin to the Tempe Fire Training Facility.
Tempe is committed to managing waste responsibly and works closely with its partners to ensure the material is diverted from the landfill and recycled or reused. Some items that will be accepted are: plastic bags and wrap, building materials, food donations, and styrofoam. For more information on how to get involved, click here.
|Business Customers Rank SRP Highest in West Region|
For the sixth time in the last seven years, Salt River Project ranked highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Large Region, according to a study issued today by J.D. Power. It's the ninth time in the study's last 11 years that SRP was ranked highest in the region by its business customers.
Read more about SRP's overall customer satisfaction index score and more here.
|Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory|
|SRP to Cut Emissions Through Major Solar + Battery Energy Purchase|
As part of its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and invest in 1,000 megawatts of new utility-scale solar energy by 2025, Salt River Project today announced investments in two new solar energy + battery storage plants.
The Sonoran Energy Center will be the largest solar-charged battery project in the state and with the addition of these two plants will make SRP one of the largest investors in energy storage in the nation.
|Mural Workshop - TONIGHT!|
Tempe staff, local artists, and businesses for a workshop focused on how to navigate commissioning a mural as a team. Business owners wanting to learn more about the mural application process, and artists interested in learning more about private mural commissions, will want to attend! For more information on special guests and the workshop, click here.
Through the month of November, Gary Soto’s hilarious book comes to life in this charming new play about Chato, the coolest low-riding cat in the barrio.
To see this play at the Herberger Theater Center,
Calling all car enthusiasts… oneauTo Movement andUnited Food Bank present the 1st Annual oneLess Car Show and Food Drive on November 23rd. Teams, groups, clubs, and the public are invited to register and participate to help us make a difference in our community by fighting hunger. Find out more information here.
|TACOTOPIA at Tempe Marketplace|
Step into a fiesta at TACOTOPIA at Tempe Marketplace, now through November 24, 2019.
TACOTOPIA is an immersive pop-up taco wonderland filled with sharable photo ops at every turn. Ride the mechanical taco; dive into a larger-than-lime bowl of guac; swing on the famed lime wedge, and spread your love of tacos in more than 30 interactive, Instagram-able installments. Click here to learn more.
|Helicopter Golf Ball Drop - November 25th|
Millions of sparking lights, hundreds of dazzling displays, live reindeer, polar slide, festive food and drink, and MORE! Come see all of the action nightly November 27, 2019 through January 19, 2020 from 5:30-10:30 pm. Click here for more information.
|Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade|
Nothing says the holidays like a parade! Kick off your holiday season right in Downtown Tempe for the 25th Annual Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade. The parade will step-off at Mill Avenue and 3rd Street at 6 pm. For more information, click here.
|Energy Insights Training Series: Keep Your Cool! HVAC Basics|
Attend this one-hour webinar to learn HVAC system fundamentals such as load hours, efficiency ratings and how to estimate HVAC operating cost. We’ll cover economizers, heat recovery devices, thermal energy storage, and more. Register today.
|51st Annual Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts|
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases art, live entertainment, food and beverage. More than 350 artist booths will fill the streets of Downtown Tempe over a course of a 3-day weekend. For more information on the vendors, exhibits, and events click here.
|Ella Enchanted: The Musical|
Not every princess needs rescuing. Based on the Newbery-honor book, this Cinderella twist follows Ella, a princess who is given the “gift” of obedience at birth by her misguided fairy godmother. As she grows up, Ella must outwit her wicked stepsisters, a hungry ogre, and this troublesome curse to find her own voice and live happily ever after. View ticket information and registration link here.
For the rest of 2019, (on the third Wednesday of every month) Perimeter83 is inviting you to try Perimeter83 for free so you can see for yourself.
Here you'll have access items like on-site tech talent, the use of technology, and a professional board room. Register today.
Through January 31, 2020 Accurate Air is hosting a pet contest!
Accurate Air invites chamber members to submit their favorite photograph of their pet(s) and they'll be entered to win a FREE one-year Planned Service Agreement and a PetSmart gift card! For more information on how to send your favorite photo, click here and enter.
Carvana has multiple job opportunities at their Tempe location, located on Rio Salado Parkway.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF November 18, 2019
- Apache Blvd east of Terrace Road: OCS foundation work continues. This will be overnight work due to the location near the existing light rail system. Every effort will be made to mitigate noise and lighting impacts to nearby residents. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect turn restrictions. Click here for more details.
- 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 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.
- Ash Avenue/University Drive intersection: Electrical installation work will continue in and around the Ash/University intersection. Some intermittent turn restrictions will be in effect until 11/22. Click here for more details.
- Mill Avenue/Rio Salado Intersection: Civil and track installation work continues overnight in the intersection. Click here for more details.
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282