Don't Miss the Upcoming Council and Mayoral Forum!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
 
Tempe Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum
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!
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.

Register today! Looking to use your ticket credits? Members that have ticket credits should email events@tempechamber.org.
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We Value Your Feedback!
We Value Your Feedback!
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!
 
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Chamber News & Events
 
20% Off 4-Pack of 2020 Leadership Speaker Series Tickets!
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

Take advantage of our 4 for 3 package pricing and save 20% on the purchase of the full series! Single ticket pricing is also available for each session. Register today!
 
Lightning Challenge: 2020 Goal Getter!
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.
 
Business After Hours at Pedal Haus Brewery
Business After Hours at Pedal Haus Brewery

date

Nov 20, 2019
(5:30 PM - 7 PM)

location

Pedal Haus
Tempe, Arizona
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Business Before Hours at Landings Credit Union
Business Before Hours at Landings Credit Union

date

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

location

Landings Credit Union
Tempe, Arizona
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Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer Training
Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer Training

date

Dec 4, 2019
(8 AM - 12 PM)

location

University of Advancing Technology
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cuttings
 
Ribbon Cutting for VooDoo Daddy's Steam Kitchen
Ribbon Cutting for VooDoo Daddy's Steam Kitchen

date

Nov 21, 2019
(4 PM - 5 PM)

location

VooDoo Daddy's Steam Kitchen
Tempe, Arizona
 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Hownd!
Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Hownd!

date

Dec 3, 2019
(11 AM - 12 PM)

location

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
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Upcoming Meetings
 
20
Nov
Business Development Council Meeting
21
Nov
Business Owners Forum
26
Nov
Coffee Connection 3
03
Dec
Ambassador Committee Meeting
 
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Sustainability Pledge News
 
Zero Waste Day - November 23
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.
 
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Member News & Events
 
Business Customers Rank SRP Highest in West Region
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
Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory
Cox Communications and Arizona State University (ASU) announced at the 2019 ASU Smart Region Summit flagship event their partnership to create the Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory at ASU. This collaboration will drive the development of Arizona’s smart region infrastructure, delivering on the promise of ASU’s Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) to build smarter communities in the greater Phoenix metropolitan region by solving pressing community challenges.

 
SRP to Cut Emissions Through Major Solar + Battery Energy Purchase
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.

Click here to watch the video on the solar plus battery storage plant, or read more.
 
Mural Workshop - TONIGHT!
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.
 
Chato's Kitchen
Chato's Kitchen
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,
 
OneLESS Car Show
OneLESS Car Show
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
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
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop - November 25th
Arizona Central Credit Union truly admires the work that Cancer Support Community Arizona does for those in need. That’s why, every year, the credit union hosts a golf benefit where 100% of funds raised are donated to help keep Cancer Support Community Arizona's doors open! Purchase your golf ball today and click here to learn more about this amazing event!
 
ZooLights: Glow Wind
ZooLights: Glow Wind
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
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
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
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
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.
 
Free Co-working Days
Free Co-working Days
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.
 
Annual Pet Contest!
Annual Pet Contest!
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.
 
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Job Board
 
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
 
Tempe Streetcar Update
Tempe Streetcar Update

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