|Tuesday, November 26, 2019|
|Tempe Chamber Provides Free ASVE Training|
The Tempe Chamber is committed to help bridge the gap between Tempe employers’ current and future employment needs and the skills of today’s workforce. With this mission in mind, the Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee has partnered with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families to provide a free workshop that helps employers fulfill the requirements to become an Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer (AVSE).
This workshop focuses on how to effectively hire, manage, and retain service members, veterans, and their family members and how to maximize the potential of every veteran employee. This is a FREE event for Tempe Chamber members. Register for this workshop today!
|Thanksgiving Office Hours|
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce office will be closing for the week at 12 pm on Wednesday, November 27th in observance of the holiday.
The office will reopen on Monday, December 2nd, for regular office hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.
|Don't Miss Next Friday's Diversity Panel!|
December's Emerging Issues Forum, Moderated by Jonae Harrison, will include diversity managers and officers from our Tempe Chamber membership such as, ASU, Dignity Health, JE Dunn, and SRP, who will share their insights and experience on business best practices and perspective on Diversity & Inclusion.
|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 at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 13th. Seating is limited .
|Launch Your Holiday Offer!|
With the holiday shopping season around the corner, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and Hownd are teaming up to invite you to participate in the “Hownd for the Holidays” campaign.
You can sign up for Hownd’s zero-risk Starter Plan or, through your Tempe Chamber membership, you can also receive a 10% discount on the Essentials or Plus plans. Sign up today!
|Get Ready for The 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.
|Rio Salado College Awarded Adult Education Program of the Year|
The Arizona Department of Education named Rio Salado College as the Adult Education Program of the Year and ABE/ASE Excelling Program award-winner for 2017-18. This is the second year in a row Rio Salado received the Program of the Year award.
“We are honored by this recognition and take great pride in serving as Arizona’s largest provider of adult education,” said Rio Salado Interim President Kate Smith.
The Program of the Year Award criteria is based on student education and employment outcomes, student retention, cost per participant, compliance with grant requirements and timely reporting. Read more here.
|vCandidates Launches Career Platform|
Chamber member vCandidates.com announced their launch last week. With their entrance into the market, they are changing the job search paradigm by helping prepare and prescreen candidates for vetted recruiting professionals. The platform helps job seekers become 'viable candidates' by educating them on current hiring practices and directly connecting them to those who have job opportunities and can help them get hired.
Additionally, they've announced a solution for employers who are looking at workforce transitions. vCandidates.com understands that it is never easy to make the decision to layoff - by providing employees with a competitive advantage at finding their next opportunity, they believe it is a great way to extend one's company culture while protecting your brand and company culture. Read more here.
|Tempe Wants Feedback on Proposed Development Bonus Program|
Tempe is seeking input on a draft Development Bonus Program as part of the city’s Urban Core Master Plan process. A development bonus would provide the opportunity to add housing units or commercial office space in exchange for providing community benefits. Beginning Dec. 3, community members can attend a public meeting or read online materials and provide feedback – either in person or through an online survey.
Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tempe Transportation Center, or from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Escalante Community Center. For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/urbancore, email email@example.com or call 480-350-8234.
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.
|Santa Photo Special: Work Perk Alert|
Is your business looking to take picture with Santa?
|It's Snowing at Tempe Marketplace!|
Every evening starting at 6 pm. on Wednesday, November 27th, there will be snow and ice skating at Tempe Marketplace! Don’t miss these free, fun and festive events for the entire family!
|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. APS will 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.
|20,000 Complete Brand Revamp Giveaway|
Is your business in need of a revamp? Enter the Before & After Brand Makeover Giveaway from locally-owned AlphaGraphics locations where you scored $20,000-worth of invaluable consulting services, a new brand identity, incredible printed graphics and some amazing publicity for your business. Click here to learn more about how to submit your business or someone you know for this makeover!
|15% Tickets to The Nutcracker!|
Ballet Arizona is now offering Tempe Chamber members a special discount of 15% off tickets to see The Nutcracker this holiday season! The show will begin on December 13th and tickets are selling quick.
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.
|December Opportunities for Your Business|
Valley Metro's partner organizations have a great line-up of mentoring, seminars and networking through the holidays. Take a look at the December Business Assistance calendar
and take advantage of these opportunities position your business for the New Year.
|Public Service Announcement from the U.S. Census Bureau|
The results of the 2020 Census are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions. The data can help inform where your community needs a new fire department, more funding for school lunches, or new roads. Watch this new Public Service Announcement (PSA) by the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about how census data helps inform funding for things that impact your community.
Do you plan on doing any shopping this weekend?
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with local Tempe businesses and make sure you shop local this Saturday!
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF November 25, 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.
- [UPDATE]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 12/13. Click here for more details.
- Mill Avenue/Rio Salado Intersection Phase 2 work: Civil and track installation work continues overnight in the intersection until November 27. Click here for more details.
- [NEW]Mill Avenue/Rio Salado Intersection Phase 3 work: Crews will work overnight to install the second leg of track in the intersection. Left turns will be restricted as well as southbound Mill Avenue and eastbound Rio Salado through traffic. Click here for more details.
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282