|Tuesday, December 10, 2019|
|Tempe Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum - This Friday|
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 this Friday, December 13th. Seating is limited .
|Meet our Speaker Olenka Cullinan|
Founder and CEO of #iStartFirst, Olenka Cullinan, will be presenting the second week of the Leadership Speaker Series on January 31st at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Olenka has developed a “Backbone of Success”™ method that helps leaders to take action, get paid their worth and show up. Olenka’s work globally, combined with humor and personal experiences led to her recent appearances at TEDx (twice) and made her into one of the nation’s premier coaches.
Learn more about Olenka, and register today to get 20% off the purchase of the full four-week series!
|Business Applications Are Now Open!|
Career Ready Tempe, a youth-workforce pilot program, is now accepting business applications. This year, the program will focus on providing internships in the Advance Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, and Bio Science sectors.
|Start Your No-Obligation Quote Today|
Chamber member benefits have just elevated to include an option for one of the largest costs a business faces today; healthcare. The Tempe Chamber is proud to offer an exclusive Lifestyle Wellness Plan that could save you from 5% to 15% or more in your premiums. In addition, the plans offer one-of-a-kind benefits for your employees and their families. Start your no-obligation quote today!
|Is Your Business Prepared for the Holidays?|
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!
|Chamber Public Policy Intern Graduates|
Each year the Tempe Chamber invites college interns to gain valuable work experience through support roles within the organization. Just over a year ago the Tempe Chamber welcomed Arizona State University student Libby Mueller to join the team as its Public Policy Intern. Read more about Libby's experience at the chamber and her plans for after graduation.
|Ambassador Spotlight - Neil Chitel|
The Tempe Chamber would like to recognize November's Tempe Chamber Ambassador of the Month, Neil Chitel of Managestaff for his support and dedication to Tempe and the Tempe Chamber. Read more about Neil, his hobbies, and how he got to where he is today.
|Give Back to the Tempe Chamber!|
Attention members, friends, fans, family, and everyone in between! From now until the end of the year, we have an incredible opportunity for you to purchase apparel and merchandise from Excelerate America while supporting Tempe’s local business community.
100% of the proceeds will come back to the Tempe Chamber when you use the code: TempeGiving at checkout!
We encourage you all to share this exciting opportunity and help give back to the community!
|Temporary Schedule in Effect for Valley Metro Rail|
From Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020, all light rail trains are estimated to arrive at platforms every 24 minutes during the entire service day. Typically, light rail service operates every 12 minutes on weekdays during peak hours, so riders will need to plan ahead to ensure timely arrival at their destinations.
View the schedule that will be in effect during the two-week period here.
|IRS Warns Business Owners About Being Targets for Identity Thieves|
Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.
Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent returns. To address this and protect taxpayers and their business returns, the IRS has taken steps to identify and prevent business identity theft.
|Crexendo Receives Additional Product of the Year Award|
Crexendo announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded the Crexendo Cloud Communicator a 2019 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.
This is the third time that Crexendo has been awarded the coveted Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. In addition, Crexendo previously announced the award of the 2019 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award for the same application. Read more here.
|Taking Back Childhood, One Lily at a Time|
Help father and Special Moments Catering Owner, Brad Taylor, raise money for his daughter Lily.
The “One Lily at a Time” campaign is a fundraiser designed to bring the community together to build this Hyperclean playspace conjointly. All funds generated will go directly to the development of Lily’s Pad. The challenge is on and the countdown has begun! Click here to learn how you can help.
|SRP Warns Customers of Utility Scams|
With technology becoming more advanced and utility bills now accessible online, SRP warns it's customers of utility scams. SRP encourages customers to do things like, use the SRP mobile app or to use the Better Business Bureau scam tracker to stay informed.
To learn more about what you can do to help prevent utility scam, click here.
|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.
|It's Snowing at Tempe Marketplace!|
|Ella Enchanted: The Musical|
Now until December 29, 2019
Learn more about the musical, performance dates, and registration.
|20,000 Complete Brand Revamp Giveaway|
Now through December 16, 2019
Learn how to enter your company for a brand makeover.
|15% Off Tickets to The Nutcracker!|
Now through December 13, 2019
Learn more about how to purchase your discount tickets today.
|Tempe Town Lake Boat Parade|
December 14, 2019
Learn more about what time you should arrive and how you can partake in this Tempe tradition.
|Holiday Sponsorship Opportunity|
December 21, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Now through January 19, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Learn more about the sparkling lights and how you can purchase tickets to see the dazzling displays.
Now through January 31, 2020
Learn more about how to submit your pet and find out what you could win.
Metromile is hiring for a Claims Administrative Support Specialist at their Tempe office, located on Fountainhead Parkway.
Carvana has multiple job opportunities at their Tempe location, located on Rio Salado Parkway.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF December 9, 2019
- [NEW]Installing streetcar tracks across light rail tracks: Starting Dec. 8, crews will work overnight only to prep the work zone. Starting Dec. 20, crews will work 24/7. Ash Avenue will be closed to through traffic at the light rail tracks from Dec. 21 – 27. Starting Dec. 27, 3rd Street/Ash Avenue and 3rd Street/Mill Avenue will experience intermittent left turn restrictions. Click here for more details.
- [UPDATE]Apache Blvd from Gammage Curve to Rural Road: Landscaping and electrical upgrades. Traffic will be maintained in both directions. Expect sidewalk/crosswalk detours.
- [UPDATE] Apache Blvd east of Rural Road: Track installation and OCS foundation work continues. Traffic maintained in both directions. Milling for trackwork is scheduled for the week of 12/9 at Terrace Road and Dorsey Lane on Apache Blvd. 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 12/13. Click here for more details.
- 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.
|Thank you to our Community Champions|
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
1232 E. Broadway Rd. Suite #211
Tempe, AZ 85282