Introducing Colin Diaz, TCC’s New President & CEO

by David Key

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Colin Diaz, ACE, IOM, as the new President and CEO following the retirement of Anne Gill. Colin Diaz is no stranger to chamber of commerce work, as he assumes the role of President and CEO with more than four years of experience as the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in Culver … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Team Members

David John Key, Marketing & Programs Manager  In August 2021, David Key was welcomed as the new marketing and programs manager.  The marketing and programs manager is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and maintenance of Chamber marketing and event campaigns with the strategy to engage, enhance and promote the Chamber’s membership base, … [More]

2021 State of the City Address

by David Key

On November 5, 2021, The Tempe Chamber’s Annual State of the City, presented by Edward Jones, brought together Tempe’s business, civic and community leaders. The State of the City Address, featuring Mayor Corey Woods and the Tempe City Council, explored how the City of Tempe is working with the business community, nonprofit partners, and educational institutions to positively … [More]

2022 Leadership Speaker Series

by David Key

In January and February of 2022, the Tempe Chamber hosted the 2022 Leadership Speaker Series, presented by BD – Becton Dickinson. This year’s theme was “Let Your Brilliant Light Shine.” The virtual series consisted of four dynamic sessions, each led by a leader in their industry who shared leadership best practices and personal stories that helped shape their career.  The … [More]

Tempe Chamber MAC Celebrates 40 Years 

by David Key

In 2021, the Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee celebrated 40 years in support of military personnel in the Greater Phoenix area. Since 1981, the MAC has supported veterans and servicemembers through sponsorships, fundraising, awards and scholarships. Each year, the committee hosts the Copper 5 Awards and the Red, White & Blue Awards. This year, award recipients each … [More]

4th Annual Red, White & Blue Awards 

by David Key

On March 23, 2022, Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee hosted the 4th Annual Red, White & Blue Awards, presented by Silicon Valley Bank and BD. Each year, the Red, White & Blue Awards recognizes eight individuals from various branches of the military and public service for their courageous work and dedication to service.  The ceremony took place in-person at … [More]

2021 Stars & Strikes Bowling Fundraiser

by David Key

On September 15, 2021, the Military Affairs Committee proudly hosted the “Stars and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser” event at Main Event Tempe. A portion of the proceeds from this event went toward the Military Affairs Committee’s awards and scholarships. The winning team was GLO Group, featuring MAC Co-Chair Sukki Jahnke, IOM. The runner-up was the City of Tempe team, featuring … [More]

Career Ready Tempe 

by David Key

Career Ready Tempe is a collaborative effort between the City of Tempe and the Chamber Foundation in partnership with Tempe Union High School District. The CRT program has just completed its second year as a pilot program funded by the innovation grant. Nine students from TUHSD completed a fall internship of 120 internship hours with the support of eight local business that … [More]

May 2022 – Upcoming Signature Events

by David Key

2022 Leadership Conference Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  DoubleTree by Hilton Tempe  Inspiring speakers and diverse exhibitors come together for the 2022 Leadership Conference & Expo. This year’s program will start off with two informative sessions featuring expert speakers and business community leaders, and plenty of networking and expo time between … [More]

2022 State of the District 

by David Key

April 14, 2022, The Tempe Chamber hosted the 2022 State of the District with Congressman Greg Stanton, presented by FOX Corporation. Attendees were welcomed by Tempe Chamber President and CEO Colin Diaz, who opened by thanking event sponsors, including host Rio Salado College.   Attendees were then greeted by President Kate Smith of Rio Salado College who spoke about the … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce CEO to Retire

by Anne Gill

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced on July 15, 2021, that Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, will retire after five years of service to the organization. Under Anne’s leadership, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce experienced significant growth, with an increase to the organization’s net revenue by more than 350% during her tenure. Most notably, … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Team Members

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Denise Hart, Vice President of Marketing & Programs In July, Denise Hart was welcomed as the new Vice President of Marketing & Events.  The Vice President of Marketing & Programs functions as the Chamber’s events and programs developer and producer, coordinating and supporting Chamber programs through effective planning, marketing, vendor procurement, volunteer … [More]

Career Ready Tempe

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The City of Tempe and the Tempe Chamber Foundation want to help build our community’s workforce through a proven program that partners highly talented, lower income students with an internship that will show them career pathway opportunities to be successful professionals. Career Ready Tempe (CRT) provides students soft skills training throughout the program and covers their … [More]

Tempe Job Monsoon

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

On July 21 and 28, more than 100 businesses participated in the Tempe Job Monsoon, which brought together job seekers and businesses to “make it rain” for everyone. The Tempe Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with the City of Tempe, Downtown Tempe Authority and the Tempe Tourism Office to help support our businesses with job hiring challenges, which has become even more … [More]

Tempe Business Academy

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber Business Academy is a curriculum developed by the Chamber’s Business Innovation and Strategy Council designed to give businesses and business leaders the knowledge they need to grow their companies and strengthen our community. The six-month Business Academy will begin its next session in October 2021. If you would like to learn more about becoming a part … [More]

Tempe Chamber Signature Events 

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

2021 State of the District  Each year, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the District, a federal update with Arizona’s 9th District U.S. Representative. This year’s event was an interactive live broadcast with Congressman Greg Stanton, who provided a comprehensive update on federal issues affecting our district, state and country. This year’s program was … [More]

Upcoming Signature Events 

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Each program is designed to deliver relevant, impactful content to attendees. If you are interested in learning more about attending or the benefits of sponsoring an event, contact the Tempe Chamber office. Stars and Strikes Bowling Fundraiser Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Tempe The Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee … [More]

Tempe Chamber Announces 2021 Leadership Speaker Series

by Sukki Janke

The Tempe Chamber’s Women in Business Council, in partnership with presenting sponsor BD Becton Dickinson, is pleased to announce the 2021 Speaker Series: Lessons for Life & Leadership. The four live sessions will take place weekly through an online platform starting Friday, January 22nd at 9 a.m., with the final program on February 12th. This series consists of four … [More]

A Letter from the CEO

by Anne Gill

2020 was truly an unforeseen year for business and the health and safety of our community. Many of us have been through different kinds of natural disasters, but the depth of what a global pandemic can do was unlike anything we had ever experienced. As the year has ended, it is essential to reflect on its impact on our community, and the outlook for 2021.  Looking Back on … [More]

EVCCA Lifestyle Healthcare Program Update for Businesses

by Sukki Janke

The Tempe Chamber in partnership with the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance is proud to offer Lifestyle Health Plans, an affinity health plan designed to help East Valley employers save money on healthcare premiums while providing a robust wellness plan and quality care to employees. NEW in 2021, Lifestyle Health Plans now offers pricing on two value-based network … [More]

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