Tempe Chamber Events Update

by Ayrianna Drayton

2020 State of the Chamber & Annual Awards

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tempe Chamber has made several adjustments to its programming to protect the health and safety of its members, staff and partners. Within just days of the stay-at-home order, the Chamber committed to serve its members by taking committee meetings, monthly mixers, signature events and training webinars to online platforms. 

The 11th Annual State of the District was re-scheduled from March 20th to a live broadcast event on May 22, 2020. By partnering with Phoenix-based Video West, the Chamber was able to use multiple-platform technology to bring Congressman Greg Stanton’s address live to its members and community. Thanks to the support of the Presenting Sponsor, FOX, the event was able to reach a broader audience and engage more sponsor involvement than the previous two years. 

The Tempe Chamber Annual Luncheon was also re-invented and held on the original date of June 26th, 2020. For this event, the title was converted to the 2020 State of the Chamber & Annual Awards. While delivering similar content as previous years, the Chamber was also able to invite nine award finalists to the live studio audience, while the event was broadcast with the help of Video West. Thanks in large part to the presenting sponsor, Southwest Airlines, the Tempe Chamber was able to bring more than 350 attendees an interactive, live broadcast award ceremony. All award recipients were able to accept their honors live and all finalist and awardee videos were played during the broadcast.

The Tempe Chamber will continue live broadcast events through the fall of 2020, allowing sponsors and attendees the ability to engage in signature events and educational training from the safety of their home or work office. To learn more about the events and programs provided by the Tempe Chamber, visit us online. 

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