Story and photos by Chris Samuels For nearly 40 years, Karla Boyles has been involved in selling one thing or another. She started her career in the fitness industry, then in 2004 moved to hotels, eventually settling into her role as director of sales for the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempe and the […]
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce three finalists for the 22nd annual Business Woman of the Year award. The recipient will be announced at the Tempe Chamber Women in Business Conference on May 24. The award recognizes an individual’s excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the […]
Story and photos by Chris Samuels, Tempe Chamber of Commerce Tempe, Ariz. — A couple from California looking to bring something innovative to Tempe and the Valley of the Sun: healthy food at a low cost. On the eve of opening their first location in the Valley, Kevin and Julie Manquen sat down with the Tempe […]
In a roundtable on January 26 with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce staff and board of directors, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) highlighted Arizona’s economic relationship with Mexico as well as upcoming congressional priorities in Washington.
In a survey distributed to members of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, local business owners reported facing difficulties in adjusting their business strategies following the implementation of Proposition 206 in 2017.
Originally founded in Salt Lake City in 2014, Tempe Chamber of Commerce member Even Stevens was built on the idea of not only serving award-winning sandwiches and café food, but also giving back to the community in an impactful and meaningful way.
Joanne Stockdale Named Business Development Director of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce
We want to continue to serve this vulnerable population, but need the Legislature and the Governor to increase funding for the care of those with disabilities as soon as possible during the 2017 Legislative session, otherwise the passage of Prop. 206, coupled with the funding cuts of the past, will jeopardize the health and safety of Arizona’s most vulnerable residents.
On November 8, Arizona voters adopted Proposition 206. Prop 206 increases the state minimum wage and requires employers to provide paid medical leave to workers. Details of the Prop 206 provisions are as follows:
More than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against small businesses and property owners in and around the valley by lawyers seeking compensation for alleged ADA compliance violations. ABC 15 reports, “Small businesses throughout the Phoenix area are crying foul at a recent spate of lawsuits filed against them by disability-rights advocates, contending they’ve been unfairly targeted for minor violations by serial plaintiffs looking to make a quick buck.”
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