The Greater Phoenix Chamber launched a new webinar series focused on providing businesses with access to expert and Arizona leaders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Business in Focus webinar series features accessible, interactive webinars where business owners and professionals can learn information vital to the success of their business and gain insights on key issues to help them stay ahead of the curve.
The Business in Focus series was conducted through June 2021 with weekly opportunities for businesses to learn and connect with experts.
Business in Focus: Maricopa County Public Safety Update with Sheriff Paul Penzone (June 3)
With public safety personnel among the many on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, leaders have been faced with numerous obstacles.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone joined us for a conversation about current event. During this discussion he shared updates on the measures being taken to ensure residents are safe and secure during this time, and how the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is continuing to respond to relevant public safety and law enforcement demands.
Business in Focus: Everybody Back to Work – Now What Do You Do? (May 27)
With the recent easing of stay-at-home restrictions in Arizona, organizations are faced with a number of critical decisions, including potential employee testing and screening procedures, how to implement social distancing, accommodation of high-risk groups and fearful employees, and leave options for employees with child care and illness issues. Hear from experts who will help your business prepare.
Business in Focus: A look forward with the Arizona Commerce Authority (May 20)
Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), shared updates on the current landscape and insights on the longer-term plans for our state’s economy to rebound. As restrictions ease and the Governor’s stay-at-home order comes to an end, attendees learned what strategies are emerging to safely reopen our economy, and how our businesses and community are being affected.
Business in Focus: An Update from Arizona’s Education Leaders (May 13)
With the global pandemic causing school closures in Arizona and nationwide, education leaders have adapted to serve our students, teachers, and parents in new ways. As districts end the current school year with at-home learning, many questions remain. The Greater Phoenix Chamber hosted education leaders to share how they are planning for the road ahead, and what is on the horizon for Arizona schools.
Business in Focus: The Next Way of Work and Returning to the New Norm (May 6)
The Greater Phoenix Chamber hosted a webinar to help attendees learn how to respond to evolving norms, and how it will impact the way we work. With an everchanging landscape, now is the time to document learning, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans as businesses restore and protect physical space, and rebuild trust with employees and customers. View the speaker’s presentation.
Business in Focus: An Update from U.S. Congressman David Schweikert (April 29)
U.S. Congressman David Schweikert joined the Greater Phoenix Chamber to share critical updates about what is on the horizon for our country in the coming weeks. Congressman Schweikert provided insights into what resources our community needs to respond and recover, as well as the top things Arizonans need to know as we prepare to move forward.
Business in Focus: The State of the Southwest Regional Economy (April 24)
The Greater Phoenix Chamber hosted Sean McCarthy of Wells Fargo to discuss where the Southwest region’s economy is headed in the short and long term. With a focus on the region’s biggest economic opportunities and shortfalls, McCarthy shared how Arizona measures up nationally, and how the community can bolster economic recovery efforts.
Business in Focus: An Update from the ACA (April 22)
Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), joined the Greater Phoenix Chamber to discuss the state of our local economy and how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting our community. The speakers discussed how the Chamber is working on behalf of businesses by partnering with organizations like the ACA, along with our elected leaders, to ensure economic security in the months ahead.
Business in Focus: An Update from Mayor Kate Gallego (April 17)
As the 5th largest city in the nation, Phoenix’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial. The City of Phoenix is collaborating with local, state, and national governments, along with nonprofit and private entities, to help businesses weather the storm.
The Chamber hosted Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego for a conversation centered on city-relevant updates for Phoenix residents and businesses.
Business in Focus: Navigating SBA Loans (April 14)
Experts from the Small Business Administration (SBA) provided a review of the current loans available to small businesses. The speakers focused on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
Political Insider Series: Congressman Greg Stanton (April 8)
On April 8, U.S. Congressman Greg Stanton joined the Greater Phoenix Chamber for an update on what comes next. Congressman Stanton shared key insights from the CARES Act, and how it provides necessary resources to allow our community to respond to the global coronavirus pandemic. He also shared the top things Arizonans need to know and how to prepare as we move forward.
Political Insider Series: Senator Martha McSally (April 2)
Senator McSally shared critically important updates for the business community related to Congressional pandemic response legislation including the recently passed CARES Act stimulus package, insights on the economic impact of the pandemic, and what the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans program means for Arizona businesses.