July 27, 2020
Prescott Chamber of Commerce Weekly News & Updates
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. In order to assist the greatest number of small businesses, the EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000. Recipients did not have to be approved for a loan to receive the Advance, and the Advance provided an interim but vital source of funds while applicants awaited a decision on their loan application. 
Mayor’s Commission on Well Being Seeks Citizens to Participate in Survey

The City of Prescott Mayor’s Commission on Well-Being has created a survey as part of their initial efforts to learn more about our citizens’ well-being in Prescott. They are seeking citizens to participate in this survey.

Responses will help the commission create and increase programs, events, and services to improve overall well-being.
Chamber Connect
BBB Pacific Southwest: Life Outside Your Inbox: Email Management and Productivity Techniques
Description: 8: 45 a.m. Come network with other businesses and meet the speaker before the webinar.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Webinar Session

Do you find yourself getting lost in your emails and have a hard time organizing your inbox? Learn strategies on how to manage your inbox more effectively so you can become more productive to get things done.

When:  Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 9:00am 
Registration:  click here!
Strategies for Success: Setting up Your Marketing Game
Presented by: Jeri Denniston, YCSBDC Director and Ruth Ellen Ellinski, YCSBDC Business Analyst

Co-Sponsor: Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

The business advisors with Yavapai SBDC are committed to economic support and development. They will be sharing ideas and resources for you to grow your business. This will be an interactive online session giving you time to work on key decision sheets to create a marketing plan of action.

When: Wednesday , August 5, 2020 8:00 AM
Registration:  click here!
BBB Pacific Southwest: Third Annual Industrious Women's Summit
Please join us for the Third Annual Industrious Women's Summit hosted by Better Business Bureau. This one-day event will feature an esteemed keynote presentation, expert panels, and workshops where women business owners and employees convene to discuss and share leadership skills, best practices, and knowledge about running a business in industries that are traditionally male-dominated.

As we practice social distancing, it is important to still practice social connectiveness. This traditionally in-person event will be virtual this year in lieu as we anticipate a high participation rate. You will not want to miss this!

When: Friday, August 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration:  click here!
3rd Annual Prescott Chamber Business Awards Breakfast

Our community celebration will be Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 8:00am - 10:30am at Prescott Resort.

Don't forget to nominate your favorite businesses based on the categories in the document below! These will be due on or before Friday, August 14, 2020. Be sure to mail these nomination forms to the chamber or email a local chamber representative.
Play Safe

What started as an internal campaign to encourage patrons to Play Safe at the newly smoke free Bucky’s & Yavapai Casinos has hit the pavement as a community wide initiative. With
members of our amazing community doing the right thing and playing safe while out enjoying free time they are doing their part to keep all of us safe. Those of you taking precautions at the Courthouse Square or Entertainment District and other area restaurants,
bars and social settings are thanked for doing their part and aren’t going unnoticed. Let’s all Play Safe so we can put COVID-19 behind us!
Yavapai Safe Program for Businesses

Businesses may self-certify by viewing the guidelines on the YCHS webpage ( https://www.yavapai.us/chs/Home/COVID-19 ) , then by requesting a decal through either the Prescott Valley, Prescott or Cottonwood Chambers of Commerce. Businesses who elect to participate in the #YavapaiSafe program should post the sticker/decal in a prominent, visible location.
Member Spotlight
Non-Profit Organization - Adoption - Foster Care
Christian Family Care
Christian Family Care is driven by a foundational belief: a permanent, nurturing family is vital to every child’s success.
We see a future where every vulnerable child is loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family. To make that vision a reality, Christian Family Care partners with families, churches, and caring neighbors like you to provide comprehensive adoption and foster care services, along with extensive counseling and support programs for children, families, and women struggling with unplanned pregnancies.
Our mission is to strengthen families and serve at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ. With your prayers and support, we can provide loving families and lasting hope for Arizona’s most vulnerable children.
Chamber News
Networking Opportunity
Virtual Coffee Connect
The next virtual coffee connect will be on July 29th. Click on the above image to RSVP your spot in advance.
Most Recent Information
What you Need to Know about the Coronavirus Covid-19
Get the most recent information about the Coronavirus.
Cuppers Coffee
The Prescott Chamber has been visiting businesses weekly to promote and update our community. Want us to visit you? Follow up with the email below!
Prescott Area Young Professionals
PAYP 2020-2021 Membership

As a way of thanks and to give back to our members during the year 2020, we want to extend a free year of membership through 2021. Thank you for joining us this year!
Sponsor News

Phung Le, DO, a Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Vascular Surgeon, has moved to a new office. Dr. Le and his office staff may now be reached at:

YRMC PhysicianCare, Vascular Surgery
808 Ainsworth Drive, Suite 103
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 458-2850 

Dr. Le, who joined YRMC in 2017, performs complex vascular surgeries and minimally invasive endovascular procedures. He is also dedicated to helping his patients adopt lifestyle changes that improve their health. 

Dr. Le graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University in 2003. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale in 2010.

During a general surgical residency at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, Dr. Le was trained in open, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. He also earned the prestigious position of chief resident. 

Following his surgical residency, Dr. Le studied vascular surgery during a two-year fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, an internationally recognized teaching hospital. 

Buy Prescott's inaugural, limited edition coffee table book,  Greater Prescott Living At It's Best!

Wrapped in the highest quality hard cover book binding. 
250 pages of Prescott featuring history, museums, signature events and more!
100% of the net proceeds of the sale of the printed book will be donated to local Prescott charities.

To order your limited-edition copy, visit:  prescottlivingmag.com/order

Brought to you by the publishers of  Prescott LIVING Magazine.

Happy reading!
Talk of the Town
Listen to  Talk of the Town with the Prescott Chamber of Commerce on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Chamber updates and interviews with members. 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on  www.kqna.com
Want to be a Radio Show guest? Please send a
request to  chamber@prescott.org.
APS Energy Saving Tips by Industry

When it comes to managing how your business uses energy, one of the best things you can do is to discover what others are doing in your business secotr to save on their energy bills. Develop your energy-savings plan using advice that's specific to your industry and equipment.

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available

The Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3599 Lee Circle, just off Highway 69 has just opened three new electric vehicle charging stations with a total of five ports. The
stations offer free charging for anyone to use, not just hotel guests but local residents, non-guests and day visitors.

Community News
What's Going on with Education Funding in Arizona?

Main Topics:
 Paying for Education
 January Hopes
 Spring/Summer Downturn
 History of State Disinvestment
 Revenue Issues
 A Secure Funding Source
 Empowerment Scholarships

Presented by
Rosemary Agneessens

Saturday, August 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Register in advance by emailing below!
Election Challenges During a Pandemic

Leslie Hoffman Yavapai County Recorder
Lynn Constabile Yavapai County
Elections Director

• Vote by Mail Controversy
• Primary Results and Evaluation
• Trials in Education to Youth
• Voter Outreach
• Trusted Resources
• Redistricting in 2021
• “Follow Your Ballot”

Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am Virtually

Register in advance by emailing below!
Ride Prescott Puzzle Rides

Are you ready for the next fun thing to do outside? Ride Prescott took a scavenger hunt, mixed it up with an escape room and put it on one of their golf carts! To book this private experience, check out our ride options at  http://www.puzzlerides.com  and use the promo code CHAMBER30 for 30% off your booking, exclusively for Chamber members! Rides run every Friday - Sunday through fall. Have questions? Call Shawna at 602-601-2261.
Yavapai Human Society

Hi There! My name is Ginger and I am a 6 year Terrier, Pit Bull mix who is ready for my forever home! I’ve been here since October and while I love everyone here and all they do for me, I just want a family to call my own. They are clicker training me which is fun because I get to learn things and get treats for being a good girl! I love to play with toys, tennis balls and rope toys but I sometimes get a little carried away and a little mouthy when I’m playing and need to learn cut off cues from my person. I’m super friendly and love attention from everyone. My favorite thing is to roll over on my back for some belly rubs… is there anything better? ~ Here’s the thing though… I have to be the ONLY animal in your home and by that I mean no other dogs, cats or farm animals because we will not get along. I am very afraid of thunder and loud noises and I’m protective of my people and our home, so I need help with proper training to be introduced to new people. Once I get to know you, we’re good to go!! So make an appointment by calling 928-445-2666 to see me and let’s go outside in the bark park so you can see my beautiful personality and smile! Can’t wait to meet you!!

Click below to visit the Yavapai Humane Society's website
NACOG Youth Employment Opportunities

Good jobs! Good Pay! And... The help you need to succeed! Earn up to $3,850 this summer!

Contact us at (928) 778-1422
PUSD Public Announcement
Prescott Unified School District No. 1 of Yavapai County, Arizona (the
"District"), will hold a special 8.00% maintenance and operation budget override
election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The total 8.00% budget override amount for
the first year of the proposed extension and increase is estimated to be $1,985,222 and
would be funded in that year by an estimated $0.20 tax rate per $100 of net assessed
valuation used for secondary property tax purposes which is approximately $0.09 higher
than the current secondary tax rate for the existing budget override.