August 3, 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
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: Quickbooks Online
Description: 10: 45 a.m. Come network with other businesses and meet the speaker before the webinar.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Webinar Session

Having trouble to Quickbooks online? Learn some tips and tricks to navigate through the program. We'll have a Q & A session to help you answer your questions.
When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 11:00am 
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.

Email Shannon Keefer your completed Nomination forms.
Member Spotlight
Manufacturers - Silicon Wafers - Thin Film
Pure Wafer
Pure Wafer is the largest U.S. based supplier of virgin silicon wafers, wafer reclaim services and specialty thin film deposition products. Through multiple acquisitions, Pure Wafer has become a consolidation of synergistic segments of the semiconductor supply chain that provides our clients with a comprehensive menu of product offerings. Pure Wafer focuses on creating efficiency for our customer base that includes most of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers.

Today it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a silicon solutions company with the ability to keep up with next generation technology nodes. Pure Wafer is building on its heritage to develop advanced wafer processing solutions by using ingenuity, investing in capability upgrades, and expanding capacity for all wafer diameter products. As a process owner, Pure Wafer works with valued customers to design and develop a process that delivers wafer products to the exact specifications and quality required by today's leading semiconductor companies.

With a broad product offering, advanced manufacturing capabilities, and unmatched technical expertise, Pure Wafer is committed to being your first choice for silicon wafers and services.
Chamber News
Networking Opportunity
Virtual Women in Business
Leslie Horton, 2017 appointed Director of Public Health -Yavapai County Community Health Services
Attention all businesswomen, join guest speaker Leslie Horton for the virtual quarterly Women in Business webinar on August 12th, at 11:30am.

Don't miss out, register today by clicking the button below.
Most Recent Information
What you Need to Know about the Coronavirus Covid-19
Get the most recent information about the Coronavirus.
Turquoise Threads
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. 

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. 

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Talk of the Town
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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!
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.