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Hafa Adai Catherine,


Can you believe it? October has graced our shores once again and we begin the new cycle of seeking eligible candidates to run for the Chamber Board. There are seven (7) seats that will be open as current Board members end their terms in December 2021. Of the seven, five (5) are 3-year seats and two (2) are 1-year, non-voting seats. To be eligible to run for the Board, a candidate must be a member in good standing with dues current and in the appropriate category and understand and ascribe to the Chamber’s Code of Ethics.

 

This year’s Nominating Committee is led by Christopher Duenas of Triple J Enterprises. He and this year's Nominating Committee are accepting nominations. There is an official Board Candidate packet that will have to be completed and submitted to confirm a candidate's spot on the ballot. An opportunity to nominate a member from the floor will be provided at the October 26th general membership meeting. Members interested in learning more about serving on the Board are encouraged to contact the Guam Chamber office for details. Voting will take place electronically. Ballots will be sent to the member representative noted as "point of contact" on our Chamber roster. Winning Candidates will be announced at the November 17th Annual Meeting. A special election report will be sent to the membership via email in early November with full details regarding the candidates and voting procedures. Please stay tuned to this space!


The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) is encouraging all small businesses to take advantage of the Smal Business Pandemic Assistance Grant program. This is a great opportunity for funding relief for eligible small businesses. To learn more about the program, click here or scroll down for details.


Congressman Michael San Nicolas was our guest speaker for our virtual general membership meeting this week. He provided a candid update to the business sector and was kind to stick around for Q & A. If you didn't have a chance to view the meeting, we have provided a link below.


The holidays are just around the corner and we encourage you to sign your company on to our Holiday Guide. There is no fee for members and it's our way of supporting you during the holiday season. Scroll down to learn more about the easy signup!


We are pleased to partner once again with Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz on the Toys for Tots program. Thank you to your members that continue to support this program each year! You make a tremendous difference to many children who would not otherwise have a Christmas. If you would like to participate, scroll down for information. If you would like to make a toy/gift contribution, feel free to drop off your contribution to any of the member company collection sites listed in this message.


We appreciate hearing from you - we respect your feedback always! Have a great weekend!


Onward Together,


Catherine Castro

President


Guam Chamber Updates

Action PAC


Action PAC, a political action committee, has been busy gearing up for the upcoming election season. The Guam Chamber of Commerce is a proud founding member of this organization. Stay tuned to this space for updates from the PAC coming soon!


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97th Anniversary Celebration


We have officially canceled the 97th Anniversary Gala Celebration that was scheduled for October 2nd. Because of the current in-person pandemic restrictions, we could no longer support the Gala event.


Although we are extremely disappointed that we cannot celebrate with you again this year, we would like to advise our members that celebrated milestone

anniversaries in 2020 and 2021 (this would begin with 20 years then, in five-year increments) will still be recognized in a special but more simple, practical way - given the current restrictions. You will be receiving a letter via email regarding the details of this recognition if you haven't already. So please - be on the lookout for this!

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Guam Chamber Board Elections


Members must be current with dues investment in order to vote in the upcoming election. Questions? Call your Chamber Team: (671) 472-6311.


Dates to Remember:

October 26th

Nominations from the Floor of the October General Membership Meeting


November 1st

Special Election Report Release


November 5th

Meet the Candidates Event


November 17th

Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections

General Membership Meetings

Save the Date!

TUESDAY, October 26th General Membership Meeting


Our October General Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at 11:00 am. Be on the lookout for guest speaker details soon!


Nominations from the floor will be accepted at this meeting and the Nominating Committee Chairman will be introducing the slate of candidates. Be sure to attend this event and learn more about the members running for your Chamber Board!


September 29th

General Membership Meeting


Thank you members for joining us on September 29th with Congressman San Nicolas.


Those who missed the live event are able to catch up with this informative meeting, by clicking on the link to view on our YouTube channel.

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Your Guam Chamber Buy Local 

Holiday Guide is BACK!


We are acutely aware of the anxiety and stress our local businesses have faced through this year. With the Buy Local Holiday Guide, we are shining a light on our member businesses that can use all the love and support we can give them. 


For many businesses, holiday shopping can determine their very existence in the new year. The Buy Local Holiday Guide will be available on our website and promoted in our various social media and email blasts. There is no cost for this service!


Want to participate? Click the button below!

Our company would like to join in!
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We have officially kicked off this year's Toys for Tots campaign! The holidays are just around the corner and families especially hard hit by the effects of the COVID-19 situation are in a very different place than they were this time last year. 


If your company is interested in collecting toys for this worthy cause, please contact the Chamber team at 472-6311/8001. We will be happy to get you set up!

  • Atkins Kroll Inc. (Tamuning)
  • BankPacific (all branches)
  • Burger King (Hagåtña & Tumon Bay Restaurants)
  • Cars Plus/ Harley Davidson (Maite)
  • Deloitte & Touche (Tamuning)
  • First Hawaiian Bank (all branches)
  • Great National Insurance (Tamuning)
  • Guam Chamber of Commerce (Hagåtña)
  • Guam Service Pros (Barrigada)
  • Inter-Island Communications (Nimitz Hill)
  • Matson Navigation Company (Anigua)


  • Moylan's Insurance (Julale Shopping Center)
  • Office of Senator James Moylan (Hagåtña)
  • Paradise Auto Spa/ East Island Tinting (East Hagåtña)
  • Tommy Hilfiger Kids (GPO)
  • PFC Finance (Dededo/ Tamuning)
  • RIM Architects (Hagåtña)
  • Seas + Sidewalks (Micronesia Mall)
  • Tango Theaters (Micronesia Mall)
  • Triple J Enterprises (Upper Tumon)
  • Triple J Honda (Tamuning)
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Guam Association for Career & Technical Education


Your Guam Chamber took part in a professional development program for teachers offered last from April - July on Work Readiness & Employment Insights of Island Businesses. 


If you wish to learn more about Guam ACTE - click here!

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Guam Chamber

COVID Policy for Events & Meetings


The safety of our members, staff and guests are important to us. We are happy to share our COVID policies for events and meetings for off- site events and in the Guam Chamber office.


Download our COVID Policy


GCoC COVID Resources Page


U.S. Chamber Updates

New Report Finds Construction Contractors Struggling to Find Workers, Materials


Tech Policies that Help Small Businesses Thrive


INFOGRAPHIC: Why We Need to Act Now To Rebuild America


UPDATED FACT SHEET: Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Business Resources

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Guam Economic Development Authority

Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program 2021


GEDA is encouraging all businesses interested in taking advantage of this small business grant to submit applications. Please view the interim guidance and checklist to prepare for the application submission. Applications are available now for download.


$20 Million has been allocated for this grant and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be $7 million set aside specifically for small businesses that earned $1.5 Million in revenue in 2020 or less for the first 30 days.

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Small Business Tax Credit Programs


Did you know that the American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses?


Learn more


COVID Resources

DPHSS - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Near You
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Guam Safe & WTTC Safe Travels Certification


The mission of this program is to help rebuild confidence among the local community and visitors as travel restrictions ease and the tourism industry begins its revival. All businesses and establishments are encouraged to gain their Safe Guam & WTTC Certification. 


It's an easy process - just click on the link to GVB's website, complete the application and upload your business reopening protocols which will be reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Health. Once your protocols are approved, your company will receive notice from the Guam Visitors Bureau and you will receive the certificates for display at your place of business. That's it - it's that easy! 


Join us and lets help make the entire island Safe Guam and WTTC Certified!

Business and Community News

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the Indo-Pacific Business Forum and co-organizing with the Department of State and more than 10 other U.S. government agencies, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. India Business Council, U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

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SBDC Training Events

Click & Take advantage of these great workshops!

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View the great resources and webinar events that Guam PTAC has to offer!


See the list of scheduled events here!

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Help support your local businesses!


Purchase Gift Cards/ Certificates 

With increased COVID-19 cases many local businesses are hurting. You can help by purchasing gift cards as gifts or to use later when you feel safe to be out and about.


Order Take-Out 

Restaurants, fast food places & food trucks are essential businesses and remain open during these tough times. Your support would go a long way to keep food places open another day. Tipping well helps, too!


Support Local Charities 

Donate to your local charities and food banks to help make sure that everyone remains healthy and fed during these challenging times.


Support Curb-side Purchasing 

Retail outlets need your business more than ever. If it is available on Guam, purchase from your local storefront. Many would be happy to meet you at your vehicle with your purchase. Call or check social media sites to find out which of your favorite places over curb-side service. 


Support Your Neighbor 

Check in on your neighbors, family, and friends [virtually or with a phone call] to see if they need help with picking up groceries or other necessary items. They may need a comforting ear and a friendly smile to help them get through the day.

Guam Chamber of Commerce

472-6311/8001

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