SBA Awards $5.2 Million in PRIME Grants to Help Emerging Micro-entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded 27 organizations across the United States a total of $5.2 million under the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) grant awards.  In Arizona, Prestamos, the award-winning Community Development Financial Institution and Community Development Entity that provides small business loans and high quality technical … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce CEO to Retire

by Anne Gill

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced on July 15, 2021, that Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, will retire after five years of service to the organization. Under Anne’s leadership, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce experienced significant growth, with an increase to the organization’s net revenue by more than 350% during her tenure. Most notably, … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Team Members

by Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Denise Hart, Vice President of Marketing & Programs In July, Denise Hart was welcomed as the new Vice President of Marketing & Events.  The Vice President of Marketing & Programs functions as the Chamber’s events and programs developer and producer, coordinating and supporting Chamber programs through effective planning, marketing, vendor procurement, volunteer … [More]

Savanna and Perry Stephens: Autism No Barrier for Entrepreneurs

by David Eichler

Savanna and Perry Stephens launched their career as the owners of the Phoenix, Arizona, SpeedPro Desert Valley franchise in 2020 after relocating from their home in New Mexico. While starting a business venture in a new city presented its own unique set of challenges, the Stephens were focused on something much more significant — tearing down barriers for autistic individuals. … [More]

Celebration of Success: ACA’s 10th Anniversary

Benjamin Little

In Business Magazine is pleased to be the official publisher of the Arizona Commerce Authority 10th Anniversary Celebration. We, along with countless other businesses in Arizona wish to congratulate Sandra Watson and the Arizona Commerce Authority on all the important accomplishments over the past 10 years. Please enjoy this special section. … [More]

Old Town Scottsdale’s Latest Dining Experience is (Roof)Tops

The ONE Group

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced the opening of its newest STK Steakhouse at 7134 E. Stetson Drive in the heart of Scottsdale’s waterfront high-end retail shops and residential developments. The new restaurant offers Vibe Dining with spectacular views and plentiful outdoor space to enjoy elevated culinary selections, world-famous cocktails and live music spun by … [More]

Bourbon Spice and Everything Nice: Thanksgiving at the Camelback Inn

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Fall in Arizona means vibrant autumn colors in the form of warm golden sunsets. This season at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, cozy up to pleasant sunny days and cool desert evenings, captivating views of the Sonoran Desert, seasonal spa experiences, and Thanksgiving dining at the award-winning resort located at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise … [More]

Local Phoenix Couple Use Their Small Business to Bring Big Impact to the Real Estate Industry

SpinTopSigns

A local Phoenix couple is transforming the way realtors sell properties, by launching a patent-pending real estate sign that rotates customized property images and has a solar powered illumination feature. With the current real estate market booming throughout the Phoenix area during this COVID-world, prospective home buyers are being presented with homes for sale in new and … [More]

ZuZu Eats & Treats On-the-Go

ZuZu Cafe at Hotel Valley Ho

ZUZU EATS + TREATS. We're serving up plenty of eats you can enjoy at home. Savor our full restaurant menu along with some special packages and even "Show Stopper" Shakes. Curbside pickup and Grubhub delivery are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Place your order at least 30 minutes in advance (please allow one hour for family meals). Picking-up curbside? Call upon arrival … [More]

The Heard Museum at Home

The Heard Museum

Heard at Home The Heard Museum believes that nothing can fully replace an in-person visit to a museum, to see and experience art, other works of Indigenous creation, and exhibitions up close and personal. However due to time, budget, distance and yes, social distancing the Heard Museum is not always accessible to the visiting public. The Heard Museum team has pulled … [More]

Make it a Playful Day with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix

To view our daily activities, follow us on all of our social channels! You can find an archive of all the projects we've published during our closure in our Resource Library! We hope you will continue on our virtual journey by following us on all of our social channels! Play and learn together with these at-home activities: Turtle Crawl: English | Español Crispy Kale … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 17 to 19: 2020 NFIB Virtual Fly-In Conference

NFIB

Your personal stories of small business success and hardship can influence lawmakers in meaningful ways. Attend the 2020 NFIB Virtual Fly-In for information, tips, tools, and tactics that will help you make an impact with legislators before they vote. Registration is free at NFIBFlyIn.com   CLICK TO SEE THE VIRTUAL FLY-IN AGENDA … [More]

June Personal Income and Disposable Income Decreased due to COVID-19

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Personal income decreased $222.8 billion (1.1 percent) in June according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $255.3 billion (1.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $737.7 billion (5.6 percent). Real DPI decreased 1.8 percent in June and Real PCE increased … [More]

Micro-Businesses Resilient Through COVID-19, Helping Communities Weather Economic Impact of Pandemic

GoDaddy

Everyday entrepreneurs and their millions of ventures in the U.S. were resilient in the face of the punishing economic climate of the first two months of COVID-19, according to new data from Venture Forward, GoDaddy's multi-year research project that demonstrates and quantifies the impact that ventures have on local communities and the U.S. economy. The new data … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 6: REGIONAL REPORT – Education in 2020 and Beyond

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) for the next installment of Regional Report: A GPEC Virtual Series, where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Educating the next generation of leaders is of critical importance to the success of Greater Phoenix. Webinar panelists will discuss the upcoming school year and address how … [More]

How to Help Employees Thrive, Even When Their Career Goals Are Uncertain

Mike Hunter

These uncertain times filled with racial unrest, a global pandemic, massive unemployment and economic anxiety have caused some people to reevaluate their lives and their priorities. Within that introspection, there are a few potential outcomes, whether it’s reassessing career goals, losing sight of them, or coming to the realization that some workers are happy in their job and … [More]

Are Your Favorite Companies Eco-Friendly? Even They May Not Know

Mike Hunter

Corporations around the world love to promote their environmental bona fides, touting their at-times Herculean efforts to minimize their carbon footprint. But desiring to be environmentally friendly and truly accomplishing that goal are two different things, as illustrated recently by Amazon’s acknowledgement that its carbon footprint grew 15% last year despite efforts to … [More]

Woz Enterprise Launches Federally Recognized Technology Apprenticeship with University of Phoenix

Woz Enterprise

Woz Enterprise – a division of Woz U – and University of Phoenix are bringing the technology and education sectors together to launch a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program to address the widening technology skills gap and put Americans to work. This world-class, transformative technology apprenticeship program trains community-college graduates in STEM … [More]

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Is Worst Ever

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the … [More]

Renowned Furniture Retailer to Bring First Valley Locations to Vestar Shopping Centers

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Connecticut-based Bob’s Discount Furniture will bring its long-awaited first Arizona locations to two Vestar shopping centers – Desert Ridge Marketplace and Crossroads Towne Center in August and September. The expansion into a new market and the selection of Vestar locations shows the strength and viability of the brand and the centers despite the recent challenges presented by … [More]

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