ADHS Releases New Vaccination PSA Featuring Several Community Leaders

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) launched a new public service announcement as part of the “Roll Up Your Sleeve to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19” campaign. The new PSA features community leaders, local celebrities, and influencers from several industries including professional sports teams, the faith community, non-profits, and the business community. “We … [More]

What to Expect in the Housing Market After the Pandemic


The coronavirus pandemic has upended the housing market, opening up new opportunities for many, pushing some to move back home and causing others to reevaluate how they want their home to look. With vaccines being widely distributed, new Zillow® surveys reveal what's likely to change and what's expected to remain when the pandemic ends.   "As the pandemic subsides and the … [More]

Nikola Agreement Accelerates Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fueling Solutions

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE announced they have entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The collaboration is being launched with the intent to further define and formalize the … [More]

Premier Retail Grocer to Carry Arizona Water Co. Products throughout Midwest

The Alkaline Water Company

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and CSE: WTER) (the “Company”), the country’s largest independent alkaline water company, further expands its presence in the Midwest reaching 30 million potential consumers through Meijer supercenters and grocery stores. Meijer, the 15th largest grocery chain in the country, has begun to stock its shelves with their smooth tasting … [More]

Li-Cycle to Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Gilbert


Li-Cycle Corp., an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the Company will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. When complete, Li-Cycle’s “Spoke 3” facility will be capable … [More]

Jaime Dempsey named Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce that Jaime Dempsey will be joining the foundation as Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives beginning in mid-June. This new position, created as a result of ACF’s recent reorganization, will focus on ACF’s innovation prizes, philanthropic initiatives, development of the Newton & Betty Rosenzweig Fund … [More]

Award-Winning Documentary Chronicles the Journey of 12 Blind Teenagers from Phoenix

Gravitas Ventures

In 2018, twelve blind teenagers who grew up in the desert heat, void of an ocean, defied all odds and learned how to sail at a local lake. The dozen, known as the Blind Buccaneers, later journeyed hundreds of miles across the sea without the use of eyesight to guide them. In a moving tale about perseverance, courage and grit, the award-winning documentary “Ocean of Obstacles,” … [More]

YellowBird Welcomes Michael Ellenby as Vice President of Business Development


YellowBird, an online gig economy marketplace that matches vetted Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals with businesses on-demand, is proud to announce that Michael Ellenby has joined their growing team. As Vice President of Business Development, Ellenby is responsible for planning and executing company sales and marketing plans, implementing new ideas, securing … [More]

Can Your Company Stay Aligned in a Virtual Setting? 5 Tips for Leaders

Working from home is the new normal for many companies, and it will continue to be after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. The shift brings with it many changes, and how leaders adapt to guide their employees through the virtual environment will be critical to companies’ results, says Doug Meyer-Cuno, ForbesBooks author of The Recipe For Empowered Leadership: 25 Ingredients For … [More]

ADHS Recommends Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced it is recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in the use of the vaccine based on six reported U.S. cases, out … [More]

U.S. Mortgage Delinquency Rates Fall for Fifth Consecutive Month; Lowest Levels Seen Since Start of Pandemic


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for January 2021. For the month of January, 5.6% of all mortgages in the U.S. were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 2.1-percentage point increase in … [More]

Small Business Owners Struggle to Find Qualified Workers


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 2.4 points in March to 98.2. March’s reading is the first return to the average historical reading since last November. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased six points to 81, which was primarily driven by owners being more uncertain about whether it is a good time to expand their business and make capital expenditures in the coming … [More]

3 Tips for Leaders to Steady the Ship when Employees Lose Their Balance

Company leaders and managers have a big responsibility in overseeing employees. But they can’t see everything, and sometimes there’s more going on in a worker’s life than meets the eye. Employee disengagement or burnout isn’t always apparent, and some employers may be in for a surprise if and when the COVID-19 pandemic winds down. One study shows that 57% of U.S. employees … [More]

Arizona Cannabis Dispensaries Co. Celebrates 4/20 with Name Change & Hiring Spree amidst National Expansion

Mint Cannabis

While its retail locations come alive on National Cannabis Day (April 20) with DJs spinning, and customers enjoying free food, giveaways, and the opportunity to win a Ford Mustang GT, the Mint Dispensary will mark 4/20 with an important milestone in its history – a name change to Mint Cannabis. “As we have grown, we have become much more than a dispensary,” said Eivan … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Apr 14: ACG Arizona April 2021 Virtual M&A/PE Panel

Association of Corporate Growth Arizona

Join ACG Arizona for an inside look at the forces and factors that are driving M&A and private equity in the current economy. Our virtual event will include an in-depth panel discussion featuring professionals from some of the leading private equity, mezzanine, and BDC firms in Arizona and beyond. This exclusive panel will address the status of the dealmaking market, … [More]

CPI Rises 0.6% in March as Gasoline Index Continues to Rise

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The March 1-month increase was the largest rise since a 0.6-percent increase in August 2012. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.6 percent before … [More]

Legal Industry Return to Office Outpaces Broader Commercial Office Average

Kastle Systems

With Coronavirus vaccinations expanding nationwide to all adults this month, business leaders are anticipating an acceleration in the return to the office. Kastle's Back to Work Barometer has tracked this phenomenon in ten major cities nationwide over the past year, revealing regional and industry differences in workplace occupancy rates. A fresh review of access to office … [More]

Home Repair Membership Club Launches in Phoenix


With more than half of all homeowners spending $1000+ on home improvements last year, there is now a growing demand for a change in the way consumers find reliable contractors. Newly launched in Phoenix, homeowners can now download the SavonServices mobile app (available for iOS and Android) to access top-rated local pros at discounted member rates.  A membership also includes … [More]

Tesla Rideshare Program Launches for Phoenix to Tucson Personal, Business Travel

Falcon Line

Arizonans are often faced with a hurdle when traveling between Phoenix and Tucson because it’s too close to fly, but too far to use a traditional ride share company like Uber. A new service unlike anything else in the U.S. just launched in Phoenix to address this challenge. Falcon Line, a new business headquartered in Scottsdale, is helping travelers move between the Valley … [More]

Their Take: Proposed Modification of State’s Unemployment Insurance

by Alexis Glascock

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable economic unrest throughout Arizona. Business closures and restricted commerce caused the state’s unemployment levels to jump 9.2% from 5.0% in March of 2020 to 14.2% the following month. At one point, 1.03 million Arizonans were out of work. As businesses have adjusted to the “new normal” and COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, … [More]

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