$1 Million In COVID-19 Relief Allocated to Chambers of Commerce

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the recipients of a competitive $1 million grant program allocated to chambers of commerce across the state to implement or expand initiatives that support small businesses and accelerate local economic recovery. The grant dollars come from the Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established last month by Governor … [More]

Leading Nonprofit CRM & Fundraising Platform Virtuous Acquires RaiseDonors

Virtuous

Phoenix-based Virtuous, the world's leading responsive fundraising platform for nonprofits, announced it has acquired RaiseDonors, the rapid-growth online fundraising platform. With RaiseDonors, Virtuous will further enable nonprofits to deliver highly personalized and responsive giving experiences for their donors at scale and underscores the company’s deep-seated commitment … [More]

APS Advances Toward 100% Clean Energy Commitment

Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is taking more steps to deliver on its commitment to serve one of the fastest-growing service territories in the country with 100% clean energy by 2050. APS issued two requests for proposals (RFP) — one to acquire both renewable energy and additional peaking capacity resources, and the other to install more battery energy storage at two … [More]

Survey: Nearly 70% of Americans Will Not Travel for Christmas

American Hotel & Lodging Association

A recent national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that nearly two-thirds (69%) of Americans will not travel for Christmas. With a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the CDC recommending that Americans do not travel over the holiday season and new stay-at-home orders in place in states across the country, the holiday season will … [More]

Survey: What Workers Want Is Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Leave

Unum Group

The top three perks workers want from their employers have to do with time away from the office, according to new research from employee benefits provider Unum Group. Paid time off, flexibility or remote working options, and paid family leave are the top non-insurance employee benefits among U.S. workers. Time off tops the list Despite less travel due to COVID-19, paid … [More]

New Research Identifies the Top 10 Careers and Soft Skills for Remote Jobs

FlexJobs

Given the strong, growing interest in the remote job marketplace, FlexJobs has identified the top career categories offering the most remote jobs since the start of the pandemic. In order to better prepare candidates interested in pursuing these promising remote careers, FlexJobs has teamed with PAIRIN, the trusted technology partner to today’s leading workforce programs, … [More]

Experience Ballet Arizona’s ‘Nutcracker Suite’ at Home with Treats

Ballet Arizona

The magic, the music and the joy of The Nutcracker come directly to YOU this season! Cozy up with some hot chocolate and grab the best seat in your house to celebrate the delight and wonder of the holidays with a digital version of Ib Andersen’s beloved classic, The Nutcracker! Filmed in our in-house Dorrance Theatre, Nutcracker Suite is a reimagined, abridged version of Ib … [More]

Dog Menu Debuts at Scottsdale Restaurant

PHX Beer

PHX Beer Co.’s Scottsdale location has gone to the dogs! The locally owned restaurant and brewery recently added a dog menu for man’s best friend. The puppy-friendly patio sits lakeside making it the perfect spot to safely distance with your doggy! Menu items for Fido include: Grass-Fed Burger (8oz)--$8 Grilled Chicken Breast--$5 Bowl of water--on the house The … [More]

From ‘Zoom Rooms’ to Chef Kitchens: Top 10 Home Trends for 2021

Zillow

We've all been there this year -- toddlers interrupting Zoom meetings, daydreaming (or Zillow Surfing!) for more space, and shamelessly feeding sourdough starter kits. 2020 has changed the way we live in and outside our homes. As people rethink their homes' functionality after spending more time in them, features we never knew we needed -- such as a home gym or no-touch … [More]

What Will Help Businesses Thrive and Stand Out in 2021

Source Digital

Due to the pandemic, businesses around the country have been hit hard. Many were closed for the short term, but others will not be able to bounce back. The good news is that the New Year ushers in a fresh opportunity to thrive and stand out. There are numerous things that companies can do to get noticed and grow their customer base in 2021. Adding just a few of them can go a … [More]

How to Use Humor to Conquer Zoom Fatigue

by Angela DeFinis

Working remotely is no longer something reserved for freelancers or those on special assignment. Many major companies have said they plan to accommodate remote work indefinitely. In fact, following the pandemic, more than half of Americans say they want to continue working remotely, while two-thirds of companies say they may make their current work-from-home policies permanent. … [More]

Phoenix Rising FC Moves Stadium and Professional Training Center to Wild Horse Pass

Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC, Arizona’s highest-level professional soccer team, announced today the relocation of its stadium and professional training facilities from south Scottsdale to Wild Horse Pass within the Gila River Indian Community. The move will immediately increase seating capacity at the stadium, improve VIP luxury suites, speed entry and exit from the stadium complex and … [More]

Barrett-Jackson to Reschedule Scottsdale Auction to March 2021

Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson announced the company will reschedule its January 2021 Scottsdale Auction to the week of March 22, 2021, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, with exact dates to be announced soon. The difficult decision to postpone the auction was made out of an abundance of caution to safeguard auction customers, sponsors, guests and employees from the current spike of coronavirus … [More]

Suns Begin the 2020-21 Season Without Fans at the Phoenix Suns Arena

inbusinessPHX.com

The health and safety of our community, staff and players are of the highest priority for the Phoenix Suns organization.  Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership has worked with the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the NBA to develop and implement the health and safety protocols that are necessary to commence play … [More]

Home Equity Reaches Record Highs: Homeowners Gained Over $1 Trillion in Equity in Q3 2020, Says Report

CoreLogic

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the Home Equity Report for the third quarter of 2020. The report shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63% of all properties) have seen equity increase by 10.8% year over year, representing a collective equity gain of $1 trillion, and an … [More]

Critical Steps to Building Your Greater Phoenix Business in 2021

by Rick McCartney

2021 is a time for all businesses to rebuild and do so in a way that can truly empower our companies and profitability. Not only have we as business owners been through a lot in 2020, so have our customers. So, reaching out to them to do business is not just about building our own businesses back, but also about creating products that will be useful and cost-effective in this … [More]

Devour Week Will Turn into a Devour Weekend and Offer a COVID-Conscious Dining Experience

Devour Phoenix

From the comfort of your own home, grab a seat and get ready to Devour At Home, an experience fit for the times featuring a delicious, family-style meal from the culinary leaders who have worked tirelessly to establish Arizona as a sought-after dining destination. Local First Arizona is bringing back one of the most anticipated events in the Valley in 2021 for a weekend of … [More]

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Selects Leadership Development Curriculum to Elevate Leadership Excellence in 2,000 Plus North American Hoteliers

inbusinessPHX.com

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Selects Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) and FranklinCovey, a global performance improvement firm, announced today that BWHR has selected FranklinCovey’s “gold standard” leadership development curriculum to assist in further elevating leadership excellence in its General Managers at more than 2,000 properties across North America. The … [More]

HonorHealth Teams Up with OODA Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona to Expand Patient Access

inbusinessPHX.com

OODA Health, a healthcare technology company focused on empowering patients and providers with real-time healthcare payments, today announced a collaboration between HonorHealth, OODA Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) to bring the popular OODAPay healthcare billing system to all BCBSAZ members receiving care from HonorHealth. HonorHealth is a leading … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Up Sharply as COVID-19 Cases Rise to Record Numbers

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending December 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 853,000, an increase of 137,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 4,000 from 712,000 to 716,000. The 4-week moving average was 776,000, an increase of 35,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

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