Chandler Center for the Arts Holiday Offerings

Rick McCartney

Chandler Center for the Arts and Vision Gallery have scheduled a variety of offerings for Chandler and surrounding communities to celebrate the holidays in a safe, fun way. From holiday concerts and a drive-by holiday light display to shopping online for holiday gifts through Vision Gallery's Gift Shop, Chandler Center for the Arts brings artists and performers to spread … [More]

Doing Good with Toys for Tacos! 

Mr Mesquite Taqueria

The holidays may look a little different this year, but the season of giving is needed now more than ever. Which is why Mr Mesquite Taqueria is using all seven of its locations, including their newest in Gilbert when it opens on December 12th as safe donation drop off sites for the Academic Opportunity of Arizona starting December 1st. The Academic Opportunity of Arizona … [More]

Keeping the Holidays Merry & Bright for Arizonans-In-Need

Ballet Arizona

For nearly 15 years, Ballet Arizona has invited Arizonans-in-need to come and celebrate the holidays by attending a full-length production of The Nutcracker –free of charge. Named in honor of our dedicated donors, Angel Night helps over 2,000 children and families each year experience an evening of magic and hope. This year, however, things will be different. With theatres … [More]

Household Holiday Recycling Impacts Availability of Consumer Paper Goods

Republic Services, Inc.

With consumers shopping online more than ever before, Republic Services is bracing for an influx of discarded packaging material during the holiday season and is asking consumers to make sure they are recycling materials correctly. There's significant need for recycled paper due to the unprecedented demand for household paper products and cardboard during the … [More]

Impact Awards Name Two Valley Companies as Year’s Best

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Kitchell and Galvanize have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the 33rd Annual IMPACT Awards held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd. Large Business of the Year: Kitchell “It’s incredibly exciting for me to accept the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Business of the Year award on behalf of our employee owners at … [More]

Restaurant Continues to Adapt and Pivot to Meet Consumer Needs in Wake of the Pandemic

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria unveils its first satellite kitchen, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go, in Scottsdale, which is now open. The new concept offers delivery and carryout only, which allows Grimaldi’s to provide its customers with an alternative and convenient option as the demand for takeout continues to increase. This is the first location to open as part of a company strategy to … [More]

November Employment Picture Bleak despite Rise of 245,000 Employed

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 245,000 in November, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. However, the pace … [More]

Over Half of Small Businesses Looking to Hire, Having Difficulty Finding Workers

NFIB

Small businesses reported a historically high level of job openings in November, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. Overall, 53% reported hiring or trying to hire in November, down 2 points from the previous month. A seasonally adjusted net 21% of owners are planning to create new jobs in the next 3 months, up 3 points from October. “Small businesses are doing their … [More]

Holiday Hunger Fight Raises More Than $335,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank

Barro's Pizza

Barro’s Pizza did their part once again to help fight hunger in Arizona. On Tues., Dec. 1, 2020, Barro’s Pizza hosted the Ninth Annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight which raised more than $335,593 for St. Mary’s Food Bank. “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome this year,” said Gina Barro co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Each year we look forward to honoring our mother, Doran … [More]

Valley Leadership Receives $100,000 to ‘Move the Needle’ on Racial Inequities

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank announced $100,000 in donations to Valley Leadership as part of its $15 million U.S. Bank Foundation Rebuild and Transform Fund, addressing systemic racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement. This commitment follows $150,000 U.S. Bank provided in Phoenix to Trellis and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in September to address social … [More]