Taxpayer Deadline in Less Than One Week for Filing Individual Income Tax Returns

Arizona Department of Revenue

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) would like to alert taxpayers that time is running out to file individual tax returns for 2019 by the new July 15 deadline. In the state of Arizona, full-year resident or part-year resident individuals must file a tax return if they are: Single or married filing separately and gross income (GI) is greater than $12,200; Head of … [More]

Feed Phoenix Initiative to Feed Underserved Families Launched

Local First Arizona

The city of Phoenix is putting CARES Act dollars to work by bringing high-quality meals to vulnerable populations across the city. The city has contracted Local First Arizona Foundation to recruit local restaurants, farmers, and food entrepreneurs to help prepare these meals in order to sustain local jobs and supply chains, strengthen the local food economy, and most … [More]

Why Hire Interns: How Young Talent Improves Your Company

by Ben Siegel

The “I can do it myself” mentality is ingrained in American culture, particularly when it comes to business. We glorify the idea of the self-made entrepreneur — the businessperson who builds their company on their own from the ground up. When it comes time to hire extra help, our first thoughts include, “Why hire interns when I could do this myself?” Here are the facts: A … [More]

Phoenix-Based Red Mountain Lighting Now Drives an All-EV Fleet

Red Mountain Lighting

Owner of several mid-sized Arizona-based companies, Charles Kirkland, has always been what he refers to as a "closet environmentalist." He was fascinated by solar and renewable energy at a young age and remains in awe of how power is derived from natural elements. But even with a healthy interest, Kirkland was waiting for the day when using solar and buying electric vehicles … [More]

First Statewide Initiative for Affordable Housing Projects, $100M Fund Planned

Home Matters to Arizona

Home Matters®, a national movement redefining the American Dream and home, is launching Home Matters to Arizona to grow support for a new generation of affordable housing, connected communities and healthier individuals, families and economies. Phase one of the Arizona launch includes a planned $100 million Home Matters® Arizona Fund to finance community development and … [More]

DES Distributed more than $5.7 Billion in Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today it has distributed more than $5.7 billion in state unemployment insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) since the week ending March 7, 2020. During that period, nearly 323,000 Arizonans received UI benefits and 557,000 Arizonans received PUA benefits. More than $722 million was issued to … [More]

Three ASU Women Leaders Selected for “Phoenix Herstories” to Celebrate 19th Amendment

The Cronkite School

Mi-Ai Parrish, the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Cronkite School and former publisher of the Arizona Republic, is among three Arizona State University women selected to participate in “Phoenix Herstories,” a photography and video project that commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment by honoring prominent female leaders in … [More]

Tips for Keeping Mask Use From Hindering Communication

Rick McCartney

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many parts of the country and health officials urging vigilant use of masks as protection, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is providing advice for people with and without hearing loss to help everyone communicate while their faces are covered. Masks can make communication difficult, especially for the approximately … [More]

Nonprofit Creates Fund to Study Mental Health Impact of Pandemic

Institute for Mental Health Research

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), an Arizona based nonprofit, announced the creation of the ‘COVID-19 Mental Health Research Impact Fund’ to provide funding for innovative Arizona researchers as they study the worsening mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s critical that we understand the ways that COVID-19 is affecting the mental … [More]

$600,000 for Arizona Small Business to Help Support and Navigate Assistance

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced $600,000 to fund the launch of Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) Live Local program, providing training for small businesses that will help them navigate the assistance and resources available during #COVID19, expanding mentoring and internship programs, and more. “We want small businesses to have the support and guidance they need … [More]