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]

How Minority-Owned Small Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Edge with a Diversity Certification

by Edgar R. Olivo

If you own a small business and are part of a certain demographic group, your business could qualify for a diversity certification, which will grant you access to special grants, supplier programs and large contracts. This is a great way to grow your business when you plan to sell to other businesses or the government. As diversity becomes an ever-increasingly important topic … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Cómo las pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías pueden obtener una ventaja competitiva con una certificación de diversidad

por Edgar R. Olivo

Si posee una pequeña empresa y es parte de un determinado grupo demográfico, su empresa podría calificar para una certificación de diversidad que le otorgará acceso a subvenciones especiales, programas de proveedores y grandes contratos. Esta es una excelente manera de hacer crecer su negocio cuando planea vender a otras empresas o al gobierno. A medida que la diversidad se … [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]

The Mint Dispensary 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]

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