WEBINAR – Apr 7: SBA Arizona – Selling to the Federal Government

U.S. Small Business Administration - Arizona

Join us for an overview of how to sell to the federal government, including SBA programs and certifications to assist your small business. Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities remain available for … [More]

Sunday Best: Chef-Attended Easter Buffet

ZuZu Cafe at Hotel Valley Ho

Savor holiday favorites at ZuZu and reserve your table between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our chef-attended buffet includes fresh pastries, shrimp cocktail, cinnamon vanilla french toast, breakfast bakes, and much more. Choose from enhancements like lobster benedict, stuffed branzino, and an Easter "Show Stopper" Shake. For the little ones, we've got a special menu available and will be … [More]

State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site Moving into Gila River Arena

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona’s largest vaccination site at State Farm Stadium, described as a “national model” by President Biden, will transition to an indoor site at Gila River Arena in Glendale on Friday, April 23 as temperatures heat up in Arizona. Home to the Arizona Cardinals, the State Farm Stadium site has administered more than 632,000 doses since … [More]

Small Business Job Openings Hit Record Level in March

NFIB

According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, 42% (seasonally adjusted) of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, a record reading. The March reading is 20 points higher than the 48-year historical average of 22%. “Where small businesses do have open positions, labor quality remains a significant problem for owners … [More]

IRS, Treasury Disburse More Economic Impact Payments Under the American Rescue Plan; Total Tops 130M

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing several million more payments in the third batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. This brings the total disbursed so far to more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion. As announced on March 12, … [More]

Vālenz Announces Acquisition of Kozani Health

Valenz

Vālenz® announced today it has acquired Kozani Health, integrating a new and innovative means for self-funded employers and the self-insured community to control costs across the life of a claim. Kozani Health, which provides customized solutions to meet the challenges of paying medical claims appropriately, joins the ever-expanding Valenz ecosystem of data and solutions as … [More]

Ducey Eases Restrictions on Elective Surgeries and Long-Term Care Facilities

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today rescinded three Executive Orders issued during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: “With nearly three and a half million vaccine doses administered across Arizona, we’re on track to fighting off the pandemic and returning to normal,” said Governor Ducey. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we took necessary measures to protect vulnerable … [More]

Macerich Sells Phoenix Mall Set for Major Redevelopment

RED Development

Paradise Valley Mall. Rendering courtesy of RED Development Macerich has sold Paradise Valley Mall, a 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center in Phoenix, for $100 million to a joint venture of RED Development and an affiliate. The property recently received rezoning approval from the city and the previous partnership of Macerich and RED were moving forward with … [More]

Employment Rises by 916,000 in March, Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 6.0%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 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. Job growth was widespread in March, led by … [More]

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