Phoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Funding for Homelessness

Rick McCartney

Phoenix City Council unanimously approved the allocation of nearly $18 million dollars of federal COVID-19 funding to support vulnerable populations in the community. According to Mayor Kate Gallego, the money will be used to combat homelessness, address housing insecurity, and provide micro-loans and grants for local small businesses and non-profits. This vote represents the … [More]

Shopping Center Owner Raises Funds to ‘Feed the Leads’ in Support of Hospital Workers

CIRE Equity

CIRE Equity owner and operator of the Park West shopping center and several other neighborhood centers throughout the valley have launched Feed the Leads, a campaign to feed hospital workers at HonorHealth facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Feed the Leads an opportunity to financially support local restaurants at the Park West, Valley Plaza, and Glendale Market Square … [More]

D-Backs and American Red Cross Partner to Host Blood Drive Apr. 28 to 30

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Diamondbacks and American Red Cross, in partnership with Budweiser, will host a blood drive at Chase Field on April 28-30 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fans must make an appointment online in advance, walk-ins will not be accepted. To schedule an appointment time, visit and use the keyword ONETEAM to find the Chase Field donation location. “We are … [More]

Robson Resort Communities Honored at 2020 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards

Robson Resort Communities

Robson Resort Communities is excited to announce it has earned multiple honors at the 2020 Annual Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for its commitment to providing quality purchase and ownership experiences. This national, prestigious awards program is based on the results of more than 170,000 surveys which were administered to recent homebuyers from over 178 new home builders … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – May 21 & 28: Keeping Teams Engaged Virtually through ‘Where’s the Watercooler?’

Inside-Out Learning, Inc.

Inside-Out Learning, Inc. and Dr. Sharon Lamm-Hartman launch the inaugural Virtual Workplace Engagement Series: Where’s the Water Cooler?. In an effort to help leaders and companies stay centered during times of transition, Dr. Lamm-Hartman and her team of executive and transformative coaches decided to launch this innovative virtual program which is inspired by current … [More]

Tempe and Credit Union Create $1 Million Small Business Emergency Loan Program

City of Tempe

To help struggling local businesses during this unprecedented time, the City of Tempe and Desert Financial Credit Union have developed a first of its kind program for Tempe-based companies, creating the $1 million Tempe Small Business Emergency Loan Program. Tempe businesses that employ between 5 and 50 people may be eligible for microloans of between $5,000 and $20,000. The … [More]

Arizona will Provide Nearly 600,000 Children with Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized DES to provide Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. There are nearly 600,000 students receiving free or reduced-price school meals in Arizona, including 186,000 … [More]

Science Engineering Firm Launches ‘Operation Face Shield’


A science and engineering technology company has found a new use for their 3D printers and laser cutters — Operation Face Shield, designed to provide local medical workers with protection against COVID-19. In Tucson, four scientists and engineers made use of their equipment’s evening downtime by creating face shields to medical specifications. After tweaking their original … [More]

Medical Co. Expands COVID-19 and Antibody Testing for the Most Vulnerable

Mako Medical

As demand continues to soar around the country for COVID-19 testing, many counties, cities, and states struggle to get access to testing. The problem is much worse for the most vulnerable in our communities. Many states are still on a lockdown, with many restrictions in place. Logistical issues and procurement challenges have made testing swabs, PPE, and other vital supplies … [More]

Businesses Send Drones Soaring amid Social Distancing

by Scott Roelofs

Drones are taking the main stage with social distancing measures becoming the new normal. The technology is helping companies keep their workforce safe while still getting the necessary jobs completed. Below are a few ways that drones have become useful during the pandemic. Virtual Tours: With everyone confined to the comfort of their homes, they are looking for ways to … [More]

West Valley Biz Group Launches ‘Open for Business’ Virtual Tours


The West Valley continues to be the place of growth in the Phoenix Metro region.  The first quarter of 2020 started strong. While the immediate future remains uncertain, West Valley leaders are optimistic that growth will continue bringing new employment opportunities.  Construction remains strong with many existing projects on a continued path to completion.  It is … [More]

Local Deli Says: Donate a Meal to a First Responder

Miracle Mile Deli

Miracle Mile Deli is now lit up BLUE to honor all of those on the front lines, keeping our community safe. “A huge thanks to our friends and the local guys at AZ Christmas Lights for making this possible,” said Josh Garcia, Miracle Mile Deli. Miracle Mile Deli offers customers the opportunity to donate a "First Responder Meal." Available in $10 increments, people are … [More]

Digital Co. Launches Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Finder

Body1, a comprehensive website helping Americans quickly find the ideal drive-through COVID-19 testing center, has just launched. This website by Body1 matches people who need coronavirus testing with the hundreds of drive-through test centers across the country. Also included are pre-screening tools from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Apple, and … [More]