New Guidance on Elective Surgeries

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

With hospitals reporting increased availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) and bed capacity, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order removing restrictions on conducting elective surgeries for hospitals, health care facilities and providers that meet certain preparedness criteria. Under the new order, hospitals, dental offices and other health facilities can … [More]

Steady Install, Inc. brings on new Chief Growth Officer

Steady Install, Inc.

Phoenix technology startup Steady Install, Inc. has added Ian Prendergast, former Director of Market Expansion and Business Development from Qwick, to help grow the company’s presence. In his new role as Steady Install’s Chief Growth Officer, Prendergast will also be joining the company as a partner and will champion business development and revenue growth, as well as … [More]

Russo and Steele Auctions Co. Founder Adds Division for Collectors, Car Enthusiasts

Russo and Steele

Drew Alcazar, co-founder and CEO of the famed Russo and Steele Auctions, which celebrated its 20th year during Arizona Car Week, recently announced the launch of an exclusive new extension of his passion for the hobby, that offers “a full spectrum of resources” under the division moniker: RS Collector Automobile Services. The acquisition of a state-of-the art, 40-plus … [More]

Consumer Tech Co. Joins Forces with Web Co., Promotes Free Digital Tools for Businesses

Digital Air Strike

Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, today announced it is joining forces with GoDaddy for its #OpenWeStand (www.openwestand.org) campaign to help auto dealers and other small businesses continue their sales online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal for both Digital Air Strike and GoDaddy is to provide online tools so businesses can … [More]

Roommate Matching App is Solution for Renters during Crisis

ROOM8

ROOM8, a new app optimizing co-living through roommate matching and apartment search services, announces capabilities to provide solutions to renters during the COVID-19 crisis and help them avoid defaulting on rent. The new features include in-app audio and video calling capabilities, as well as a partnership with Google Street View Trusted Agency, LCP360 to provide immersive … [More]

Digital Marketing Firm Pledges Services to Local Restaurants amid COVID-19 Challenges

StringCan Interactive

StringCan Interactive, a Scottsdale digital marketing agency known for accelerating the growth of wellness-focused businesses, today announces efforts to help local healthy restaurants impacted by the new coronavirus. The firm is offering to help a limited number of  restaurants in metro Phoenix with its “Back to Business” marketing program, valued up to $30,000 in total … [More]

Scottsdale Bottled Water Company Reports Record Monthly Sales of $6.2 Million

Alkaline Water Company Inc.

The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER), is a producer of bottled alkaline water, flavored-infused waters, and CBD infused products sold under the brand names Alkaline88®, A88 Infused™, and A88CBD™, respectively. The Company announces today that its flagship brand, Alkaline88®, is seeing unprecedented demand across all product lines. The Company achieved record … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Cómo ser proactivo mientras espera los fondos de la Ley CARES

por Edgar R. Olivo

Se espera que el gobierno federal reponga los programas de la Ley CARES con otros $310 mil millones en el Programa de Protección de nómina (PPP), un programa federal diseñado para extender préstamos a propietarios de pequeñas empresas para ayudar a retener a sus empleados durante dos meses y mantener sus empresas a flote en medio de la crisis causado por la pandemia de … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Consejos para maximizar tus ventas en línea y crecer tu negocio durante la pandemia COVID-19

por Edgar R. Olivo

¡Hay muchos cambios que esta pandemia nos está haciendo hacer y las ventas en línea son más populares que nunca! Aquí hay algunos consejos para ayudarte a generar dinero en línea durante la pandemia para que puedas mantenerte competitivo y rentable. Puedes ver los consejos en dos partes: Primero, consejos para ventas de negocio a negocio y segundo, consejos para ventas al … [More]

Locally-Owned Health Club to Collect Donations for St. Mary’s Food Bank

Rick McCartney

The Village Health Clubs & Spas have been part of the community for over 30 years, and now more than ever, want to help that very same community and those that have been hit hardest. From Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1, each Village Health Club & Spa location will have donation boxes outside the main entrance between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm to collect … [More]

Downtown Curbside Produce Pickup Brings Together Local Farmers & Chefs

The Churchill

As part of its mission to serve the community, The Churchill in downtown Phoenix has partnered with local farmers, bakers and chefs, including James Beard Award-winner, Charleen Badman of FnB, to launch an innovative weekly curbside produce and food pickup service that helps people Valley-wide to cook like a chef, while directly supporting local farmers and restaurant workers … [More]

Entrepreneur Business Program Born through Partnership with BBB and Local Law Firm

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Snell & Wilmer partnered with Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBBPacSW) to support entrepreneurs participating in its inaugural Empower by GoDaddy program. Over the past 82-years, Snell & Wilmer has nurtured a firm culture with values that authentically align with BBB Standards for Trust, so the partnership was a natural fit. Empower by GoDaddy, … [More]

Medical Network Launches Targeted Telehealth Visits to Help Health Plan Members

Matrix Medical Network

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the entire U.S. population on some level, people at highest risk are older Americans and those with multiple chronic conditions. With states implementing stay-at-home orders and the likelihood of seclusion extended into the foreseeable future, Matrix Medical Network (Matrix) announced that it has launched telehealth visits to help … [More]

Mental Illness, The Workplace and COVID-19

by Kristina Sabetta

Human beings love certainty. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought fear and uncertainty to many individuals. It has destroyed lives, shattered the thriving economy and changed the workplace. The pandemic has left many individuals unemployed, homeless and defeated. It has left many people feeling alone, confused and nervous. Statistics show that one in four adults has a … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Unite in the Fight Against Covid-19 by Joining Startup Weekend Remote USA

Techstars

Techstars, the global seed accelerator, is dedicated to the proposition that “entrepreneurs hold the keys to the greatest challenges of our time.” Their Global Online Startup Weekend - “Unite to Fight COVID-19” this April is harnessing entrepreneurial spirit to provide technical and sustainable solutions to the pandemic, and counteracting its devastating effects. This weekend, … [More]

55% of Companies Say Employee Referrals Reduce Hiring Cost

Rick McCartney

More than half of companies with an employee referral program (55%) say it reduced hiring costs, according to new data from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. On average, it costs $4,129 to hire a new employee, according to data from the Society for Human Resources Management. Employee referral programs can decrease that cost. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … [More]

Employer Brand Co. Pledges $7M to Help Rebuild the Economy

Ph.Creative

Ph.Creative is immediately pledging $7 million ( £5.6 million) in the form of 100% grants for career website design and development and 50% match funding for strategic employer branding work. The hope of the initiative is to accelerate and contribute towards the successful hiring of at least one million people, spanning across the USA and U.K. in the next six months. Bryan … [More]

AI Developers to Accelerate Collaborative Research in the Fight Against COVID-19

Arterys

AI researchers around the world are developing and publishing algorithms that can detect COVID-19 in medical images, including CTs and x-rays. To support the development and validation of those algorithms, Silicon Valley startup Arterys has launched its open innovation platform, the Arterys Marketplace. AI developers can publish their algorithms to the Arterys Marketplace to … [More]

Prospective Homebuyers Turn to Virtual Shopping During Coronavirus Pandemic

Fulton Homes

East Valley resident Alexis Cabrera considered selling her condo and moving to a larger, new home. With mortgage rates at an all-time low and with her children getting older and needing more space, the timing seemed perfect.  Suddenly, the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Families, like that of Alexis, forced to shelter-in-place in homes they’ve outgrown, felt stuck. … [More]