Arizona to Receive an Additional $12 Million in Federal Funding to Support COVID-19 Response

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced that Arizona will receive $12.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the public health response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is in addition to the $16.2 million already received from the CDC during this response. ADHS will work with local public health departments to enhance and … [More]

Central Logic Selected to Help Orchestrate Care for All COVID-19 Patients in Arizona

Central Logic

As state prepares for patient surge, Regional Access Center is formed that will leverage technology, best practices and other solutions to unite all health systems and hospitals--ensuring patient access to beds, ventilators and care without delay. Central Logic, the industry innovator in enterprise visibility and tools to accelerate access to care, has announced its … [More]

Creditor Options in the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Jeff Sklar, Susan Freeman, Rob Charles and Ogonna Brown

As the fallout from COVID-19 widens and the prospect of an economic downturn looms, lenders are likely to focus more on protecting their collateral. Although many lenders are negotiating accommodations with borrowers in the short term, some of these accommodations will inevitably be unsuccessful and lead to defaults. As defaults increase, lenders might consider the use of a … [More]

Marketing: Are You Pivoting or Freezing?

by Andrea Aker

Many businesses poised for huge gains at the start of this year are fighting to stay alive. Stable, longstanding enterprises are questioning their greater visions. Waves of layoffs and shuttered doors have — quite understandably — induced fear and uncertainty across the Valley, where small businesses serve as the backbone of the community. The need for a true pivot has never … [More]

Local Org. to Field Arizona Team in the NFL’s Wheelchair Football League


Ability360 will represent Arizona in the NFL’s first Wheelchair Football League – along with teams in Chicago, Los Angeles and Kansas City – when the league officially launches during this weekend’s NFL Draft. Organized by Disabled Sports USA with support from an NFL-Bob Woodruff Foundation Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community grant, each team will have a roster of 14 … [More]

REPORT: U.S. Hospitals Suffering Financial Damage as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

Kaufman Hall

The nation’s hospitals are suffering significant financial damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Kaufman Hall’s data from more than 800 U.S. hospitals shows that volume and revenue declines, along with flat to rising expenses, resulted in a dramatic fall in margin within a matter of weeks, plunging not-for-profit hospitals, which historically operate on thin … [More]

ERs Open for Emergencies during Pandemic

Abrazo Health Hospitals

Hospital emergency rooms across the Valley are open, and doctors want the public to know that delaying emergency treatment can result in additional health complications, especially in the case of heart attack and stroke. “Even during the coronavirus pandemic, there is still prevalence of stroke, heart attack and abdominal emergencies such as appendicitis. We are concerned … [More]

Scottsdale Manufacturer to Collaborate with the State of Iowa on COVID-19 Testing

TPI Composites, Inc.

TPI Composites, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPIC), the only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint, announced today that it will be collaborating with the State of Iowa on COVID-19 testing for its Newton, Iowa associates. As a result of the increase in COVID-19 levels in Jasper, Marshall, and Polk Counties, as well as 28 confirmed new cases during the … [More]

Tech and Fast Food: Partnership Creates Record-Setting Response with Mobile Messaging


Phoenix-based Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: MFON) a global provider of personalized customer engagement solutions that drive customer frequency and spend, today announced the results of SONIC® Drive-In’s pilot campaign using Google’s RCS Business Messaging. Using Mobivity’s Mobile Messaging, the SONIC pilot broadcasted interactive and engaging messaging through RCS about its … [More]

Coping with COVID-19 in Month Two

Aneesh Chaudhry

It's been nearly one month since the first-shelter-in place order was announced and today, 80% of Americans have hunkered down, quarantining themselves to their homes. We have learned to adapt to isolation in many ways. We've upped our hygiene game, we wear face masks, and we've become pros at Zoom video chat. But now that we are in the second month of isolation, we find … [More]

Arizona Tech Employment Grows by 8,000 Net New Jobs

Computing Technology Industry Association

Information technology (IT) employment in Arizona grew by estimated 8,000 net new jobs in 2019, capping a decade in which the state’s tech-related labor force expanded by more than 52,400 workers, according to Cyberstates 2020™, the definitive guide to the U.S. tech industry, occupations and trends published annually by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global IT … [More]

GOOD READ: Book Helps Businesses Thrive, Bridge Gap with Millennials

In Busienss Magazine

If there is one thing that every business needs, it is for their team to all be on the same page and working toward the same goal. Yet most business leaders don’t know how to create a vision that they can get everyone on board with or how to execute the mission once they do. One author, Joe Curcillo, has written a book that is helping many business leaders to do exactly that, … [More]

Strategies to Attract Customers Online during the COVID-19 Outbreak

by Kris Reid

Times are hard, especially with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Businesses are suffering as more and more communities go into quarantine. To survive as a business owner, one needs to find effective marketing strategies in the midst of the crisis brought about by this pandemic. One of the best ways to stay profitable is to make the businesses’ online presence known … [More]

4.4 Million Jobless Claims Last Week

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending April 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 4,427,000, a decrease of 810,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 8,000 from 5,245,000 to 5,237,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,786,500, an increase of 280,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's … [More]

Food and Beverage Staffing Platform Expands Services to Grocers, Hospitals, and Delivery-Only Restaurants


Qwick, the leading on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, has actively expanded services to hospitals, grocers and delivery-only restaurants. This expansion helps create new opportunities for Professionals and enables businesses in these essential industries to meet high customer demand during COVID-19. “Now, more than ever, we are seeing businesses … [More]