New PPP Lenders added for Arizona Businesses

by Mike Hunter

As businesses prepare their applications for the next round of Payroll Protection Program funding, the Arizona District Office of the SBA would like to share feedback it received today from business owners, which is that the majority of the local lenders on the SBA list are only accepting PPP applications only from existing clients. The Arizona SBA maintains its updated … [More]

Revealing the Pulse on the Small Business Community’s Experience with the COVID-19 Relief Funds

by Jess Roman

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) released a survey to our small business community and members to reveal the real challenges that the business owners are experiencing navigating the funding opportunities. ASBA’s survey of the small business community found, Nearly half of our respondents are still confused by the funding opportunities that are available to … [More]

Business Education vs. COVID-19

Research study by, an executive education marketplace, surveyed faculty members and students from dozens of leading business schools worldwide to identify how they have been impacted by COVID-19. A total of about 100 faculty members from 40 schools in 11 countries shared how they approach the transition to online instruction in the second half of the 2020 Spring … [More]

Immigration Suspension – Business Feels Impact on Talent

by Diane Hernandez

Wednesday, the White House officially issued a proclamation "temporarily suspending immigration into the United States," calling it a response to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. It appears this latest limit on legal immigration will greatly impact those seeking permanent residency through employment or exceptional ability. These individuals have, in most cases, … [More]

Landmark Title Opens West Valley Office, Adds New Branch Manager

Rick McCartney

Landmark Title Assurance Agency recently opened its sixth office in the Valley and welcomed Shalene Belichesky as branch manager of its newest location. The new office is located in The Atrium at Arrowhead,17505 N. 79th Avenue, Suite 105 in Glendale. Belichesky brings nearly two decades of experience to the Landmark Title team, previously working for national title firms in … [More]

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Signed into Law

Small Business Administration

Today, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act was signed into law, allocating additional money to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   PPP is providing much-needed relief and helping America’s small businesses make it through this challenging time. In a joint statement, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven … [More]

Mother’s Day Meals, Taco Tuesdays and Margaritas!

Hotel Valley Ho

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is celebrating upcoming holidays and weekday specials with deals that can’t be beat. Enjoy all the chef-curated classics from the comfort of your home with a variety of sweet, savory, and flavorful take-out options.   IMPRESS MOM AT HOME THIS MOTHER’S DAY This Mother’s Day, treat mom to the ultimate meal at home with a variety of savory and sweet … [More]

Tips for PPP Applications – Businesses, Be Ready for Monday

by Mike Hunter

Payroll Protection Program funds are anticipated to go liquid on Monday, and GPEC is urging every small firm in Arizona to prepare their applications and supporting documentation before capital becomes available. Consistency and accuracy are vital in the application process. Errors, inaccuracies or lack of documentation can be the difference between receiving funds and being … [More]

How to Lead during Crisis

by Melanie Parish

As a leader, during COVID-19 (or any crisis) it can be hard to find one’s feet and to feel confident in one’s path. It’s common to feel inadequate, unsure and out of one’s depth. That is to be expected. This is leadership like we have never seen before. So many businesses are closed or trying to find new ways of doing things. I believe almost every organization feels like a … [More]

Iconic Concerts from Jazz Club’s Presented by Local Jazz Performance Venue

The Nash

THE NASH AT HOME: "One More Time" Broadcast every Wed and Sat night at 6:30 pm (Az Time) In response to the quarantine for COVID 19, The Nash is broadcasting two concerts a week for fans of jazz to enjoy at home. Dubbed the "One More Time" Concert Series, the concerts are taken from the Nash's impressive archive recorded during the artists' original appearances and … [More]