St. Joseph the Worker Welcomes New Board of Directors Member, Rick DeBruhl

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) is pleased to announce the addition of Rick DeBruhl to the Board of Directors. An award-winning network television broadcaster with a master’s degree in media management, DeBruhl brings over 30 years of communication expertise to the table. His addition to the board and his commitment to the SJW mission will be a valuable asset, as the nonprofit … [More]

Stay-at-Home Order Extended to May 15, Some Businesses Prep to Open

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced an extension of physical distancing measures while laying out a step-by-step approach to continue reenergizing Arizona’s economy. The Governor today issued an Executive Order extending Arizona’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order until May 15, 2020. The order also continues Arizona’s gradual economic reopening, allowing retail … [More]

COVID-19 Buying Behavior

by Commerce Signals

The bottom fell out, of course, on many U.S. consumer spending categories during the month of March. But others, like grocery, drug and discount retailers, actually climbed significantly last month as consumers cooked at home and stocked up their pantries and medicine cabinets for an extended stretch of sheltering in place. Meanwhile, consumers were doing much more of their … [More]

Pandemic Ends Longest Economic Recovery

by Dean Baker

The Gross Domestic Product shrank at a 4.8-percent annual rate in the first quarter, as the shutdowns in the second half of March more than offset the modest growth earlier in the quarter. This was the sharpest fall since the 8.4-percent decline reported for the fourth quarter of 2008, following the collapse of Lehman. The biggest factors in the decline were a 10.2-percent … [More]

Orthopedic and Neurosciences Care Institute Announces COVID-19 Antibody Testing

The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute has announced the launch of its rapid COVID-19 antibody testing program. The test does not detect the virus itself, but rather antibodies in the blood that show the presence of an immune system response, typically due to prior exposure to the virus.  The test is administered at select clinical locations in Phoenix with plans to expand to other markets soon.  … [More]

Arizona Testing Blitz Aims to Test between 30,000-60,000 People over Three Weekends

Arizona Department of Health Services

Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), in partnership with healthcare partners across the state, are joining forces to launch the Arizona Testing Blitz with the goal of increasing COVID-19 testing statewide. The Arizona Testing Blitz aims to test 10,000-20,000 Arizonans for COVID-19 every Saturday for three consecutive weeks, … [More]

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Launches Grant Funding Program

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Life has taken a drastic turn in the wake of the current crisis, forcing small businesses to shift nearly every aspect of their daily functions. Behind each small business is a family, giving it their all, but still caught amidst compounding negative impact. Start-ups, hometown offerings, and Main Street shops comprise a significant economic footprint, so now is the time to … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 10 maneras en que la pandemia cambió la forma en que hacemos negocios

by Edgar R. Olivo

A medida que los estados de todo el país comienzan a hablar de la "reapertura de los Estados Unidos", los propietarios de pequeñas empresas se encuentran cambiando sus modelos de negocio casi de la noche a la mañana. Con la realidad de un nuevo entorno normal en un mundo post-COVID, las pequeñas empresas ahora tienen que adaptarse a los cambios que esta pandemia ha creado para … [More]

2020’s Best Business Credit Cards & Bank Accounts

by Mike Hunter

WalletHub’s Coronavirus Small Business Survey — which gauged business owners’ attitudes on government assistance, plans to reopen the economy and more — found that 87 percent of small business owners are struggling due to the coronavirus. Addressing this, the personal-finance website today announces its editors’ selections for the best business credit cards and best business … [More]

Empathy – The Leadership Power Skill in the Post COVID-19 Workplace

by Martin Lanik

COVID-19 has accelerated the fourth industrial revolution, and the future of work has arrived! All predictions, such as increased telecommuting, higher reliance on technology, and flexible work arrangements, are not only coming true but their adoption is accelerating. Once employees embrace their new, bedroom-to-Zoom commutes and organizations realize the increased productivity … [More]

U.S. Economy Shrank by 4.8% in First Quarter

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 4.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2019, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by … [More]

Arizona Aviation Co. Agreement Impacts Inventory Needs of Customers Worldwide


Arizona-based AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, and Lufthansa Technik Component Solutions (LTCS) have signed a long-term aftermarket sales agreement. The company acquired the complete rotable spares pool inventory that includes 9,000 line items valued at $100 million. The first components will be delivered immediately from … [More]