Phoenix Art Museum Virtual Visits

Phoenix Art Museum

The official premiere of Teresita Fernández: Elemental may have been delayed due to our temporary hiatus, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get acquainted with the exhibition’s visually dazzling artworks in the meantime. For this week’s second PhxArt Virtual Visit, we’re thrilled to bring you the sneak peek everyone’s been asking for. With dual-language audio guides, a … [More]

Weekend: Home Rentals for Phoenix Film Festival Movies

Phoenix Film Foundation

At the Phoenix Film Festival, there is nothing that fans love more than sitting in a comfy reclining seat in a beautiful theatre in front of a giant silver screen and watching the latest in independent film.  But the fact is right now, that’s simply not an option. So the Phoenix Film Festival is offering up an alternative to their fans, the festival bringing the movie theatre … [More]

Dutch Bros Coffee Dedicates 100% of April Profits to #FirstRespondersFirst

Dutch Bros Coffee

This April, Dutch Bros Coffee is supporting medical first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight with a dedicated giveback program. All month long, Dutch Bros, which operates in seven western states, will dedicate 100 percent of profits to medical first responders through #FirstRespondersFirst. “Givebacks are part of our DNA,” said Travis Boersma, CEO of Dutch … [More]

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing Gifts more than $1.5 Million

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

CEO Ken Goodrich of Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing, a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services in the Southwest United States, today announced he is spending $1.5 million to install Ultra Violet (UV) germicidal lights in the homes of more than 600 employees. Deemed an essential business during an unprecedented time in our nation, Goettl’s HVAC and plumbing … [More]

Additional Guidance on Essential Services Clarified

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Governor’s Office today released additional guidance on essential services and recreational activities after several Valley Mayors and elected officials requested clarification and changes. “During these unprecedented times, providing clarity for small businesses and employers is an important measure to ensure we protect our citizens, slow the spread of COVID-19, and … [More]

Tempe Marketplace Offers Touch-Free Drive-In Takeout Dining

Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace  has transformed their parking lot into a multi-restaurant, no contact drive-in. The innovative program allows guests to pull into a designated drive-in parking spot, order and pay via their phone, and have a delicious meal served directly to the safety of their car. Then, diners can either nosh in the comfort of their own vehicle or take their eats to-go. All … [More]

It’s Friday: Make Happy Hour at Home

by Mike Hunter

The social mingling part of Happy Hour is now being enjoyed virtually. For the drinks, of course, there is no virtual option. Two businesses have stepped into the breach here, and are sharing their recipes. How to Mix the Tommy Bahama Grapefruit Basil Martini The Martini is a classic and in the hands of Tommy Bahama, it gets an island twist. The Grapefruit Basil … [More]

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in accelerating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent COVID-19. As part of the response to this pandemic, the agency is taking the lead on a national effort to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies derived from human blood. These are called convalescent plasma … [More]

Launch of Child Care for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona Enrichment Centers, starting Monday, April 6 will offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector workers, including child safety workers. This initiative is made possible thanks to a broad network of child care providers and numerous State agencies, including the Arizona Departments of Education, Health … [More]

Online Hiring Events to Counter the Impact of COVID-19

Labor Connect

Labor Connect is offering their platform for companies who delayed their hiring event or are facing labor shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the current scenario, it is difficult to hire and Labor Connect wants to change this. Labor Connect is offering their online hiring platform at a discounted rate to impacted industries. Labor Connect is offering their online … [More]

Bad for Business: People at Work Who Shouldn’t Be

by John Williams

Today’s workplace culture has many workers feeling the pressure to turn up to the office at all costs, even when ill; however, the global pandemic COVID-19 has shown it is more critical than ever for businesses to tackle the widespread workplace challenge of “presenteeism” (coming to work when ill or suffering other anxiety). As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to … [More]

Supporting Arizonans In Need

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Businesses, families and organizations throughout the state have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 — and many Arizonans are asking what they can do to help. Arizonans can make charitable donations to support those in need during this unprecedented time, while earning dollar-for-dollar state tax credits. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for filing and paying State … [More]

VIDEO: Statewide Televised Town Hall Answers Questions

State of Arizona Office of the Governor Governor Doug Ducey, April 2, 2020, participated in a virtual town hall, where he took questions from viewers around the state and provided the latest information on COVID-19. Governor Ducey was joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael … [More]

Phoenix Helps Small Businesses with SBA Disaster Loan Video Tutorial and Forms

City of Phoenix

Phoenix small businesses needing assistance with the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan application can find a 6-minute video on the website. The step-by-step tutorial covers the new simplified EIDL loan application and supplemental information that SBA may require. The SBA disaster loan allows an advance of up to $10,000 that … [More]

New Technology Targeted at Saving Independent Medical Practices Hurt by COVID-19

Mako Medical

Mako Medical rolls out a new technology and in-home services aimed at helping doctors and patients affected by COVID-19.​ Medical practices around the country have seen a drastic decrease in patient volume because of COVID-19. With most of the country under a lockdown and with many states implementing shelter orders, medical practices across the country are scrambling to … [More]

There’s a New ‘Business as Usual’

by Liz Elting

In this third week of mass social distancing (with more than 225 million Americans ordered to stay at home), CEOs are beginning to ask not only how to survive the pandemic, but what they will be surviving into. Radical events bring radical change, and the American workplace — and quite possibly the American economy — is in the midst of its most significant disruptive and … [More]

COVID-19 Hit Shows Up Strongly in March Data, Loss of 701,000 Jobs

The Center for Economic and Policy Research

The impact of the COVID-19 shutdowns showed up very clearly in the March data as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a loss of 701,000 jobs, a decline almost as high as the peaks hit in the housing crash. The unemployment rate jumped 0.9 percentage points to 4.4 percent, while the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) fell by 1.1 percentage points to 60.0 percent. The … [More]