Fat Ox, The Mission and Zinc Bistro to Reopen for Carryout on May 1

by Mike Hunter

Starting tomorrow, Friday, May 1, Chef Matt Carter is proud to announce he's reopening his collection of award-winning local restaurants, Fat Ox, The Mission and Zinc Bistro for curbside carryout. Launching today for pre-orders via phone (with online ordering coming soon), Fat Ox and The Mission in downtown Scottsdale will be open daily for lunch and dinner from noon to 8pm, … [More]

Work Program Opening in Valley to Help Displaced Workers

Rick McCartney

A New Leaf is launching Work$ Ready, a new program designed to help people sharpen their skills. With unprecedented unemployment and financial hardship devastating our community, this new and innovative program will help households find new employment. "As the enormity of job losses becomes clear, we've been looking for ways to help communities most impacted,” says Sherry … [More]

Federal Reserve Expands Access Facilitating Lending to Small Businesses

Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve on Thursday expanded access to its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF) to additional lenders, and expanded the collateral that can be pledged. The changes will facilitate lending to small businesses via the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As a result of the changes, all PPP lenders approved by … [More]

Reopening Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Jessica Post

Arizona will begin opening its doors with Governor Doug Ducey announcing that certain retail stores may resume in-store sales May 8 with physical distancing measures in place. While the stay-at-home order will remain in effect until May 15, all signs indicate that Arizona will begin turning up the lights on the economy with dine-in restaurants opening as soon as mid-May. This … [More]

Nursing Home Faces Uphill Battle as the Industry Struggles to Rebuild


After the coronavirus shuttered nursing homes across the country and turned the industry upside down, health department officials and infectious disease experts are now tasked with planning for what the future of nursing homes will look like after the pandemic. According to Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, Board Certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology and owner of IPCWell, a … [More]

Tommy Bahama to Reopen in Arizona May 3rd with Revamped Options

Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama has announced it will begin to strategically reopen its retail and restaurant locations across the country.  Starting on May 3rd, Tommy Bahama restaurants at the Woodlands and Legacy West in Texas and Kierland Commons in Arizona will begin to offer take-out service.  The retail stores at these locations in Texas will also open on May 3rd with the retail store at … [More]

Back-to-the-Workplace Security Preparedness – Are You Ready?

Avertium Cybersecurity Experts

As portions of the American workforce transition back to working in a physical office after shelter-in-place orders lift, special considerations for security teams arise. One of the best ways to approach this challenge is to revisit the company Incident Response Plan. “A rigorously developed relevant Incident Response (IR) Plan that considers potential impact to all aspects … [More]

Restaurant Fundraises to Help Local Nonprofits

PHX Beer Co.

Every industry is feeling the impact of COVID-19. Two industries feeling the heat include restaurants and those organizations that lost an entire fundraising season to a pandemic. But where there is loss there is also innovation and adaptability. Local restaurant and brewery PHX Beer Co. recently launched its touchless “Dough Raiser” program to raise some dough for those … [More]

Reserve Board Expanding Scope and Eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program

Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced it is expanding the scope and eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program. As part of its broad effort to support the economy, the Federal Reserve developed the Main Street Lending Program to help credit flow to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic. When the initial … [More]

Look to the Skies on Friday to Honor Arizona’s Frontline COVID-19 Responders

Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base will be doing a flyover to honor Arizona's frontline COVID-19 responders.  The flyover will include 15 aircraft from the 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing, along with the Arizona Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing. This special tribute will begin at approximately 3:10pm and last for 50 minutes. Map below of the route: … [More]

OFFER: The Mighty PC Offering Discounted Laptops and Free Delivery

The Mighty PC

Founded by computer teachers Ken and Linda Chan, The Mighty PC has been providing discounted refurbished laptops to families, schools and businesses throughout the Valley since 2011. To support those in the community impacted by stay at home orders due to COVID-19, the company is offering curbside pickup, free delivery to homes and offices, or pickup by appointment at their … [More]

The Phoenix Employment Scene, Now and Next

by Allen Plunkett

Business leaders in Phoenix are responding to the current job market by supporting, helping, advising, connecting and encouraging each other. These leaders range from entrepreneurs and small-business owners or managers to company directors and include people who are seen as thought leaders or front-line employers in the markets that we serve. These could be small restaurant … [More]

In a Time of Uncertainty, Understanding Risk Is Essential to Business Survival

by T.W. Lewis

Today, more than ever, business leaders and entrepreneurs are functioning in a world that is full of uncertainty. These executives need to clearly understand the difference between what is certain and what is not, in order to identify which risks are worth taking and which to avoid. Many years ago, when I started my own Phoenix-based real estate company, I took on millions … [More]

Dental Benefits Co. Providing $500,000 COVID-19 Aid to Arizona’s Health Centers

Delta Dental of Arizona

Community health centers across Arizona are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide care for underserved and uninsured populations. As a healthcare partner and the largest dental benefits provider in the state, we continually reinforce the connection between oral health and overall health. To help support these patients in this unprecedented time, Delta Dental of … [More]

WEBINAR: Kaplan Professional Launches ‘The Remote Ready Webinar Series’

Kaplan Professional

Kaplan Professional announced today the launch of "The Remote Ready Webinar Series," seven one-hour webinars that cover key topics that will help managers and organizations acquire the skills needed to overcome the current workplace business challenges due to COVID-19. Webinar topic list The Socially Distant Office—Remote Working Explore the challenges of working … [More]

3.8 Million Jobless Claims Last Week for a Six-Week Total of over 30 Million

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending April 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 3,839,000, a decrease of 603,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 15,000 from 4,427,000 to 4,442,000. The 4-week moving average was5,033,250, a decrease of 757,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

D-Backs Continue Raffle during Throwback Games on Fox Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and FOX Sports Arizona have donated nearly $20,000 to local community funds during the first two weeks of the 50/50 Raffle, which includes the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation matching gift. The first two Raffle winners included a local firefighter and healthcare industry worker. The 50/50 Raffle, supported by Arizona Lottery, will continue … [More]