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]