#AZGivesDa: Still Time to Give!

by Mike Hunter

How to Give: We urge you, as a company or as an individual, to give on Arizona Gives Day. By participating on this day, you connect or even reconnect with a nonprofit to support its cause and become a true supporter of all that is important in our community. #AZGiveDay Go Beyond Gives Day: We ask that you connect with your nonprofit, and we challenge you to choose one or more … [More]

Governor Halts Evictions for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order halting evictions in the state for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order also encourages commercial landlords to defer rent payments for small business tenants facing economic hardship due to COVID-19 and consider waiving all fees and … [More]

Coronavirus and the New American Economy

by Solomon Ali

The face of the American economy is forever changed by this coronavirus pandemic. In three weeks’ time, we've witnessed financially viable companies go into rapid freefall by the millions, starting with employees and trickling rapidly. Small to mid-sized businesses are laying off in record numbers, and there is no clear end in sight. With the spread of COVID-19, people are … [More]

HR Provider Integrity Outsource Pledging $50,000 to Help Arizona Small Businesses

Rick McCartney

Navigating changes in the federal and state legislative climate is daunting amidst the ever changing COVID-19 environment. With the HR landscape changing daily, Integrity Outsource, a leading HR services firm, announced today that they are pledging a total of $50,000 in free HR outsource services to help struggling Arizona businesses whose operations have been affected by the … [More]

Floratech Donates ‘Ounces of Prevention’

by Mike Hunter

As communities worldwide see heightened demand and a shortage of hand sanitizer, one locally based company has shifted gears to help with supply. Floratech, a company that produces botanical ingredients used by formulators of cosmetic and personal care products, decided early last month to start producing its own sanitizer and donate it to those who need it the most. This … [More]

Paramedics Students to Assist Valley Medical Professionals

Phoenix College

The apex of Coronavirus cases across Arizona has yet to be seen. However, in the coming weeks, doctors, nurses, and paramedics will be needed more than ever. With that knowledge in mind, The National Registry of EMT (NREMT) has issued a provisional certification, supported by the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of EMS Trauma Systems (AZDHS BEMSTS), so Phoenix … [More]

Phoenix College Provides Critical Donations for Personal Protection Equipment

Phoenix College

The number of Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Arizona and across the country. Those on the front lines are in dire need of personal protection equipment (PPE) as shortages of the most essential tools are becoming widespread. Phoenix College is doing its part to combat this problem by donating $8,000 worth of PPE’s from its Allied Health programs to local community … [More]

New Assistance Available To Support Arizona Small Businesses

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 have limited time to benefit from important benefits passed along with the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, small businesses can apply for 100% federally guaranteed loans for an amount up to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll expenses for the … [More]

MyTipLife.com Pledges Support for Tipped Workers Recently Affected by Job Loss

MyTipLife.com

MyTipLife.com recently set a program to share up to 50% of all net ad revenue received, with registered Tipped Employee members to help those affected by job loss – particularly during the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. Every month, MyTipLife.com will be reviewing uploaded videos and content, sharing that content and members' personal stories with special guest celebrities and … [More]

Cache Ventures Launches Tech Fund and Acquires LeadOwl

Rick McCartney

​​​​​​Cache Ventures, a bootstrapped venture studio in New York City, has announced a partnership with 360 Family Office and the launch of a private equity fund, kicking things off with its first acquisition, LeadOwl. Since 2013, Cache has been entirely self-funded. Founders Sean Heilweil and Jarrett Lusso began by building and launching Exit Monitor, which was acquired in … [More]