Survey: Federal Government Receives Failing Grade on COVID-19 Response, Arizona Ranks Last


Thumbtack, the app that helps local professionals and customers find each other, today announced results from its 2020 Small Business Friendliness Survey. In its 9th year, this survey represents the largest continuous study in the U.S. of small business perceptions on government policy. Last month, more than 2,400 small business owners nationwide evaluated federal, state, … [More]

High Tech App Partners with Healthcare Co. to Optimize Services for Substance Use


axialHealthcare recently announced a new partnership with Health Choice Arizona to offer care optimization services that support providers, patients, and families as they navigate substance use issues. axialHealthcare’s comprehensive risk to recovery platform identifies opioid and polypharmacy-related patient safety concerns, engages and assists providers who care for members … [More]

Digital Real Estate Closing Co. Expands into Arizona


Endpoint, the leading digital real estate closing company and subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, today announced its expansion into the Arizona real estate market, providing a simplified home closing experience to all major metro areas, including Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, and adding to their existing Southern California and Washington state footprint. … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona Named One of the State’s Top Employers for Healthy Living

Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona understands that fostering a culture of healthy living promotes employee happiness, loyalty and productivity. The state’s top dental insurer goes above and beyond with employee wellness initiatives to help employees maintain their physical, mental and financial well-being. They have now been recognized for the fourth year in a row by Healthy Arizona … [More]

Residential Mortgage Loan Co. Lands in Tempe, 600 Jobs Planned

Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing

Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (SMS) is pleased to announce that the company has established operations in Tempe, with plans to create 600 new jobs by the end of 2020. SMS is America’s 5th-largest non-bank mortgage servicer and has operations in Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, and Jacksonville, FL. In July 2019, SMS’ parent corporation, New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: … [More]

Healthcare Co. Improves Citizens’ Access to Care for Underserved, Uninsured Arizonans

Terros Health

He visited a primary care doctor for the first time in his adult life. She received routine medical care, along with treatment for two behavioral health conditions – depression and anxiety. These are among the Arizonans whose lives have been positively impacted by Community Health Centers. It is National Community Health Center Week, and Terros Health stands with … [More]

New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility for Dynamic Scooter Co.

Cushman & Wakefield

Phat Scooters, a leader in Neighborhood Electric Vehicle manufacturing, will soon be opening a new headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company signed a long-term lease for a 44,162-square-foot industrial/flex building located at 3637 E Miami Ave. in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport submarket. Phat Scooters is relocating and significantly expanding its operation from its … [More]

COVID-19 Stories: Starting a Business during COVID

by Stefanie Lerner

Encore Creative was my pride and joy. I joined what was then known as Encore Entertainment in 2002. It was already a successful Arizona entertainment event production company, but in 2014 I took the reins and began leading the company. Through the years, we built a great scenic shop to fabricate one-of-a-kind set pieces, a cast of stellar entertainers and artists, and grew from … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 6 pasos para cerrar su negocio con gracia y empezar de nuevo

por Edgar R. Olivo

Cerrar un negocio es una de las experiencias más estresantes, emocional y económicamente agotadoras que muchos emprendedores tienen que enfrentar. Hay muchas razones por las que un empresario tendrá que cerrar y, a veces, los planes no siempre funcionan de la manera que imaginamos. Considerando el estado de nuestra salud pública y clima económico, ahora más que nunca, las … [More]

6 Steps to Close Your Business Gracefully & Start Over

by Edgar R. Olivo

Closing a business is one of the most stressful, emotionally and financially draining experiences many entrepreneurs have to face. There are many reasons why a business owner will have to shut down, and sometimes plans do not always work the way we envisioned. Considering the state of our public health and economic climate, now more than ever, businesses are facing the … [More]

Local Credit Union Launches Local Artist, Local Causes Debit Card to Benefit Local Community

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Giving back to the community has never been easier as Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today the launch of its newest community-focused debit card, the Local Artist, Local Causes Visa® debit card. Local artist Jon Arvizu created the design for the debit card, and every time a cardholder makes a purchase with the card, Arizona Federal will make a donation to a community … [More]

Consumer Prices Jump Again in July, Rebounding from Pandemic Lows, Up 0.6%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.0 percent before seasonal adjustment. The gasoline index continued to rise in July after increasing sharply in June and … [More]

AvAir Named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” List


AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” list for a third year. AvAir’s three-year revenue growth of 106.36% earned the company a ranking of 3501 out of 5000 of the fastest growing companies in the nation. The list, which ranks 5,000 companies by their three-year … [More]

Bank Strengthens Commitment to “Banking for Good” through Its COVID-19 Response Efforts


FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” announced the achievement of a major milestone — deposit balances surpassed $20 billion for the first time in company history. The bank enters the second half of the year in a strong financial position and plans to continue monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 situation while supporting … [More]