Arizona One of the First to Extend Unemployment Benefits, Per President’s Executive Order

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona is partnering with President Trump and his administration to extend unemployment benefits to nearly 400,000 Arizonans, making our state one of the first in the nation ready to make these benefits available to unemployment recipients. Under an executive order signed by President Trump last weekend, Arizonans are eligible to receive unemployment benefits of $540 a … [More]

Republic Services Announces Partnership with Nikola to Develop and Purchase 2,500 Electric Collection Trucks

Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced a partnership with Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) to develop and purchase 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks, representing the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification. The zero-emissions vehicles, which will have a range of 150 miles and recharge overnight, are expected to be integrated into … [More]

Survey: 84 Percent of U.S. Workers Blame Bad Managers for Creating Unnecessary Stress

Society for Human Resource Management

A new SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) survey affirms the workplace adage that employees leave managers, not companies, as 84 percent of U.S. workers say poorly trained managers create a lot of unnecessary work and stress. The survey of U.S. workers examined their perspective on how ill—or well-equipped—their supervisor(s) were to manage people, the most important … [More]

Benefits Co. Creates Video for Employers on Telemedicine

Benefit Commerce Group

Benefit Commerce Group, an Alera Group Company, has developed and distributed to its employer clients a short video that helps educate employees on telemedicine services available to them. As an employee benefits advisory and brokerage firm, Benefit Commerce Group (BCG) provides service and support to its clients to help them inform and educate their workforces about their … [More]

The ‘Musts’ to Make Meetings Safer in the Age of COVID-19

by Dr. Richard Arriviello

Large corporate meetings and industry events, so much a part of the American business ecosystem, remain on hold, have been postponed, or have been cancelled altogether. When they will happen again is anybody’s guess. COVID-19’s spikes in many states have prompted pauses and rollbacks to business re-openings and put large gatherings farther into the future. But at the same … [More]

‘Creatures and Monsters’ Exhibition Opens Online and at Scottsdale Civic Center Library

Scottsdale Public Art

“Creatures and Monsters,” an exhibition by Scottsdale Public Art featuring artists who explore the beasts of imagination, in now on display online and at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. This is the first new exhibition at the gallery since the library’s initial March closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition can … [More]

MIM Reopened! Welcoming the Community Back Safely to Enjoy the World’s Music

Musical Instrument Museum

Newest Display: New Roberta Flack Display in the Artist Gallery See the legendary singer and musician’s piano and stage outfit MIM’s newest display in the Artist Gallery pays tribute to Grammy Award–winning singer and musical icon Roberta Flack. Her body of work is acclaimed for its fusion of genres and soulful interpretation, with many of her songs topping the Billboard … [More]

Celebrate National Rum Day & Mai Tai Day at HULA’S Modern Tiki Aug. 14-16, 28-30

HULA'S Modern Tiki

Celebrate National Rum Day & Mai Tai Day at HULA'S Modern Tiki Aug. 14-16 Plus, why just celebrate for one day when HULA'S is celebrating both National Rum Day (8/16) and National Mai Tai Day (8/30) with a full weekend of featured drinks Who:        Food & drink reporters, Valley tiki fans and anyone else interested celebrating with some refreshing tropical … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 18 and 21: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS   Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 71: TUESDAY - August 18 | 9:00 AM The Five Pillars of Digital Success Hear from IntraEdge Technology on ways to put your best digital food forward. Learn the five pillars of digital … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 25: Update from Allister Adel, Maricopa County’s First Female County Attorney

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) is the third largest public prosecutorial agency in the nation, serving nearly four million residents in the fourth largest county in the U.S. In addition to handling all felony prosecutions in Maricopa County and misdemeanor filings in the county’s justice court system, the office also provides civil legal services to all county … [More]