$350,000 from AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund to Support Domestic Violence Shelters and Services

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $350,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to 27 organizations in Arizona that provide shelter or support services to victims of domestic violence. The funds will be used to provide basic supplies, virtual services, transportation, medical exams, and adequate space for families in need of shelter while adhering to social … [More]

Be Alert About SBA Loan Email Phishing Scams

by Keith A. Bluestein, SBA Chief Information Officer

In the wake of emergency assistance available to help small businesses in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the SBA is urging disaster loan applicants seeking federal aid to be alert to phishing campaigns and scams. These malicious actors are impersonating the SBA and its Office of Disaster Assistance to collect personally identifiable information (PII) for … [More]

Pandemics, Politics and the Impact of Women in Leadership Roles


Despite enormous strides in business, government and other areas, women don’t always get the respect men do for their leadership abilities, even when they can boast greater accomplishments. But the combination of a pandemic, a recession and an election that 2020 brought could be the impetus for changing the way people view women and their leadership styles, a development … [More]

Health Insurance, Labor, and Taxes Remain Top Issues for Small Business Owners, Says Study


Many top concerns, including the cost of health insurance, labor, and taxes, remain constant despite economic conditions, according to the 2020 NFIB Problems and Priorities Survey. The data, collected just prior to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, reflects owners’ views four years into one of the largest U.S. economic expansions. “Although the government shutdowns … [More]

REIT Acquires Two New Hotel Properties in Tempe

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. announced the opening and acquisition of the new 105-room Hyatt House and 154-room Hyatt Place in Tempe, Arizona, for a gross purchase price of approximately $64.6 million, or approximately $249,000 per key “We are pleased to enhance the diversification of our portfolio with the acquisition of these newly developed Hotels in the dynamic … [More]

Child Care Grant Program for Licensed Providers during COVID-19 Pandemic Announced

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today​ a Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program to provide more than $47 million of financial assistance to licensed child care providers to help cover costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance will support Arizona’s child care network, help providers to stay open or reopen, supplement the … [More]

‘Smart’ Traffic Lights Improve Driving Experience, Reducing Commute


Reducing delays through “smart” traffic lights should make for an easier commute for drivers in Phoenix. California-based NoTraffic, the company behind the world’s first autonomous traffic management platform, will install its technology at intersections in Greater Phoenix located on Glendale Avenue between Central and SR 51 on August 17, 2020. The system is being validated … [More]

New Community Health Center to Increase Access to Health Care for South Phoenix and Laveen Communities

Valleywise Health

Exceptional health care for South Phoenix and Laveen families is now more convenient than ever with Valleywise Health’s new state-of-the-art community health center at 35th Avenue and Southern Avenue. The Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen will open its doors to patients Monday, August 17. The new facility is conveniently located in the heart of Laveen … [More]