Mesa Launches Series of Themed Vacation Packages, Arizonans Get Discounts

Visit Mesa

Starting Sept. 1, Visit Mesa will launch a series of themed vacation packages as part of their new Escape to Mesa campaign targeted to area locals and statewide residents. The tourism marketing organization partnered with the City of Mesa’s Economic Development team on the new outreach aimed at reopening the city’s tourism industry for visitors. Escape to Mesa vacation packages … [More]

Arizona Taking Action to Prepare for Dual COVID-19, Influenza Epidemics

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

As Arizona continues efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, state health agencies and the Governor’s Office are partnering with health care providers and businesses to prepare for the upcoming flu season. Governor Doug Ducey today was joined by leaders representing hospitals, pharmacies, doctors, nurses, public health, universities and more to announce a plan of action … [More]

Their Take: Dow Revolution – Looking to the Future

by Aaron Warby

The committee charged with the management of the Dow Jones Industrial Index Fund has recently announced that it will change out three stocks (XOM Exxon Mobile Corp., PFE Pfizer Inc., and RTX Raytheon Technology Corp.) for three new stocks (CRM Inc., AMGN AMGEN Inc., HON Honeywell International Inc.) This kind of change up in the Dow line-up hasn’t been done … [More]

Report: State of Hotel Industry 6 Months into COVID-19, Layoffs and Lowest Occupancy

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released an analysis on the economic and human struggle of the hotel industry six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of employees still furloughed or laid off and travel demand lagging far behind normal levels. Key findings of the report include: Four out of 10 hotel employees are still not working. … [More]

Major Bank Branch Opening Near CityScape in Downtown Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase

A new Chase branch will open on September 1 in the CityScape area, the popular downtown hub in Phoenix. Chase recently opened a new branch in Scottsdale and continues to build new branches throughout Arizona, while this is the first new branch added to the downtown network in years. Branches are the heart of the company because they allow a connection with customers at … [More]

Consumer Monday: Amazon Halo and Amazon Halo Band – A New Service that Helps Customers Improve Their Health and Wellness

Amazon introduced Amazon Halo, a new service dedicated to helping customers improve their individual health and wellness. Amazon Halo combines a suite of AI-powered health features that provide actionable insights into overall wellness via the new Amazon Halo app with the Amazon Halo Band, which uses multiple advanced sensors to provide the highly accurate information necessary … [More]

New Report Highlights 20 Steps the U.S. and the West Should Take to Win the Economic Competition against China

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be the most disruptive force of the year, and climate change is likely to produce some of the most sweeping societal disruptions of the 21st century—but in the mid-horizon, it is the rise of China that constitutes the most significant global business disruptor of the decade, according to a new report released today by the Information … [More]

Auto Repair Co. Expands Phoenix Footprint with Addition of Three Stores  

Sun Devil Auto

With Labor Day weekend upon us, Phoenix-area residents looking to prepare their vehicles for traditional holiday road trips will have three new Sun Devil Auto locations to choose from beginning September 1. The Sun Devil Auto brand, whose rich history of serving vehicle owners in greater Phoenix spans more than 40 years, today announced plans to open three additional … [More]

Personal Income Increased 0.4% in July, Impacted by Spread of COVID-19

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Personal income increased $70.5 billion (0.4 percent) in July according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $39.9 billion (0.2 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $267.6 billion (1.9 percent). Real DPI decreased 0.1 percent in July and Real PCE increased 1.6 percent (tables 5 … [More]

Bank Partners with Hispanic-Owned Businesses to Provide Freebies All Month Long during Hispanic Heritage Celebration


FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with its annual “Fiesta Friday” campaign during the month of September. A tradition the bank plans to continue despite the pandemic's impact on communities across the country. FirstBank has partnered with What A Sub to provide one … [More]