July Commercial Chapter 11s Increase 52% over Last Year, Total Filings Down 33%

Rick McCartney

Total commercial chapter 11 filings in July 2020 increased 52 percent from the previous year, according to data provided by Epiq. Commercial chapter 11 filings totaled 643 in July 2020, expanding from the July 2019 total of 423. Conversely, total commercial filings decreased 17 percent in July 2020, as the 2,768 filings were down from the 3,314 commercial filings registered in … [More]

Network to Feature Arizona-Based Scooter Co. in Upcoming Docuseries

Phat Scooters

Phat Scooters, an Arizona based manufacturer of recreational and commercial electric scooters, founded by two former University of Arizona Athletes, has entered into a six-episode agreement with five-year distribution rights Exclusive to Media Streaming Service Crackle, a partnership between Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment & Sony Picture, to produce a docuseries … [More]

First Commercial Buildings in Downtown Phoenix to Install Advanced Air Systems to Effectively Reduce Airborne Bacteria and Viruses

arallel Capital Partners, Inc.

With safety concerns amid the COVID-19 outbreak mounting, San Diego-based Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. has implemented stringent safety protocols at two Phoenix high rises, including the installation of state-of-the-art Plasma Air sterilization systems at both One Arizona Center and One North Central. According to Matt Root, CEO and managing partner of Parallel Capital … [More]

Leadership Group Selects Nearly 100 Arizona Participants for First-Ever ‘Ready Together’ Program

Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership announced members of its first-ever Ready Together program, a completely virtual program designed to mobilize Arizonans to make an impact in the face of coronavirus. The cohort was selected from a diverse cross-section of industries ranging from health care, housing and food security to jobs and education, including front line workers, teachers, corporate and … [More]

WEBINARS – Aug 11, 18 and 25: 3-week Intensive Program Focused on Pandemic and Economic Recovery

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s Business Innovation and Strategy Council is offering a 3-week intensive program focused on pandemic and economic recovery at no cost!* 90-minute classes will be led by experts in their field and are designed to give you a competitive advantage in the areas of marketing, customer acquisition, and HR. August 11th, 2:00 pm This class provides an essential … [More]

New Movement Launches to Help Drive More Local Spending, Reviving Main St. Economies


To help drive more progress in the recovery of all small businesses and their communities across the U.S. and Canada, Alignable.com is launching #MyMoneyStaysLocal today. #MyMoneyStaysLocal is a grassroots movement encouraging business owners and community members alike to spend more money on purchases close to home. The movement was created to raise awareness of how … [More]

Email Editing: Tips to Ensure Your Message Is Not Missed

by Dr. Julie Miller

“We are going to have a sales contest this month. The winners will get to enter next month’s contest and will have the honor to continue working with me!” It was supposed to be a joke. Frank loved to joke with people, but he usually stayed away from injecting humor into his writing, especially at work. Today was different; he thought the team could use a chuckle. He added … [More]

Nearly Half of People in the U.S. Have Not Participated in Remote Training Despite COVID-19 Remote Work Trend


Nearly half (43%) of people in the U.S. have not taken part in remote training this year, according to a new survey report from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform. This is surprising as many businesses and employees have been operating remotely since March because of COVID-19. A Clutch survey published in early April found that 66% of employees were working … [More]

What Do Consumers Want Now? The Data Knows

Mike Hunter

Sign up for or log into any social media platform and you will encounter suggested buying options based on your personal interests or previous buying history. There’s a reason for that. The market is a consumers’ market. Any company that wants the chance of long-term sustainability must know as much detailed information as possible about their ideal client or consumer, says … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 5 pasos para comenzar a vender sus servicios virtuales

por Edgar R. Olivo

¿Está explorando la idea de ofrecer un servicio virtual? ¿Tiene una experiencia que puede ayudar a alguien o una empresa? ¿Tiene alguna habilidad especial que otras empresas necesitan, como escribir, diseñar, vender o enseñar? Bienvenido al club. Este artículo es para usted. Establecer un servicio independiente es una excelente manera de diversificar sus ingresos, … [More]

5 Steps to Start Selling Your Freelance Virtual Services

by Edgar R. Olivo

Are you exploring the idea of offering a freelance virtual service? Do you have an expertise that can help someone or a business? Do you have any special skills that other businesses need, such as writing, designing, selling or teaching? Welcome to the club. This article is for you. Setting up a freelance service is a great way to diversify your income whether you … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 5: Economic Forecast – COVID-19 Impacts on Arizona’s Economy

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Join us for a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on Arizona’s economy and projections about our state’s economic recovery. Speaker: Dr. George W. Hammond is director of the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He has decades of experience analyzing and forecasting state and local economies. His … [More]