Schools: Arizona Department of Health Services Releases School Benchmarks

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

With the health of students, teachers, and staff as their top priority, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) have partnered in the development of guidance to support the safe reopening of in-person learning in Arizona schools. Per Governor Ducey’s June 23 Executive Order, Arizona: Open for Learning, ADHS has … [More]

Restaurant Group Ensures Safety and Guidance with Triage Co. Services

Company Nurse LLC

Arizona-based restaurant group Pita Jungle utilizes local business Company Nurse LLC, the premier nurse triage and reporting service for workplace injuries, to further protect their employees, customers and vendors from COVID-19 exposures with Company Nurse's COVID-19 digital screening solution and triage guidance service. Company Nurse’s new service provides employees with … [More]

Arizona Launches Program To Assist Rental Property Owners

Arizona Department of Housing

Applications for Arizona's Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund, providing assistance to rental property owners across the state who are facing a loss of rental income due to COVID-19, opened today.  Governor Doug Ducey announced $5 million for this Fund last month. All applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the entire amount is awarded. About The Rental … [More]

New Partnership Launched to Deliver Online and Blended K-12 Learning in Arizona

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

A new, $7.5 million partnership will help the state’s K-12 teachers deliver quality instruction and support for online and blended learning environments as Arizona grapples with the challenges of starting a school year during a global pandemic. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, Helios Education Foundation and Arizona State … [More]

WEBINARS – Aug 10, 11 and 14: 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 68: MONDAY - August 10 | 9:00 AM Maximizing Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Join us for a session focused on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Exceed 1 Million for 20th Straight Week

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending August 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claimswas 1,186,000, a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 1,434,000 to 1,435,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,337,750, a decrease of 31,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

WEBINAR – Aug 13: Best Practices in the New Era of Dining Out


Industry Leaders Come Together to Convene Discussion on State of the Hospitality Industry SipScience, a national data analytics hospitality company for consumers, bars, and restaurants will convene a Webinar via Zoom from 11:00am-12:00pm CT to review the findings of its latest data research: Restaurant/Bar Activity and COVID-19 and discuss Best Practices in the New Era of … [More]

Strong HR Practices Will Help Ride through Tough Times

Companies that have built strong employee relationships are likely to be best placed to ride out the economic storm created by COVID-19, researchers found. The World Bank is predicting the pandemic will cause the worst global recession since the Second World War, with unemployment expected to rise to its highest level since 1965. Experts found that organizations with … [More]

Ignite the Masses, Lead with Compassion

Morgan James Publishing's new release, international bestseller Light a Fire in Their Hearts: The Truth About Leadership, by Lisa Anna Palmer, engages aspiring leaders, managers, and executives with research driven principles and deeply personal lessons. Lisa Anna Palmer has written a contemporary leadership book for an era that demands strong and compassionate leadership. A … [More]

The Hidden Impact of Remote Work during the Pandemic

Center for Generational Kinetics

Remote work in the time of the pandemic is having unexpected impacts across America — and different impacts for each generation. A new, national study by global research firm, The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), reveals that trust, expectations of leaders, and future employment expectations have been deeply affected in this time of remote work. The discoveries from … [More]

21% of Employees Are Tracked with Employee Monitoring Software; Executives Believe It’s Bad for Morale, HR Departments & Millennials Disagree


Only 21% of employees say their employer tracks them with employee monitoring software, according to new data from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Searches for employee monitoring software have skyrocketed as a result of COVID-19, leading businesses to weigh the pros and cons of using software to track their employees' productivity. Nearly half of employees … [More]

How an Integrated Life (Not a Balanced One) Is Key to Work Satisfaction

In a world where working from home, family, recreation, faith and other factors compete for our time, people speak about the need to seek a “balanced life.” But maybe “balance” is the wrong goal. “The concept of being in ‘balance’ has the potential to set us up for immediate failure,” says Michael Sipe, author of The AVADA Principle and founder of the consulting firm 10x … [More]

Coronavirus Leads to More Use of Contactless Credit Cards and Mobile Payments Despite Cost and Security Concerns

National Retail Federation

With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Health experts say there is no clear evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by cash or credit … [More]

Uptown Phoenix’s First Boutique Hotel to Open Labor Day Weekend


Now accepting reservations, and featuring high-tech safety protocols, ARRIVE Phoenix invites visitors and locals alike to explore its gorgeous open-air design and gracious home-grown hospitality when Uptown Phoenix's first-ever neighborhood hotel opens this September. Scheduled to greet its first guests on Friday, September 4-who will enjoy exclusive pre-opening rates starting … [More]