Suns Begin the 2020-21 Season Without Fans at the Phoenix Suns Arena

The health and safety of our community, staff and players are of the highest priority for the Phoenix Suns organization.  Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership has worked with the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the NBA to develop and implement the health and safety protocols that are necessary to commence play … [More]

Home Equity Reaches Record Highs: Homeowners Gained Over $1 Trillion in Equity in Q3 2020, Says Report


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the Home Equity Report for the third quarter of 2020. The report shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63% of all properties) have seen equity increase by 10.8% year over year, representing a collective equity gain of $1 trillion, and an … [More]

Critical Steps to Building Your Greater Phoenix Business in 2021

by Rick McCartney

2021 is a time for all businesses to rebuild and do so in a way that can truly empower our companies and profitability. Not only have we as business owners been through a lot in 2020, so have our customers. So, reaching out to them to do business is not just about building our own businesses back, but also about creating products that will be useful and cost-effective in this … [More]

Devour Week Will Turn into a Devour Weekend and Offer a COVID-Conscious Dining Experience

Devour Phoenix

From the comfort of your own home, grab a seat and get ready to Devour At Home, an experience fit for the times featuring a delicious, family-style meal from the culinary leaders who have worked tirelessly to establish Arizona as a sought-after dining destination. Local First Arizona is bringing back one of the most anticipated events in the Valley in 2021 for a weekend of … [More]

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Selects Leadership Development Curriculum to Elevate Leadership Excellence in 2,000 Plus North American Hoteliers

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Selects Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) and FranklinCovey, a global performance improvement firm, announced today that BWHR has selected FranklinCovey’s “gold standard” leadership development curriculum to assist in further elevating leadership excellence in its General Managers at more than 2,000 properties across North America. The … [More]

HonorHealth Teams Up with OODA Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona to Expand Patient Access

OODA Health, a healthcare technology company focused on empowering patients and providers with real-time healthcare payments, today announced a collaboration between HonorHealth, OODA Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) to bring the popular OODAPay healthcare billing system to all BCBSAZ members receiving care from HonorHealth. HonorHealth is a leading … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Up Sharply as COVID-19 Cases Rise to Record Numbers

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending December 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 853,000, an increase of 137,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 4,000 from 712,000 to 716,000. The 4-week moving average was 776,000, an increase of 35,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 15 and 17: 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 106: TUESDAY - December 15 | 9:00 AM How To Increase Your Google and Yelp Search Rankings Join us for a digital marketing session, featuring the SEO experts at LocalFi marketing agency. Learn how to … [More]

CPI for Urban Areas up 0.2%, Demonstrating Slow Growth Ahead

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was … [More]