Survey: 49% of Minority Small Businesses Can’t Afford December Rent

Alignable

Based on the latest Alignable Rent Poll, the ability of small businesses to pay their full rent in December continues to decline, as more COVID-related shutdowns occur. Overall, 35% of small business owners reported that they couldn't make rent this month (up 3% from 32% in November). And for minority-owned businesses, the struggle is even more pronounced: nearly half … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 17: Prop 207: How to Prepare Your Workplace for Recreational Marijuana

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Proposition 207 has passed in Arizona...What does that mean for you and your business? Employers Council Attorney Glenn Pelster, Esq. will discuss the impact of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, (Prop 207), on Arizona employers. This webinar will not only outline employers' obligations under Arizona's marijuana and drug testing statutes, but will identify effective strategies … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 29: I-9 Compliance & Impacts of COVID-19

Basic

I-9 audits are on the rise! In today’s climate, any mistake pertaining to your I-9 process can lead to costly government fines. Compliance is essential. Attorney Alejandro Pérez will conduct a seminar on the I-9 process, form basics, and managing with remote workers: Record-keeping requirements E-verify Re-verification Issues surrounding remote employees … [More]

$1 Million In COVID-19 Relief Allocated to Chambers of Commerce

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the recipients of a competitive $1 million grant program allocated to chambers of commerce across the state to implement or expand initiatives that support small businesses and accelerate local economic recovery. The grant dollars come from the Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established last month by Governor … [More]

Leading Nonprofit CRM & Fundraising Platform Virtuous Acquires RaiseDonors

Virtuous

Phoenix-based Virtuous, the world's leading responsive fundraising platform for nonprofits, announced it has acquired RaiseDonors, the rapid-growth online fundraising platform. With RaiseDonors, Virtuous will further enable nonprofits to deliver highly personalized and responsive giving experiences for their donors at scale and underscores the company’s deep-seated commitment … [More]

APS Advances Toward 100% Clean Energy Commitment

Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is taking more steps to deliver on its commitment to serve one of the fastest-growing service territories in the country with 100% clean energy by 2050. APS issued two requests for proposals (RFP) — one to acquire both renewable energy and additional peaking capacity resources, and the other to install more battery energy storage at two … [More]

Survey: Nearly 70% of Americans Will Not Travel for Christmas

American Hotel & Lodging Association

A recent national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that nearly two-thirds (69%) of Americans will not travel for Christmas. With a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the CDC recommending that Americans do not travel over the holiday season and new stay-at-home orders in place in states across the country, the holiday season will … [More]

Survey: What Workers Want Is Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Leave

Unum Group

The top three perks workers want from their employers have to do with time away from the office, according to new research from employee benefits provider Unum Group. Paid time off, flexibility or remote working options, and paid family leave are the top non-insurance employee benefits among U.S. workers. Time off tops the list Despite less travel due to COVID-19, paid … [More]

New Research Identifies the Top 10 Careers and Soft Skills for Remote Jobs

FlexJobs

Given the strong, growing interest in the remote job marketplace, FlexJobs has identified the top career categories offering the most remote jobs since the start of the pandemic. In order to better prepare candidates interested in pursuing these promising remote careers, FlexJobs has teamed with PAIRIN, the trusted technology partner to today’s leading workforce programs, … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 16: Covid-19 End-of-Year Q&A with Beth Milito & Holly Wade

NFIB

Join NFIB’s PPP and COVID-19 experts, Beth Milito and Holly Wade, as they answer questions about: PPP forgiveness, including the latest from banks on the timing of application and acceptance COVID-19 updates and compliance resources for small business owners Congressional outlook for 2021, including 2nd PPP and extended COVID-19 paid leave CDC updates and state … [More]