WEBINAR – Dec 9: Restaurant Relief Session

Arizona Commerce Authority

Increase Profits by Leveraging Temporary Expansion of Premises for Outdoor Dining. During this restaurant relief session, a diverse group of industry experts and city officials will discuss how to temporarily expand your premises to provide outdoor seating for food and alcohol consumption. Speakers from the Arizona Restaurant Association, the League of Arizona Cities and … [More]

Partnership Results in Urgent Care Services for Arizona Patients Under Co-Branded Name


HonorHealth and FastMed Urgent Care announce that their joint venture transaction to manage 30 existing Arizona urgent care clinics is complete, and the clinics will now be operating under the co-branded name HonorHealth FastMed Urgent Care. In September, the two healthcare organizations announced their intention to form a joint venture to improve access in the Phoenix and … [More]

Cox Supports The Salvation Army in Arizona with a $150K Holiday Donation

Cox Communications

The Salvation Army has stepped up to ensure Arizona families negatively impacted by COVID-19 receive critical support through emergency food for seniors and families in need; rent and utilities assistance; PPE, sanitizing products and hygiene kits; toys for kids; and emotional and spiritual support. In fact, The Salvation Army expects to serve 155 percent more people nationwide … [More]

Shopping Centers Continue to Expand Leasing Portfolio Despite COVID-19 Pandemic


Three of Vestar’s East Valley shopping centers will welcome several new tenants in late 2020 and early 2021. Vestar, a nationally recognized shopping center management, leasing and development operator, has continued to expand its leasing portfolio despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crossroads Towne Center, located at 3757 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, will add F45 … [More]

New Village Medical at Walgreens Clinics to Open in Arizona, Texas and Florida


Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD announced plans to open the next 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of summer 2021. The first markets for expansion include areas of Houston, El Paso and Austin, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., and Orlando, Fla. The first new locations outside of Houston will open in the Phoenix area starting Dec. 14, … [More]

In Tough Times for the Unemployed, Franchising Might Be Their Answer

By Chris Buitron

With millions unemployed and numerous industries struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, some people who are out of work are considering a new career. As positions dwindle in the fields they are familiar with, people are finding themselves forced to go outside their area of experience. And for some, that Plan B could be a blessing in disguise. Owning a franchise has … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Las pequeñas empresas necesitan nuestra ayuda Cómo apoyar a las empresas locales durante esta temporada navideña

por Edgar R. Olivo

A estas alturas, probablemente haya escuchado muchas noticias sobre cómo la pandemia está aplastando la economía, especialmente afectando más a las pequeñas empresas locales. Las pequeñas empresas han tenido problemas durante la pandemia de coronavirus, pero sus propietarios esperan que las compras navideñas aumenten sus ventas. Viviana O. inició su negocio de pestañas, JV … [More]

Small Businesses Need Our Help Here’s How to Support Local Businesses During This Holiday Season

by Edgar R. Olivo

By now you have probably heard many news stories about how the pandemic is crushing the economy, particularly hitting local small businesses the hardest. Small businesses have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, but their owners hope the holiday shopping will boost their sales. Viviana O. started her business, JV Beauty Lashes, at the start of this year, just before … [More]

New Report Reveals the Impact of the Pandemic and Racial Justice Crises on Employers and Employees


A majority of business leaders consider positive corporate culture important, but employees disagree that their employers are committed to that philosophy, according to a report from Bentley University's Center for Women and Business (CWB). The report, Workplace Inclusion – Nurturing a Culture of Care and Belonging, highlights relevant research and interviews with thought … [More]

What Happens to the Home and Economy when Women Leave the Workforce?


The pandemic-induced recession forced many women to drop out of the workforce, with research showing they were much more likely than men to give up jobs so they could take care of children when schools went online. The consequences of these decisions may go beyond each individual, though. “They could have large repercussions for the economy, the home, and society as a … [More]