Homebuilder Celebrates National Build Joy Day for those Affected by Pandemic

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Beyond building homes, Taylor Morrison is committed to cultivating communities. For the fourth consecutive holiday season, the nation's fifth largest homebuilder and developer, asked team members for ideas on how to 'Build Joy' in their local communities, and today, is spreading these efforts even further with the launch of its inaugural National Build Joy Day on December … [More]

BBB Business Tip: How to Host a Virtual Holiday Party

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Social distancing requirements are tightening up once again, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t host a fun holiday party. Virtual office parties are an excellent way to bring staff and their families together in a safe and meaningful way, at a time when social connections are more important than ever before. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest shares the … [More]

High-End Retail Space Reveals Design Details & New Amenities for Residents

Epicenter

Epicenter, the high-end, vertically integrated mixed-use community and retail destination in the heart of Agritopia®, is progressing on schedule with construction since its groundbreaking in January. The development is slated to welcome residents in the fall of 2021. The multi-family units feature state-of-the-art amenities and thoughtfully curated design details that will … [More]

Rx Co. Launches Free Same-Day Prescription Delivery in Phoenix

NowRx

NowRx Pharmacy, a technology-enabled pharmacy that provides same-day and same-hour delivery of prescription medications, today announced its official launch in Arizona, serving the fast-growing Phoenix metropolitan area. NowRx’s proprietary pharmacy software and last-mile logistics now provide residents with free same-day delivery, or $5 same-hour delivery, of medications … [More]

Small Business Owners Remain Uncertain After Election

NFIB

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 2.6 points in November to 101.4 but remains well above the 47-year historical average reading of 98. Six of the 10 Index components declined and four increased. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased 8 points to 90, still a historically high reading. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next 6 months declined 19 … [More]

Charitable Trust Far Exceeds Grantmaking Annual Average With $27.7 Million Awarded so Far in the Year of COVID-19

About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The end of a tumultuous 2020 brings forecasts of continued public health, economic, and social stresses in the new year. It’s abundantly clear that meeting this ongoing moment, filled with extraordinary challenges for individuals and communities, means doing more than the usual, and it often means doing things differently. Here’s what responsiveness looks like at Virginia G. … [More]

Hiring Outlooks Continue to Improve For Q1, Though Pre-Pandemic Hiring Levels Will Take Longer to Return

ManpowerGroup

Employers in the U.S. report steadily improving hiring plans for Q1 according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 6,700 employers. The survey reveals employers are shifting their HR priorities for the long-term as a result of the pandemic with employee health & wellbeing, manager coaching and upskilling front and center for HR leaders. Key … [More]

Congress to Award $530 Million Grant for South Central Extension/Downtown Hub

Valley Metro

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Friday announced its intent to award $528,830,295 for the construction of the 5.5-mile South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project, connecting South Phoenix to the regional rail system. These funds constitute nearly 40 percent of the total project cost and follow two prior allocations that have contributed to the full grant … [More]

Managed Services Provider Shares Its Top Security Industry Predictions for 2021

Rick McCartney

Interface Security Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, today shared its top predictions for the physical security industry. 1 . 2021: Slow beginning followed by biggest demand shock 2021 could prove to be almost as turbulent for the security … [More]

Even in a Pandemic, Demand for Homes Remains Robust

inbusinessPHX.com

The coronavirus crisis has led to a surge in joblessness and economic uncertainty, but interest in homeownership across the country remains as strong as it was before the pandemic, according to the latest national index by professors at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index determines whether consumers … [More]

How to Keep Your Culture Thriving Outside the Office during COVID

inbusinessPHX.com

Despite the economic havoc COVID-19 caused, the work culture of some companies has stayed solid. But amid big changes and continuing uncertainties, that foundational element of business is an ongoing concern for many heading into 2021. The massive shift to remote work on a regular basis dramatically changed how companies interact internally, and some have adjusted better … [More]

Actually, It Is You: Why Customers Dump You and How to Avoid Risk-Taking Mistakes

by Kate Zabriskie

Do any of these sound familiar: The lawn service had to go. I used them for over 15 years, and by the last season, my lawn looked terrible. The spring seeding didn’t take, nutsedge and wiregrass consumed half the yard, and they just kept spraying chemicals. I wish somebody had just told me the yard needed grub killer, more topsoil, and organic material. I would have done it. … [More]