Their Take: Three Secrets to Surviving (and Thriving) in a Hard-Hit Pandemic Economy

In a normally functioning economy, subtle market challenges can make or break a business. In the dire economic climate of 2020, IZO Spirits Founder Gaston Martinez proved the mettle of his brand by leaning on a team mindset and his community-focused roots. A Mexican native and Mezcal connoisseur, Martinez established IZO to share with the world the historically smooth flavor of … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Feb 16: AZCREW Commercial Real Estate Outlook of Northwest Valley


Phoenix. Glendale. Peoria. Surprise. Four of the top 10 largest cities in Arizona are forging a future as the Valley’s newest advanced industry corridor. AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, will present “Commercial Real Estate Outlook – Northwest Valley” in a virtual event on Feb. 16, … [More]

Technologies Co. Relocates Headquarters, Plans Manufacturing Expansion in Chandler

Viavi Solutions Inc.

Viavi Solutions Inc. announced that its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona to support growing demand for its technologies. VIAVI also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. In preparation for this move, the … [More]

Covid-19 Saliva Testing Site Opening at Skysong in Scottsdale

Arizona State University

Arizona State University, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), is opening a new COVID-19 saliva testing site in south Scottsdale. SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will open a free, drive-thru public testing site beginning Tuesday, February 16. The SkySong site replaces a previous ASU and ADHS testing site at Phoenix Municipal … [More]

59% of Small Businesses Without Office Space Won’t Look for Any in 2021, Citing both the Financial Benefits and Improved Employee Satisfaction of Remote Work


More than half of small businesses (59%) currently without office space do not plan to acquire or lease real estate in 2021, saying that the benefits of remote work outweigh the costs of having an office, according to a new report from Clutch, the leading B2B research firm. Kevin Harrington is the CEO of Joblist, a job searching platform whose workforce has been entirely … [More]

Consumer Price Index Increases 0.3% in January, Gas Continues Its Rise at 7.4%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment. The gasoline index continued to increase, rising 7.4 percent in January and accounting for most … [More]

In Employee Compensation, You Get What You Pay For, Says Study

American Accounting Association

A study of more than 400 managers in a national hotel chain finds that the more those managers are compensated relative to their peers, the better their performance. Researchers argue that the results would hold true across industry sectors. "In many companies, employee performance is rewarded with bonuses – so companies pay for what they get out of each employee," says Jim … [More]

Allegiant Announces Phoenix-Mesa to San Diego Service Expansion


Allegiant announces 34 new nonstop routes, including Mesa to San Diego from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $39.* San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Mesa, Arizona via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) will begin May 27, 2021 with one-way fares as low as $39. * "As summer approaches, we … [More]

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