WEBINAR – Feb 16 and 18: 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 120: TUESDAY - February 16 | 9:00 AM How to Increase Your Probability of Success 10x Hear from Elite Entrepreneurs on how to increase your probability of success using their VitalSmarts … [More]

Arizona Chamber Names Interim President and CEO, Establishes Search for Successor

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry today announced that Garrick Taylor will serve as interim president and CEO of the organization effective February 18, 2021, the date of the Chamber’s next Executive Committee meeting. Current Chamber President and CEO Glenn Hamer is departing his position to become the next president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business … [More]

GoDaddy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer to Retire


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced that Nima Kelly, Chief Legal Officer, and Ray Winborne, Chief Financial Officer, plan to retire in 2021.  Both Kelly and Winborne will remain in their positions until successors have been named and will aid in the transitions. "Nima and Ray have both had immeasurable impact on GoDaddy, and their … [More]

Personalized Video Becomes Key B2B Marketing Tool; Increases Leads, ROI

Rick McCartney

Over 90% of online marketers today agree that video content is an essential part of the toolkit: it captures attention in a memorable way, heightens brand awareness, and helps drive purchases.(1) About the same percentage also agree that as online video has become ubiquitous, the level of competition and noise has increased substantially.(2) Partially as a consequence, says … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Slightly Decrease, Signalling Slow Growth as Covid-19 Cases Fall

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending February 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 793,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 33,000 from 779,000 to 812,000. The 4-week moving average was 823,000, a decrease of 33,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

SBA and Lenders Take More Steps to Improve Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration and lenders are taking more strides to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that small businesses can access much needed PPP funds to persevere through the pandemic, recover, and build back better. The Administration is working with the Agency to increase equitable access to underserved small businesses, to assure the integrity … [More]

6 Factors That Comprise a Company’s Culture

by Joel Patterson

“Corporate culture” is a buzz phrase that’s been going around for over a decade now, though the actual meaning behind this hot topic is often lost. A company’s culture goes far beyond celebrations, perks, and the office layout. In fact, it reaches the very core of a business. Here are six factors that comprise a company’s culture. Heritage and Vision Every business has an … [More]

Local Homebuilder Adapts as Homes Become More Central to Everyday Life

Fulton Homes

Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, and its premier Fulton Homes Design Center, is adapting to the demand that stems from nearly 12 months of exponential increases in the number of people working and learning from home. In addition to a social disruption, Arizona is the midst of one of the country’s most active markets. Realtor.com expects … [More]

Properties Group Enters Greater Phoenix Market with First Acquisition, Cites Healthy Employment and Income Growth

CBRE Group

CBRE announced the sale of the 523-unit multifamily community ‘Ten01 on the Lake’ in Tempe, Ariz. to Oxford Properties Group for an undisclosed amount. This is the company’s first purchase in the Greater Phoenix area. CBRE’s Tyler Anderson, Sean Cunningham, Asher Gunter, and Matt Pesch of Phoenix Multifamily Institutional Properties represented the seller, a global real … [More]

Bank Closes Out 2020 with 13 Consecutive Years of YOY Growth


FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” closed out 2020 with 13 consecutive years of year-over-year growth in total assets, deposits, and loans despite the most challenging economic environment since the Great Recession. FirstBank’s Arizona branches saw exceptional growth, with total deposits growing by 34.4 percent … [More]

CVS Health and Other Pharmacies Will Begin Providing Covid-19 Vaccines

CVS Health

CVS Health will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations across 11 states, including Arizona. Vaccinations were originally scheduled to begin on February 11, but in order to ensure in-store availability the start date has been moved to February 12. Vaccines in a retail setting will be offered on an … [More]

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