Governor Ducey Joins President in Ordering Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Lives Lost to Covid-19

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

In coordination with President Biden’s proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff for five days starting tomorrow, February 23, 2021, to honor the thousands of lives lost across Arizona and the nation due to COVID-19. “As we pull together and continue to work to save lives and fight COVID-19, we also grieve and pray … [More]

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Small Business Administration

Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in … [More]

Arizona Launches Initiative Easing Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Sites for Vulnerable Individuals


Governor Doug Ducey and AHCCCS, Arizona’s state Medicaid agency, today announced a first-in-the-nation initiative that will make it easier for Medicaid members to get transportation to drive-through COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning today, AHCCCS will reimburse non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) providers for driving eligible Medicaid members to and from … [More]

Covid Impact Drives Over 80% of Consulting Firms to Decrease Starting Salaries

In 2021, a decade-long streak of consulting salary increases abruptly ground to a halt, according to leading consulting industry news source Management Consulted (MC). However, while some salaries cratered, the industry as a whole continued to grow rapidly. The 10th edition of MC's annual Consulting Salary Report showcases the first time the firm has ever recorded a decrease … [More]

Arizona Announces State-Run Vaccine Site in Metro Phoenix’s East Valley

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced a state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site in the Phoenix metropolitan area’s East Valley, avoiding the closure of a successful mass vaccination site and further expanding the state’s nationally recognized model for speeding up vaccine administration. The vaccination site at … [More]

Margarita Monday at Blanco – 50% Off Entire Bill

Blanco Cocina & Cantina

Margarita Monday - February 22nd at Blanco's Blanco’s fresh twist on Mexican food is all you need to experience that ocean kissed bliss you crave. Lounge long and drink on with tantalizing tequila flights, and easy but innovative a la carte tacos. Go for the classic but fresh burrito or bowl layered with savory fillings like spicy Machaca short rib or red chili chicken, fresh … [More]

Biden to Increase Lending to Small Business in Need, Announces Changes to PPP

Small businesses account for 44 percent of U.S. GDP, create two-thirds of net new jobs, and employ nearly half of America’s workers. Now, millions of main street small businesses – especially Black- and Brown-owned small businesses – are struggling to make ends meet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis. The Biden-Harris administration has made … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 24: AZHCC – How to Avoid the Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

How To Avoid The Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business Presented by Brian Burt, Partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Topics for this complimentary seminar will include, among others: Protecting your corporate shield and your personal assets Why you must have shareholders or a “buy/sell” agreement Raising capital…legally Protecting your … [More]

Phoenix Hosts New to Airbnb Since the Pandemic Have Earned $1.5 Million


The COVID-19 pandemic has sent travelers looking for safe, comfortable settings in which to connect with family and friends, creating economic opportunity for others to earn needed extra income by listing their homes on Airbnb. A new report from Airbnb reveals that new hosts with only one listing who have welcomed their first guests since the start of the pandemic have … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 25: Cybercrime: Readiness & Resilience

Holmes Murphy

Cybersecurity threats are everywhere and impact every business and organization, no matter how large or small. The threat landscape continues to evolve as bad actors become more sophisticated at taking advantage of weak cybersecurity defenses. Business risks include compromised customer data, devastating financial recovery expenses, tarnished company reputation, substantial … [More]

When Cash Is Devalued, Where Should Investors Look for Salvation?

With a difficult 2020 receding into the past, investors are left to wonder what lies ahead for them, the economy, and their portfolios in 2021. Unfortunately, they may find that some investing decisions are still tied to the events of last year. Because of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the economy, the Federal Reserve saw to it that enormous amounts of money were … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 24: Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC): Step by Step instructions with a CPA


Join this FREE webinar as Matt Evans, CPA, CMA, CFM, a frequent speaker who serves as a SCORE Mentor to small businesses, walks through the steps on how to take advantage of the ERTC. Mr. Evans will cover: How to determine eligibility How to calculate the amount of credit How to access the credit, and Provide recommendations on how to best take advantage of the … [More]

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