Intel Appoints Tech Industry Leader Pat Gelsinger as New CEO


Intel announced that its board of directors has appointed 40-year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15, 2021. Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Feb. 15. Today’s announcement is unrelated to Intel’s 2020 financial performance. … [More]

Survey Reveals 68% of Surveyed Workers Do Not Feel Completely Safe in Their Buildings


Honeywell released the results of a comprehensive study on workers' perceptions and feelings on the health and safety of their workplace. Conducted by Wakefield Research, the study surveyed 2,000 workers that typically work in buildings with 500 or more employees across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Middle East. The findings show that a staggering … [More]

Nikola Positioned to Accelerate Hydrogen Economy

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation has secured an innovative electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) that makes possible the accelerated development of hydrogen-based fueling solutions for the transportation industry. Nikola is a company dedicated to the advancement of innovative zero-emissions truck solutions and the energy infrastructure required to make this … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Jan 28: Phoenix Virtual Career Fair for Veterans


As we start a new year, does your organization need people who practice values like courage, integrity, loyalty, and selfless service? Military-experienced talent exemplifies all of these and more, and we would love to connect you with them at our upcoming RecruitMilitary virtual career fair. Our virtual career fairs provide you: •  Access to all registered candidates’ … [More]

WEBINAR – Jan 21: Four Actions Small Businesses are Taking to Help Navigate Today’s Environment

Wells Fargo

It’s no secret that the events of 2020 have drastically impacted small businesses in many aspects. Yet, at the same time, there are businesses that have adapted despite the challenges of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and overall customer uncertainty and unease. What did they do differently? We invite you to join us for a webcast on January 21 to find out. Wells … [More]

Black Chamber, Arizona Hispanic Chamber Produce Weekly DEI Series

In a continued effort to promote and support diversity and inclusion initiatives within our state, Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today that they signed on as a Rally Point Partner with the recently launched Social Television Network (STN) streaming series, The Community Collaborative (TCC). Born in response to the civil unrest and heightened attention on racial … [More]

7 Great Ways to Create a Really Inclusive Workplace

by Andi Simon, Ph.D.

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Elisabeth Kelan writes about “gender fatigue,” which she describes as the phenomenon of people acknowledging that gender inequality exists in general, but not in their workplace. Lots of people, it seems, are all for gender equity, inclusion and a diverse workforce. Yet, it is just not happening. It reminded me about the … [More]

Nearly 44,000 People In Seven Hours Book Appointments for State 24/7 Vaccination Site

Arizona Department of Health Services

In just seven hours today, nearly 44,000 Arizonans have made appointments to be vaccinated at the state’s first 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Of those appointments, nearly 29,000 are for the site’s first week of operation. The site, launched by the Arizona Department of Health Services in partnership with the Arizona Department of … [More]

Despite New Stimulus, More Than 3 Million Renters Facing COVID-19 Unemployment Bear Extreme Housing Cost Burden


For millions of renters who remain unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the recently finalized fiscal stimulus package is desperately needed relief. The additional payments will bring their typical rent burdens from more than 80% of their income to less than half, a new Zillow® analysis shows. While the extra assistance helps on a monthly basis, millions behind on their … [More]

Report: Small Business Optimism Drops Below Index Average in December


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 5.5 points in December to 95.9, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. Nine of the 10 Index components declined and only one improved. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined 24 points to a net negative 16%. “This month’s drop in small business optimism is historically very … [More]

HomeServe’s Expansion in Phoenix Continues with Acquisition of Canyon State

HomeServe USA Corp.

HomeServe USA, a leading provider of service plans, repair, and installation services for the home, today announced the acquisition of Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing (Canyon State). Serving customers in and around Sun City and Sun City West, the A+ Better Business Bureau rated Canyon State marks HomeServe’s fourth HVAC company acquisition in the greater … [More]

Swift Transportation Unveils Truckers Against Trafficking Wrapped Truck

Swift Transportation Inc.

Swift Transportation, the largest full truckload carrier in North America, unveiled their wrapped truck honoring Truckers Against Trafficking. The new 2021 wrapped Freightliner Cascadia will be a living representation of Swift's partnership with the non-profit organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). The wrap displays Swift's and TAT logos and reads "Everyday Heroes … [More]

1.1 Million Paycheck Protection Program Loans Forgiven So Far Totaling More Than $100 Billion

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has already forgiven more than 1.1 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for over $100 billion, providing an extraordinary amount of critical relief to America’s small businesses just 3 months since the earliest PPP borrowers’ covered periods ended. “Today’s news is a key indicator that the PPP is working for all small … [More]

WEBINAR – Jan 14: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

U.S. Small Business Administration

Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Register for SBA’s webinar on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 12 p.m. PT, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to … [More]

U.S. Consumer Prices Increase in December

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in November, 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 seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was … [More]

$18 Million Capital Campaign Launched to Build Science Facility Housing Largest Telescope in Greater Phoenix

International Dark Sky Discovery Center

The International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) launched an $18 million capital campaign to build a unique science-based facility in Fountain Hills, Ariz., that includes a first-class domed observatory. The IDSDC will house the largest telescope in Greater Phoenix, and with its three other state-of-the-art components, will provide STEM education for students and … [More]

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