BBB Tip: Economic Impact Payments Are Coming Via Mailed Debit Cards

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Many Americans have received their second stimulus check or Economic Impact Payments (EIP), either by direct deposit to their bank account or in the form of a mailed check, which is still ongoing. However, it was recently announced by the Department of the Treasury that debit cards are being sent by the IRS as part of the plan to deliver EIP payments as rapidly as … [More]

Two Tapped to Lead Statewide Bioscience Committee

A medical-technology executive and a former state legislator have been named the new leaders of Arizona’s statewide committee overseeing the advancement of the state’s bioscience ecosystem. Eve Ross, a retired W.L. Gore & Associates executive, is serving as chair and Heather Carter, executive vice president of Greater Phoenix Leadership, as vice chair of Arizona’s … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 3: Selling to the Federal Government (Virtual Workshop)

U.S. Small Business Administration - Arizona

Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities remain available for small businesses to bid on contracts and contribute to the mission of agencies. Join us for an overview of how to sell to the federal government, to include SBA programs and certifications to assist your small … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 9: Business in Focus – What Your Business Needs to Know About Prop 207

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The passing of Prop 207 last November legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults in the state of Arizona. It now leaves employers with many questions on how the new law would impact their current policies and what they need to do to remain in compliance with new legal guidelines. Join the Greater Phoenix Chamber as employment law attorney Melanie Pate provides … [More]

Change Is Just Beginning: How Leaders Can Focus on Meeting 2021’s Challenges

Business leaders dealt with massive and rapid change in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many small businesses and chain stores didn’t survive. As a new year begins amid much economic uncertainty, companies that successfully navigated 2020’s turbulence can’t rest, and they need engaged, forward-thinking leaders who can keep adjusting and focusing on the right factors … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Jan 29: Real Estate After Prop 207: Redefining a Budding Industry

Urban Land Institute Arizona

Real Estate After Prop 207: Redefining a Budding Industry Following the passage of Prop 207, the law and public opinion have changed with respect to the use, production, and distribution of cannabis in Arizona, while the Federal Government has continued to prohibit cannabis, for any use, under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. How will local governments, … [More]

Leading Healthcare Tech Services Co. Investment Helps to Fuel Next Phase of Growth

Equality Health

Equality Health, a leading provider of technology, services and support for value-based care, today announced a strategic investment from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, to fuel the Company’s next phase of growth as a value-based primary care network serving the Medicaid, Medicare and ACA Exchange populations. Existing investor Endeavour Capital will … [More]

Funding Announced to Help Restaurants Expand Outdoor Seating, Protect Patrons and Staff

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced an additional $1 million for a statewide program aimed at helping Arizona restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor seating and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Restaurants throughout the state have expanded outdoor dining to welcome more customers while limiting the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “We want to make sure … [More]

Renew, Reskill, Redeploy: Release of New Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Digitization and Skills


The COVID-19 pandemic has led companies to rapidly accelerate digitization plans, according to new ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) research released this week at World Economic Forum's #DavosAgenda. The survey of 26,000+ employers in more than 40 countries finds those companies that are digitizing most are creating the most jobs: Organizations are accelerating their … [More]

Tips for Business Leaders to Start the Year Off Right

As a new year gets underway, many business leaders are pondering what lies ahead in the upcoming year. The pandemic has ushered in many changes in the business world, leaving some business leaders unsure of what their next move should be. One thing is certain, we won’t be returning to anything that resembles 2019. Companies that experienced a revenue decline need to reshape … [More]

Local Homebuilder Reports Large Increase in Home Starts and Sales in 2020

Fulton Homes

Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, saw a 62 percent increase in housing starts in 2020 compared with 2019. In 2020, Fulton Homes started construction on 1,121 homes, compared with 692 home starts in 2019. Additionally, the Tempe-based homebuilder sold a total of 1,272 homes in 2020, a 44 percent increase compared with 883 homes sold in … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: ¿Está iniciando una pequeña empresa? Aquí hay 5 recursos que necesita conocer antes de comenzar

por Edgar R. Olivo

Iniciar un nuevo negocio es una decisión emocionante y arriesgada. Como muchas pequeñas empresas experimentaron el camino difícil, la pandemia creó un final muy abrupto y doloroso para muchas empresas de ensueño que no estaban preparadas financieramente para afrontar los cierres. La devastación del COVID-19 fue brutal y se estima que alrededor de 30% de todas las empresas en … [More]

Launching a Small Business? Here Are 5 Resources You Need to Know about Before Starting

by Edgar R. Olivo

Starting a new business is an exciting and risky decision. As many small businesses experienced the hard way, the pandemic created a very abrupt and painful end to many dream ventures that were not financially prepared to ride the shutdowns. The devastation from COVID-19 was brutal and it is estimated that around 30% of all businesses in the United States closed in 2020. This … [More]

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