Drive-In Zoppé Circus Show Extended at Big Surf in Tempe thru Jan 10

Zoppé Circus

The Zoppé Circus is the only COVID-19-safe family entertainment available. We are on the forefront of providing opportunities for families to break the monotony and experience joy and escape from today’s worries. Sound will come through your car stereo, like a traditional Drive-In Theater on your FM radio. Minimal sound will come from the stage. If your sounds system is not … [More]

Herberger Theater to Present Three Outdoor Concerts in January

Herberger Theater

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) is excited to announce its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage. Throughout the month of January, the Herberger Theater will present The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, and Los Esplifs. “The concert series is one of the exciting ways we are continuing to offer diverse arts … [More]

COVID-19 STORIES: A Downtown Phoenix Pivot Is Building Back Our Creative Community

by Mike Hunter

Always meant to be a place unlike anywhere Phoenicians had experienced downtown, The Pemberton PHX was an ever-evolving idea born from an understanding that out of challenge and hardship can come creativity, collaboration and a strong will to do things differently. Then the pandemic hit. Only an initial setback, the creativity began re-emerging when it was clear that a space … [More]

BREAKING: SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January … [More]

Federal Transit Administration Allocates $49.5 Million to Northwest Extension Phase II Project

Valley Metro

The Federal Transit Administration announced the second allocation of grant funding for the Northwest Extension Phase II rail project. In addition to its first allocation, the project has now been allocated a total of $100 million in federal Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funds. Construction on the extension, which will include the system’s first elevated station, began in … [More]

Carvana Launches Internal Tuition and Education Assistance Program

Carvana

Leading online auto retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) has launched Carvana KEYS (Keeping Education in Your Sight) to assist team members pursuing the completion of an undergraduate degree. Thousands at Carvana can now apply to pursue financial and programmatic assistance in earning their college degrees with this internal initiative. Working with InStride, the premier … [More]

Jobs Report: U.S. Lost 140,000 Jobs in December, the First Decline since April

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 140,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The decline in payroll employment reflects the recent increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and efforts to contain the pandemic. In December, job losses in leisure and hospitality and in private … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Hires Alexander Hoffmann as Vice President of International Sales for the Company’s Latin America Division

Plexus Worldwide, LLC

Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct selling health and wellness company, designated Alexander Hoffmann as their new Vice President of International Sales - Latin America. As Vice President, Hoffmann will be responsible for leading the sales efforts and revenue generation activities of Plexus in Mexico and throughout the region. This includes growing Latin America and … [More]

Why You Should Consider a Digital Transformation for Your Company in 2021

by Joel Patterson

As with every new year, it’s important to formulate, plan, and set your business goals. Have you considered how revamping your software solutions could help you achieve those goals? Here are just a few of the reasons to consider a digital transformation for your business in 2021. Keeping Up with Yourself. Your goals most likely include some form of growth—more customers, … [More]

Small Business Job Growth Continues in December

NFIB

Small business job growth continued in December, but the gains remain uneven as certain sectors of the economy are slowing due to state-mandated business closures and consumer resistance to spend, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. “Small businesses continued to prove that they are the engine of the economy as we closed a chapter on a challenging year,” said NFIB Chief … [More]