Sunset Champagne Happy Hours

Mountain Shadows

Fridays at 6:00 p.m., enjoy a special Champagne sabering, complimentary tasting and toast on the Hearth '61 patio. Watch the colors and shadows change on iconic Camelback Mountain, and savor Veuve on special at the bar for the next hour. Please remember to practice social distancing while imbibing. All are welcome to join for this celebratory toast. CELEBRATE WITH VEUVE It’s … [More]

Arizona Banks Ask Consumers to Deposit, Use Spare Change Due to Coin Shortage

Arizona Bankers Association

Time to empty out the piggy banks to help small businesses. Arizona banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local bank or coin-cashing machines as the pandemic-related shutdowns has created a coin shortage. When COVID-19 restrictions went into place, establishments like retail shops, bank branches, and laundromats—the typical places where coin … [More]

$300,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost NAU’s Capacity amid Pandemic

U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Trump Administration is eager to allocate these essential CARES Act … [More]

WEBINAR – July 20 to 24: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp and 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 56: MONDAY - July 20 | 9:00 AM Innovative Workforce Solutions to Return Stronger Join us for a session that will highlight how ARIZONA@WORK partners with local employers and small business owners, providing … [More]

Drive-in Site to feature ‘Footloose,’ ‘Moana’ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’

Pop Up Events

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations’ (SLE) announces its social distancing, drive-in events venue at WestWorld of Scottsdale has added three new feature films to its summer movie series. Upcoming movies include the popular 2011 remake of “Footloose” starring Kenny Wormwald and Julianne Hough, the beloved Disney princess film “Moana” with Dwayne “The Rock” … [More]

Small Business Org’s ‘Growth Grant’ Fund Gets Support, Helps Businesses in Need

National Association for the Self-Employed

With the mission of supporting the small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced that Dell, an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, will sponsor the association’s Growth Grant program in July. … [More]

Main Street Lending Program Modified to Provide Credit for Nonprofits, Education, Hospitals, and Social Services

Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday modified the Main Street Lending Program to provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. As detailed in term sheets released today, the Board approved two new loan options to provide support to a broad set of nonprofit organizations that were in … [More]

Nonprofit Lending Division Receives $55 Million New Markets Tax Credits Award

Chicanos Por La Causa

Prestamos CDFI, Chicanos Por La Causa’s mission-driven lending division, has been awarded $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Prestamos is a leading Community Development Entity that provides capital and business education to businesses and community facility projects … [More]

Changing CEO Before IPO May Raise Valuation

Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business

New research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business shows that a change in leadership before a startup’s initial public offering (IPO) can increase its valuation and performance. Yan “Anthea” Zhang, professor and the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Chair of Strategic Management at the Jones School, and co-author Salim Chahine of the American University of Beirut … [More]