Scenic Tours Flying Over the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines is ready for takeoff and is accepting reservations for Grand Canyon flights starting this Monday, June 22. In preparation for the grand reopening, new health and safety policies have been put in place, which include temperature checks, recommended social distancing, required face coverings, and extensive cleaning procedures. For guests looking … [More]

Scottsdale 4th of July Drive-Up Celebration

by Mike Hunter

Sat. July 4, Gates open at 7pm…Fireworks start at approximately 9pm $25 a carload, Tickets at Scottsdale4th.com WHAT 7th Annual Scottsdale 4th of July, benefiting notMYkid, is a patriotic drive-up fireworks celebration. $25 a carload. [Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers canceled all Summer 2020 tour dates and will no longer perform at Scottsdale … [More]

Stay Cool Cruising the Phoenix Zoo this 4th of July

Phoenix Zoo

Join us Thursday, July 2 through Monday, July 6 to celebrate the 4th of July. We encourage you to decorate your car in red, white and blue or wear your favorite Arizona Coyotes apparel! Tag us in your photos on social @phoenixzoo. For the health and safety of the animals, some items may NOT be displayed or distributed (confetti, glitter, balloons, balls, Frisbees, or other … [More]

This Long Weekend Remember Fireworks and BBQ Safety

Southwest Gas Corporation

With more people staying home to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, Southwest Gas and the Phoenix Fire Department want to share tips for staying safe when enjoying fireworks and grilling. It is important to remember to not use any type of fireworks near a natural gas meter or appliance. Additionally, do not sit, stand on or lean against any natural gas … [More]

Nationwide Study of 1.3 Million Employees Shows Significant Increase in Engagement During COVID-19

Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software, announced today the release of its benchmark report and analysis entitled, The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Engagement. The primary purpose of the Company’s research was to understand how periods of crisis impact the employee experience. Employee Engagement Correlation with … [More]

June Small Business Hiring Shows First Signs of Economic Recovery, Says Biz Firm Index

Rick McCartney

The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (“SBEI”) reported a stark increase in small business hiring in June, with a seasonally adjusted reading of 1.82%. This marks a turnaround in small business hiring over April and May, which recorded the top two greatest declines in the 11-year CBIZ SBEI history. The CBIZ SBEI tracks payroll and hiring trends for over 3,400 companies that … [More]

CORE Industrial Partners Announces Investment in Arizona Natural Resources

CORE Industrial Partners

CORE Industrial Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, today announced it has completed an investment in Arizona Natural Resources. ANR is a leading provider of full-service custom formulation and contract manufacturing solutions for personal care products with an expertise in haircare and skincare. ANR’s development and turnkey manufacturing services include concept … [More]

1.4M Jobless Claims Last Week as States Ponder Reopening Measures

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending June 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,427,000, a decrease of 55,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 1,480,000 to 1,482,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,503,750, a decrease of 117,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

Arizonan Appointed to National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced the appointment of six new members to the National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Advisory Board. “We are delighted to welcome new board members who bring with them a strong business acumen and extensive knowledge to the SBDC Advisory Board,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza.  “The SBDC Advisory Board has played an … [More]

$9 Million Dedicated for Voter, Poll Worker Safety

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey in partnership with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced the investment of $9 million in CARES Act funding to support safe and secure voting in Arizona during the 2020 election season. The majority of funding will be distributed to county election officials to support their efforts including hiring temporary staff and increasing curbside voting … [More]