COVID-19 STORIES: Why Did the Arizona Department of Liquor Force Harold’s Cave Creek Corral to Cease Dine-In Service?

by Danny Piacquadio

As co-owners of Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, that’s the question that my colleagues, Bill and Marie Vale, and I want to know. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. and Arizona in March, our iconic, 84-year-old western restaurant and bar has been overly compliant with all guidelines of the CDC, ADHS, the Arizona Department of Liquor, as well as all state and local … [More]

Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements to Travel Safely

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel … [More]

Innovative Security Co. Provides Affordable and Secure IT Solution for Home Office or Remote Workforce

SimpleWAN

Businesses and individuals are adapting to the new normal. Employees that once worked at the office are now working from home. The only problem is many companies were forced into this new normal and were not prepared for teleworking capabilities, ultimately leaving many businesses exposed to security vulnerabilities. To address this problem, Phoenix-based SimpleWAN, a cloud … [More]

How Many Small Businesses Have Shuttered So Far?

Alignable.com

Given the ever-changing U.S. COVID-19 crisis, determining the breadth and depth of the impact on small businesses continues to be a challenge. In particular, it’s difficult to accurately gauge exactly how many small businesses have closed, because once they shut their doors for good, the owners can be hard to reach. According to Alignable’s July State Of Small Business … [More]

WEBINAR – July 24: Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series | The Impact of University Research and Innovation on Pandemic Resilience

Arizona Technology Council

The University of Arizona is operating and delivering on research and innovation successfully throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They are protecting the health & safety of their students, staff and faculty. And their research & innovation portfolio is growing. To that end, the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII) is executing a plan that allows the research … [More]

Smashing Myths that Gave Birth to the Glass Ceiling

by Mike Hunter

In 1986, a Wall Street Journal headline promised to explore a then puzzling problem: “The Glass Ceiling: Why Women Can't Seem to Break The Invisible Barrier That Blocks Them From the Top Jobs.” More than three decades later, that headline still holds relevance. While women have made great strides, they still make up a small percentage of the top management at America’s … [More]

WEBINAR – July 21: Hola EV! with Santiago Estango

East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Webinar with Santiago Astengo, National Bank of Arizona REGISTER HERE … [More]

WEBINAR – July 22: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Step-by-Step Live

NFIB

Presented by: Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, Legal Foundation, NFIB, Holly Wade Director, NFIB Research Center PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Step-by-Step Live Join NFIB’s PPP experts, Beth Milito and Holly Wade, as they walk through a live line-by-line demonstration on filling out the PPP loan forgiveness application followed by Q&A. The … [More]

WEBINAR – July 22: Develop a More Inclusive Workplace

DDI

DDI can help your leaders build foundational skills that set the tone for inclusion. Despite good intentions, many companies struggle to make progress or are now realizing that they don’t have a good approach in place.  Success depends on having a common understanding among all your leaders about what inclusion means in your organization and how they can lead … [More]

Streamlined Forgiveness for Smallest PPP Recipients Has Bipartisan Support

Rick McCartney

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week indicated he would support a bipartisan effort being led by Sens. Cramer, Menendez, Tillis and Sinema for streamlined forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program loans for the smallest loan recipients. The most recent coverage on the need for simplified PPP forgiveness for mom-and-pop small businesses is below: A bill that would … [More]