$975,000 from AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund to Support Homeless Arizonans

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Ducey announced $975,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to 12 organizations in Arizona that provide shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The funding will support efforts to provide food for those utilizing shelters; locate alternative housing to maintain social distancing among the homeless population; and clean and sanitize shelters to … [More]

The Big Five US Tech Giants Hit $6.4T in Market Cap, a 53% Jump in a Year

by Mike Hunter

Tech stocks dramatically outperformed the broader market in 2020, despite the COVID-19 effects. According to data gathered by ForexSchoolOnline.com, the combined market cap of the five largest tech companies in the United States surged by $2.2 trillion in the last year, reaching $6.4 trillion value in July. With nearly $1.7 trillion market value at the end of last week, … [More]

Hotel Industry Rolls Out Priorities for COVID-19 amid Economic Fallout

American Hotel & Lodging Association

As lawmakers consider additional legislation to address the ongoing health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to Congress calling for additional help in several areas, including extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for severely impacted businesses and their employees, creating targeted lending … [More]

Maricopa County Willing to Loan $1 Billion to State for Coronavirus Crisis

Maricopa County

Maricopa County Treasurer, Royce T. Flora announced today that his office is willing to loan the State of Arizona $1 billion dollars to fight the economic damage from the Coronavirus outbreak in Arizona. “The State of Arizona is a COVID-19 hotspot. We are experiencing significant damage to local businesses.  Arizona’s Health Care industry needs additional resources for … [More]

Big Data Creates Big Opportunities for Your Business: 3 Insights for Any Size Enterprise

by Jill J. Johnson, MBA

Big data is critical to business success because it provides leadership with important insights and information. Large enterprises use sophisticated systems to track data and often have internal analysts on their team to crunch their numbers. Or, they hire outside experts to do it for them. Yet, any enterprise can take advantage of big data, no matter its size, especially if … [More]

DES Announces Launch of Extended Unemployment Benefits

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today the 13-week Extended Benefits (EB) period is available for those who have exhausted their regular unemployment insurance benefits as well as the additional 13-week extension provided by Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Due to the availability of PEUC, most individuals will not yet be … [More]

Innovative Justice Clinics Receive National Association of Counties Award

Terros Health

Terros Health and Maricopa County Adult Probation Department have received a national award for a first-in-the-nation program designed to improve probationers’ access to integrated health services and reduce recidivism. The National Association of Counties recognized the innovative justice clinics, which include co-located health services and probation offices in four … [More]

Timely Leadership Advice for Unprecedented Times

by Mike Hunter

Karin Hurt and David Dye of Let’s Grow Leaders announce the July 28th release of their inspiring new book titled, “Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Microinnovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates” (HarperCollins, Foreword by Dr. Amy Edmonson.) Every day, employees are barraged with problems. They cringe as they try to soothe customer frustrations about … [More]

Do Not Categorize Workers’ Needs by Generation Such as Baby Boomers or Millennials

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Categorizing workers with generational labels like “baby boomer” or “millennial” to define their needs and behaviors is not supported by research, and cannot adequately inform workforce management decisions, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Instead of relying on generational stereotypes, employers and managers should … [More]

WEBINAR – July 30: We’re All Generation Z Now – Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and Doug Dennerline Explore the New Era of Virtual Engagement


Betterworks, the leading enterprise software for OKRs, CFRs & Engagement, is bringing together two leaders in the field of tech-enabled remote work for an informal conversation and look into the future on Thursday, July 30. The webinar will feature Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and Betterworks CEO Doug Dennerline. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011. The company was one of the … [More]

4 Factors to Consider Before Buying an Essential Business in COVID Times

by Mike Hunter

The shutdowns and rollbacks of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to play havoc with the U.S. economy. But the least-affected businesses during the crisis, for the most part, have been those deemed “essential” by state and local governments, allowing those companies to remain fully operational or close to it. Meanwhile, with the idea that essential businesses … [More]

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