Glendale Businesses Get Boost with Social Media Campaign

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to help promote and support Glendale based businesses the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Glendale’s Office of Economic Development will launch the social media campaign #ShopGlendaleAZ. The campaign encourages Glendale residents and visitors to share their experience patronizing a local business for a chance to win a $100 gift card. The goal … [More]

CDC Updates Isolation Guidelines; COVID-positive Employees May Return to Work Sooner

by Otto W. Immel and Brenna M. Wildt, Quarles & Brady LLP

Last week, in a little-noticed health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance regarding the discontinuation of home isolation for persons with COVID-19. These subtly-revised guidelines are notable for employers, as the CDC’s return-to-work guidance incorporates its recommendations on the discontinuation of home isolation. As a result, … [More]

National Mortgage Lender Hiring 500 in Phoenix, Cites Record Growth

AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation

AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation, one of the fastest-growing privately-held mortgage lenders in the nation, announced its plans to recruit and hire more than 2,000 new employees across the U.S., including 500 in the Phoenix metro area. Critical positions to immediately fill include loan officers, mortgage underwriters, loan processors, mortgage specialists, technology roles, and … [More]

Workplace Survey Reveals Employees Have Only Modest Faith in their Bosses to Lead

Mike Hunter

Only slightly more than one-half of businesspeople surveyed believe their company’s leaders have the right mindsets to successfully guide them forward in tackling today’s demands of the digital economy. This was the conclusion of the study conducted in the fall of 2019, by MIT Sloan Management Review and the Cognizant U.S. Foundation which further concluded that “A generation … [More]

SAFETY: Four Ways to Combat Pathogens in Your Company’s HVAC System

by Jonathan Carson

“Jake” owns and runs a small commercial shop. He has been coughing a lot and is growing concerned as his employees have been calling in sick with sinus problems and “bronchitis.” He calls his friend “Rick,” who operates a different business but in the same block. To Jake’s surprise, Rick and his workers have not missed any time from work. While Rick’s employees have been … [More]

Almost Half of Small Business Owners Surveyed Anticipate Needing Additional Financial Support Over the Next Six Months

NFIB

The NFIB Research Center released a survey today on the state of small business and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP loan application is set to close on Aug. 8 after Congress extended the deadline to allow more small business owners to participate. Most small business owners (71%) have used their entire PPP loan. However, 46% of borrowers say they anticipate … [More]

Scottsdale City Council Approves Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant Program

Scottsdale Arts

The Scottsdale City Council has approved $1.5 million from the city’s Federal CARES Act funding to help nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grant funding will support programming and safe, alternative facilities reopening. “Scottsdale has always appreciated and supported arts and culture activities – they’re a vital part of our … [More]

China and United States to Generate 65% of All Digital Payments in 2020

BuyShares.co

As the largest revenue source of the global Fintech market, digital payments are set to reach $4.4 trillion transaction value this year, a 5% drop compared to pre-COVID-19 figures. According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.nz, China, and the United States, as the world's two largest digital payments industries, are expected to generate 65% of that value. Transaction Value … [More]

CenturyLink Expands AZNet Contract, Provides Advanced Technology to State Agencies

CenturyLink

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract with the State of Arizona to provide network connectivity and managed IT services that will support all state government agencies and transform how the state delivers services to residents. The company will be providing local and wide area network management, WiFi, security, unified voice communications, contact center … [More]

Executives See Value of Employee Engagement, but Lack Strategic Commitment and Integrated Systems

Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software, announced today the release of a pulse survey report, A Winning Approach to Employee Success, produced by Harvard Business Review (HBR) Analytic Services, an independent commercial research unit within the Harvard Business Review Group and sponsored by Quantum Workplace. A … [More]