D-Backs Announce Season Opener and Schedule, No Tickets to be Sold

by Mike Hunter

Major League Baseball announced the 2020 60-game D-backs schedule which will consist of 10 games against the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants plus Interleague matchups against all five AL West teams. The D-backs will face the Houston Astros (six games), Oakland Athletics (four), Texas Rangers (four), Seattle Mariners (three) and … [More]

New State of Small Business Report Released for July

Alignable.com

Alignable has just released their State of Small Business Report for July. it includes trends from the 460,000+ small business owners we've surveyed since mid-March, as well as the very latest insights based on last week's poll. Here are just a few highlights: National Fear Of Re-Closing Up 41% -- Across the U.S., the fear of needing to re-close again due to outbreaks has … [More]

Sundt Completes Tempe Hotel and Announces Another of the Same Hilton Brand

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed construction on the now open Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown on East University Drive. "Our team has gone above and beyond completing this hotel," said Chandra Reilly, Sundt's project executive. "They have used innovative solutions on a tight urban site near a fully occupied campus and mixed-use developments. The hotel is part of … [More]

TruWest Credit Union Ranked No. 1 in Arizona by Forbes

TruWest Credit Union

TruWest Credit Union has topped the Forbes list of America’s Best Credit Unions, ranking No. 1 in the state of Arizona. Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm, to survey nearly 25,000 individuals across the U.S. Scores for the financial institutions were based on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and … [More]

Up to $10,000 Grants Available to Qualifying Small Businesses, Only Certain Cities Eligible

by Mike Hunter

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has created a new $23 million COVID-19 business relief program. Small businesses, home-based businesses, mobile businesses and non-profits are eligible for up to $10,000 grants to reimburse businesses for expenses and losses. Applications will be accepted from July 9 through July 31, 2020. "This grant program will truly make a … [More]

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data Released, 4.9M Loans Made To Date

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today announced it was releasing detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made. “The PPP is providing much-needed relief to millions of … [More]

Organizations Are Raising Monies Where Stimulus Is Not

SipScience

SipScience, a national data analytics hospitality company for consumers, bars, and restaurants, will continue with its fundraising initiative titled ‘Hospitality Industry Associates Fund’ in support of individuals in the bar industry community who are affected by COVID-19. The goal for the fundraiser is $100,000. All proceeds will directly benefit The USBG National Charity … [More]

Online Job Service Identifies 25 Freelance Side Jobs for Professionals to Boost Income

FlexJobs

With unemployment rates expected to remain high through 2021, many may seek jobs they can do on a part-time, freelance basis that allow them to earn income while also giving them time to continue searching for more permanent, full-time employment. To highlight the variety of side jobs available to professionals, FlexJobs has identified 25 freelance jobs that can be used for … [More]

Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Employees amid COVID-19 Outbreak

by Jastra Ilic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused job losses to escalate, with nearly half of the global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods. Thousands of companies worldwide have been forced to reduce costs and cut the number of workplaces, and startups are no exception. According to data gathered by BuyShares, the tech startups laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July … [More]

5 Reasons a Unifying Vision Is the Key to Successful Remote Working

by Mike Hunter

As of the end of 2019, there were over 26 million people who worked at home on an average day, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number jumped by millions during the pandemic, and many of those people will continue working remotely well into the future. In fact, some industry experts predict that the future of business is working remotely. As business leaders … [More]