Real Estate Investment Firm Expands Foothold in Phoenix with Acquisition of McDowell Road Property

CapRock Partners

CapRock Partners, a leading private industrial investment and development firm based in Newport Beach, Calif., today announced it has acquired a newly constructed industrial building located at 4615 W. McDowell Rd. in Phoenix. This acquisition comes on the heels of CapRock’s purchase of 7200 W. Roosevelt St., a 216,880-square-foot Class A property located five miles west of the … [More]

Startup Launches to Administer On-Site COVID-19 Testing for Arizona Businesses

COVID Testing To You

With COVID-19 cases spiking just as businesses are beginning to recover from shutdowns, many Arizona employers are facing very real risks in reopening. One local startup, however, may be able to help. With on-site COVID-19 testing available to local businesses with at least 10 tested employees, COVID Testing To You is an affordable and scalable way for employers to manage … [More]

Nonprofit Creates Fund to Study Mental Health Impact of Pandemic

Institute for Mental Health Research

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), an Arizona based nonprofit, announced the creation of the ‘COVID-19 Mental Health Research Impact Fund’ to provide funding for innovative Arizona researchers as they study the worsening mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s critical that we understand the ways that COVID-19 is affecting the mental … [More]

$600,000 for Arizona Small Business to Help Support and Navigate Assistance

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced $600,000 to fund the launch of Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) Live Local program, providing training for small businesses that will help them navigate the assistance and resources available during #COVID19, expanding mentoring and internship programs, and more. “We want small businesses to have the support and guidance they need … [More]

Next Generation Leaders Named to Chamber Young Professionals Board

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber (the Chamber) has appointed five new members to its Valley Young Professionals (VYP) Board of Directors. VYP, a program of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, is for Valley-area professionals ages 25-39 aimed at creating the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important issues facing the local community. The … [More]

Pilot Programs to Increase Voluntary Resolutions, Expand Mediation Program

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced two six-month pilot programs that will expand opportunities for parties to voluntarily resolve charges through mediation and increase the effectiveness of the conciliation process. “EEOC’s popular mediation program has been tremendously successful over its 20-year history and the ACT Mediation pilot … [More]

Online Sports Equipment Transactions Spike by more than 80% during Pandemic

Data gathered by indicates that sports equipment e-commerce transaction volume had a change of 83.4% in the last week compared to the first week of January this year. The spike can be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. eCommerce for essential goods industry grows during a pandemic According to the data, supermarkets had the second-highest change … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Lo que las pequeñas empresas necesitan saber sobre el nuevo acuerdo comercial T-MEC (USMCA)

por Edgar R. Olivo

A medida que la pandemia revela las debilidades en la economía global, surge una nueva oportunidad para los propietarios de pequeñas empresas en los Estados Unidos que planean hacer crecer sus negocios a través de las fronteras de Canadá y México con el Tratado entre Mexico-Estados Unidos-Canadá o T-MEC, que entró en vigor el 1 de julio de 2020. Pero, muchas pequeñas empresas … [More]

What Small Businesses Need to Know about the New USMCA Trade Agreement

by Edgar R. Olivo

As the pandemic reveals the vulnerabilities in the global economy, a new opportunity emerges for small-business owners in the United States who plan to grow their business across the Canadian and Mexican borders with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which went into effect on July 1, 2020. But, many small businesses in the United States are still unaware of … [More]

With Most Businesses Operating at a Reduced Capacity, Normalcy is a Ways Off, Survey Finds

JPMorgan Chase Institute

Amidst an unprecedented global pandemic and disruptions to the economy, more than 1 in 2 business leaders (53%) expect their companies to return to normal in the next 12 months, according to JPMorgan Chase’s Business Leaders Outlook Pulse Survey released today. The majority of business leaders remain hopeful in the face of adversity: while most (83%) are running at a reduced … [More]

Social Activism is the Latest Must-Have for Brands

by Mike Hunter

Facebook ad boycotts, alignment with #BlackLivesMatter, ditching names like Aunt Jemima: social activism is the latest must-have for brands. But should you jump on the bandwagon? And how do you make the shift without getting labeled as inauthentic, especially if your brand has never talked about these issues before? Andrea Fryrear, author of Mastering Marketing Agility: … [More]

39% of Employees Feel Less Productive During the COVID-19 Pandemic


After sweeping changes to the business world as a result of COVID-19, many employees feel less productive than they did before the pandemic, according to new data from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. About 4 in 10 employees (39%) say they feel less productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Connectivity and support are important to maintaining … [More]

Employee Turnover is Most Commonly Analyzed Metric, According to Survey


HR departments are involved in analyzing HR metrics at 91% of organizations that analyze at least one HR metric, according to XpertHR's 2020 HR Metrics Survey of 420 U.S. employers representing an estimated 769,809 employees. However, just 15% of these HR departments have a data analyst or data scientist dedicated to this task. "While HR is almost always involved in … [More]

Local Law Firm Selected as Legal Counsel by World’s Largest Provider of Online Competitions

Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., is proud to announce they have been selected as outside counsel for Crow Vote, LLC.  Crow Vote is the world’s leading provider of online competitions. “Burch & Cracchiolo is pleased to be chosen to work with this unique company in providing their legal services,” comments Firm president Andy Abraham. “I believe our depth of … [More]

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