Phoenix Named Bicycle Friendly Community by League of American Bicyclists

City of Phoenix

The League of American Bicyclists announced that Phoenix once again earned the Bronze-level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community for its commitment to making the city a better, safer place to bicycle. Phoenix is the fifth largest U.S. city and joins 482 communities across the country in the pursuit of safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes … [More]

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Unveils New Site-Specific Artwork

Rick McCartney

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) announces a new artwork on view outside its building with a goal of bringing the community together: an installation of text art created to cultivate a sense of togetherness. As part of a new series of work — “Untitled Gestures” — Tempe-based artist Kristin Bauer recently installed a text work on the main entry of SMoCA and along … [More]

Spa Days are Back as Popular Scottsdale Luxury Resort Reopens

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

If you're in need of a luxurious spa day, look no further than your favorite Scottsdale resort for plenty of pampering and fun in the sun. Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows announced today that has opened its award-winning Palo Verde Apothecary & Spa to locals and guests following its COVID-19 closure. "Now more than ever, taking the time to managing stress is … [More]

Five Tips for a Rewarding Return to the Gym

The CORE Institute

As Arizona businesses re-open, The CORE Institute, Arizona’s most respected orthopedic practice, wants everyone to have a safe and productive return to the gym, and that means being aware of the body and its limitations after being less active over the few months. Physical activity plays an important role in the overall well-being of the body and mind. However, now that gyms … [More]

Summer Nights Aboard Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad is back on track and reopening July 1st. Arizona’s state flag was inspired by the sun’s red and golden rays dancing across the horizon in symphony with the desert air, bathing everything in a deep sunset glow. Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular Starlight adventure, one summer Saturday each month, brings passengers into a red rock wilderness at this bewitching … [More]

Arizona Hospital Leaders Speak Out as Ducey Announces Remain-Open Plans

by Mike Hunter

Governor Doug Ducey announced, yesterday, that Arizona would remain open saying that Arizona is not seeing an increase in patient volume. "We put the stay-at-home order in place so that we can prepare for what we’re going through right now,” Ducey stated in Thursday's press conference. Earlier Thursday, Arizona hospital leaders issued the following statement regarding the … [More]

Health Foundation Pledges $500K to Support Vulnerable Arizona Residents amid COVID-19 Emergency

UnitedHealth Group

The United Health Foundation has committed $500,000 to provide urgent assistance to Arizona residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The support for the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is part of UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) more than $75 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and assist those directly impacted, including health care workers, hard-hit communities, seniors … [More]

Arizona Startup to Supply System Solutions under License from First Solar

REPlantSolutions

REPlantSolutions, a recently-founded Arizona start-up, aims to support grid security and optimize the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity. Founded by First Solar alumni, the company supports the needs of solar developers and asset owners with field-proven solutions. “We are proud to provide the solar industry with leading edge solutions under license from … [More]

WEBINAR – Jun 15 to 19: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.     SESSION 32: MONDAY - June 15 | 9:00 AM Updates on Payment Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Join us for a session focused on outlining the modifications made to Paycheck Protection … [More]

As Consumer Habits Change, How Can Businesses Keep Up?

Ahava Digital

American consumers don’t act and buy the way they did just a few short months ago – at least most of them don’t. The pandemic and the need for social distancing led to an upsurge in online buying. Takeout and delivery replaced, at least temporarily, dining out. Many consumers, worried about the health risks of spending time in grocery stores, turned to services that would do … [More]

Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Job Seekers Laid Off or Have Less Work Due to Pandemic

Job-Applications.com

Job-Applications.com announced the results today of a detailed, nine-question poll that reveals job-seekers’ thoughts on how they view the coronavirus' effect on the economy, and the effectiveness of business and public health officials to implement safety protocols. There are now roughly 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, which have resulted in more … [More]

Mesa-based Health Clinic is Making Concierge-style Medicine Available to the Masses

Keystone Natural Family Medicine

Rising unemployment is driving anxiety about healthcare coverage for many Valley residents.  Alden Witte, 49, is an East Valley father of two school aged children.  His work as an independent contractor allowed him the flexibility needed to accommodate the kids’ busy schedules, but under the new economic conditions driven by the COVID-19 uncertainties, his self-employed status … [More]