Arizona Announces $8 Million Deposit to the Housing Trust Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced Friday a transfer of $8 million from the Arizona Industrial Development Authority’s Fiscal Year 2021 single family mortgage balance to the Arizona Department of Housing. The funds will go directly into the Arizona Housing Trust Fund, pursuant to state law. “I am pleased to see that we have added more resources to the Housing Trust Fund, which … [More]

Equality Health Launches Partnership with Devoted Health

Equality Health, a whole-health delivery system that aims to improve access to value-based care, is now working with Devoted Health, one of the fastest-growing Medicare Advantage plans in the United States. “We want to empower patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals in order to live healthy lives and prevent disease,” said Lisa Stevens Anderson, … [More]

CrossFirst Bank Enters Fast-Growing Phoenix Market

CrossFit Bank

CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc., the bank holding company for CrossFirst Bank, announced today that it has plans to enter the Phoenix, Arizona market and has named Kevin Halloran as Phoenix Market President. “As we looked to expand outside our traditional CrossFirst footprint, we believe Phoenix is a great opportunity given the region’s favorable demographics, strong population, … [More]

Arizona Foundation for Women Graduates Inaugural SHE Leads!™ Class of 2021

Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a not-for-profit agency that advocates for women’s causes in Arizona, graduated 29 Arizona women from SHE Leads!™, a women’s-centric leadership program dedicated to advancing women in the workplace. Throughout the past six months, SHE Leads!™ participants raised over $68,000 for non-profits focused on helping Arizona women. The cohort is … [More]

WEBINAR – June 15, 16 & 17: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.       SESSION 157: TUESDAY - June 15 | 9:00 AM How to Rebuild and Refocus Your Team to Return Stronger Join us for a session that will explore how to … [More]

Report: More Degrees Awarded in 2020, Arizona Continues to Lag Nation in Educational Attainment

Arizona Board of Regents

Arizona’s public universities produced more degrees in 2020 than at any other time in the state’s history. In fiscal year 2020, Arizona public university graduates earned 47,531 total degrees, a 29 percent increase over the last five years. Detailed in the new Arizona Board of Regents Fiscal Year 2020 College Completion Report are degree trends, documenting the contribution … [More]

SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period begins today through July 12, 2021. Up to two awardees will use the $500,000 in total funding … [More]

D-Backs Debut New ‘City Connect’ Series Jersey

The Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled their Nike MLB City Connect Series uniforms, designed in collaboration with Nike to highlight the franchise’s desert roots, the state’s Hispanic culture and the bond between the team and its fans. The D-backs will first wear the Serpientes uniform this Friday, June 18, and will also wear the uniforms at various points throughout the season, … [More]

How to Keep Customers in the Loop to Grow Loyalty and Expand Business

A company’s success often depends on how many customers it retains and, as a result of those relationships, new customers who are drawn by recommendations and favorable reviews. Marketing plays a creative role in attracting potential buyers, but the funnel concept many businesses have long relied upon doesn’t prioritize the customer experience, which is critical to retention … [More]

WEBINAR – June 22: Women Forward – Creating New Career Pathways for Women Post Pandemic

Maricopa Corporate Colleg

While the U.S. economy is improving, the outlook for women’s employment is not. Recent projections by McKinsey and Oxford Economics estimate that employment for women may not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, two full years after a recovery for men. Women participating in the workforce has already dropped to 57% — the lowest level since 1988 (National Women’s Law … [More]

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