Disaster Loan Programs Reopened for Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Small Business Administration

To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the … [More]

Nautilus Insurance Group Names Two Executive Vice Presidents

Nautilus Insurance Group

Nautilus Insurance Group, a Berkley Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior staff members to the position of Executive Vice President. Trish Buckhardt, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been promoted to Executive Vice President while retaining both COO and CIO offices. Since joining … [More]

AvAir Recognized as No. 2 Parts Supplier Globally

AvAir

AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, continues to be recognized as a global authority by earning the No. 2 position on The Aviation 100’s “Parts Supplier of the Year” rankings. The Aviation 100 recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry and awards ranks the top ten performers in each category. … [More]

Fintech Co. Closes $2M Seed Funding Round with Venture Capital Firm to Propel Growth

Dovly

Dovly, a consumer-focused credit improvement company, today announced it raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by venture capital firm NFX, which focuses on helping grow companies based on the principals of network effects and marketplaces. The funding will accelerate Dovly’s commitment to provide consumers with a more efficient, effective credit improvement … [More]

LGBTQ Covered under Title VII, Says Supreme Court

by JoLynn Markison

Today, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, ruling once and for all that Title VII’s protections based on “sex” apply to LGBTQ workers. This is a case I have been following closely, and the decision has been a long time coming. In the wake of President Trump’s roll-back of health insurance protections for transgender Americans, the LGBTQ … [More]

How Business Leaders Can Bring Stability and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty

by Jadon Newman

Many business leaders face extreme challenges during their career, but the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted waters for all. Most offices and stores are closed across the U.S. to combat the spread of COVID-19. Companies still operating are mostly working remotely, and many are doing business differently to adjust to the new normal. As uncertainty continues to reign, how … [More]

Breathe Easy – The Future of Air Quality in Office Spaces

by Aviad Shnaiderman

The reopening process is underway and soon we will have to go back to our offices. A treatment for COVID-19 won’t be found tomorrow, but we will still be expected to come to the office and work. In this case then, how will work . . . work? The virus can live on surfaces for days at a time, and it can stay in the air for up to 14 minutes, potentially infecting people who … [More]

Trampoline Park to Open First Arizona Location

Big Air Trampoline Park

Big Air Trampoline Park will soon open its first Arizona location in Chandler at Alma School and Queen Creek. This will be the Orange County-based company’s ninth U.S. location. The Big Air Chandler location is a family affair, owned and operated by the Esparza family. Ivan Esparza will serve as the park’s general manager. According to Ivan, “We are thrilled to bring the Big … [More]

Chandler-Based Video Co. Opens Search for COVID-19 Business Stories for Documentary

Amoroma Productions

COVID-19 has affected just about everything, but small businesses have been among the hardest hit. At the same time, small business owners have risen to the challenges they have been faced with, working to adapt and reinvent themselves to survive. Amoroma Productions, an innovative video company based in Chandler, has begun working on a documentary to highlight the resiliency … [More]

Stay on Top of Your Health during COVID-19

By Dr. Cary Schnitzer

Let’s face it: even before the current pandemic, many of us had apprehension about going to the doctor for check-ups and routine care. As a Chief Medical Officer with many years of experience helping people in the Valley live healthier lives, I’ve certainly seen my share of patients who are nervous going to the doctor. Now, with health authorities and physicians asking … [More]