Bank Announce $1 Million Commitment to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank today announced its $1 million commitment over four years to the National Business League as part of a national partnership that will launch the Black Capital Access Program (BCAP), an access to capital initiative to assist Black businesses across the country. This innovative small business program is set to pilot over the next three months and will reach … [More]

5 Largest Investment Firms Control more than $18 Trillion in Assets, 85% of US GDP

by Justinas Baltrusaitis

The leading investment firms continue to control a large pool of assets, in return contributing significantly to the general economic growth. By the first quarter of 2020, the top five investment companies had combined assets that amounted to at least three-quarters of the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Data gathered by shows that the five largest … [More]

Restore Consumer Confidence with Keep Arizona Safe Certificate

Arizona Small Business Association

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) and the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council (ACNSC)  are proud to announce a partnership that will support the safety of the small business community through expert guidance. With Arizona reopening, coronavirus cases are increasing by more than 1,000 cases a day. Small business owners are uncertain if reopening their business … [More]

Arcadia Pharmacy Chosen as COVID-19 Testing Site

Metier Pharmacy

Metier Pharmacy is offering free COVID-19 test collection that began May 12, 2020 in select pharmacies across the U.S. Metier Pharmacy has been successful in streamlining wait times and the testing process and making sure eligible persons are successfully tested. “We are extremely proud to be a part of this community service.  With the pandemic reaching new levels here in … [More]

Emergency Management Technology Ensures Businesses’ Safety and Continuity during Pandemic

by Robert Watson

Emergency managers and public health officials are always preparing for a wide variety of unforeseen incidents and disasters. Unfortunately, just as businesses across the nation are beginning to reopen, recent events in Arizona are approaching what could reasonably be called a “perfect storm” situation. As of this week, the state has reached two unfortunate milestones: … [More]

Dedicated Tool for Small Businesses to Connect with CDFIs, Small Asset Lenders Participating in PPP

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced the launch of a dedicated online tool for small businesses and non-profits to be matched with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), Farm Credit System lenders, Microlenders, as well as traditional smaller … [More]

SBA and Treasury Announce Enhanced Transparency Regarding PPP

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have agreed with the bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee to make public additional data regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This agreement will ensure that the interests of both transparency and protections for small businesses are served. “We are striking … [More]

Arizona Bankers Association Elects New Chairman, New Board Members

Arizona Bankers Association

The Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA) is pleased to announce Mr. Brian Schwallie, Head of Commercial Deposit and Payment Solutions of U.S. Bank, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also named to the AzBA Board were Mr. Ralph Tapscott, CEO & President of Horizon Community Bank, and Ms. Dina Ryan, Director-SW Region, State & Local Government Relations of … [More]

WEBINAR – June 24: PPP EZ Application – Step-by-Step Instructions for Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness


The SBA has released the new PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ, which is designed to streamline PPP forgiveness for certain businesses. While applying for forgiveness may still seem overwhelming - even with this simper form - the EZ form requires fewer calculations and less documentation. Join NFIB’s weekly webinar with Beth Milito and Holly Wade as they walk through … [More]

Cloud Computing Security Threats Every Business Owner Needs to Know


The latest Netskope research has found that a worrying 44% of security threats start in the cloud. Hackers target popular cloud apps and services using well-known techniques of phishing and malware to get access to valuable enterprise data. “The majority of employees operate in the cloud — especially now, when remote work is booming. While the cloud is considered to be more … [More]

EEOC Introduces New Way of Illustrating Discrimination Statistics

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has created new data visualizations to illustrate existing online employment discrimination data found here, the federal agency announced today. The purpose of these visuals, created by the EEOC’s Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA), is to display enforcement data in a simple, comprehensible, and visually … [More]

Arizona Bank & Trust to Acquire the Arizona Branches of Johnson Bank

Arizona Bank & Trust

Phoenix-based Arizona Bank & Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Wisconsin-based Johnson Bank, a subsidiary of Johnson Financial Group, Inc., jointly announced last week that they have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement, pursuant to which AB&T will acquire Johnson Bank’s Arizona banking operations, including four branches … [More]

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