Findings on Sentiment vs. Engagement in Capturing Brand Affection


Who do you love?  Consumers clearly have their favorites when it comes to brands and international social media analytics firm Talkwalker has the data to prove the most loved brands on social media. But just because a brand is mentioned more often in social media, doesn’t mean that it will always trend higher in terms of how consumers feel about that brand. Talkwalker used a … [More]

Valley-based Grocer Foundation and Tea Co. Partner to Benefit School Programs

Sprouts Farmers Market

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and The Republic of Tea, a leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, are pleased to announce their continued partnership to support school garden programs. The Republic of Tea will donate $1 to the Foundation for each Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea and Blackberry Sage Iced Tea tin sold at Sprouts 350 locations across the … [More]

VT LandGroup Launches, Dedicated to Land Acquisition Nationwide

Van Tuyl Companies

Van Tuyl Companies has launched VT LandGroup, an entity dedicated to land acquisition initiatives. The company will operate in unison with its sister company VanTrust Real Estate to seek and acquire land nationwide in various stages, from raw land to fully entitled/developed land, over a full spectrum of uses. “Current market conditions have accelerated … [More]

GoDaddy Says Revenue to Exceed Prior Guidance; Announces Layoffs and Closures


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, continues to grow in the face of global economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has seen strong demand in its business, led by Domains and its Websites + Marketing offering, and management now expects second quarter revenue to exceed previously issued guidance of $790 million by … [More]

Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Testing, Says Ducey

Rick McCartney

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced continued efforts to increase access to COVID-19 testing in partnership with health care providers statewide. On Tuesday, an additional Roche testing machine was secured for Sonora Quest Laboratories to expand testing in the state. ADHS will provide additional funding to laboratories, as … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: La Corte Suprema ha protegido los derechos de los trabajadores LGBTQ: ¿Qué significa ahora para las pequeñas empresas?

por Edgar R. Olivo

El lunes 15 de junio de 2020, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos confirmó que es ilegal que las empresas en todo el país puedan despedir empleados solo por su orientación sexual o identidad de género. Pero el Título VII no cubre empresas con menos de 15 empleados. La decisión tampoco abordó otras cuestiones de derechos civiles, como si a las personas LGBTQ se les … [More]

What Small-Business Owners Need to Know about the SCOTUS Ruling on Protections for LGBT Workers

by Edgar R. Olivo

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that it is illegal for businesses across the country to fire employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. But Title VII does not cover companies with fewer than 15 employees. Nor did the decision address other civil rights questions, such as whether LGBTQ people can be refused access to housing or … [More]

Arizona Healthcare Provider Shares ‘Playbook’ to Help Businesses Return to Work Safely

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

As restrictions are being lifted, many organizations are putting in place plans to safely return employees back to work in office settings. As a local employer with more than 2,400 employees and a health resource for all, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s (BCBSAZ) team of clinical, facilities, human resources, and change management professionals have outlined plans that can … [More]

Valley Tech Giant Implements Platform to Help Detect Symptoms, Prevent Spread of Viruses


Insight Enterprises, the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, will use proprietary intelligent technology as a protective measure to help detect for common signs of COVID-19 and prevent its spread in the workplace when Insight returns teammates to its largest facilities. Insight this week activated the … [More]

70% of Americans Support More Economic Stimulus to Help Travel Industry Recover

American Hotel & Lodging Association

A new survey conducted by Morning Consult commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) found that while Americans remain hesitant about traveling, they overwhelmingly support efforts by Congress to help the travel industry recover including helping hotels keep their doors open and bring back employees, as well as incentivizing Americans to travel … [More]

COVID-19 Cases on Construction Sites Prompt Need for Health Screening and Contact Tracing


From California to Maine, newly reopened construction businesses are experiencing rises in COVID-19 cases, prompting the need for robust solutions to avoid exposure and job-site closures. Two health-screening apps from BuildCenter, a COBE Construction software spinoff, help construction firms comply with new protocols to reduce the risk of spread on job sites. The Health … [More]

U.S. Medicaid Costs Will Hit $1 Trillion by 2027


As millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance and joblessness in danger of approaching 1930`s levels amid coronavirus outbreak, the skyrocketing costs of the US health care become even more troubling. Ever growing health care expenses were a massive burden for states even before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the US unemployment rate currently at 13.3% the … [More]

Arizona Accelerator Moves Online, Opens Applications across North America

Founder Institute Arizona

Founder Institute Arizona, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, announced today that its 2020 program will take place 100% online, allowing anyone across North America to participate in the program from the comfort of home. Any aspiring entrepreneur or team interested in building a company with some of Arizona's top startup mentors is invited to apply … [More]

New Research Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Finances

JPMorgan Chase Institute

The JPMorgan Chase Institute released new research examining the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. small business finances. This research is part of a series of insights that uses neareal-time data to investigate the economic impact of COVID-19. Findings include: Small business cash balances dropped 12.7% and revenues dropped as much as 50% at the onset of … [More]

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