Valley Credit Union Supports Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Desert Financial

Desert Financial Credit Union is proud to help sponsor the Filene Research Institute in launching their new Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). DEI is a five-year research project led by Dr. Quinetta Roberson of Villanova University to tackle challenges in access to both talent and products and services in the financial services industry. Dr. … [More]

31 Named to Foundation Public Policy Fellow Program

Flinn Foundation

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected 31 civic leaders for its Flinn-Brown Fellowship seminar series that will focus on public policy development within the national, state and local political landscape to address Arizona’s pressing socio-economic issues. Four counties from across Arizona will be represented in the new cohort, … [More]

Revenue Is Top Concern in East Valley Chamber Alliance 4th Business Impact Report

East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) conducted the fourth in a series of surveys of its more than 5,000 members to determine the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their revenue, operations, and supply chains.  The report includes responses from 20 industry sectors and nearly 70 percent of respondents represent businesses with less than 20 … [More]

Credit Union West named a Top Company to Work for in AZ for the Eighth Consecutive Year

Credit Union West

For the eighth consecutive year, has announced Credit Union West as a Top Company to Work for in Arizona. This prestigious award is granted based on metrics gathered from comprehensive employee surveys and a thorough workplace evaluation. Employees were asked to evaluate culture, work environment, leadership and satisfaction, while the evaluation focused on … [More]

Substantial Contribution to Business Grant Program Provides for Additional Awards

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recently launched Main St. Matters, a grant program to provide emergency funds to businesses affected by the current crisis. In a matter of days, over 700 applications came pouring in from businesses in need of this support to relieve pandemic strains. This unprecedented demand for emergency small business relief … [More]

As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Nurses Need More Than PPE

by Mike Hunter

Across the U.S., coronavirus infection rates are surging, with no end in sight. If you're a nurse, you may feel like you're sinking. Sure, you soldier on, working long shifts, comforting desperately ill patients, grieving losses, and protecting yourself as best you can. But Rich Bluni says all the PPE in the world can't protect a nurse's spirit. "It's that sense of purpose … [More]

Scottsdale Realty Services Co. Partners with Credit Unions and Expands to Oregon

CU Realty Services

Five new credit unions, including the first in the state of Oregon, have partnered with Scottsdale-based CU Realty Services to offer the HomeAdvantage® program to members. HomeAdvantage is a turnkey real estate marketing platform that helps credit unions attract and nurture home-buying members and close more purchase loans. CU Realty Services is the largest real estate … [More]

WEBINAR – July 15: Content for Change: Maximizing Your Brand’s Social Impact

Local First Arizona

As diversity, equity, and inclusion remain top of mind for industry leaders, it is important to better reflect the world we live in. This webinar will demonstrate how to use your brand’s content to reach and advocate for diverse communities. Join Design Pickle’s Community Manager, Tori Zackery, as she talks through strategies to best position your business during social unrest. … [More]

WEBINAR – July 8: Cultural Competency Considerations for the Small Business Owner

Local First Arizona

Join us to gain insight on how you can start to approach cultural competency work and diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts throughout your business. As we continue to become an ever more diverse populous, with more and more people demanding that brands do their due diligence in these spaces, it is important for a business of any size to be intentional and explicit about … [More]

Has the World Forgotten Healthcare Workers? (What Leaders Can Do to Keep the Support Coming)

by Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, and Wayne M. Sotile, PhD

For a while, the whole world was celebrating healthcare professionals. The news and social media were filled with heartwarming videos of entire cities of people cheering and clapping to show their gratitude for frontline workers. Lately, not so much. Our national focus seems to have shifted to other issues, but COVID-19 isn't going anywhere—and neither is the need to support … [More]