Their Take: Congress Should Extend PPP Authorization for Small Businesses


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) sent a letter to the United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee yesterday urging Congress to extend the authorization for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) beyond March 31, 2021. NFIB included additional recommendations for the committee to consider. “The PPP loan program has been a … [More]

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management to Hire over 100 Financial Advisors in Phoenix Metro Area by 2022

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management announced plans to hire more than 100 financial advisors in the Phoenix metro area by 2022, highlighting the bank’s commitment to growth in Arizona. The new employees will work in J.P. Morgan’s growing U.S. wealth management business, with a focus on offering professional financial advice for clients who prefer to engage via video and … [More]

City of Mesa Goes Live with Enhanced Technology

City of Mesa

Hansen Technologies is pleased to announce that the City of Mesa, Arizona, is now live with the company’s latest release of Hansen CIS. The city has been a long-standing customer of Hansen since 2000. Equipped with enhanced UI configuration capabilities and an expanded integration framework, Hansen CIS enables North American utilities and municipalities to manage the full … [More]

WEBINAR – Mar 16 & 18: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Rick McCartney

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 129: TUESDAY - March 16 | 9:00 AM How to Build and Monitor Your Business Credit Score Hear CARES Program Supervisor at Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Paula Wittekind, discuss how … [More]

Home Equity Continues to Soar: Homeowners Gained over $1.5 Trillion in Equity in 2020, Says Report


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the Home Equity Report for the fourth quarter of 2020. The report shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 62% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by 16.2% year over year, representing a collective equity gain of over $1.5 … [More]

Move Over Zoom Rooms: Luxury Kitchen Amenities are the New Pandemic Must-Haves


After a year of eating at home -- and finding escapism in the form of freshly baked bread or desserts -- home buyers want the professional features and equipment to take their cooking to the next level. New Zillow research finds buyers are willing to pay a premium for luxury kitchen amenities. From professional appliances to quartz countertops, six out of the top 10 features … [More]

Luxury Multifamily Mid-Rise Apartment Complex Sells in Northeast Phoenix for $117 Million

Institutional Property Advisors

Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, announced today the sale of Montreux, a 335-unit luxury mid-rise apartment asset in the Desert Ridge master-planned community of Phoenix, Arizona. The property sold for $117 million, which represents $349,254 per unit. “The Phoenix MSA continues to be among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the … [More]

U.S. Jobless Claims Down, Pace for Layoffs Eases

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending March 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 712,000, a decrease of 42,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 9,000 from 745,000 to 754,000. The 4-week moving average was 759,000, a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up … [More]

How to Sustain Flexible Thinking and Nimble Action

by Susan Robertson

To survive the pandemic, companies were forced to adapt very quickly to radically new circumstances. Even large organizations - where it’s typically difficult to shift directions quickly - managed to accomplish it. Leaders discovered that, when required, their organizations could act much more quickly and nimbly than they normally do. So, the obvious questions are 1) “What … [More]

Retail Expansion Follows Successful Vaccination Effort at Long-Term Care Facilities

CVS Health

CVS Health has nearly doubled the number of states where select CVS Pharmacy locations are offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP). The company is now administering vaccines in nearly 1,200 stores across 29 states and Puerto Rico (states and jurisdictions activated within the past week in bold): Alabama, Arizona, … [More]

Caregiving and Job Responsibilities Linked to Employee Mental Health Problems, Study Finds


It's been a full year since the pandemic started and many of us have experienced anxiety, stress and difficulty sleeping. For some, the pandemic has taken a serious toll on our mental health. Among the hardest hit were workers who took on additional work or caregiving responsibilities, a new meQuilibrium study of 7,500 members found. A quarter of survey respondents reported … [More]

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