Tax Day for Individuals Extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS Extend Filing and Payment Deadline

Internal Revenue Service

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. "This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do … [More]

Job Satisfaction, Covid Optimism on the Rise in First Two Months of 2021, Says Phoenix Chamber Data 

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber released new economic data from the Arizona Business Index™ (ABI™), powered by OH Predictive Insights (OHPI), a barometer on the health of the Arizona economy from the perspective of the Arizona consumer. This extensive statewide consumer sentiment survey provides an accurate pulse on the key indicators that drive the economy and delivers expert … [More]

1-Year Later: Arizona Nonprofits Assess Impact of Pandemic; $91M in Losses, 52% Decrease in Year-End Funding

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey showed the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic with more than 400 Arizona nonprofits reporting a total revenue loss of more than $91 million, a 52% drop in year-end giving and an increase of over $15 million in expenses primarily for PPE, supplies and technology. The survey, distributed in late February to both Alliance … [More]

3 Tips for Leaders to Steady the Ship when Employees Lose Their Balance

Company leaders and managers have a big responsibility in overseeing employees. But they can’t see everything, and sometimes there’s more going on in a worker’s life than meets the eye. Employee disengagement or burnout isn’t always apparent, and some employers may be in for a surprise if and when the COVID-19 pandemic winds down. One study shows that 57% of U.S. employees … [More]

Banner Poison Center Sees 140% Spike in Hand Sanitizer Incidents

Banner Health

In 2020, poison centers across the nation saw an increase in exposures to household cleaning products, chemicals, and medications. With more people working remotely and children schooling at home, there continues to be an increased potential for poisoning accidents. “Please be alert about the location of these products and keep them out of reach for small children,” said … [More]

$15,000 Tax Credit Could Cover Entire Down Payment for Homes in 40 of the 50 Largest U.S Metros


A refundable, advanceable tax credit of up to $15,000 for first time homebuyers, similar to the one suggested by President Joe Biden, could catapult millions of renter households into first-time homeownership, a new Zillow® analysis suggests.  While Congress has already passed billions in aid over the past year to provide homeowner and renter relief, housing will remain … [More]

WEBINAR – Mar 18: The 1619 Project Webinar Series – Multicultural Education Movement

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix’s hosting of The 1619 Project will continue on Thurs., March 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. PDT with a second discussion, this time on multicultural education. Despite a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion education, misconceptions about the difference between multicultural education and anti-racist education persist. The presentation will define the … [More]

ON Semiconductor Affirms Commitment to Climate Change Action and Transparency

ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has posted its 2020 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) results specific to the semiconductor industry on its social responsibility webpage. In addition, the company confirmed that its sustainability programs are aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The … [More]

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $64.5M Sale of Luxury Multifamily Community in Arizona

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield announced the firm has brokered the sale of Village at Aspen Place, a 222-unit Class A, mixed-use luxury multifamily community located within a premier lifestyle center in Flagstaff, Arizona. An entity formed by Orange County, California-based NNC Apartment Ventures, LLC acquired the Village at Aspen Place community for $64.5 million. The seller was an … [More]

SBA Extends Deferment Period for all Covid-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note. All SBA disaster … [More]

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