Arizona Announces State Fair Returning in 2021

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona State Fair Board decided unanimously to temporarily relocate the State Fair to a new, larger and safer location for 2021. The Arizona State Fair is an annual event that draws more than one million guests, and today’s decision will allow the fair to proceed later this year. Last fall, the State Fair was canceled due to COVID-19, prompting an offer from the Gila … [More]

NortonLifeLock Experts Warn Against COVID-Related Tax Phishing Scams

NortonLifeLock Inc.

On the heels of the IRS tax filing extension in the U.S., NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today alerted consumers to surging tax-related phishing scams and shared Cyber Safety tips to help people stay ahead of cybercriminals and more safely take advantage of the extended time to file this season. While tax-related identity theft is an ongoing threat … [More]

Hip Boutique Hotel Brand ‘Aiden by Best Western’ Continues Global Expansion in Scottsdale

Rick McCartney

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its newest Aiden hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, offering travelers access to the pinnacle of boutique, resort and upscale lodging. A trendy boutique hotel with an urban, modern and sophisticated theme, Aiden @ Scottsdale North’s refreshing style is infused with unique elements that capture the city’s charisma and … [More]

North Scottsdale Gets New Buck &Rider Restaurant

LGO Hospitality

The team at LGO Hospitality is excited to announce that its wildly popular Buck &Rider restaurant is coming to North Scottsdale at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo Blvd. in the Shops at Chauncey Ranch. Known for flying in seafood fresh daily (a first for Arizona), Buck &Rider has earned high praise since opening its doors in 2015. The restaurant … [More]

WEBINAR – Mar 30, Apr 1, 6, 8: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 134: TUESDAY - March 30 | 9:00 AM Understanding Small Business Loans Hear from Karen Burns, Pima SBDC Interim Director and banking expert, as she discusses the various types of small business lenders … [More]

Governor Halts Restrictions on Events, Businesses and Masks

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

With the state of Arizona hitting several important public health benchmarks, Governor Doug Ducey announced several updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures, including on events, businesses and local ordinances. Several key data points contributed to these changes: Mass distribution of the vaccine: 3,041,773 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to … [More]

Small Business Recovery Remains Fragile, Says Survey


The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. This survey marks NFIB’s 16th survey in the series, which started in early March 2020. Thirteen percent of small business owners report that they will have to close their doors if current economic conditions do not improve over the next six months, down from 25% … [More]

Carvana to Revolutionize Fan Experience for 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Season


Leading online auto retailer Carvana, known for its immersive, patented, 360-degree photo technology, is giving INDYCAR fans an experience they’ll never forget: the chance to get up close and personal with Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 48 Honda and select Jimmie Johnson’s Indy car paint scheme for five NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2021 races. Fans can visit to learn … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Lowest since Pandemic Began

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

In the week ending March 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 684,000, a decrease of 97,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 11,000 from 770,000 to 781,000. The 4-week moving average was 736,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

Two New Amazon Sortation Centers to Arizona, Enters Southern Arizona Market, Continues West Valley Presence

VanTrust Real Estate

VanTrust Real Estate announced the start of construction on two new Amazon sortation centers, including their first Southern Arizona project in Tucson, Ariz. Continuing its investment in Arizona with two facilities that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, the facilities are expected to open later this year and create hundreds of new full- and part-time … [More]

Their Take: There’s a Better Way of Helping Kids with Developmental Disabilities

By Aritro Majumdar, Co-founder and CEO, Rayo

I used to work as a caregiver for kids with special needs. And I absolutely loved it. What I didn’t love was filling out the mountains of paperwork used to track what a caregiver has done when they meet with a client. Not only did it take away from the time I had to directly interact with the kids, it seemed more perfunctory and maintenance-driven as opposed to purposeful … [More]

Five Partnerships that Lead to Increased ROI

by Amanda Nielsen

“If You Market” podcast hosts Sky Cassidy and Karla Jo Helms interview Amanda Nielsen about the power partnerships offer companies when deployed successfully. An expert in relationships between SAS companies and agencies/consultants, she shares her insights on how to find, nurture and keep partnerships. Partnerships, simply put, are the relationships established between … [More]

What You Need If You Are Called to Lead

by Rhea Seddon, M.D.

At some point in their life, most people will be called upon to lead. Whether it was being the line leader in third grade or the president of a large corporation, specific required skills come along with the job. Today’s world offers significant challenges for both emerging and experienced leaders. Many people don’t start out to be a leader but the paths they have chosen … [More]

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