FirstBank Pays $8,000 of Grocery Bills Ahead of Arizona Gives Day, Coming Apr. 6

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” recently surprised shoppers across the Valley by paying their grocery bills as part of their annual “Give It Forward” campaign to promote Arizona Gives Day. In total, FirstBank covered the cost of nearly $8,000 worth of grocery bills. When customers arrived at three Fry’s … [More]

Donald W. Slager to Succeed Jon Vander Ark at Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. announced industry icon Donald W. Slager has provided his notice of intent to retire from the Company after serving as its Chief Executive Officer for more than a decade and serving as Chief Operating Officer for nearly a decade prior. The move marks the conclusion of a thoughtful and comprehensive, multi-year CEO succession planning process.  President … [More]

COVID-19 Stories: Navajo Woman Business Owner Steps Up to Lead Volunteer Relief Distribution Effort

Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund

Last March, Navajo business owner Vanessa Tullie had just completed construction of a new office space when she responded to a call to join the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund efforts. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Tullie owns and operates a home care agency, appropriately named Ahehee’ Shidine’e Homecare LLC., which loosely translates to mean, “Thank you, my … [More]

D-Backs Open More Seats for Home Opener, Apr. 2

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that capacity at Chase Field will expand to approximately 20,000 fans per game beginning with the home opener on April 9 vs. the Cincinnati Reds. The additional seats will be released on Friday at 9 a.m. after the initial capacity sold out in less than 2 hours last week. “As we continue to see the key measurements improve throughout … [More]

With Eviction Cliff Extended, Here’s How Millions Can Keep Their Homes


More than three million renters said they were at risk of losing their homes with the federal eviction moratorium that set to expire on Wednesday, but a new Zillow analysis shows the number of households ultimately evicted could be as low as 130,000, depending on government action, the pace of economic recovery, and how landlords respond.   That range highlights the need for … [More]

GoDaddy and Naomi Osaka Partner to Bring Her Next Big Project to Life


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, is partnering with global tennis star Naomi Osaka. Together, GoDaddy and Naomi will bring to life a project that Naomi is deeply passionate about and has been working on for over a year. GoDaddy and Naomi expect to reveal the new project later this year. "As I forge my path into entrepreneurship, I'm … [More]

Builder to Debut in Mesa with Neighborhood of 135 Homes

The New Home Company

The New Home Company is continuing its expansion in Arizona. Since starting operations in the state in 2016, the homebuilder has strategically increased its presence in the Phoenix market through the acquisition of land in highly desirable masterplans and areas poised for growth. Its projects have been recognized with awards for planning and design, helping the company gain … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Cómo solicitar las nuevas subvenciones de ayuda de la SBA para teatros, museos y salas de conciertos

por Edgar R. Olivo

La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) anuncio que la aplicación del programa Subvención para operadores de locales cerrados (SVOG por sus siglas en inglés) está programada para abrirse el 8 de abril de 2021 para ayudar a los teatros, museos y salas de conciertos. El programa SVOG se estableció a través de la Ley de Ayuda Económica para Pequeñas … [More]

How to Apply for the New SBA Relief Grants for Theaters, Museums and Concert Venues

by Edgar R. Olivo

The Small Business Administration announced that the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program application is slated to open April 8, 2021, to help theatres, museums and concert venues. The SVOG program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide more than $16 billion in … [More]

Arizonans Launch Effort to Fortify State’s Economy through Clean Air and Energy

Arizona Thrives

Arizonans have launched Arizona Thrives to attract more high-wage jobs and enhance the livability of our communities. More than 60 landmark companies and organizations have joined the Arizona Thrives Alliance to transition from carbon-based fuels to clean energy including Arizona Forward, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Chicanos Por La Causa, Cox Communications, Greater Yuma … [More]

Phoenix and Scottsdale Solar Co-Ops Launched to Help Residents Go Solar

Solar United Neighbors

Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the launch of two new solar co-ops to help residents go solar together: the Phoenix Solar Co-op and the Scottsdale Solar Co-op. “These two co-ops will help more residents of Phoenix and Scottsdale join the growing community of people saving money by harnessing solar power,” said Bret Fanshaw, Arizona program director for … [More]

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