The Show Must Go On: Getting Creative and Better than Ever

by Kerry Dunne

We could be entering a “Golden Age of Entertainment.” This is, admittedly, a bold statement given that shockwaves have rippled through the industry as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. From major culinary events to live concerts, all has ceased for now. Only the future will tell, and it may be the creativity of artists and producers that triumphs over all. Anyone who has … [More]

Arizona Nordstrom Brands Reopen Locations with Safety as Priority

Nordstrom

Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Last Chance stores in Arizona will reopen to customers this Thursday, May 21. Nordstrom will bring their employees back to work and look forward to welcoming customers.  See the full list of re-opening Nordstrom stores here, and additional info for each store by searching on the Mordstrom Store Locator Page. Nordstrom is taking a phased, … [More]

SRP Donates $100,000 to Support Arizonans in Need, Frontline Medical Professionals

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Salt River Project (SRP) has donated $100,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting frontline workers and efforts to mitigate the medical and economic impact of COVID-19 in Arizona. To date, the fund has received more than $8.2 million in donations. “Arizonans continue to step up and support each other during COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Medical professionals, … [More]

COVID-19 Will Change Job Recruiting: Here’s How Companies Need to Adapt

by Jack Whatley

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the business world and put tens of millions out of work in the U.S. At the same time, it’s caused a seismic shift in the way many companies operate, the biggest change being that more business functions are done while working remotely. But along with the work-from-home aspect, the fallout from the coronavirus will fundamentally change … [More]

In-Depth: A Look at All Types of Insurance during Pandemic

by Michael Giusti

People may debate whether or not this pandemic could have been foreseen, but in most areas of the insurance industry, they saw it coming 18 years ago. That is because, following the SARS epidemic in 2002, nearly every line of insurance coverage began writing in clauses that excluded pandemics and infectious disease causes, protecting many insurers from having to pay out claims … [More]

Global Leader in the Aviation Aftermarket Marks Major Milestone

AvAir

AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, celebrates its 20th anniversary this May. Since its inception, the company, based in Chandler, Arizona, has expanded globally and services more than 2,400 customers in 118 countries. “As the first AvAir employee hired when it was founded in 2000, it’s been amazing to watch the company … [More]

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Receives Two Full URAC Accreditations

TriWest Healthcare Alliance

TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today that it has earned two full URAC accreditations: one for its Health Network program and one for its Case Management program. URAC, based in Washington, D.C., is an independent accreditation entity with a mission to advance health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. Receiving URAC … [More]

WEBINAR – May 19: Cybersecurity Strategies | Avoiding scams during the pandemic

Arizona Technology Council

Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series: Cybersecurity Strategies | Avoiding scams during the pandemic Join the Arizona Technology Council for its Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series that brings together tech titans, outstanding CTOs, advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem. This Virtual Speaker Series is … [More]

Safely Returning to Work During the Pandemic

Auscura

Most people will acquire the novel coronavirus before a vaccine is available. A business that does not require screening its staff for symptoms – an essential aspect of infection control – may become a transmission hotspot. When many employees get sick at once, operations are disrupted, individuals become resentful, and wrongdoing claims increase. Offices located in urban areas … [More]

Report Refutes Claims that Corporate Profits Are Rising

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

A vocal contingent of scholars, advocates, and elected officials has raised alarms about the economy becoming too concentrated at the expense of competition, innovation, prices, and wages. Their arguments hinge on the idea that corporate profits have been rising. But a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading … [More]

Pandemic Thinking: How to Keep Your Head in the (Long) Game

by RJon Robins

The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling and toppling many U.S. small businesses. Often called “the backbone of the economy,” small businesses that are managing to survive face an uncertain future. As states start to reopen, consumer spending is in steep decline while unemployment skyrockets and many people remain hesitant to venture out. But some entrepreneurs find their … [More]

Mobile Disinfection Service Co. Helps Businesses Get Sanitized, Safe and Re-Opened 

Sanitized Now

Sanitized Now, a mobile disinfection company, is helping create Safe Sanitized  Spaces for home and office. The company provides a combination of special disinfection/sanitizing (no touch spray) and Germicidal Irradiation UV-C light to kill dangerous bacteria and viruses on a large list of office and household surfaces. “We’re providing solutions to keeping spaces safer for … [More]

WEBINAR – May 20: PPP Loan Forgiveness Explained and Other Questions Answered

NFIB

This week NFIB's Holly Wade and Beth Milito will be joined by banking expert Colin Barrett, President/CEO of the Tennessee Bankers Association, to discuss how to avoid running afoul of PPP loan forgiveness rules, how to complete the forgiveness application, and other practical advice that businesses can use to get employees back to work and resume operations safely. Like … [More]

International Trade Deemed Essential in Tackling COVID-19

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

As the decision-making body of the World Health Organization opened its 73rd World Health Assembly in Geneva, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today joined a worldwide network of independent think tanks to issue a “Joint Declaration on the Importance of Collaboration, Open Trade, and Innovation in Tackling COVID-19,” calling on governments to take a … [More]

Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It

by Michael Brody

Leaders in the boardroom aren’t often compared to addicts struggling to survive, but they do have a few important factors in common. Instead of chasing drugs, leaders often chase professional, financial and social success–often to the detriment of themselves and the people around them–while wearing masks to hide their true selves. In Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to … [More]

Survey Finds Employees Are Happier than Pre-Pandemic

SurveyMonkey

CNBC and SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK), a leading global survey software company, today announced the results of their latest Workforce Survey. CNBC and SurveyMonkey together polled over 9,000 workers in the U.S. to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on employee satisfaction. Nearly half of all respondents (48%) noted they are currently doing their jobs remotely. Among all … [More]