Med-Spa Reopens with New Protocols to Protect All

Derma Health Skin & Laser

Derma Health Skin & Laser opened its doors at three Valley locations (Chandler, North Phoenix and Gilbert) Saturday, May 16 and welcomed employees back to work while keeping the public’s safety its first priority. On the day of a patient’s appointment, customers are required to wear face masks in common areas like the lobby. A limited supply of face masks for patients are … [More]

‘Return Stronger’ Website Connects Workers with Training and Career Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority, in partnership with the state’s workforce development network ARIZONA@WORK, has launched a new website to connect Arizonans statewide with employment training resources and virtual career counseling. The Return Stronger Upskilling website is designed to provide workers who are no longer employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a central place … [More]

Phoenix West Commercial mirrors West Valley growth with expansion of its Avondale office

Phoenix West Commercial

Looking to mirror the growth of the West Valley, Phoenix West Commercial, a full-service real estate brokerage firm in Avondale, is expanding as well. “We know the West Valley better than anyone. With our relationships and knowledge, we can help others make connections and grow their commercial real estate business,” said Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, SIOR, Designated … [More]

Valley Health Insurance Co. Commits $5M to Nonprofit to Assist Small Businesses

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committing $5 million to Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) to provide loans through their lending division Prestamos CDFI (Prestamos) to assist Arizona small business owners whose businesses have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaboration will help CPLC distribute loans to small business owners through the … [More]

As ‘Back to Business’ Looms: A CEO’s Experience with the ‘Long Tail’ of COVID-19

Ericho Communications

“I was bedridden for 29 days and literally couldn’t walk from my bedroom to my bathroom without losing my breath.” So began Eric Yaverbaum’s personal experience with COVID-19 in early March. But more than two months after his symptoms first began, he's still short of breath, exhausted, and requires a little more oxygen everyday than was expected from the tank that is now in his … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – May 27: Startup Grind with Maria Luna of Bravo Pay

Startup Grind Arizona

May Startup Grind virtual event will feature Maria Luna, CEO & Co-Founder of Bravo Pay, on  REGISTER HERE What happens when an inspired entrepreneur goes on a vacation and has no way to tip for services? She goes home and creates a solution: Bravo Pay. Join us to learn how Maria Luna, CEO & Co-Founder of Bravo Pay, overcame extreme poverty and fulfilled her life … [More]

Phoenix Development Co. Opens Sedona Multi-Family Residential Housing Community

MEB Management Services

A much-needed multi-family residential housing community is coming to Sedona, Arizona, with the opening of Piñon Lofts Apartments. Piñon Lofts will offer 45 new Energy Star certified apartment homes in four different floor plans consisting of one- and two-bedroom apartments. Keith Holben, President of Phoenix-based MK Company Inc., owner of Piñon Lofts, had the environment … [More]

WEBINAR – May 20: GPEC’s Regional Report: Investment Perspectives

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

On Wednesday, May 20 from 2-3 p.m. MST, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) will bring together an esteemed panel of leading investors to provide perspective about how the pandemic has impacted their investment decisions, and what startup and early-stage companies can do to weather the storm. REGISTER HERE. ** The Zoom meeting details and a calendar attachment will … [More]

Workplace Changes Survey Says ‘No Major Impact’

Quantum Workplace

For the past six weeks since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide, Quantum Workplace tracked several key workplace measures since both employees and employers have been addressing and dealing with three massive workplace changes: 1) the need for employee safety; 2) a workplace that went remote overnight; and, 3) the economic aftermath of the great lockdown. This survey … [More]

New Tool Helps Measure Sustainability Impact of IT Products

TCO Development

To help purchasers of IT products make more sustainable and informed product choices, TCO Development, the organization behind the sustainability certification TCO Certified, has extended their online Product Finder to now include measurable sustainability performance data for certified products. IT products are essential in most organizations, but they come with both social … [More]

Arizona Paid Out $519M in Unemployment Claims Last Week Alone

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today $519 million in state unemployment insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) was issued to claimants last week. An additional $95.5 million was issued to state UI claimants today. Yesterday, PUA applicants filed weekly certifications that will result in payments of $95 million throughout the … [More]

Tech Giant Jumps 21 Spots on 2020 Fortune 500 List

Insight

Tempe-based Insight Enterprises, the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, announced today that it has moved up 21 spots in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings to No. 409. This year marks Insight’s best ranking to date and its 12th year overall on the list; it comes as the organization deepens its expertise and offerings around … [More]

Carvana to Sell Off Stock for ‘General Corporate Purposes’

Carvana

Carvana Co., a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, today announced that it has commenced a public offering of its Class A common stock. Carvana is proposing to sell 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock. The underwriters will offer the shares from time to time for sale in negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices prevailing at the time … [More]

What Small Business Owners Can Do to Steer Their Way Through a Crisis

by Adam Witty

As the nation’s economy continues to struggle because of the impact of COVID-19, small business owners and their leadership skills are being put to the test. They face the task of adapting to the crisis and helping their employees adapt as well. But just what steps can business leaders take to keep employee morale high, make sure the business stays afloat, and manage their … [More]

Phoenix Customers will Soon Have Greater Access to Fiber Gigabit Speeds

CenturyLink

CenturyLink, a provider of high-speed internet service to communities across the country, has expanded its fiber network in many parts of the U.S., and plans to continue this growth by bringing faster internet speeds to additional homes and businesses in several cities. Residential and Small Business Connectivity Through various fiber builds, CenturyLink enabled an … [More]