Health and Wellness Company’s Philanthropic Efforts Recognize Local Heroes

Plexus Worldwide

Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct-selling health and wellness company, is proud to recognize the heroic work of first responders during the coronavirus crisis. To ensure officers and staff at local police departments have access to nutritious meals during this busy time, Plexus donated 1,480 bags of Lean Meal Replacement Shakes to the Mesa Police Department and … [More]

WEBINAR – May 27: Minority Business Development Agency – Creating Growth & Success: Strategies for Your Comeback

Minority Business Development Agency

Creating Growth & Success: Strategies for Your Comeback Register Now Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 1-2:30 PM EDT The current economic climate has reminded us of the vulnerabilities of entrepreneurship—especially for WMBEs. Join our panelist of speakers as we discuss how to navigate through times of unexpected adversity or hardships as entrepreneurs and … [More]

Phoenix-Based Bank Donates $150,000 to AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Western Alliance Bank has donated $150,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting Arizona’s medical professionals and families in need. The fund has received more than $8.2 million in donations, which will be used to help mitigate the medical and economic impact of COVID-19 in Arizona. “Arizona’s business community continues to step up to provide aid where it’s … [More]

One-Quarter of Small-Business Borrowers Anticipate Needing Additional Help


As applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans slow, the nation’s leading small-business association today released the results of a comprehensive survey of its members about how these loans are being used, the effect they’re having, and challenges owners face in maximizing loan forgiveness. “With 1 out of 4 small businesses being ‘severely negatively impacted’ … [More]

Honing Job Skills in this Unusual Market

Toastmasters International

As unemployment numbers continue to rise in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have suddenly found themselves needing to update their resumes and CVs and polish their job interviewing skills. Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has been offering its members a safe place to … [More]

Manufacturers Unveil Industry COVID-19 Shared Practices

Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, released a new collection of emerging strategies and operational practices that leading manufacturers of all sizes are implementing to keep their employees safe and facilities operating. The MLC’s “New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19” brings together the best … [More]

New Small Business Report: Severe Economic Impact on Nation’s Small Business Community

National Association for the Self-Employed

With the novel coronavirus impacting small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today highlighted the survey results of the State of Small Business Report conducted by the Small Business Roundtable and Facebook, which indicates that small and medium-sized businesses in the United States are being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. NASE has … [More]

WEBINAR – May 27: The Shape of Things to Come

Rick McCartney

The Shape of Things to Come An in-depth look at the impact the Global Health Crisis has had on industrial property performance and investment trends. Insights on how the eventual recovery will reshape the Industrial landscape. REGISTER HERE The industrial landscape and performance outlook What eCommerce overdrive means for industrial space demand Evolving … [More]

Scottsdale Biotech Co. Partners to Heal Veterans and Active Military

BioLab Sciences

BioLab Sciences, a regenerative biotechnology company, today announced a partnership with Red One Medical that will help veterans and active military members access breakthrough wound healing and regenerative medicine. Red One Medical is private sector innovation partner of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals. As a Service-Disabled … [More]

Phoenix Grants $14M for Small and Micro Businesses and Restaurants

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix is helping its small businesses, microbusinesses and restaurants to the tune of $14 million. With a new round of grants, the mayor and council are directing a portion of the city’s federal CARES Act funding into the hands of struggling Phoenix businesses through the Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants Program. The Resiliency grants include a second … [More]

Phoenix Gains the Most New Population in 2019, Fourth Consecutive Year

City of Phoenix

Topping the nation in population growth for the fourth consecutive year, Phoenix added more new people than any other city in 2019 compared to the 2018 population estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau 2019 estimates rank Phoenix on top with a gain of 26,317 new residents, bringing its estimated population to 1,680,992. The population growth still pegs Phoenix’s as the fifth … [More]

2.4M Jobless Claims Last Week, Making 9-Week Total more than 38M

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending May 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 2,438,000, a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 294,000 from 2,981,000 to 2,687,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,042,000, a decrease of 501,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average … [More]

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