Alerus Expands SBA Lending Strength with Addition of 5 Specialists

Alerus

Alerus is pleased to announce it is strengthening its U.S. Small Business Administration lending capabilities with the addition of an expert SBA team. Led by industry veteran John Kimball, who most recently served as SBA lending manager at MidWestOne Bank, the five-person team collectively has more than 100 years of business banking and small business lending experience at … [More]

SBA Launches ‘Community Navigator Pilot’ Program Application 

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, … [More]

Valleywise Health Earns High Ratings from Moody’s and Fitch Credit Rating Agencies

Valleywise Health

Valleywise Health has received some of the highest ratings awarded by Moody’s Investment Services and Fitch, two national credit rating agencies, for its 2021 bond sale. Moody’s assigned an “Aa3” rating and Fitch a “AA-“ rating to the healthcare district’s general obligation bonds that were overwhelmingly approved by Maricopa County voters in 2014. Both agencies … [More]

Salt River Project Selects Emerson for Distribution Grid Modernization Project

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Salt River Project (SRP), the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix area, has selected Emerson’s OSI digital grid solutions to reliably manage its distribution power grid, optimize operations and incorporate a growing supply of distributed energy resources. Emerson’s technologies and smart grid platform will coordinate the utility’s distribution operations that … [More]

Water Economy: 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Conserve Our Most Precious Resource

by Edgar R. Olivo

Water is at the core of Arizona’s economy, lifestyle and uniqueness. Clean, reliable water sources are important for our communities and economy to thrive. Small businesses from all regions and industry sectors of Arizona’s economy have an active role in supporting policy and investments to secure Arizona’s water future. Arizona uses around 36% of its water from the Colorado … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Economía del agua: 5 formas en que las pequeñas empresas pueden conservar nuestro recurso más preciado

por Edgar R. Olivo

El agua es el núcleo de la economía, el estilo de vida y la distinción de Arizona. Las fuentes de agua limpias y confiables son importantes para que nuestras comunidades y nuestra economía prosperen. Las pequeñas empresas de todas las regiones y sectores industriales de la economía de Arizona tienen un papel activo en el apoyo de políticas e inversiones para asegurar el futuro … [More]

3 Ways an Evolved HR Team Drives Profits

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adapt to a new reality, many human resources departments faced challenges like never before. Now a question that confronts companies is whether their HR departments have evolved enough to come through for them in a world that continues to change with unprecedented rapidity, says Bill Lyons, the ForbesBooks author of We Are HR: … [More]

The Art of Compliance: Doing What’s Right, Not Just What’s Required

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The rest of society got a taste of what corporate compliance officers go through when the pandemic forced restrictions and requirements on the entire population. Suddenly, people were told to wear masks, social distance, and wash their hands more regularly and thoroughly than ever before. Plenty of people didn’t like that, trying to dodge the new rules or openly defying … [More]

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