Arizona Nonprofits Report Losses Could Be $433 Million by Year’s End

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Nonprofits across Arizona are reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in real numbers, according to a survey by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. This week, the Alliance received 306 responses to its updated Covid-19 Nonprofit Impact Pulse Survey and is reporting 98% of responding organizations have been significantly impacted by the pandemic.  Of those impacted, … [More]

Cox Gives Back to the Tune of $11 Million in COVID-19 Contributions

Cox Communications

Cox customers represent a true cross-section of our community and the company believes in using its resources and voice to help lift those in need.  To demonstrate this commitment, Cox has contributed nearly $11 million in cash and in-kind COVID-19 contributions to date in Phoenix and Southern Arizona. Even though the majority of the company’s 3,000 Arizona … [More]

The Maricopa Community Colleges Are 3D Printing PPE For Medical Workers

Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa Community Colleges in collaboration with the Healthcare Education Department and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, are using 3D printers for manufacturing and donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE will be delivered to healthcare providers and first responders across the Valley to bring relief to the Arizona community and assist those in need … [More]

Valley Credit Union Surpasses 450 Processed PPP Loans

Arizona Federal Credit Union

In the wake of COVID-19, small business owners in Maricopa County turned quickly to apply for, and receive, financial assistance through the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Arizona Federal Credit Union quickly responded to this influx of requests from its member-owners to help them navigate the process and get the business-saving loans to keep … [More]

Phoenix Partners with Local Nonprofits to Protect Vulnerable Populations

City of Phoenix

During COVID-19 the needs of Phoenix’s vulnerable populations have been put into even greater focus. Those that were vulnerable before COVID, especially individuals experiencing homelessness, are at a greater risk for virus transmission due to issues like sanitation and shelter. Phoenix City Council recently unanimously approved nearly $27 million dollars to ensure greater … [More]

Tread Carefully when Terminating Employees during a Pandemic

by Joshua C. Black, Esq.

With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, there are a few additional considerations Arizona employers must keep in mind when terminating the employment of a current employee. Generally, Arizona employers enjoy wide latitude when hiring and firing due to the State’s doctrine of “at will” employment. Under at-will employment, an employer is not required to establish “just … [More]

WEBINAR – May 12: Help Your Business and Employees Navigate the Return to Work

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber is proud to partner with the US Chamber of Commerce to help your business and employees navigate the return to work safely, successfully, and sustainably. Next Tuesday from 1 - 2pm, hear from Jennings Imel, Western Region Manager for the US Chamber, as he covers the following topics: Beyond PPP & EIDL; Main Street Lending Program, Employee … [More]

Navigating the Multifamily Real Estate Market during these Challenging Times

by Shravan Parsi

Like nearly every industry, the multifamily real estate market has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it may have one advantage that some industries don’t. People always need a place to live. For investors or potential investors in multifamily real estate, that means it’s just a matter of waiting for opportune moments to arise once the worst of the crisis has … [More]

BBB Seeking Nominations for Annual ‘Torch Awards for Ethics’ Program

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) is seeking public nominations to recognize companies as part of the annual Torch Awards for Ethics program. The event celebrates businesses that positively impact the community, keeping ethics and integrity at the forefront of operations. Now is an especially important time to highlight businesses that take strides … [More]

Health Certification for Businesses to Ensure Safety to Reopen

HealthyVerify Certification

Businesses can obtain independent verification that they have taken steps above and beyond conventional guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at their stores and offices under a new process developed by doctors, researchers and legal experts in Phoenix. The HealthyVerify Certification provides business operators a year’s worth of counsel and support based on … [More]

WEBINAR – May 12: Best Practices for Opening Your Doors for Business

Fennemore Craig

The regulations and guidance are constantly changing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Understand the applicable guidance and regulations for operating your business in compliance with the CDC, OSHA, and state and local ordinances. In addition, understand the various labor and employment issues that will come up as employees are asked to come back to work. Please join us … [More]

How HR Leaders Recruit Top Talent in a Remote-First World

by Vanessa Tierney

These are exceptional times. According to a Gartner online poll of Asian HR leaders in March 2020, “among 805 organizations responding, 88 percent now encourage or require employees to work from home.” As COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the world, governments have turned to measures such as social distancing to disrupt the contagion. Doing so has caused the way we work … [More]

Romantic Restaurant’s New Expanded Dining Room to Include Social Distancing Measures

Marcellino Ristorante

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Marcellino Ristorante is reopening today to offer dinner take-out/curbside service with plans to reopen its newly remodeled dining room on Monday, May 11, after Arizona’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The romantic restaurant’s dining room will be open for dinner service only seven nights per week: Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 … [More]

National Laundry Service App Expands to West Valley

WashClub Phoenix

WashClub Phoenix, a national app-based laundry service that launched in the Valley of the Sun last month, is expanding its mobile laundry service to the West Valley. The online, on-demand mobile laundry service company has started serving the areas of Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria and Tolleson. "We've had an overwhelming … [More]

New Pandemic Relief Program to Fuel Business Productivity During Shelter-in-Place


To help businesses survive and thrive during the COVID-19 disruption, San Francisco-based SalesHood today announced a Pandemic Relief Program that provides companies with its award-winning sales and business enablement platform free for 90 days. “COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work almost overnight,” said Elay Cohen, CEO and co-founder of SalesHood. “With business … [More]

Indoor Waterparks Co. Donates to Nonprofit Helping Homeless Families

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that rescues primarily first-time homeless families and their pets and helps them return to independence, received a donation of hundreds of linens from Great Wolf Lodge Arizona. This effort is part of Great Wolf Lodge’s company-wide Paw Pledge initiative, which focuses on health and safety of its guests and pack, … [More]

EIDL Loans Now Open to Farmers, Fishers and Ranchers for COVID-19 Relief

American Sustainable Business Council

The Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance/Loan portal is temporarily open for agricultural businesses that were previously ineligible for the program. New non-agricultural business applications will not be accepted. The portal will be opened for a limited period, and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. The link to the portal will be: … [More]

Food, Tourism, Healthcare to Get Boost through Grants from Scottsdale Economic Group

Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority

The Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority is stepping up with an innovative infusion of capital for small businesses walloped by the economic tsunami of COVID-19. The new program provides $200,000 of funding in $5000 grants for local businesses in the food and beverage, tourism and healthcare sectors, which have been especially hard hit by this global … [More]

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