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]