The Great ‘Arizona Testing Blitz’ in Second Weekend

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizonans can access COVID-19 testing tomorrow, Saturday, May 9 at more than 40 locations across the state as part of the Arizona Testing Blitz. Both drive-through and onsite testing will be available. Arizonans can find the nearest testing location and hours of operation as well as pre-register by visiting azhealth.gov/TestingBlitz. Testing is available to anyone who thinks … [More]

North Valley Mall Rolls Out Touch-Free Drive-In Takeout Options

Desert Ridge Marketplace

A portion of Desert Ridge Marketplace’s parking lot will transform into “Drive-In to Delish” offering touch-free delivery from participating restaurant tenants starting today, Tuesday, May 5. The delivery area will be located on the north side of The District near Tikka Shack and Yard House. Participating restaurants include Tikka Shack, Nori Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen, … [More]

2 Drive-In-Movie Pop-Ups Show Top Films

Moonlight Movie Night

Moonlight Movie Night will bring a new round of classic motion pictures to its Sonora Village and Westgate Entertainment District locations. For tickets and showtimes please visit AZPopUpMovies.com. MOVIES: Sonora Village May 7 - 10, 2020 Bohemian Rhapsody Mrs. Doubtfire Westgate Entertainment District May 7 - 14, 2020 Night at the Museum The … [More]

Expert Tips to Avoid Weight Gain, Stay Fit, AND Body-Image Positive

by Nathaniel Jordan

COVID-19 has forced us into month 2 of isolation. For many, this means another month of binging, boozing, and stress-baking - a perfect recipe for weight gain. All the couch-sitting, TV-watching, and quarantine-snacking are taking a toll on our health. But so are the fat jokes and memes that fill social media. (While often hilarious, they can fuel anxiety - which is not great … [More]

WEBINAR – May 12: Crucial Export Finance Assistance During COVID-19

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Arizona Chamber is proud to partner with EXIM, the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority to bring our members this free webinar: Crucial Export Finance Assistance During COVID-19. Join us to hear directly from EXIM President and Chairwoman Kimberly Reed and to learn about resources available for U.S. Exporters. This presentation will provide … [More]

Hometown Restaurant Co. Reopens Popular Restaurants with Safety, Good Vibes a Priority

Upward Projects

After two-months of operating to-go only, Upward Projects will thoughtfully re-open in-restaurant dining at its collection of foodie-favorites across Arizona, including Postino WineCafé, Windsor, Churn, Joyride Taco House and Federal Pizza. Upward Projects will begin their phased reopening on Thursday, May 14, with all locations open by Saturday, May 16. Most important, all … [More]

East Valley Chambers Release Third COVID-19 Business Impact Report

East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) released today the findings from the third survey of a series conducted of its more than 5,000 members to determine the status of funding and rent relief options. The report includes responses from nineteen industry sectors and nearly 75 percent of respondents represent businesses with less than 20 employees. It should be … [More]

Credit Union West Supports Continuing Education

Credit Union West

Credit Union West is deeply committed to supporting the continuing education of local students. To support the development of these future leaders in Maricopa and Yavapai counties, Credit Union West has awarded five graduating high school seniors $1,000 scholarships to use toward college costs. The 2020 Credit Union West Scholarship recipients are: Eduardo Avila, … [More]

Top Restaurants Enhance Stringent Safety, Require Reservations upon Reopening

Rick McCartney

Dominick’s Steakhouse, Steak 44 and Ocean 44 are thrilled to safely and warmly welcome the return of staff and guests into all of its dining rooms starting on Monday, May 11th at 4PM. For the comfort and enjoyment of guests, the Valley’s favorite family of steak and seafood restaurants have enhanced their existing stringent safety and sanitation protocols. Including … [More]

Guidant Law Firm Hires Stockton Banfield to Help Small Businesses Navigate Challenging Economic Conditions

Guidant Law Firm

To help small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) affected by state-mandated shutdowns, Guidant Law Firm has hired attorney Stockton Banfield to address their unique challenges. In addition to assisting Guidant’s SMB clients with COVID-19 related business issues, including Small Business Administration loans and loan workouts on business loans and mortgages, Banfield will help … [More]

WEBINAR – May 13: Commercial Leases in the Age of COVID-19

Fennemore Craig

Live webinar presented by Courtney Beller, Jim Bond and Chris Gooch As a result of the economic collapse relating to COVID-19, many tenants failed to make their monthly rent payments that were due at the beginning of April. With the calendar turning over to May, a new wave of tenants have now missed their monthly rent payments that were due at the beginning of May. What … [More]

Commercial Leases in the Age of COVID-19

by Courtney Beller, Jim Bond & Chris Gooch

As a result of the economic collapse relating to COVID-19, many tenants failed to make their monthly rent payments that were due at the beginning of April. With the calendar turning over to May, a new wave of tenants have now missed their monthly rent payments that were due at the beginning of May. What options does this leave for a landlord? Finding Creative … [More]

‘How Do I Let Good People Go at a Time like This?’

by Deb Boelkes

No leader wants to let an employee go. Unfortunately, in these harsh and uncertain economic times, more and more of us find ourselves having to deliver some very bad news. Without question, it's one of the most painful parts of being a leader. But business leaders can let people go without abandoning them emotionally — and, as the pandemic sets in for who knows how long, it's a … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: Cómo crear un plan de regreso al trabajo para sus trabajadores

by Edgar R. Olivo

Ahora más que nunca, los empleados esperarán que sus empleadores implementen políticas para garantizar que estén trabajando en entornos más saludables en un mundo posterior a Covid. La buena noticia es que crear un plan no necesita ser complicado ni costoso, pero requerirá que los empleadores piensen profundamente en esto cuando vuelvan a abrir sus puertas a sus trabajadores y … [More]

Law Firm Grants Request to Food Bank in Response to Pandemic

Jaburg Wilk

Desert Mission Food Bank is facing critical shortages due to Covid-19 pandemic and reached out to Jaburg Wilk with an emergency funding request.  For years, Jaburg Wilk employees have volunteered at Desert Mission Food Bank helping sort, box, pack foods and help food bank clients shop for food. However, since food from restaurants evaporated and food from grocery stores has … [More]

Fixes for Back-to-Work Tech Challenges Businesses Should Address Now

by Dr. Barbara Rembiesa 

As coronavirus-related work-from-home restrictions are lifted, some companies and government agencies are going to be staring down major tech woes as they try to deal with the flood of hardware and software that flowed home with workers. But the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) encourages organizations to also look at the process as an opportunity to put … [More]

Unemployment Rate at 14.7%, U.S. Lost a Record 20.5 Million Jobs in April. Worst since 1940

U.S. Department of Labor

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. Employment fell sharply in all major industry sectors, with particularly heavy job losses in leisure … [More]