Arizona College-Going and Completion Rates Improve, but Still Lag Nationally

Arizona Board of Regents

Approximately 52 percent of Arizona’s 2018 high school graduates enrolled in a two or four-year degree granting institution within one year of graduation, as compared with just over 69 percent of their peers nationwide. College going and completion for Arizona remains uneven across demographics and continues to trail the national average, according the Arizona Board of … [More]

HVAC Co. Growth Continues with Acquisition of Arizona’s Dukes of Air

HomeServe USA Corp.

HomeServe USA, a leading provider of service plans, repair, and installation services for the home, today announced the acquisition of Arizona’s Dukes of Air, LLC (Dukes). Based in Mesa, Dukes is an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited company and the third company HomeServe has acquired in the greater Phoenix area since 2019. Dukes was founded in 2013 by the husband and … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 1 and 3: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp and Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.     SESSION 101: TUESDAY - December 1 | 9:00 AM COVID-19 Tax Relief for Individuals and Small Businesses During this session, learn detailed information on how COVID-19 tax … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 2: Virtual Workshop – Selling to the Federal Government

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities remain available for small businesses to bid on contracts and contribute to the mission of agencies. Join us for an overview of how to sell to the federal government, to include SBA programs and certifications to assist your small … [More]

Airport Retailer Opens COVID-19 Testing Facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor

XpresSpa Group, Inc., a health and wellness company, announced with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department for an XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Company is converting a closed urgent care medical clinic, located pre-security in Terminal 4, which is adjacent to the PHX Sky Train® corridor, to an XpresCheck Testing … [More]

5 Ways to Thank Your Local Small Business 

by Robert J. Blaney

In the middle of a pandemic that has taken so much from us, acts of celebration and sharing hold an even deeper significance.  Although our holidays celebrations will look different this year, our values remain unchanged.  This is a season of caring, a season of giving.  We each look for ways to ease suffering and connect with our loved ones, even if over a computer screen.  As … [More]

COVID-19 Self-Ordered Diagnostic Testing and Expanded Sample Collection Locations Now Available

Sonora Quest Laboratories

Sonora Quest Laboratories, the market share leader in diagnostic laboratory testing in Arizona, has announced expansions to its COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services. Patients are now able to utilize their local Patient Service Center for the collection of COVID-19 samples. Services are provided carside and inside select Sonora Quest locations. Patients are now also able to … [More]

Arizona Historical Society Launches New Holiday Gift Program

Arizona Historical Society

Looking for a gift experience that’s fun, affordable, and family-friendly? Give the gift of historic discovery with an annual membership to the Arizona Historical Society. This year the Arizona Historical Society is extending Gift Memberships purchased in November and December from 12 to 15 months. That’s three extra months to visit AHS history museums in Flagstaff, Tempe, … [More]

4 Unexpected Ways Holiday Networking Has Been Changed by the Pandemic

by Lisa Rangel

This is certainly a year that is different than any other.  Many things have changed, as has job searching.  And job searching during the holiday season is certainly different this year.  Here are four ways holiday job searching is different and how you can make the best of it to still land your next role during this season and before 2021 starts. College Buddy … [More]

Aging Workforce, Technical Skills Shortage and the Importance of CTE in Schools

by Greg Donovan

America is dealing with an unprecedented shortage of skilled labor. The Department of Labor reports that while there are 7.6 million unfilled jobs, only 6.5 million people were looking for work. This is the same situation in Arizona. The industries seeing the largest talent gap are construction, health care and personal care, followed by computer and mathematical occupation. … [More]

Global Digital Ad Spending to Jump 14% YOY and Hit $395B in 2021


Although the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the growth of digital advertising, online ads are still expected to increase their market share this year. After a sharp fall in ad spending in March, the last few months have witnessed strong growth across all regions, as millions of consumers shifted to websites and webshops from brick-and-mortar stores. According to data presented by … [More]

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