The Phoenix Symphony to Feature Dynamic Variety of Favorites, Classics for the Holiday Season

Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony will generate some holiday cheer for the Valley with a series of four performances between Thanksgiving and the new year that will provide something for just about every kind of music fan. It all starts on Thanksgiving weekend with “Music of the Knights®”, featuring performances of songs by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney … [More]

New Weekend Outdoor ‘Merchantile Market:’ Apparel, Jewelry, Home Goods, Food & More Up for Grabs

Holiday-dressed-up strollers, pumpkin-spiced everything, and crowds of families ready to hunt for the perfect, locally made gift. This holiday season, forgo the big-box retailers in favor of supporting local artisans – and have a whole lot of fun along the way. Merchantile Market, a new, FREE ADMISSION outdoor artisan marketplace featuring all things vintage, unique and … [More]

Small Business Saturday Tips for Artists

by Catrina Kahler

Right now, shop owners are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, November 27th—which is only a few days away! According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “for every dollar spent at a small business, American Express estimates an average of $0.67 stays in that business's local community.” Local artists, who are small business owners, might need some ideas on how to promote … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 1: Selling to the Federal Government

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies 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]

100-Year-Old City Flag Will Be on Display at Phoenix City Hall

City of Phoenix

​In 1921 Phoenix was a small city of 48,000 and residents were optimistic about the future. Phoenicians felt they needed a symbol of their prosperity and so the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce conducted a contest to design what would become the official flag of the city of Phoenix. The winning design is a 52 inch by 66 inch rectangle of heavy grade soft blue silk taffeta with an … [More]

Goodyear, Ariz., Data Center Will Be Company’s Largest North American Center

Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced the topping out of its first 32MW data center in Goodyear, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, one of the top five data center markets in the U.S. This will be the company’s largest North American campus when fully developed at 160MW and second largest globally, after its 270MW … [More]

Returning to the Job Market? 5 Tips to Leverage Your Skills and Find Fulfillment

The good news for people looking for work is that a large labor shortage continues, and job seekers are gaining leverage as employers, struggling to fill openings, offer extra incentives. But those positive signs for workers wanting to re-enter the workforce don’t guarantee jobs that are a good fit, and an honest self-reassessment is necessary when weighing possibilities in … [More]

Federal Minimum Wage Increases to $15 per Hour

U.S. Department of Labor

On November 22, 2021, the Department announced publication of the final rule, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.” The Department has finalized regulations to implement Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” which was signed by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on April 27, 2021. Executive Order 14026 states that the Federal … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level since 1969

Rick McCartney

In the week ending November 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 199,000, a decrease of 71,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 15, 1969 when it was 197,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 268,000 to 270,000. The 4-week moving average was 252,250, a decrease of … [More]

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