Plan to Mask Up for the Tempe Halloween Stroll, Oct. 25

Rick McCartney

The Halloween Stroll returns to downtown Tempe for its third year on Oct. 25! This year will be a little different, but the thrill of trick-or-treating will continue. “We love to host these smaller activations that bring families to downtown Tempe,” Kate Borders, Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Authority, said. “It’s important to create safe, family-friendly events … [More]

Polo Classic: Even Sexier. Even Safer. And Always Surprising.

The Stella Artois Polo Classic

What's New This Year ...? The Stella Artois Polo Classic: Presented by Ketel One has collaborated with local officials, the City of Scottsdale and WestWorld of Scottsdale to offer you a social-distancing friendly event. Some of the health and safety measure we have implemented this year include: Sideline Parking spaces have been increased in number and in size … [More]

NEW Poll: Nearly Half of Black-Owned Small Businesses Closed Permanently Or Will Soon Shutter Due to Insufficient Federal COVID Relief

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As critical federal coronavirus relief legislation remains stalled in negotiations between lawmakers and the White House, a new poll from Color Of Change and Main Street Alliance out today reveals Black-owned small businesses are being decimated by government inaction and racial inequities. Barring swift and decisive action by Congress to provide direct grants to Black small … [More]

U.S. Loan Serious Delinquencies Spiking Despite Strong Housing Demand

CoreLogic

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for July 2020. On a national level, 6.6% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure). This represents a 2.8-percentage point increase in the overall delinquency … [More]

Phoenix Offers Free Flu Shots, Share with Employees

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With funding assistance from Maricopa County, the city of Phoenix, along with medical partner Passport Health, will offer flu shots at no cost to the community on Saturdays, Oct. 17 and 24. No insurance is required to receive this servi This flu vaccination service is in addition to the no-cost COVID-19 tests already being offered by the city of Phoenix since May. Flu … [More]

Home Values Are Growing at a Pace Not Seen Since the Recovery from the Great Recession

Zillow

The housing market has seen record-breaking growth since June, further cementing its strength amid an uncertain economy, according to the latest Zillow® Real Estate Market Report1. The typical home value rose to $259,906 in September. That incredible growth includes: A month-over-month growth rate of 0.8%, the biggest jump since November 2005. Quarterly growth of … [More]

Brewery Raises Money for Road Safety Awareness, Releases Pumpkin Ale

Pedal Haus Brewery

Pedal Haus Brewery is excited to announce the release of its Robert Allen Dollar (RAD) Pumpkin Ale. The craft brew launches this Saturday, October 17 at both the Tempe and Chandler locations. Half of the sales from this beer will go back to the Rob Dollar Foundation, while supplies last. The organization’s mission is to engage with existing park safety initiatives to … [More]

7 Rules You Need to Know for B2B Lead Generation

by Christopher Tompkins

So, you have heard the term “lead generation” before. But what does this actually mean for how you should operate your business? To start, there are a few things to break down: Many B2B business owners do not know where to begin when it comes to gaining quality leads. They want to make sales, but they have no specific strategy to reach their goal. Add to that the fact … [More]

Is Home-Based Work Productive? Or Not?

Rick McCartney

According to Cynthia Spraggs, this recent NPR article isn't about Zoom meetings at all. It is about whether home-based work is productive or not. "There are a lot of spurious statistics from low sample sizes. If employees are fatigued by being on video all day (honestly what a nightmare), you can make this better by reconsidering the webcam," says Spraggs. "Clearly, if … [More]