Chef Scott Conant Expands Restaurant Portfolio with The Americano in North Scottsdale

The Americano

Chef Scott Conant is expanding his Arizona restaurant portfolio with the announcement that he and his SC Culinary Inc. team have partnered with Creation Hospitality, led by Bob Agahi and David Sellers, for the ownership and operation of The Americano, an Italian-inspired steakhouse, in North Scottsdale. Through this new relationship, Conant will exclusively lead the culinary … [More]

Harkins Presents October Fright Nights Every Friday and Saturday for $5

Harkins Theatres

Celebrate the spookiest time of the year with Harkins October Fright Nights! All month long, see your favorite frightening films on the big screen every Friday and Saturday at 7PM and 9PM for only $5. Get ready for a seriously scary affair featuring everything from the family fun fantasy of The Nightmare Before Christmas to the head-spinning horror of The Exorcist! For more … [More]

ZooLights is Back. Walk or Cruise this Holiday Tradition

Phoenix Zoo

The Valley’s most cherished holiday tradition, ZooLights, presented by SRP, is back with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures and our Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 creatures — polar bears, mammoths, peacocks and more, all aglow. And this year, there’s a NEW way to feel the magic. Cruise ZooLights, the drive-thru experience that is not to be … [More]

Intel Wins US Government Advanced Packaging Project


The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Intel Federal LLC the second phase of its State-of-the-Art Heterogeneous Integration Prototype (SHIP) program. The SHIP program enables the U.S. government to access Intel’s state-of-the-art semiconductor packaging capabilities in Arizona and Oregon and take advantage of capabilities created by Intel’s tens of billions of dollars of … [More]

ASU Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Expand COVID-19 Testing in Underserved Arizona Communities

Arizona State University

In Arizona, as in other parts of the country, data shows that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the American Indian, African American and Latinx communities, as well as other vulnerable populations. A $4.7 million grant from the National Institute of Health to ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) is on the way to help address this by funding a rapid … [More]

Why This Is a Great Time to Start a Small Business

by David DeLorenzo

Since the onset of the pandemic, the world has changed dramatically in so many ways. Thousands of people have struggled with their health and the loss of loved ones and others have lost their jobs or businesses due to COVID-19. There’s no denying there have been some very real struggles in nearly every facet of what we once knew as “normal” life. However, I’m one to look on the … [More]

September Strong Job Growth Chiefly Making Up for Declines

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In September, notable … [More]

Major Venue Management Co. Agreement to Bring Global Exposure to Westgate Entertainment District

ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, announced today that it has entered into a Billboard Lease and Sponsorship Sales Agreement with YAM Westgate, LLC with respect to Westgate Entertainment District which is located adjacent to the Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium; both of which are also managed by ASM Global. Located in the heart of … [More]

Learning Pods: The Future of the Workforce

by Nicholas Wyman

Mention heutagogy, and there will be blank stares. It’s an approach that celebrates self-directed lifelong learning skills and is a good fit for workplaces. The term was coined some two decades ago. It’s not necessarily a solo activity, either. Learning hooks into social and emotional domains and is a skill one needs to keep sharp and finesse. The World Bank has been on … [More]

Their Take: UArizona’s Eller Professor Says Arizona Unemployment ‘Worrisome’

Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

In response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reporting that the trend downward in number of new weekly jobless claims has stalled, Juan Pantano, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, believes this focuses more on the aggregate national picture and that the national figures mask substantial heterogeneity across … [More]

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