Arizona Celebrates Manufacturing Month

Governor Doug Ducey declared October as Arizona Manufacturing Month to highlight and recognize all the manufacturers in the state who play a vital role in Arizona’s expanding economy. “Our manufacturing industry is a national powerhouse,” said Governor Ducey. “Just this year, Arizona has attracted several new manufacturing firms, from KORE Power in Buckeye to CP Technologies … [More]

Small Business Labor Shortage Worsens in September


Fifty-one percent (seasonally adjusted) of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, up one point from August and a record-high reading for the second consecutive month, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. The number of unfilled job openings continues to exceed the 48-year historical average of 22%. “More and more … [More]

Florence Crittenton Services and Chicanos Por La Causa Join Forces

On the anniversary of 125 years of service, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona is excited to announce that it will become an affiliate nonprofit agency of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). Both longstanding, renowned and committed organizations will leverage expertise, capacity and resources to assure continuity of programs to empower girls and young women across the … [More]

Enterprising Podcast for Business Leaders Launches

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust, the banking subsidiary of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC), has launched a new podcast for business leaders who want to build powerful connections, learn how to cultivate relationships and keep business relationships healthy and strong. The first three episodes of the podcast are now available, and new episodes will be released … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fell for the First Time in Four Weeks

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending October 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, a decrease of 38,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 362,000 to 364,000. The 4-week moving average was 344,000, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Cox Donates to Fresh Start’s Family Law Support Program

Coc Communications

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation reports that 69 percent of women the organization serves have experienced domestic violence in the last year – an increase of 19 percent from the year before.  Now, with a $20,000 grant from Cox, Fresh Start has established the Cox Virtual Courtroom for clients to safely access legal services … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority announced 26 semifinalists have been selected for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale. “Choosing this year’s 26 semifinalists from a competitive pool of more than 100 applicants for this round was … [More]

The U.S. Labor Shortage: Top 5 Reasons to Partner with a Facilities Management Company

by Eric Roudi

If your business is struggling to hire and retain good workers this year, then you’re not alone. We are amid one of the worst labor shortages the U.S. has seen in decades. With little indication that conditions are improving, many business owners have been forced to overburden employees, keep lackluster staff, and even reduce output in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These … [More]

6 Fundamentals of Becoming a Successful Franchise Owner

Are you ready to quit your 9-5 job and be your own boss? Do you want a career that fits the lifestyle that you truly want to live, not figure out how to make your ideal lifestyle work with your current profession? Rather than try to come up with a whole new business idea, there is another fantastic way that you and other entrepreneurial-minded folk can manage your own … [More]

WEBINAR – Oct 21: Small Business PPP Loan Forgiveness

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS SESSION 196: Thursday - October 21 | 9:00 AM Small Business PPP Loan Forgiveness If your small business received a Paycheck Protection Program loan, don’t forget to apply for forgiveness. In this session, loan experts from Chicanos Por La Causa will walk through the Small Business Administration’s PPP forgiveness portal and help small … [More]

WEBINAR – Oct 19: Low Budget & Guerilla Marketing Techniques

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 195: Tuesday - October 19 | 9:00 AM Low Budget & Guerilla Marketing Techniques Do you have a tight marketing budget and find it challenging to promote your business? The good news is, there are plenty of ways … [More]

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