WEBINAR – Oct 13 and 15: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & 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 88: TUESDAY - October 13 | 9:00 AM Fine Tuning Your Business Plan Join us for a discussion on business plans, featuring Lou Farina from the Maricopa Small Business Development Center. Learn how to master … [More]

All Phoenix Park Amenities Are Reopening

City of Phoenix

Following a vote during Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, all amenities in city parks will begin reopening effective Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 a.m. Reopening of some amenities will require additional time for Parks and Recreation Department staff to make available. Use of select park amenities has been restricted following a series of City Council orders dating to … [More]

On a Whim: AAA Arizona Reveals Last-Minute Travel Trends

AAA Arizona

As travelers begin to hit the roads again, many are making travel plans on a whim. According to AAA.com hotel booking data, domestic travel bookings show September was the strongest month of the year, but still down 12% compared to 2019. AAA Arizona travel data also reveals: 49% of hotel bookings are within three days of travel, up from 31% in 2019. 65% of hotel … [More]

Friends of Phoenix Public Art  announces LOVE IT! Public Art Campaign

Friends of Phoenix Public Art

Friends of Phoenix Public Art, a private, nonprofit organization created to help support the city of Phoenix public art program, is launching a long-term community campaign, LOVE IT! Phoenix Public Art™, to raise awareness and appreciation of the city’s public art assets. Within its 516.7 square miles, Phoenix proudly features a nationally- and internationally-recognized … [More]

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of … [More]

Homebuilder Co. Names New President

Maracay

Maracay, a member of the TRI Pointe Group family of premium regional homebuilders, has named James Attwood as president of the Arizona-based homebuilding brand. Attwood joins Maracay after serving as vice president of operations of Pardee Homes San Diego, another of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands. He brings more than 14 years of construction, sales, operations and … [More]

Tips to Reduce Cloud Spend

Grid Dynamics

2020 radically changed the world of work. With most companies dealing with a remote workforce for the first time, the need for technology that facilitates collaboration regardless of location is imperative. If businesses weren’t using the Cloud before, it’s now become a necessity. While Cloud storage is often billed as a cost-saver, businesses are often surprised that their … [More]

Local Financial Institution Provides $30,600 in Support for First-Generation College Students 

TruWest Credit Union

TruWest Credit Union donates $30,600 to the Mesa Community College First Year Experience program for the second year in a row, providing scholarships and support for first-generation college students and students needing support in foundational courses such as English, math or reading. The credit union helped to impact the education of 85 students this past academic year, as … [More]

Poll: 34% of Small Businesses Still Struggle to Pay Their Full Rent on Time

Alignable.com

Paying rent during the COVID Crisis has been a challenge for many small business owners since last spring. And it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Eight months into this devastating pandemic, more than one-third of small businesses are still having trouble paying their rent, according to our latest Alignable Pulse Poll of 7, 726 small business owners taken last … [More]

Pricing Disconnect Weighs on Commercial Real Estate Investment Activity, Says Survey

CBRE Group

A new CBRE survey finds a wide disconnect on pricing expectations between buyers and sellers as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic that is weighing on commercial real estate investment activity. The CBRE survey found that 61% of buyers are looking for discounts from pre-pandemic prices and only 9% of sellers willing to offer such discounts. Among buyers looking for … [More]