Executive Order Delaying Expiration of Driver Licenses One Year

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

As Arizona continues to take proactive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ducey today issued an Executive Order deferring requirements to renew standard driver licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 by one year from their original expiration date. This action will minimize in-person visits to Arizona Motor Vehicle … [More]

Building Trust for Businesses amidst National Unrest

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

To magnify its mission of advancing marketplace trust, Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) announces new additions to its lineup of benefits offered to Accredited Businesses. Recently added benefits from Indeed, Key To Strength and National Safety Council, Arizona Chapter, amplify a toolbox of support to enhance a company's ability to build a better … [More]

Changing the Way LLCs Do Business

by Stockton Banfield

Small and mid-sized businesses, the majority of which are limited liability companies (LLCs), are the lifeblood of Arizona’s economy. But the way they are doing business — particularly managing themselves — is changing thanks to new rules governing all LLCs in the state going into effect on Sept. 1. When the Arizona legislature enacted the first Limited Liability Company Act … [More]

Cleaning Business Launches Franchise Model for Arizona Entrepreneurs

Special Ops Clean Team

Local cleaning business Special Ops Clean Team announced today that it has launched a new franchise program to expand its business model throughout Arizona. The family-owned company plans to launch in new markets across the Southwest by 2021. “We are proud to now offer those with an entrepreneurial spirit a new path to success: the Special Ops Franchise Team,” says Owner and … [More]

Downtown Tempe Launches New Socially Distant Fall Event

Downtown Tempe Authority

Downtown Tempe is launching a new lineup of fun, socially distant, events this fall with our brand new, Fall Foodie Strolls sponsored by Valley Metro’s Shop On. On September 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Tempe will host, in sponsorship with Shop On, our “Eggestenial Brunch Stroll” which will house 14 downtown Tempe merchants with a special menu for the Stroll attendees at … [More]

Industry-Specific Report: Small Business Economy Update

NFIB

The NFIB Research Center released a Small Business Economic Trends Industry-specific survey highlighting the construction, manufacturing, retail, and services industries. NFIB released a previous quarterly report in May 2020. “Small businesses are working hard to stay open while they continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic,” says Holly Wade, NFIB Director of Research … [More]

Education Co. Offers K-6 Families Back to School Solutions, Nearly 30 Programs in Arizona

KinderCare Education

As families around the country navigate the complexities of this back-to-school season, many face the challenge of safely balancing learning and care in a way that’s safe and manageable for the entire family. KinderCare Education®, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and care, leads the way with flexible programs designed to support … [More]

July Home Price Appreciation Reached Highest Level Since 2018, Phoenix Tops Risk of Decline List

CoreLogic

CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ for July 2020. Nationally, home prices increased 5.5% in July 2020, compared with July 2019, and were up 1.2% compared to last month, when home prices increased 4.3%. In July, annual home price growth … [More]

Lending Co. Launches Ad Campaign in Phoenix for High Net-Worth Individuals Post-COVID

PCMA

PCMA, the pioneer and category leader in Non-Bank Private Client Lending, today announced the re-launch of its Pre-Covid Television Ad Campaign in the Denver and Phoenix housing markets with plan to expand nationwide in the coming months. PCMA’s advertising campaign highlights the company’s commitment to the Private Client community, creating expanded prime lending products … [More]

Valley Healthcare Co. Implements New Technology to Connect with Patients

Bayless Integrated Healthcare

Patients across the Valley will soon feel more connected to their healthcare providers thanks to a mobile app changing the way clinical documentation and data entry are performed. Bayless Integrated Healthcare, an Arizona leader in integrating mental and physical health, has announced a partnership with Seattle-based healthcare technology company, Saykara, to implement this new … [More]