The Essential Guide to Low-Cost COVID-19 Care

by Dr. Kishlay Anand

Until a vaccine is developed and distributed, COVID-19 will remain a substantial threat of rapidly transmitting from human to human. As a result, addressing cost concerns surrounding testing is essential. Cost is a fundamental component to care access, and Arizonans need to feel that seeking a test isn’t financially prohibitive. A Gallup study published in late April noted … [More]

New Phoenix Co. Aims to Help People Breathe Better Air, Delivered to Your Door

TRU Filtered Air

TRU Filtered Air, a new company based in Phoenix, announces launching innovative subscription-based, medical grade air filters. TRU offers all high quality MERV 13 rated air filters, which are the same efficiency rating trusted by hospitals to catch the smallest particles of virus, bacteria, dust, allergens and other toxins. Founded by David Zimmerman and Chris McConnell, both … [More]

Encora Appoints Asaf Kharal as Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Encora, a leader in Outsourced Product Development (OPD) services, today announced that Asaf Kharal has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective Sept. 1, 2020. In this critical role, Kharal is a strategic advisor to the organization and Encora’s Board of Directors. He will provide wide-ranging business and legal counsel on areas of business … [More]

Only Arizona-Based Credit Union Named SBA Preferred Lending Partner

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today it has been designated an SBA Preferred Lending Partner (PLP) by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and is the only Arizona-based credit union with SBA PLP status. As an SBA preferred lender, Arizona Federal has the authority to approve its SBA-guaranteed loans, which simplifies and expedites the SBA-loan approval process for … [More]

Hispanic Chamber to Host Business $ense Bootcamp

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Comerica Bank invites Maricopa County small business owners and entrepreneurs to the fourth installment of the Business $ense Bootcamp/Member Orientation, presented and sponsored by Comerica Bank. The virtual event will be held from 10 a.m.-Noon on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Comerica Arizona Market President Steve Richins will provide … [More]

Arizona and Israeli Companies Sign Channel Partner Agreement, Facilitated by Local Biz Group

Arizona Israel Technology Alliance

In a move set to increase the use of superconducting technology that reduces the amount of electrical resistance in various products and applications, Arizona-based Ambature, Inc. today announced it has formalized a channel partner agreement with Israeli-based Ormic Components Ltd.  Dedicated to supporting business between Arizona and Israel through B2B initiatives, business … [More]

How to Prevent Political Discussions from Polarizing Your Workplace

Much has been written about political polarization in the U.S. and how a heated political climate has drawn a line in the sand between voters. But heading into the 2020 presidential election, self-censorship also is on the rise – including at the workplace, where some people fear sharing their political views. Nearly a third of employed Americans worry they could lose their … [More]

Environmental Compliance Co. Sees Residential Housing Market Growth, Bucking COVID-19 Pandemic

Earthworks Environmental

With the residential housing market across Arizona and the U.S. experiencing steady growth despite COVID-19, Earthworks Environmental LLC has seen an increase in business of 20 percent compared to a year ago. The Mesa-based woman/minority-owned environmental compliance firm operates in Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 16: EIDL Top Ten FAQs (Answered!), PPP EZ Forgiveness Eligibility, and Q&A


In follow-up to last session’s “PPP Top Ten FAQs,” this week Beth and Holly will answer the top Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program questions. In addition, the webinar will review PPP EZ forgiveness eligibility. REGISTER HERE In addition to covering these topics, Beth and Holly will devote 30 minutes to answering your individual questions. Submit your questions … [More]

Global Supplier of Aftermarket Aviation Parts Gains 45,000 Line Items, Acquires Argentina’s Largest Airline


AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has purchased the complete surplus inventory of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Argentina's largest airline and the country's flag carrier. The inventory consists of 45,000 line items of rotable and consumable material from Aerolíneas Argentinas retired fleets. “The coronavirus pandemic disrupted … [More]

Knife & Fork Media Group Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary this Fall

Knife & Fork Media Group

On Thursday, October 1, Knife & Fork Media Group, celebrates a decade of dedication to providing local and national independently owned businesses with top-tier public relations and marketing services designed to help their companies thrive. “When I started my career in corporate America 20 years ago, I could not have imagined owning a small business,” says President … [More]

The Burgeoning West Valley: Land and Housing Forecast

by Peter Madrid

“Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting, and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.” —Horace Greeley, New-York Daily Tribune, July 13, 1865 Myriad master-planned communities. Thriving new businesses. National companies in manufacturing and healthcare. Transportation … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 15: Regional Report: A Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Join us for the next installment of Regional Report: A Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Virtual Series, where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss the future of office and workspaces in a post-pandemic world, including the implementation of new technologies, effects on commercial real estate and … [More]

How Strong Is Your C-Suite Bullpen? Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders

About $350 billion a year is spent on leadership development, but many companies aren’t getting much bang out of their buck. Studies indicate that lots of senior executives don’t think the next wave is prepared well enough to assume larger leadership roles. With many companies in a transitional phase, either due to people retiring or radical changes prompted by the COVID-19 … [More]

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