Partnership Celebrates and Supports Local Latina Business Owners

NAWBO - Phoenix

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is honoring and supporting Latina business owners through a meaningful collaboration with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC). The new partnership coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15) through a series of “spotlights” featuring prominent Latina business owners in the Valley. Each of these … [More]

Enterprise Bank Publishes First-Ever Community Impact Report

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust, the banking subsidiary of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC),  published its first-ever Community Impact Report. The report details Enterprise’s various programs, activities and contributions to the communities it serves - St. Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, and the New Mexico communities of Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque. The … [More]

FedEx Ground to Hire 1,100 Seasonal Team Members in Phoenix


FedEx expects to add more than 70,000 seasonal positions throughout our network to help deliver the holidays this year, including more than 1,100 people at our FedEx Ground facilities in Phoenix. Open positions are available for package handlers, many of which may become full time job opportunities as demand for our services grows and our networks expand. For more information … [More]

Launch of Virtual Small Business Summit Encourages Business Recovery

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week (NSBW) has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to honor the important role entrepreneurs play in the business community. Many of these businesses are women and minority-owned and are working to sustain their operations during these challenging times. In alignment with NSBW, celebrated September 21-25, … [More]

Arizona Adds Nearly 80,000 Jobs in August, Unemployment Drops to 5.9%

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona’s economy posted strong gains in August, adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the month. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, down from 10.7% in July and lower than the U.S. overall rate of 8.4%. During August, the private sector in Arizona recorded a gain of 30,400 jobs, which is 12,200 more jobs than the ten year average for the month. Gains were posted across … [More]

ELC 2020 Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium to Applify Success of Black Professionals

Executive Leadership Council

Two-day virtual leadership development experience features powerful lineup of leaders from business, politics and entertainment, including Common, Misty Copeland, Ta-Nehisi Coates, April Ryan, Michael Eric Dyson, Bakari Sellers, Elaine Welteroth, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Sybrina Fulton and many more! The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization … [More]

Nikola Works to Set Record Straight on False and Misleading Short Seller Report

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) (“the Company”) today issued the following statement commenting on a false and defamatory report published September 10, 2020, by Hindenburg Research (“Hindenburg”): Nikola believes that the Hindenburg report, and the opportunistic timing of its publication shortly after announcement of Nikola’s partnership with General Motors … [More]

Leading WooCommerce Product Developer to Bolster GoDaddy’s WordPress eCommerce Portfolio


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyVerge, a leading WooCommerce product developer. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. GoDaddy is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed online with high-performance WooCommerce stores that are feature-filled and … [More]

Global Investment Firm Acquires Industrial Distribution Property in Phoenix


KKR, a leading global investment firm based in New York, announced the acquisition of an industrial distribution property in Phoenix, Arizona for a purchase price of approximately $43 million. The asset is the third industrial property acquired by KKR’s core plus real estate strategy. The property is a state of the art fulfillment center completed in 2019 and was … [More]

U.S. Home Prices Rise During First Six Months of Pandemic

Radian HPI

Home prices across the United States continued to climb in August, rising at an annualized 8.6 percent from the prior month, the second highest month-over-month rate of 2020, according to Radian Home Price Index (HPI) data released today by Red Bell Real Estate, LLC, a Radian Group Inc. company (NYSE: RDN). The Radian HPI is the most comprehensive and timely measure of U.S. … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Fell Last Week, Layoffs Continue at Extraordinarily High Levels

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending September 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 860,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 9,000 from 884,000 to 893,000. The 4-week moving average was 912,000, a decrease of 61,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

Two-Way Texting Platform to Overcome Open Enrollment Challenges During COVID-19

Dialog Health

Dialog Health, a two-way texting platform that enables information to be pushed to and pulled from staff, announces it is expanding support for organizations adding text messaging to improve employee engagement during open enrollment. With many employers adopting telecommuting and reducing on-site, face-to-face interactions to comply with social distancing guidelines and … [More]

PayPal Hit 3.7 Billion Transactions and 346 Million Active Users in Q2 2020

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the adoption of digital payments worldwide, driven by the rising number of smart devices and the booming eCommerce market. As one of the first and most significant players in the digital payments landscape, PayPal has played a huge role in building a cashless society. According to data gathered by, PayPal hit 346 million … [More]

Record-Breaking Industry Research Effort Demonstrates the Global Growth of Coaching

International Coaching Federation

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has released its newest piece of industry research, the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study. The 2020 Global Coaching Study is the largest coaching industry research study ever. It incorporates a record-breaking 22,457 valid survey responses from coaches and managers and leaders who are using coaching skills in 161 countries and … [More]

Sundt Earns Best Projet Award fro Light Rail Extension

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest selected Valley Metro’s Gilbert Road Light Rail extension as the best project in its highway/bridges category. ENR is the construction industry’s principal trade publication. “Our team, along with our partner Stacy and Witbeck, are very proud of this achievement,” said Chris Elison, Project Manager for Sundt’s Transportation Group. … [More]

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