Jaclyn Pederson Appointed New Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters

The Board of Directors of Feeding Matters, a national advocacy organization for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaclyn Pederson as new Chief Executive Officer, effective as of September. She will assume the responsibilities of Chris Linn who has stepped down after 12 years of service in the role to be at home with her children during … [More]

$14 Million More to Support Universities’ Response to Pandemic, $31M to Date

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Joined by public health and university leaders, Governor Doug Ducey today announced the State of Arizona is investing $14 million additional dollars to support the efforts of Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect Arizona communities. The state is providing $8 million for additional … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s Wellness AtoZ Initiative Launches Healthy AZ Pledge

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Wellness AtoZ, an initiative of the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (Foundation), is launching the Healthy AZ Pledge to support Arizona’s businesses and community members that make a commitment to follow local and state health and safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “Wellness AtoZ is addressing a need in the Arizona business community by recognizing … [More]

In Business Magazine Celebrates 15 Valley Women for Leadership in a Time When It Is Needed More than Ever

In Business Magazine

In Business Magazine is, once again, bringing together top local women of achievement to share their stories and inspire Valley business leaders at the annual Women of Achievement event on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in a live broadcast for registered guests. Fifteen Valley Women of Achievement are being celebrated for their achievements in leadership at a time when leadership … [More]

Survey Finds 51% Have Been More Productive Working from Home during COVID-19


According to a FlexJobs survey* of approximately 4,000 people who have been working remotely during the pandemic, 51 percent report they have been much more productive working from home than they were in the traditional office. 44 percent said their productivity was about the same. Only 5 percent say they have been less productive in their home office. Overall Views on … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 28: Building Nonprofit Capacity During Uncertain Times

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that can help your organization expand its outreach and financial foundation, especially during these times of crisis. AmeriCorps VISTA members make a year-long, full time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. The breadth of VISTA service projects include (but are not limited … [More]

Zillow Offers Will Expand Services to Phoenix and Tucson in 2021


 Zillow Group, Inc., announced plans to bring Zillow Offers customers a more simple, integrated transaction experience through added services, managed in house. Starting in January 2021, customers in Atlanta, Phoenix and Tucson who sell homes through Zillow Offers will work directly with trusted, licensed employees of Zillow Homes, a licensed brokerage entity. … [More]

Strong Home Prices Expected to Continue through at Least 2021, But Economic Uncertainty is Clouding Long-Term Outlook

Rick McCartney

After watching the for-sale housing market largely shrug off the potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic this summer, a panel of experts is singing a much more bullish tune about short-term home price performance than in the spring. But a few clouds appear when looking further out. Skepticism remains in the long term with elevated unemployment expected to persist into the … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Up as Pandemic Furthers Economic Downturn

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending September 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 870,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 6,000 from 860,000 to 866,000. The 4-week moving average was 878,250, a decrease of 35,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

How to Turn Difficult Times into a Period of Growth


If there is one thing that most people have in common during the last few months, it is that the pandemic has created more stress and made life more difficult. In fact, a study published in the September 2020 issue of the journal Science Advances found that acute stress and depressive symptoms increased significantly over time as COVID-19 news took center stage. Without a … [More]