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]

U.S. Treasury Awards $204.1 Million to Support Economic Growth in Low-Income, Distressed, and Native Communities

U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 397 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $204.1 million in awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2020 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA … [More]

African American State & Local Government Employees Have Higher Concerns about Health and Financial Risks of COVID-19

Center for State and Local Government Excellence

A national poll of state and local employees finds that African American workers are more concerned than their colleagues about the potential health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Thirty-nine percent of African American state and local employees are worried about contracting the coronavirus at work as compared to 22 percent of all other survey respondents. Twenty-one percent … [More]

Leader in Workspace Technology Solutions Releases Detailed ‘Back to the Office’ Guidelines

Condeco Software

Once the threat of COVID-19 subsides, the business world that emerges will be very different. This ‘new normal’ will see the workforce expecting a more flexible approach to the way we work and a reduction in real estate needs. Large parts of the workforce will want to reduce commute times and work more flexibly. The office will become a place to collaborate and meet with … [More]

WEBINAR – Oct 7: Virtual Workshop – Selling to the Federal Government

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small business contractors continue to play an important role in helping federal agencies to respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opportunities remain available for small businesses to bid on contracts and contribute to the mission of agencies. REGISTER HERE Join us for an overview of how to sell to the federal government, to include SBA programs and certifications to assist … [More]

Promising Pilot Career Outlook amidst COVID-19 Headlines

AeroGuard Flight Training Center

AeroGuard Flight Training Center recently hosted a webinar with Flight Path Vectors, an organization dedicated to helping pilots achieve a successful career in aviation. Together, they brought forth an expert panel of guest speakers to guide current and future pilots through the impacts COVID-19 has made on the aviation industry and what they can expect in the years to … [More]

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