Amidst Increased Need, Chrysalis Shelter Receives Major Disinfectant Donation Aimed at Protecting Residents from COVID-19

ProKure Solutions

Staff at domestic violence shelter and prevention organization Chrysalis this week accepted a donation of 123 gallons worth of hospital-type liquid disinfectant. The donation from Phoenix-based ProKure Solutions, which also included accessories like sprayers, is expected to provide each of Chrysalis’ three facilities with full time use of ProKure V liquid disinfectant for at … [More]

Alert: ADOR Warns Businesses of Phishing Scammers

Arizona Department of Revenue

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) urges employers to be cautious of phishing and other email scams. Scammers will disguise themselves in an attempt to access and abuse sensitive data such as passwords, usernames, social security numbers, payment, and credit card information. For example, the W-2 form email phishing scam continues to find unsuspecting victims every … [More]

Homebuilder Reimagines its School Salute Program for 2020-2021 School Year

Fulton Homes

Even though most schools have transitioned to remote learning, Fulton Homes is continuing its annual School Salute program to encourage students to continue developing their love of music. Held in partnership with 94.5 KOOL FM, the program this year will encourage students to make a solo music contribution for the chance to win individual prizes that will help foster their … [More]

Phoenix Grant Expansion Lets Hundreds More Small Businesses Apply for Covid-19 Cash 

City of Phoenix

More small businesses are now eligible to apply for relief under the Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants Program. Previously ineligible companies are now able to seek grants up to $10,000 and commercial city service bill offsets, thanks to action by the Phoenix City Council. The changes modify business longevity requirements and expand the range of Covid-19-impacted … [More]

Amazon Launchpad Celebrates Five Years of Empowering Startups, Reveals Top-Selling Categories and Brands

Amazon

Today, Amazon Launchpad, a program dedicated to empowering startups and other innovative new brands to grow in Amazon’s store, announced the top five product categories and top brands selling in each of the top categories. The data is based on the highest-grossing Launchpad categories in the U.S. over the past twelve months and top-selling U.S.-based startups and small … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Remain High at 881,000

U.S. Department of Labor

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending August 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 881,000, a decrease of 130,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 from 1,006,000 to 1,011,000. The 4-week moving average was 991,750, a decrease of 77,500 from the previous week's revised average. The … [More]

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Deficit for July 2020 Up $10.1 Billion

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $63.6 billion in July, up $10.1 billion from $53.5 billion in June, revised. U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Deficit Deficit: $63.6 Billion +18.9%° Exports: $168.1 Billion +8.1%° Imports: $231.7 … [More]