Revenue Is Top Concern in East Valley Chamber Alliance 4th Business Impact Report

East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) conducted the fourth in a series of surveys of its more than 5,000 members to determine the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their revenue, operations, and supply chains.  The report includes responses from 20 industry sectors and nearly 70 percent of respondents represent businesses with less than 20 … [More]

Substantial Contribution to Business Grant Program Provides for Additional Awards

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recently launched Main St. Matters, a grant program to provide emergency funds to businesses affected by the current crisis. In a matter of days, over 700 applications came pouring in from businesses in need of this support to relieve pandemic strains. This unprecedented demand for emergency small business relief … [More]

As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Nurses Need More Than PPE

by Mike Hunter

Across the U.S., coronavirus infection rates are surging, with no end in sight. If you're a nurse, you may feel like you're sinking. Sure, you soldier on, working long shifts, comforting desperately ill patients, grieving losses, and protecting yourself as best you can. But Rich Bluni says all the PPE in the world can't protect a nurse's spirit. "It's that sense of purpose … [More]

5 Reasons Company Leaders Resist Needed Change – Even during This Crisis

Myrtle Consulting Group

The thought of change can be scary, even more so during the type of crisis we’re experiencing now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there are business leaders who are already implementing change in response to the challenging economic and operational landscape, many others are not. “Sometimes the writing is on the wall and organizations are triggered to change,” … [More]

All In Or Out? How Business Owners Can Deal with COVID’s Cloudy Future

10x Catalyst Groups

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, small businesses have reopened across the nation but certainty and optimism are a long way from being restored. Spikes in infections in many states, double-digit unemployment, consumer and lender concerns, and steep economic challenges in the wake of a long shutdown make it difficult to forecast if and when many companies will fully … [More]

Arcadia Pharmacy Chosen as COVID-19 Testing Site

Metier Pharmacy

Metier Pharmacy is offering free COVID-19 test collection that began May 12, 2020 in select pharmacies across the U.S. Metier Pharmacy has been successful in streamlining wait times and the testing process and making sure eligible persons are successfully tested. “We are extremely proud to be a part of this community service.  With the pandemic reaching new levels here in … [More]

Face Coverings Ordered in the City of Phoenix

City of Phoenix

On June 19, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and the members of the Phoenix City Council, in a vote of 7 to 2, ordered the wearing of face coverings in the city of Phoenix effective Saturday, June 20, 2020. “Community spread is accelerating in Arizona at speeds that should concern everyone,” says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.  “It will take the entire community coming together to … [More]

Scottsdale Co. Responds to Widespread Need for Rapid COVID-19 Testing

BioLab Sciences

Performing widespread antibody tests has been identified as a key component in the fight against the coronavirus and restarting the economy nationally. Private sector companies have been racing to meet demand, but many do not have the resources and expertise to scale up to the level of production currently needed. However, one US based company, BioLab Sciences is doing their … [More]

Updated COVID-19 EEOC Publication for Employers Addresses Antibody Testing Laws

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” … [More]

Disaster Loan Programs Reopened for Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Small Business Administration

To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the … [More]