Employers: Get Used to the Camera

by Shawna R. Reed

So you made it through eight weeks without filming one TikTok, and manage to keep your computer camera off during most meetings. Now that you’re back in the office, you may be realizing the inevitability of ending up on camera. In 2018, Arizona had more than 50 employers with 5,000-plus employees. The State of Arizona alone had more than 80,000 employees (source: … [More]

Virtual Event to Provide Education to Refugee Business Owners 

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Immigrants and refugees are 25% more likely to start businesses than other populations according to Harvard Business Review. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest, The International Rescue Commission, and Empower by GoDaddy, have united to host a one-day virtual event committed to supporting international entrepreneurs. The complementary summit, scheduled on May 29, 2020, will … [More]

Disease Surveillance, Outbreak, and Management Solution to Enable Rapid Response to COVID-19

Sunquest Information Systems Inc.

Tucson-based Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. announced the availability of its Sunquest WorldCare™ disease surveillance and outbreak management solution to support public health organizations looking to track and respond to COVID-19. Developed for public health departments to track a broad range of conditions, Sunquest WorldCare uses data from laboratories and health … [More]

Online-Only Auto Auction Sets World Records, Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief


Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, … [More]

Manufacturers Unveil Industry COVID-19 Shared Practices

Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, released a new collection of emerging strategies and operational practices that leading manufacturers of all sizes are implementing to keep their employees safe and facilities operating. The MLC’s “New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19” brings together the best … [More]

Scottsdale Biotech Co. Partners to Heal Veterans and Active Military

BioLab Sciences

BioLab Sciences, a regenerative biotechnology company, today announced a partnership with Red One Medical that will help veterans and active military members access breakthrough wound healing and regenerative medicine. Red One Medical is private sector innovation partner of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals. As a Service-Disabled … [More]

A Unifying Vision Helps Entrepreneurs Act with Less Fear and Hesitation

by Joe Curcillo

Millions of people have made the decision to be entrepreneurs, and millions more will follow. One thing that many of them have in common is preparing for the unknown. What nobody tells those who decide to become self-employed is, there are numerous things that will get in the way of their plan and there will be some people who second-guess what they are doing or simply walk … [More]

COVID-19 STORIES: Local Fashion Designers Design Solution for PPE Shortage

by Angela Johnson

In mid-March of 2020, as businesses began to shut down and the PPE shortage became the nation’s biggest concern, FABRIC began its transformation from fashion incubator to PPE manufacturer. Two months in, and FABRIC has made more than 20,000 reusable isolation gowns for Arizona’s large and small healthcare facilities and is only just beginning. FABRIC, which stands for the … [More]

Survey Says Employers Are Ready to Re-Open Offices, but Recognize Challenges Lay Ahead


States across the nation are lifting stay at home orders and allowing offices to reopen their doors. But are employers ready to bring their employees back to an office environment? OperationsInc, one of the largest human resources consulting firms in the nation, recently conducted an independent survey which found that two-thirds of employers plan to reopen their offices on … [More]

Phoenix Co. Demonstrates Procedures for Anti-COVID-19 Workplace Services

Martha Llamas

As many cities have now begun to reopen some semblance of normal business operations, owners of commercial cleaning companies are being tasked with providing the proper training, equipment, and disinfectants to their professional cleaning crews. There is an ongoing effort to help ensure workplaces are indeed safe for office employees during this battle against the Coronavirus, … [More]