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A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Restaurants in Arizona continue adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic in an effort to increase revenue after a decimating 2020.
Oct. 11, 2021
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 10, 2021
Holiday shopping boxes and bags
The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the flow of goods and services as workers have reduced hours, changed or left jobs and products have been slow to market. That makes for a rough holiday season ahead, potentially, according to Arizona Retailer Association Executive Director Michelle Ahlmer.
Oct. 5, 2021
help wanted sign
Nearly 90% of companies have added employee perks since the pandemic began, according to Robert Half’s 2022 Salary Guide. The annual report lists compensation for more than 500 positions across various industries.
More Arizona business news
Oct. 4, 2021
McDonald's sign
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a McDonald’s franchise owner in Arizona accusing the company of allowing sexual harassment to occur at restaurants across three states.
Oct. 1, 2021
The Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix 2021
The highly-anticipated Phoenix New Times Best of Phoenix 2021 issue hit stands Sept. 30 around the Valley and is also now online. This year’s theme is "In the Fast Lane," a celebration of Phoenix as a car town.
Sep. 30, 2021
1-800-273-TALK beer
There’s a lot of beers out there with some unusual names. But O.H.S.O. Brewing Company might take the cake, or pint rather, for unique names. They have a beer called 1-800-273-8255 — or 800-273-TALK. It’s the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Sep. 29, 2021
customer at counter inside store
Some workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could soon get help covering child care costs. The city will offer vouchers and consider opening a child care center on airport property.
Sep. 22, 2021
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021
Construction worker
Phoenix is working on a new program to get more people to work. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved using $10 million in federal funds to provide training, education and monthly stipends.
Sep. 21, 2021
The Arizona Coyotes released renderings Monday of a recently proposed land development that would include a new arena in Tempe.
Sep. 20, 2021
QR code
Many restaurants are foregoing traditional menus for online ones accessible through mobile apps, opened with QR codes, which can be pasted to the top of your table. But for some, being able to page through the menu is part of the dining experience itself.
Sep. 20, 2021
people posing by large letters that read Mesa
One square mile of Mesa is getting some extra attention as the city plans for a special event.
Sep. 16, 2021
lighted kiosk at night
If some Phoenix council members have their way, digital kiosks will be coming downtown.
Sep. 15, 2021
Scott Conant Peace Love and Pasta
Probably best known for his New York restaurants — and frequent Food Network appearances — Scott Conant is now a Valley resident who has opened two eateries in Arizona: Americano and Mora Italian.
Sep. 15, 2021
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa just launched a new program to help small and micro enterprises. Arizona’s third-largest city is targeting businesses with fewer than 25 employees that are technology challenged or have a hard time getting traditional loans or other resources.
Sep. 14, 2021
Phoenix leaders will consider adding interactive digital kiosks on city sidewalks and public spaces.
Sep. 10, 2021
help wanted sign
Many Arizonans are left without a financial buffer as unemployment benefits expired this week. But business owners have been anxiously anticipating the end date, hoping the deadline will drive people back to work. The expiration could not come fast enough for some business owners.
Sep. 9, 2021
ice cream
State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Tuesday that she is selling off all of the state's notes it holds in loans to Unilever. That follows the announcement that the company will no longer sell its Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories.
Sep. 7, 2021
Buckeye is offering grants to businesses looking to spruce up their buildings. The city’s Catalyst Program focuses on existing commercial, industrial or mixed-use properties.
Sep. 6, 2021


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