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Though shortened by COVID-19, spring training still boosted economies in Glendale, Peoria and other Cactus League hubs.

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Restaurants around the West Valley are doing their best to remember veterans with deals on Nov. 11. Military and veteran IDs are necessary for many of these discounts. Visit the restaurants’ websites for information on all Valley locations. 

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This Election Day, voters may make it legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Arizona—which could mean big business for dispensaries in Glendale and beyond.

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It was not just “welcome” but “welcome back” at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, as Stephen Garner was named the hospital’s chief executive officer this month.

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Jabz Glendale, a full-body circuit style workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises, is teaming up with Bright Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

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The Lola and McFadden’s at Westgate Entertainment District are looking to hire for 50 positions. The two will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

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Three officials in the health industry spoke to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Oct. 1. The chamber’s “Biz Build Up” meeting focused on the current state of hospitals and other medical care facilities in Glendale operating in the pandemic. 

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To American Airlines flight attendant Robyn Walters, her co-workers are like family. That made it all the more difficult when she had to say goodbye to colleagues who were working their last flights before being furloughed.

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In the age of COVID-19, cleanliness is at the forefront of daily life. Today, many people have turned to cleaning companies to protect against household bacteria and germs.

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The first day of fall was Sept. 22, and Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade followed suit by adding new seasonal items to the menu—including much-lauded pumpkin spice goodies. 

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Dog training company Zoom Room opened its first Arizona location Aug. 22 in Peoria, near Glendale’s Arrowhead Ranch.

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Boise-based The Gyro Shack will soon bring its full menu of gyros, salads and plates to Glendale—once it finds an appropriate spot.

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Many have heard stories of what happened when hair salons and barbershops closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19. There were botched at-home haircuts and dye jobs, and many people grew out quarantine beards. Hairstylists and barbers found themselves out of work. 

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Two dozen bars around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Doug Ducey does not have the constitutional authority to shut them or any other business down.

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The Tiny Kitchen, a farm-to-table chain in the Valley, held a July 17 grand opening at Get Local Arizona Farmers Markets in Arrowhead Towne Center. 

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s news conference last week was dominated by discussion about masks, which also have implications for businesses.

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A small “minimarket” and a huge brewer—what could they possibly have in common?

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Restaurants, perhaps more than any other businesses, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a month, they were only open for takeout or delivery due to state restrictions. 

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Delta Dental of Arizona, the state’s largest dental insurance company, has been recognized in BenchmarkPortal’s Top Contact Center Contest for its customer service. 

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With unemployment near all-time highs, Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will host the Phoenix Virtual Career Fair for Veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11.

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Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, coffee shops were an essential part of many lives. Like restaurants, coffee shops were required by a Gov. Doug Ducey order to only provide to-go or delivery drinks and food from mid-March through May 10. Patrons were permitted to enjoy food and drinks in …

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Data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.  Building permit submissions are up substantially year over year, with a greater percentage of these being completed online. 

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As more and more businesses in Arizona reopen, the Avondale Main Event opened  its doors Friday, May 22.

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"Risky Business” isn’t just the name of an ’80s Tom Cruise movie—it’s the unfortunate theme for many entrepreneurs, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Despite stay-at-home orders in Arizona, people across the Valley still need their functioning vehicles for essential business. In order to keep people moving to the places they need to go, auto shops are considered essential businesses and have remained open. 

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Retail, barbers, salons and restaurants:

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Arizona unemployment benefits will expand this month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers.

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Join the Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee for an informative Zoom webinar. This event will feature a virtual presentation from Chris Amos of No Boundaries Marketing Group and Tom Bukacek of Sinova Solutions, both marketing experts and committee members.

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A partnership between the Glendale Chamber and Office Depot/Office Max has brought a new development to provide members a cost-saving program for protection equipment to create a healthier environment at the workplace, such as countertop/hanging barriers, face shields and personal space signage. 

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Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.

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Benevilla opened Birt’s Market, a one-stop shop for basic food and home essentials needed by seniors and the general public as they shelter at home during the uncertainties of this COVID19 pandemic.