Small Business Optimism Reaches Lowest Level since 2012, Says Report
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by Rick McCartney
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The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased by 0.9 of a point in March to 88.5, the lowest level since December 2012. This is the 27th consecutive month below the 50-year average of 98. The net percent of owners raising average selling prices rose seven points from February to a net 28% percent seasonally adjusted. “Small business optimism has reached the lowest level since 2012 as owners continue to manage numerous economic headwinds,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “Inflation has once again been reported as the top business problem on Main Street and the labor market has on ..read more
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New Temporary Public Art Program in Scottsdale Supports Emerging Artists
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by inbusinessPHX.com
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“Desert Bloom” by Nicole Davy, a new temporary artwork, was installed Tuesday, April 9, at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street. Photo by Brian Passey.  After more than a decade, the temporary public art program IN FLUX has come to an end, but Scottsdale Arts is taking up the mantle to continue bringing temporary public art to the city of Scottsdale.  Scottsdale Public Art, a department under the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts, has been actively involved in IN FLUX since 2010, collaborating with neighboring cities across the Valley. While still in its developmental ..read more
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VC Firm Partners with Suns and Mercury, Introducing Innovative Food, Beverage and Technology Brands
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The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Cleveland Avenue, a global venture capital firm specializing in investments in lifestyle consumer brands and technology companies, announced a partnership that will introduce Cleveland Avenue’s industry leading portfolio of brands, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, to establish Footprint Center as a hub for innovation, sustainability, unique culinary experiences and testing ground for cutting-edge technologies. “Our partnership with Cleveland Avenue is rooted in innovation and future-forward thinking,” said Phoenix Suns and Phoenix M ..read more
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Sustainable Climate Tech Manufacturer Breaks Ground in Mesa
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XNRGY, a North American leader in sustainable HVAC solutions, announced the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. The first phase of the Arizona facility encompasses a significant 275,000 square feet, surpassing XNRGY’s Montreal headquarters at 223,000 square feet. This initial investment signifies a key milestone in XNRGY’s previously announced $300 million capital investment plan for the Mesa area. The groundbreaking ceremony represents the start of a four-phase development plan, ultimately creating a massive 1,000,000-square-foot sustainable ..read more
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SBA Launches Digital Hub to Connect Small Businesses with Major Funding
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by inbusinessPHX.com
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the SBA’s new Investing in America Small Business Hub, the first and only digital portal of its kind providing industry-specific resources to help small businesses tap into opportunities under President Biden’s signature Investing in America (IIA) Agenda.  “President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is delivering generational investments to grow America’s economy, restore competitiveness, tackle climate change, and reshore manufacturing – all while including America’s small businesses, which are the backbone of ..read more
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WEBINAR – Apr. 23: Pathways to Prosperity – Navigating Capital Readiness for Arizona Entrepreneurs
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by Arizona Commerce Authority
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UPCOMING SESSIONS Join us for an Arizona Small Business Boot Camp! Pathways to Prosperity: Navigating Capital Readiness for Arizona Entrepreneurs 4/23/2024 | 9:00 AM This session is designed not only to educate but also to empower Arizona’s business community by providing clear, actionable steps towards achieving capital readiness, making informed financing decisions, and leveraging the SSBCI program to its fullest potential. Join us to chart your course to financial success and contribute to the thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Arizona. REGISTER NOW The post WEBINAR ..read more
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Luxury Condos Expand with Final Phase in North Phoenix
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by inbusinessPHX.com
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The Luxe at Desert Ridge, a premier luxury condominium development situated beside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, will soon commence its Phase 4 construction. Slated to begin this summer, this expansion will introduce 87 new condominium homes across two buildings and an additional resort-style pool to its already impressive array of amenities. Since welcoming its first residents in 2022, The Luxe has set a new standard for luxury living in Phoenix. The completion of the Final Phase will bring the total to 223 units distributed among six buildings, offering a selection of two- and three ..read more
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Keeping Pets with Families Is Goal of New Nonprofit Partnership
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by inbusinessPHX.com
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Pets are proven to improve the social, emotional, and physical health of their human companions, especially in times of crisis and hardship. When an individual or family is facing the loss of housing, fleeing domestic violence, struggling with chronic illness, job loss, or the death of a loved one, their companion animals are often the only solace and connection they have. With this in mind, Valley nonprofit The Arizona Pet Project is collaborating with UMOM New Day Centers on a first-of-its-kind in the nation program to assist individuals and families keep their pets while in permanent housi ..read more
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New Professionals Collective Launches in Scottsdale
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by inbusinessPHX.com
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The Scottsdale Professionals Collective officially launches in the Valley this week. Founded by Brook Choulet, M.D. and Lindsay Benjamin, J.D., owner of Benjamin Legal, this curated community aims to foster meaningful in-person connections among leading physicians and attorneys in Scottsdale and surrounding areas. More than just another networking group, this supportive environment allows member-only professionals to share insights, collaborate on challenges, and access resources vital to the success of their practices and firms. “Lindsay and I are thrilled to start Scottsdale Professionals C ..read more
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Adult Autism Leadership Institute Names Chief Impact Officer
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Maureen Casey has been named Chief Impact Officer (CIO) for the First Place Global Leadership Institute, a newly created position supporting the organization’s mission to advance a new generation of housing and community development for adults with autism and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities (A/I/DD). For three years, Casey served as director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Center for Public Policy and Colonel Harland Sanders Center for Applied Research at the Global Leadership Institute. In her new role as CIO, she will lead the organization’s research, public policy, f ..read more
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