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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Thursday, August 06, 2020
The AZ Water Association has recognized EPCOR USA with its 2020 Water Project of the Year Award for EPCOR’s $29 million expansion of the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Plant in Surprise.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect last week.
Saturday, July 04, 2020
In response to the rising case of COVID-19 cases, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat issued an emergency proclamation requiring people to cover their nose and mouth when in public areas where social distancing is not possible.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
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 …
Thursday, June 04, 2020
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.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
State representatives voted May 22 along party lines to put new hurdles in the path of people suing businesses, churches and schools over COVID-19 claims.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Arizona took another tentative step toward reopening the state’s economy when dine-in restaurants were allowed to resume limited service.
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.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Here at the Peoria Chamber, we are working tirelessly to support our membership and community. One way we are doing so is upon sign-up. For May only, we are including three extra months free on top of the regular one-year commitment.
The Peoria Chamber of Commerce Business Association and all businesses in Peoria want to go back to work! In this unprecedented time, working in collaboration with the city of Peoria, ASU and the SBDC (Small Business Development Center), this “strike force” called or visited over 2,000 busin…
Laurie Ledgerwood became a board member for the Peoria Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Ledgerwood serves on the board’s finance committee and contributes her considerable skill set to the growth and excellence of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Benevilla is helping the community with 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.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Business owners in Glendale and Peoria will have to wait, as a program designed to help small businesses quickly ran out of money.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Exactly six years after Sandy and David George opened Every Doggie has its DayCare, the husband and wife paired with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce on March 10 to cut a ceremonial ribbon and celebrate their successes. The canine daycare and boarding business is at 19209 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite…
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Saying the state has more money than it needs, Republicans on a House panel voted last week to cut state taxes by nearly $162 million this coming budget year – and by an undetermined amount years down the road.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
As the West Valley stands at the beginning of the spring home-buying season, the inventory of available houses is continuing to dwindle, according to the website closely analyzing the metro Phoenix housing market.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Three months ago, White Claw, feasibly the hottest beverage in the country, was introduced to the West Valley, arguably the hottest economic center in Arizona.
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The Joint Chiropractic at Arrowhead Towne Center is celebrating a grand reopening under new ownership, with a fully remodeled clinic at 7369 W. Bell Road, in the Arrowhead Palms Shopping Center.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
With more than $58,000 in student loan debt from Northern Arizona University and a full-time job barely goetting her from paycheck to paycheck, Kaitlin Kump never thought she would be able to buy a home in her 20s.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020
For decades, farmers used huge machines to plant, grow and harvest their crops, but more and more Arizona farmers today are using tiny, remote-controlled aircraft to boost yields and save water and money.
Friday, January 03, 2020
Melissa Ortiz, a freelance software developer, encounters a lot of situations that make her feel uneasy. Ortiz has become hyper-aware her chosen industry largely excludes people who look like her.
Monday, December 30, 2019
Peoria Unified School District members, local business owners and Peoria Chamber of Commerce representatives joined together on Dec. 12 to celebrate the holiday season and provide joy to a group of local students and their loved ones in need.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
In July, a New Jersey pizzeria went viral for inviting its surrounding community to leave “lost dog” flyers at their restaurant to attach to their pizza box lids.