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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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.
Friday, December 13, 2019
The holidays are upon us. That magical time of year when family, food, charity and goodwill change us as individuals and communities. That moment in time where an extra traffic light, or a long line, is just an opportunity to listen to Bing Crosby belt out the single best rendition of “Whit…
Members of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce joined the staff of Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine in Peoria on Dec. 4 to celebrate the restaurant’s first year of business with a ribbon-cutting.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Growing up as the daughter of a veteran, Haley Schuster learned at a very early age how important it is to care for members of the military, as well as first responders.
Monday, December 02, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Several influential business and development figures in the Phoenix Metropolitan area met in Phoenix Nov. 15 to discuss exciting upcoming improvements and potential in the West Valley
Thursday, November 21, 2019
When Meng Truong and his wife Paulina emigrated to Arizona from Cambodia, they immediately noticed something missing: there were no prominent ethnic markets carring food or items making them feel like they were home.
Friday, November 15, 2019
It is sometimes a nuisance or inconvenience for a freelancer or entrepreneur to travel to local coffee shops, in the hopes of getting work completed, when seats are unavailable, or when the environment is too distracting and even when the Wi-Fi is occasionally spotty. But one Peoria entrepre…
A staple of auto maintenance and car care in Peoria celebrated a change of ownership on Nov. 7, as Tech 1 Auto cut a ceremonial ribbon with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or anything else…
Friday, October 11, 2019
Welcome, everyone, to another edition of Business Briefcase, where we address all the great happenings in the local business world — whether it be openings, closings, construction and development, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and expansions, chamber mixers and networking events or anything else.