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Arizona assisted living communities are gearing up to hire aspiring caregivers after Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order last month allowing on-the-job training for caregiver certification amid an entry-level healthcare worker shortage.

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The University of Arizona will soon begin analyzing hundreds of thousands of blood samples from healthcare workers and first responders to determine COVID-19 exposure this week as part of a $3.5 million partnership with the state.

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The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona had a big fundraising event scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, that was swiftly canceled—along with all the other fun spring events in Tucson—because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Small Business Administration will begin accepting Paycheck Protection Program loans next week after President Donald Trump signed a $480 billion relief package into law on Friday, according to a joint statement released by the SBA and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

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WASHINGTON – 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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When the employees of commercial real estate investment firm Holualoa Companies asked if there was a way they could provide aid to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the management team took it upon themselves to think of a unique way to help out.

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Hughes Federal Credit Union here in Tucson has announced that they are opening up their Business Partner Program for their Checking PLUS customers. This will provide the benefit of reaching potential customers without having to pay hefty advertising fees.

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Times are tough, money is tight, and local restaurants could use help more now than ever—especially when it comes to advertising themselves to the public on a dime. Although there are orders from the governor limiting service to takeout and delivery, there are still plenty of restaurants ope…

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Local business owners have been left stranded after the Small Business Association announced their rescue loan program ran out of money on Thursday, April 16.

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Raytheon employees in Tucson will lead the way on work for the United States Navy’s Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile system after a $13.7 million contract modification was awarded to the company on Wednesday.

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Most of us are sheltered in place and social distancing the way we should be. That's great - keep it up. It doesn't help the wanderlust, though, does it?

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After more than four decades as a nurse, Oro Valley resident Susan Swan was ready for her “encore” career when she retired from Cottonwood Tucson in 2018.

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Town West, the real estate and development firm that purchased the 114-acre Oro Valley Marketplace last year, has revealed a development proposal that would transform the property from a shopping center into a recreation and hospitality hub.

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WaFd Bank, formerly Washington Federal, cut the ribbon at its first commercial banking center in Southern Arizona last Wednesday, Feb. 12. Leaders of Tucson and Oro Valley’s business community were in attendance, including Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield and representatives from both the Tucso…

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Infrastructure is a vital component in encouraging the Town of Marana’s growth and prosperity. The quality of infrastructure makes the town a desirable place to live for residents, helps shape investment decisions, attracts new businesses, makes the town an attractive destination for visitor…

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When Dragoon Brewing Company opened in 2012, there were only five craft breweries in the Tucson area. Eight years later, Tucson is home to 25. This 500 percent increase in less than a decade is even higher than the already impressive national increase during that same time frame: In 2012, th…

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A growing trend in business that brings community to the office space is coming to northwest Tucson. The Post Workspaces is a coworking area designed to house multiple local businesses and entrepreneurs in an 8,500-square-foot facility, and is set to open at the beginning of March.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 1, Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $12 an hour. This increase is the continuing result of Prop 206 passed in November 2016, which increased the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2018 and $11 per hour at the beginning of 2019. 

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I want to wish you all a very safe and happy new year. The Marana Chamber is extremely thankful for being a part of this friendly community. 

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Southern Arizona is home to thousands of warm-hearted talented people, who are passionate to help the community without a request for anything in return. Volunteers are integral to our community and to organizations that rely on their assistance, dedication and input. 

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild participated in a nationwide day of action to ask Congress to extend the tax cuts the craft beverage industry has enjoyed since January 2018. At the end of this year, a recalibrated Federal Excise Tax rate as part of the Craft Beverage Mod…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

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As auspicious a sign as any arced over Tanque Verde Ranch on Thursday, Nov. 21, when a rainbow appeared above the unveiling of “The Barn,” a new 12,400-square-foot event space in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. The unveiling, which was slightly hampered by a rainstorm, allowed for gue…

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The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory recently announced a new pilot tour allowing visitors to see and learn about gamma ray telescopes every Tuesday, until March 2020.

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After realizing Tucson’s northwest side lacked a club basketball team, Josh Kollasch launched the Oro Valley Basketball Academy with the goal of matching the thriving scene in the Phoenix area. 

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An unusually rainy morning made for a soggy Tucson Rodeo Grounds. This allowed the thousands of local students attending the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days to see firsthand the ingenuity of a job in construction, as workers filled the puddles and ditches to keep the event running …

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The first event at this year’s TENWEST Impact Festival set the stage for a week of innovation and inspiration, just as it should. The so-called Mayor’s Symposium, facilitated by Tucson’s own Jonathan Rothschild, gathered three former mayors from across the country to talk about the successes…

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Marana will receive its first brewery west of Interstate 10 when Wicked Monkey Brewing Company opens next year.

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Despite news of its closure earlier this year, Green Fields college preparatory school is expected to reopen Monday, Oct. 21 under new ownership.

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After seven years of hosting services and holiday events in their homes, the Oro Valley Jewish community is opening a center to accommodate and satisfy the needs of their established members, as well as many newcomers.

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All are welcome the evening of Thursday, Oct. 17, when the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest YMCA host a voter education event on three questions before voters in November.

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A new Latter-day Saints church in Marana’s Continental Ranch neighborhood, originally expected to begin construction before the end of the year, is indefinitely on hold. The 17,120-square-foot building was planned for a roughly four-and-a-half acre vacant lot at the corner of North Coachline…

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Tucson’s indoor football team has a new leader in Dixie Wooten, who was named as the organization’s new head coach and general manager for the 2020 season. Wooten was twice-named the Indoor Football League Coach of the Year, and won the 2018 IFL championship.

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The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

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Earlier this month, Pima Community College won a regional award from the Association of Community College Trustees for its efforts to further equity and inclusion across its six campuses. But it wasn’t about simply increasing the number of enrolled students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Marana’s newest hardball attraction is now open, in the form a 15,000-square-foot, indoor facility for baseball and softball aficionados. 

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Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life. 

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