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1.1 Million Paycheck Protection Program Loans Forgiven So Far Totaling Over $100 Billion

The U.S. Small Business Administration has already forgiven more than 1.1 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for over $100 billion, providing an extraordinary amount of critical relief to America’s small businesses just 3 months since the earliest PPP borrowers’ covered periods ended.      “Today’s news is a key indicator that the PPP is working for […]

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SBA Re-Opens PPP to Community Financial Institutions

 The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal today at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve these concerns.    […]

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Resiliency in Action: Keeping Calm, Saving Lives

Resiliency is the ability to stand strong through a storm, not buckle beneath the weight of adversity, problem-solve under pressure, remain calm even as others may not and, I would add, maintain integrity through challenging and shifting circumstances. The most admirable examples of resiliency I’ve witnessed include: getting through a tough situation with an awareness […]

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Office Space Momentum Anticipated in the New Year

There is no doubt, COVID-19 has had a colossal impact on how and where we do business. Now, as we usher in the new year with a massive rollout of vaccines, Americans are optimistic about an end to our “new normal,” healing for an exhausted healthcare industry and recovery for an ailing economy. However, economists […]

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Real Estate Market Maintaining Momentum in the New Year

Staying strong since last June, the housing market on the local, state and national level has risen to a 14-year high, despite the pandemic, economic uncertainty and a difficult presidential election. Even during historically slow periods, like the holiday season, homebuyers are quickly purchasing the few homes listed for sale. The shortage of housing inventory […]

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Hot Sauce Entrepreneur Pours Himself into Real Estate

Tangy condiments and Mexican food specialties don’t necessarily mix with real estate, but for one Flagstaff realtor, the combination makes the perfect blend. After achieving great success with his popular hot sauce, tortillas and tamales, local entrepreneur and owner of RisingHy and Tortilla Lady, Michael Konefal has added realtor to his resume. “I’ve always had […]

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Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants

Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Many restaurants have […]

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Recreational Marijuana Set to Change the Business Landscape

Roy DuPrez owns Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures in Flagstaff. The company’s primary focus is helping individuals live meaningful lives free from alcohol and drug addictions. Yet, like 60% of the state’s residents, DuPrez voted for Proposition 207, the measure that legalizes recreational marijuana in Arizona. He uses cannabidiol medicinally for inflammation and sports injury pain. Also […]

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