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Ambassador Event: ‘Maximizing Your PPP Loan’

Through March 31, small businesses can again apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered by the Small Business Administration. No sector has been more impacted by the effects of COVID-19 than small business, which is the backbone of Arizona’s economy. For context, the nearly 600,000 small businesses across the state make up 99.4% of […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the economy

Greater Phoenix healthcare and economic leaders joined our first Regional Report of 2021 to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and provide updates about our region’s hospital infrastructure, and share local and national economic insights. Welcoming remarks were presented by Heidi Jannenga, co-founder and chief clinical officer of WebPT. Panelists included: Dr. Cara Christ, director, Arizona Department of […]

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Regional Report: Elevating the arts

Arts are the byproduct of creativity and imagination cultivated from, and always reshaping, our cultural identity. While the societal and individual impacts of the arts cannot be overstated, the economic contributions often times go unnoticed. In Arizona, the industry contributes $9.3 billion annually into the state’s economy and employs almost 92,000 people. “When you participate […]

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Building resiliency: Greater Phoenix companies and...

A GPEC Ambassador event COVID-19 altered the way businesses operate, but many in Greater Phoenix managed to adapt and even grow. Recently, we hosted a virtual Ambassador event centered on building resiliency in these challenging times. Four local leaders shared how their organizations’ quickly adjusted operations and adapted in a way that allowed them to […]

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Regional Report: Status of sports

A GPEC Virtual Series The eighteenth installment of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ convened executives from Greater Phoenix professional sports teams to discuss the Status of Sports. The discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, and panelists included: Xavier Gutierrez, president & CEO, Arizona […]

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Regional Report: Education in 2020 and beyond

A GPEC Virtual Series The latest installment of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ centered on the 2020 school year and beyond. Local education leaders discussed how they’re approaching health and safety concerns, the digital divide, and what the education system may look like in the coming years. Panelists included: Dr. […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the Economy

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent regional report from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) focused on the latest updates related to COVID-19, testing, healthcare infrastructure and how the pandemic is impacting the region’s economy. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, and the panelists included four […]

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Regional Report: Scaling during crisis

 A GPEC Virtual Series The latest ‘Regional Report’ from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) brought together four executives from Greater Phoenix-based tech companies to discuss the opportunities they’ve uncovered and how they’ve scaled their organizations despite the current economic and health challenges due to COVID-19. Speakers Included: Aaron Matos, CEO, Paradox AI Nirit Rubenstein, […]

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Regional Report: The Business Side of Healthcare

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) recently hosted a fireside chat with Greater Phoenix business and hospital leaders to discuss ‘The Business Side of Healthcare,’ and the intersection and impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and healthcare ecosystem. Moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, the webinar […]

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Regional Report: The New Workplace

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ to explore the realities and best practices of the new workplace. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of The Social Television Network, and speakers included: Emily Agin, founder & CEO, Disrupt […]

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