3:44 PM Apr 29, 2020 MST

Ducey extends 'Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected' order through May 15 with modifications

Arizona will extend its “Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected order” until May 15 with modifications, Gov Doug Ducey announced April 29, one day before the order was set to expire.


4:09 PM Jun 2, 2020 MST

Unemployment in Chandler reaches record high, according to recent data

Chandler hit its highest unemployment rate in recent history in April 2020, according to data from the Arizona Commerce Authority.


Unemployment in Chandler ticks back up from May to June

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority showed the rate trending down. In June, the city saw yet another increase from the May unemployment rate.




Chandler City Council discusses how to allocate $29.98 million in coronavirus relief to the community

Local businesses and nonprofits may receive grant funding from the city of Chandler as the city establishes how to best allocate $29.98 million in coronavirus relief dollars.



Maricopa County small businesses can apply for COVID-19 relief grants beginning July 9

Small businesses within Maricopa County, excluding Phoenix and Mesa, can apply for COVID-19 relief grants up to $10,000 from July 9-31.



Data: Chandler unemployment rate down from April to May; 85225 ZIP code sees highest number of claims

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority shows the unemployment rate is trending down.


Chandler City Council adopts $931 million budget, discusses potential uses of coronavirus funding

Chandler City Council adopted the city's budget and discussed what the city might be able to do with coronavirus relief funding.


Chandler Chamber CEO says chamber commitment to diversity, inclusion 'has never been more important'

Terri Kimble, president and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, sent a message to the business community earlier this week on the importance of diversity and inclusion in business.


Chandler City Council approves tentative budget, adds $29.98 million in state-provided COVID-19 relief to original budget

Chandler City Council voted May 28 to approve the city's tentative budget and tentative capital improvement program.



Chandler to receive $29.98 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars from the state

The city of Chandler will receive $29.98 million as part of a plan unveiled May 27 by Gov. Doug Ducey to allocate coronavirus relief and recovery dollars to cities, towns and counties that did not receive funding earlier this year.


Maricopa County finalizes tentative FY 2020-21 budget with 2% cut to operating costs

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21.


Plano-based J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection as store closure announcements loom

Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders

As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.



MAY 13 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Gilbert, Chandler

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.


National unemployment sees largest-ever month-over-month increase in April

Unemployment numbers hit a record high in April, the highest level recorded since 1948, when these reports were first issued.


Q&A with the Arizona Restaurant Association: How COVID-19 has impacted the state restaurant industry

Steve Chucri, president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, answered questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on the state's restaurant industry.


Gov. Doug Ducey talks reopening businesses in call with business leaders across Arizona

The governor spent time April 30 answering the questions of Arizona business owners.



Chandler City Council to discuss 'reactivating the community' at April 23 meeting

Chandler City Council has multiple meetings this week to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the city.


East Valley chambers of commerce partner with U.S. Small Business Administration to offer weekly webinar

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is partnering with other chambers and with the U.S. Small Business Administration to bring weekly webinars to business owners.


Chandler City Council authorizes extended temporary signage use for business promotion during outbreak

Chandler City Council voted March 26 to allow businesses to use temporary signage to promote their endeavors.


City of Chandler launches new tool for businesses to submit current offerings, encourages residents to 'Shop Chandler'

The city of Chandler has launched a new tool to help businesses get the word out to residents during COVID-19.



Root Insurance to expand in Chandler, create 480 jobs

Root Insurance, a car insurance company, announced plans to expand its operations in Chandler, creating 480 new jobs.


ArmorWorks signs 70,000-square-foot lease to expand and relocate headquarters to Chandler

The company will consolidate its headquarters in the new facility.