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'They Were Like In Tears': How City Employees Reached Out To Thousands Of Struggling Phoenix Business Ownershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1371Community and Economic Development7/1/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1371/Newsroom_CED_0058.jpg'They Were Like In Tears': How City Employees Reached Out To Thousands Of Struggling Phoenix Business Owners<div class="ExternalClass8DA071F07F8A4890A94FD8667F4C4512"><html> <p>When the pandemic hit, a lot of us found ourselves rocked out of our normal routines — working from home, out of work, or figuring out how to do our jobs differently. </p><p><br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Lauren Gilger for KJZZ "The Show"</em> </p> <p><br></p><p>That scenario is just where Anita Ponce found herself in mid-March. </p><p><br></p><p>She and a team of normally administrative employees at the city of Phoenix found themselves calling all 18,000 business owners operating within the city limits to find out how they could help. <br></p><p><br></p><p>The city is offering resiliency grants to small and microbusinesses in Phoenix, as well as commercial city services bill relief grants.<br></p><p><br></p><p>The city is offering resiliency grants to small and microbusinesses in Phoenix, as well as commercial city services bill relief grants.<br><br>Ponce and the team have now made more than 15,000 calls, and the stories she’s heard and questions she’s gotten have been memorable.<br></p> <p>​</p><p>Listen to the entire interview on <a href="https://kjzz.org/content/1596707/they-were-tears-how-city-employees-reached-out-thousands-struggling-phoenix-business" target="_blank">KJZZ​</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedphoto, aerial view of downtown phoenixCED#PhxEconDev #covid-19 #phoenix #smallbusinesseconomic development, small business, covid-19, coronavirus, outreachEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDev

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass2D948EBD491F49C48367073A5D934B4E"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security11/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass8B2C4B829627498E96C9576008624197"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, November 23, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 24, 2020</h3><p>Saguaro Library<br>2808 N. 46th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br>Council Districts 6 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, November 30, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 1, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 3, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 4, 2020</h3><p>Conchos Elementary School<br>1718 W. Vineyard Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru Testing Sites</span></h2><h3>Saturday, November 28</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3><br>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at ​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix.gov is Now Available in More Than 100 Languageshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/1633PHXTV11/20/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/IpfitWtjZgAPhoenix.gov is Now Available in More Than 100 Languages<div class="ExternalClass0E20E6CDAEBD439EBCA3C333C7F1DB04"><html> <p> Phoenix.gov is your gateway to the programs and services that make our city a great place to be… along with important information you need during these times. And now, phoenix dot gov is available in more than 100 languages… From traditional Chinese, French and Spanish… to Sudanese, Portuguese and Arabic. Just click the “translate” button in the upper right corner… and select your language. It’s so easy. Tell a friend or family member who may need this resource! Just go to phoenix dot gov and click “translate”… you’ll find a world of information waiting for you! ​ <br>   <br> You can also view the video attached to this story in spanish by clicking here: <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/81LOQOgVVUI">https://youtu.be/81LOQOgVVUI​​</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo

 

 

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