OH Partners Wins Big at 2018 PRSA Copper Anvil Awards

OH Partners | November 01, 2018

OH Partners stole the show at the 2018 PRSA Copper Anvil Awards, receiving a total of 15 different awards. The agency was honored with five Copper Anvils and eight Awards of Merit for its leading work in the public relations industry. From a one-of-a-kind national museum exhibition and tech education launch to football bowl games… [More]

OneAZ Credit Union Announces Its 2018 Community Impact Grant Recipients

OneAZ Credit Union | November 1, 2018

OneAZ Credit Union, a local financial institution with branches around the state, has announced its selections for its 2018 Community Impact Grants. More than 35 non-profit organizations in the valley, as well as in Tucson, Flagstaff and other communities around Arizona will benefit from these grants totaling $55,000, with individual grant amounts ranging from $500… [More]

Capitalism Is a Social Force

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Capitalism” has taken a hit in modern times — as “money lending” did in earlier centuries — with a lot of press focusing on the negative, and the extremes. Neither, of course, is inherently evil. The appeal of capitalism is taking an idea or opportunity and capitalizing on it; developing a benefit from it. Certainly… [More]

Brian Mohr, Conscious Capitalism

from Brian Mohr

In many ways, Arizona has been leading the country with the concept of incorporating social good into business. Some of our local business owners were among the first to gain “B Corporation” certification when nonprofit B Lab initiated its licensing program. And, effective January 2015, Arizona pioneered a law that allowed businesses to incorporate as… [More]

Brands Under Fire

by Peter Horst

Nike. Starbucks. Patagonia. Nordstrom. Uber. Budweiser. Pepsi. NFL.  What do these brands have in common?  They’ve all been at the center of a firestorm of social and political controversy, poster children for the risks brands face today as they sit squarely in the crosshairs of a politicized marketplace. The news seems to carry a new… [More]

Kathy Sweet: Executing Events ‘because’ 

by Claire Natale

Kathy Sweet dared to ask, “What if?” and then took a risk to make her dream a reality. While drive, vision and determination are critical to Sweet’s successes, she knows that people are the true catalysts of a business’s performance and growth.  In 1990, Sweet and her husband, Dave, started automätik, a training and events… [More]

Woman-Owned Businesses Record 3100 Percent Growth

by RaeAnne Marsh

Nationally, the number of women-owned businesses increased a dramatic 31 times since 1972 — from 402,000 to 12.3 million in 2018; employment grew 40-fold, from 230,000 to 9.2 million; and revenues rose from $8.1 billion to $1.8 trillion — 217 times greater. Noting this information from the recently released eighth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses… [More]

Mobility Solution Faced Challenges in Manufacturing and Marketing

by RaeAnne Marsh

The off-road mobility vehicle was a life-changer for wheelchair-bound Todd Lemay (who suffers from brittle bone disease). “I purchased a TerrainHopper for myself from the UK. It allowed me to go places I had not been able to go before, and the positive reaction from people when I was out in it was overwhelming. …… [More]

TAP AZ Gives Financial Guidance to New Nonprofits

by Zac Dunn

One good idea can change the world, but it’s the power to execute it that makes all the difference. For Arizona Facts of Life, a nonprofit that helps young women find healthy solutions to life’s challenges, founder Yolanda Robinson knew the impact she could make if only she had the resources and the know-how. But… [More]

DollarDays Named Product Exporter of the Year at Phoenix Mayor’s Export Awards

DollarDays | October 31, 2018

DollarDays was named Product Exporter of the Year by interim Phoenix Mayor, Thelda Williams, at the 2018 Mayor’s Export Awards. The awards program, part of the 19th Annual Global Links Luncheon presented by Phoenix Sister Cities Inc., celebrates the role of exports in building the city’s economy. DollarDays is an online marketplace that serves more than… [More]