Hospitality Newcomer Aims for Disruption

by Mike Hunter

Armed with three decades in real estate, his most recent role sourcing hotels for investment coupled with extensive worldwide travel, Peter Anadranistakis recognized a huge opportunity within the hospitality industry to be disruptive. Founding Oxygen Hospitality, he and co-founder Merv Chia immediately brought in Yaron Ashkenazi, an award-winning international hotelier, as chief executive officer, and… [More]

Online Car Vending Is a Towering Concept

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Carvana’s mission is to change the way people buy cars. By removing the traditional dealership infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer service, we offer consumers an intuitive and convenient online automotive retail platform. Whether your car is delivered to your driveway or picked up at one of our Car Vending Machines, we… [More]

Community-Minded Car Wash

by Mike Hunter

Quick Quack Car Wash’s North Phoenix opening in June is the fourth of at least two dozen the company has planned in the Greater Phoenix area in the next few years. Its concept was built on a monthly membership model that offers customers unlimited car washes at any of four levels, with pricing ranging from… [More]

Commercial Clients Served by Bank Opening

by Mike Hunter

Sunwest Bank, which is no stranger to the Phoenix-Metro market, is opening a new location to service the commercial market as well as those seeking traditional banking needs. The Raintree Drive and Loop 101 location is the first retail banking center for the company in the Scottsdale area. “This new retail branch has been in… [More]

2018 Lexus RX 450h F Sport AWD

by Mike Hunter

With a 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct and port fuel injection, the Lexus RX 450 is specially tuned for fuel efficiency and low emissions. Engineered to tap into the power of the robust chassis, the optimized suspension offers precise handling with a strikingly smooth ride. For even greater control, an innovative dual Variable Valve Timing… [More]

It’s Time to Hang It Up

by RaeAnne Marsh

On the wall, that is. Add some freshness to the office décor with art. Different colors and shapes create their own moods and can impact everything from first impressions to productivity. Businesses can avail themselves of services that will provide artwork to suit the site — some with options to rotate so the business can… [More]

Hash Kitchen: Hash Tagged ‘Good’

by RaeAnne Marsh

Very open and friendly, Hash Kitchen goes in for simplicity in its décor. Simplicity and comfort. Tables are widely spaced and booths allow leg room. Patios vary in size with location, but the outdoor seating option is available at all the restaurants. The new design puts more emphasis on the restaurant’s Bloody Mary offerings. Its… [More]

Smoothie Moves

by RaeAnne Marsh

In the heavy heat of summer, a smoothie can be a satisfying lunch as well as a refreshing drink. Here are some restaurants that allow patrons to increase the nutritional value with some whey protein or any of their own selection of add-ins. Juby True by True Food Kitchen Health-focused menu offers smoothies, juices, almond… [More]

Hyperfocus

by Mike Hunter

A practical guide to managing one’s attention — the most powerful resource a person has to get stuff done, become more creative and live a meaningful life. Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains struggle to multitask. Despite this, we feel compelled to do… [More]

Feedback: August 2018

by John Standring, Nicole Stanton, Jon Sweet

Question: You’ve been recognized as one of BestCompaniesAZ’s “100 Best Arizona Companies,” in part because of your workplace culture. What programs and/or policies does your company promote to achieve that level of satisfaction among your workforce? John Standring Senior Vice President of Global Servicing Operations American Express Sector: Finance At American Express, we know that… [More]