Daehee Park, Waking Up the Sleep Industry

by Andrea Kalmanovitz

Just seven short years ago, Daehee Park met JT Marino through a mutual professor at Penn State. Both had big dreams and aspirations that aligned and, today, those dreams have manifested into a $170-million national company headquartered right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur at the time, Park was a… [More]

ROI on Expense Spend

by Tim Wheatcroft

Sales team travel and entertainment (T&E) is a major expense. But do companies know how this spend actually contributes to revenues, and which expenses don’t? While sales teams generate huge amounts of data based on their activities, and wins and losses are highlighted in their respective CRM systems, finance teams can often only view granular… [More]

Millennial Employees and Their Digital Demands

by Scott Willis

Here’s an unsettling tidbit for employers: Forty-two percent of millennials say they would quit their job if their employer uses subpar technology, according to a report from marketing website DMR, formerly Digital Marketing Ramblings. Millennials — those workers born between 1982 and 2000 — became the largest generation in the U.S. workforce in 2015. Studies… [More]

2018 Prediction: A Rush of Real Estate Agents

by Wendy Forsythe

The number of individuals who will earn their real estate license and start a career in real estate is expected to rise to the highest level seen in recent years. In Phoenix, there was a 4.7-percent increase in agent count from November 2016 to November 2017. It’s predicted the market could see an increase of… [More]

2018 Bentley Continental Range

by Mike Hunter

This exquisite vehicle from Bentley is simply the envy of all who wish to travel in style with the wind blowing through their hair. Its 6.0-litre, W12 twin-turbo engine includes a variable displacement system that combines low emissions with incredible output, which results in 582 horsepower. For a full-sized vehicle with so much to offer… [More]

Sealed in Ink 

by Mike Hunter

In an age when electronic devices do it all, the flourish of a strong signature to finalize a transaction makes the occasion momentous. These writing instruments take it up another notch. Cartier Roadster Rollerball From pens of black composite with palladium-finished details up to full palladium finish, this Cartier pen will stop any negotiation and… [More]

Southern Rail: Creative Comfort

by RaeAnne Marsh

A friendly neighborhood destination resurrected just a few years ago from Phoenix landmark Beef Eaters as part of Phoenix’s revitalization project, The Newton shopping center is anchored by Southern Rail. “Friendly,” in fact, suffuses the restaurant, helping give the wide-open dining room a cozy atmosphere. Décor combines industrial concrete floors with the warmth of wood,… [More]

Tastes of Fame

by Mike Hunter

The Food Network’s Guy Fieri likes our Valley of the Sun. Nearly 30 of our restaurants have his signature on the premises. He’s been bringing “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” here for 10 years; here are three of his more recent stops. Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse The long menu here is long on BBQ and smoked… [More]

Feedback: February 2018

by Chad Barnett, Elie Goodman, Charles Touché

Question: What is a new use you’ve made of technology over this past year for a marketing campaign? Chad Barnett Chair, Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust President, Foods 2000, Inc. Sector: Restaurant For us, one of the best uses of marketing technology has been through partnership with Mobivity, headquartered here in Arizona. Mobivity’s SmartReceipt® connects what… [More]

FORTUNE Names Sprouts one of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Sprouts | Jan. 29, 2018

FORTUNE revealed its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, ranking Sprouts Farmers Market No. 4 in the Food and Drug Store category and No. 2 in the category for innovation, people management and quality of products and services. The World’s Most Admired Companies is a ranking of the world’s most respected and reputable companies… [More]