3-D Transforming Business

by Linda Capcara

Jack King, founder and CEO of DustRam LLC, has spent his entire career in flooring, and, 15 years ago, founded Arizona Home Floors, LLC. In 2008, high-end  flooring took a huge hit when the market for new housing construction collapsed. Since remodeling became the only game in town, he went to work on an invention… [More]

McDonald’s ‘Snaplications’

by Mike Hunter

For the 250,000 restaurant employees McDonald’s and its independent franchisees anticipated hiring for the summer (4,200 in Arizona), McDonald’s implemented a modern approach to recruiting — Snapchat. “Snaplications,” a term coined by McDonald’s, is a first-to-Ωmarket hiring tool in the U.S. that allows job seekers to be served an ad and opportunity to begin the… [More]

Tech-Enabled Collaboration

by Mike Hunter

Bolste has joined Current, powered by GE’s partner ecosystem, aiming to provide collaboration and communication technology to customers and partners worldwide. Bolste’s all-in-one platform provides all the familiar collaboration tools a team needs for optimal alignment, increased productivity and cohesive, instant communication with those that matter most. The platform allows teams to plan, align, communicate… [More]

AR Sky Writing

by Mike Hunter

Skrite empowers users to create their own AR by leaving virtual messages in the sky, giving them the opportunity to “own the sky.” It is the first app to enable everyday users to create their own messages and explore others in the sky around them. Skrites — the pieces of content, users upload to the… [More]

Wellness Scheduling On the Go

by Mike Hunter

ThrivinU is a new app for the wellness community, being beta tested in the Phoenix area on iOS and Android. Scottsdale resident Dara Rummel modeled it after Uber, to connect providers of health and wellness services with consumers. She wanted an easier way to schedule appointments and have the option for a professional provider to… [More]

Key to Connect

by Mike Hunter

EventKey offers a new level of connection at professional events from simple meetups to business seminars. The platform works through LinkedIn. Organizations can use EventKey to promote, sell tickets and do registration for events. Advantage to attendees is being able to access photos and more easily recognize other attendees, facilitating introductions. The app automatically collects… [More]

Tech? Or Healthcare?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Oscar operates in the healthcare realm. But it identifies as a tech company. “We use data, technology and design to make healthcare easier for employers,” explains Paul Gazeley, VP of customer care for the company he describes as a healthcare insurer and tech startup. “We believe if we help inform members about all their options… [More]

Return on Recognition

by Mike Hunter

Vistance, new patent-pending technology from Rideau, Inc., uses predictive analytic employee recognition data to identify the return on recognition for companies and to create tailored education for managers by focusing on their individual needs around recognition and engagement dimensions for their employees. Built upon award-winning, state-of-the-art technology and validated by years of clinical scientific research,… [More]

Automated Consulting?

by Mike Hunter

Valley-based SaaS startup ForeIQ has created an app that offers a one-of-a-kind option for modern consulting companies looking to adopt automation. It was originally developed by Fuller Solutions founder Patrick Fuller and his team as an internal solution to automate the day-to-day business management of their own professional services firm, which realized a three-fold increase… [More]

Things To Do

by Mike Hunter

Things 3 takes the popular task manager app to a higher level. An Apple Editor’s choice, it has all the bells and whistles. Multiple windows helps ensure things don’t get lost in the shuffle of a stack of memos, and the calendar view gives users a step up on time management — with reminders, too,… [More]