Phoenix Attracts National-Network Co-Working Company 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Serendipity Labs Coworking will open the first of nine planned Phoenix locations next month. Flexible space is currently less than 5 percent of the office inventory but predicted, according to commercial real estate firm JLL, to rise to 30 percent by 2030, and Serendipity Labs is meeting that demand through company-owned managed and franchised locations… [More]

Managing Increased Holiday Time-Off Requests 

by Mike Baize

Often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can bring an abundance of social gatherings, gift exchanges and trips to visit family and friends. However, without proper planning, the holidays can easily become unproductive for businesses, with sparse offices or distracted employees.  To help avoid a loss in productivity… [More]

EO Arizona Celebrates 25 Years of Entrepreneurial Impact on the Valley

by Melissa DiGianfilippo

This year, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business owners, celebrates 25 years in the Valley. Since the Arizona chapter launched in 1993, EO Arizona has grown to be one of the largest chapters in the world, with 160 members. EO is made up of entrepreneurs who are founders/co-founders or majority shareholders… [More]

Reimbursement Admin Automated

by Mike Hunter

Espresa, a pioneer in empowering companies to provide world-class programs that employees love and associate with the best places to work, has added a new reimbursement allowances feature to its employee programs automation platform. The new feature allows HR and benefits teams to more effectively manage reimbursement allowances, driving engagement across campuses and difficult-to-reach remote… [More]

Marketing Automation Built for SMBs

by Mike Hunter

Now available from Scottsdale-based Swiftpage, the provider of Act! CRM software — a leading cloud-enabled platform aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses grow — is the next generation of Act!, marrying proven CRM with powerful marketing automation. Purpose-built for SMBs, the new Act! includes rich customer management, dynamic sales pipeline management, powerful marketing automation,… [More]

Cannabis Kitchen Debuts

by RaeAnne Marsh

The largest medicinal cannabis facility in Arizona resides locally in Guadalupe. Newly remodeled and expanded, the 12,000-square-foot Mint Dispensary, with an extensive selection of retail products, also debuted last month the first cannabis kitchen of its kind in the country. The new kitchen offers a complete menu of artisan burgers, pastas, pizza and other cannabis-infused… [More]

First-of-Its-Kind Home Center from Chase

by Mike Hunter

Chase has debuted its Chase Home Center, a concierge homebuying resource, at the Scottsdale Hilton Village (on Scottsdale Road just south of Lincoln). “The Home Center is a new concept that connects local area home buyers with expert advice and state-of-the-art technology,” says Lawrence Bailey, head of retail sales for Chase Home Lending. “We know… [More]

Opioids as a Workforce Issue

by Jeff Kirke

Drug use by the American workforce is at its highest rate in more than a decade. Recently, national attention on drug misuse has focused on prescription opioids. In Arizona, opioid overdoses have increased by 74 percent since 2014. Opioid prescription medications are both a health and safety issue in the workplace. Companies of all sizes… [More]

Transform Enterprise Collaboration

by Mike Hunter

POPin, a collaboration platform for leaders and executives designed to help drive organizational alignment through anonymous forums and conversation, has integrated its collaboration app with Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365. By leveraging POPin, business leaders will be able to solicit candid and anonymous feedback that builds trust, exposes confusion and… [More]

Team Work

by Michael Hollauf

MeisterTask is an agile task management tool for teams, enabling users to create an unlimited number of projects, assign tasks and track work to completion, via Kanban-style project boards. With workflow automations and the ability to collate all project resources and communication in one central place, teamwork is truly collaborative and productive.  Known for its… [More]