Breaking the Silence in the Workplace with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resources

by Carmen Green

Across the country, the demand for sign language interpreters who are fluent in American Sign Language is expected to rise 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, an increase of 29,300 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And this number is only expected to increase. In Arizona alone, there are more than 1.1 million deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. The Arizona … [More]

Small-Business Optimism Scores High Even in Decline

by Mike Hunter

Although declining optimism was the finding among small-business owners in the first quarter 2019 Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index — along with a decrease in the number reporting a revenue increase (a 10-point drop to 45 percent) — the 23-point drop from the previous quarter’s all-time high of 129 still left a score above 100 — for the seventh consecutive … [More]

Central to Tech

by Mike Hunter

When the revitalization project of Park Central Mall opened for leasing a few weeks ago, digital business consultancy Nerdery saw it as an opportunity to move closer to the city’s new Innovation District and became the first business to sign a lease.  “We’re seeing tremendous growth opportunities in Phoenix as the city becomes another tech-centric hub on the West Coast,” … [More]

Securely Vetted Volunteers

by Katie Zwetzig

As companies look for ways to engage employees, build out their CSR programs and give back to the communities they serve, Verified Volunteers offers a unique solution. Our portable background check allows employees to have a single “fast-pass” to volunteering. Companies can provide a link for employees to get their background check, which can then be securely shared with … [More]

Augment Marketing with AR Campaigns

by Mike Hunter

Imagination Park Technologies Inc., the company bringing augmented reality experiences to consumers and sports fans globally, recently released XenoPlay Version 3.3, with features that allow advertising and marketing professionals to create augmented reality (AR) campaigns within minutes without the need for any programming or technical expertise. Among the many updates in the … [More]