Pioneer Landscape Centers Acquires Grand Materials & Supply in First Transaction Of 2018

Pioneer Landscape Centers | April 17, 2018

Pioneer Landscape Centers, the leading landscape and hardscape materials supply destination in the United States, announced today the acquisition of Grand Materials & Supply in the company’s first transaction of the year. Founded in 1986, Grand Materials & Supply is an Arizona-based distribution company that operates six stores across the Phoenix area. The acquisition of… [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona And Dignity Health Renew Network Agreement, Work toward Improved Health Outcomes

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | April 11, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Dignity Health announce a new network agreement that works toward improved health outcomes for employer groups and their employees. In this arrangement BCBSAZ PPO and HMO members, with coverage through their employers, will continue to have the choice of Dignity Health facilities and providers. Both BCBSAZ and… [More]

Kimber Lanning to Grow Community Development Work Through Local First Arizona Foundation

Local First Arizona | April 11, 2018

When Kimber Lanning first began organizing Arizona’s locally-owned businesses in 2003, she was focused on combating unfair policies that benefited large corporations by providing a voice for Arizona’s best homegrown companies. She could not have imagined that fifteen years later, she would be leading the nation’s largest local business coalition which is continually recognized as… [More]

Sip Coffee & Beer Kitchen Expands to 3rd Arizona Location

Caliber | April 9, 2018

Caliber – The Wealth Development Company, a real estate investment and development firm, has acquired a partnership interest in Sip Coffee & Beer Kitchen, a unique restaurant, coffee café and bar that highlights two popular beverages: craft coffee and craft beer. Located at 7306 E. Shea Blvd. (northeast corner of Scottsdale and Shea), Sip Coffee & Beer Kitchen… [More]

Teaspressa Tea Opens First Signature Café Location in Phoenix

Teaspressa | March 22, 2018

Teaspressa, a Phoenix-based gourmet beverage company and creator of the first and only healthy alternative to traditional coffee and tea in the U.S., announced today that it will open its first signature café storefront March 24, 2018. Founded by Valley-based entrepreneur, Allison DeVane, Teaspressa is the first and only beverage that is a hybrid of… [More]

Digital Air Strike Acquires Intelligent Messaging Platform, Path Chat

Digital Air Strike | March 22, 2018

Digital Air Strike, the leading social media, reputation management and digital engagement company, announced it has acquired the privately-held A.I. chat technology business of Eldercare Technology, Incorporated (d.b.a. Path Chat). Digital Air Strike will integrate Path Chat’s artificial intelligence messaging solution, Response Path, into its digital and social response platform, making it available nationwide and… [More]

‘Ed Pitch’ Invests $72,500 for Innovative Education Solutions

Social Venture Partners Arizona | March 22, 2017

Everyone was a winner at the inaugural Ed Pitch event Tuesday night, but the biggest winners are the students who will benefit from creative ideas developed by seven Arizona college students. Ed Pitch is the latest effort by Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) to support philanthropic efforts aimed at children and education. Arizona college students… [More]

Original ChopShop Continues Expansion with Opening in North Scottsdale

Original ChopShop | March 8, 2018

Original ChopShop, a neighborhood eatery crafting ‘Just Feel Good Food’ from whole ingredients, announces the opening of its sixth restaurant in The Promenade located at 16203 North Scottsdale Road on Mar. 8. The Phoenix favorite is also gearing up to take the concept national, starting with its entry into the Dallas market this April. Expansion… [More]

Six Arizona Bioscience Firms Selected for 2018 Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

Flinn Foundation | Feb. 23, 2018

Six Arizona bioscience startup firms have been competitively selected by the Flinn Foundation to participate in its 2018 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, receiving $30,000 each in funding support and program services administered through a nonprofit partner. The Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation has allocated $825,000 in grants since 2014 to nonprofits to administer funding and services to 28… [More]

LeadMD Launching Learning Accelerator for Digital Marketers

LeadMD | Feb. 22, 2018

LeadMD, the world’s leading marketing operations agency, is launching Marketemy, a 12-week experience accelerator for digital marketers. The paid program will enable participants to gain access to marketing curriculum, first-hand marketing experience and cutting edge technology from within one of the top agencies in the modern marketing space. This first of its kind incubator includes… [More]