Phoenix-Headquartered Bank Ranks #1 for Performance on S&P Global Market Intelligence’s List of 50 Largest Public U.S. Banks

Western Alliance Bank

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL) is the nation’s top-performing among the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2020, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The bank earned the #1 position for the second year in a row. S&P Global Market Intelligence recognized Western Alliance Bancorporation, parent of Western Alliance Bank, in … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Names 2021 IMPACT Award Recipients

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber has selected eight local companies as recipients of its 34th Annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large Valley businesses and the positive influence they have on the community and economy. These recipients were selected from more than 100 businesses who were nominated for this honor. The 2021 IMPACT Award … [More]

Valley-Based Cyber Safety Co. Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

NortonLifeLock Inc.

NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today announced it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. NortonLifeLock named to Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) The list honors the businesses that have not only found a … [More]

Nikola Exec to Lead Global Standardization Project for Hydrogen Fueling Technologies

Nikola Corporation

Nikola’s Director of Fuel Cell Vehicle Code and Standards Antonio Ruiz has been appointed to lead a three-year hydrogen fueling global standardization project for the International Standardization Organization’s Technical Committee 197 (ISO/TC 197). Ruiz was unanimously approved as Convener to work with an international core group of experts to implement the fueling protocol … [More]

Arizona Community Foundation and Donors Distribute Record $183M in 2020 Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for the calendar year. Between January 1 and December 31, 2020, a record total of $183,125,928 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and … [More]

Intel Embree Wins Academy Scientific and Technical Award


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Intel® Embree ray tracing library, a component of the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. The Academy, who hosts the annual Academy Awards®, recognizes Intel Embree’s industry-leading ray tracing for geometric rendering as a contributing innovation in the moviemaking … [More]

Locally Owned Pizzeria Named to National 40/40 List

Fired Pie

QSR Magazine has announced its annual 40/40 list of America’s hottest startup fast casuals in 2021 and locally-owned and operated fast-casual pizza concept, Fired Pie, is included as the only Arizona-based restaurant on the list. The magazine reports that the list includes “a look at the 40 fast-casual concepts with fewer than 40 locations that survived COVID-19 and are primed … [More]

Valley Tech Giant Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, received a 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. "GoDaddy is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row in the Human Rights … [More]

Pro Builders Honors Camelot Homes with Coveted 2021 National Housing Quality Award

Camelot Homes

Judges for The 2021 National Housing Quality Award® (NHQA), sponsored by Pro Builder magazine, have named Camelot Homes the winner of a Bronze Award for the company’s commitment to the highest level of operational excellence and quality in the housing industry. Camelot was one of only four honorees this year and is the only Arizona-based company to be named to the list. “We … [More]

Global Technology Solutions Provider Reaches Centennial Milestone


At a time of major global change, leading technology solutions provider Avnet is marking the company’s 100th anniversary in 2021, joining an elite group of companies that have reached their centennial. From its origins on Radio Row, the Manhattan warehouse district famous for its post-World War I electronics shops, to its current position as a top global distributor, Avnet has … [More]

CO+HOOTS/HUUB and Startup Tucson Win National Innovation Competition

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee to award $330,000 in prizes to the winners of the new Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition. The L2M prize competition recognizes the most impactful organizations, programs and ideas that support the research and … [More]

Addictions Recovery Co. Makes Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers List

Scottsdale Recovery Center

Scottsdale Recovery Center (SRC), locally owned and operated, was recently featured in Newsweek’s 2020 iteration of the Best Addiction Treatment Centers list. The list was made in partnership with Statista Inc., a research firm. Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers list was created using a variety of criteria. Among the criteria were quality of service, reputation, and … [More]

Survey Research Firm Is Most Accurate Arizona-Based Pollster in 2020 Cycle

Data Orbital

Arizona-based Data Orbital has consistently been one of the most accurate election pollsters, and the 2020 cycle has solidified that. Given an A/B rating (one of the industry highest) by political data website FiveThirtyEight and a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers Transparency Initiative, Data Orbital has long prided itself on its … [More]

35th Annual AZ MLK Virtual Celebration Honors Those Making Phoenix a Better Place

City of Phoenix

The 35th Annual AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Celebration will honor Valley residents for their lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission will recognize the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement honoree and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … [More]

Banner Health CEO Named Among ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’

For an eighth year, Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine has been named among the ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,’ just published by Modern Healthcare. Now in its nineteenth year, the program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, … [More]

Impact Awards Name Two Valley Companies as Year’s Best

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Kitchell and Galvanize have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the 33rd Annual IMPACT Awards held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd. Large Business of the Year: Kitchell “It’s incredibly exciting for me to accept the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Business of the Year award on behalf of our employee owners at … [More]

Phoenix Named a Top 10 Digital Cities Winner for Seventh Consecutive Year

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix has once again received national recognition as a Top 10 Digital Cities Survey winner among cities with populations of 500,000 or more. The 20th Annual survey organized by The Center for Digital Government (CDG) recognizes cities for using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. This year’s Digital … [More]

ON Semiconductor Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Third Year in a Row

ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor, energy efficient innovations, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index, recognizing companies with sustainable business practices. This is the third time the company has been included in the index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, jointly calculated by Standard & Poor’s Dow Jones Indices and … [More]

Fulton Homes’ Achievements in Indoor Air Quality

by Mike Hunter

Fulton Homes, Arizona’s largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the recipient of three top homebuilder awards: the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader of the Year – Builder; the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award; and the 2020 WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year — the first … [More]

Pedal Haus Brewery Beer Takes Gold 

by Mike Hunter

Pedal Haus Brewery received gold standing in the Dark Lager category at this year’s San Diego International Beer Festival for its German Dark Lager. The festival is one of the largest and most competitive brewing contests held in California each year, hosting nearly 200 breweries from around the world and averaging more than 1,500 entries. The popular brewery has won more than … [More]

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