United Celebrates Historic First Graduating Class of Its Goodyear Flight Academy Pilots


United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, is celebrating the graduation of United Aviate Academy's inaugural class of pilots, an important step towards training the next generation of talented, qualified, and motivated aviators. The inaugural graduating class includes 51 students – with nearly 80% being women or people of color – marking the next step towards … [More]

Eight ASU Online Business Programs Rank in US News’ Top 10


In the newest U.S. News & World Report online program rankings, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranked top 10 across eight programs and disciplines, including taking the top spot for online bachelor's in business programs. The peer-reviewed rankings, which were released publicly today, also named W. P. Carey's Online MBA No. 7 in the … [More]

Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Honored for Use of Augmented and Virtual Reality in STEM


Because of its long successful implementation of augmented and virtual reality technology (AR/VR) in Arizona elementary schools, zSpace, Inc., a Silicon Valley education company, is proud to honor Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) as a "District of Distinction." A zSpace STEM District of Distinction is a district with the desire and ability to showcase their use of zSpace … [More]

GCU Honors Valley Leaders at Third Annual Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards


Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) will honor four business leaders who exemplify the ideal for which Jerry Colangelo is best known: servant leadership. The third annual Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards presented by Freeport McMoRan will recognize these devoted leaders who work tirelessly to serve others. They are: Don Cardon, founder and CEO … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona: A Center of Excellence 

by Mike Hunter

Continuing its streak since 2016, Delta Dental of Arizona earned BenchmarkPortal’s Center of Excellence certification in 2022, one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry. BenchmarkPortal also awarded Delta Dental of Arizona in 2022 the “Top Contact Center,” “Lowest Abandon Rate” and “Best Agent Retention” titles.  … [More]

Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts Final Stage of the PHX Sky Train


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Just in time for the busy holiday travel season and next year’s Super Bowl, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, members of the Phoenix City Council, and local leaders celebrated the opening of the final stage of the PHX Sky Train®. The 2.5 mile extension connects the terminals with the Rental Car Center and adds two new stations – the … [More]

Phoenix Community Alliance Announces 2022 Center City Award Winners

by Taylor Costello

Since 1993, Phoenix Community Alliance’s Center City Awards have recognized those individuals who have made immeasurable contributions to their community through service and advocacy. In a ceremony held at The Churchill on Thursday, Phoenix Community Alliance membership awarded Jim McPherson and Jessie Ponce with the Center City Champion and Center City Newcomer … [More]

Twelve Piper Fellows Selected for Their Leadership and Impact in Maricopa County


Twelve of Maricopa County’s outstanding nonprofit leaders were selected for Piper Trust’s 2022 Class of Piper Fellows. The newly selected class becomes part of the larger and enduring Piper Fellows network that is now a community of 102 Fellows. The 2022 Piper Fellows will participate in self-designed professional development “sabbaticals” focused on strengthening leadership … [More]

Local Public Relations Firm Hits Milestone Growth, Empowers Business Community


For the past 12 years, Evolve PR and Marketing has worked with local and national businesses to promote and enhance their message to the world. Since 2018, the company has doubled its workforce to 21 employees, adding eight additional PR account managers to the roster in 2022 alone. Additionally, it grew to provide essential PR services for more than 100 clients, a 66% increase … [More]

Tri Pointe Homes Earns EPA Award – Again!

by Mike Hunter

Tri Pointe Homes®, a recognized leader serving the Phoenix market for more than 30 years under the name Maracay®, has received the EPA’s 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for the fourth year in a row. The homebuilder contributed 704 homes that were Indoor airPLUS-certified throughout the Greater Phoenix area in the past year with a commitment to build 100% of its homes utilizing … [More]

Duffy Group Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Awards

by Mike Hunter

Duffy Group, an executive recruitment company whose winning Recruitment Research model helps employers fill critical roles on their teams at about half the cost of traditional recruitment, has been named one of the inaugural winners of Inc. Business Media’s Power Partner Awards. The awards honor business-to-business organizations around the globe that have a proven track record … [More]

Double No. 1’s for Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria

by Mike Hunter

Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria was named “No. 1 Dealership to Work For” by Automotive News for 2022 and was also named No. 1 in the Large Dealership category, the third year in a row the store has received that recognition. … [More]

BBB Pacific Southwest Announces Greater Arizona’s 2022 Torch Awards for Ethics Winners 


Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has named five winning companies for their 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Greater Arizona, sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union. This distinguished award honors businesses that go above and beyond to operate with integrity and raise awareness about marketplace trust. These exemplary businesses have … [More]

Mission Facilitators International Awards Its First Annual ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Award to Valley CEO


Phoenix-based Mission Facilitators International celebrated its 30th anniversary by awarding Tim O’Neal their first annual Excellence in Leadership Award for making company culture development a strategic priority at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. “Tim has done what few other CEOs do, to make company culture a strategic priority,” said Dean Newlund, CEO of Mission … [More]

ACA Announces Finalists for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge


Arizona Commerce Authority recently announced 15 finalists have been selected for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2022. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by … [More]

Arizona’s Most Innovative and Impactful Companies, Tech Leaders, Educators and Students Honored at 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation


The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Winners of this prestigious annual award program represent the best of the best in Arizona’s technology, science and education ecosystem. This year’s recipients were recognized tonight in a ceremony at the Phoenix … [More]

SRP Honors Valley Businesses for Outstanding Efforts in Energy Efficiency and Being Green Leaders


For the ninth consecutive year, Salt River Project honors local ‘Champions of Sustainability.’ From San Tan Valley to Tolleson — to cities in between — the 2022 awards recognize SRP commercial customers who participate in Business Solutions programs and lead the charge in sustainability and innovation. SRP’s energy efficiency programs are a major component to the … [More]

Local Executive Recruitment Co. Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Awards


Duffy Group, an executive recruitment company whose winning Recruitment Research model helps employers fill critical roles on their teams at about half the cost of traditional recruitment, has been named one of the inaugural winners of Inc. Business Media’s Power Partner Awards. The awards honor business-to-business organizations across the globe that have a proven track … [More]

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