Arizona Foundation for Women Graduates Inaugural SHE Leads!™ Class of 2021

Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a not-for-profit agency that advocates for women’s causes in Arizona, graduated 29 Arizona women from SHE Leads!™, a women’s-centric leadership program dedicated to advancing women in the workplace. Throughout the past six months, SHE Leads!™ participants raised over $68,000 for non-profits focused on helping Arizona women. The cohort is … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach Program Marks 20th Anniversary with New Crews’n Healthmobile

A new Crews’n Healthmobile will soon roll through the Valley to serve the city’s most vulnerable children. A mainstay of Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach program, the new “doctor’s office on wheels” will deliver integrated medical and behavioral health services directly to youth experiencing homeless across greater Phoenix. The 38-foot Crews’n Healthmobile, one … [More]

BBB Announces Finalists for 2021 Torch Awards for Ethics

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) proudly announces 22 Greater Arizona companies as finalists for the 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The event is sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union and raises awareness in marketplace ethics and recognizes businesses that operate with the highest levels of integrity. BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is one of … [More]

Carvana Catapults onto the Fortune 500 List in Only Eight Years, One of the Fastest Rises to Date


Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, today debuted on the Fortune 500® at no. 483; one of the fastest growing tech companies added to the prestigious list. Based on organic growth alone, only Amazon and Google made it to the Fortune 500 faster. Carvana is one of the youngest companies to make the 2021 Fortune 500 List, and its trajectory … [More]

12 News KPNX in Phoenix Wins 2021 Walter Cronkite Award for Exceptional Reporting on Systemic Racism

12 News, TEGNA Inc.’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, was honored today with a Walter Cronkite Award for reporting on systemic racism for “The Work is Hard and Not Done: Being Black in the Valley," which explores the Black experience and historical events in Arizona and includes interviews with mothers, faith leaders, neighbors, and 12 News anchors Caribe Devine, Rachel … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona Earns Healthy Arizona Worksites Gold Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Delta Dental of Arizona

For the fifth year in a row, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Gold Award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being of their employees, employees’ families and communities. HAWP, a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services … [More]

Valleywise Health Earns High Ratings from Moody’s and Fitch Credit Rating Agencies

Valleywise Health

Valleywise Health has received some of the highest ratings awarded by Moody’s Investment Services and Fitch, two national credit rating agencies, for its 2021 bond sale. Moody’s assigned an “Aa3” rating and Fitch a “AA-“ rating to the healthcare district’s general obligation bonds that were overwhelmingly approved by Maricopa County voters in 2014. Both agencies … [More]

Glendale Chamber Leader Selected for Leadership Diversity Program

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Robert W. Heidt Jr., Glendale Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a unique leadership development opportunity with nine other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States. The Chamber Leadership Diversity Program is an immersive executive … [More]

Laura Slawny of 10 to 1 Public Relations Named to Inaugural Class of Global Leadership Academy for Emerging PR and Marketing Leaders 

10 to 1 Public Relations

10 to 1 Public Relations, a strategic communications firm serving clients in varied industries such as healthcare, technology, transportation, finance, and more, has announced that Laura Slawny has been accepted into a leadership development program for emerging PR and marketing professionals in IPREX, a premier global communications network of independent, partner agencies … [More]

Businesses of the Year Named at Phoenix Chamber Impact Awards

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Boys and Girls Club of the Valley and Arizona Technology Council have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the 34th Annual IMPACT Awards held virtually on Thursday, May 13th. Large Business of the Year: Boys and Girls Club of the Valley “On behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley, hundreds of employees, … [More]

Leading SaaS Platform Delivers on Employee Experience and Engagement


Trainual, a leading SaaS platform that transforms the way small businesses onboard, train and scale their teams, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. The annual list recognizes companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether operating in person or remotely. “I’ve always felt like fast-growing companies … [More]

Akos and Apricus Health Co-Founder Dr. Kishlay Anand Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2021 American Business Awards®

Apricus Health

Akos MD and Apricus Health, two innovative healthcare companies created by a group of prominent physicians, today announced their co-founder Dr. Kishlay Anand has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year, Health Products & Services category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,800 nominations – a record number - from … [More]

Handwrytten Named a ‘Most Innovative Company’

Handwrytten, an online handwritten notes service formed in 2014 to reignite the art of handwritten correspondence by using custom-built and -designed robots, was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021 in the Robotics category. The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past … [More]

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]

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