Arizona Commerce Authority Hosts Milestone 200th Small Business Boot Camp

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) will host the 200th Small Business Boot Camp on November 4. Launched in April 2020 as a six-week program to help small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of the pandemic, the Small Business Boot Camp has developed into a comprehensive resource for small businesses. The first-of-its-kind program connects entrepreneurs and small … [More]

Agent-Allied Homeward Expands Footprint into Phoenix Metro Market


Homeward, a modern home finance company that enables real estate agents to give every client the negotiating power of cash, has expanded its markets to include Phoenix. Phoenix was an obvious choice for Homeward, which already operates in Texas, Georgia, and Colorado, for several reasons. As of July 2021, cash transactions as a percent of home sales were 23% compared to 15% … [More]

Colorado Co. Acquires Phoenix-Based Electrical Contractor

Loenbro LLC, a leading provider of mechanical, electrical, midstream, and inspection services, announces its acquisition of Switch Electric Inc. Based in Phoenix, AZ, Switch is a premier electrical contractor serving mission-critical data center construction and maintenance customers throughout the Arizona market. “We’re proud to join Loenbro,” said John Fleury, Switch … [More]

Technology-Driven Medicare Advisor Announces Expansion with New Office in Phoenix


Chapter, the leading technology-driven Medicare Advisor that aligns incentives in Medicare plan selection and guides beneficiaries through the enrollment and renewal process, will open a new office in Phoenix creating 50 new jobs and further accelerating the company’s growth just as the Annual Enrollment Period begins. Chapter is currently hiring 20 Medicare advisors and team … [More]

Office Interiors Co. Enhances Customer Experience with Partnership

Corporate Interior Systems

Corporate Interior Systems, a Phoenix-based office furniture dealership and industry leader in the Valley for more than 36 years, is proud to announce its preeminent state partnership with Haworth. CIS, known for its human-centric workspace solutions throughout Arizona, was drawn to Haworth’s core values, global expertise, technology and design that will support CIS in … [More]

$775 Million Transaction with Moon Valley Nurseries Announced

Stonecourt Capital LP, a private investment firm focused on providing financial and strategic resources to facilitate transformational growth, today announced a $775 million transaction with Arizona-based Moon Valley Nurseries, a family-owned, vertically integrated large tree and shrub nursery founded in the Moon Valley neighborhood of Phoenix, Ariz. Moon … [More]

Valleywise Health Reaches 50% Completion on New Medical Center

Valleywise Health

Valleywise Health, Maricopa County’s public teaching health care system, recently celebrated a significant milestone by reaching 50% completion on the new Valleywise Health Medical Center. The 673,000-square-foot, 10-story building is scheduled to open in October 2023 and replace the current medical center at 24th Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix, which opened in … [More]

$100,000 Grant Creates New Partnership to Support Re-Entry Focused Employment Programs in Arizona

Valley Leadership

The MolinaCares Accord, in collaboration with Molina Complete Care of Arizona, and Valley Leadership are launching a new Impact Maker team tasked with encouraging private sector employers in Arizona to remove barriers to employment for historically marginalized populations, including Medicaid recipients and the formerly incarcerated. "Building stronger … [More]

Nikola Signs With Trucking Co. for 100 Nikola FCEV Trucks

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, announced a collaboration with PGT Trucking, Inc. (PGT), an international multi-service flatbed transportation company, to advance electric drive heavy-duty transport. This collaboration includes a Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease 100 Nikola Tre heavy-duty fuel cell electric … [More]

Footprint Center Formally Dedicated, Looks to Be Sustainability Epicenter

Footprint, a materials science technology company, and Suns Legacy Partners, LLC, operators of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Footprint Center, today officially opened doors on the recently transformed Footprint Center. Leadership from Footprint, and the Suns and Mercury joined City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and champions of sustainability to formally dedicate … [More]

Financial Services Co. Opens First Office in Scottsdale

Tauro Capital Advisors

Tauro Capital Advisors, Inc., a fully integrated financial services company and fiduciary with a diverse background in capital markets of all aspects of commercial real estate, has announced its expansion into Arizona with the opening of its first office in Scottsdale. This is Tauro’s first location outside of California. The firm is currently headquartered in Los Angeles … [More]

With Acquisition, Nexa Builds upon Its Leadership Position in Healthcare and Medical Answering Services


Nexa Receptionists Holdings LLC, the leading provider of tech-enabled business services for companies of all sizes across the US, today announced it has acquired the answering services division of Crocker Communications, a Massachusetts-based telecommunications company. The acquisition expands Nexa’s footprint within the healthcare and medical answering services category, and … [More]

Phoenix-Area Private Club Expands Company’s Southwest Region Footprint and Club Portfolio


KemperSports announced today that is has acquired Corte Bella Golf Club in Sun City West, Arizona. With this acquisition, Corte Bella becomes the 17th club in KemperSports’ private cub portfolio. The company has owned and operated a host of private residential golf clubs over its 40-year history, including most notably The Governors Club in Tennessee and Royal Melbourne Country … [More]

Newest Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Now Available in Arizona

Columbia Care

Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products in the U.S. is celebrating the expanded launch of Classix, a heritage California product brand, that is now available in five additional markets – Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey. “Classix is a timeless lifestyle brand that has … [More]

Two of Arizona’s Leading Woman-Led Companies Make It Easy for Global Businesses to Establish Successful Local Operations

Arizona Land Consulting and ForeOptics, two successfully independent and female-owned companies, have joined forces to create ForeSite, a new turnkey solution that combines real estate selection with full-service operations and supply chain management for companies that are expanding operations in or moving to Arizona, specifically the Phoenix area. Due to unique and vast … [More]

Phoenix Suns Announce Partnership with Leading Blockchain Provider

Phoenix Suns are proud to announce a new official team partnership with, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry. is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global … [More]

Florence Crittenton Services and Chicanos Por La Causa Join Forces

On the anniversary of 125 years of service, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona is excited to announce that it will become an affiliate nonprofit agency of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). Both longstanding, renowned and committed organizations will leverage expertise, capacity and resources to assure continuity of programs to empower girls and young women across the … [More]

6 Fundamentals of Becoming a Successful Franchise Owner

Are you ready to quit your 9-5 job and be your own boss? Do you want a career that fits the lifestyle that you truly want to live, not figure out how to make your ideal lifestyle work with your current profession? Rather than try to come up with a whole new business idea, there is another fantastic way that you and other entrepreneurial-minded folk can manage your own … [More]

Bank of America Increases U.S. Minimum Hourly Wage to $21 as Next Step to $25 by 2025

Bank of America

Bank of America announced it has raised its U.S. minimum hourly wage to $21 as a next step in the company’s plans to increase to $25 by 2025. In May, the company also announced that all of its U.S. vendors are now required to pay their employees dedicated to the bank, at or above $15 per hour. This builds on the company’s history of being a leader in establishing … [More]

Sauna Studio Signs Agreement to Open 6 New Studios in Phoenix Area  

Perspire Sauna Studio

Perspire Sauna Studio, the nation’s fastest-growing infrared sauna studio franchise, announced today two new franchise agreements that will bring six new studios to the Phoenix market over the next few years. These deals mark the debut of the brand in Arizona with the first studio slated to open the first weekend of February 2022 in Gilbert. Behind one signed agreement to … [More]

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