Leading Healthcare Tech Services Co. Investment Helps to Fuel Next Phase of Growth

Equality Health

Equality Health, a leading provider of technology, services and support for value-based care, today announced a strategic investment from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, to fuel the Company’s next phase of growth as a value-based primary care network serving the Medicaid, Medicare and ACA Exchange populations. Existing investor Endeavour Capital will … [More]

Kroger Plans $89M High-Tech Fulfillment Center in Phoenix


The Kroger Co. continues to make strides in the expansion of its portfolio of customer fulfillment centers with the announcement of plans for a new facility in Phoenix, where it operates as Fry’s Food Stores. The largest grocery retailer in the U.S. will make a capital investment of $89 million to realize the development of the approximately 222,900-square-foot project, … [More]

Chime Achieves Profitability in Record Time; Eclipses Industry Veterans to Secure Third Leading Market Position 


In 2020, company increased customer roster by more than 90%, executed strategic industry partner program and accelerated product development despite global pandemic Chime Technologies, an award-winning operating system for the real estate industry, today announced an unprecedented successful year of product, partner and customer momentum, lynchpin to the company’s success in … [More]

ASU Names New American Film School after Legendary Actor and Filmmaker Sidney Poitier


Arizona State University (ASU) today established The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California. The school, which began as a film program 15 years ago, is one of five schools in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Named after one of … [More]

Cannabis Co. Expands Cultivation and Debuts New Retail Location

Giving Tree Dispensary

Giving Tree Dispensary, an Arizona-licensed, vertically integrated seed to sale cannabis company, announced it is moving to a new retail location on Monday, January 25th, at 701 W. Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. An official Grand Opening with event promotions and giveaways will take place on Friday, February 5th. The only dispensary in Arizona with majority female ownership, … [More]

Scottsdale Economic Development Department Reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council


The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Scottsdale Economic Development department was once again recognized as one of 68 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). “The Scottsdale Economic Development department displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical … [More]

Align Technology Established New Global Headquarters in Tempe

Align Technology

Align Technology, Inc. announced that it established its new global corporate headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, effective January 1, 2021. The company’s San Jose campus remains the hub for its global innovation, product, and marketing organization and will become home to its new Digital Innovation Center, currently under construction. As part of the new corporate headquarters … [More]

Real Estate Crowdfunding Co. Launches National Fund for Accredited Investors

Neighborhood Ventures

Neighborhood Ventures was created to change the way people invest in commercial real estate. Co-founded by John Kobierowski, who brings over 25 years of experience in Phoenix multifamily real estate, and Jamison Manwaring, a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs and head of investor relations for a large public company, Neighborhood Ventures was launched in 2017 to give … [More]

Rural Development Investment Fund to Support Community Infrastructure Projects

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) have launched a public-private partnership to support rural Arizona. ACF will provide $5 million in a revolving line of below-market rate financing to help rural communities access approximately $40 million annually in USDA funding for infrastructure projects that will … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona Makes $525,000 Gift to Drive Better Outcomes for Uninsured Dental Patients

Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona has partnered with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) and HonorHealth Foundation to fund expert emergency dental treatment at NOAH for uninsured patients who visit HonorHealth emergency departments with dental issues. The new Delta Dental of Arizona Dental Connect program is made possible by a $525,000 donation by Delta Dental of Arizona … [More]

New, Free Online Course Designed to Navigate Business Opportunities in Cannabis


The passage of adult-use marijuana presents huge opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, but the highly regulated cannabis industry can be difficult to navigate. MITA, Arizona’s Cannabis Trade Association is offering a complimentary, 16-week Social Equity Applicant Mentorship Program sponsored by Copperstate Farms, Weedmaps and Scottsdale Community College designed … [More]

Cutting-Edge Tech CBD Co. Launches in Arizona

R N’ R Canna

Locally-owned and grown CBD company, R N’ R Canna, has launched a line of cannabinoid-rich, oil-based serums using aeroponic and hydroponic cultivation techniques, which provide consistency that is rare to find in the industry. The company is 100% certified organic and uses plants that are grown in a lab-controlled environment and given no chemicals, harsh additives or … [More]

Nikola Positioned to Accelerate Hydrogen Economy

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation has secured an innovative electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) that makes possible the accelerated development of hydrogen-based fueling solutions for the transportation industry. Nikola is a company dedicated to the advancement of innovative zero-emissions truck solutions and the energy infrastructure required to make this … [More]

Black Chamber, Arizona Hispanic Chamber Produce Weekly DEI Series   


In a continued effort to promote and support diversity and inclusion initiatives within our state, Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today that they signed on as a Rally Point Partner with the recently launched Social Television Network (STN) streaming series, The Community Collaborative (TCC). Born in response to the civil unrest and heightened attention on racial … [More]

HomeServe’s Expansion in Phoenix Continues with Acquisition of Canyon State

HomeServe USA Corp.

HomeServe USA, a leading provider of service plans, repair, and installation services for the home, today announced the acquisition of Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing (Canyon State). Serving customers in and around Sun City and Sun City West, the A+ Better Business Bureau rated Canyon State marks HomeServe’s fourth HVAC company acquisition in the greater … [More]

Swift Transportation Unveils Truckers Against Trafficking Wrapped Truck

Swift Transportation Inc.

Swift Transportation, the largest full truckload carrier in North America, unveiled their wrapped truck honoring Truckers Against Trafficking. The new 2021 wrapped Freightliner Cascadia will be a living representation of Swift's partnership with the non-profit organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). The wrap displays Swift's and TAT logos and reads "Everyday Heroes … [More]

$18 Million Capital Campaign Launched to Build Science Facility Housing Largest Telescope in Greater Phoenix

International Dark Sky Discovery Center

The International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) launched an $18 million capital campaign to build a unique science-based facility in Fountain Hills, Ariz., that includes a first-class domed observatory. The IDSDC will house the largest telescope in Greater Phoenix, and with its three other state-of-the-art components, will provide STEM education for students and … [More]

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Grow after Emerging from Disruption


The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021. How can they keep their momentum going, and what can other companies learn from their struggles to navigate the challenges of the new year? “To stay … [More]

Development Co. Gets $325,000 to Help Underserved Families Become Homeowners in Metro Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase announced $325,000 in philanthropic capital for Newtown Community Development Corp., based in Tempe, in support of their Community Land Trust that provides homeownership to low- to moderate-income and underserved families who are priced out of the market in metro Phoenix. A part of the firm’s broader neighborhood development work in underserved communities, … [More]

Global Water Resources to Provide Water Services to Nikola’s New Zero-Emission Semi-Truck Manufacturing Plant

Nikola Corporation

Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company, has entered into a master utility agreement with Nikola Corporation to provide water and wastewater services to Nikola’s new manufacturing plant in Coolidge, Arizona adjacent to Inland Port Arizona. Nikola broke ground on its manufacturing facility where it plans to make hydrogen-powered and … [More]