Event Venue Revamps Event Space into a Luxurious Lounge


Chateau Luxe is proud to announce the opening of its brand-new concept, Wander, a Luxe Speakeasy, which will open at the event venue on Friday, March 8th at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024. The 3,021 square feet speakeasy was inspired by the Wonders of the World. Hidden inside Chateau Luxe, Wander offers an escape from the ordinary with a chance to experience … [More]

First Two Hawaiian Island-Inspired Restaurants Open in Glendale and Tucson


Hawaiian Bros has debuted its first two island-inspired franchise brick-and-mortar locations in Tucson and Glendale, opened February 12 (203 S. Wilmot Rd.) and March 4 (7322 W. Bell Rd.), respectively. The fast-growing brand currently operates two ghost kitchen locations in Arizona and has 50 locations throughout the country, with plans to expand further this year. "Arizona … [More]

Rebranding Is a Journey

Arizona Helping Hands is now The Foster Alliance – same organization, same mission

by Maureen Noe

Arizona Helping Hands, now The Foster Alliance (TFA), celebrated its 25th anniversary with a comprehensive rebrand on October 23rd, 2023. Commemorating a refined focus on supporting the foster community while maintaining the same unwavering mission, this new identity better represents the organization's values and commitment. The rebrand isn't just a superficial makeover; it's … [More]

Four Peaks Brewing Collaboration with Golf Apparel Brand Bad Birdie

by Jeremy Bolian

Tempe-based craft brewery Four Peaks Brewing and Scottsdale-based golf apparel brand Bad Birdie teamed up to launch a limited-edition collection featuring Bad Birdie Juicy Golden Ale. The collaboration blends craft beer and golf culture, creating a unique and accessible experience for enthusiasts. Arizona is a mecca for golf in the U.S. — rated as one of the country’s top … [More]

Looking Good 2024 – March Standouts

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy

Achievements Accepted to Forbes Coaches Council AvAir Receives International Aviation Award DAS Technology Earns Prestigious Recognition 5 Stars for Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Philanthropy Plexus Worldwide Combats Food Insecurity Over Easy Donation Helps #LovePup Foundation … [More]

Esteemed Architect Launches Boutique Architecture Firm


Benjamin McRae, who has practiced architecture in the valley for 25 years, has launched his own practice — Benjamin Studio. The Phoenix-based firm is dedicated to providing clients with a full scope of architectural services and a uniquely customized one-on-one experience. “Throughout my career, I have worked with several local firms to expand my knowledge and develop my … [More]

Medical Device Co. Expands Manufacturing Operations in Arizona


Planatome, a medical device company that applies atomic-level polishing from the semiconductor industry to create advanced surgical blades that lead to better patient outcomes, today announced the plans for the development of a manufacturing plant in the greater Phoenix area and to more than double the size of its workforce over the next five years. “We are grateful for the … [More]

New Culinary Destination Set to Sweeten Gilbert This Summer


Epicenter at Agritopia, is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to its vibrant community in Gilbert, AZ. Salt & Straw, the beloved Portland-based ice cream maker renowned for its delightfully innovative flavors, is set to open its doors in the summer of 2024. This much-anticipated opening marks a significant milestone in Epicenter's ongoing commitment to enriching the … [More]

Valley Brewer to Become Naming Rights Sponsor at Phoenix Raceway Trackside


Phoenix Raceway announced today that Huss Brewing Co. will become its Official Craft Beer and have naming rights for the Huss Brewing Co. Alehouse at Trackside, located in the midway near Gate 2. They will also have a concourse concession near the south end of the grandstands near Section 162, serving a selection of signature beers that include Scottsdale Blonde, Papago Orange … [More]

Tacos and Brews Concept Opens in Tempe


Tacos & Craft is now open at 4715 S. Rural Rd., bringing high-quality craft-made tacos and brews to the Tempe community and surrounding neighborhoods. The elevated quick-casual restaurant is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, March 2 with a family-friendly fiesta benefitting Junior Achievement. “For us, people come first. We are so excited to be a part of the … [More]

Franchise Unveils Ambitious Plans for 2024 that Include Arizona, and Propels Healthy Dining


MAD Greens, the Colorado-born brand that has become the state’s beloved home for creative, flavorful salads, charts a course for expanded growth, franchise opportunities, and a revitalized dining experience. To provide more insight into MAD Greens’ expansion throughout Phoenix, Arizona is a top ten state for franchise growth, according to the International Franchise … [More]

World Champion Boxer, Entrepreneur Launches a 6th to 12th Grade Academy for Students in Phoenix


Tyson Transformational Technologies Academy's (Tyson's TTA) is a Cognia Accredited Micro-School in Arizona serving youth grades 6th to 12th grade. All tuition costs are covered through the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA Scholarship) and internal school scholarships. Tyson has generously given his name, likeness, time and talents to impact the lives of our future … [More]

Drive-Thru Coffee Co. Opens Fourth Location in Phoenix


Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 4412 McDowell Road, Phoenix. The drive-thru location is owned and operated by Andrew Davault III and Andrew E Davault Jr. “We chose Scooter’s Coffee for their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Scooter’s Coffee is a favorite … [More]

EV Car Co. to Make It Easy to Own an Electric Vehicle


Lucid Group, Inc., the most awarded new luxury vehicle and selected to Car and Driver's 10Best list for 2024, announced that it is making it easier than ever for people to buy and own the world's best electric vehicle. With an expanded ownership experience, Lucid is directly addressing the reasons people most commonly cite as barriers to purchasing or leasing electric … [More]

A Decade of Leadership: Downtown Phoenix Inc. Announces 2024 Board Rosters


When Downtown Phoenix Inc. [DPI] was launched in 2013 as a community-building organization to help manage multiple city-building non-profits and drive the Downtown neighborhood forward, it was only able to do so thanks to the vision and financial contributions of its investors. Over those transformational first 10 years, DPI has been incredibly fortunate to … [More]

Breakfast Hot Spot Opens Location in New Catering Commissary


Morning Squeeze Opens The Counter In Tempe Morning Squeeze, the groovy breakfast and lunch spot with three Valley locations, announces the opening of a sister concept in Tempe. The Counter by Morning Squeeze (1725 W. University Dr.) is serving up traditional breakfast and lunch favorites in a casual diner setting along the commercial office row of Tempe’s University … [More]

Minneapolis Construction Company Acquires 20-Year-Old Phoenix Firm

Strategic southwest U.S. expansion enhances growing footprint


Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) announced it has acquired Phoenix-based Sonoran Crest Construction, a 20-year-old firm with an established brand and healthcare presence in the southwest U.S.  This is the first acquisition of another company in KA Construction’s 126-year history. The terms of the agreement are confidential. Through market sector diversification and … [More]

$1B Glendale Hotel and Resort Partners with Entertainment Giants to Bring Top Acts


VAI Resort, the soon-to-be-unveiled $1 billion hotel, resort, and live entertainment destination near Phoenix, proudly announces a groundbreaking collaboration with industry giants C3 Presents and Live Nation. The global leaders in live entertainment will jointly book and promote performances at the state-of-the-art VAI Amphitheater, an integral part of the resort with a $50 … [More]

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