Donor Group Provides Funds To Waive Payment Processing Fees For Arizona Gives Day, Putting More Money In Nonprofit Coffers

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits | March 27, 2020

A group of donors has provided separate funding to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to waive payment processing fees normally paid by nonprofits participating in the Arizona Gives Day 24-hour online fundraising event, scheduled this year on Tuesday, April 7.  Arizona Gives Day, a collaboration with the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, is presented by First Bank. “What this means … [More]

POLICY CHANGE: Travel ID Requirement Delayed to October 2021

Arizona MVD | March 26, 2020

The October 1 deadline for the new federal TSA REAL ID rules to take effect has been delayed ONE YEAR to October 1, 2021. As a result, MVD customers should postpone plans to get the AZ Travel ID. With this delay and the need to reduce customer traffic at MVD locations, all AZ Travel ID appointments have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the ongoing … [More]

Former Walmart Marketside Building in Gilbert to Become Ambulatory Surgery Center

Colliers International | March 25, 2020

Preview (opens in a new tab)A 15,286 square foot free-standing building formerly occupied by Walmart as their failed Marketside grocery concept has been sold for $2,525,000 and will be repurposed as a multi-specialty outpatient ambulatory surgery center.  The Gilbert property located at 838 W. Elliott Rd. was marketed and sold by Alexandra Loye and Julie Johnson of Colliers … [More]

STIMULUS: Small Business Administration Approves Loans For Arizona Businesses Affected By COVID-19

State of Arizona Office of the Governor | March 19, 2020

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Arizona that will help small businesses here in the state impacted by COVID-19. Individual businesses can be eligible for up to $2 million through the program. On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Ducey submitted a request to the federal government for the economic … [More]

Building Business NOW – In Business Magazine Announcement

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Dear Subscribers, Partners & Followers of In Business Magazine: Re: IMMEDIATE CHANGES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES & ACCESS We want to help! We are working very hard to be sure that we are providing important and meaningful content to our readers and followers and want to inform you of some important changes we feel will empower our efforts and help businesses and the … [More]

Mayor Gallego Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Mayor Kate Gallego: City of Phoenix | March 17, 2020

PHOENIX- After extensive discussions with medical professionals, business leaders, and community members I am working with my fellow councilmembers and city leadership to implement a State of Emergency in the City of Phoenix in response to COVID-19. Tomorrow’s City Council meeting includes a scheduled vote on this State of Emergency Declaration. The parameters and further … [More]

Arizona Federal Credit Union renews partnership with Phoenix Rising FC as exclusive Credit Union Partner

Arizona Federal Credit Union | March 5, 2020

Locally-based financial cooperative Arizona Federal Credit Union (AZFCU) announced today its partnership renewal as the official and exclusive credit union of the Phoenix Rising Football Club. Building on a previous three-year engagement, this new agreement will extend the credit union’s relationship with the soccer club for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons. With a dedicated … [More]

Global Technology Company WeTravel Expands to Scottsdale

WeTravel | February 5, 2020

WeTravel, an online platform for small travel companies to collect payments, manage bookings and pay suppliers, has announced they will create at least 100 jobs in the next three years across their new operating and sales location in Scottsdale, Ariz. “We’re very proud and excited to bring WeTravel to Scottsdale. The talent pool, the economic climate, and the business … [More]

Grand Canyon University Unveils Unique Business Innovation Center

Grand Canyon University | February 5, 2020

Grand Canyon University has opened Canyon Ventures Center, a student-centric innovation and business acceleration center that is unlike any other in Arizona. The center already has over 30 start-ups working in it, seven of which are run by GCU students. Canyon Ventures is unique among business incubator spaces in that it: offers space rent-free, including Wi-Fi, … [More]

Atari ® Announces World-Class Video Game-Themed Atari Hotels ™

Atari | January 27, 2020

Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and entertainment producers — today announced a deal with GSD Group — a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III — to acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this … [More]

Sixth Annual Phoenix Startup Week Announces 2020 Keynote Speakers

Phoenix Startup Week | January 24, 2020

PHX Startup Week, the largest entrepreneurial event in the Valley of the Sun, is focused on bringing together the local startup community for a week of education, connection and support. This community-organized event is focused on bringing together diverse voices from all corners of the Phoenix metro area to work collaboratively in an effort to cultivate and grow the already … [More]

Stories that Matter: World Press Photo Exhibition Comes to Phoenix

by Françoise von Trapp | January 21, 2020

Siebe Van Der Zee and Mayor Kate Gallego share a vision for building a better Phoenix: to strengthen the city’s global trade partnerships, demonstrate the importance of the free press, and establish the city’s reputation for art and culture. Hosting the 2019 World Press Photo Contest Exhibition, they agree, is part of achieving that vision. Van Der Zee, honorary Dutch … [More]

Hownd Launches Partnership with Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

Hownd | December 17, 2019

Hownd® has announced its new partnership with Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest to bring its patent-pending Foot Traffic Generation platform to BBB Accredited Businesses. Hownd is a proven fully automated platform that generates new and repeat customers local merchants need to grow their business and consistently create more profitable revenue. It … [More]

Phoenix in Top 10 on Inc.’s 2020 Surge City List

City of Phoenix | December 13, 2019

Phoenix climbed two slots into the top 10 on the Inc. 2020 Surge Cities list released Dec. 12. The city moved up to number 9 on the 2020 list from 11 in 2019. The prestigious ranking for the 50 best cities for startups ranked the city second in the nation for net business creation and ninth for job creation. Inc. credited Arizona’s startup-friendly business environment and … [More]

Arizona Association for Economic Development Presents 2019 Golden Prospector Awards

Arizona Association for Economic Development | November 5, 2019

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has presented seven Golden Prospector Awards recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development. The city of Goodyear won two of the awards, one for attracting Andersen Corporation to the city as the deal of the year and one for its website, “Goodyear Economic Development.” Other websites … [More]

Flushing Archaic Beliefs and Finding Inspiration in the Achievements of Women

Kiterocket | November 5, 2019

Porcelain stalls matter as much as glass ceilings. And In Business Magazine publisher Rick McCartney shared the story of our efforts as he introduced the In Business Magazine Women of Achievement luncheon on November 24th. Our Kiterocket Phoenix office is located downtown in the historic Luhrs Tower, built in 1929. The building hails from a time when the only women working … [More]

Local Girl Scout Council Raises $280,000 in One-Night Event

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council | November 5, 2019

At its third annual Badge Bash, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) raised $280,000 to benefit Girl Scouting in Arizona. GSACPC was joined by more than 500 attendees, including Girl Scout alum, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and dozens of sponsors including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Arizona Cardinals. This adults-only event gave attendees the … [More]

FSW Funding Provides $5.0M Facility to Ammunition Manufacturer

FSW Funding | October 29, 2019

FSW Funding (“FSW”) is pleased to announce the completion of a $5.0 million financing facility to a Rocky Mountain-based ammunition designer, manufacturer, and marketer (the “Client”) for products in the sporting goods industry. The Client, after a recent acquisition, was able to gain more control of their supply chain and were well-positioned for immediate growth, but for a … [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Association Health Plan for Companies of All Sizes Now Offered by Arizona Technology Council

Arizona Technology Council | October 16, 2019

In an unprecedented move to provide quality health care coverage to member companies of all sizes in the state, the Arizona Technology Council has announced the launch of its own Association Health Plan (AHP) in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Created by an Arizona organization for Arizona employers, the Council’s AHP effective date is January 1, 2020, and … [More]

Harkins Popcorn Coming to a Store Near You

Harkins Theatres | October 10, 2019

Harkins Theatres, Arizona’s homegrown movie theatre company, has become synonymous with its delicious, award-winning popcorn. Expanding on its popularity, Harkins has launched a signature line of packaged popcorn, which can now be found in grocery and convenience retailers statewide. Harkins is the first and only movie theatre brand to expand into the retail popcorn … [More]

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