Report: More Degrees Awarded in 2020, Arizona Continues to Lag Nation in Educational Attainment

Arizona Board of Regents

Arizona’s public universities produced more degrees in 2020 than at any other time in the state’s history. In fiscal year 2020, Arizona public university graduates earned 47,531 total degrees, a 29 percent increase over the last five years. Detailed in the new Arizona Board of Regents Fiscal Year 2020 College Completion Report are degree trends, documenting the contribution … [More]

D-Backs Debut New ‘City Connect’ Series Jersey

The Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled their Nike MLB City Connect Series uniforms, designed in collaboration with Nike to highlight the franchise’s desert roots, the state’s Hispanic culture and the bond between the team and its fans. The D-backs will first wear the Serpientes uniform this Friday, June 18, and will also wear the uniforms at various points throughout the season, … [More]

Every Day Brunch and Wine Specials at ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho

ZuZu Cafe at Hotel Valley Ho

We're serving up brunch favorites seven days a week! On the sweet side, try our popular Cinnamon Roll Waffle Bites with whipped sweet cream butter. Prefer the savory side of life? Our Breakfast Fried Rice features Schreiner's turkey sausage, pork belly, cabbage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, scallion, chili crunch, and two fried eggs on top. See the Menu Pair the perfect wine … [More]

ASU to Offer New Online Music Program

Arizona State University

1500 Sound Academy, a music education institution based in Inglewood, California headed by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter producers James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson, and entrepreneur Twila True, has announced a new partnership with Arizona State University (ASU). Both institutions have joined forces to launch a co-branded, certificate based, self-paced … [More]

AOT Recently Highlighted Arizonans During Tourism Week, Catch Up Here

Arizona Office of Tourism

The Arizona Office of Tourism celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) by showcasing some of the amazing people and places that make Arizona an unforgettable destination for tens of millions of visitors each year. To highlight this year’s NTTW theme, the “Power of Travel”, AOT set out on its own Arizona Road Trip to talk with tourism industry people across the … [More]

ASU Outpaces Ambitious Graduation Goals as Part of National Coalition of Innovative Universities

Arizona State University

The University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a national consortium of innovative public research universities working to improve student success, announced that it has exceeded the graduation targets set during President Barack Obama’s College Opportunity Summit. Arizona State University is a founding member of the UIA, which launched in 2014. At its launch, the UIA … [More]

BusyKid Debuts New Feature to Give Kids Their First Jobs


Learning personal finance is an essential life lesson that many kids today are unfortunately missing out on. Only six states require high schoolers to take a personal finance class before graduation and the reality is most kids will move out of the house without ever learning how to budget, save and invest. BusyKid is tackling this problem with the introduction of BusyPay, a … [More]

High Street ‘Highline Autos Cars and Coffee’ This Saturday

High Street

This Saturday, High Street in Phoenix will be hosting the Highline Autos Cars and Coffee event. Attendees can expect to see 250 plus exotic, classic and luxury cars from all over the Valley at this new monthly event. The Cars and Coffee event at High Street is continuing into the summer and will be keeping it cool in the evening Saturday, June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. As … [More]

Take Advantage of Extended Summer Hours at City Trailheads

City of Phoenix

During the Valley's warm weather months, Phoenix Park Rangers recommend hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade. To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at three of the city's popular hiking destinations – North Mountain Park and Piestewa Peak Trailhead in … [More]

Canal Convergence Event at Scottsdale Waterfront to Coincide with CODAsummit

Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Public Art and CODAworx will converge in November as the annual CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place comes to Scottsdale during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. CODAsummit is a three-day conference for all individuals and companies that are involved in creating large-scaled, commissioned art to consider how technology-infused art … [More]

Amazon’s Prime Day Arrives on June 21 & 22. Save Now – Here’s How

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event will be held June 21 and June 22, kicking off summer with two days of epic deals and the best savings Prime has to offer. The shopping extravaganza will deliver Prime members over 2 million deals across every category, including fashion, home, beauty, electronics, and more, along with the best in entertainment benefits and never-before-seen … [More]

Guides & Resources – June 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Row the Boat

by Mike Hunter

Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck and bestselling author Jon Gordon deliver an inspiring message about what a person can achieve when he or she approaches life with a never-give-up philosophy. The book shows how to choose enthusiasm and optimism as one’s guiding lights instead of being defined by circumstances and events outside one’s control. Perfect for athletes, … [More]

Be Where Your Feet Are

by Mike Hunter

When we’re moving at 115 mph, we rarely see the wall coming. But it comes for all of us and when it does, we grasp for lessons, for meaning, for purpose. Each moment (good or bad) and each win or loss provides us an opportunity to learn, and, if we choose to take it, that opportunity can change our lives — and the world — for the better. The human spirit craves connection. … [More]

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2021, According to U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2021. The list features 11 vehicles, including five SUVs, three compact cars, two full-size pickup trucks and an electric car. These models are all available with excellent financing, cash back or lease incentives. "Memorial Day weekend is a … [More]

2021 Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD Convertible

by Mike Hunter

This Jaguar convertible is meant to impress with its 2.0L i4 296 HP Turbo-charged engine that hits 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and will catapult the driver and passenger to a maximum speed of 155 mph. This lightweight and functional luxury car is all about summer and all about style. Its exterior is designed to appeal to anyone wanting a small but strong topless vehicle that … [More]

COVID Verified: Bracelets Bolster Awareness

by Melissa Rein Lively

New purple bracelets let the world know the wearer has been vaccinated and is safe to be around as part of a global #IAMCOVIDVERIFIED campaign. With three successful COVID-19 vaccines currently in distribution worldwide, health experts say the end of the pandemic is finally within reach. COVID Verified is a new program founded in Scottsdale that aims to support global … [More]

The Herb Box: Return to Roots with a Casual Concept 

by Susan Wilcox

The Herb Box is ecstatic to announce the relocation of our North Scottsdale restaurant from DC Ranch to Shea Blvd. in a return to our roots just down the street from our very first restaurant location. Our beautiful, new, 6,000-square-foot space will open in June and will include a larger kitchen, an expansive patio, a gourmet marketplace, ample indoor and outdoor seating and … [More]

Hotel Study Suggests Air Purifiers Help Reduce Exposure to Airborne Contaminants


The hotel industry was among the hardest hit by the pandemic. As travel rates increase, hotels are turning to science and technology to create environments that make guests feel safer. Honeywell, a leader in connected buildings, today released findings of a computer modeling study that examined indoor air quality in hotel common areas, focusing specifically on filtration and … [More]

Seven Travel Tips to Help You Travel Safely this Memorial Day

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

We are already approaching the end of May and that means the three-day Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Travel has looked a lot different this past year and a half and safety policies and travel regulations are constantly changing. If you are planning to fly out of town for the Memorial Day holiday, these travel tips will help you be prepared. Tip #1 – … [More]

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