Award-Winning Documentary Chronicles the Journey of 12 Blind Teenagers from Phoenix

Gravitas Ventures

In 2018, twelve blind teenagers who grew up in the desert heat, void of an ocean, defied all odds and learned how to sail at a local lake. The dozen, known as the Blind Buccaneers, later journeyed hundreds of miles across the sea without the use of eyesight to guide them. In a moving tale about perseverance, courage and grit, the award-winning documentary “Ocean of Obstacles,” … [More]

Hula’s Modern Tiki Oasis Party Coming

Hula's Modern Tiki

Food & Drink reporters, Tiki fans and anyone else interested in kicking off AZ Tiki Oasis at HULA’S Modern Tiki in Scottsdale. HULA’S Modern Tiki is proud to announce it’s hosting the official Arizona Tiki Oasis kickoff party at HULA’S Old Town Scottsdale. Held on Thursday, April 22 from 3:30 to 6 pm, and open to the general public, Tiki fans from around the world are … [More]

10th Anniversary Arizona Balloon Classic: Get Your Tickets

Arizona Balloon Classic

The Arizona Balloon Classic by Arizona Events Group will be hosting its 10th annual festival Friday, April 30, 2021 through Sunday, May 2, 2021. Gates are open Friday and Saturday from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 6:00 am – 12:00 pm. Admission is free on Sunday for all ages. This socially distanced and outdoor event will feature shows and activities throughout the … [More]

Season Set: The Virginia G. Piper Concert Series Awaits

Rick McCartney

The 2021–22 Virginia G. Piper Concert Series brings fresh perspectives on classical music to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Scottsdale Arts ONE Members have a chance to grab their favorite seats before tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 9, 2021. This season’s lineup highlights up-and-coming artists to provoke young audiences while engaging master … [More]

Beware of the Zoom Zombie: 54% of Americans Who Drive After Video Chatting Report Trouble Concentrating

Root Insurance

COVID-19 is far from over, but the impact it has had on our collective driving capabilities continues to show itself in meaningful, sometimes surprising ways. According to a new analysis of over 6.1 billion miles driven by drivers who completed Root Insurance’s (NASDAQ: ROOT) test drive, the average American driver used their phone once every 5.5 miles in 2020 (or 18 … [More]

Valley’s Oldest Theater Is Back, Come June

Rick McCartney

The Phoenix Theatre Company announces its 102nd season, marking an exciting return to indoor programs after shuttering its doors for the first time in 101 years. After a pivot to virtual and outdoor programming, The Phoenix Theatre Company welcomes audiences back to its three-stage complex starting in June to kick off a season highlighting stories of extraordinary everyday … [More]

Sunday Best: Chef-Attended Easter Buffet

ZuZu Cafe at Hotel Valley Ho

Savor holiday favorites at ZuZu and reserve your table between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our chef-attended buffet includes fresh pastries, shrimp cocktail, cinnamon vanilla french toast, breakfast bakes, and much more. Choose from enhancements like lobster benedict, stuffed branzino, and an Easter "Show Stopper" Shake. For the little ones, we've got a special menu available and will be … [More]

D-Backs Open More Seats for Home Opener, Apr. 2

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that capacity at Chase Field will expand to approximately 20,000 fans per game beginning with the home opener on April 9 vs. the Cincinnati Reds. The additional seats will be released on Friday at 9 a.m. after the initial capacity sold out in less than 2 hours last week. “As we continue to see the key measurements improve throughout … [More]

Guides & Resources – April 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]

New Public-Private Partnership Supports Rural Communities

by Lisa Urias

How can rural communities get the support they need for infrastructure and development projects? Small communities have long struggled with the prohibitive costs of upgrading and maintaining their water systems and expanding or building the new schools, housing, firehouses and parks that are critical to the well-being of residents. Take the community of Bouse, located in La … [More]

2021 Land Rover Defender

by Mike Hunter

The new model represents 70 years of innovation and improvement, honoring the vehicle’s history for rugged solidity while thoroughly remaining a Defender for the 21st century. Developed in partnership with LEGO@ Technic™, the Land Rover Defender is a building kit — with multiple options and interchangeable parts. From doors, roof styles, wheels and explorers packages, this is a … [More]

PPE Kits: Return to Office Surprise 

by Leo Friedman

PPE kits are a cost-effective, convenient and efficient way to make sure individuals and teams are outfitted with the protection needed. A variety of kits are available, ranging from personal coverage or for the whole office, as well as on-the-go kits for stocking up the supply closet. In addition to providing protection, these kits — and products in the kits — provide a unique … [More]

The Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen: Built on (of course) Craftsmanship

by Steven Morin

Roughly one year ago, The Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen was in the works. With the COVID-19 crisis not yet in sight, business ventures were going as planned, and smoothly at that. When the pandemic took the world by storm, however, the owners and investors decided it was best to slow things down and push plans back. The Craftsman finally set an opening date for several months … [More]

How to Make the Most of 24 Hours 

by Allan Draper 

Studies have shown experiencing a chronic feeling of not having enough time, or chronic time urgency, can increase stress levels and induce feelings of anxiety. As more time is spent working remotely, improving time management during the workday can lead to increased productivity and a better work-life balance. Establishing new time management systems as a business owner can … [More]

Race Car Champ Brings Mobile Winery and Pop-Up Racing Paddock to Scottsdale March 26-28

Adobe Road Winery

Adobe Road Winery will roar into the Valley March 26-28 for The Racing Series Desert Tour, a three-day tour through Scottsdale with racing legend and winery owner Kevin Buckler. Highlighting the Petaluma, California winery’s lineup of four award-winning red wines called The Racing Series, each stop features a mobile winery, pop-up racing paddock, award-winning wine tastings, … [More]

Spring Is in Full Swing at MIM

Musical Instrument Museum

As temperatures start to rise, stay cool at MIM and head into spring full of inspiration. Discover what’s new in our ever-changing galleries, enjoy live music by local artists (details below) at the MIM Music Theater, and embark on a virtual musical journey with your kids in an online Mini Music Makers or Musical Adventures class. MIM is the perfect place to celebrate with … [More]

Phoenix Sky Harbor Is Working Together to Help Travelers with COVID-19

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Early in the pandemic, the aviation industry realized the need to communicate health and safety requirements and information about COVID-19. Because there wasn't one standardized place to look for information, under the leadership of the ACI World IT Standing Committee's ACRIS (Airport Community Recommend Information Services) Group, ACI, multiple airports and World Business … [More]

NortonLifeLock Experts Warn Against COVID-Related Tax Phishing Scams

NortonLifeLock Inc.

On the heels of the IRS tax filing extension in the U.S., NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today alerted consumers to surging tax-related phishing scams and shared Cyber Safety tips to help people stay ahead of cybercriminals and more safely take advantage of the extended time to file this season. While tax-related identity theft is an ongoing threat … [More]

Does Your Company Care about the Environment as much as Consumers Do?

It’s not just a product’s quality that compels consumers to purchase it. More people today care about how the item was manufactured and whether the company is harming the environment. Studies show sustainability is a factor driving customers’ buying decisions. Recent research by IBM revealed that nearly six in 10 consumers surveyed are willing to change their shopping habits … [More]

Herberger Theater to Present Five Outdoor Concerts, Begins March 20

Herberger Theater

The Herberger Theater Center is excited to announce its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring five concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage. Throughout the months of March and April, the Herberger Theater will present Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee, The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, HÄANA, and the Alice Tatum Band. “The concert series is one of the … [More]

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