10 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Do Business

by Edgar Rafael Olivo

  As states across the country start talking about “reopening America,” small-business owners find themselves pivoting their business models almost overnight. With the reality of a new normal setting in in a post-COVID world, small businesses now have to adapt to the changes this pandemic has created for consumer behaviors and supply chains around the world. Here are a few … [More]

Get Back In Business: A Guide to Valley Business Organizations

In Business Magazine

Our business community has always proven to remain strong during the toughest times. The Great Recession hurt, but we bounced back and were seen as one of the “hot-spots” worldwide before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Introducing ‘Get Back In Business’ » Letter from Steve Seleznow of ACF » In an effort to promote and strengthen businesses throughout Greater Phoenix, In … [More]

Introducing ‘Get Back In Business’

by Mike Hunter

Our business community has always proven to remain strong during the toughest times. The Great Recession hurt, but we bounced back and were seen as one of the “hot-spots” worldwide before the coronavirus pandemic struck. See Our 'Get Back In Business' Guide >> In an effort to promote and strengthen businesses throughout Greater Phoenix, In Business Magazine is … [More]

Supporting Our Business Community

by Steve Seleznow

We are living in uncertain times. The future is hard to predict. All businesses are suffering — national, local, nonprofit and for-profit. The Arizona Community Foundation, along with all our donors and partners, has been busier than at any time in our history since we opened our doors 41 years ago. We responded to COVID-19 with the speed you would expect from us. We … [More]

Legal Guide

by Mike Hunter

A comprehensive guide to local firms & their areas of specialty for business Counsel for Business Specialized legal expertise serves our business community by RaeAnne Marsh Doing things right at the outset can save time and money down the road. This truism is especially relevant in business. Working with an attorney to ensure a business is on the right track, in … [More]


CBRE is the leader in the Metropolitan Phoenix commercial real estate market, offering strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing, corporate services, property, facilities and project management, mortgage banking, appraisal and valuation, development services, investment management, and research and consulting. Throughout its business lines, the Phoenix … [More]


JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. At year-end 2018, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in more than 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 88,000. The Phoenix office of JLL was established … [More]

NAI Horizon

NAI Horizon has been serving Arizona for more than 25 years, providing brokerage and property management services for local, national and international clients. We are proud to be the local representative of NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. Founded in 1978, today NAI Global has more than 400 … [More]

2019 Q1 Office Insight

Information provided by JLL

According to JLL’s Q1 Phoenix Office Market Report, metro Phoenix has absorbed more than 1 million square feet of office space since the first of the year — a quarterly high not seen in more than 10 years. This is already massively ahead of 2018, which, though a notable year for local office space, recorded 1.7 million square feet in total absorption for the full 12 … [More]

2018 Q4: Phoenix Airport Office Submarket on the Rise

Information provided by JLL

Phoenix’s Airport office submarket is quickly filling with new and expanding tenants, pushing vacancy rates down 9.3 percent year-over-year and inching rental rates up, according to data from JLL’s Q4 Phoenix Office Market Report. According to JLL, overall vacancy in the Airport submarket in 2018 fell from 32.7 percent to 23.4 percent. During the same time period, submarket … [More]

Career Connectors

by In Business Staff

Career Connectors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.  For the Job Seeker:  Career Connectors is an event-driven community outreach program, with three monthly events held across the Greater Phoenix Valley. Each event includes professional career speakers, four hiring … [More]

How to Get Your Business Involved in Arizona Gives Day 2019

by Jennifer Purcell

Arizona is home to more than 20,000 nonprofits that provide services we rely on every day. Our nonprofits create safe places to learn, live and fulfill dreams. They enrich our lives through art and culture,  and protect our natural wonders, cultural heritage and human dignity. Arizona Gives Day was created to both strengthen and sustain Arizona’s nonprofit community. The … [More]

Read Better Be Better

Benjamin Little

Did you know? 86% of Arizona’s low-income 3rd graders are not reading at grade level, making them four times less likely to graduate from high school.  Read Better Be Better (RBBB) is an after-school literacy program that helps children improve their reading skills in order to become better learners. We are the only nonprofit organization that inspires and equips Arizona … [More]

Homeward Bound

by In Business Staff

Homeward Bound is a nonprofit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona, that creates pathways out of poverty for homeless families ready to make a change. We help homeless families by providing them with housing and a program of services that help them get back on their own two feet.  Homeward Bound families are provided with affordable housing that is safe and … [More]

Support My Club

Benjamin Little

It is the mission of Support My Club to support students on their path to graduation by engaging communities to fulfill the needs of school clubs and teams. We believe that all students have the opportunity to pursue their hopes, dreams and aspirations through participation in extracurricular activities, and Support My Club does just that. Support My Club achieves this and … [More]

Invest in Arizona

from Kristen Merrifield

Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. The single, statewide day of giving has raised $13.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013 and has given away more than $1.1 million in cash prizes to participating organizations. Arizona nonprofits do much more than provide necessary services to our … [More]

Counsel for Business

by Henry Mackey

An attorney is an important asset to a business at every stage, whether it is just beginning or has been running for many years. A lawyer’s expertise can help a business that is starting up with everything from employee agreements to exit strategies; if there is a product involved, a lawyer can help secure a patent or protect intellectual property. No small role is just having … [More]


by Mike Hunter

Commercial real estate is a strong indicator as to the overall strength of the local economy, and key indicators address where we are as a market and how that compares to other markets. The Greater Phoenix area is still the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country, by population, and has proven to live up to its ranking with new construction and improved properties … [More]

Action in the Valley’s Commercial Real Estate Market

by RaeAnne Marsh

In the office market, Metro Phoenix led the nation with a 3.9-percent increase in asking rents from the end of 2013 to the end of the first quarter of 2014. This has occurred while vacancy rates have remained flat, says Craig Henig, senior managing director of the CBRE Phoenix office. The reason? “Large blocks of space are in short supply,” he says. There is both speculative … [More]

Cassidy Turley

by Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 4,000 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., the company represents a wide range of clients — from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local nonprofits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $25.8 billion in … [More]