Employers, What’s Your Vaccination Strategy? 

by Rick Grimaldi

At long last, the COVID-19 vaccines are here. While employers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief, they are also wondering how to best handle the sticky subject (pun intended) of getting their employees vaccinated and back to work ASAP. The good news is, many employees appear to want the vaccine. Recent poll numbers indicate that 71% of those surveyed are willing to … [More]

EEOC Provides COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

by Mike Hunter

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addresses questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a technical assistance publication it published in December.  The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” includes a new section providing … [More]

Arizona Businesses Are Key Partners in Arizona Gives Day 2021

Benjamin Little

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged many Arizona nonprofits onto a fiscal precipice. With help from local businesses this Arizona Gives Day, Arizona nonprofits can begin to recover.  “Simultaneously, stressful financial times and job losses have increased the demand for services from nonprofits,” says Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the statewide Alliance of Arizona … [More]

Now More Than Ever

by Kristen Merrifield

Nonprofits across Arizona are still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, yet they consistently continue providing vital services, resources and even entertainment to communities across the state. Arizona Gives Day on April 6 offers an opportunity to reflect and to act in support of nonprofit agencies and the people who embrace and bring their missions to … [More]

Read Better Be Better

Founded as a response to Arizona’s literacy crisis, Read Better Be Better (RBBB) is an after-school reading comprehension and leadership program designed to help students become better readers, leaders and learners. Arizona is ranked 45th in the nation for childhood literacy and 48th for Pre-K–12th education. RBBB’s mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

No parent is prepared for their child to have a serious injury, spend years in chemotherapy or be born with half a heart. The fear and uncertainty of the journey is great. That’s why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is committed to delivering world-class care for families in Arizona and beyond. Your gift allows Phoenix Children’s to invest in state-of-the-art technology, innovative … [More]


one·n·ten was founded in 1993 and provided a unique opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth to connect, socialize and receive support for navigating community resources. Our services have diversified since then, but our goal is the same. We enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ youth through programs that promote self-expression, self-acceptance … [More]

New Pathways for Youth

When youth are provided a safe, nurturing environment and are tended to with care, their capacity for growth is powerful. But in the communities we serve, youth experience poverty and four times the adversity of their peers. At New Pathways for Youth, we guide youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life and realize unwritten possibilities for their futures, through a … [More]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

For more than 65 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in Maricopa County and Pinal County. We develop … [More]

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]

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