Fire Safety Tips for Commercial Building Owners

by Steve Lockwood

Commercial properties such as office building need to be a safe place for employees and customers. Myriad issues often arise during fire safety inspections in offices. The most common issues include not having enough fire extinguishers for the space, improper installation of safety equipment, out-of-date inspections and repairs not taking place or done incorrectly. Identifying … [More]

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Bets on Sustainability

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We acknowledge the science behind human-induced climate crisis and combat its effects with science-based targets and strategies that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions within our own operations and through our value chain,” says April Stovall, director of surveillance and facilities at Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Greater Phoenix Area. Reducing energy consumption is a key … [More]

Nonprofit Teen Lifeline Accepts Crypto Donations

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based nonprofit Teen Lifeline is now one of several thousand nonprofit organizations in the United States accepting cryptocurrency donations, joining the ranks of much larger, national nonprofits like the Ronald McDonald House, Save the Children and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.  The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property, so donations to qualifying … [More]

Looking Good 2023 – February Standouts

  Philanthropy First Interstate Bank Says ‘Believe in Local’ with $2,500 Wilde Wealth Management Holiday Donation Cheered 800 Children Barro’s Pizza Helped St. Mary’s Food Bank Fight Hunger ProShred Arizona Partnered in Toy Drive Medieval Times Serves Up Donations to Food Banks … [More]

First Interstate Bank Says ‘Believe in Local’ with $2,500 

by Mike Hunter

First Interstate Bank and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, as a continuation of the inaugural Believe in Local grant campaign, recently donated $2,500 to MentorKids, one of 10 nonprofits nominated by employees that will receive a Believe in Local Holiday Edition grant. These funds will be deployed to equip and empower youth to be transformative leaders in their … [More]

Wilde Wealth Management Holiday Donation Cheered 800 Children 

by Mike Hunter

Wilde Wealth Management Group helped more than 800 children enjoy a “merry and bright” holiday season with a donation of 500 toys and $5,000 in additional cash donations to Toys for Tots in December. This was Wilde’s 18th year supporting Toys for Tots, and this annual tradition is in addition to the firm’s bi-monthly fundraising and volunteer programs for nonprofits across … [More]

Barro’s Pizza Helped St. Mary’s Food Bank Fight Hunger

by Mike Hunter

Barro’s Pizza did its part once again to help fight hunger in Arizona, raising nearly $415,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank in a one-day event when 100% of all sales from 46 Barro’s locations in both Phoenix and Tucson are donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank to help those in Arizona facing hard times during the holidays. The Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight is St. Mary’s Food Bank’s … [More]

ProShred Arizona Partnered in Toy Drive

by Mike Hunter

ProShred Arizona did its part to help kids in need have a merry Christmas during its Shredding for Santa document shredding event in partnership with Operation Santa Claus toy drive, a local organization, helping more than 3,000 Arizona kids receive toys, food and clothing during the holidays. … [More]

Medieval Times Serves Up Donations to Food Banks 

by Mike Hunter

In the spirit of chivalry, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament donated $10,000 to Phoenix-based United Food Bank, along with nine other food banks and shelters across the U.S. and Canada — part of an effort to support families experiencing food insecurity as food banks and shelters experience a lower-than-usual amount of donations. Medieval Times dinner theater is based … [More]

Digital Marketing – How an AZ-based HVAC Firm Doubled Its Revenue 

by Aaron Ayotte

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market in Arizona is highly competitive. In fact, according to IBISworld.com, there are nearly 124,000 HVAC firms across the nation representing a $123 billion market. Due to its hot and arid weather, little to no rainfall and huge population growth, the Southwest — including our fine state — is top in the nation for HVAC … [More]

Liability in Cyber Insurance

by Monica M. Minkel

As the cyber insurance landscape evolves at a rapid pace, underwriter diligence has increased. Many insurance carriers have become more precise with their questions, especially those related to the implementation and utilization of multifactor authorization and related risk mitigation strategies. Improperly responding to application questions can jeopardize coverage in more … [More]

The Great Breakup – Women in Leadership

by Annie Rosencrans

Results of the McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2022 report has given rise to the term the “Great Breakup,” which refers to the emerging trend of women in senior positions leaving companies at strikingly high levels if their demands and requirements are not met. The report exposes a catalogue of failings by employers toward women, ranging from permitting hostile … [More]

Looking Good 2023 – January Standouts

  Achievements Delta Dental of Arizona: A Center of Excellence Philanthropy Waymo and Google Support Feeding America LevRose Commemorates Milestone with 30 Days of Giving Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa … [More]

LevRose Commemorates Milestone with 30 Days of Giving

by Mike Hunter

Commercial real estate company LevRose recently commemorated its 30-year anniversary with 30 days of giving, volunteering and donating $10,000 to local deserving charities: Children’s Cancer Network, Rio Vista Center and AZ Power Paws. Since its inception, LevRose has grown from a two-person vision to a 36-person company and completed approximately 7,000 transactions. … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona: A Center of Excellence 

by Mike Hunter

Continuing its streak since 2016, Delta Dental of Arizona earned BenchmarkPortal’s Center of Excellence certification in 2022, one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry. BenchmarkPortal also awarded Delta Dental of Arizona in 2022 the “Top Contact Center,” “Lowest Abandon Rate” and “Best Agent Retention” titles.  … [More]

Waymo and Google Support Feeding America

by Mike Hunter

Along with a $250,000 donation that Google.org made to United Food Bank, dozens of volunteers from Waymo and Google packed food boxes for the food bank. Autonomous Waymo Via trucks transported the boxes to a warehouse for distribution to families throughout the Valley. Google’s donation was part of a national initiative where Google.org donated $10 million to Feeding America … [More]

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa

by Mike Hunter

Staying true to its commitment to support nonprofit organizations throughout Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino — through its community outreach program H.E.R.O. — recently donated $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa, a local nonprofit organization that provides food, opportunity and resources to the Maricopa community. Among its many awards, Harrah’s Ak-Chin has earned a Volunteer … [More]

Fighting Inflation in the Multifamily Maintenance Shop

by Darren Rawson

Across the economy, inflation continues to push up the cost of doing business — particularly for managers and maintenance teams tasked with fixing and repairing multifamily properties. Prices for items such as appliances (8.5%), window coverings (16.2%) and flooring (7.2%) all climbed year over year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only are parts and … [More]

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