Is a Business Equipment Subscription the Way to Go? 

by Marna Davis

One of the barriers to starting a business is enormous, front-loaded capital outlays for equipment. Business owners can expect to face this capital expenditure (CapEx) again when equipment needs to be replaced. Equipment also incurs additional costs over time for parts, repairs and maintenance, as well as the inevitable cost of age-related underperformance. Equipment … [More]

Driving Electric Vehicle Advancement

by Marna Davis

A 100% electric transportation future is critical to reducing carbon emissions in the Valley, yet existing technologies don’t meet the power and cost requirements that will drive widespread electric vehicle adoption. If EVs don’t have enough power or they cost too much, people and organizations will continue using their gas-powered vehicles.  Exro Technologies is an energy … [More]

Pickleball Kingdom Builds Its Base with Free Classes – in Indoor Comfort

by Mike Hunter

Arizona’s first dedicated indoor pickleball facility opened one month ago. One of the largest such facility in the country, Pickleball Kingdom sports the outdoor surfaces that pickleball players know and love with all the benefits of playing indoors. In fact, the idea for Pickleball Kingdom was birthed on January 9, 2021, as soon-to-be founder and CEO Mike Rodrigues and his … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – June Standouts

  Achievements Lifted Trucks Recognized for Revenue Growth LPC’s Krumwiede Honored with NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence Philanthropy Plexus Worldwide Meets 30-Million Meal Milestone Sundt Foundation Grants Awarded to 16 Phoenix Charities  … [More]

Lifted Trucks Recognized for Revenue Growth 

by Mike Hunter

With a two-year revenue growth of 67%, Lifted Trucks ranks No. 138 on Inc. Magazine’s third annual list of the southwest region’s fastest-growing private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the southwest region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. … [More]

LPC’s Krumwiede Honored with NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence

by Mike Hunter

David Krumwiede, a 36-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and senior executive vice president for Lincoln Property Company, has been named NAIOP Arizona’s 2021 Award of Excellence recipient. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on the commercial real estate industry in Arizona over a period of at least 15 years, along … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Meets 30-Million Meal Milestone

by Mike Hunter

Plexus Worldwide, one of the largest direct selling health and wellness companies in the world, recently hit a major milestone by donating 30 million meals through their Nourish One® initiative to people facing food insecurity through with every bag of Plexus Lean sold contributes a donation equivalent to 14 meals to Feeding America®, providing at least 1.5 million meals … [More]

Sundt Foundation Grants Awarded to 16 Phoenix Charities 

by Mike Hunter

The Sundt Foundation awarded $86,000 to 16 nonprofits in the Phoenix area during its current giving round. Established in 1999 as a way for employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work, the Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local Phoenix-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. The organization is funded primarily … [More]

Lack of Child Care Impacting Arizona’s Post-Pandemic Recovery 

by Steve Clemente

Child care is an essential service, and the pandemic has elevated awareness of the importance of quality early education and care to maintaining a thriving economy. One in three households is struggling to find the child care they need to return to work, according to a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … [More]

Sustainable Earth Platform Empowers Small Business

by Mike Hunter 

Sustainable Earth, a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Wells Fargo, aims to make expert-level sustainability news, research, and education relatable and accessible to consumers, small businesses and educators, with the goal of providing ways for them to take direct action toward creating a more sustainable future. With content produced by ASU … [More]

New High-Vibe Burger Concept in Town

by Mike Hunter

Hamburgers are, arguably, America’s favorite food. And not only can they be served in a variety of sizes, shapes and sandwich accoutrements, they can be found throughout Phoenix in a vast array of restaurant concepts build around creating their own unique vibe to enhance the culinary experience. Sid’s Garage is the latest restaurant concept to shake things up on our burger … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – May Standouts

  Achievements Pomchies a Fastest-Growing Company Footprint Awarded for Sustainable Packaging Breakthrough Delta Dental of AZ’s Customer Call Center Tops in U.S., Canada Philanthropy Boeing Co. Grants $125K to Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach … [More]

Pomchies a Fastest-Growing Company 

Pomchies, the Valley-based fashion accessories and facial masks company, ranked No. 5 on the 2022 Inc. Regionals: Southwest list of the fastest-growing private companies. Heather Logan Clark created Pomchies in 2002 out of a desire to utilize the excess unused swimsuit material from her previous swimwear company. With the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, Pomchies launched the … [More]

Footprint Awarded for Sustainable Packaging Breakthrough

Footprint, a global materials science technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, was recently recognized with two awards from the Flexographic Technical Association. Footprint won the Sustainability Excellence Award and the Excellence in Flexographic Printing Award for its shelf-stable cup and print-to-fiber technology, a flexographic print process on molded … [More]

Delta Dental of AZ’s Customer Call Center Tops in U.S., Canada

Delta Dental of Arizona, the state’s largest dental insurance company, has received multiple awards in BenchmarkPortal’s Top Contact Center Contest for its ability to provide superior customer service to its members. In the 2022 competition, Delta Dental of Arizona earned first place in the prestigious “Top Contact Center” category for contact centers with 2 to 49 agents. In … [More]

Boeing Co. Grants $125K to Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach

The Boeing Company recently granted $125,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to support the healthcare system’s Homeless Youth Outreach program. This investment will allow HYO to provide primary and preventive medical services to Arizona’s homeless youth population, and is in alignment with Boeing’s mission to support outreach projects that directly improve access to quality … [More]

JPMorgan Chase Invests in Second Chance Hiring 

by RaeAnne Marsh

JPMorgan Chase recently brought to Phoenix its Second Chance program, previously launched in Chicago and Columbus. Operating in collaboration with Phoenix-based nonprofits to provide career coaching and more, the community-based hiring model Phoenix will help remove barriers for qualified people with criminal backgrounds to secure employment at JPMorgan Chase — if their … [More]

Adamo Ed Offers innovative Micro-School Model

by Mike Hunter

Adamo Education is the “next evolution of learning,” combining elements from traditional, online and home school education models to create a positive, personalized environment where children love to learn, according to its founder and CEO Tamara Becker, an educator with 25 years of experience in traditional, charter, online and hybrid school models. The multi-age micro … [More]

Banks and Credit Unions: Understanding the Differences

by Mike Hunter

Bank or credit union? That’s a question most will have when deciding where to begin their financial journey.  Credit unions are often misunderstood. In fact, some common misconceptions about credit unions are that strict requirements exist for membership and that credit unions don’t have up-to-date technology. Both may have been true in the past but are no longer the case. … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – April Standouts

  Achievements NAIOP Arizona Honored at Industry Merit Awards Have Her Back One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies  Camelot Homes Receives Top Honors in Homebuyers’ Choice Awards  Philanthropy ProShred Arizona Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona  Cox Techs Install Critical Technology for the First 3D Printed Home in Arizona … [More]

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